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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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Marmot Zion Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great softshell for shoulder season skiing and for all winter climbing. Extremely breathable, durable, and waterproof. Marmot Zion…
Marmot Zion Jacket
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BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I tried charging an iPhone 4, a Hero 2 GoPro, 4-AA batteries, a Nook and some speakers. I thought it may be hard to start a fire in such a small…
BioLite CampStove
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very warm for weight, if you can get it cheap, go for it. Overall, the Atom fits really well and is so comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody
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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the perfect size cookset for an alcohol soda can stove with a windguard/potstand made from a large soup can. The stove and fuel can…
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for 1 person, good for 2 people, this pot handles both your dinner and your morning coffee while being extremely light and durable. Fits…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Deuter Futura Pro 42

rated 4 of 5 stars Great weekender backpack with incredible organization and storage possibilities. Mesh AND zippered pockets on the side, waterproof zippered…
Deuter Futura Pro 42
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FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft

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

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you've ever owned a pad that ISN'T self-inflating, you've probably asked yourself why you ever bought it in the first place, despite any…
Camp-Tek Microburst
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Mountainsmith Rain Cover

rated 3 of 5 stars Does what is suppose to do—keep your gear dry, but there are better products out there. This rain cover was included with my first backpack—a…
Mountainsmith Rain Cover
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Outdoor Research Force 9 Sombrero

rated 5 of 5 stars If you want a comfortable storm hat that will keep your head dry in downpours and the rain out of your face, this is it. I am a hat person and…
Outdoor Research Force 9 Sombrero
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NEMO Strato Loft 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a comfortable bag for side sleepers. Wake up untwisted on the pad! I sleep on my arm with it extended and finally there's a bag for…
NEMO Strato Loft 25
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Terramar Thermawool Beanie

rated 5 of 5 stars If you're always having difficulty keeping your ears covered, this hat is for you! Soft, stretchy merino wool keeps your head warm... and cool!
Terramar Thermawool Beanie
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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…
The North Face Manta Ray 33
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Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars Two of the best dry-bags I have owned! Very durable one-way vacuum dry bag... 2+ seasons of use without any kind of failure. The Sea to Summit…
Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A minimalist approach to the inflatable mattress, making sleeping on the ground a lot more comfortable than I remember it. By no means the biggest,…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker
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GSI Crossover Kitchen Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent companion to any pot-based GSI cookset. Fitting perfectly into the pot-based GSI cooksets, it proves this company can not only…
GSI Crossover Kitchen Kit
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Ignitor Top Quilt

rated 3 of 5 stars The ENO Ignitor Topquilt will allow you to extend your hammock camping well into three seasons and even into some milder four-season camping.
Eagles Nest Outfitters Ignitor Top Quilt
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Blaze Underquilt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The ENO Blaze underquilt will allow you to enjoy using your hammock well into 3 season and some milder 4 season use. Simple to use, lightweight,…
Eagles Nest Outfitters Blaze Underquilt
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MSR SuperFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Robust pot supports and a wide burner head bridge the gap between minimalist trail cooking and gourmet campsite cooking. My go-to canister stove,…
MSR SuperFly
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GSI Pinnacle Backpacker Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Everything two backpackers could ask for in a smartly-designed package (whose storage tub even serves a dual purpose). After camping with tubs…
GSI Pinnacle Backpacker Cookset
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Celestron TrekGuide

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight shoe for short mid-range trips. I was very pleased with these shoes right out of the gate. I wore them in comparison to several…
Merrell Moab Ventilator
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Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern

rated 3 of 5 stars This lantern gives off a tiny amount of light. This isn't a bad thing though. I find it gives sufficient light for finding something in my pack,…
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern
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Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack

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

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

rated 5 of 5 stars This alcohol stove is Ultralight, safe, simple, no parts to fail, fuel efficient and can be used in freezing cold temperatures and altitude.
 
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MSR Carbon Reflex 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a very impressive tent from MSR. It is a bit expensive so I gave it 4.5 stars instead of 5, but wow, this is a great tent. If you go…
MSR Carbon Reflex 1
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super-bright light at 200 lumens and very durable. A little on the heavy/bulky side if you are into minimizing weight, but overall a solid light.
Black Diamond Icon
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Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid

rated 4 of 5 stars You absolutely should not skimp when it comes to boots for hiking and backpacking. A good, well-made pair of boots is going to cost a little…
Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid
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Rab Infinity Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Infinity jacket by Rab is designed to be super-light, yet very warm. This 850 European down jacket weighs only 18 oz and even has a hood.
Rab Infinity Jacket
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Adidas Terrex Swift Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars The Best hiking shoe I have ever worn. The best hiking shoe. Purchased and immediately went on an 18-mile hike from Aspen, CO, to Crested Butte…
Adidas Terrex Swift Solo
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Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A well built summit pack that is able to carry the essentials and tools when bagging peaks from a base camp. I sought out this pack to fill…
Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack
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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…
Primus AluTech Trek Kettle - 1.0L
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Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII

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

rated 4.5 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…
Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter
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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover

rated 5 of 5 stars The Sea to Summit pack cover is a lightweight and weather resistant pack cover that does a good job in keeping the pack dry. My main use of…
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover
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Sea to Summit Delta Mug

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An inexpensive, lightweight cup. I bought this on impulse, looking to shave a few ounces off my pack's base weight. The $7 price tag made it…
Sea to Summit Delta Mug
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

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

rated 5 of 5 stars Patagonia's Baggies are my go-to, do it all shorts. They are lightweight, breathable, packable, abrasion-resistant, water-resistant, quick drying…
Patagonia Baggies Shorts
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