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Arc'teryx Arrakis 40

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I’ve used this pack while hiking and winter mountaineering for nearly 3 seasons now and find it to be a very solid, comfortable and functional…
photo: Arc'teryx Arrakis 40
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The Galibier boots are still made but nowadays they are all stamped in the upper leather with the label "Parachoc." They are still made in France…
photo: Galibier Super Guide
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Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are great to use to assist when you have knee issues or if steep descents are problematic for you. They are good for long trekking excursions,…
photo: Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
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Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter

rated 5 of 5 stars Alright, I'll preface this by saying that I work for Bass Pro Shops and was given this filter (and a replacement filter) for free by a representative…
photo: Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter
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Magellan eXplorist 610

rated 4 of 5 stars I have owned the Magellan Explorist 610 since August of this year. I must say the pros are many and the cons few. Pros: The user interface is…
photo: Magellan eXplorist 610
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SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 4 of 5 stars I was gifted a SPOT GPS messenger by the lovely people here at Trailspace about a year ago. Now that my subscription is about up I wanted to…
photo: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
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Black Diamond Stormtrack

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought this tent for hiking in demanding Scandinavian mountain conditions. I have used it for weekend trips with up to two adults. Although…
photo: Black Diamond Stormtrack
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Exped SynMat 9 Pump DLX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After two years of using this pad I though I would update the review. It is still a great pad to sleep on, and although it is more heavy then…
photo: Exped SynMat 9 Pump DLX
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Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A true 'barefoot' shoe with a tough sole that is good for trails, provided they're not too muddy. The very 'precise' fit makes them a good shoe…
photo: Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove
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Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my lightweight quilt. I have always used sleeping bags on my hiking and camping trips. A few years ago I started to lighten my load.
photo: Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt
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Therm-a-Rest Alpine Down Blanket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Therm-a-Rest sleep systems include various combinations of insulation, pads, and pillows for different temperatures, climates, and activities.
photo: Therm-a-Rest Alpine Down Blanket
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I spent the last two weeks camping in Great Smoky Mtns. N.P., my twenty-five year old WhisperLite fed me every day. As others here have noted,…
photo: MSR WhisperLite
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Backpacker's Pantry Scrambled Eggs

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For a comparative Instant Camp Eggs Cook-Off, I tested and reviewed the following packaged plain egg products: Adventure Egg Anywhere Scrambles,…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Scrambled Eggs
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Katadyn Vario Microfilter

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I am a wilderness trips coordinator. We send trips into the BWCA. I purchased the Vario filter for our trips program after using the Katadyn…
photo: Katadyn Vario Microfilter
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MSR Fury

rated 4 of 5 stars (I am using the upgraded 2010/2011 Fury without the pole sleeves and instead using the pole clips-—much better). NIGHT FALLS IN THE BLACK…
photo: MSR Fury
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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased the Gatewood Cape Poncho-Tarp with the Serenity Net Tent interior screen-tent with bathtub floor. I love this concept, and in practice…
 
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SteriPEN Traveler

rated 4.5 of 5 stars by now, the technology is no mystery - UV light kills the DNA in whatever bacteria, protozoans, even viruses may be in your water bottle. …
photo: SteriPEN Traveler
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Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw

rated 1.5 of 5 stars A lightweight folding saw great for backpacking, hiking, camping, or any other general outdoors use. The saw is actually produced and manufactured…
photo: Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw
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Valandré Shocking Blue

rated 5 of 5 stars Well, here’s a review telling you how I took my size long Valandre Shocking Blue, a 3lb bag EN comfort rated at 16F, to a verified -15F, and…
photo: Valandré Shocking Blue
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Gregory Baltoro 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a load-hauler for a backpack of this size. It has proved to be not only comfortable but also very durable. Plethora of features is nice.
photo: Gregory Baltoro 65
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 3 of 5 stars Initial impression of the Keen Pyrenees (Bison)- Build quality seems pretty good. No blemishes in the leather, stitching seems of decent quality,…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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MSR SimmerLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For a small, light, liquid fuel stove I am very happy with this piece of camp equipment. It is Most compact of many brands I was considering.
photo: MSR SimmerLite
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall, I am very pleased with this tent. It's the lightest tent I've owned and it packs really small. I've even got it packed down with a…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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The North Face Double Headed Toad 44 BX

