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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I give the Mini-Trangia 28 4.5 stars, only because it needs a windscreen to truly be a complete stove. I made my windscreen out of an aluminum…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Sierra Designs Convert 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Unable to find any reviews or stores that stock this tent I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase this tent on pro form. After setting…
Sierra Designs Convert 2
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've been trying to figure out what type of stove to carry while backpacking. I checked out the canister stoves, esbit, and alcohol. I decided…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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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…
The North Face VE 25
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ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Outfitter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Alps Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Pros: Heavy Duty Construction Excellent price/value Simple to erect Cons: Pin system for pole ends About me:…
ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Outfitter
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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…
Vargo Triad
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love it. Can't sleep completely flat, but I can get pretty close. Super easy to set up, no rocks in your back, perfect for slopes or uneven…
Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this on a whim, saw it on display and read the "how to and why for" and thought that it might be nice to relax in, providing I could…
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 5 of 5 stars After buying several tents for my solo trips over the last few years I ended up with a completely useless Eureka Skylite SUL. After spending…
Hilleberg Soulo
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars The Contrail is an excellent shelter for the long-distance hiker. So far I've used mine for 3300 miles over the last two seasons, and it's still…
Tarptent Contrail
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Integral Designs Siltarp1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My experience using the Siltarp is as a gear awning during climbing class outings, a rain shelter for a beach trip, and as my primary shelter…
Integral Designs Siltarp1
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Bushbuddy

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent stove. But, remember, wood burning stove takes patience. Fuel needs to be gathered. Easiest lit when fire starters are used. It is…
Bushbuddy
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used Contrail since last summer and have experienced the spectrum of weather. From hot and humid on the Maryland AT to a wind-driven, hail…
Tarptent Contrail
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Marmot Trestles 30

rated 3 of 5 stars These are my initial thoughts after one use so take it with a grain of salt. I will attempt to update this after further use. Also, I have the…
Marmot Trestles 30
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White Box Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been using my little White Box alcohol stove for two years now. I bought it in an attempt to reduce my pack weight and simplify my gear.
White Box Stove
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 5 of 5 stars INITIAL SHOPPING I was unsure of purchasing a boot over the internet in part due to the old adage of "try it before you buy it." Unfortunately…
Scarpa SL M3
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EMS Velocity 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 3-season bag. I decided to buy it mainly because of the small size and weight; it barely takes up any space on the trail. It…
EMS Velocity 35
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars I still remember the air mattress I used while camping as a child. It was very bulky, heavy and required a 3rd lung to blow up. Well, that air…
Exped DownMat 7
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First Need Deluxe Water Purifier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used this purifier on dozens of hikes and multi-day trips, pumping water that was very dirty in appearance and dubious in quality. This…
First Need Deluxe Water Purifier
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Brunton Vapor AF

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm very pleased with this stove so far. I have over 40 years experience backpacking, beginning with the Svea 123 and later the MSR 9a stove.
Brunton Vapor AF
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Ortik Heat-It

rated 5 of 5 stars I've bought one at the OR 2007 in Salty Lake but I think they also sell it by e-mail. I've used it with my MSR PocketRocket and it worked perfectly.
Ortik Heat-It
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Hilleberg Staika

rated 4.5 of 5 stars What makes an initial good impression is this tent's free-standing quality and it's ability to be lifted and placed exactly where it needs to…
Hilleberg Staika
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 2 of 5 stars While some may consider the Firstlight a desirable tent for summer alpine nights, having almost 31 years under my belt guiding in the Rocky…
Black Diamond Firstlight
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Western Mountaineering Cloudrest

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Cloudrest was named Trailspace's Pick for Backpacking Comfort in our “Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison.”…
Western Mountaineering Cloudrest
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Jetboil Coffee Press

rated 5 of 5 stars Works well as a coffee press for ground coffee. The screen that is used as the "filter" works great. However, it is attached to a cheap-plastic…
Jetboil Coffee Press
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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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Optimus Nova+

rated 5 of 5 stars A superb stove, probably the best currently available on the market. I began serious backpacking in the 1960s using the Optimus SVEA 123 stove.
Optimus Nova+
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Deuter Trans Alpine 30

