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High Peak Enduro

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is reliable, inexpensive, and great for all 4 seasons. I have used this in multiple situations, weather conditions, and on multiple…
 
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Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ultimate Survival Technologies' Sparkie is a decent flint-steel emergency backup for starting a fire. At 1 ounce and $8, it's an easy addition…
Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR MiniWorks EX is a great water filter that has provided me 3 years of dependable service. It takes a little effort but you get the assurance…
MSR MiniWorks EX
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

rated 4 of 5 stars Over-all a pretty sweet rig. Overall a pretty sweet rig. I've used it as intended, also when the need arises it makes a pretty decent Bivy on…
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip
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Platypus SoftBottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Platypus introduces a lightweight, flexible, and foldable alternative to heavyweight and rigid waterbottles. 80% lighter than a Nalgene bottle…
Platypus SoftBottle
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Asolo Velocity 4

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent sets up and takes down quickly, has tons of room, and doesn't leak a drop, even in blustery thunderstorms. We just returned from a…
Asolo Velocity 4
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Kind Nuts & Spices Bar

rated 5 of 5 stars The combination of ingredients (pecans, almonds, cashews, peanuts, dark chocolate, and cinnamon) and the fact it contains chocolate both hint…
Kind Nuts & Spices Bar
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Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Wasn’t sure a gravity feed was going to work for me after 15 years with a pump filter. After an 11-day backpacking trip in the Northern New…
Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter
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Outdoor Research Graphic Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars This review is for the 15L version of the OR Graphic Dry Sack. Seam taped. Waterproof. 15L capacity provides ample storage when used to pack…
Outdoor Research Graphic Dry Sack
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Osprey Xena 85

rated 5 of 5 stars A fantastic extended trip and mountaineering pack that can be customized to fit your body specifically! Plenty of space, pockets, and straps…
Osprey Xena 85
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Deuter Aircontact 75+10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Deuter Aircontact 75+10 is extremely comfortable, especially when it comes to ventilation for such a large pack. It has a huge carrying…
Deuter Aircontact 75+10
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Osprey Aether 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Wonderful craftsmanship with a great carry. All in all the Osprey Aether 70 is my all-time favorite "big boy" pack. If you follow gear you know…
Osprey Aether 70
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ZPacks Hexamid Solo-Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome ultralight shelter for one person, or two people if they're really cozy. Easily usable as a 3-season shelter, with proper sleeping gear…
ZPacks Hexamid Solo-Plus
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Helinox Table One

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ingeniously designed, this rugged and sturdy little table provides an extra level of backcountry enjoyment and comfort at camp time — with…
Helinox Table One
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GoLite Jam 70L

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a solid, lightweight bag. If you need frills, you'll want to look elsewhere. It has lots of room (almost too much). The material held…
GoLite Jam 70L
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Mountain House Sweet & Sour Pork with Rice

rated 5 of 5 stars Another comfort-food staple delivered to you by Mountain House, and while it may be without the trademark, white, paper takeout box, one bite…
Mountain House Sweet & Sour Pork with Rice
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Brunton Explorer

rated 3 of 5 stars Not ready for prime time. This is coming from a guy who makes silicon for a living. If anyone would be an advocate of this panel it would be…
Brunton Explorer
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent as long as you're USING IT AS INTENDED. Great tent as long as you're USING IT AS INTENDED. This is NOT a backpacking tent, this is…
Black Diamond Firstlight
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Salomon Super Mountain 9 Guide

rated 4 of 5 stars A fantastic boot that still works well into the future of mountaineering, ice climbing and mixed climbing..etc. The SM 8 and 9 boots are good…
Salomon Super Mountain 9 Guide
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Osprey Exos 46

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an almost-full-feature pack at an almost-ultralight weight (just under 2 lbs with the top part removed). Osprey did a good job of striking…
Osprey Exos 46
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Big Agnes Scout UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm loving the tent and have had several friends that I camp with already decide that it is one they would like to purchase. I plan to use this…
Big Agnes Scout UL2
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Katadyn Pocket

rated 5 of 5 stars Bombproof filter that creates safe drinking water without any nasty side effects. Effectiveness: This filter is rated to a minimum particulate…
Katadyn Pocket
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Backpacker's Pantry Santa Fe Chicken

rated 3 of 5 stars A meal that'll make better friends with your appetite than your tentmate(s). Backpacker's Pantry offers up a spicy combination of chicken, chiles,…
Backpacker's Pantry Santa Fe Chicken
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MSR Folding Spoon

