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MSR Fury

rated 4 of 5 stars (I am using the upgraded 2010/2011 Fury without the pole sleeves and instead using the pole clips-—much better). NIGHT FALLS IN THE BLACK…
photo: MSR Fury
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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased the Gatewood Cape Poncho-Tarp with the Serenity Net Tent interior screen-tent with bathtub floor. I love this concept, and in practice…
 
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SteriPEN Traveler

rated 4.5 of 5 stars by now, the technology is no mystery - UV light kills the DNA in whatever bacteria, protozoans, even viruses may be in your water bottle. …
photo: SteriPEN Traveler
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Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw

rated 1.5 of 5 stars A lightweight folding saw great for backpacking, hiking, camping, or any other general outdoors use. The saw is actually produced and manufactured…
photo: Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw
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Valandré Shocking Blue

rated 5 of 5 stars Well, here’s a review telling you how I took my size long Valandre Shocking Blue, a 3lb bag EN comfort rated at 16F, to a verified -15F, and…
photo: Valandré Shocking Blue
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Gregory Baltoro 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a load-hauler for a backpack of this size. It has proved to be not only comfortable but also very durable. Plethora of features is nice.
photo: Gregory Baltoro 65
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 3 of 5 stars Initial impression of the Keen Pyrenees (Bison)- Build quality seems pretty good. No blemishes in the leather, stitching seems of decent quality,…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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MSR SimmerLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For a small, light, liquid fuel stove I am very happy with this piece of camp equipment. It is Most compact of many brands I was considering.
photo: MSR SimmerLite
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall, I am very pleased with this tent. It's the lightest tent I've owned and it packs really small. I've even got it packed down with a…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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SnowClaw Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars When I was a kid growing up on the beaches of San Diego, I would always use a strong frisbee to dig holes on the beach. It was much faster and…
photo: SnowClaw Guide
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The North Face Double Headed Toad 44 BX

rated 4 of 5 stars I backpack short mileage for 3-4 day trips with my wife and two girls, 7 and 9 years old. After a few trips with two 3-person tents, I decided…
photo: The North Face Double Headed Toad 44 BX
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a coffee snob. If you've ever had instant coffee, forget that traumatic experience; this stuff is actually pretty good. Perfect for camping…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Kelty Coyote 4750

rated 2 of 5 stars I bought this pack in early 2010, I forget when exactly, I bought it to replace my old ALICE pack I had been using. I was on a budget, so when…
photo: Kelty Men's Coyote 4750
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I keep searching for this stove at yard sales and on ebay. When I get them home, I completely clean them with a mixture of catsup and vinegar…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Guyot Designs MicroBites

rated 5 of 5 stars I already own the standard sized version or this set, but for solo trips I thought this would be a better choice. I figured correctly. Total…
photo: Guyot Designs MicroBites
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Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest canister stove in the world, sounds to good to be true right? At 1.9 oz it's near a full ounce lighter than its competitors. With…
photo: Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the greatest overall boot I've found in 30 years of climbing. It is amazingly light and comfortable (no blisters out of the box) yet…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased these boot to replace a very worn out pair of Merrell low top hikers. I was looking for something a bit tougher, though it didn’t…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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L.L.Bean White Mountain Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars An overall great backpack capable of storing enough equipment for multiday treks and not so bulky that it can't be used as a daypack too. This…
photo: L.L.Bean Men's White Mountain Pack
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Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4

