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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars Will fit Big Agnes valves. Makes inflating your mattress pad easy and quick. I am happy to say that it fits the Big Agnes valve, but it is a…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit
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Big Agnes Pearl

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This sleeping bag is a good bag for people who are looking for a light bag in not-too-cold weather and not-too-wet weather. I would recommend…
Big Agnes Pearl
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Coleman SunDome 4 Tent 9' x 7'

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a decent 3-season tent, it's not great, but it's not bad either. Somewhere along the middle as far as quality goes. It's easy to set…
Coleman SunDome 4 Tent 9' x 7'
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect ultralight alternative to a tent! I never thought I would turn to hammocks until I borrowed a friend's on an overnight trip in the Appalachians.
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect convertible pack for day hikes or ultralighting! Day hikes, bike trips, or just needing a good stuff sack...this pack is perfect! It…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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Klymit Inertia X-Lite

rated 3 of 5 stars It would probably work for a very small person who does not move around too much while sleeping. I am trying to go as ultralight as possible,…
Klymit Inertia X-Lite
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Ursack S29 AllWhite

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used the AllWhite in the Adirondacks, home of Yellow-Yellow, the black bear who opens the BearVault, for about 100 nights. Just last…
Ursack  S29 AllWhite
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Craghoppers Basecamp Shorts

rated 3 of 5 stars The Craghoppers Basecamp are a well constructed pair of lightweight hiking/walking shorts for the budget conscious outdoor enthusiast. They…
Craghoppers Basecamp Shorts
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White Box Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A lightweight, dirt simple alcohol stove that does what it's supposed to do (boil water) but not a bit more. Best for making hot drinks and…
White Box Stove
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VauDe Rock Ultralight 25

rated 4 of 5 stars If you're looking for a near-gossamer day/one night pack that's built like a tank, stop. I found it for you. The VauDe Rock Ultralight 25 is…
VauDe Rock Ultralight 25
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Arc'teryx Bora 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Arc'teryx left no stone unturned. I picked up a Bora 80 on end of season closeout, and apparently they aren't making them anymore. I feel lucky…
Arc'teryx Bora 80
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Black Diamond Demon Duffel

rated 5 of 5 stars (Nearly) perfect rope and gear bag. This is just what I wanted when looking for a rope bag. It has everything I wanted: a ton of storage, integrated…
Black Diamond Demon Duffel
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Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great knife that you won't be afraid to abuse as a reliable tool. After considering purchasing a more expensive knife like an Ontario or KaBar…
Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife
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Galibier Super Rando

rated 5 of 5 stars Galibier boots are still available! Do you remember Galibier boots from the 1970s and '80s? They made classic mountaineering boots, full leather,…
Galibier Super Rando
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Teva Hurricane XLT

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable and easy put-on-and-go sandals that are great for anything from a casual work environment to randomly hitting a trail for a day…
Teva Hurricane XLT
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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall, this bag was an excellent fit for me — a lightweight bag which still has a large capacity and excellent suspension. Additionally,…
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
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Osprey Exos 46

rated 5 of 5 stars The Osprey Exos 46 was surprisingly versatile for me (57-year-old female) as I moved into lighter backpacking on a 9 day solo trip in California's…
Osprey Exos 46
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Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Convertible Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Most comfortable convertibles I have ever purchased! I was looking for a new pair of convertable pants for my upcoming trip to Maine. While…
Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Convertible Pant
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Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great piece of gear. I have had the opportunity to use the All Terrain Hybrid Shelter as a hammock, a rainfly, and a bivy. The Shelter's…
Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter
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Millet Khumbu 65 + 10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I consider Millet Khumbu the best traveling backpack I have owned so far. Being made of Cordura (new models of Kodura) it is very durable. It…
Millet Khumbu 65 + 10
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Craghoppers Kiwi 3-in-1 Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable well built 3-in-1 system from Craghoppers which presents excellent value for money. Jacket is longer-cut with subtle looks…
Craghoppers Kiwi 3-in-1 Jacket
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Garmin eTrex 30

rated 5 of 5 stars The Garmin eTrex 30 is a versatile, featured loaded, budget friendly GPS. It has many of the bells and whistles of the nicer models, but with…
Garmin eTrex 30
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Evernew Ti Non-Stick Pot .9L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great super lightweight cookware... Hard to find these days. These pots were pretty commonplace some years ago, but are hard to come by now.
Evernew Ti Non-Stick Pot .9L
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Light My Fire Outdoor Meal Kit

rated 3 of 5 stars It'll hold enough 'wares' for two people per meal—bowl, cup, two plates. It's not excessively heavy, though it's no feather either. Ours didn't…
Light My Fire Outdoor Meal Kit
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SOG PowerLock