rated 4 of 5 stars Short enough to nest inside a cookset. Long enough to hit the bottom of your freeze-dried meal. MSR's folding spoon solves both these problems,…
MSR Folding Spoon
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The North Face Ultra 105 GTX XCR

rated 4 of 5 stars Waterproof and not very breathable, my foot often gets pretty sweaty. This is great for light trail day hiking and for running in general. I…
The North Face Ultra 105 GTX XCR
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OllyDog Dog Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack to keep your dog as part of the team. Well made with reasonable storage space that is compatible with your dog's size. Can be used…
OllyDog Dog Pack
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, stable trekking poles with tons of versatility and comfort. My estimation is that these trekking poles are about as close to perfect…
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
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SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Just got the stove a month ago and have been using it religiously ever since, hasn't let me down yet! It's small, and very compact. I admit…
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove
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Scarpa Spark

rated 5 of 5 stars Trail running shoes that are lightweight with a low heel-to-toe differential, wide toe box, true to size, excellent lacing system and the best…
Scarpa Spark
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Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Use this on all my alpine climbs and winter endeavours with the slightest hint of wind. Great adjustment possibilities and fantastically tailored…
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket
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GSI Infinity Insulated Mug

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, keeps drinks hot, fun to use. Mug in use at the Hoh Rainforest, WA I ordered this item from Amazon, thinking I was getting the…
GSI Infinity Insulated Mug
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Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, fast boil time, and just enough outdoor "snootiness" to be fun. I've had my Primus Tea Kettle for several years now and I continue…
Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
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Boreas Gear Lost Coast 60

rated 4 of 5 stars A solid, lightweight pack with a set of well thought out features; not only in what it includes, but also in what it excludes. Fit: This is…
Boreas Gear Lost Coast 60
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars After 25 years I finally retired my Moss and searched for a new tent. I selected the Marmot Limelight 3P after reading previous reviews and…
Marmot Limelight 3P
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Arc'teryx Altra 48 LT

rated 3 of 5 stars The three pound Arc’teryx Altra 48 is a highly organized, low-profile, and stable pack that is built for multi-day adventures, yet it is small…
Arc'teryx Altra 48 LT
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Western Mountaineering HighLite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I really wanted this bag to work out since it was made in the USA and at 16 oz along with small size would make it perfect for lightweight backpacking.
Western Mountaineering HighLite
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Mountainsmith Spirit

rated 4 of 5 stars Great 12L day pack with unique breezeway through a trampoline back. Reduces sweat and increases air circulation. Actually has type of shell…
Mountainsmith Spirit
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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

rated 5 of 5 stars BUY THIS. A comfort food staple, near-and-dear to me (my mom packed it in a thermos for my school lunches) that Mountain House nails. Whether…
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef
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Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice

rated 4 of 5 stars Although I wouldn't consider the flavoring a genuine "Teriyaki," it does have the expected Pan-Asian flavoring zing to it. A hearty helping…
Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice
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Coleman FI Powerboost Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great canister stove. It's a bit heavier than some of the other compact stoves, but it has plenty of BTU power and simmers well. The…
Coleman FI Powerboost Stove
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars A great product — seriously light and very comfortable to use. Quick deployment and small enough to stow out of sight. I've hiked with these…
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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A3 Honey Graham S'mores Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Don't expect to spear this with a stick and roast it over the campfire. While "s'mores" flavored, this is an energy bar and is more about nutrition…
A3 Honey Graham S'mores Bar
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Kind Fruit & Nut Bar

rated 5 of 5 stars In two words? Freakin' delicious. In more words than that? A fruit and nut bar that is exactly that: sizable and fresh-tasting fruits and nuts.
Kind Fruit & Nut Bar
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3M Ultrathon 33 Insect Repellent Sponge Applicator

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Most effective, longest lasting insect repellent I've ever used. Period. It says; "Lasts 8 to 12 hours." And it actually does! I've spent thousands…
3M Ultrathon 33 Insect Repellent Sponge Applicator
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent, lightweight and spacious solo tent. Thoroughly contemplated design, sturdy construction, adaptable features, and high quality materials.
Hilleberg Akto
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REI Half Dome 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars REI Half Dome 4 was a very easy, seemly sturdy set-up tent. But does have some flaws. REI Half Dome 4 was a seemly sturdy, very easy set-up…
REI Half Dome 4
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Dynafit Mercury TF

rated 5 of 5 stars A great "quiver of one" boot that is equally capable of driving your skis on piste, doing laps in the side country, as well as downhill focussed…
Dynafit Mercury TF
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Clif The Climber Cabernet Sauvignon