rated 3 of 5 stars I have both the ProLite 4 long (for winter use) and the ProLite 3 shorter version for summer/all around. Obviously I like the pads enough to…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4
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Eureka! Apex 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for 5 years now and though I don't use it every weekend, it's seen a lot of ups and downs with plenty of rain and wind. I'm…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2
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ULA Equipment Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this pack for about a year now and I love it more every time I go out. I am a big guy, 5'11", 250lbs (sadly) and this pack fits great.
photo: ULA Equipment Circuit
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this expensive pad to help me sleep, as I don't sleep well on the trail. The pad took longer than I expected to blow up and was a chore…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars update 7-17-2013: After 3 years of using this stove for group backpacking trips as well as car camping with the family I would like to say this…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Under ideal conditions - i.e. practicing with it using my tap water - it did work great. Very fast, easy to pump, lightweight, the back flushing…
photo: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased an MSR E-Wing Shelter/Tarp and couldn't be happier with it! I trawled the internet searching for some information and a…
photo: MSR E-Wing
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Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bladder for my wildlife research job that requires long hikes every day in the Canyonlands of Utah. Ten times better than any…
photo: Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars I have to say at first I was skeptical at the idea of a mini-air-mattress insulating me. BUT, after using it for a while now, I can't say enough…
photo: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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NRS Pilot Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: NRS Pilot Knife
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars AAA+ An October 2009 backpack/deer hunting trip found this tent loaded in my pack. A bit of concern with 7lbs of weight to take back in over…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle all rolled into one. So perfectly evolved the TNF has been making it for 20 years or something.
photo: The North Face VE 25
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ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking high and low for a good one-man tent. I was about to buy the Spitfire by Eureka. Then my Dad who is an avid backpacker told me…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Black Diamond's Orbit lantern: Enjoy!
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this after realizing my 2xte was better suited as a solo (for me.) Everything I have stated (my review of the 2xte) holds true for…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars The only gear Eureka! does a half-assed job on is its tents. The Alpenlite 2XT saved my life on the Emmons glacier on Mt Rainier in 2002. A…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars A great entry level tent if you are going to split the load with a hiking companion. If you are carrying this yourself look elsewhere. There…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars The recent post inspired me to add my thoughts. The SVEA 123R is the most reliable piece of hiking gear I own. I wanted a single stove for year…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Ruffwear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Of course, as I often am w/ K9 products, I was skeptical at first. My concerns were soon gone. This pack fits well on my medium sized terrier…
photo: Ruffwear Approach Pack
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 2 of 5 stars I am a lifetime La Sportiva loyalist, however, the Trango Prime fell short on performance in my opinion. This spring on an attempt on the Liberty…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Prime
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent! Summary: Unique options for using the fly (folded half back over one "room", or folded half way up for shade/rain protection with…
photo: REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars I liked hammocks. I liked camping. I couldn't get completely comfortable in standard non-spreader bar hammocks due to the arc that exists even…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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NEMO Losi 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent a few weeks ago, for a camping trip I will be going on in Congaree National park in South Carolina. However the weekend after…
photo: NEMO Losi 2P
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You will amaze your friends with how quickly it boils water, although you may not be able to hear their "oohs" and "aahs" over the burner roar.
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars This set is great for the money. It weighs about half of a pound, and has a very strong non-stick coating. It is very small, and just enough…
photo: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been a backpacker/camper for over 30 years. I have camped in most conditions/seasons. I hike/camp about 240 days a year. I also do bicycle…
photo: The North Face VE 25
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Vargo Triad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does exactly what it says. One of these reviewers does not know SQUAT on alcohol stoves. FYI, hold a match or lighter under stove for a few…
photo: Vargo Triad
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Tarptent Contrail

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

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So I just got this tent the day I was going on a trip and pretty much tested it in every Canadian summer condition. I usually steer towards…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I gave this jacket 5 stars only because there was no 6 star option. I’ve owned several mountaineering jackets a couple of which were made…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Mentor Jacket
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my Tadpole in 1994. It's the only piece of my travelling kit remaining from then. I've cycle toured in S.E. Asia extensively, France,…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The best stove to-date. This little puppy ignited first time immediately. Even when playing around adjusting the flame and the flame went out,…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars I currently own a number of vintage Optimus and Primus stoves. I have been around them and used them since the early 70s, camping with my family.
 
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Princeton Tec Apex

rated 2 of 5 stars Eight people used the Apex on an expedition to Papua New Guinea to explore remote caves. Upon receipt of the headlamps several of them were…
photo: Princeton Tec Apex
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say about Western Mountaineering, I first heard about these products through an online talk group and I must say I'm impressed. To…
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Hennessy Hammock Hennessy vs. Clark

rated 4 of 5 stars I switched over to hammock camping a couple of years ago. I have several tents and 2 Hennessy Hammocks and a Clark Jungle Hammock. I love them…
 
