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GSI Collapsible Java Drip

rated 5 of 5 stars This is it! If you're looking for a great cup-o-Joe on the trail, this is the product that will do it for you. My wife works in a nice kitchen…
GSI Collapsible Java Drip
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Aerobie AeroPress

rated 5 of 5 stars The best cup of espresso you'll ever make on the trail, but there's a trick to using it. There's a trick to making the best use of this. Don't…
Aerobie AeroPress
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Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Of all the fleece vests I have owned, this is one. So I usually wear Columbia fleece vests that I pay about twenty bucks for on sale. Mine…
Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 3 of 5 stars A $29 tent that, with minor modifications, weighs 1 lb. 15 oz. packed. I actually bought this in the '90s for a canoe trip that I did not take…
Wenzel StarLite
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Serrano Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile jacket — excels as a mid-layer, can be used as an outer layer in cool conditions. I have had this jacket for a year now and have…
 
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a boot person and over the years I have tried many different brands without finding what I was looking for, comfort, protection, stability…
Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
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Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchase new in the late eighties, still going strong. I know this stove isn't new gear, but it is still the only small stove that I own and…
 
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Trangia 27-5 UL

rated 4 of 5 stars Cheap, quiet, very light. Photo: Non-Stick Trangia for Two People in Action I have two Trangias, one is the Mini which I use just for myself,…
Trangia 27-5 UL
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GoLite Shangri-La 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good three-season tarp/tent but ventilation could be improved. A roomy nest, but the door needs improving. I bought this tent as a deluxe,…
GoLite Shangri-La 2
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Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a midweight merino wool/polyester blend base layer that Patagonia just reintroduced (yet inexplicably but happily put in the 50% off…
Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Crew
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pad has it all... comfort, warmth, durability. I have used this pad for a few months now and it has been a great pad for me. It has the…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season
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Osprey Talon 11

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this pack for very long distance unsupported trail runs. I am new at this distance and and will likely never be a professional.
Osprey Talon 11
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Kayland Explore GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I recently tested a pair of Kayland Explore GTX hiking boots. They have a Vibram sole, a Gore-Tex membrane, and are made out of suede and synthetic…
Kayland Explore GTX
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars These trekking poles are awesome! Perfect for those ounce counters! The foam handles are very comfortable and you can still grip them when your…
Black Diamond Distance
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The North Face Minibus 33

rated 5 of 5 stars I searched for a tent for literally years before investing in one that costs so much. Then I actually found this for almost half of retail.
The North Face Minibus 33
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Standing Room 100 Hanging Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I discovered also the Ozark Trail hanging tent from Walmart is no longer available. However, a new hanging tent is now available! This "new"…
 
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Happy camper. I purchased the GoLite Shangri-La 3 for its light weight and features for me to try out my ideas for "small wood stoves for a…
GoLite Shangri-La 3
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Petzl Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars I got the Petzl Ascension ascender to replace my prussik cords for jugging fixed lines. In my search, I tried out numerous types of ascending…
Petzl Ascension
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Hilleberg Allak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this tent looks like. lol. after i got this tent, set it up once in the basement, to try and…
Hilleberg Allak
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Eddie Bauer's First Ascent has slowly but surely over the last 2 years built itself a quality line of outerwear that competes very nicely with…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest
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The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars I own four pairs of these pants. They look good, they're durable, comfortable, versatile, water repellent and the construction is top notch.
The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent filtration system. In my mind, water purification is the toughest place to find the perfect piece of gear —  chemicals…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars The shoulder straps are a very thin material and completely perforated. This is great for weight, and perhaps not so great for your shoulders.
REI Flash 18 Pack
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Meindl Super Perfekt

rated 5 of 5 stars I researched the web for ages before buying these boots. It's hard to find good info, and these few reviews below were a large part of what…
 
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4 of 5 stars
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pros, light adaptable to ultra light with only fly and footprint quick easy to set up two doors/vestibules lots of mesh Cons, could be just…
Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1
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Black Diamond Megamid

