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Therm-a-Rest 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…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite
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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…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba
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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…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Katahdin Quilt
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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…
photo: Stoic Men's Hadron Down Anorak
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Garmin Foretrex 401

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The functionality I want, nothing else. Don't forget that initial calibration out of the box! Garmin Foretrex 401 I tried a low-budget old-school…
photo: Garmin Foretrex 401
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Merrell Mix Master

rated 4 of 5 stars A great lightweight trail runner that breathes and vents very well. Really good traction profile and comfortable when worn for long periods…
photo: Merrell Mix Master
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Black Diamond ATC

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This style of belay devices is named after this product. It's the Q-tip of climbing. I think my ATC came with a big belay locking carabiner…
photo: Black Diamond ATC
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Heritage Kayaks Redfish 14

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great fishing kayak designed with an angler in mind. It has usable space, as well as storage for all your gear. Handles on both sides,…
photo: Heritage Kayaks Redfish 14
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The North Face Manta Ray 33

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You may not be able to fit three people in this "hammerhead" style, T-shaped tent, but you will comfortably fit two plus gear in the roomy interior…
photo: The North Face Manta Ray 33
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Primus AluTech Trek Kettle - 1.0L

rated 5 of 5 stars I finally found my go-to cook pot and it didn't break the bank! I have coveted the MSR Titan Cook Pot for several years, yet could never bring…
photo: Primus AluTech Trek Kettle - 1.0L
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Salomon S Lab Gaiters

rated 1 of 5 stars Since I have taken to hiking and backpacking with low-cut hiking shoes, I wanted a way to keep debris from accumulating in the shoes and causing…
photo: Salomon S Lab Gaiters
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Osprey Aether 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ultra comfy, ultra adjustable pack able to handle significant weight. When it comes to packs, it either feels good or it doesn't. I tried on…
photo: Osprey Aether 70
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Eureka! Solitaire

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Advertized as a "tent", fits like a large, overweight bivy. I used this tent only a couple of times and put it away until I sold it.  It's…
photo: Eureka! Solitaire
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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…
photo: Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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Sea to Summit Folding Bucket

rated 4 of 5 stars Add some convenience to your trip by filtering water from camp. This piece of gear will help you do that. Every now and then, you seem to run…
photo: Sea to Summit Folding Bucket
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BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Handy for campouts or emergency power outages. Fast and efficient. A little extra weight makes up for the fuel you won’t need to carry. Highly…
photo: BioLite CampStove
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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…
photo: Osprey Aether 85
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Saucony ProGrid Outlaw

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very comfortable shoe, but not my favorite Sauconys. A sufficient trail runner with ankle support, but I question Backpacker Magazine's reviewer…
photo: Saucony Men's ProGrid Outlaw
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MSR Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great solo tent at a decent weight. Nice ventilation and spacious vestibule make it cozy and livable for one. This tent is easy to pitch if…
photo: MSR Hubba
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U.S. Armed Forces MOLLE Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Extremely efficient weight transfer to the hips. Very high capacity. Good system called PALS for adding pouches to make items more convenient…
 
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Olfa Touch Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars Small, very light, very sharp and all you really need––in my opinion, so far...we'll see. Let’s talk about knives and cutting things,…
photo:   Olfa Touch Knife
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Adidas Hydro Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a quality shoe that is well worth the price if you can keep the sand out of the zipper. After months of use they show very little wear…
photo: Adidas Hydro Pro
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Garcia Backpackers' Cache

rated 5 of 5 stars Convenience and security in a stout package. After you accept the bulk and weight of it as a given, the bear can is worth it for the piece of…
photo: Garcia Backpackers' Cache
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Osprey Kestrel 68

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice balance of attributes. Tried the whole 2012 Osprey line up and found the Kestrel 68 to be the best balance of weight, function, durability,…
photo: Osprey Kestrel 68
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HawK VittleS Breakfast Casserole

rated 5 of 5 stars An awesome, yummy meal! Single or double servings – this review is for the single serving size. Serving size: 16 oz. Calories: 754 Ingredients:…
photo: HawK VittleS Breakfast Casserole
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Princeton Tec Byte

rated 3 of 5 stars There's a lot of bang for the buck, but be aware of problems. I picked up my Princeton-Tec Byte a while back, used it some, and gave it a hard…
photo: Princeton Tec Byte
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Big Agnes Ethel 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars This was the solution to my wife's freezing cold nights! My wife and I have been camping for 25 years, and motorcycle camping for over 20 of…
photo: Big Agnes Ethel 0°
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4 of 5 stars The Whisperlite International is a versatile piece of gear that will always have a place in my pack. The ability to burn many different fuel…
photo: MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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Square Hot Pad 8

rated 4 of 5 stars When using a white gas stove snow camping it's a problem to keep the stove from melting into the snow. This products seems to solve that problem.
 
