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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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2 comments
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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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Marmot ROM Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this jacket. I've been living in it for a few months now. It absolutely blocks the wind, but breathes really well. Fit is outstanding!
Marmot ROM Jacket
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Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, 1.5 pound, 600 down fill summer sleeping bag. This line of Marmot sleeping bags was made exclusively for Dick's sporting goods;…
Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight
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Nite Ize Gear Tie 24"

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a nice alternative to using bungee cords. They are as useful as bungees. I liked the 24-inch pair so much, I bought a pair of 18-inch ties.
Nite Ize Gear Tie 24"
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Osprey Aether 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ultra comfy, ultra adjustable pack able to handle significant weight. When it comes to packs, it either feels good or it doesn't. I tried on…
Osprey Aether 70
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The North Face Rock 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy and fast to set up. Great design with two doors and two vestibules. The tent is easy to set up with three (very high quality, lightweight)…
The North Face Rock 22
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GoLite Jam2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great ultralight pack for long-distance hiking, or carry more moderate loads for a weekend trip without adding extra pounds to your back. Rated…
GoLite Jam2
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall I found the Platypus GravityWorks 2 liter to be a convenient and easy approach to the problem of providing potable water. No water treatment…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Solo Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars A no-brainer stove. With abundant wood availability, this is my go-to backpacking stove. This is an excellent stove, with a few important limitations. …
Solo Stove
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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket is a versatile, light-to-midweight softshell that's best for fast-paced activity in cold weather. The Dawn…
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket
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L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A reliable companion for the solo backpacker. This tent delivers what you need without unnecessary frills. Best used by solo backpackers on…
L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1
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Spark R&D Blaze

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome binding. No compromise, as good as a normal snowboard binding. These things are like night and day coming from the Voile Universal Sliders.
Spark R&D Blaze
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K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars Board is awesome, Voile universal interface leaves a little to be desired. I love this thing, it's my first split. I have put about a dozen…
K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit
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DaKine Frontier 36L

rated 4 of 5 stars Awesome, durable, full feature winter pack. I use the Dakine Frontier with my K2 Panoramic Splitboard.  It doesn't have a dedicated snowboard…
DaKine Frontier 36L
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack, dog doesn't mind it and it stays put. This pack is highly adjustable and fits my dog great. It has never chafed him or irritated…
Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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Vibram FiveFingers KSO

rated 5 of 5 stars I put over a thousand miles running and hiking on my first pair before they finally wore out, and my knees have never felt better. My first…
Vibram FiveFingers KSO
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Merrell Moab Ventilator

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This shoe grabs the foot like a glove, solid grip on heel (no lift at all, and I usually have lift problems), wide enough for my moderately…
Merrell Moab Ventilator
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Wenonah Escapade

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The We-no-nah Escapade is a 16.6 tandem performance touring canoe available only in "tuff weave"material. Produced mainly for lakes and gentle…
Wenonah Escapade
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Nova Craft Trapper Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars This canoe is based on a Trapper canoe originally built by Chestnut Canoe Company of New Brunswick. The Chestnut model was designed for trappers…
Nova Craft Trapper Solo
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Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The easiest liquid fuel stove I have come across. Also, instant flame which can 'simmer' in a manner of speaking. The all-in-one feature of…
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars So light you'll forget it's there. Yes, I'm gushing over this hat because it was a prize. BUT this really is a great hat for ultralight backpacking.
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Omega Pacific Jake Quik-Lok

rated 3 of 5 stars The Jake is different from any other auto-lock carabiner you have ever used. That is a huge con, as it runs contrary to what a climber is accustomed…
Omega Pacific Jake Quik-Lok
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Omega Pacific Standard Locking D

rated 3 of 5 stars The Locking D is a decent 'biner at a good price. It does not provide all the [unnecessary] bells and whistles of some other carabiners, but…
Omega Pacific Standard Locking D
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Sea to Summit Folding Bucket

