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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the greatest overall boot I've found in 30 years of climbing. It is amazingly light and comfortable (no blisters out of the box) yet…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased these boot to replace a very worn out pair of Merrell low top hikers. I was looking for something a bit tougher, though it didn’t…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4

rated 3 of 5 stars I have both the ProLite 4 long (for winter use) and the ProLite 3 shorter version for summer/all around. Obviously I like the pads enough to…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4
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Eureka! Apex 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for 5 years now and though I don't use it every weekend, it's seen a lot of ups and downs with plenty of rain and wind. I'm…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2
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ULA Equipment Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this pack for about a year now and I love it more every time I go out. I am a big guy, 5'11", 250lbs (sadly) and this pack fits great.
photo: ULA Equipment Circuit
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this expensive pad to help me sleep, as I don't sleep well on the trail. The pad took longer than I expected to blow up and was a chore…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove model debuted in 1955, so it isn't 100 years old, despite what you read on the web. People like to obsess over gear weight, but do…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars update 7-17-2013: After 3 years of using this stove for group backpacking trips as well as car camping with the family I would like to say this…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Under ideal conditions - i.e. practicing with it using my tap water - it did work great. Very fast, easy to pump, lightweight, the back flushing…
photo: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased an MSR E-Wing Shelter/Tarp and couldn't be happier with it! I trawled the internet searching for some information and a…
photo: MSR E-Wing
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Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bladder for my wildlife research job that requires long hikes every day in the Canyonlands of Utah. Ten times better than any…
photo: Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir
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NRS Pilot Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: NRS Pilot Knife
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle all rolled into one. So perfectly evolved the TNF has been making it for 20 years or something.
photo: The North Face VE 25
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photo: Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight / Watertight .3
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Black Diamond's Orbit lantern: Enjoy!
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this after realizing my 2xte was better suited as a solo (for me.) Everything I have stated (my review of the 2xte) holds true for…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE
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The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bag back in the mid 1980s when it first came out. It still has the old brown label on it and a Versatec shell. Back then the…
photo: The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars A great entry level tent if you are going to split the load with a hiking companion. If you are carrying this yourself look elsewhere. There…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Of course, as I often am w/ K9 products, I was skeptical at first. My concerns were soon gone. This pack fits well on my medium sized terrier…
photo: Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 2 of 5 stars I am a lifetime La Sportiva loyalist, however, the Trango Prime fell short on performance in my opinion. This spring on an attempt on the Liberty…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Prime
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent! Summary: Unique options for using the fly (folded half back over one "room", or folded half way up for shade/rain protection with…
photo: REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars I liked hammocks. I liked camping. I couldn't get completely comfortable in standard non-spreader bar hammocks due to the arc that exists even…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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Tarptent Rainbow

rated 5 of 5 stars Hard to beat this tarptent. It is super light (2 lbs) and super roomy for 1 (could hold 2 in a pinch) and it pitches very tight and storm-worthy.
photo: Tarptent Rainbow
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NEMO Losi 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent a few weeks ago, for a camping trip I will be going on in Congaree National park in South Carolina. However the weekend after…
photo: NEMO Losi 2P
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You will amaze your friends with how quickly it boils water, although you may not be able to hear their "oohs" and "aahs" over the burner roar.
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars This set is great for the money. It weighs about half of a pound, and has a very strong non-stick coating. It is very small, and just enough…
photo: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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Vargo Triad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does exactly what it says. One of these reviewers does not know SQUAT on alcohol stoves. FYI, hold a match or lighter under stove for a few…
photo: Vargo Triad
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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So I just got this tent the day I was going on a trip and pretty much tested it in every Canadian summer condition. I usually steer towards…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my Tadpole in 1994. It's the only piece of my travelling kit remaining from then. I've cycle toured in S.E. Asia extensively, France,…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The best stove to-date. This little puppy ignited first time immediately. Even when playing around adjusting the flame and the flame went out,…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars I currently own a number of vintage Optimus and Primus stoves. I have been around them and used them since the early 70s, camping with my family.
 
