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Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro 45:55

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Lowe AirZone Pro is a lightweight internal frame pack that can serve a lot of different purposes. Because it has the "Airzone' back that…
Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro 45:55
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REI Taj 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent has been the best piece of camping gear that we've ever owned. Period. I bought this tent in October, 2006 as a birthday present to…
REI Taj 3
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Arc'teryx Arrakis 50

rated 4 of 5 stars A unique offering. Excellent waterproof qualities. Exceptional adjustability and the load transfer disc really is an incredible concept. I finally…
Arc'teryx Arrakis 50
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Osprey Atmos 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the favorite of my ~12 backpacks. This is the pack I use for ultralight overnights or for cold-weather day hikes when I must carry water…
Osprey Atmos 50
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Marmot Ether Driclime

rated 5 of 5 stars A truly phenomenal product. Years ago I bought a Marmot DriClime Jacket. It was too warm for me so I gave it to my wife. Finally Marmot came…
Marmot Ether Driclime
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Sierra Designs Cirro Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars An effective "Hybrid" jacket design using hydrophobic DriDown in the body and sleeves, with stretch-knit underarms for flexible fit, providing…
Sierra Designs Cirro Jacket
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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield

rated 5 of 5 stars I used thes pants at Philmont 70+ mile backpacking, I even fell in the rocks once and skinned my leg, the the pants didn't even tear. Overall…
RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield
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Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

rated 3 of 5 stars I really like this hammock but I can see where there are strengths and weaknesses when compared to other companies selling similar products.
Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 4 of 5 stars The Warbonnet Blackbird is an extremely comfortable hammock. I really enjoyed camping out in it. My wife loved it so much that she has now claimed…
Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Looking for trekking poles with carbon fiber weight and aluminum strength? Look no further! New for 2013, the Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact…
Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact
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Wild Things Custom Insulight Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Wild Things (WT for short) is offering its customers the opportunity to custom design a synthetically insulated jacket. This is a hard jacket…
Wild Things Custom Insulight Jacket
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Brunton 8099 Eclipse

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Loaded with features. Clineometer, bearing and back-bearing protractors, correctable for declination, comes with UTM grids for most major US…
Brunton 8099 Eclipse
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Nimrod Pack System

rated 5 of 5 stars Nimrod Backpack System is one of the most versatile systems I've ever had the pleasure to backpack with. It's not only lightweight, customizable,…
Nimrod Pack System
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern makes excellent use of diffused light, compacts so that it won't accidentally turn…
Black Diamond Orbit
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ULA Equipment AirX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A high-volume, stripped down backpack that can take a beating. Few features means low weight! This pack was made to be ultralight with comfort…
ULA Equipment AirX
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Icebreaker GT 200 L/S Chase Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As a base layer, merino wool is truly exceptional. Icebreaker makes among the highest quality available, and the attention to detail is excellent.
Icebreaker GT 200 L/S Chase Zip
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little backpacking stove, both space and fuel efficiency in a clever, self contained package, but the best part is how fast it boils water…
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Black Diamond Gizmo

rated 5 of 5 stars This headlamp is easy to operate. It's bright enough to hike in the dark. It's a simple, no frills piece of kit that has never malfunctioned…
Black Diamond Gizmo
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Gregory Makalu Pro 70

rated 4 of 5 stars The Gregory Makalu Pro is a tough, comfortable pack that can hold a lot of gear. It is designed for alpine adventures and boasts a slim profile…
Gregory Makalu Pro 70
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a solid, waterproof, dependable shelter that is incredibly easy to setup. The 3P is good for 2 people who want a some extra room in…
Marmot Limelight 3P
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Victorinox Swiss Army Fireman Rescue Tool

rated 5 of 5 stars It is the previous version of now famous Rescue Tool, the same utmost quality of Swiss manufacturing. The most amazing thing on not only for…
 
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Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z

rated 5 of 5 stars Great access to main compartment; comfortable; adjustable. Keeps your back dry. Excellent for overnight trips I use the Airzone Centro for flyfishing:…
Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z
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UCO Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A truly worthy replacement for the venerable UCO Candle Lantern. It's lighter, brighter, sturdier, safer, easier and has more uses. Although…
UCO Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 4 of 5 stars The TarpTent Contrail is a good single-wall shelter that provides rain and bug protection. Very lightweight and roomy for one person. On a trip…
Tarptent Contrail
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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars High quality, durable, spacious, and easy setup. I am new to camping and backpacking, and to be honest, this is my first real tent other than…
Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1
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Feathered Friends Snow Goose