rated 4 of 5 stars Very good quality components and assembly. Most tools are usable, the powerlock feature really makes a difference in using the can and bottle…
SOG PowerLock
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this tent for two years and have used it extensively in Pennsylvania and in all types of weather. It is a great little tent that…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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Leki Trail Antishock

rated 4 of 5 stars A light, sturdy, rock-solid pole that carries nicely and performs ably. The Leki Trail (AS) has proven to be a bit more than I expected, I'll…
Leki Trail Antishock
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Eureka! Tetragon 1210

rated 4 of 5 stars This tent has been a good performer over the years I've had it (6 at the time of writing). It is roomy, easy to set up, and the overall quality…
Eureka! Tetragon 1210
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Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good budget day pack that gets the job done. The Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0 is a budget friendly day pack that can actually hold up to some…
Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0
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Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great ultralight bag that can serve many functions thereby reducing the total weight of your load during longer hauls. However it's…
Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack
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Big Agnes Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Packs small, about the size of a 1L bottle, doesn't take long to inflate and really gives you a luxurious sleep! We recently switched our self-inflatable…
Big Agnes Air Core
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KA-BAR Becker Companion

rated 4 of 5 stars A great knife, if you use it for the right purpose. I've had the Companion for a little over a year now and have gotten to use it more than…
KA-BAR Becker Companion
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Pedco UltraPod I

rated 4 of 5 stars A portable lightweight tripod that folds up small enough to toss in a coat pocket and versatile enough to position a camera in almost any angle.
Pedco UltraPod I
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Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Arms

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Way2Cool sleeves are a rather unique product designed to help keep you cool. They are made with a fabric that Mountain Hardwear calls Cool…
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Arms
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Berghaus Caudale Half-Zip Fleece Pullover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Berghaus Caudale is a lightweight microfleece midlayer weighing in at a reported 322g (according to Berghaus), but offering a great warmth-to-weight…
Berghaus Caudale Half-Zip Fleece Pullover
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent stove system which achieves a small footprint in your backpack and promotes lightweight backpacking and mobility. Our scout group…
Primus EtaExpress
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LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very stable platform and can handle rough water with the best of them. I own a guided sea kayaking company in northwest Montana. I…
LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5
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Keen Targhee II

rated 4 of 5 stars These are great shoes for hiking and really protect your feet if you are hiking in rocky terrain. They breathe well, and dry quickly. The soles…
Keen Targhee II
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Osprey Stratos 24

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A great ride daypack with limited storage, but wonderful airflow and good hydration options. I've had this pack for about 5 years and it went…
Osprey Stratos 24
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MSR Flex Skillet

rated 4 of 5 stars A good skillet if you want to do more than “one pot cooking” in the backcountry. It is lightweight and easy to clean. When I bought this…
MSR Flex Skillet
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Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Way2Cool Tank is a running top made with a fabric using Cool Q ZERO (“a cooling agent”) it is also finished with an antimicrobial agent.
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank
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Garmin Fenix

rated 5 of 5 stars The standard of excellence in GPS/Navigational watches. A "must have" for the hunter, backpacker, or woodsman. Garmin Fenix is quite possible…
Garmin Fenix
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Lowe Alpine Airzone 35

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A simple, effective and comfortable day pack that can also be used for longer trips. The Airzone 35 is comfortable and practical. I really can't…
Lowe Alpine Airzone 35
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Grivel X Monster

rated 3 of 5 stars I've used these axes in mixed conditions and on ice and found they perform very differently. On ice they are the perfect level of aggressive…
Grivel X Monster
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 3 of 5 stars Relatively lightweight internal frame pack that is much heavier than other frameless ultralight options, but does not provide the stability/suspension…
Osprey Talon 44
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Mountain Hardwear Chiller Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Chiller Long Sleeve shirt is designed to help you stay cool when it is hot out while providing SPF 40 protection from UV rays. At just 9…
Mountain Hardwear Chiller Long Sleeve Shirt
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Bahco Laplander Folding Saw

rated 5 of 5 stars This saw is super sharp. It seems to have been ergonomically designed. It's small enough to fit inside a day pack, but large enough to process…
Bahco Laplander Folding Saw
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The North Face Cat's Meow

rated 5 of 5 stars Best synthetic bag for the price. I got this bag for my first 'real' backpacking bag and used it over 1400 miles on the PCT (border to Sierra…
The North Face Cat's Meow
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Black Diamond Speed 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for everything from day hiking to alpine climbing. I've had this pack for 3 years. I have climbed multipitch in summer and winter,…
Black Diamond Speed 30
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Platypus SoftBottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This lightweight bottle is well designed with surprisingly nice features. It is a good replacement in terms of weight and flexibility to traditional…
Platypus SoftBottle
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REI Travel Sack +55

