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GizzMoVest EVA Case

rated 4 of 5 stars An inexpensive option for expensive electronics, the GizzMoVest is a lightweight durable enclosure designed to protect your GPS from the perils…
GizzMoVest  EVA Case
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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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REI Quarter Dome T2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to set up, quality construction, relatively light, little condensation. Purchased as my first backpacking tent a few years back. Hard choice…
REI Quarter Dome T2
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Olfa Touch Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars Small, very light, very sharp and all you really need––in my opinion, so far...we'll see. Let’s talk about knives and cutting things,…
Olfa Touch Knife
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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…
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…
Five Ten Canyoneer
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Adidas Hydro Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a quality shoe that is well worth the price if you can keep the sand out of the zipper. After months of use they show very little wear…
Adidas Hydro Pro
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Snow Peak Mini Hozuki

rated 5 of 5 stars Bright, Light, and TIGHT! Range: Lit up my tent like a battlefield. Not being a focused beam, it doesn't throw light far. But you can probably…
Snow Peak Mini Hozuki
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CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Topo map GPS navigation program for Android phones. Download maps in advance from various map sources, or custom source and use them in realtime…
CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android
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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…
Optimus Terra Solo Cookset
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome set. I have used this on every backpacking trip I've gone on for the past year and a half and really like it. I had to modify my MSR…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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NEMO Meta 1P

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, easy to set up. Roomy. I'm 6-1, so I wanted a tent with a long floor to fit myself and my 70 lb catahoula. I found the 100" floor…
NEMO Meta 1P
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Big Agnes Hinman Pad

rated 3 of 5 stars The Hinman rates lower than a Kelty double-wide sleeping pad but the new Tensleep Station 4 is a winner! We have just returned from a 22-day…
Big Agnes Hinman Pad
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Rab Strata Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars My new favorite belay jacket. Warm, breathable, water resistant, VERY light! I received this jacket as a sample to review for Trailspace Review…
Rab Strata Hoodie
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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…
Marmot ROM Jacket
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Kelty Vista 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Close to perfect for canoe camping in the Canadian wilderness. Forget Kelty's semi-apology to backpackers about weight. Roomy, very workable…
Kelty Vista 3
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Sierra Designs Convert 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is very packable and totally weather proof regardless of what you're up against, and I've lived it all in this tent. The removable…
Sierra Designs Convert 2
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great boots for hauling heavy loads over rough terrain. Durable, but expect a long-break in period. I bought these boots in 2009, and have hiked…
Scarpa SL M3
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Stoic Somnus 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A 2013 model, side zip, 15 degree bag with 850 down fill and a Pertex Quantum shell. Recommended for people looking for a 2 pound, winter/fall/spring…
Stoic Somnus 15
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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…
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…
Odwalla Bar
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Sierra Designs Meteor Light 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This has been my "Go-To" tent for almost 20 years. Reasonably lightweight, roomy, dry, and a great design. I have used a lot of tents from a…
Sierra Designs Meteor Light 3
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Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It exceeded my expectations. I like the compactness. When I saw this at the flea market, I immediately snatched it up. I had been seeing these…
Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl e+LITE is designed as a emergency head-torch and at a mere 27g, it is something that I carry with everywhere. With two different settings…
Petzl e+LITE
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La Sportiva Omega GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Felt broken in after just a few miles. Great fit for narrow heel/wide toe people. Offers 12.5 size. After having owned a few pairs of lower…
La Sportiva Omega GTX
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Perception Expression 15.0 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fantastic touring kayak that handles well in most conditions. Build quality is good and paddling it is a pleasure. Easy to roll, paddles well…
Perception Expression 15.0 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg
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Sierra Designs Zissou 23

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable down to 30 degrees. Good amount of room for larger people. Could benefit having draft tube at neck area. Wasn't able to test the…
Sierra Designs Zissou 23
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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…
The North Face Tadpole 23
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Oboz Sawtooth Low

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight trail shoes for day or overnight trips. I was excited about this shoe. For one, it is made in the USA and wanted to encourage…
Oboz Sawtooth Low
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars This little stove is a powerhouse for its size. Packs down light and small with a small fuel canister, so it doesn't take up much room or weight…
MSR PocketRocket
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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…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great cookset for 1 or 2. Versatile cookset looks built to last. Huge pot holds enough water for 3 dinners.
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Garcia Backpackers' Cache

rated 5 of 5 stars Convenience and security in a stout package. After you accept the bulk and weight of it as a given, the bear can is worth it for the piece of…
Garcia Backpackers' Cache
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High Sierra Titan 65

rated 5 of 5 stars When it came time to get a new pack, I wanted something that could be utilized for a short weekend trip, but also something big enough for longer…
High Sierra Titan 65
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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…
Tarptent Double Rainbow
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Bell Canoe Northwind

rated 4 of 5 stars Bell has stopped making the Northwind, but it is a very satisfying boat to paddle and a good compromise between tracking and turning ability.
Bell Canoe Northwind
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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…
MSR Mo Room 2P
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars If I could rate a 5 I would! The Black Diamond Z Pole Ultra Distance is supremely light and comfortable. I used to hike with inexpensive poles…
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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The North Face Cat's Meow

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought the Women's Cat's Meow several years ago, so this may be an older version than the one you may be considering for a purchase. I am…
The North Face Cat's Meow
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Kuhl Rydr Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars This was my first Kuhl pant. I have several other Kuhl products based on how great these pants fit. These are the most comfortable pant I have…
Kuhl Rydr Pant
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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 Grand Mesa 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 Grand Mesa 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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