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack for hiking in Israel due to its side pockets which can hold large bottle of water! You can also add a hydration system. The…
Deuter Trans Alpine 30
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MSR Denali Ascent

rated 2 of 5 stars They are great while they work...mine broke recently. I've had a pair of these for about 5 years. I use them for maybe 2 or 3 trips a season.
MSR Denali Ascent
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GSI Extreme 11" Wok

rated 5 of 5 stars Barb and I have done lots of stir-fry over the years, usually with our heavy iron wok (too heavy for backpacking!), but sometimes making do…
GSI Extreme 11" Wok
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars I am about to purchase the second one - I lost the last one in a divorce and she was right to demand it! This tent saved me on several occasions…
The North Face VE 25
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Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Price Paid: $225 at ebay Summary: You're paying for the technology, a top of the line outdoor jacket, and of course, the brand name. It's clearly…
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product. Over the past few years my Therm-a-rest(s) just weren't as comfortable as I'd like for a good night's rest. (Has global warming…
Exped DownMat 7
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Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome crampon. Stiff enough to front-point in, but still enough flex for walking on a glacier. The powder coating comes off if you use them…
Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip
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Petzl Nomic

rated 5 of 5 stars I'll preface the five star rating by saying that I have never owned an off the shelf ice tool that performed this well without any modifications.
Petzl Nomic
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EMS Velocity 35

rated 4 of 5 stars Have had this bag for two seasons and spent more than 80 nights in it. Temperatures ranging from 18 to 65. Most recently have used it from Sept…
EMS Velocity 35
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this stove after doing some comparisons of other iso/but stoves. The Classic Trail was bought for quickie weekend get-aways when weight…
Primus ClassicTrail
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4 of 5 stars Had my DragonFly for almost eight years now and it's simply amazing. It's very easy to use, stores very nicely in my MSR Alpine cookset and…
MSR DragonFly
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4 of 5 stars Brilliant little stove! Weighs next to nothing, uses renewable fuel, and cooks only a bit slower than a gas-burner. I would only suggest that…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 5 of 5 stars The little stove that could. I was surprised how small it is, compared to the T-25, but the performance cannot be beat. The stove might be slower…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Granite Gear Latitude Vapor

rated 5 of 5 stars I was in Boone, N.C., several months ago skiing and I stumbled into the Mast General Store. Prior to leaving on the trip I had ordered a brand…
Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4 of 5 stars I had my DragonFly since the month it was released. Have had good luck with stove in the cooking department. Do not like the fact that the stove…
MSR DragonFly
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my hammock. Best sleep on the trail comes in a hammock. Only problem is you can't curl up next to your significant other in a hammock.
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars As an aging camper who has rediscovered mountaineering I needed a warm pad that also supported my frame well so I could sleep easy. I hiked…
Exped DownMat 7
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 3 of 5 stars Although I own several shelters (Noall Serenity, Sierra Designs Lightning, Walrus Trekker Tarp, Black Diamond Megamid, Golite Cave, Bibler Pinon)…
Wenzel StarLite
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Sierra Designs Light Year CD

rated 5 of 5 stars I got this tent for a month long backpacking trip (Long Trail). My group only lasted for 12 days, and I went home with the last of them, as…
Sierra Designs Light Year CD
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Marmot Helium

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is awesome. It's light, compressible, big and warm. I have used this bag where it has gotten down to 7 degrees at night and I have…
Marmot Helium
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Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought the 8099 Eclipse after having owned other more traditional compasses. I have the 'Pro' Model which is identical to the standard 8099…
Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse
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Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars Overview: The Katadyn Hiker Water Filter is a portable water filter suitable for extended outings in the wilderness. It is rated to filter out…
Katadyn Hiker
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 4 of 5 stars I got everything as advertised. Number one, the weight: _including_ ground cover and minimum stakes (6) this tent is under 4 lbs. Number two,…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Marmot Titan

rated 5 of 5 stars The Titan is very airy and well-ventilated. It's a little on the heavy side for a two-person tent, mainly because of the fly, but it's well…
Marmot Titan
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Blacks Arctic Guinea ridge tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Mentioned this tent in my review of the Blacks Mountain tent. When I bought the Mountain tent for a ridiculously low price in a sale in 1969…
 
