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SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The Vital Stove is a good quality, compact twig stove that uses a tiny battery powered fan to burn twigs and ground litter completely and cleanly.
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove
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Marmot Scree Pant

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I love wearing these pants on short backpacking trips and afternoon outings alike. They are lightweight, perfect for layering. The fit of these…
Marmot Scree Pant
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the first things you notice about this shelter, it is EXTREMELY lightweight for being a three-person tent. Weighing in at only 3 lbs…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
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Osprey Kestrel 68

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice balance of attributes. Tried the whole 2012 Osprey line up and found the Kestrel 68 to be the best balance of weight, function, durability,…
Osprey Kestrel 68
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HawK VittleS Breakfast Casserole

rated 5 of 5 stars An awesome, yummy meal! Single or double servings – this review is for the single serving size. Serving size: 16 oz. Calories: 754 Ingredients:…
HawK VittleS Breakfast Casserole
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Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little set — use all pieces or just two to save weight. Material: Titanium Weight: 7.1 oz. Contents: 0.75 L pot w/ handle; 0.5 liter…
Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece
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Trangia Fuel Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Convenient filling capabilities, reliable no-leak system. **This review is for the 0.5L size I use a Trangia burner quite often on day trips…
Trangia Fuel Bottle
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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…
Salomon XR Mission
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LightHeart Gear Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars A super-lightweight, sturdy, and very roomy solo tent with great open views when in net-tent mode. This is a great solo shelter. Especially…
LightHeart Gear Solo
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Petzl Elios

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, well ventilated helmet for your head. Best used while rock and ice climbing. The headband has a quick tightening knob…
Petzl Elios
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Gregory Z65

rated 4 of 5 stars Great weekend pack that is super comfortable on summer hikes. I'm 5'11" and 190 pounds, with a 18.5 inch torso.  I've used my Z65 as my primary…
Gregory Z65
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Marmot Limelight 4P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As with most tents, 4p=3p, 3p=2p, and so on. Especially if you have a dog ;) We moved up from the Marmot Limelight 3P and so far this has been…
Marmot Limelight 4P
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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…
Black Diamond Cosmo
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Jetboil Sol

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove has been reliable through every single situation I can throw at it. It is a one-stop-shop for most cooking essentials, especially…
Jetboil Sol
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Therm-a-Rest Antares 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Antares is a roomy, versatile 3-season down sleeping bag with a hybrid design which both keeps overall weight low while keeping you on your…
Therm-a-Rest Antares 20
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The North Face Ibex

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag. I bought my Ibex brand new in the early '70s.  Still use it today as a Top Quilt in my hammock. Got the long bag as I am 6ft2. …
 
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NEMO Losi 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent job, Nemo! I've owned this tent for a year and half now. I purchased it based off of how much I liked my Nemo Meta 2P. My first experience…
NEMO Losi 3P
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars This product has been great for my camping and kayaking trips. I feel comfortable pulling water right out of the river and pushing it through…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am saying goodbye to iodine. I have been using iodine tablets to purify water ever since I learned that not all clear, flowing water is drinkable…
CamelBak All Clear
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Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest

rated 5 of 5 stars This keeps not only the rocks from poking me, but also keeps me insulated from the cold ground. This made my AT thru hike much more enjoyable.
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest
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Sierra Designs Light Year 1

rated 5 of 5 stars I had this bad boy when I thru Hiked the Appalachian Trail back in '09. I loved this thing. Not only does it keep me dry, but it is also super…
Sierra Designs Light Year 1
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REI Kimtah Rain Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough, waterproof, windproof, warm, fully-featured rain pants. I use them for snowshoeing and other cold season activities in the Oregon Cascades.
REI Kimtah Rain Pants
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Optimus Vega Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Optimus Vega is a small, lightweight remote canister stove billed as a high performance four-season stove because of its ability to easily…
Optimus Vega Stove
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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 4 of 5 stars Save your lungs! The Exped SynMat 7 Pump takes the strain out of sleeping soundly. As my user name might imply, I'm a big guy.  Sleeping on…
Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Meindl Makalu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid and reliable boot for travel in off-trail and steep country. I bought my Meindl Makalus as a replacement for my worn-out Scarpa tramping…
 
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Patagonia Atom

rated 5 of 5 stars The fact that I haven't seen it much since I brought it home says a lot. I don't quite remember who the bag was originally intended for, my…
Patagonia Atom
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great bag for the price. I just spent a week backpacking in Shawnee National Forest. Night time temps dipped into the low 20's. (Including backyard…
Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15
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Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing tent, love everything about it... Over 40 nights of use and it still looks and performs like day one. So we began with the same tent…
Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3
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Trangia 27-8 UL/HA

rated 5 of 5 stars The Trangia system is widely used in Europe, even in extreme cold temperatures and high altitudes. It is simple, reliable (no moving parts)…
Trangia 27-8 UL/HA
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 3 of 5 stars These are tiny and pack very light. They make a nice strong cup of coffee. I really love these instant coffee packs. They make a very strong…
Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Princeton Tec Byte

rated 3 of 5 stars There's a lot of bang for the buck, but be aware of problems. I picked up my Princeton-Tec Byte a while back, used it some, and gave it a hard…
Princeton Tec Byte
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm a recovering coffee snob who, in previous years, would have rather drank mud from a puddle than instant coffee of any brand. Those days…
Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Big Agnes Ethel 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars This was the solution to my wife's freezing cold nights! My wife and I have been camping for 25 years, and motorcycle camping for over 20 of…
Big Agnes Ethel 0°
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Guyot Designs Utensils

