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180 Tack 180 Stove

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 4 of 5 stars The Insulated Air Core pad is a great value for a 3+ season sleeping pad. Comfortable, warm, light and compact it is a great upgrade from a…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fine cold weather outer layer that works well in a wide range of conditions. Clearly designed and sized with winter in mind but also a good…
Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants
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Warbonnet RidgeRunner

rated 5 of 5 stars A hammock you can lay on your stomach in? It's true. I am a devoted stomach sleeper and find this hammock to be my answer to a comfortable night's…
Warbonnet RidgeRunner
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Simply the THE BEST compact camp stove I've ever used! I've had mine for 20+ years and still have not found anything better for canoe trips…
MSR WhisperLite
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Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket is a an ultralight, breathable, and compressible rain/wind shell. The shell is made of 2.5-layer 30D Pertex…
Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket
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Brooks-Range Mojave Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars New technology used by Brooks-Range Mountaineering treats the down fill, which allows it to dry fast and retain its loft. The Brooks-Range Mountaineering…
Brooks-Range Mojave Jacket
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very rugged outdoor sandal; heavy and possibly too supportive. I've owned my Chaco Z/1 Unaweep sandals with Terreno soles for 10 years now.
Chaco Z/1 Unaweep
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Stoic Alpine Merino 150 Crew - Long-Sleeve

rated 5 of 5 stars Great layering piece that does all they claim. The Stoic Alpine Merino Bliss 150 is hands down the best layering piece I’ve ever owned. I…
Stoic Alpine Merino 150 Crew - Long-Sleeve
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Drymax Maximum Protection Trail Running Sock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Took my Drymax Maximum Protection Trail Running Socks for a long trail run on The Appalachian Trail across the Cumberland Valley in Pa. It was…
Drymax Maximum Protection Trail Running Sock
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 5 of 5 stars The best hammock I have had the pleasure of using to date. With an interior storage area, attached mosquito netting and a footbox that allows…
Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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SOL Emergency Bivvy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A great go to emergency shelter that's size allows it to be carried anywhere on any trip. This bivy is great for its interned purpose which…
SOL Emergency Bivvy
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MEC Tarn 2

rated 3 of 5 stars Three season, two (1.5, really) person tent. Single entry, pyramid design, ply/nylon construction. Intended use, backpacking. A little heavy…
 
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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…
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…
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…
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…
Exped DownMat 9
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This being the first puffy down jacket I have ever owned, I do not have a lot to compare the Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight to. But, I must…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater
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Platypus Origin 9

rated 5 of 5 stars Really functional and tough little pack for day tripping or riding. I just used the pack for a week in Hawaii. I can't begin to describe how…
Platypus Origin 9
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Kelty Red Cloud 90

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall this pack fits the niche very well. For me its a great pack to store my supplies plus supplies for the group. This bag is well constructed…
Kelty Red Cloud 90
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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…
Vasque 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,…
Rab Neutrino Plus Jacket
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

rated 5 of 5 stars I needed a good lite weight solo tent. I wanted to update to a good lightweight solo tent. I spent some time researching most of the current…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
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Platypus plusBottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A water bottle that stores flat or rolled up, takes up virtually no space, is durable, and weighs just .8 oz. What's not to love!? I decided…
Platypus plusBottle
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Superlight, super packable jacket perfect for mild weather and an excellent mid or stand alone jacket for the cool days. Over the past week…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
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Gregory Baltoro 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Would definitely recommend this pack to anyone looking for a large pack thats is all around great. Its suspension system is amazing making even…
Gregory Baltoro 65
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The North Face Denali Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Functional features and durability outshine the peculiar trendiness of this workhorse fleece. The ubiquitous TNF Denali is a workhorse 300 weight…
The North Face Denali Jacket
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this tent for a month and could not be more impressed. The Light Path Two is a semi lightweight, two-pole tent that requires four…
Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2
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Vargo Titanium BOT Bottle Pot

rated 5 of 5 stars Vargo’s Bot gracefully combines a functional 1-liter titanium pot with a screw-on titanium lid to create a versatile object capable of both…
Vargo Titanium BOT Bottle Pot
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Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight water filter that can be used with virtually any disposable or Platypus brand small mouth bottles. I have owned this product for…
Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars MSR Lightning Ascent 30” snowshoes, a very good snowshoe with some unique features. MSR Lightning Ascent 30" snowshoes Period of use: 1½…
MSR Lightning Ascent
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VonZipper Fishbowl Goggle

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For massive field of vision goggles, pretty good. Overall, decent. Somehow scored these for $20 on one of Backcountry's one deal at a time sites,…
VonZipper Fishbowl Goggle
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Deuter Guide 45+

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent pack for its intended use, which is multiday ski touring and mountaineering. I would recommend this pack to anyone doing similar activities.
Deuter Guide 45+
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Oakley A Frame

rated 5 of 5 stars Best goggle I've used, incredible optics, no fog. I love these goggles. I've worn 10+ different goggles over the last few years, whether I've…
Oakley A Frame
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PowerBar ProteinPlus Bite

rated 3 of 5 stars Not too great, gets the job done. Tried both varieties of these from steepandcheap. I like the PowerBar take on protein, the triple threat stuff,…
PowerBar ProteinPlus Bite
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Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews

rated 4 of 5 stars Taste great, seem to do the trick for energy. These are as good as energy chews get. I've tried the Clif energy block things and some Gatorade…
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
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Osprey Verve 13