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been climbing, kayaking, and backcountry skiing all over the Western Hemisphere for about 35 years, and my Megamid is one of my favorite…
Black Diamond Megamid
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Hi-Tec Canyon WP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've had these boots (or a similar/older model - 71141/v005/179) for close to 5 years now and they've served me well with medium usage. In fact,…
Hi-Tec Canyon WP
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this tent. Light weight: 3lbs 12oz shaved about 3lbs off my pack weight. Easy set up: First time was in the dark with 30 MPH gusts. Warm…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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UCO Original Candle Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars There is a poetic quaintness in low-tech. It is within nature; not outside of it. The soft glow of a candle is unintrusive. No batteries, switches,…
UCO Original Candle Lantern
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GoLite Quest

rated 4 of 5 stars I used the Quest this summer for five months straight when I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles). The pack served me well. It is sturdy…
GoLite Quest
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Giga Tent Yellowstone

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I picked up this tent new for half price. And I only used it 2 times, as it didn't fit my needs. Pros Nice stitching. Everything was were it…
Giga Tent Yellowstone
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Rick La Belle Rock Climbs of Central Washington

rated 4 of 5 stars I just got this book on long tern "loan" from a guy at work who is too busy to use it. To be honest, I don't really plan on returning it. Does…
Rick La Belle Rock Climbs of Central Washington
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Integral Designs eVent Shortie Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars I could not be happier with these inexpensive yet highly effective gaiters. I purchased these to keep splash/mud/debris out of the tops of my…
 
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater

rated 5 of 5 stars I prefer this jacket over Patagonia's down sweater primarily due to the price point — the construction, material, and fill are almost the…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater
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Highgear Solar Pod

rated 0.5 of 5 stars This is a good looking device used best as a door stop. It does not charge. It has no functional use in the pack. The only reason this even…
Highgear Solar Pod
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Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars This parka is unsuitable for any athletic exploits, save for low-exertion walking/skiing. I have one — and it lives up to the hype as far…
Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought the 30" Lightning Ascent 'shoes after sliding on a steep Nevada slope in my Atlas 'shoes and injuring my shoulder. The Ascents are…
MSR Lightning Ascent
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Lowa Civetta GTX Extreme

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased the Lowa Civetta GTX Extremes in 2004. I take a U.S. size 15, so I didn't have much choice in the matter — at the time Lowa was…
Lowa Civetta GTX Extreme
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Fischer BCX 6

rated 5 of 5 stars After several outings in less-than-optimal boots, I found these. I originally planned on getting the Rossignol BC X-5 but could not find my…
Fischer BCX 6
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Loki Mountain Hoodie

rated 3 of 5 stars I think this will be the last time I purchase anything from LOKI.  The products are cool and all but they are definitely not worth the price.
Loki Mountain Hoodie
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Marmot Baffin Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars If you want a lightweight, warm, good looking, functional, and highly compressible jacket, get the Marmot Baffin. This jacket compresses as…
Marmot Baffin Jacket
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Gregory Z35

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased the Z35 to replace an Osprey Stratos 36. The Gregory fit me so much better than the Stratos and the Stratos lacked the…
Gregory Z35
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Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A true 'barefoot' shoe with a tough sole that is good for trails, provided they're not too muddy. The very 'precise' fit makes them a good shoe…
Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove
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KA-BAR Full-size USMC Ka-Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I know most folks wouldn't go backpacking with a knife this large — the blade itself is 7" long, the overall length is nearly a foot, and…
 
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Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my lightweight quilt. I have always used sleeping bags on my hiking and camping trips. A few years ago I started to lighten my load.
Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt
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Alico Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars I'll second a lot of opinions here, however... Came to this site, as I'm looking for another pair, got 5-6 years out of my first, including…
 
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Kelty Compression Stuff Sacks

rated 3 of 5 stars This review is for the EXTRA LARGE (11" x 22") compression sack. I admit it, I'm fairly cheap. Buying this stuff sack was an effort to salvage…
Kelty Compression Stuff Sacks
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars I don't like wearing sunglasses when I hike — invariably they distort my vision. Since much of my hiking is in the bright Sierra sun, I need…
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Therm-a-Rest Alpine Down Blanket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Therm-a-Rest sleep systems include various combinations of insulation, pads, and pillows for different temperatures, climates, and activities.
Therm-a-Rest Alpine Down Blanket
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After test-driving the BA Fly Creek UL2, and not being satisfied that it was sufficiently free-standing, I tried the Copper Spur UL2 and was…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3