rated 3 of 5 stars A lightweight, relatively inexpensive "55°F" sleeping bag/liner that provides me with a number of options in summer and winter conditions.
REI Travel Sack +55
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Danner Mountain Light II

rated 3 of 5 stars High quality, but high maintenance. If you don't plan on being able to maintain the leather regularly, get a cheaper hiking boot that you'll…
Danner Mountain Light II
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Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am very pleased with it. It's water resistant (for rain), it has 3 brightness settings, and another button for super bright mode (must hold…
Petzl TacTikka XP
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Bridgedale Bamboo Lo

rated 4 of 5 stars A very soft, comfortable, reasonably hard-wearing sock that keeps feet cool and dry. Overall a good product, which can be found for a reasonable…
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo
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The North Face Rock 32

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love the all mesh top. It's great for those hot summer nights. On nights when it sprinkles a little, it usually doesn't matter because the…
The North Face Rock 32
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Platypus Sprinter X.T. 35.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Whether you're out on a day hike, bike ride, or even an overnight backpacking trip, the Platypus Sprinter XT 35 is a great pack that has many…
Platypus Sprinter X.T. 35.0
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 5 of 5 stars For cutting pack weight, this is a wonderful choice. To make the transition to this pack, you already need to have your pack weight down to…
GoLite Jam 50L
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Bahco Laplander Folding Saw

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great, lightweight handsaw to toss in your pack. It works well at cutting wood for a fire as well as clearing smaller sized blowdown from…
Bahco Laplander Folding Saw
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Trek Light Gear Single Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent and comfortable hammock for everyone. I've brought this with me on site camping trips with my sons and they love sleeping…
Trek Light Gear Single Hammock
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Craghoppers Basecamp Trousers

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, fast drying, well constructed hiking trousers ideal for late-spring, summer, early autumn hiking. Very comfortable, good looking…
Craghoppers Basecamp Trousers
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Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers

rated 5 of 5 stars Great looking, comfortable, well designed "softshell-like" pants ideal for hiking, but inconspicuous enough for daily wear. Very comfortable…
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers
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GSI Halulite Microdualist Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Compact, light and convenient. Perfect Trekkers cookset. I bought this a couple of years ago and fell in love with it! I'm able to pack my entire…
GSI Halulite Microdualist Cookset
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4 of 5 stars My first impressions are very positive on the Grand Mesa 2. Roomy, well-made and while not the lightest tent out there at all, it has an excellent…
Kelty Grand Mesa 2
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Guyot Designs Squishy Pet Bowl

rated 5 of 5 stars These food grade silicone bowls are great! They can be squished, rolled, folded up, thrown in a corner of a bag and bounce back into shape when…
Guyot Designs Squishy Pet Bowl
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pillow

rated 3 of 5 stars This pillow is a lightweight product that follows the theme of the very popular NeoAir mattress line. It is compact when rolled up, comes with…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pillow
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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, strong tent stake with good holding power. A tent stake is a low-key, basic item that just needs to work. These do.  A tent stake…
MSR Groundhog Tent Stake
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2 comments
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Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally an exercise drink with real ingredients and no bellyache Oh great, another sports drink! A powdered mix of something you can’t pronounce…
Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix
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Scarpa Spark GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great scrambling/approach shoes. Perfect for mud runs. The trail is rocky, and now that the Sun is rising I can finally see it. The red sky…
Scarpa Spark GTX
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Trangia 27-8 UL/HA

rated 5 of 5 stars An ideal, reasonably lightweight cooking system for those who are willing to carry a bit of extra weight in order to have everything, but the…
Trangia 27-8 UL/HA
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NRS Baron 4

rated 5 of 5 stars The Baron 4, from NRS, is an inflatable SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard). At 11'4"L X 3'W X 4"T; 26.6lbs. this inflatable beauty is portable enough…
NRS Baron 4
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Mountain Hardwear Trango 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a really well built tent, very sturdy, but really not lightweight as it's not intended to be for backpacking and much less for expedition.
Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
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Chinook Long Star 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars Easiest tent to pitch, ever! Lots of space for what you're carrying and room for 2 bigger people. Gives the option to leave the rainfly and…
Chinook Long Star 3P
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sawyer Squeeze filter system is a lightweight and effective alternative to traditional pump filters. It works well for long distance hikers…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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Kelty Gunnison 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This thing does it all. This was my first major backpacking purchase way back in 2004. Everything up to this tent was found at yard sales, bought…
Kelty Gunnison 2
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REI Flex Lite Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars This chair is great! It's light and compact. Perfect for backpacking. This chair is great! It's light and compact. I ended up just strapping…
REI Flex Lite Chair
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great stove for all around use. I bought this stove in about 2008. It's been my go-to stove ever since.  Easy to setup, easy to light, easy…
MSR PocketRocket
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Keen Erickson PCT