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the sharpest folding blade I own. The scissors can cut anything. The saw is amazingly sharp. I have been carrying this multitool for…
photo: Leatherman Wave
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REI Taj 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent has been the best piece of camping gear that we've ever owned. Period. I bought this tent in October, 2006 as a birthday present to…
photo: REI Taj 3
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Sierra Designs Cirro Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars An effective "Hybrid" jacket design using hydrophobic DriDown in the body and sleeves, with stretch-knit underarms for flexible fit, providing…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's Cirro Jacket
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UCO Clarus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A truly worthy replacement for the venerable UCO Candle Lantern. It's lighter, brighter, sturdier, safer, easier and has more uses. Although…
photo: UCO Clarus
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Exped Orion

rated 5 of 5 stars A true freestanding, 4-season tent with exoskeleton and tons of vestibule storage.     and sold me on this tent which I have owned for a…
photo: Exped Orion
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Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife

rated 1 of 5 stars OK, I understand a good many people like this knife. Although I see some good qualities in it, the bad ones outweigh the good. First of all,…
photo: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife
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GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 800 fill down jacket! Not too puffy, not too flat for high quality goose down. The Men's M/M is a perfect fit for 5'10"/160lbs.
photo: GoLite Men's Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket
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Outdoor Research Alti Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars If you absolutely need the warmest mitten available, these are the gold standard as far as I am concerned. The combination of a windproof/waterproof…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Alti Mitts
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NEMO Astro Air Short

rated 5 of 5 stars This non-self inflating sleeping pad/ mattress is light, packable and about as comfortable as a sleeping pad can get for its size and weight.
photo: NEMO Astro Air Short
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Black Diamond I-Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best of the best. The I-Tent was i-awesome long before any glamorous media gadget. This is the alpha dog of two-person four-season…
photo: Black Diamond I-Tent
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 4 of 5 stars More tent than I expected for the price. Redesigned 2012 Canadian model has good improvements. I spent six months with the 2012 Spitfire (Canadian…
photo: Eureka! Spitfire 1
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Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat

rated 5 of 5 stars The Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat is a self-inflating seat that is great for taking a seat just about anywhere that needs a little cushion. It is a…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR PocketRocket is a quality, lightweight canister stove that is easy to use in 3.5 seasons. It can bring 2 cups of water to a boil in…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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Kelty Grand Teton 2.0

rated 3 of 5 stars The Kelty Grand Teton 2 is a decent backpacking tent with a small vestibule and narrow width. Billed as a "two-person" tent, I can only advise…
 
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SOL Emergency Bivvy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A great go to emergency shelter that's size allows it to be carried anywhere on any trip. This bivy is great for its interned purpose which…
photo: SOL Emergency Bivvy
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Kelty Red Cloud 90

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall this pack fits the niche very well. For me its a great pack to store my supplies plus supplies for the group. This bag is well constructed…
photo: Kelty Red Cloud 90
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 0

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Important details like draft collar and hood seals not up to par for a zero degree bag and poor quality control shipping a bag with a substantial…
photo: Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 0
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Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight water filter that can be used with virtually any disposable or Platypus brand small mouth bottles. I have owned this product for…
photo: Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars MSR Lightning Ascent 30” snowshoes, a very good snowshoe with some unique features. MSR Lightning Ascent 30" snowshoes Period of use: 1½…
photo: MSR Men's Lightning Ascent
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Super light, comfortably warm bag has you covered from early spring to early winter. At just 24 ounces the WM MegaLite qualifies as an ultralight…
photo: Western Mountaineering MegaLite
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Mountain Hardwear Hunker Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Nice warm jacket to hunker down in! I've had this jacket for a couple months now. Bought it to walk the dog on cold mornings and for winter…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Hunker Down Jacket
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ULA Equipment Catalyst