rated 5 of 5 stars I am writing this to help other buyers. I was looking for a backcountry tent for me and my wife, and was willing to spend around $500 (CAN)…
Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3
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Lowe Alpine Paradigm Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These pants are made of LA's proprietary Stormweave Softshell Fabric, with a very soft brushed interior. It wicks/breathes voraciously, better…
Lowe Alpine Paradigm Pant
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Asolo FSN 95 GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars I'm on my second pair of these and never had problems with delamination. However, I did replace the first pair after one year of use due to…
Asolo FSN 95 GTX
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to use is a gross understatement. I had to break out my SVEA 123 last trip just to get a feeling for a stove that would take more than…
MSR PocketRocket
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I spent the last two weeks camping in Great Smoky Mtns. N.P., my twenty-five year old WhisperLite fed me every day. As others here have noted,…
MSR WhisperLite
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Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this water filter for about 4 years now. It has held up fairly well. Recently the intake valve broke and the company replaced the…
Katadyn Hiker
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Kelty Salida 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just starting to get into backpacking and was looking for a good, sturdy, waterproof/resistant and lightweight tent for a reasonable price.
Kelty Salida 2
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Keen Oregon PCT

rated 2 of 5 stars I bought these boots to use for backpacking only. After searching high and low for affordable comfort and support I chose the Oregons. The fit…
Keen Oregon PCT
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ZPacks HexaNet

rated 5 of 5 stars ZPacks Hexamid Solo TarpZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter It was not all that long ago when the thought of a fully enclosed bug net weighing two…
 
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Mystery Ranch Glacier

rated 5 of 5 stars Stunningly well made backpack — American made in an age of Chinese imitations, with the most flawless fit, finish, function and design of…
Mystery Ranch Glacier
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Ozark Trail Hiker Dome

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for 7 years and it's never leaked once. In fact, I stumbled across this review section looking to replace the poles which…
 
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GoLite Shangri-La 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an awesome minimalist shelter. At just over a pound, very compact, waterproof, and versatile, I don't think I could be more satisfied…
GoLite Shangri-La 1
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

rated 4 of 5 stars Therm-a-Rest sleep systems include various combinations of insulation, pads, and pillows for different temperatures, climates, and activities.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season
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JanSport D2

rated 2 of 5 stars Overall feel of pack was cheap, the hip supports weren't bent at the same angles as each other and the the pack bag sewing and construction…
JanSport D2
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Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek

rated 5 of 5 stars Having gotten on board the Vibram Five-Fingers train very much at the beginning, I have nearly two years' experience walking and running in…
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars How many things do you own that always work as they're supposed to, and always have worked for more than 30 yrs?  Probably not too many. …
Optimus Svea
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 5 of 5 stars I often travel solo. There are many lightweight tents available but few that are truly four season tents. The Hilleberg Soulo is a tent for…
Hilleberg Soulo
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NEMO Tenshi

rated 5 of 5 stars I just got back from a successful climb on the West Ridge of Mt Hunter in Alaska. This route was beefy. I used the Tenshi during the 6 days…
NEMO Tenshi
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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased the Gatewood Cape Poncho-Tarp with the Serenity Net Tent interior screen-tent with bathtub floor. I love this concept, and in practice…
 
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a "one cup a day" guy, a good morning jolt is all I need. These little packets provide plenty of punch, and with its contents darn near…
Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic!! This is instant coffee for coffee lovers. Actual strong coffee on the trail. I've tried many other instant coffees before and they…
Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Marmot Helium MemBrain

rated 5 of 5 stars This thing is like a dream. Waterproof outside, breathable and comfortable inside. The MemBrain lining, although I'm not sure if it's worth…
Marmot Helium MemBrain
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars What a great pack! Purchased one as soon as I found out that JanSport was making them again.  I collect old JS packs and this bag is outstanding.
JanSport D2
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Merrell Chameleon 3 Ventilator

rated 5 of 5 stars Wet, dry, hot , cold... doesn't matter.  Rocks, wet turf, tricky, slick... doesn't matter.  Long hike... doesn't matter.  These are the best…
Merrell Chameleon 3 Ventilator
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I year and a half ago, I wanted to get into backpacking, but didn't want to spend a fortune on gear.  I also knew that since I was hoping to…
GoLite Pinnacle
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym