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the mother of all high quality goose down sleeping bags. It is overbuilt in every regard. This bag will go to most any place on the…
Feathered Friends Snow Goose
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Mountain Hardwear Dual Fleece Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect weight fleece, lots of features, good fit. I picked this fleece up on SteepandCheap for around $50, I couldn't pass it up at that price,…
Mountain Hardwear Dual Fleece Jacket
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Brunton Restore

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Restore is a compact, extremely rugged solar charger and back-up battery designed for small USB electronics like iPhones, androids, iPods,…
Brunton Restore
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Exped Orion

rated 5 of 5 stars A true freestanding, 4-season tent with exoskeleton and tons of vestibule storage.     and sold me on this tent which I have owned for a…
Exped Orion
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Vibram FiveFingers Lontra

rated 4 of 5 stars These aren't perfect (could be a tad warmer and more flexible), but I believe they are the best minimalist winter shoe you can find. I've been…
Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
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Mountain Climbing Gear Climbing Holds

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These holds are just the right texture, size, and shape for me. These holds are for my training woody which I built in my basement a few weeks…
 
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SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock

rated 3 of 5 stars Great product, but short-term life. The socks will be warm and comfortable, but only for about one season. I love these socks. They are comfy…
SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
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Petzl Duo LED 14

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, semi-durable, and affordable headlight useful for a variety of things, especially caving. Can last a long time if well treated.
Petzl Duo LED 14
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Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!

rated 5 of 5 stars Best survival book ever. It's a must-read for any outdoorsman. I would and have recommended this book to anyone in search of outdoor survival.
Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!
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Power Pot The PowerPot

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought one on their Kickstarter last year, and boy was it worth the wait! I'm getting pretty respectable charge times with a simple MSR stove…
Power Pot The PowerPot
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Tarptent StratoSpire 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 100% waterproof, two doors, two large vestibules. Trekking poles required. BOMB PROOF. Removable netting, bathtub floor. Puts up and takes down…
Tarptent StratoSpire 2
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These are by far the best mountain boots ever conceived. The boots are of a very heavy leather that will last for better than a quarter century…
Galibier Super Guide
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Brunton 10B Baseplate Compass

rated 4 of 5 stars Really good, basic compass for begining map readers. I think this is a really great compass for those just starting out in the outdoors, or…
Brunton 10B Baseplate Compass
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Mountain Hardwear Tempo Windstopper Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent mid-weight layer in winter hiking; wicking sweat perfectly and stopping wind well! Sizing is "athletic" (read small) and sleeves are…
Mountain Hardwear Tempo Windstopper Jacket
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is great. It's basically a 1-man castle! I have used this tent in all types of weather and never had any problems with it. Setup:…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT

rated 5 of 5 stars Rain proof, warm for Brazilian south highlands and only 2,6kg. Much better than famous brands. I recomended for everybody from Brazilian south…
Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT
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Kako IceTrekkers Chains

rated 4 of 5 stars Great ice traction devices that does not cost too much. Best used for icy streets or light snow. I recently purchased a pair of Kako IceTrekker…
Kako IceTrekkers Chains
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ExOfficio GeoTrek'r Long-Sleeve Shirt

rated 5 of 5 stars If you only have room to bring along one extra shirt — or can only wear one shirt to begin with — no matter where it is you are going, this…
ExOfficio GeoTrek'r Long-Sleeve Shirt
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Exped Polaris

rated 5 of 5 stars Superbe tent in all respects save one: not much room for extended stays in tent during storms. The Polaris is a work of art-- eVent fabric means…
Exped Polaris
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Garcia Backpackers' Cache

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Simple to use but, very large. This is everything you need in bear country. It has a lot of space, simple to use, and works great. However,…
Garcia Backpackers' Cache
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4 of 5 stars Great little lantern for backpacking! Lightweight, compact, great light output. I bought this lantern from REI (in the green color) at the end…
Black Diamond Orbit
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Gregory Denali Pro 105

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As advertised. Well built heavy hauler. I bought this pack for a 10-day Dall sheep hunt in the Brooks Range. My main criteria were weight carrying,…
Gregory Denali Pro 105
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Kayland Vertigo

rated 5 of 5 stars Very tough, extremely well made boot! Grippy aggressive tread, excellent ankle support. Warm enough for cold weather, will not overheat in summer!
Kayland Vertigo
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GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 800 fill down jacket! Not too puffy, not too flat for high quality goose down. The Men's M/M is a perfect fit for 5'10"/160lbs.
GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket
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Cassin Piu 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It is a good belay device, with a modern and well designed look. It has all the features you may expect from a versatile piece of gear. The…
Cassin Piu 2
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Rab Latok Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Durable shell, great breathability! This product is made for people who USE their products, although stylish in town! Lots of adjustments, great…
Rab Latok Jacket
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Outdoor Research Alti Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars If you absolutely need the warmest mitten available, these are the gold standard as far as I am concerned. The combination of a windproof/waterproof…
Outdoor Research Alti Mitts
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Vargo Titanium Ti-lite Mug (750 ml)