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is very light and is the manufacturer's stated weight (I weighed it myself). Although I haven't had the pack a long period of time,…
photo: ULA Equipment Catalyst
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Merrell Moab Ventilator

rated 3 of 5 stars I have lowered my rating of these shoes by a full star following the disappointing performance of my second pair. While the first pair I owned…
photo: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator
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Terra Nova Duolite

rated 5 of 5 stars I wholeheartedly recommend this tent for 3-4 season backpacking use, particularly in foul or unpredictable weather. This tent is bombproof —…
photo: Terra Nova Duolite
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars The 2012 HH Explorer Ultralite is both quick and easy to set up and take down, packs well, opens up terrain options that tent and tarp users…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym
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Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great shirt for hiking.! It is lightweight, wicking, and comfortable. It is my go-to 3 season hiking shirt. I wear it March-November.
photo: Mountain Hardwear Women's Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T
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The North Face Aries Long Sleeve

rated 4 of 5 stars This shirt is a long sleeved, midweight, Merino wool/ polyester blend fabric, designed for active pursuits in cooler temperatures. It also incorporates…
photo: The North Face Men's Aries Long Sleeve
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Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This chair is a backpacking item that manages to accomplish that elusive "ultra-light yet luxurious" combination, finally allowing a backpacker…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair
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Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 32°

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm, light, compact, goes below 32. Bad first, I hate the zipper on this darn thing. If I was mummied and had to escape a bear, I'd die. I…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Women's UltraLamina 32°
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Black Diamond Eldorado

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent in a small package. The Eldorado, formerly made by Todd Bibler, is a great 4-season tent. Very lightweight, compact, but perhaps…
photo: Black Diamond Eldorado
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MontBell U.L. Down Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, simple and most of all, warm...and so good I've reviewed it twice!) The odd thing about the U.L., when I first got it, was the sensation…
photo: MontBell Men's U.L. Down Parka
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Salomon 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Solid, capable, out of the box boot, that won't ruin your bank account—or mine anyway. So far, I have gotten three John Muir Trails and a…
photo: Salomon Men's 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX
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Vasque Summit GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars A well made, good looking yet tough boot that will see you through anything subalpine you wish to put it through. Once broken in, becomes a…
photo: Vasque Men's Summit GTX
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Arc'teryx Cierzo 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lots of room for your gear on a dayhike, but light enough to stuff inside a backpack. I was scouting around for a lightweight day pack to stuff…
photo: Arc'teryx Cierzo 25
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GoLite Eden 1

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good, tough, single wall solo tent. I've been using this tent for a while now, in three-season weather, which includes a lot of rain,…
photo: GoLite Eden 1
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable convenient lumbar pack for day hikes and touring. If you are looking for the ideal day pack but, enjoy full freedom of movement,…
photo: Mountainsmith Tour
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Trangia 27-5 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for 1- or 2-person cooking. Stable, windproof platform and failproof. The set: The trangia 27-5 is a nice 2-person starter set. It comes…
 
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Marmot Swallow 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When they say it's a Rolls Royce, it is. You may shave pounds with another tent, but you'll give up SO MUCH MORE. I got this for not having…
photo: Marmot Swallow 2P
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Colonial Knife Tucks

rated 4 of 5 stars At 25 dollars this knife is a bargain. Quality product with no bells and whistles, just a good sharp blade that is easy to maintain and some…
 
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Trailspace Pint Glass

rated 5 of 5 stars First impressions look good. Much more testing is planned for the future. The text from my wife read: A box came for you today, what did you…
photo: Trailspace Pint Glass
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Clif Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut

rated 5 of 5 stars FOUR ingredients! It's organic, but I like it anyway. I don't agree with the religion of organic food, I think it's a hoax.  Having said that…
photo: Clif Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut
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Gregory Denali Pro 105