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

rated 5 of 5 stars This case is backed by a warranty that stands behind the superior quality of the product. A perfect way to protect your communications when…
LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case
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Platypus Big Zip SL

rated 4 of 5 stars Worth the switch! After long time dedication to a competitor, no regrets; Nice construction, long tube, and a well engineered sure close system.
Platypus Big Zip SL
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Petzl Pantin

rated 5 of 5 stars Does what it is suppose to do quite well. I have been using the Patin for years as a supplement to my Frog Ascension. Normally, when you start…
Petzl Pantin
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CMI Rescue Rack

rated 5 of 5 stars My "go-to" rappel device. I have bounced many pits on this rack, and it's still going strong. There are different kinds of racks on the market.
 
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Black Diamond ATC

rated 5 of 5 stars Belayed thousands of people on this tube. This belay tube device does exactly what it's intended to do for a great price. I have been using…
Black Diamond ATC
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BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8

rated 5 of 5 stars A must-have item for folks on rope! I work with two of these. The first is in my personal climbing bag, for use in my caving activities. The…
BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8
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Musuc Selk' Bag 3G

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, packable comfort. The Selk bag offers comfort and warmth while maintaining mobility. I'd like to believe that I spent a good amount…
Musuc Selk' Bag 3G
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Salomon SpeedCross 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfort out of the box, ultralight and feel amazing. The forward traction is second to none in snow, on dry and wet dirt, sand etc. Breathable…
Salomon SpeedCross 3
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Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super warm with amazing loft before and after moisture is introduced. DWR repelled condensation great. Used in 25 degree temps with snow and…
Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi
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Osprey Atmos 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding performer especially for those who prefer a breeze across their back. I continue to watch the newer Ospreys, but this Atmos 35 is…
Osprey Atmos 35
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Platypus Platy Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightest, most durable bottle on the market! I first started using a Platypus bottle in my caving pack. Anything that goes caving gets BEAT…
Platypus Platy Bottle
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Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest

rated 4 of 5 stars Good quality hammock, but a bit on the small size. I know it is listed as a discontinued item, but the RestNest has been selling on some of…
Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This amazing little stove pot is compact enough for the average backpacker and gives versatility to the beginners out there. Amazing for its…
Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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Kelty Super Tioga

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Carries Heavy Loads Great. Good for packing with younger ones, where the burden is on you. Hunters, fisherman, young family backpacker daddies,…
Kelty Super Tioga
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Therm-a-Rest Original Z-Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars Better than I thought it would be! I got sick of slow leaks in my sleeping pads and decided to give the Therm-a-Rest Z-lite a try. It is about…
Therm-a-Rest Original Z-Lite
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BioLite CampStove

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

rated 4 of 5 stars A tough bag packed with clever features for both summer and winter use. This is a great bag! I have used the Osprey Aether on several big trips…
Osprey Aether 85
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Macpac Minaret

rated 4 of 5 stars A sturdy four-season tent, lightweight and pretty much bomb proof. Integral pitch design makes it a snap to get up in any sort of weather, but…
Macpac Minaret
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Saucony ProGrid Outlaw

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very comfortable shoe, but not my favorite Sauconys. A sufficient trail runner with ankle support, but I question Backpacker Magazine's reviewer…
Saucony ProGrid Outlaw
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ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars Perhaps I'm being a bit nit-picky here because after all this is a very durable, lightweight shirt that still is able to maintain a heavy feel…
ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
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MSR Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great solo tent at a decent weight. Nice ventilation and spacious vestibule make it cozy and livable for one. This tent is easy to pitch if…
MSR Hubba
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Mountain Hardwear Piero Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Toughest pants ever owned! Super abrasion resistant, still look great after several years of serious abuse!!! 32 Long fits great for 5'10"/160lbs.
Mountain Hardwear Piero Pant
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McMurdo Fast Find 210