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GoLite Breeze Pack

rated 1 of 5 stars One of the first commercially produced ultra-light packs. Personally, I don't understand why this pack is so popular. People talk about it being…
GoLite Breeze Pack
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The best mountain boots ever made. The design allows for great edging power on alpine rock. With insulated over-boots I have used these with…
Galibier Super Guide
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Have used this tent for about six nights so far, winter conditions, in wooded area as well as open and breezy conditions in a snowstorm. Temps…
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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Bibler Fitzroy

rated 4 of 5 stars This is essentially a winter tent. When you already have a three season tent, this is the tent for that other season. Like most specialized…
Bibler Fitzroy
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These are super general mountaineering boots but you'll probably never be able to find them. Lots of support, stiff soles but still comfortable…
Galibier Super Guide
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ROKK Flat Iron

rated 4 of 5 stars I work for a retailer that sells ROKK equipment and believe me, this past summer i've sold alot of ROKK packs. The one thing i want to make…
 
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The North Face Cirrus

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this tent over a year now. It's phenomenal. Factory-taped seams keep the tent interior dry. Seam-seal the velcro seams and the zippers…
 
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Terra Nova Explorer

rated 5 of 5 stars A great tent from one of the UK's finest manufacturers. Put up with 15 continuous hours of heavy rain and didn't let a single drop in. This…
 
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I found this product by searching for a bivy sac on the web. I liked the idea and the price so I ordered one over the internet. I spent two…
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Dahlgren Alpaca Hiking Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars These are the perfect socks for hiking! I love the snug feeling, without being over-tight. They have a supportive feel over the arch. Never…
Dahlgren Alpaca Hiking Sock
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Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L

rated 3 of 5 stars Efficient, but I had problems using it with a smaller stove. I did some testing of this style ETA Power Pot vs the flat-bottom pot from a Trangia…
Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L
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Native Watercraft Manta Ray 14

rated 4 of 5 stars The Native Manta Ray 14 is a high-quality fishing and touring kayak best suited for individuals looking for a watercraft capable of supporting…
Native Watercraft Manta Ray 14
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Weighs only 2.5oz with two AAA batteries. Inflates my large XTherm moisture free, to a perfect sleeping density in two minutes flat. About the…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, weatherproof, and sturdy. I have been backpacking for the last 25 + years throughout the Northeast from New York to Maine and everywhere…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
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Sea to Summit Folding Bucket

rated 5 of 5 stars No more going down to the creek over and over to fill your bottles. Use this bucket to prolong the life of your filter. I paid full price for…
Sea to Summit Folding Bucket
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Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket is a top-of-the-line hardshell jacket with well-thought-out features and unbeatable performance. Primarily…
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket
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Orikaso Bowl

rated 5 of 5 stars Innovative, excellent product for the backpacker. I have used this product since 2008. I purchased two from REI at a clearance price of $2.34…
Orikaso Bowl
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ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool

rated 3 of 5 stars For those of us of stout build who are desirous of a seat over a stove or by a fire, the Alps Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool offers a powder-coated…
ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool
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Whiskeyjack Whiskey Jill

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For people with smaller hands or need a lighter bent paddle, this paddle is a lovely choice. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, the design…
Whiskeyjack Whiskey Jill
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Bending Branches BB Special

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great bang for the buck in this paddle. While it isn't the lightest or fanciest paddle on the market, it's a great workhorse that is easy to…
Bending Branches BB Special
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Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2 DP

rated 3 of 5 stars "Average" means average :) - not bad, not good - suitable in general, but with rather annoying cons. Roomy, lightweight, very easy to setup…
Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2 DP
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Old Town Vapor 10

rated 5 of 5 stars I have two Old Town Trips and one Old Town Vapor 10. The same kayak, the Trip just has the sealed stern area. We use them for river fishing…
Old Town Vapor 10
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Boy Scout Aluminum Cup

rated 3 of 5 stars This cup is great for people on a budget. It is big enough to hold one medium sized cocktail and the cute little handle prevents your sweaty…
Boy Scout Aluminum Cup
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Game changer. Used on an 11-day trip to the BWCA and sourced my water right next to the shore. I could literally see little critters swimming…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Sven -Saw 21UL-2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tool for the money and weight. Bought this to replace a foldable saw that was really not much more than a toy. The Sven saw, OTOH is a…
Sven -Saw 21UL-2
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SmartWool Split Stripe Socks

