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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Chili Mac with Beef on a backpacking trip, it's great and fits well with meals around the fire. I'd recommend this (higher than the Beef Stroganoff...though…
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack for lightweight overnight backpacking and airline travel. This pack is fantastic. I purchased it for airline travel because the frame…
Osprey Kestrel 48
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Buck Mini Buck Tool

rated 5 of 5 stars This little Minibuck has been one of the most convenient and versatile tools I have used or seen in the pursuit of the outdoors. I thought long…
Buck Mini Buck Tool
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The REI Sahara pants are versatile pants wearable as shorts or long pants, depending on the situation. They are pretty much what one wants in…
REI Sahara Convertible Pants
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Therm-a-Rest Original Z-Lite

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Therm-a-Rest Z-lite pad is a closed-cell foam pad that offers an alternative to traditional flat pads. However there are some downsides…
Therm-a-Rest Original Z-Lite
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Texsport First Gear Cliffhanger

rated 4 of 5 stars One-person, lightweight No-See-um tent with heavy duty full coverage rain-fly. Weighs 3lbs 5ozs. Durable floor, tall ceiling, easy setup. I…
Texsport First Gear Cliffhanger
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Snow Peak Titanium Spork

rated 5 of 5 stars This was a great buy. It performs exactly as a spork should. It is really useful when separating fish meat from the bones. This spork is really…
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
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G3 Onyx

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very capable and reliable BC ski binding, while not in the lightweight league of the Dynafit low-tech does have the massive advantage of being…
G3 Onyx
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Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this hat almost 20 years ago and it still does its job. I lived in the Seattle area when I bought this hat and it seemed appropriate…
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
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SPOT Personal Tracker

rated 4 of 5 stars I’m Lost, Help Find Me: A SPOT Gear Test Figure 1. SPOT Satellite Messenger Background While it is always best to avoid getting lost or injured…
SPOT  Personal Tracker
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Granite Gear Alpha

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
Granite Gear Alpha
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Granite Gear Long Howl

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
Granite Gear Long Howl
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Gerber Profile Fine Edge Drop Point

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This foldable-locking knife is great for trekking and 'around-the-camp' activities and jobs. The knife locks in place when fully extended and…
Gerber Profile Fine Edge Drop Point
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ProBar Old School PB&J Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nuts, nuts and more nuts. OK, technically seeds but still really yummy. Touted as a meal replacement bar, this offering is a nutrient dense…
ProBar Old School PB&J Bar
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CiloGear 60L Worksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great climbing pack for long climbing trips. Carries very well and its modular design allows it to be used for nearly all aspects of a big trip.
CiloGear 60L Worksack
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Arc'teryx Acto MX Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars Go-to jacket for almost all activities in the colder months. Layers well and is great to use alone. A hidden gem in the Arc'teryx clothing line.
Arc'teryx Acto MX Hoody
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for 1 person, good for 2 people, this pot handles both your dinner and your morning coffee while being extremely light and durable. Fits…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft

rated 5 of 5 stars The Flytepacker raft by Flyweight Designs is a great lightweight stillwater rafting option for mountain lake fishing. The $299 price tag and…
FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft
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ShearBan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Eliminates friction (and blisters!) in boots and shoes. Easy to apply. I'll try to keep this short. A few years ago, I got frostbite on my big…
ShearBan
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GSI N-Form Pot Gripper

rated 3 of 5 stars GSI Outdoors solves the problem they created by only including one pot gripper with their cooksets, and introduces this ala-carte accessory…
GSI N-Form Pot Gripper
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Mountainsmith Rain Cover

rated 3 of 5 stars Does what is suppose to do—keep your gear dry, but there are better products out there. This rain cover was included with my first backpack—a…
Mountainsmith Rain Cover
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Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A reliable multi-function watch, with altimeter, at an excellent price point.  What can I say? I'm cheap! For a few years, I've been looking…
Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch
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Celestron TrekGuide

rated 4 of 5 stars Inexpensive curiosity, excellent gadget on the field! Reliable readings make this device an excellent option at a bargain. Altimeter w/forecast,…
Celestron  TrekGuide
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Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A large and versatile daypack primarily designed for carrying and organizing camera gear. This is a great pack, but heavy, and not designed…
Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack
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Asolo TPS 520 GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars One of the best backpacking boots out there. Great for heavy loads over rough terrain, these boots are totally waterproof, fit like a glove,…
Asolo TPS 520 GV
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Zelph's Stoveworks SS Starlyte Ultralyte

rated 5 of 5 stars This alcohol stove is Ultralight, safe, simple, no parts to fail, fuel efficient and can be used in freezing cold temperatures and altitude.
 
