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Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great piece of gear. I have had the opportunity to use the All Terrain Hybrid Shelter as a hammock, a rainfly, and a bivy. The Shelter's…
Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter
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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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Craghoppers Kiwi 3-in-1 Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable well built 3-in-1 system from Craghoppers which presents excellent value for money. Jacket is longer-cut with subtle looks…
Craghoppers Kiwi 3-in-1 Jacket
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Garmin eTrex 30

rated 5 of 5 stars The Garmin eTrex 30 is a versatile, featured loaded, budget friendly GPS. It has many of the bells and whistles of the nicer models, but with…
Garmin eTrex 30
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Evernew Ti Non-Stick Pot .9L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great super lightweight cookware... Hard to find these days. These pots were pretty commonplace some years ago, but are hard to come by now.
Evernew Ti Non-Stick Pot .9L
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Light My Fire Outdoor Meal Kit

rated 3 of 5 stars It'll hold enough 'wares' for two people per meal—bowl, cup, two plates. It's not excessively heavy, though it's no feather either. Ours didn't…
Light My Fire Outdoor Meal Kit
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SOG PowerLock

rated 4 of 5 stars Very good quality components and assembly. Most tools are usable, the powerlock feature really makes a difference in using the can and bottle…
SOG PowerLock
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this tent for two years and have used it extensively in Pennsylvania and in all types of weather. It is a great little tent that…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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Leki Trail Antishock

rated 4 of 5 stars A light, sturdy, rock-solid pole that carries nicely and performs ably. The Leki Trail (AS) has proven to be a bit more than I expected, I'll…
Leki Trail Antishock
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Eureka! Tetragon 1210

rated 4 of 5 stars This tent has been a good performer over the years I've had it (6 at the time of writing). It is roomy, easy to set up, and the overall quality…
Eureka! Tetragon 1210
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Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good budget day pack that gets the job done. The Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0 is a budget friendly day pack that can actually hold up to some…
Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0
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Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great ultralight bag that can serve many functions thereby reducing the total weight of your load during longer hauls. However it's…
Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack
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Big Agnes Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Packs small, about the size of a 1L bottle, doesn't take long to inflate and really gives you a luxurious sleep! We recently switched our self-inflatable…
Big Agnes Air Core
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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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Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Arms

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Way2Cool sleeves are a rather unique product designed to help keep you cool. They are made with a fabric that Mountain Hardwear calls Cool…
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Arms
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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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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent stove system which achieves a small footprint in your backpack and promotes lightweight backpacking and mobility. Our scout group…
Primus EtaExpress
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LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very stable platform and can handle rough water with the best of them. I own a guided sea kayaking company in northwest Montana. I…
LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5
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Keen Targhee II

rated 4 of 5 stars These are great shoes for hiking and really protect your feet if you are hiking in rocky terrain. They breathe well, and dry quickly. The soles…
Keen Targhee II
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Osprey Stratos 24

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A great ride daypack with limited storage, but wonderful airflow and good hydration options. I've had this pack for about 5 years and it went…
Osprey Stratos 24
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MSR Flex Skillet

rated 4 of 5 stars A good skillet if you want to do more than “one pot cooking” in the backcountry. It is lightweight and easy to clean. When I bought this…
MSR Flex Skillet
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Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Way2Cool Tank is a running top made with a fabric using Cool Q ZERO (“a cooling agent”) it is also finished with an antimicrobial agent.
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank
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Garmin Fenix

rated 5 of 5 stars The standard of excellence in GPS/Navigational watches. A "must have" for the hunter, backpacker, or woodsman. Garmin Fenix is quite possible…
Garmin Fenix
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Lowe Alpine Airzone 35

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A simple, effective and comfortable day pack that can also be used for longer trips. The Airzone 35 is comfortable and practical. I really can't…
Lowe Alpine Airzone 35
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Grivel X Monster

rated 3 of 5 stars I've used these axes in mixed conditions and on ice and found they perform very differently. On ice they are the perfect level of aggressive…
Grivel X Monster
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 3 of 5 stars Relatively lightweight internal frame pack that is much heavier than other frameless ultralight options, but does not provide the stability/suspension…
Osprey Talon 44
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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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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great product, easy maintenance. A water filter is a must-have equipment for outdoor enthusiast everywhere. The Miniworks are an exceptional…
MSR MiniWorks EX
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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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The North Face Recon

rated 4 of 5 stars I like the front load style. I like that it's made for a woman's frame. I am a day hiker and it is well suited for this. I like the fit of this…
The North Face Recon
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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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