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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, stable trekking poles with tons of versatility and comfort. My estimation is that these trekking poles are about as close to perfect…
photo: Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
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GSI Telescoping Foon

rated 2.5 of 5 stars When used as the manufacturer intended this utensil works well. Sadly the manufacturer's intended use is extremely limited. I got a two of these…
photo: GSI Telescoping Foon
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Scarpa Spark

rated 5 of 5 stars Trail running shoes that are lightweight with a low heel-to-toe differential, wide toe box, true to size, excellent lacing system and the best…
photo: Scarpa Women's Spark
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars After 25 years I finally retired my Moss and searched for a new tent. I selected the Marmot Limelight 3P after reading previous reviews and…
photo: Marmot Limelight 3P
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Mountainsmith Spirit

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

rated 4 of 5 stars Although I wouldn't consider the flavoring a genuine "Teriyaki," it does have the expected Pan-Asian flavoring zing to it. A hearty helping…
photo: Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars A great product — seriously light and very comfortable to use. Quick deployment and small enough to stow out of sight. I've hiked with these…
photo: Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket is an excellent insurance policy for those wet days on the trail. Lightweight and breathable, there's no reason to leave it at home.
photo: REI Men's OXT Airflyte Running Jacket
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SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Bought these socks on sale for around 12 bucks a pair through sierratradingpost.com. Wore one pair for about 10 miles with Saucony ProGrid Trail…
photo: SmartWool Men's PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Good bag if purchased on a discount. Steep and cheap will occasionally have deals for this bag at around 110 bucks plus shipping. Not the lightest…
photo: Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 30
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Surprisingly versatile. I've used this pack for everything from hiking 14,000 foot mountains to commuting to work on a bike.  This is the lightest…
photo: Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25
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Fozzils Soloist Set

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

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

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, quick dry nylon shorts great for hot, humid days. Also works well for canoeing and fishing where you might get wet and what to…
photo: Columbia Battle Ridge Short
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DAC J-stake

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

rated 1 of 5 stars If bologna's name is "Oscar Meyer," disappointment's name is "Coleman." Easily the most poorly-made, unnecessarily-heavy, and least water-resistant…
photo: Coleman Montana 4
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Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack

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

rated 5 of 5 stars This water bottle does not seem to be as prone to the dent commonly seen on metal water bottles. Most importantly however is the fact that I've…
photo: Klean Kanteen 20oz Wide Insulated
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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Chili Mac with Beef on a backpacking trip, it's great and fits well with meals around the fire. I'd recommend this (higher than the Beef Stroganoff...though…
photo: Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack for lightweight overnight backpacking and airline travel. This pack is fantastic. I purchased it for airline travel because the frame…
photo: Osprey Kestrel 48
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Buck Mini Buck Tool

rated 5 of 5 stars This little Minibuck has been one of the most convenient and versatile tools I have used or seen in the pursuit of the outdoors. I thought long…
photo: Buck Mini Buck Tool
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 5 of 5 stars Great reliable water filter that is easy to clean and maintain. The Miniworks is a pump style water treatment system that has a ceramic filter…
photo: MSR MiniWorks EX
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Big Agnes Pearl

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This sleeping bag is a good bag for people who are looking for a light bag in not-too-cold weather and not-too-wet weather. I would recommend…
photo: Big Agnes Pearl
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Coleman SunDome 4 Tent 9' x 7'

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a decent 3-season tent, it's not great, but it's not bad either. Somewhere along the middle as far as quality goes. It's easy to set…
photo: Coleman SunDome 4 Tent 9' x 7'
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Ursack S29 AllWhite

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used the AllWhite in the Adirondacks, home of Yellow-Yellow, the black bear who opens the BearVault, for about 100 nights. Just last…
photo: Ursack S29 AllWhite
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Arc'teryx Bora 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Arc'teryx left no stone unturned. I picked up a Bora 80 on end of season closeout, and apparently they aren't making them anymore. I feel lucky…
photo: Arc'teryx Bora 80
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Black Diamond Demon Duffel

rated 5 of 5 stars (Nearly) perfect rope and gear bag. This is just what I wanted when looking for a rope bag. It has everything I wanted: a ton of storage, integrated…
photo: Black Diamond Demon Duffel
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Galibier Super Rando

rated 5 of 5 stars Galibier boots are still available! Do you remember Galibier boots from the 1970s and '80s? They made classic mountaineering boots, full leather,…
photo: Galibier Super Rando
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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…
photo: Millet Khumbu 65 + 10
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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…
photo: 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.
photo: Pedco UltraPod I
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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…
photo: Berghaus Caudale Half-Zip Fleece Pullover
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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,…
photo: Black Diamond Speed 30
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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…
photo: Petzl TacTikka XP
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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…
photo: GoLite Jam 50L
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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…
photo: Craghoppers Basecamp Trousers
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The REI Sahara pants are versatile pants wearable as shorts or long pants, depending on the situation. They are pretty much what one wants in…
photo: REI Men's Sahara Convertible Pants
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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…
photo: Texsport First Gear Cliffhanger
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: G3 Onyx
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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…
photo: Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
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SPOT Personal Tracker