rated 5 of 5 stars The set is lightweight and very sturdy. They perform double duty for cooking and for eating. They are long enough for cooking, but not too long…
Guyot Designs Utensils
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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake

rated 5 of 5 stars The MSR Groundhog Tent Stake is a lightweight, reliable stake that holds in all, but the softest of soils. It has held my hammock tarp in extremely…
MSR Groundhog Tent Stake
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Marmot Zeus Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly warm for the weight. Great for layering in camp. Turns into an amazing sleeping bag pillow. Get it if you find it on sale. Not…
Marmot Zeus Vest
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Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A puffy heater of a jacket. This is a very warm, very light down jacket with just enough functionality to make it supremely useful for cold…
Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Jacket
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Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Another classic helmet. Great for the price. "Promise me Dad, that you won't get me a helmet like yours or my brother's." She mostly meant that…
Black Diamond Half Dome
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Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skin

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Reliable, dependable, and well constructed skins that climb exceptionally well. I highly recommend them to anyone who backcountry skis. Black…
Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skin
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome little set. Super-lightweight and compact. Get the right stove and fuel canister, and it can all fit inside! The insulation sleeve protects…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots have done it all for me including taking me up to the top of Iztaccihuatl's glacier in Mexico (17,000+ feet). I'll start by saying…
Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid
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Tubbs Frontier Series

rated 5 of 5 stars Good bindings. My Easton Artica trails broke and these were available. Seems to be just as good a binding and better crampons. Good buy. Good…
Tubbs Frontier Series
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Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great alternative to down, best one out there I feel. My wife is allergic to down, so much so that I can't even wear a jacket that has any mention…
Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket
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JOOS Orange

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great, rugged, waterproof, little solar charger. Works in low light and stores charge from the day so you can even use it at night. Comes with…
JOOS Orange
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Figure Four Delta Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Delta Pack is a compact, versatile pack that is comfortable to carry. This pack is great to take to the crags, or on a weekend alpine climb.
Figure Four Delta Pack
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4 of 5 stars The Whisperlite International is a versatile piece of gear that will always have a place in my pack. The ability to burn many different fuel…
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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Mad Rock Demon

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is an amazing shoe! For the price you can't beat it with a stick. Comfortable, aggressive, breathable, and sticky, what else can you ask…
Mad Rock Demon
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 5 of 5 stars A solid (almost bomb-proof) hauler for mid-range trips for the hiker that is into something tunable. I picked mine up right after the model…
Mountainsmith Maverick
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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang

rated 5 of 5 stars This machete is heavy duty and stands up to repeated hard use. It is heavy, but it performs heavy duty chores that a lighter blade may not be…
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
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Gregory Z65

rated 4 of 5 stars Great hauler of loads under 45 lbs loads. Fit: Sizing is true to form for Gregory, as usual measured my torso and found appropriate size…
Gregory Z65
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NEMO Meta 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The NEMO Meta 2 is an excellent tent for two people the overall weight with Nemo stakes, ground cloth and water proof stuff sack is 4lbs 6oz.
NEMO Meta 2P
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Kelty Yukon 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Old school, but performs well. This is the traditional boy scout bag, but it will fit most adults. External frames are hard to beat when when…
Kelty Yukon 50
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome Sauce. No more ants in your pants and hard rocks imprinting contour maps on your glutes. Pops together in seconds with no instructions…
Alite Monarch Chair
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Square Hot Pad 8

rated 4 of 5 stars When using a white gas stove snow camping it's a problem to keep the stove from melting into the snow. This products seems to solve that problem.
 
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Mammut Genesis 8.5 mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike others I have seen, these don't tangle or get "ringlets" and after 6 years they're not…
Mammut Genesis 8.5 mm
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Fjallraven Kajka 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I dub this "the best backpack ever" and show it off to everyone I can. It's so roomy, so sturdy and has so many features without being over…
Fjallraven Kajka 75
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Kelty Acadia 6

rated 3 of 5 stars Large size and easy setup are the good things about this tent. But it does have a few issues that could be easily remedied. I bought this as…
Kelty Acadia 6
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

rated 5 of 5 stars A great lightweight shelter that doesn't break the bank! For the past year, I've been looking for a lighter tent to replace my MH Lightpath…
Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 3 of 5 stars It is a decent camp light. It has good water resistance. The battery life on low is good. The lamp has been reliable. I bought this lamp to…
Petzl Tikka 2
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Coleman Inyo 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, fairly light and compact when packed, and economical (if you can still find one!). Setup is pretty simple for a non-free…
Coleman Inyo 2
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iPhone 4 Hiking Apps

rated 3 of 5 stars Tested three hiking apps for the iPhone 4 while hiking and found good and bad, the bottom line: there is more work needed to improve apps and…
 
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and simple. Over two years in use. Great simple bag. Reliable YKK main zipper. Plenty of room for "squirmers" and side/belly sleepers.
Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Westcomb Focus LT Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The Focus LT Hoody with eVent's new DVL laminate is a very lightweight, waterproof, air permeable outer shell that is designed for fast and…
Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the sharpest folding blade I own. The scissors can cut anything. The saw is amazingly sharp. I have been carrying this multitool for…
Leatherman Wave
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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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