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Princeton Tec Apex

rated 2 of 5 stars Eight people used the Apex on an expedition to Papua New Guinea to explore remote caves. Upon receipt of the headlamps several of them were…
photo: Princeton Tec Apex
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say about Western Mountaineering, I first heard about these products through an online talk group and I must say I'm impressed. To…
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Hennessy Hammock Hennessy vs. Clark

rated 4 of 5 stars I switched over to hammock camping a couple of years ago. I have several tents and 2 Hennessy Hammocks and a Clark Jungle Hammock. I love them…
 
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Brooks Cascadia 9

rated 4 of 5 stars This may be the most comfortable shoe I've ever owned. Great for training, early morning walks, and light day hiking. My feet are notoriously…
photo: Brooks Men's Cascadia 9
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TOPS Knives Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft

rated 5 of 5 stars BEAST of a knife with fantastic edge retention! This knife DESTROYS any ESEE I've used and makes the BK2 seem derelict. BRILLIANT knife!!! I've…
photo: TOPS Knives Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft
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Joby Gorillapod Original

rated 3 of 5 stars I am actually on my third Gorillapod (explanation to follow!), and have been actually generally pleased with it. I use it for photos of our…
photo: Joby Gorillapod Original
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Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars The Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP pants are lightweight, waterproof, and breathable, and work equally well as rain pants or an outer shell for snow…
photo: Cabela's Dry-Plus MXP Pants
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Ruff Wear K-9 Float Coat

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, comfortable, and provides high visibility! Another fantastic product from Ruff Wear and probably my favorite of Shyla's gear! This…
photo: Ruff Wear K-9 Float Coat
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Exped Synmat WinterLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This Synmat Winterlite WL is excellent. Is does not ''mummy taper" as aggressively as others, so Lside-back-Rside rolling is not going to worm…
photo: Exped Synmat WinterLite
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Millet Radikal 32

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little climbing pack. Enough room to spend a night out rough and to bring all your toys with. Stable enough for climbing and biking while…
photo: Millet Radikal 32
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Lowe Alpine Contour IV

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, stable, comfortable, durable, easily adjustable (older version, not the new one). Bought the old one barely used maybe 20 years ago.
photo: Lowe Alpine Contour IV
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars This was quickly coined the "stupid chair" after I excitedly showed my dad my cool, new chair and he responded: "That's stupid." Here are all…
photo: Alite Monarch Chair
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Oboz Bridger BDry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought these boot just about a year ago and I'm quite pleased. Out of the box fit was good and a trip to REI got me into a size that was best.
photo: Oboz Men's Bridger BDry
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Gregory Alpinisto 35

rated 3 of 5 stars For slender not-too-tall people this is a good, even excellent, pack for general use. Taller and wider people most likely will experience problems…
photo: Gregory Alpinisto 35
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Snowline Chainsen Pro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best ice traction pull-ons I have found so far, much tougher than the others. A notch or two shy of crampons in a packable size and weight.
photo: Snowline Chainsen Pro
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Black Rock Gear Original Black Rock Hat

rated 5 of 5 stars The best of the best. Handmade with care in the USA by a small business. Excellent customer service. Crazy warm and soft. Does not squeeze your…
photo: Black Rock Gear Original Black Rock Hat
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EMS Velocity 1 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for when you have to sleep alone. I bought this tent to add to my backpacking arsenal because I was tired of carrying around a 2-person…
photo: EMS Velocity 1 Tent
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Marmot Alpinist Climbing Jacket III

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket has to be the most durable jacket I have ever owned. Marmot keeps replacing any ripped or burnt panel. Sometimes I can forgo a light…
 
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SIGG Steelworks Thermal .75 Liter Ring Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is my go-to insulated drinking vessel, especially for cold weather activities. It's the ideal size and does an outstanding job of keeping…
photo: SIGG Steelworks Thermal .75 Liter Ring Bottle
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Madshus Epoch

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile off-trail xcountry ski. This ski is identical to the Karhu XCD 10th Mountain. This ski is marketed as a hybrid between a telemark…
photo: Madshus Epoch
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Madshus Annum

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultimate off-trail xcountry ski: trail breaker/deep snow. I have been an avid nordic skier for over 30 years. My everyday skiing has always…
photo: Madshus Annum
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L.L.Bean Traverse Alpine Anorak

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This jacket was bought to replace an old (and falling apart), no longer waterproof, off-brand anorak, which I loved for winter hiking and snowshoeing.
photo: L.L.Bean Traverse Alpine Anorak
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Esbit Titanium Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest stove option out there, and it's cheap! At less than a half ounce, this stove is a wonder. If you are wanting to simmer food (actually…
photo: Esbit Titanium Stove
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iTP A3 EOS Flashlight

