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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! A perfect balance between brightness, features, and cost! 70 Lumens, multimode with a red led for night use, and…
photo: Black Diamond Cosmo
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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…
photo: Jetboil Sol
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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…
photo: Patagonia Atom
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Fischer BCX 6

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a great combination of support and flex in a Nordic touring boot, but has a few flaws. I am an outdoor guide and spend maybe 60-70 days…
photo: Fischer BCX 6
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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…
photo: Guyot Designs Utensils
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SteriPEN Journey LCD

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Stopped working after only 2 liters in the backcountry. So I filmed this video clip while on the River-to-River Trail. I'm pretty mad. To further…
photo: SteriPEN Journey LCD
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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…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's 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…
photo: Black Diamond Half Dome
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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…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's 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…
photo: JOOS Orange
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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…
photo: Mountainsmith Maverick
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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…
photo: Petzl Tikka 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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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…
photo: RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield
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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…
photo: Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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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…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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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.
photo: Icebreaker Men's GT 200 L/S Chase Zip
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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…
photo: Vibram Women's 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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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…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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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…
 
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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…
photo: Icebreaker Anatomica Brief
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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.
photo: Petzl Tikka Plus
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Black Diamond Cayenne Glove

rated 1 of 5 stars Did not stand up to a 20-degree day downhill skiing. The bottom line is that these gloves simply do not suffice in any sort of cold weather…
photo: Black Diamond Women's Cayenne Glove
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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…
photo: Osprey Stratos 34
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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…
photo: La Sportiva Ganda
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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…
photo: Osprey Kestrel 48
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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…
photo: Trangia Spirit Stove
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR PocketRocket is a quality, lightweight canister stove that is easy to use in 3.5 seasons. It can bring 2 cups of water to a boil in…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 2 of 5 stars The Wenzel StarLight tent is best used for backyard camping or perfect weather, where bugs, not rain, are the only concern. I purchased this…
photo: Wenzel StarLite
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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…
photo: Osprey Hornet 46
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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…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's 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…
photo: Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
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Thermo Soles Rechargeable Heated Insoles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Rechargeable heated insoles. Thermostatically controlled. Batteries and controls inside — no cables. A couple of years ago, I got frostbite…
photo: Thermo Soles Rechargeable Heated Insoles
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Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect compression sack. It's been a while since I've been backpacking, and when assembling some gear to get back into it, I realized I'd need…
photo: Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Reliable, easy to use, works with Nalgene bottles and MSR dromedary bags, filter lasts a dang long time. Traveled to quite a few place with…
photo: MSR MiniWorks EX
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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight one- to two-person cooking set. Good for the weight conscious backpackers, mountaineers, and adventures who are looking for a cooking…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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Exped DownMat 9

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, well built and warm pad. If you want to be comfortable and warm in the backcountry this is the pad to get! In fact it is good…
photo: Exped DownMat 9
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Vasque Snowblime UltraDry

rated 5 of 5 stars I was hesitant to try these at first, thinking these would be too heavy and tiresome to wear. Boy, was I wrong! I wanted to do some snow hiking…
photo: Vasque Women's Snowblime UltraDry
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Rab Neutrino Plus Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Rab Neutrino Plus is an overall very solid cold weather performer. The Rab Neutrino Plus is a nice jacket!  I own one other Rab product,…
photo: Rab Men's Neutrino Plus Jacket
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Zamberlan Baffin GT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Seriously comfortable hiking boot while providing excellent support and traction. Not all Zamberlan styles fit the same way. I chose this boot…
 
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Super light, comfortably warm bag has you covered from early spring to early winter. At just 24 ounces the WM MegaLite qualifies as an ultralight…
photo: Western Mountaineering MegaLite
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an awesome pack. Not only is it the most comfortable pack I've ever owned, it's also lightweight and durable. I've loaded it to 55+…
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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Exped DownMat 9

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this mat about a year ago and so far it has performed admirably. The built-in pump is vastly superior to the 2-way valve used on self-inflating…
photo: Exped DownMat 9
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GoLite Jam 35L

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for a one or two day trip. I bought the medium and it fits me perfectly (5'6"). Hip and shoulder straps adjust well. Pack carries…
 
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Stoic Ti Pot Set

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent, for the price. I picked this pot set up on steepandcheap for $40, amazing price considering what you're getting relative to other…
photo: Stoic Ti Pot Set
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Merrell Moab Ventilator

rated 3 of 5 stars I have lowered my rating of these shoes by a full star following the disappointing performance of my second pair. While the first pair I owned…
photo: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator
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Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket lives up to OR's summary. Overall solid performance. Good go-to jacket for cool weather, damp conditions. (She and I in our OR coats)…
photo: Outdoor Research Women's Mithril Jacket
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GSI Pinnacle Soloist

rated 5 of 5 stars This kit allows you to carry everything you need for summertime cooking without any wasted space inside your pack. During the spring of 2011,…
photo: GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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Klymit Static V