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, crewcut sock that can easily pass as a dress sock. Merino wool will keep feet dry and cool, but comes without cushion. I won't…
SmartWool Split Stripe Socks
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The North Face Cat's Meow

rated 2 of 5 stars This is a very popular yet overpriced and underperforming sleeping bag best used during warm weather. The foot box is very small, while the…
The North Face Cat's Meow
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REI Adventures Pants

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I got married in these pants, that's how good-looking and comfortable they are. These pants can be used for nearly any outdoor activity, spring…
REI Adventures Pants
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Marmot Guides Down Sweater

rated 4 of 5 stars While I still love this jacket, there are a couple of tweaks I would make in the future. OK, I've been looking for the perfect down jacket for…
Marmot Guides Down Sweater
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REI Kingdom 4 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I chose this three-season, car-camping tent for my wife and I with the hopes of one day having kids and them being able sleep in it with us.
REI Kingdom 4 Tent
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Marmot Limelight 2P

rated 4 of 5 stars Great features and construction, just a little small for two to cohabitate and heavy for one to carry. I already own a Shires Rainbow Solo tent…
Marmot Limelight 2P
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SOG Seal Pup Elite

rated 4 of 5 stars This is the blade for you if you want a knife with a bit of attitude that can handle its share of camp chores: the 4.85-inch AUS-8 steel sharpens…
SOG Seal Pup Elite
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Osprey Talon 22

rated 4 of 5 stars A great daypack for beginning hikers or just everyday use. Biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, school books, etc. This pack is versatile and durable.
Osprey Talon 22
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Chaco Otis Nurl

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These boots are an excellent everyday winter boot for those who just may go on a spontaneous adventure. You can be sure your feet will be warm…
Chaco Otis Nurl
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alpine Carbon trekking poles are light, strong, versatile and have very comfortable cork handles. Backpackers, climbers and hikers alike…
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
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Eagles Nest Outfitters SlapStrap Pro

rated 2.5 of 5 stars While these straps are useful and have served me well, there are better products out there. I have used these so many times, but I recommend…
Eagles Nest Outfitters SlapStrap Pro
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Eureka! Kaycee 0ºF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nobody likes to be cold when they're camping. Having a good sleeping bag to keep you warm all night is even more important when you are winter…
Eureka! Kaycee 0ºF
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Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat

rated 5 of 5 stars The USPS creed, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom…” may have been close, but they apparently weren’t referring to the Tilley…
Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat
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Lowa Renegade Pro GTX Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a sturdy and supportive boot, great for hiking rocky terrain and keeping your balance. The boot has rigid ankle support from your heel…
Lowa Renegade Pro GTX Mid
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Columbia Ultimate ROC Pant

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Durable, comfortable, and protective pants. When the weather is not too hot, These are my favorite hiking pants because they are comfortable…
Columbia Ultimate ROC Pant
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Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Dirty face? Dirty Pots? Dirty clothes? “Backpacking-greasy” hair? A little bit goes a long way with this biodegradable wash. Works well…
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap
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Outdoor Research Ultralight Compression Sack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally replaced my heavier Granite Gear and Alps compression sacks with this OR Ultralight and couldn't be happier! I bought one of these for…
Outdoor Research Ultralight Compression Sack
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NiteCore SENS Mini

rated 4 of 5 stars An ultralight and compact light for backpacking just .68 oz without the battery. Use it as a headlamp with the NiteIze headband. I purchased…
NiteCore SENS Mini
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Nite Ize CamJam Cord Tightener

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is definitely a handy tool to have around the campsite. It clips on to about anything and allows you to tie down and tighten rope without…
Nite Ize CamJam Cord Tightener
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Exped DownMat Lite 5

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent inflatable sleeping pad for a great night's sleep. Thick enough to keep side sleepers comfortable. Added insulation within the mat…
Exped DownMat Lite 5
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Coleman Micro Backpack Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I have seen lots of really expensive backpacking stoves and they work great... but for the money, this little stove does pretty good! This is…
Coleman Micro Backpack Stove
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Arc'teryx Bora 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a very durable backpack that will never let you down. It's surprising how much you can fit into it. This is a fantastic backpack that…
Arc'teryx Bora 80
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Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great initial impression of this new design. Lightweight backpacking tent that is very easy to set up. Hybrid design means that the interior…
Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL
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