rated 4 of 5 stars I backpack short mileage for 3-4 day trips with my wife and two girls, 7 and 9 years old. After a few trips with two 3-person tents, I decided…
photo: The North Face Double Headed Toad 44 BX
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a coffee snob. If you've ever had instant coffee, forget that traumatic experience; this stuff is actually pretty good. Perfect for camping…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Kelty Coyote 4750

rated 2 of 5 stars I bought this pack in early 2010, I forget when exactly, I bought it to replace my old ALICE pack I had been using. I was on a budget, so when…
photo: Kelty Men's Coyote 4750
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I keep searching for this stove at yard sales and on ebay. When I get them home, I completely clean them with a mixture of catsup and vinegar…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Guyot Designs MicroBites

rated 5 of 5 stars I already own the standard sized version or this set, but for solo trips I thought this would be a better choice. I figured correctly. Total…
photo: Guyot Designs MicroBites
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Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest canister stove in the world, sounds to good to be true right? At 1.9 oz it's near a full ounce lighter than its competitors. With…
photo: Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the greatest overall boot I've found in 30 years of climbing. It is amazingly light and comfortable (no blisters out of the box) yet…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased these boot to replace a very worn out pair of Merrell low top hikers. I was looking for something a bit tougher, though it didn’t…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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L.L.Bean White Mountain Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars An overall great backpack capable of storing enough equipment for multiday treks and not so bulky that it can't be used as a daypack too. This…
photo: L.L.Bean Men's White Mountain Pack
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Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4

rated 3 of 5 stars I have both the ProLite 4 long (for winter use) and the ProLite 3 shorter version for summer/all around. Obviously I like the pads enough to…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4
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Eureka! Apex 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for 5 years now and though I don't use it every weekend, it's seen a lot of ups and downs with plenty of rain and wind. I'm…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2
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ULA Equipment Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this pack for about a year now and I love it more every time I go out. I am a big guy, 5'11", 250lbs (sadly) and this pack fits great.
photo: ULA Equipment Circuit
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this expensive pad to help me sleep, as I don't sleep well on the trail. The pad took longer than I expected to blow up and was a chore…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars update 7-17-2013: After 3 years of using this stove for group backpacking trips as well as car camping with the family I would like to say this…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Under ideal conditions - i.e. practicing with it using my tap water - it did work great. Very fast, easy to pump, lightweight, the back flushing…
photo: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased an MSR E-Wing Shelter/Tarp and couldn't be happier with it! I trawled the internet searching for some information and a…
photo: MSR E-Wing
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Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bladder for my wildlife research job that requires long hikes every day in the Canyonlands of Utah. Ten times better than any…
photo: Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir
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NRS Pilot Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: NRS Pilot Knife
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars AAA+ An October 2009 backpack/deer hunting trip found this tent loaded in my pack. A bit of concern with 7lbs of weight to take back in over…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle all rolled into one. So perfectly evolved the TNF has been making it for 20 years or something.
photo: The North Face VE 25
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photo: Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight / Watertight .3
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Black Diamond's Orbit lantern: Enjoy!
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this after realizing my 2xte was better suited as a solo (for me.) Everything I have stated (my review of the 2xte) holds true for…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars The only gear Eureka! does a half-assed job on is its tents. The Alpenlite 2XT saved my life on the Emmons glacier on Mt Rainier in 2002. A…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars A great entry level tent if you are going to split the load with a hiking companion. If you are carrying this yourself look elsewhere. There…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars The recent post inspired me to add my thoughts. The SVEA 123R is the most reliable piece of hiking gear I own. I wanted a single stove for year…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Of course, as I often am w/ K9 products, I was skeptical at first. My concerns were soon gone. This pack fits well on my medium sized terrier…
photo: Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 2 of 5 stars I am a lifetime La Sportiva loyalist, however, the Trango Prime fell short on performance in my opinion. This spring on an attempt on the Liberty…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Prime
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent! Summary: Unique options for using the fly (folded half back over one "room", or folded half way up for shade/rain protection with…
photo: REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars I liked hammocks. I liked camping. I couldn't get completely comfortable in standard non-spreader bar hammocks due to the arc that exists even…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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Tarptent Rainbow