rated 3 of 5 stars If you bring wine hiking this is a very good way to do it. “Jeff likes climbing and stuff, let’s get him this.” I can’t confirm it but…
Clif The Climber Cabernet Sauvignon
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Fenix PD32 Ultimate Edition

rated 5 of 5 stars The PD32 UE is not to be confused with the PD32. The two are the same except the UE model operates at higher lumens throughout the all the settings…
Fenix PD32 Ultimate Edition
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Sierra Designs Flash 2

rated 3 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs Flash 2 is a hybrid single wall, double walled tent that further blurs the line between tent, tarptent and tarp. It is best…
Sierra Designs Flash 2
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Buck Trio

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Buck Trio is a nice little knife suited for everyday carry. It has 3 blades for an assortment of cutting tasks. The blades are 420J2 stainless…
Buck Trio
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Klymit Static V

rated 4 of 5 stars Great, comfy pad that packs up small. This is a great sleeping pad for the money. It's easy to inflate with an innovative design. I've slept…
Klymit Static V
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove is compact, lightweight, and very packable. It is solidly built and very durable, made for back country use and years of dependable…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Sea to Summit AlphaLight Long Spoon

rated 5 of 5 stars Sea to Summit's AlphaLight Long Spoon is an ultralight, anodized aluminum spoon that, due to its superiority, has replaced the Titanium Spork…
Sea to Summit AlphaLight Long Spoon
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New Balance MT610

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great trail running shoe. Lightweight, flexible, and breathable. Highly recommended for trail runners or just those who want athletic shoes…
New Balance MT610
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Outdoor Research Transonic Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Transonic jacket is a lightweight, streamlined, highly breathable hard shell. This shell is perfect for those looking to…
Outdoor Research Transonic Jacket
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Native Lynx

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well-made sunglasses with interchangeable lenses. Good for outdoor use if you are physically active. More on the expensive side ~$150. For those…
Native Lynx
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REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket is an excellent insurance policy for those wet days on the trail. Lightweight and breathable, there's no reason to leave it at home.
REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket
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Simond Spider Screwgate

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, excellent screwgate locker that has a perfectly shaped nose to make clipping extremely easy. The best locking beiner for personal…
Simond Spider Screwgate
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Osprey Escapist 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Letting me escape successfully for a little over a year now. No major faults and great features. Osprey is the leader in packs for a reason:…
Osprey Escapist 30
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Osprey Xenith 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've tested and used this pack over many miles on several backpacking trips and it did not disappoint. The 75 is part of the newly redesigned…
Osprey Xenith 75
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Good bag if purchased on a discount. Steep and cheap will occasionally have deals for this bag at around 110 bucks plus shipping. Not the lightest…
Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 30
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker

rated 3 of 5 stars A lightweight sleeping pad weighing in at 19 oz and packs up quite small. Somewhat loud and quite narrow. Very expensive when bought at full…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Surprisingly versatile. I've used this pack for everything from hiking 14,000 foot mountains to commuting to work on a bike.  This is the lightest…
Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25
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Backpacker's Pantry Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce with Rice and Vegetables

rated 5 of 5 stars OMG. So I assume that most of you have tried quite a few Backpackers Pantry meals — this one is the bomb.  I would eat this even if I'm…
Backpacker's Pantry Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce with Rice and Vegetables
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Fozzils Soloist Set

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, easy alternative to having nesting bowls and mugs. I haven't encountered anything negative worth writing down. Whether you are…
Fozzils Soloist Set
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Katabatic Gear Alsek

rated 5 of 5 stars A very warm, very light, and very comfortable alternative to the traditional mummy sleeping bag. Once you try a quilt you'll never go back to…
Katabatic Gear Alsek
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Salomon Eskape Aero

rated 5 of 5 stars High quality, entry-level hiking shoe. To first start off, this shoe is super comfy. Nice materials and are used for the tongue and upper, while…
Salomon Eskape Aero
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Columbia Battle Ridge Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, quick dry nylon shorts great for hot, humid days. Also works well for canoeing and fishing where you might get wet and what to…
Columbia Battle Ridge Short
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Light My Fire Spork

rated 5 of 5 stars The biggest possible bang you will ever get for your buck when it comes to a lightweight, durable, multifunctional eating utensil. I bring this…
Light My Fire Spork
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DAC J-stake

rated 4 of 5 stars Just like you'd bend a SAM splint to make it stronger, DAC figured out that bending a stake in the middle makes it that much stronger. Hard…
DAC J-stake
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Orange Mud HydraQuiver

