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Mountain Hardwear Chiller Long Sleeve Shirt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket has been good for casual, non-hiking uses and for long-distance hikes. Due to its weight and the effectiveness of its insulation,…
REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just upgraded my backpacking water treatment to the Camelbak All Clear system. No pumping necessary, no chemical taste, no waiting ... ready…
CamelBak All Clear
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Keen Targhee II

rated 5 of 5 stars To sum it up they are waterproof. They are light on the feet. The heal is well cushioned and supportive. And most importantly they are comfortable.
Keen Targhee II
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Deuter Aircomfort Futura 60+10 SL

rated 3 of 5 stars The Variquick harness adjustment system allows for quick adjustment on the fly and doesn't slip like some other systems. Excellent women's fit…
 
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G3 Onyx

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great binding for BC laps and skiing. More intuitive than Dynafits. Love Dynafits too, but these are tad different. I have the Dynafits and…
G3 Onyx
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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…
Garmin Foretrex 401
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Vibram FiveFingers Speed XC

rated 4 of 5 stars Offer more support and protection than "regular" Vibrams. Very cozy fit and slip on easily for a FiveFinger. Great for the occasional shallow…
Vibram FiveFingers Speed XC
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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…
Merrell Mix Master
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC MicroTherm Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It isn't meant for Tennessee winters, but it's still one hell of an active-use winter parka for cold, wet days around town or the campsite.
Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC MicroTherm Down Jacket
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Outdoor Products Backpacker's Poncho

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Products Backpacker Poncho is a durable lightweight poncho that fits nicely into a small pouch. I'd recommend this poncho to any…
Outdoor Products Backpacker's Poncho
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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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REI Flash 50 Pack

rated 3 of 5 stars It's a good bag for transitioning towards UL; its removable features give you options both more traditional and lighter weight. Its best feature…
REI Flash 50 Pack
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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…
Black Diamond ATC
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Big Agnes Sunnyside 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent has withstood the test of time! I bought this tent from REI outlet back in 2007 as an upgrade to some gear, along with the footprint.
Big Agnes Sunnyside 2
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Hilleberg Jannu 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect 2-person winter tent. It is very lightweight for a "bomb proof" full protection winter tent with no compromises. Setup of the Jannu…
Hilleberg Jannu 2
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Ortovox Thunder 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Low profile, alpine climbing pack. I bought this pack on closeout at Sierra Trading Post and after using it for a month, I was sad I hadn't…
Ortovox Thunder 35
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Scarpa Crux

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Low profile, comfortable shoe that works awesome for hikes in to the local crag and to climb in. I have worn the Scarpa Crux approach shoes…
Scarpa Crux
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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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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pad that's kept me camping in comfort, but this review is more about Big Agnes' outstanding warranty support. My experience with this…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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The North Face Paramount Cargo Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought an earlier version of these shorts in 2002. Have put them through all kinds of abuse since then. They are still going strong and the…
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short
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The North Face Verbera Hiker GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Light hiker: Nice and light! Waterproof but breathable—I hiked 15 miles, 92 degrees in Florida with wool socks and didn't think my feet got…
The North Face Verbera Hiker GTX
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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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SOL Escape Bivvy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The SOL Escape Bivvy is excellent for campers who don't use tents, but prefer to use a tarp or sleep under the stars. It in conjunction with…
SOL Escape Bivvy
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Texsport 1 Quart Aluminum Canteen

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This canteen has served me very well as a means of having a day's worth of water easily accessible on your belt. I'd recommend this canteen…
Texsport 1 Quart Aluminum Canteen
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Tarptent Notch

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Henry Shires' Tarptent Notch is a solid performing, lightweight, solo shelter. It has two vestibules as well as two doors to enter/exit and…
Tarptent Notch
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GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink

rated 3 of 5 stars Not a noticeable improvement in my performance, but it tastes good so I drink more water. Why Roctane? Why not drink Gatorade or something…
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink
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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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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang

rated 5 of 5 stars Ridiculously sharp replacement for your machete and hatchet! Although a bit bulky and heavy for what it is, it is in fact a replacement for…
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
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Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0 Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A good parka that's served me well over the years, but has shrunk a bit after more than a decade. It still serves its purpose quite well, and…
Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0 Parka
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Gregory Savant 58 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars First of all the "Weekend Pack" category is misleading. You can easily stay out longer. I almost didn't buy it for that reason and now I am…
Gregory Savant 58 Pack
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Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's Patagonia. It's down. It's lightweight. What else is there to say? I bought this through CampSaver.com on sale for $110 bucks. Living in…
Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater
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Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great tent if bought on discount. Very utilitarian design and serves its purpose well. Initially tested in mild conditions during the spring…
Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2
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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,…
Heritage Kayaks Redfish 14
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Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle

rated 4 of 5 stars Pat's Backcountry Beverage Carbonator. I love sipping back a cold soda after a hard day's hike, climb, etc. but hate carrying the weight. With…
Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle
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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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A3 Honey Graham S'mores Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A nice little crispy snack bar, good s'mores flavor. A3 Action Snax Honey Graham & S’mores I like S’mores. Anything s’mores flavored…
A3 Honey Graham S'mores Bar
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Camp Trails Catskill

rated 3 of 5 stars A decent internal frame pack for less than $100 that's lasted just over a decade. Definitely not a good choice for those who want to travel…
 
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Kelty Windfoil Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Mine is still going strong since 1997 through heavy use and a fair amount of neglect. It's kept me bone dry except for the times the ground…
Kelty Windfoil Ultralight
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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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Arc'teryx Nozone 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great light pack for long adventure climbing. Can carry enough for the climb and a bivy or two depending on how light you go. Well…
Arc'teryx Nozone 35
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4 of 5 stars Still one of the lightest and most comfortable backpacking pads on the market. It is a bit noisy narrow, but works better than other pads. Great…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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