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Stohlquist Amp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best drysuit I've ever owned. This is my second Stohlquist drysuit, and it's a replacement for a Stohlquist Sport that I got on sale nearly…
photo: Stohlquist Men's Amp
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Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO

rated 5 of 5 stars Light and spacious for a 1P tent. I've been searching for a 1P tent that balances space with weight. This is the one. Fairly taut tent without…
photo: Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO
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LED Lenser H7.2

rated 5 of 5 stars These are great headlamps. The new LED Lenser H7.2 and the upscale H7R.2 bring even brighter adjustable top range illumination. The new LED…
photo: LED Lenser H7.2
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John Calden Boots Mountain Hiking Boot

rated 5 of 5 stars There are very few craftsmen left in the world who can make a boot like John Calden. If you do a lot of backcountry hiking, your feet deserve…
photo: John Calden Boots Men's Mountain Hiking Boot
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Macpac Olympus

rated 5 of 5 stars Legendary mountain tent for Australia / New Zealand. I have been camping, hiking, XC skiing, and mountaineering for 40 (+) years and have owned…
photo: Macpac Olympus
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Redfeather Alpine 180

rated 4 of 5 stars These shoes hold up to heavy use with max weight on them, but do have their problems. I have used these hard for two seasons [not this one,…
photo: Redfeather Alpine 180
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Dutchware ARGON Vented Sock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great way to block the wind and retain heat in your hammock. The Dutchware ARGON Vented Sock (Winter) is a great way to block wind and retain…
photo: Dutchware ARGON Vented Sock
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Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Inexpensive down clothing for trail or town. These products come from JC Penny. I do not know if they are sold elsewhere. They list from $75…
photo:   Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket
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Gregory Salvo 28

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Gregory Salvo 28 liter backpack is, quite simply, an awesome, well designed backpack, featuring great suspension and a ventilation system…
photo: Gregory Salvo 28
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Gossamer Gear Rukus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super value, multiple uses, and good organization. 40 liter pack for 3/4 of a pound. This is a lightweight rucksack that is advertised as a…
photo: Gossamer Gear Rukus
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MFH German Winter Tarn Rucksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a sturdy and roomy 65-liter pack for the winter traveler or hunter with plenty of extras including pockets and tie downs. I like to travel…
photo:   MFH German Winter Tarn Rucksack
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REI Recycled Camp Mug

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Good for the office if you have size small hands. The Good: I bought this product in the 12 ounce version to keep coffee warm and for a little…
photo: REI Recycled Camp Mug
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Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 5 of 5 stars A bit on the heavy side, but a bomb-proof reliable backpacking stove. Other than the weight, this stove is a dream. It isn't made anymore, but…
photo: Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400
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The North Face Stormbreak 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, roomy tent for two for most three-season (plus?) adventures. Recommended for backpackers, car-campers. This was our tent of choice,…
photo: The North Face Stormbreak 2
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MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Extremely lightweight down jacket that's warm with a few compromises. Brent provided a great in-depth review. I thought I'd add a second opinion.
photo: MontBell Men's Plasma 1000 Down Jacket
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Advanced Elements CargoPak

rated 5 of 5 stars The CargoPak is a tough drybag with good shoulder straps so it can be worn as a backpack. It is well-made from tough materials. Not only kayakers…
photo: Advanced Elements CargoPak
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Tubbs Snowshoe Gaiter

rated 5 of 5 stars These gaiters have been a great addition to our outdoor gear/accessory inventory! I have used them for shoulder season hiking, in mud and wet…
photo: Tubbs Men's Snowshoe Gaiter
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Icebreaker Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe

rated 5 of 5 stars A superb, comfortable baselayer for cool weather activities. I started wearing Merino baselayers back in 2003, when they first seemed to be…
photo: Icebreaker Men's Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe
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Chaco Outcross Evo 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Chaco provides great comfort, yet again. I have had these shoes for about a year, and I've enjoyed every hike I've taken with them. Beyond some…
photo: Chaco Men's Outcross Evo 3
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Steve's Paleogoods Dried Wild Blueberries