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Orange Mud HydraQuiver is good for anyone wanting a simple, stable, hands-free hydration solution and small pack for trail running or any…
Orange Mud HydraQuiver
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OverBoard Waterproof SLR Camera Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars The OverBoard Waterproof SLR bag is a roll-top dry bag designed for SLR cameras. It is simple but smartly featured; including a smooth camera…
OverBoard Waterproof SLR Camera Bag
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GSI Compact Scraper

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A double-sided tool, with a hard, plastic edge for more difficult scraping, and a soft, silicone edge to lightly scrape leftover liquid or softer…
GSI Compact Scraper
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Terramar Helix Crew Tee

rated 4 of 5 stars I was looking for a wicking, synthetic, lightweight, warm-/hot-weather t-shirt that I could wear on the trail as well as on the town. Found…
Terramar Helix Crew Tee
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Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack

rated 5 of 5 stars Choosing a Swiss Army Knife is like adding together all your activities, trying to find the average between them all, and trying to see which…
Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack
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Klean Kanteen 20oz Wide Insulated

rated 5 of 5 stars This water bottle does not seem to be as prone to the dent commonly seen on metal water bottles. Most importantly however is the fact that I've…
Klean Kanteen 20oz Wide Insulated
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Dutchware Ridgeline Biners

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Dutchware is a cottage manufacturer providing incredibly well-made equipment primarily used for hammock camping, but with other applications…
Dutchware Ridgeline Biners
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 4 of 5 stars I love, love, love that I can get potable water for our party when we hike up the Stour. In fact, we have spare water to wash the dishes. I…
MSR MiniWorks EX
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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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Petzl Grigri 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent auto locking belay device. The Grigri is ubiquitous, you see them everywhere you go, and for good reason.  It's just about as good…
Petzl Grigri 2
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Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow

rated 3 of 5 stars It pains me to do it — especially because I LOVE my NeoAir Trekker pad — but this is probably the first piece of gear I've purchased and…
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow
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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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GSI Pivot Spoon

rated 5 of 5 stars Opting to use pivoting hinges instead of a retractable design, GSI Outdoors succeeds in creating a packable spoon that feels neither too weak…
GSI Pivot Spoon
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GSI Pivot Spatula

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Opting to use pivoting hinges instead of a retractable design, GSI Outdoors succeeds in creating a packable spatula that feels neither too weak…
GSI Pivot Spatula
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GSI Pivot Tong

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Opting to use pivoting hinges instead of a retractable design, GSI Outdoors succeeds in creating a packable set of tongs that feels neither…
GSI Pivot Tong
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's like being hugged by a green friend. Very much adjustable to fit YOU. Top and front loading for easy filling and access. Sweet side pockets…
Kelty Coyote 80
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The North Face Arcus 23

rated 3 of 5 stars While it may look like the Tadpole, this isn't the same [2-person] tent. The illegitimate child of TNF's "Tadpole" and "Kings Canyon" tent lines,…
The North Face Arcus 23
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MSR Reactor

rated 5 of 5 stars We had three different stoves fail on successive years while hiking and camping Grand Canyon. Bought the MSR Reactor and no more failures at…
MSR Reactor
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Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern

rated 3.5 of 5 stars While not ultra light, this collapsible lantern provides good wide area lighting. Good for those times when a static, area light is better than…
Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern
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Tarptent Rainshadow 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Very roomy, very easy to set up, very lightweight. So we got the tent and me and the two boys set it up quickly and easily in the yard. It looked…
Tarptent Rainshadow 2
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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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Osprey Viva 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Viva series is advertised as being without all the bells and whistles but I would argue that it is chocked full of features which, for the…
Osprey Viva 50
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The North Face Paramount Cargo Short

rated 4 of 5 stars Quick dry nylon shorts are good for a wide variety of outdoor activities. I like the lightweight material, the pockets, and the belt and belt…
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 5 of 5 stars Great reliable water filter that is easy to clean and maintain. The Miniworks is a pump style water treatment system that has a ceramic filter…
MSR MiniWorks EX
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars Will fit Big Agnes valves. Makes inflating your mattress pad easy and quick. I am happy to say that it fits the Big Agnes valve, but it is a…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit
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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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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect ultralight alternative to a tent! I never thought I would turn to hammocks until I borrowed a friend's on an overnight trip in the Appalachians.
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect convertible pack for day hikes or ultralighting! Day hikes, bike trips, or just needing a good stuff sack...this pack is perfect! It…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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