rated 5 of 5 stars Hard to beat this tarptent. It is super light (2 lbs) and super roomy for 1 (could hold 2 in a pinch) and it pitches very tight and storm-worthy.
photo: Tarptent Rainbow
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NEMO Losi 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent a few weeks ago, for a camping trip I will be going on in Congaree National park in South Carolina. However the weekend after…
photo: NEMO Losi 2P
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You will amaze your friends with how quickly it boils water, although you may not be able to hear their "oohs" and "aahs" over the burner roar.
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars This set is great for the money. It weighs about half of a pound, and has a very strong non-stick coating. It is very small, and just enough…
photo: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been a backpacker/camper for over 30 years. I have camped in most conditions/seasons. I hike/camp about 240 days a year. I also do bicycle…
photo: The North Face VE 25
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Vargo Triad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does exactly what it says. One of these reviewers does not know SQUAT on alcohol stoves. FYI, hold a match or lighter under stove for a few…
photo: Vargo Triad
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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So I just got this tent the day I was going on a trip and pretty much tested it in every Canadian summer condition. I usually steer towards…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my Tadpole in 1994. It's the only piece of my travelling kit remaining from then. I've cycle toured in S.E. Asia extensively, France,…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The best stove to-date. This little puppy ignited first time immediately. Even when playing around adjusting the flame and the flame went out,…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars I currently own a number of vintage Optimus and Primus stoves. I have been around them and used them since the early 70s, camping with my family.
 
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Princeton Tec Apex

rated 2 of 5 stars Eight people used the Apex on an expedition to Papua New Guinea to explore remote caves. Upon receipt of the headlamps several of them were…
photo: Princeton Tec Apex
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say about Western Mountaineering, I first heard about these products through an online talk group and I must say I'm impressed. To…
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Hennessy Hammock Hennessy vs. Clark

rated 4 of 5 stars I switched over to hammock camping a couple of years ago. I have several tents and 2 Hennessy Hammocks and a Clark Jungle Hammock. I love them…
 
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Hi Mountain Hot Caramel Apple Crunch

rated 3.5 of 5 stars We have not reviewed camping meals before. We kinda buy them to have as an easy take along for canoe camping, and we usually use brands that…
photo: Hi Mountain Hot Caramel Apple Crunch
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Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA

rated 3 of 5 stars Simple little lightweight camping stove. Does not put out a lot of heat though. I have used a bunch of different backpacking stoves and while…
photo: Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA
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Silipint Half Pint

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Originally thought of as a car-camping accessory, I’ve found many other uses for these cups in the backcountry. Great not only for car-camping…
photo: Silipint Half Pint
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Carlisle Magic Nylon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am not a kayaker, but when I purchased a new solo canoe, it was suggested to me, that in addition to my regular canoe paddle, I look into…
photo: Carlisle Magic Nylon
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GSI Infinity Insulated Mug

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a very smartly priced mug, insulated for cold or hot beverages. It is lightweight, durable, and has served us well for canoe camping…
photo: GSI Infinity Insulated Mug
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Jacks 'R' Better Sierra Sniveller

rated 5 of 5 stars This quilt is lightweight, very compact, and ultra warm. If you are looking to cut weight and save space without compromise this is the quilt…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Sierra Sniveller
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Vargo Bedrock 1/4 Zip

rated 4 of 5 stars A midweight, quarter zip long-sleeve shirt, the Bedrock is a durable option for any cooler time of the year. It’s a tight fit for slimmer…
photo: Vargo Bedrock 1/4 Zip
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Salomon Quest 4D GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars With hiking boots it's truly a case of to each his/her own. In my case these Salomons are heaven-sent. Comfortable and supportive and minimal…
photo: Salomon Men's Quest 4D GTX
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Sea to Summit X-Pot

rated 5 of 5 stars This pot is great for our canoe camping expedition. It collapses down flat, packs easily, and works well with our small canister stove. This…
photo: Sea to Summit X-Pot
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Mountainsmith Lariat 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fantastic pack for overnight or the long weekend away, the Lariat has all the features you can use without all the add-ons you don't need.
photo: Mountainsmith Lariat 65
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Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The tent was tested for size and space for two people, one being 5'10" the other 5'1", prior to outdoor setup. I have hammock camped in storms…
photo: Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT
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Fishpond Drifter Boat Cooler

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good quality semi-soft cooler that is large enough to fit enough food and drinks for a weekend kayak or canoe trip. The molded bottom…
photo:   Fishpond Drifter Boat Cooler
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Astral Brewer