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good solo cooking pot/mug combo. Lightweight, tough, and plays well with others. I like it.  It holds water, it boils water over fire. Not…
Vargo Titanium Ti-lite Mug (750 ml)
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Chaco Z/2 Unaweep

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you don't mind a thick and somewhat weighty sole, then strap on the most comfortable sandal you've ever worn. I wish I had bought these years…
Chaco Z/2 Unaweep
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Icebreaker Anatomica Brief

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As near perfect as can be. Great fit, ideal support that's typically difficult to find, the moisture management of Merino wool and as comfortable…
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief
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Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Was warm for a June summit of Mt. Rainier. Felt light on my feet and never had an issue with blisters or wetness. After considering plastic…
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX
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NEMO Astro Air Short

rated 5 of 5 stars This non-self inflating sleeping pad/ mattress is light, packable and about as comfortable as a sleeping pad can get for its size and weight.
NEMO Astro Air Short
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Osprey Kode 30

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A decent sidecountry pack, but a little too small for full-day backcountry tours. I have used this pack for a couple of seasons, mainly on backcountry…
Osprey Kode 30
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Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink

rated 5 of 5 stars Stable, high capacity, high compressibility. I recommend two of these for an extended trip. This sink is a great addition to an extended trip…
Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink
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Petzl Tikka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Three ounces, three settings, and three cubic centimeters. Trifecta of portable, comfortable, efficient lighting. Great gift for curious kids.
Petzl Tikka Plus
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very light 2-3 person tent. First impressions of the tent, and of BA customer service. This tent is uber-light. I found it at the REI garage…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
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Black Diamond I-Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best of the best. The I-Tent was i-awesome long before any glamorous media gadget. This is the alpha dog of two-person four-season…
Black Diamond I-Tent
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 4 of 5 stars More tent than I expected for the price. Redesigned 2012 Canadian model has good improvements. I spent six months with the 2012 Spitfire (Canadian…
Eureka! Spitfire 1
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Patagonia Torrentshell

rated 5 of 5 stars Hard shell jacket? Hardly. Get this jacket if you want it for one thing: torrential rain. This is my emergency jacket that sits in my scooter…
Patagonia Torrentshell
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Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought this jacket 10 years ago, and it has served me very well for ten full years of abuse. Multiple times I have slipped while stemming in…
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket
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Osprey Stratos 34

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a well-made, well designed pack, designed to fit everyone from the slim lady to the more robust guy. It is the only pack I carried for…
Osprey Stratos 34
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Harmony House Backpacking Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Harmony House Backpacking kit is a tremendous value, offering 3.5lbs of dehydrated food in small, resealable ziplock bags. This kit has…
Harmony House Backpacking Kit
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La Sportiva Ganda

rated 5 of 5 stars Super-capable neo-approach shoes that climb “the gnar” and last 5000 miles of hiking. Put the Gandas on and do things you want to do. Forget…
La Sportiva Ganda
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Power Pot The PowerPot

rated 5 of 5 stars True innovation, leave those batteries at home! Fire+Water=Electricity. That is the company motto of Power Pot, and they certainly delivered…
Power Pot The PowerPot
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Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Nano Puff Pullover is a lightweight, windproof, water-resistant three-season jacket. It is made with 60 grams of highly compressible Primaloft…
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been camping for 40 years, and had numerous tents, but this hurricane defying, quality tent knocks spots off them all and it must be the…
Hilleberg Akto
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars A great small canister stove that work in most 3-season activities, but that can be pushed to for season use for day or short trips. It is perfect…
MSR PocketRocket
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eGear Focus Control 200

rated 3 of 5 stars A bright light for a low price, but you get about what you pay for. The focusing is limited and the light a bit uneven. The low setting is a…
eGear Focus Control 200
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Gregory Jade 60

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent choice for a female of short stature and abundance of space! I bought this backpack following extensive research as to which backpack…
Gregory Jade 60
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GoLite Quest 50L Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple, inexpensive, quality, no-frills pack that carries like a dream. The ability of this pack to carry heavy loads is really surprising.
GoLite Quest 50L Pack
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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol

rated 3 of 5 stars Super light, but not very comfortable. This foam mattress is one of the most popular sleeping pads for ultra-lite backpackers, and for good…
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 3 of 5 stars Most comfortable pad I've used. Durability may be a problem. What I love the most about this pad is that it's so comfortable. Despite my 230…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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GSI Pinnacle Soloist