rated 2 of 5 stars After hearing a number of people talk about Hennessy Hammocks, I decided to give one a try. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed in what…
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
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Asolo Synchro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars My pet peeve is reading someone's negative review of a product only to find out that they didn't buy the correct product to begin with. This…
Asolo Synchro GTX
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very good choice for my needs for MX (plated) dirt bike camping. Ultra light, with NeoAir stuff sack wt = 14-1/8oz Ultra small packed…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Marmot Trestles 15

rated 5 of 5 stars This is actually a great bag.  I have had it now for 2 years and have used it extensively and it barely shows any wear.  I have used it in…
Marmot Trestles 15
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Brunton Restore

rated 4 of 5 stars The Brunton Restore harvests sunshine into a compact and lightweight solar-powered portable power supply that can be charged indoors or out.
Brunton Restore
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Avalanche Wear Aegis Hooded Soft Shell

rated 2.5 of 5 stars After a year it's a sponge. I UPDATED THIS REVIEW AFTER A YEAR OF OWNERSHIP. UPDATES ARE IN BOLD I got this on clearance at Big 5 for $35 Retail.
 
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Tentipi Safir 7 CP

rated 4 of 5 stars The Tentipi Safir 7 in cotton-poly blended fabric from Sweden. There is a smaller Safir 5 & larger 9 and the tents also come in a lightweight…
 
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Marmot Yukon Parka

rated 2 of 5 stars I live in Chicago where temps can drop below zero in the winter and the wind off the lake can be a killer. My old parka was starting to fall…
Marmot Yukon Parka
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Lowa Renegade GTX Mid

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Boot Survey: Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Evan Morkel (M.A. [Environmental Science], Union Internationale Des Associations D’Alpinisme affiliate…
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
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Clif Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars There are many things that factor into having an enjoyable outdoor trip. Some of them we can control, and some we can't. One of the things we…
Clif Bar
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GoLite Quest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I ordered the Quest with the intent of lightening my entire pack load, including the pack itself. The Quest weighs in at just over 3 lbs, which…
GoLite Quest
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Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars In the 1980s, Opinel folding knives were a camping store fad in North America, and I fell for them hook line and sinker. Since then, I've always…
Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife
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Coghlan's Camp Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars In the 1980s, Opinel folding knives were a camping store fad in North America, and I fell for them hook line and sinker. Since then, I've always…
Coghlan's Camp Knife
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Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew

rated 3 of 5 stars After a combined 700 miles of hiking, backpacking, and trail running, the Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew and Mini Crew socks remained well constructed…
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew
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MSR Hubba Hubba

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my MSR Hubba Hubba from HumbleOutdoors for $237 w/free MSR Footprint MSR really perfected this design, which has yet to be surpassed…
MSR Hubba Hubba
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this excellent headlamp for two seasons of New England AT section hikes in winter. I often find myself walking into the night. I…
Petzl Tikka XP 2
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Therm-a-Rest ToughSkin

rated 5 of 5 stars I am Active Duty in the US Marine Corps. I purchased this pad a few years ago for trip to the Big Island of Hawaii for training due to the fact…
Therm-a-Rest ToughSkin
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Mountain Hardwear Epic Gloves

rated 4 of 5 stars Good for wet, cool days I need some gloves for when its wet and not especially cold. These are it. Though they are a bad choice for sitting…
Mountain Hardwear Epic Gloves
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CamelBak Groove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The "Better Bottle" just got "Bestest". This is a natural evolution of Camebak's Better Bottle. The bottle itself is BPA free Tritan, so worry…
CamelBak Groove
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove has never failed me. It may be a little heavier than other, newer stoves, but when it counts (like in the winter or other bad weather)…
Optimus Svea
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've been using this stove for about a decade since a Coleman Peak1 died on a trip. These stoves really do simmer (stunning, from MSR). They…
MSR DragonFly
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I keep searching for this stove at yard sales and on ebay. When I get them home, I completely clean them with a mixture of catsup and vinegar…
Optimus Svea
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MSR WindPro

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this stove from REI over a year ago and have used it for work, backpacking, and kayaking. I also own a Soto Micro Regulator and…
MSR WindPro
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Coleman Solo Cook Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars So I picked this up on a whim one day and thought it might be a good two pot system for cooking on stoves and coals.  If it got too messed…
Coleman Solo Cook Kit
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