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultralight, half ounce AAA flashlight with 96 Lumens. This is one of the world's smallest and brightest mini flashlights.  2.5 inches long…
photo:   iTP A3 EOS Flashlight
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Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a light, packable, and well made rain jacket that is excellent for wind protection and light rain. This is a well made silnylon rain…
photo: Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell
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L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°

rated 4 of 5 stars Very happy with the flexibility we have with these sleeping bags. Good product! There are very few conventional rectangular sleeping bags out…
photo: L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°
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Asolo Shiraz GV Boot

rated 4 of 5 stars Solid, off-trail, 3-season backpacking boot. Kevlar performance for those who know. I wear euro size 46 and that's the boot size I own. Compared…
photo: Asolo Shiraz GV Boot
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Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this pack since the early '90s and it has served me well. I ended up getting Deuter's Act Lite 65+10 and shaved off about 3 pounds…
photo: Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90
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Osprey Ariel 55

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack, super comfortable, rugged. I have used this pack since 2003 on the Long Trail for overnight hikes of 2-4 days, carrying 25-32 lbs.
photo: Osprey Ariel 55
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ALPS Mountaineering Jagged Peak 2

rated 4 of 5 stars A relatively lightweight, easy to set up tent with adequate room for two. The rain fly provides excellent protection, and a small and a large…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Jagged Peak 2
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Salomon XA Pro 3D

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are my now go-to hiking and backpacking shoes that replaced my boots. It's also nice that they double as trail running shoes as needed.
photo: Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D
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White Sierra Trail Convertible Pant

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Comfortable, fast drying nylon pants which can be converted to shorts by zipping off the legs. Reasonably priced, but fully functional. Great…
photo: White Sierra Men's Trail Convertible Pant
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CEP Compression Running Sock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A sock that speeds up recovery and keeps your legs/feet stable and feeling fresh during a long run. The first thing I noticed about CEP socks…
photo: CEP Women's Compression Running Sock
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Dynafit MS Feline Gore-Tex

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Tread like a buzzsaw and tears up the trails. I finally decided to get a new set of trail shoes since the old ones had been worn bald and were…
photo: Dynafit MS Feline Gore-Tex
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Petzl Zipka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Zipka 2 is a great little, and I do mean little, headlamp that will serve hikers who are not prone to find themselves walking long after…
photo: Petzl Zipka
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ESEE Knives Junglas

rated 4 of 5 stars The knife is great. The sheath leaves much to be desired, but still works. "This is a knife." - M. Dundee If I had to choose one item to take…
photo: ESEE Knives Junglas
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Wilderness Logics Summer Series Under Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars OUTSTANDING, sums up my thoughts about this quilt from Wilderness Logics. The Summer Series Under Quilt is really an outstanding value. And…
photo: Wilderness Logics Summer Series Under Quilt
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little backpacking light. Small but powerful. My initial impressions upon taking the lantern out of the box was "IT'S SO TINY". I almost…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars A great reservoir! And easy maintenance. Here is another great product by Osprey! This product comes in both 2L and 3L, mine of which being…
photo: Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir
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Lawson Equipment Titanium Tent Stake

rated 5 of 5 stars Strong and light best describe my favorite tarp stakes. As a hammock guy knowing the tarp is secure is a great feeling. And with these titanium…
photo: Lawson Equipment Titanium Tent Stake
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Clif Mojo Cranberry Almond

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Tasty energy on the go. Great for a fast snack that won't slow you down. Lots of fat calories to give the belly a break from heavy carb loads.
photo: Clif Mojo Cranberry Almond
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Clif Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Tasty energy on the go. Great for a fast snack that won't slow you down. Lots of fat calories to give the belly a break from heavy carb loads.
photo: Clif Mojo Wild Blueberry Almond
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Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme

rated 5 of 5 stars I have owned this bag since 1980 when I purchased it new here in London, Ontario, for $200 at that time. This is a seriously warm and lightweight…
photo: Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are a backpacker and like warmth and comfort no matter the temp, this is a great choice in sleeping pads. It's all the little things…
photo: Exped DownMat 7
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Teva Churn