rated 3 of 5 stars Seriously waterproof, no rub points, and a decent price. They look a little duck-bill-y and I sweat in them, but they're full leather with a…
Keen Erickson PCT
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Optimus Hiker+

rated 5 of 5 stars I was in the US Army Special Forces and 82nd Airborne Division from 1980-1987. During that time I carried an Optimus Hiker that I bought in…
Optimus Hiker+
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Trangia 27-5 UL

rated 5 of 5 stars A complete cook system that is quiet and efficient. Always a pleasure to be around. I'm an "Outdoor Professional" having worked as an Outward…
Trangia 27-5 UL
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 5 of 5 stars Very well designed, easy to use # season tent. I've been using and working with the Gunnison 2 since this model first came out about 8 years…
Kelty Gunnison 2.1
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Granite Gear eVent Sil Compression DrySack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome waterproof compression drysack. Ultralight and shaped to pack better than ever. Fighting to fit everything in my pack from day one,…
Granite Gear eVent Sil Compression DrySack
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight and horizontal baffles made it the most comfortable pad to date IMO. OK, so after using Big Agnes insulated and non insulated…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Exped SynMat UL 7

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, durable, warm and comfortable UL sleeping pad. Me:  I'm not exactly a UL hiker - 5' 10" and 220 pounds. I move throughout the night…
Exped SynMat UL 7
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Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket is a lightweight waterproof/breathable jacket featuring Mountain Hardwear's Dry-Q technology, with an internal…
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 3 of 5 stars TL;DR - nice warm and light pad, best for those thinner hikers that don't move around much at night. Me: I'm not exactly a UL hiker - 5' 10"…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Osprey Aether 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable over adverse terrain with a heavy load. Packs gear enough for two people for a weekend without flinching. Compression straps…
Osprey Aether 70
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Berghaus Remote 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight fully featured backpack/daypack at an affordable price. Marketed as both a laptop bag (not very good for that) and as a daypack…
Berghaus Remote 20
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Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 tent is all about the weight... or lack of. At less than 2 pounds, it's truly an ultra light 2-person tent. This is…
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum
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Wenzel Camp Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars An ultra-light (7oz) , minimalist sleeping pad that surprised me with both its quality and its price ($12). Anyone seeking to move into ultralight…
Wenzel Camp Pad
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CamelBak Fourteener

rated 4 of 5 stars Well-made backpack that holds its shape and controls the load very well. Mesh back pad gives almost framepack rigidity while keeping your back…
CamelBak Fourteener
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Deuter ACT Lite 65+10

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 is, as the name implies, relatively light for a pack of its size (though not ultra light). Some comparable models…
Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Heavy, but bombproof, well-designed and useful year-round. I've had this tent for 2 years now, and have used it in winter and summer. It's advertised…
Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3
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MSR Hubba Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It breathes well and setup is no sweat either. What I always say when people ask me about the Hubba Hubba: "You could pitch this drunk in the…
MSR Hubba Hubba
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Lowe Alpine Nanon ND 50:60

rated 4 of 5 stars A rugged multiday/weekend pack. It weighs nothing, and held everything. I bought this pack initially because I needed one that I could use traveling…
Lowe Alpine Nanon ND 50:60
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Jacks 'R' Better Katahdin Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars The product is beautifully constructed of quality materials, and with great detail to comfort as well as function. The seller made himself completely…
Jacks 'R' Better Katahdin Quilt
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The North Face Single-Track Hayasa

rated 3 of 5 stars A minimal shoe with out-of-the-box comfort, with race day durability. The North Face seeded me a pair of these shoes because we were looking…
The North Face Single-Track Hayasa
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Weighing in at 6.3oz and costing under $30 caused me to rethink the value of titanium. This cookset may be the last I ever own! I was searching…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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The North Face Meru Paclite Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is very light, has high pockets for hiking with your hands elevated, and rolls up into a pretty small ball. The zipper is a little…
The North Face Meru Paclite Jacket
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Stoic Hadron Down Anorak

rated 5 of 5 stars With an ultralight pertex quantum shell, 850 fill goose down, hood, and hand warmer pouch in front, the Hadron is extremely lightweight for…
Stoic Hadron Down Anorak
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Asolo Fugitive GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm fairly satisfied with these boots. I appreciate the good foot and ankle support during strenuous hiking. I've worn them in snow with gators…
Asolo Fugitive GTX
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