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pad, brilliant value! I got my Klymit STATIC V Ultralight Camping Sleeping Pad (72" x 23") in October and immediately hit the trail. I…
photo: Klymit Static V
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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki

rated 5 of 5 stars Great weight distribution. Durable. Comfortable. My best friend on the trail. Great customer service I am a small woman and I bought this pack…
photo: Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki
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Deuter ACT Lite 65+10

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very solid backpack for those looking to go lighter but not ready to forgo all advantages of a traditional internal-frame pack. This…
photo: Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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Black Diamond Spot

rated 3 of 5 stars Worked great with brand new batteries, however it would quickly diminish the battery. Carried on my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2012. This…
photo: Black Diamond Spot
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Feathercraft BayLee 1

rated 4 of 5 stars The Feathercraft Baylee is a true whitewater-worthy packraft that is crafted of super high quality urethan that has been electronically welded.
photo: Feathercraft BayLee 1
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Sierra Designs LT Strike 2

rated 4 of 5 stars A quality lightweight tent that performs pretty much like a heavier 2P dome tent but with a little lengthier set-up. After some more time with…
photo: Sierra Designs LT Strike 2
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My first non-telescoping trekking poles, they have quickly become my favorite poles of all time. The very excellent and thorough review by tester…
photo: Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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Mountain Hardwear Hunker Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is great. A whole notch warmer than the North Face Aconcagua 550 fill I also own. And I mean about 15-20 degrees warmer. The baffles…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Hunker Down Jacket
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is about the perfect solo trail kitchen out there for those looking for an all-in-one solution. I only took off a half star because the…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pad, comfortable, and warm. I sleep cold. I remember being comfortable only when I was sharing a double bag with my husband. With a renewed…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite Plus
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Ensolite Sleeping Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars This product doesn't have a brand name. It's the good old Ensolite Pad, or at least that's what I have always called it. Anyway for those looking…
photo:   Ensolite Sleeping Pad
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NEMO Strato Loft 25

rated 5 of 5 stars Finally a bag for stomach and side sleepers that actually works. You experience the feeling of almost sleeping in big down filled comforter.
photo: NEMO Strato Loft 25
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Asolo Power Matic 200 GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The out-of-the-box comfort praises are true, and these things give me grip on rock faces and ledges like Spiderman! You can plow through the…
photo: Asolo Men's Power Matic 200 GV
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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My favorite 3-season hiking pants. No other pants have these vents. WHY NOT??? I recomend for most hiking in milder weather. I took these pants…
photo: RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite

rated 5 of 5 stars The real benefit is the warmth it adds. This is true space age gift....light weight, rugged, and warm. I am a big guy...250 lbs and a side sleeper.
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's NeoAir XLite
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Faders Classic Figure Eight

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The only piece of climbing gear that will NOT open a beer bottle. So another piece of gear I liberated from Grandma's garage is this old-school…
photo: Faders Classic Figure Eight
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Black Diamond Tripod Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Tripod Bivy is the best I've ever used. It is absolutely stormproof and well worth the cost. I've had several bivys over the…
photo: Black Diamond Tripod Bivy
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Black Diamond Mercury 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Suspension is not a gimmick. Just a few comments on this as still not a great deal written about this pack. Firstly, the suspension. The main…
photo: Black Diamond Mercury 75
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, very comfortable, fantastic back system and lots of pockets. Well to start, the back system is very good. I mean the way it is…
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars OMG! Seriously? If you haven't already drooled all over one of these like a lifeless zombie online or in your local shop for hours by now than…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Marmot Storm Shield Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great rain jacket that is for more than just rainy conditions. From the Manufacturer: You’re not getting older: You’re evolving! And so…
photo: Marmot Men's Storm Shield Jacket
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Sazzi Digit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Sazzi's take on the traditional water sandal provides some unique and helpful innovations. Having independent toe movement helps with balance…
photo: Sazzi Digit
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Jetboil Flash Java Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars The Jetboil Flash Java kit is a well designed all-in-one stove/cook pot/insulated coffee press that's a cinch to set up and really delivers…
photo: Jetboil Flash Java Kit
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Osprey Farpoint 70

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Osprey has designed a versatile and quality pack for the urban and travelling yet outdoorsy minded person, but basic flaws such as pocket placement…
photo: Osprey Farpoint 70
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Black Diamond Eldorado