rated 5 of 5 stars When it comes to an Ultra Durable pack that can carry enormous loads over uneven terrain, look no further than the Denali Pro from Gregory.
photo: Gregory Denali Pro 105
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Too small for three, roomy for two, good space-to-weight ratio, reasonable quality. A good choice if the price is right and you don't mind a…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars One of most innovative and popular accessories of recent times, the Alite Monarch chair is a hot item that you'll probably want to add to your…
photo: Alite Monarch Chair
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hennessy is of the elite of hammocks. Having slept in a Mexican hammock for a few weeks straight on vacation once, I figured that I could tolerate…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Lifeline Alum Sport Utility Shovel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Lifeline Sport utility shovel may be sold at places like Fred Meyer and WalMart, but don’t let its cheap price fool you. This is an excellent…
photo: Lifeline Alum Sport Utility Shovel
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars This multi-tool has replaced every folding knife I have ever owned. Not only is it equipped with both, straight and serrated cutting blades,…
photo: Leatherman Wave
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars Just about everything is perfect with this hammock. A comfortable night's sleep is only 3 minutes of set-up time away. Okay so I'm just going…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym
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REI Flip-Top Vacuum Bottle - 20 fl. oz.

rated 3 of 5 stars A thermos with a flip open sip-lid so you can drink right out of it without having to pour into a separate cup, very handy as it minimizes the…
photo: REI Flip-Top Vacuum Bottle - 20 fl. oz.
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CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have owned many daypacks and this is it... I love this pack! Great creature comforts as far as straps go, buckles, compression, pockets etc.
photo: CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV
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Hilleberg Nallo 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight, versatile, four-season tent. It has good room for two and some gear in the vestibule. I bought this tent in 2003. It has…
photo: Hilleberg Nallo 3
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Vasque Bitterroot GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars These boots are leather and Goretex, so they can run a little warm, but not as bad as some boots. After using them for about a month and two…
photo: Vasque Men's Bitterroot GTX
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Marmot Limelight 4P

rated 5 of 5 stars Best 4 Person Tent. Hands Down! - Form, Fit and Function BACKGROUND: Been searching for 4-6 person tents here in HK and I was so disappointed…
photo: Marmot Limelight 4P
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great tent from Big Agnes. It's light, but well-built and quite roomy for a one-person tent. The color coded rain fly clips are also…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
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MSR WindPro II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars User friendly, super light and compact, easy to use stove with moderate ability to adjust burn (simmer verses boil only). Neat little stove…
photo: MSR WindPro II
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Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a 3-in-one Caldera Cone stove with a difference. It can burn alcohol (burner provided), ESBIT fuel tabs in a special holder, and wood…
photo: Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri
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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4 of 5 stars A very good and stable tent. Boy, are there a lot of tents to choose from these days. I needed a big, fairly lightweight tent for me and my…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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Exped Air Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great, lightweight pillow. My sleeping experience has been upgraded. I had been using a stuff sack full packed with clothes for my…
photo: Exped Air Pillow
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MSR Carbon Reflex 2

rated 5 of 5 stars i've had this tent for almost four years and have used it all over the place. recently spent 8 night camping on the north shore of oahu.  it…
photo: MSR Carbon Reflex 2
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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,…
 
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Patagonia R1 Pullover

rated 5 of 5 stars these serve as a great light/mid insulating layer or a heavy base layer. very versatile, very comfortable, and extremely durable. if i were…
photo: Patagonia Men's R1 Pullover
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Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars As this Woolrich jacket is discontinued, I will mostly focus on the Polartec fabric and some general pros and cons to consider when buying a…
photo: Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is so worth the $$! It is warm enough to wear in the 30s, yet you won't overheat in the 50s. There are three things that I must…
photo: Arc'teryx Women's Atom LT Jacket
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myDIYgear Winter Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars I am very pleased overall with the winter sock after i had its size altered. It effectively blocks wind and prevents drafts, is water resistant…
 
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SmartWool Midweight Funnel Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This midweight zip top, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 250 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a noticeable…
photo: SmartWool Men's Midweight Funnel Zip
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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…
photo: Hilleberg Allak
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SmartWool Microweight Tee

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight short-sleeve tee, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
photo: SmartWool Men's Microweight Tee
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Alico Tahoe

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alico Tahoe is a hiking boot made by Alico sport, an Italian company. As far as I know, sierratradingpost.com is the sole US distributor…
photo: Alico Men's Tahoe
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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.
photo: REI Flash 18 Pack
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VauDe Hogan Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This was almost my sole accommodation for a 12,000 mile, 4-month scooter trip on a wiggly route from the UK to Mongolia. I experienced every…
photo: VauDe Hogan Ultralight
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Apache is an outstanding all purpose bag. Rated for 15 degree 3 season bag. I tested it on a trip to Jefferson National…
photo: Western Mountaineering Apache MF
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