rated 5 of 5 stars Being difficult to rate something I've never actually had to use, an excellent product for one that needs a long term insurance product that…
McMurdo Fast Find 210
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Trangia 25-6 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While there are plenty of discussions about how to lighten the load, I found the extra weight of this 'system' well worth it. I don't take the…
Trangia 25-6 UL
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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag, comfortable, keeps you warm and dry in exceptionally wet conditions. I used for three weeks treking in Northern Nepal at about 8-14000',…
Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0°
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Scarpa Force X

rated 4 of 5 stars Great entry level to intermediate shoe, as well as a wonderful all-day multi-pitch choice for the more experienced climbers. Very comfortable…
Scarpa Force X
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Westcomb Apoc Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Holy Grail is Found: After using Gore-Tex Pro Shell, Performance Shell, and Paclite products for many years, and never having been very…
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great lightweight cook set, if you have the right type of stove to accommodate the small 4.2 inch diameter. I have recently discovered…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Columbia Master of Faster Low

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I was shocked to find such a good pair of Columbia shoes for so cheap at Sierra Trading Post (with coupon). I just love Columbia footwear. They…
Columbia Master of Faster Low
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Soto Mantleless Lantern

rated 4 of 5 stars Great rugged little lantern and no mantels or glass globes to break. I have the Brunton Liberty version which is the same Soto Mantleless. Brunton…
Soto Mantleless Lantern
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Floor size is 98 x 56 inches. This tent is an excellent choice for taller people. I am 6'2" and have plenty of length. It is a breeze to set…
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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REI Sahara Shirt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This shirt makes great travel gear. It is lightweight, washable, packable, light. The fabric breathes well. Alas, the fabric is not very durable.
REI Sahara Shirt
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Mountain House Beef Stroganoff

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I love the taste, but the ingredient list is as long as my...arm. I don't often eat Mountain House (MH) foods because I find them to be too…
Mountain House Beef Stroganoff
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CamelBak Octane XCT

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great bag for trail running. I bought this bag for trail runs were there aren't any water sources to refill my waist bottle (w/ Steripen Adventurer).
CamelBak Octane XCT
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New Balance MT1110

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent trail runner. I love these shoes. They are minimalist and super lightweight while having a nice rock plate, pretty much a necessity…
New Balance MT1110
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Vargo Triad

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Super lightweight, effective at boiling water. This stove is made well, and weighs almost nothing.  I use it with my GSI Minimalist setup and…
Vargo Triad
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Columbia Cool Creek Stretch Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are my go-to pants for every adventure from skiing to canyoneering. They perform well and look nice. I bought these pants as a layer for…
Columbia Cool Creek Stretch Pant
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Crazy Creek Crazy Crib

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good lightweight hammock for hot summer, bug-free situations. I am a lover of hammocks! Why sleep on the ground if you don’t have…
Crazy Creek Crazy Crib
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Appy Trails Mark III

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you want to "lighten the pack" without going "all in" this could be for you. Same weight class as many tarps but has the advantage of zipping…
Appy Trails Mark III
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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

rated 3 of 5 stars In general, the product performed as expected. I wanted a quick, lightweight method to purify water that didn't take up a lot of space in my…
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
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Granite Gear Pack Stuffer

rated 5 of 5 stars This makes life in my Vapor Trail great! I imagine the shape would fit most GG packs and a ton of others. It stores food, clothes, tent and…
Granite Gear Pack Stuffer
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Primal Spirit Primal Strips

rated 5 of 5 stars Staying vegetarian on the trail just got easier! A great source of protein and sodium with great taste and meat-like texture. I can't leave…
Primal Spirit Primal Strips
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Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars After four years of hard use, indestructible and indispensable. In Canada this is the 800ml bottle. Mine's tan, except where it's been scratched,…
Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic
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Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket is a great three-season jacket made of 800 fill down and 10 denier ripstop nylon. It is impressively warm…
Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket
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