rated 4 of 5 stars I’m Lost, Help Find Me: A SPOT Gear Test Figure 1. SPOT Satellite Messenger Background While it is always best to avoid getting lost or injured…
photo: SPOT Personal Tracker
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: Granite Gear Long Howl
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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…
photo: Gerber Profile Fine Edge Drop Point
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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…
photo: ProBar Old School PB&J Bar
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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.
photo: 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.
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Acto MX Hoody
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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…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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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…
photo: FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft
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ShearBan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Eliminates friction (and blisters!) in boots and shoes. Easy to apply. I'll try to keep this short. A few years ago, I got frostbite on my big…
photo:   ShearBan
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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…
photo: GSI N-Form Pot Gripper
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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…
photo: Mountainsmith Rain Cover
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Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A reliable multi-function watch, with altimeter, at an excellent price point.  What can I say? I'm cheap! For a few years, I've been looking…
photo: Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch
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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,…
photo: Celestron TrekGuide
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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…
photo: 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,…
photo: Asolo Men's 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.
photo: Zelph's Stoveworks SS Starlyte Ultralyte
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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.
photo: Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII
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Leki Summit AS AERGON

rated 1 of 5 stars There is almost nothing to recommend about these poles, but rather many reasons to look elsewhere. I recently purchased the Leki Aergon Summit…
photo: Leki Summit AS AERGON
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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…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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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!
photo: Marmot Men's 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;…
photo: Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight
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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…
photo: L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1
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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…
photo: Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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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…
photo: Nova Craft Trapper Solo
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Omega Pacific Jake 3-Stage Quik-Lok

rated 4 of 5 stars The Omega Pacific Jake is a big, throaty 'biner. The offset gate is a great innovation that makes clipping in much easier than a standard "D"…
photo: Omega Pacific Jake 3-Stage Quik-Lok
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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…
photo: 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.
photo: Platypus Big Zip SL
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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…
photo: BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8
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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…
photo: Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi
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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…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest
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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent stakes! These are my go-to tent stakes. Very solid aluminum. I have used these stakes for over 4 years now and have not bent one…
photo: MSR Groundhog Tent Stake
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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,…
photo: Kelty Super Tioga
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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…
photo: Osprey Aether 85
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Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars Reliable and easy to use. I bought one of these water filters about 10 years ago. It was PUR brand but is exactly like the Katadyn Hiker version.
photo: Katadyn Hiker
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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…
photo: Macpac Minaret
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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…
photo: ExOfficio Men's Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: Trangia 25-6 UL
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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…
photo: Scarpa Men's Force X
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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…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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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…
photo: REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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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. "What are ya doin' for lunch?" "Stroganoff." "Yuck dude, that's gross!" "Not…
photo: Mountain House Beef Stroganoff
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Bosavi Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, compact, rugged, powerful and full-featured LED headlamp with a brand new design, sporting an internal rechargeable battery. Red and…
photo: Bosavi Headlamp
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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well built and light (5.5 oz) cook set that can be used for one or even two people. Works great for boiling water for dehydrated meals. Opening…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo (e)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent shelter for an extended backpacking trip. Simple, lightweight protection from the elements and bugs. Lunar Solo from Six Moon Designs…
 
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Sierra Designs Revival 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome pack. Excellent balance between lightweight pack and ability to carry a heavy load comfortably. Fulcrum single stay suspension moves…
photo: Sierra Designs Revival 65
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Five Ten Canyoneer

rated 4 of 5 stars These shoes by far have the best sole of any canyoneering shoe on the market. This shoe undeniably has the best traction of any shoe designed…
photo: Five Ten Canyoneer
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Canon PowerShot A2300

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Enough of an improvement over a cell phone camera to merit taking along. Update: It just broke after ~6 months. For a while I have been using…
photo:   Canon PowerShot A2300
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Optimus Terra Solo Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great solo-sized two pot set for lightweight, compact backpacking. Easily fits a small fuel canister, mini stove, and lighter inside. Nice mesh…
photo: Optimus Terra Solo Cookset
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Marmot ROM Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good fitting, adequate water repellency for a softshell. EXCELLENT breathability for the wind resistance offered. After years of using different…
photo: Marmot Men's ROM Jacket
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars So far so good. It's worth the extra money. I have had this pack for a year and a half now, but we have not done a year and a half worth of…
photo: Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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Odwalla Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars Not as good as bacon, but what is? I usually eat Kit-Kat bars in the cold and crunchy granola bars in the heat. These little bricks of yumminess…
photo:   Odwalla Bar
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a tent that will last for years, as it will stand up to the elements and perform predictably. If you are average to big in size, and are…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 5 of 5 stars The Seedhouse SL-2 is a simple, well-designed, easy to set and take down tent. I have used it in the summer and fall and really like the door…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Tarptent Double Rainbow

rated 3 of 5 stars Light and convenient. Difficult to set up correctly to keep out rain. Not sure this tent is suitable for the Canadian Rockies. It needs pegs…
photo: Tarptent Double Rainbow
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MSR Mo Room 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars The best tent I have ever owned. I have owned over 30 tents thru the years. I now have 6 who have made the cut thru the years. Out of all of…
photo: MSR Mo Room 2P
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Salomon XR Mission

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent trail running shoes. Light, comfortable, good grip, fast lace-up! I have been running in these for a few weeks now. I previously was…
photo: Salomon Women's XR Mission
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! A perfect balance between brightness, features, and cost! 70 Lumens, multimode with a red led for night use, and…
photo: Black Diamond Cosmo
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