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent in a small package. The Eldorado, formerly made by Todd Bibler, is a great 4-season tent. Very lightweight, compact, but perhaps…
photo: Black Diamond Eldorado
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Eureka! Tessel 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This backpacking tent is not the lightest 3-man out there, but it is heavy duty and has plenty of interior volume. Large vestibules and 6 pockets…
photo: Eureka! Tessel 3
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The North Face Mountain 25

rated 5 of 5 stars A Swiss Army Knife of a tent. Throwing in my 2c for anyone considering this tent, although I can't speak to the new and improved Mountain 25…
photo: The North Face Mountain 25
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Sierra Designs Sirius 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the greatest, most versatile tent I've ever owned. I thought at first it sweated some until I switched sleeping ends and then I was…
photo: Sierra Designs Sirius 2
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Big Agnes Summit Park 15

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the perfect year-round bag! It packs relatively small, is warm and comfy, and doesn't break the bank. If you're a big person who likes…
photo: Big Agnes Summit Park 15
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Kelty Salida 2

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great quality tent for a person who needs a lightweight low priced tent. The Salida 2 has just the right amount of features for the…
photo: Kelty Salida 2
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Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A cool idea that could do with a little help in the execution. A while ago I read that a softshell that was also insulating would be an ideal…
photo:   Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable convenient lumbar pack for day hikes and touring. If you are looking for the ideal day pack but, enjoy full freedom of movement,…
photo: Mountainsmith Tour
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Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch

rated 3 of 5 stars Great concept of a system. Water filter itself is amazing. The bags lack strength and durability. They are the weak link in the system. The…
photo: Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch
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NEMO Gogo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight, waterproof, easy setup tent, but falls short in many places. I took this tent about three months through South America, so…
photo: NEMO Gogo
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Fjallraven Kajka 75

rated 5 of 5 stars I have carried large packs (65 to 105 L) in all kinds of environments for years now. The Kajka 75 is more comfortable and easier to organize…
photo: Fjallraven Kajka 75
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Garmin eTrex 10

rated 4 of 5 stars A quality entry level GPS that will will satisfy any expert. The Garmin eTrex 10 is a great product. It's best used in conjunction with a map…
photo: Garmin eTrex 10
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Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Stuffing your Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad in this little shell to create a camp chair is a great lightweight "luxury" item for the woods. Instead…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair
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Teva Tirra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great women's sport sandal! Very stylish and comfortable for a variety of outdoor activities! I wore them hiking and in the canoe. I am a first-time…
photo: Teva Women's Tirra
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Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, compressible down jacket that's great as a mid-layer or in camp. Ripstop polyester shell is tough as nails! The Patagonia men's down hoody…
photo: Patagonia Men's Fitz Roy Down Hoody
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Marmot Limelight 2P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Overall a decent tent but a tight fit for two average-sized guys. Quality construction and excellent waterproofing. I've been a fan of Marmot…
photo: Marmot Limelight 2P
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Big Agnes Big House 6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to set up. Very stable/sturdy. Dry Dry Dry. Spacious. All around amazing My wife and I love this tent. She was extremely hesitant about…
photo: Big Agnes Big House 6
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Magellan eXplorist 610

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this GPS. The touch screen makes manuvering around easy, plus a built in camara for those quick photos while your geocaching. Nice size…
photo: Magellan eXplorist 610
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GSI Ultralight Soloist Cook System

rated 5 of 5 stars Very convenient, will provide for one or two people. I'm normally camping either alone or the girlfriend is hiking along. It's very easy to…
photo: GSI Ultralight Soloist Cook System
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Marmot Limelight 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I chose this tent after a long search. I used it for two and a half months in every weather except snow, and this tent is just terrific! Strong,…
photo: Marmot Limelight 2P
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Eureka! Grand Manan 9

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome all-around tent. Big space, worry-free waterproof setup, and incredible ventilation. Perfect family tent, not for the backpacker but…
photo: Eureka! Grand Manan 9
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SOG Flash Rescue

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A folding rescue knife for EMS and rescue personnel.
photo: SOG Flash Rescue
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Asolo TPS 520 GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Probably some of the best boots on the market. If you plan on hiking/backpacking a lot, they are worth the investment. I've taken these boots…
photo: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
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Eureka! Apex 2XT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Amazing tent for the price! Very easy to set up. I can set the entire tent up within 3 minutes. I've never had a problem with the stability. …
photo: Eureka! Apex 2XT
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Cammenga Compass

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Well-made, but less than ideal for non-military users. The U.S. M1950 dry lensatic compass currently made by Cammenga gets a lot of good press…
photo: Cammenga Compass
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RE Factor Tactical Operator Band

rated 5 of 5 stars The Operator Band takes the traditional paracord survival band to the next level. It has items hidden throughout that make it a TRUE survival…
photo:   RE Factor Tactical Operator Band
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