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Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a review of the Bearikade Expedition MKII model by Wild Ideas. As bear cans go (especially for one of this capacity) it's lightweight.
Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII
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Leki Summit AS AERGON

rated 1 of 5 stars There is almost nothing to recommend about these poles, but rather many reasons to look elsewhere. I recently purchased the Leki Aergon Summit…
Leki Summit AS AERGON
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you are looking for a simple lightweight alternative to your tent then this hammock might be just the thing for you. Overall the price and…
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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Marmot ROM Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this jacket. I've been living in it for a few months now. It absolutely blocks the wind, but breathes really well. Fit is outstanding!
Marmot ROM Jacket
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Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, 1.5 pound, 600 down fill summer sleeping bag. This line of Marmot sleeping bags was made exclusively for Dick's sporting goods;…
Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight
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L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A reliable companion for the solo backpacker. This tent delivers what you need without unnecessary frills. Best used by solo backpackers on…
L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack, dog doesn't mind it and it stays put. This pack is highly adjustable and fits my dog great. It has never chafed him or irritated…
Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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Nova Craft Trapper Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars This canoe is based on a Trapper canoe originally built by Chestnut Canoe Company of New Brunswick. The Chestnut model was designed for trappers…
Nova Craft Trapper Solo
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LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case

rated 5 of 5 stars This case is backed by a warranty that stands behind the superior quality of the product. A perfect way to protect your communications when…
LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case
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Platypus Big Zip SL

rated 4 of 5 stars Worth the switch! After long time dedication to a competitor, no regrets; Nice construction, long tube, and a well engineered sure close system.
Platypus Big Zip SL
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BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8

rated 5 of 5 stars A must-have item for folks on rope! I work with two of these. The first is in my personal climbing bag, for use in my caving activities. The…
BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8
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Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super warm with amazing loft before and after moisture is introduced. DWR repelled condensation great. Used in 25 degree temps with snow and…
Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi
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Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest

rated 4 of 5 stars Good quality hammock, but a bit on the small size. I know it is listed as a discontinued item, but the RestNest has been selling on some of…
Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest
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Kelty Super Tioga

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Carries Heavy Loads Great. Good for packing with younger ones, where the burden is on you. Hunters, fisherman, young family backpacker daddies,…
Kelty Super Tioga
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Osprey Aether 85

rated 4 of 5 stars A tough bag packed with clever features for both summer and winter use. This is a great bag! I have used the Osprey Aether on several big trips…
Osprey Aether 85
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Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars Reliable and easy to use. I bought one of these water filters about 10 years ago. It was PUR brand but is exactly like the Katadyn Hiker version.
Katadyn Hiker
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Macpac Minaret

rated 4 of 5 stars A sturdy four-season tent, lightweight and pretty much bomb proof. Integral pitch design makes it a snap to get up in any sort of weather, but…
Macpac Minaret
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ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars Perhaps I'm being a bit nit-picky here because after all this is a very durable, lightweight shirt that still is able to maintain a heavy feel…
ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
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Trangia 25-6 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While there are plenty of discussions about how to lighten the load, I found the extra weight of this 'system' well worth it. I don't take the…
Trangia 25-6 UL
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Scarpa Force X

rated 4 of 5 stars Great entry level to intermediate shoe, as well as a wonderful all-day multi-pitch choice for the more experienced climbers. Very comfortable…
Scarpa Force X
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great lightweight cook set, if you have the right type of stove to accommodate the small 4.2 inch diameter. I have recently discovered…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Floor size is 98 x 56 inches. This tent is an excellent choice for taller people. I am 6'2" and have plenty of length. It is a breeze to set…
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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Mountain House Beef Stroganoff

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I love the taste, but the ingredient list is as long as my...arm. I don't often eat Mountain House (MH) foods because I find them to be too…
Mountain House Beef Stroganoff
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Bosavi Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, compact, rugged, powerful and full-featured LED headlamp with a brand new design, sporting an internal rechargeable battery. Red and…
Bosavi  Headlamp
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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo Cook Set

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well built and light (5.5 oz) cook set that can be used for one or even two people. Works great for boiling water for dehydrated meals. Opening…
Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo Cook Set
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo (e)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent shelter for an extended backpacking trip. Simple, lightweight protection from the elements and bugs. Lunar Solo from Six Moon Designs…
 
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Sierra Designs Revival 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome pack. Excellent balance between lightweight pack and ability to carry a heavy load comfortably. Fulcrum single stay suspension moves…
Sierra Designs Revival 65
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Five Ten Canyoneer

rated 4 of 5 stars These shoes by far have the best sole of any canyoneering shoe on the market. This shoe undeniably has the best traction of any shoe designed…
Five Ten Canyoneer
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Canon PowerShot A2300

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Enough of an improvement over a cell phone camera to merit taking along. Update: It just broke after ~6 months. For a while I have been using…
Canon PowerShot A2300
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Optimus Terra Solo Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great solo-sized two pot set for lightweight, compact backpacking. Easily fits a small fuel canister, mini stove, and lighter inside. Nice mesh…
Optimus Terra Solo Cookset
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Marmot ROM Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good fitting, adequate water repellency for a softshell. EXCELLENT breathability for the wind resistance offered. After years of using different…
Marmot ROM Jacket
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Odwalla Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars Not as good as bacon, but what is? I usually eat Kit-Kat bars in the cold and crunchy granola bars in the heat. These little bricks of yumminess…
Odwalla Bar
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a tent that will last for years, as it will stand up to the elements and perform predictably. If you are average to big in size, and are…
The North Face Tadpole 23
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 5 of 5 stars The Seedhouse SL-2 is a simple, well-designed, easy to set and take down tent. I have used it in the summer and fall and really like the door…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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MSR Mo Room 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars The best tent I have ever owned. I have owned over 30 tents thru the years. I now have 6 who have made the cut thru the years. Out of all of…
MSR Mo Room 2P
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Salomon XR Mission