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the first pair of lace-up, shoe style water shoes I have owned, and I admit, had I not won these, I probably would still be using slip-on…
photo: Astral Brewer
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Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An informative read into a unique travel style. The book offers great tricks and insights to try out the next time you hit the trail. Justin's…
photo: Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking
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humangear GoBites Duo

rated 5 of 5 stars GoBites Duo — One spork to rule them all. Ok, maybe just very well thought out, giving it a wide range of capability. Last winter, my job…
photo: humangear GoBites Duo
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Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent flavor and texture from a freeze dried meal. The price point is a bit heavy considering I might be able to take a spur trail to the…
photo: Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles
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Eureka! Isis 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nice little compact tent. Easy free standing cross-pole design. Leaks water. The Isis is a nice compact option for its price point. It tapers…
photo: Eureka! Isis 2
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Sierra Designs Bedouin 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple common cross pole design made with high quality materials and a few more accoutrements than the average 4P tent. A reliable 3-season…
photo: Sierra Designs Bedouin 4
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Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus FS

rated 5 of 5 stars My first frameless pack. I chose wisely. This is the first frameless pack I've owned. My older pack is a Kelty Coyote 80L, which works well…
photo: Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus FS
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Teva Original Universal

rated 3 of 5 stars Teva is an authentic icon in the outdoor industry. Founded in the early 1980s by a Colorado River guide, Teva pioneered the sport-sandal category.
photo: Teva Women's Original Universal
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Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight comfy pad, gives a great night's sleep. I was intrigued by Sea to Summit's new line of sleeping pads, so when the REI dividend and…
photo: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat
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Loki Mountain Hoodie

rated 3 of 5 stars Great ideas (built-in balaklava and mitts) and could be a game changer, but the quality is not there yet. I love the design of the hoodie. Adding…
photo: Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie
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Eddyline Sea Star

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing kayak. Very well built and designed. Its long water line gives it speed and allows it to track well. Moderate to high-volume boat which…
photo: Eddyline Sea Star
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Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars At 1lb 11oz, it's not the lightest but does a fine job for 3-seasons. I've been using the Trail Lite for two years now and I've always been…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's Trail Lite
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Hennessy Hammock Snakeskins

rated 5 of 5 stars A must-have accessory for hammock users, both recreationally or for campers! SnakeSkins store a hammock in a way that makes setup and breakdown…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Snakeskins
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Tarptent Rainshadow 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent ultralight, waterproof, fast to erect tent. Used ~dozen times so far on backpacking trips and Boy Scout 'trailer' camps. No complaints.
photo: Tarptent Rainshadow 2
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Eddie Bauer Vintage 0 Down Sleeping Bag Quilt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A nice example of an old expedition bag from the Seattle Outfitter. The bag has some very unique and useful features to give it great versatility.
photo: Eddie Bauer Vintage 0 Down Sleeping Bag Quilt
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Mammut Lithium Z 8 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice little daypack for fast & light endeavors. This is a nice little daypack for your fast and light adventures; nice, but not perfect…
photo: Mammut Lithium Z 8 Pack
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Sherpa Adventure Gear Shankar Belay Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Super light, super warm, super awesome. I'm 5'7" 140 lbs. Small is a snug fit, medium leaves me room to layer in super cold weather. I've had…
photo: Sherpa Adventure Gear Shankar Belay Jacket
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Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+

rated 4 of 5 stars Large single compartment, no frills, no extras, water resistant pack. Does the job well but offers little in access points. Fit: Fits well and…
photo: Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+
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Therm-a-Rest EvoLite

rated 4 of 5 stars The Evolite weighs in at about 1.5 pounds and has a comfortable two inches thickness of loft. It’s pretty warm and plenty comfortable. If…
photo: Therm-a-Rest EvoLite
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Raven Designs Gear Asgard A2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, highly focused for weather, safety, and weight, tough little tent. Few frills, lots of design features. Very versatile. This review…
photo: Raven Designs Gear Asgard A2
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Klymit Static V

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Light weight in a small package. Great for thru hikers or weight conscious fair-weather campers. Bang for buck on this lightweight, packable…
photo: Klymit Static V
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Ruff Wear Bivy Bowl

rated 3.5 of 5 stars We use travel bowls for dogs when camping,hiking,and canoe camping. This collapsible bowl was provided to me as a Brand Ambassador for http://backcountryk9.com/.
photo: Ruff Wear Bivy Bowl
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