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent shoe. Excellent shoes, period. Not just water shoes, but everyday walking shoes. In fact I have been wearing almost nothing but these…
photo: Teva Men's Churn
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EMS Thunderhead Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Thunderhead Jacket is a lightweight, waterproof, and windproof jacket suitable for use in all seasons. The rollaway hood is easily accessible…
photo: EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 5 of 5 stars This filter works great and is very easy to use. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a simple backwoods water filter. This filter…
photo: MSR MiniWorks EX
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Aquamira Water Treatment Drops

rated 5 of 5 stars No added taste, never inconvenient, very light, and best of all, it doesn't break. I've been using these for years with great success. I've…
photo: Aquamira Water Treatment Drops
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Coleman PerfectFlow Grill Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Great 'car camping' stove. Offers the versatility of a burner for a pot of joe plus a grill for cooking a burger. I purchased this stove to…
photo: Coleman PerfectFlow Grill Stove
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MSR Lightning Tail

rated 5 of 5 stars An ingenious way to increase your snowshoes' carrying capacity or flotation. They're lightweight, easy to carry on or in your pack, and can…
photo: MSR Lightning Tail
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NEMO Nocturne 15

rated 5 of 5 stars Finally a sleeping bag that I don't feel restricted in. The unique shape provides room to move and stretch while keeping the weight down and…
photo: NEMO Nocturne 15
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Tubbs Mountaineer Series

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Tubbs Moutaineer 36s are lightweight snowshoes that have incredible traction on steep hills and packed snow, while also excelling in softer…
photo: Tubbs Men's Mountaineer Series
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Princeton Tec Fuel

rated 4 of 5 stars The Princeton Tec Fuel is an inexpensive headlamp with a reputation of having the battery door break on users. This user has carried the Fuel…
photo: Princeton Tec Fuel
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Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent starter hammock, comfortable and adequate. If you hang out on the East Coast, get one. After many times watching the sun get lower and…
photo: Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
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Backpacker's Pantry Cheddar Cheese Spread

rated 4 of 5 stars It's not bad if you've had MRE's before. I've eaten enough MRE's in my last job to know that this stuff actually isn't that bad. It's saved…
 
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REI Relax Air Bed

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to use, durable, comfortable, just a tad expensive. I bought this for my wife and me while car camping. We have two Big Agnes Q-Core pads…
photo: REI Relax Air Bed
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you're still using your WhisperLite for three-season solo or two-person backpacking, you need to upgrade to a good canister stove. The MSR…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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Timex Health Touch Heart Rate

rated 2 of 5 stars The Timex Health Touch Heart Rate Monitor Watch fails to provide any serious usefulness to runners. This review will show that, not only does…
photo: Timex Health Touch Heart Rate
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L.L.Bean Explorer Sandals

rated 4 of 5 stars Women's footwear made by L.L Bean. Whether they're for hitting the trail, strolling along the boardwalk, gardening, these athletic sandals keep…
photo: L.L.Bean Women's Explorer Sandals
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Very, very, very light — and compact poles. Require bit more care. The last three years I have used and abused three section Leki poles once…
photo: Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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GSI Compact Scraper

rated 5 of 5 stars The backcountry tool you never knew you needed. Scrape clean bowls and pots before washing. Worth 10 times its weight in recovered calories…
photo: GSI Compact Scraper
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Evernew Ti Alcohol Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove does not put itself at the top of the alcohol burner class unless you combine it with the Evernew Titanium wind stand. It does not…
photo: Evernew Ti Alcohol Stove
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NiteCore SRT7 Revenger

rated 5 of 5 stars The SRT7 is a 1x18650, 2xCR123A/RCR model that is distinguished by several additional features, including multi-color secondary LEDs. I believe…
photo: NiteCore SRT7 Revenger
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Fremont Knives Farson Blade

rated 4 of 5 stars Super sharp edged unique blade for everything from chopping to skinning. The design for this survival blade came from a stone knife found near…
photo:   Fremont Knives Farson Blade
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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR Hubba Hubba NX is a great tent for bike touring. Sets up easily and takes down even easier. Holds up well in the rain and wind. I bought…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P
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Finn Comfort Garmisch

rated 5 of 5 stars Very expensive boots, but these could be what makes the difference for middle-aged feet. A year ago I got back into backpacking after 20 years…
photo:   Finn Comfort Garmisch
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Outdoor Research Mesh Ditty Sacks

rated 5 of 5 stars Super light and sturdy ditty sacks, do the job! In stark contrast to the way I live at home and work, I am an organization freak when it comes…
photo: Outdoor Research Mesh Ditty Sacks
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Slumberjack Slumberloft Camp Pillow

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A pillow that is worth the price and not much else. Its best feature is its quietness. This is a prime example of getting what you pay for.
photo: Slumberjack Slumberloft Camp Pillow
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The North Face Angstrom 20

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent lightweight (709g) panel loader daypack from The North Face. Great use of lightweight fabrics, intelligent, well thought out design…
photo: The North Face Men's Angstrom 20
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