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent trail running shoes. Light, comfortable, good grip, fast lace-up! I have been running in these for a few weeks now. I previously was…
Salomon XR Mission
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! A perfect balance between brightness, features, and cost! 70 Lumens, multimode with a red led for night use, and…
Black Diamond Cosmo
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Jetboil Sol

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove has been reliable through every single situation I can throw at it. It is a one-stop-shop for most cooking essentials, especially…
Jetboil Sol
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Meindl Makalu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid and reliable boot for travel in off-trail and steep country. I bought my Meindl Makalus as a replacement for my worn-out Scarpa tramping…
 
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Patagonia Atom

rated 5 of 5 stars The fact that I haven't seen it much since I brought it home says a lot. I don't quite remember who the bag was originally intended for, my…
Patagonia Atom
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Fischer BCX 6

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a great combination of support and flex in a Nordic touring boot, but has a few flaws. I am an outdoor guide and spend maybe 60-70 days…
Fischer BCX 6
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Guyot Designs Utensils

rated 5 of 5 stars The set is lightweight and very sturdy. They perform double duty for cooking and for eating. They are long enough for cooking, but not too long…
Guyot Designs Utensils
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SteriPEN Journey LCD

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Stopped working after only 2 liters in the backcountry. So I filmed this video clip while on the River-to-River Trail. I'm pretty mad. To further…
SteriPEN Journey LCD
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Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A puffy heater of a jacket. This is a very warm, very light down jacket with just enough functionality to make it supremely useful for cold…
Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Jacket
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Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Another classic helmet. Great for the price. "Promise me Dad, that you won't get me a helmet like yours or my brother's." She mostly meant that…
Black Diamond Half Dome
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Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great alternative to down, best one out there I feel. My wife is allergic to down, so much so that I can't even wear a jacket that has any mention…
Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket
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JOOS Orange

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great, rugged, waterproof, little solar charger. Works in low light and stores charge from the day so you can even use it at night. Comes with…
JOOS Orange
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 5 of 5 stars A solid (almost bomb-proof) hauler for mid-range trips for the hiker that is into something tunable. I picked mine up right after the model…
Mountainsmith Maverick
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 3 of 5 stars It is a decent camp light. It has good water resistance. The battery life on low is good. The lamp has been reliable. I bought this lamp to…
Petzl Tikka 2
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iPhone 4 Hiking Apps

rated 3 of 5 stars Tested three hiking apps for the iPhone 4 while hiking and found good and bad, the bottom line: there is more work needed to improve apps and…
 
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 4 of 5 stars The Warbonnet Blackbird is an extremely comfortable hammock. I really enjoyed camping out in it. My wife loved it so much that she has now claimed…
Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern makes excellent use of diffused light, compacts so that it won't accidentally turn…
Black Diamond Orbit
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a solid, waterproof, dependable shelter that is incredibly easy to setup. The 3P is good for 2 people who want a some extra room in…
Marmot Limelight 3P
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Vibram FiveFingers Lontra

rated 4 of 5 stars These aren't perfect (could be a tad warmer and more flexible), but I believe they are the best minimalist winter shoe you can find. I've been…
Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
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Mountain Climbing Gear Climbing Holds

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These holds are just the right texture, size, and shape for me. These holds are for my training woody which I built in my basement a few weeks…
 
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Vargo Titanium Ti-lite Mug (750 ml)

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good solo cooking pot/mug combo. Lightweight, tough, and plays well with others. I like it.  It holds water, it boils water over fire. Not…
Vargo Titanium Ti-lite Mug (750 ml)
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Icebreaker Anatomica Brief

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As near perfect as can be. Great fit, ideal support that's typically difficult to find, the moisture management of Merino wool and as comfortable…
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief
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Black Diamond Cayenne Glove

rated 1 of 5 stars Did not stand up to a 20-degree day downhill skiing. The bottom line is that these gloves simply do not suffice in any sort of cold weather…
Black Diamond Cayenne Glove
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Osprey Stratos 34

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a well-made, well designed pack, designed to fit everyone from the slim lady to the more robust guy. It is the only pack I carried for…
Osprey Stratos 34
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La Sportiva Ganda

rated 5 of 5 stars Super-capable neo-approach shoes that climb “the gnar” and last 5000 miles of hiking. Put the Gandas on and do things you want to do. Forget…
La Sportiva Ganda
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 5 of 5 stars The Osprey line of backpacks is one of the most highly praised in the oversaturated industry of outdoor recreation equipment, and with good…
Osprey Kestrel 48
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