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice pot that packs up small and fits your cooking gear inside. But the rest of the set sucks. After two years of use, I'm not very impressed…
GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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The North Face Orion

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and compressible sleeping bag that won't lose insulation if wet. I was looking for a sleeping bag comparable to the weight and compressibility of…
The North Face Orion
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Big Agnes Fairview 1

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent. Great price. I admit I was hesitant at first because of the price, and the fact that I hadn't heard anything about it, but I trusted…
Big Agnes Fairview 1
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Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat

rated 5 of 5 stars The Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat is a self-inflating seat that is great for taking a seat just about anywhere that needs a little cushion. It is a…
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
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Coleman Crescent 15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great budget bag. It will keep you warm, and won't break the bank. The first thing I noticed when I pulled it out of the box is how sharp it…
Coleman Crescent 15
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Mountain Hardwear EV 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Strong single walled winter tent. Lightweight, easy to set up, with good "livability" features. My wife and I have the EV2 and use it for multi-night…
Mountain Hardwear EV 2
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Backcountry Access Tracker 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is such a simple transceiver to use. I'd recommend it for any recreational user. It's also commonly used by ski patrollers. This transceiver…
Backcountry Access Tracker 2
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Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain TF-X Boot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an extremely light boot that is ideal for fast touring. If you value the up as much as the down, this boot is great. Even if the down…
Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain TF-X Boot
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Petzl Tikka XP

rated 5 of 5 stars Years of flawless performance, still like new. I have used this lamp nearly every day in the house, on the trail, and wherever I have needed…
Petzl Tikka XP
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Black Diamond Whippet

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Whippet will give you added security in places where falling will have dire consequences. You have to know how to self-arrest for it to…
Black Diamond Whippet
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 5 of 5 stars The Osprey line of backpacks is one of the most highly praised in the oversaturated industry of outdoor recreation equipment, and with good…
Osprey Kestrel 48
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Princeton Tec Apex

rated 3 of 5 stars Using it caving. The Princeton Tec Apex is an adjustable headlamp providing 4 levels of brightness, 150 hours of useable lighting, and a maximum…
Princeton Tec Apex
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Trangia Spirit Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Although the Trangia Spirit Stove is heavier than the traditional pop can stove, it is far more versatile and the user is able to conserve every…
Trangia Spirit Stove
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Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp is a HUGE hammock tarp with a 14.8' ridgeline. Being so large, the coverage is phenomenal, keeping this hammock…
Grand Trunk Funky Forest Tarp
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Fitbit One

rated 5 of 5 stars Fitbit One is an extremely accurate pedometer and a fitness monitor rolled into one tiny little unit. The word mile is derived from the Latin…
Fitbit One
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Asolo Chameleon 6

rated 4 of 5 stars They should call this the big top. You could hold a circus under its vestibule. The peek hight is tall enough for a pygmy giraffe. If bigger…
Asolo Chameleon 6
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180 Tack 180 Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Very Light and compact backpacking stove that eliminates the need to buy and carry fuels. The 180 Stove weighs the same as a micro stove and…
180 Tack 180 Stove
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 4 of 5 stars I've had the standard (not the "pro") Gunnison 2 person tent for approx. 5 years and have used it in a variety of locations and seasons. I haven't…
Kelty Gunnison 2.1
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Osprey Hornet 46

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Osprey Hornet is a quality built, rugged little pack with enough space for your 2-3 day excursions. The waist belt is very comfortable and…
Osprey Hornet 46
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CamelBak Rim Runner

rated 5 of 5 stars A fantastic day hike backpack with an integrated hydration system. Plenty of storage in three zippered compartments and side pouches for bottles.
CamelBak Rim Runner
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Mountain House New Orleans Style Rice with Shrimp and Ham

rated 5 of 5 stars This is backpacking food that is good enough to eat at home! It's fantastic as is, or can be augmented with some jerky or Slim Jim for a great…
Mountain House New Orleans Style Rice with Shrimp and Ham
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Mountain Hardwear Epic Gloves

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great snowball gloves! Or slushy mild winter days in general. I got these gloves for sugaring (ie. collecting sap for maple syrup). At the beginning…
Mountain Hardwear Epic Gloves
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Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Crazy light poles that fold small and have an ingenious locking mechanism... all without sacrificing strength. You get what you pay for! These…
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
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