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great addition in terms of variety and taste to the trail food/carbs category. Steve's dried blueberries taste great and have a consistency…
photo:   Steve's Paleogoods Dried Wild Blueberries
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Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight T-Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars Good, solid base layer. This is a solid T-shirt. The material has a slight sheen to it, is a bit stretchy and very comfortable. It wicks and…
photo: Patagonia Men's Capilene 1 Silkweight T-Shirt
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

rated 2.5 of 5 stars An easily available hammock system that doesn't live up to its potential. This was my first hammock, and I purchased it after limited research…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 3 of 5 stars 重量很轻、压缩体积很小,适合轻量化背包客玩家,但对身高有一定限制,而且不耐用。 [Google Translate: Very…
photo: Klymit Inertia X Frame
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SnowClaw Guide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great must-have tool, for snow travelers of every kind. When I started doing a little bit of front and back country snowshoeing several years…
photo: SnowClaw Guide
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Vargo Titanium BOT Bottle Pot

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pot and bottle combined! Or bottle and pot...either way. Weight is predictably light, as is everything made from titanium. More important…
photo: Vargo Titanium BOT Bottle Pot
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BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Four years, over six backpacks a year I take this stove on. It's a winner. Four years and going strong being used on six backpacks a year. Some…
photo: BioLite CampStove
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Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest Axe

rated 5 of 5 stars EASE OF USE: This is a very capable axe, and in the hands of someone who is comfortable and confident using it, there is little it cannot do.
photo: Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest Axe
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Miir Bottles Growler

rated 4 of 5 stars A huge, 64 oz. hinge-top growler. It'll keep hot and cold the way they should be. Highly durable, and a great seal. Here we have the Miir Growler.
photo: Miir Bottles Growler
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Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition Kayak

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the gold standard for inflatable folding kayaks. The Expedition is so portable I have taken it on airplanes as an ordinary checked bag.
photo: Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition Kayak
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Brooks-Range Cloak 15

rated 5 of 5 stars Do not fear the quilt. Unless you're a wild thrasher, in which case a quilt might actually be good for you. Worked for cynical old me. I decided…
 
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Surf to Summit Bungee Paddle Leash

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A paddle leash is ESSENTIAL kayak safety gear! Many, if not most, kayakers often overlook getting one, which is a very bad idea. This leash…
photo: Surf to Summit Bungee Paddle Leash
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Snow Peak 450ml Mug Insulation Lid

rated 5 of 5 stars Who wouldn't love a lid to keep their favorite warm beverage warm longer, keep the hot metal cup away from their lips, and keep that beverage…
photo: Snow Peak 450ml Mug Insulation Lid
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Snow Peak Ti-Single 450 Colored Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars A great little cup or tiny pot. Add the Snow Peak Thermal Lid and you've got a great cup for your morning coffee or tea that is durable enough…
photo: Snow Peak Ti-Single 450 Colored Cup
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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars If you freezer bag cook, re-hydrate, or make one pot meals, this could be exactly what you're looking for. I've used the Mini Solo as my go-to…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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Princeton Tec Fred

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bright, affordable, efficient headlamp with both red and white wide and narrow beams. It is perfect for backpacking, running, or…
photo: Princeton Tec Fred
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Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust

rated 5 of 5 stars Mora is the best deal out there. I have been using Mora knives for several years. My very first one was a Craftline stainless steel one with…
photo: Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Igniter Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Love the pants. I purchased a pair of these pants last August. I use the pants for undergarments in scuba diving. Why? Because they use Primaloft…
photo: Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Igniter Pants
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Asolo Fugitive GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Ever had a piece of gear that you lusted over for a long time, but had to wait to get? The Asolo Fugitive GTX was mine! We have a lot of cool…
photo: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
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Mystery Ranch NICE 6500

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This big hauler is for winter expeditions, bulky gear, and heavy loads. It's built like a Sherman tank and you could probably carry a "Deuce…
photo: Mystery Ranch NICE 6500
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great value and good performance in a large tarp. I use this tarp for group rafting trips as a kitchen/gathering shelter when it rains and as…
photo: Kelty Noah's Tarp 16
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Frost River Isle Royale

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Well made, old school, traditional canvas pack that conjures images of a classic era in recreational camping. It has an equally traditional…
photo: Frost River Isle Royale
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Icebreaker Oasis Balaclava

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm and snug fitting, with a low profile for excellent comfort. I recently had a backpack stolen from my office, which had been left unlocked…
photo: Icebreaker Oasis Balaclava
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Original PEET Dryer

rated 5 of 5 stars Like to dry footwear, handwear, headgear quickly and safely? Like to stop microbial growth and odors overnight in boots? The trick is getting…
photo:   Original PEET Dryer
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