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Huge upgrade from my older Camelbak models. Having used older (circa 2003) Camelbak models quite a bit and eventually opting for the simpler…
Osprey Verve 13
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC-200 Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a surprisingly lightweight, weatherproof breathable jacket. I purchased this jacket last spring, and used it on several day hikes and…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC-200 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…
Zamberlan Baffin GT
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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…
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+…
Osprey Exos 58
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SteriPEN Adventurer

rated 5 of 5 stars A fast, reliable, lightweight, and easy to use water purification/treatment option. It takes the fiddle factor out of having to mess with filters…
SteriPEN Adventurer
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LightHeart Gear Duo

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect hiking tent, does not leak, is ultra light and goes up quickly even in the rain. I find the Duo essential for hiking the AT. It serves…
LightHeart Gear Duo
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Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars Great entry level hammock at a decent price. The Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro has been my entry experience into hammock camping. I originally…
Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
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Ferrino Snowbound 2

rated 4 of 5 stars To sum up, great tent! Setup:  Five poles in all. The assembly is rapid and the tent is now very stable. In case of strong wind is necessary…
Ferrino Snowbound 2
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Osprey Solo

rated 3 of 5 stars Good minimalist backpack. This is a small daypack or, more precisely, an accessory pack. I have use it a couple of times for alpine climbing.
Osprey Solo
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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…
Exped DownMat 9
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Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

rated 5 of 5 stars Delicious, great for the non-meat-eaters, spicy, easy to make. HUGE portions! I took the Louisiana Red Beans & Rice, from Backpacker's Pantry,…
Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans & Rice
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Montane Featherlite Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Montane Featherlite down jacket is a very well thought-out and constructed jacket, ideal for active mountain activities, winter trekking,…
Montane Featherlite Down Jacket
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REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While I'd not call it bombproof, I will say that it will handle any conditions that I'm likely to subject it to including heavy snowfalls and…
REI Arete ASL 2 Tent
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Osprey Aether 60

rated 5 of 5 stars There is no better balance between features, durability, lightweight, fit, comfort, and function. I am a lifelong backpacker and this is the…
Osprey Aether 60
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Mountain Hardwear Hunker Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Nice warm jacket to hunker down in! I've had this jacket for a couple months now. Bought it to walk the dog on cold mornings and for winter…
Mountain Hardwear Hunker Down Jacket
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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…
GoLite Jam 35L
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BlueWater Ropes Pull Down Cord

rated 5 of 5 stars BlueWater's reputation for quality static lines is maintained with this product. It works as expected and is a good value. This was purchased…
BlueWater Ropes Pull Down Cord
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Osprey FlapJack

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack, excellent fit, good features, some weird things. Picked this pack up on SteepandCheap for around $35 a few months ago, and have…
Osprey FlapJack
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Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars My ideal softshell. I LOVE this jacket. Somehow, between REI clearance rack, friends and family 20% discount, and the remaining $15 of my dividend,…
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket
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Marmot Kingpin Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars My jacket of choice for pretty much any condition. I bought this jacket on Altrec for 50% off, amazing deal considering how much I love this…
Marmot Kingpin Jacket
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Bern Macon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An economical skid lid with good fit and ventilation. After watching me ski and reviewing our life insurance coverage my wife decided that I…
Bern Macon
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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…
Stoic Ti Pot Set
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars A family tent that can handle my family of four.
REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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Manzella Chinook Windstopper Gloves

rated 3 of 5 stars I wish they resisted coming apart as well as they resist the cold. Remember the Gremlins movie that warned about bad things happening if you…
 
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ULA Equipment Catalyst

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is very light and is the manufacturer's stated weight (I weighed it myself). Although I haven't had the pack a long period of time,…
ULA Equipment Catalyst
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Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck

rated 5 of 5 stars The standard for synthetic base layer tops. Patagonia quality, long lasting, soft feel, warm, excellent fit. I am a big fan of Patagonia's Capilene.
Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck
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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…
Merrell Moab Ventilator
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L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoe

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Rain boots suitable for walking in wet and muddy trails. not so good for hard core steeps and rocks. Comfortable and built to accommodate heavy…
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoe
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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)…
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket
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MSR Twin Sisters

rated 5 of 5 stars The Twin Sisters is an excellent lightweight and minimalist mountaineering shelter. It offers a lot of space for its weight, and it's very easy…
MSR Twin Sisters
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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,…
GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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Marmot Zion Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent hooded parka made of breathable Neo shoftshell fabric which has modest strech relative to some softshells. Fit is full (not baggy)…
Marmot Zion Jacket
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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…
Klymit Static V
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Mountainsmith Bugaboo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent mid-size bag. Versatile with lots of options for attaching extra gear. Durable and tough. Comfortable to carry, even with odd-shaped…
Mountainsmith Bugaboo
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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…
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki
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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good tent for a good price. This is a great tent! I have been using  Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1 for two years with no complaints. It is quick…
Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1
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Marmot Aura 2P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A solid two-person tent with great ventilation, copious head space, two doors, and two large vestibules to store all of your gear. The Aura…
Marmot Aura 2P
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 5 of 5 stars An overall great pack! Light, sturdy, feature rich, and comfortable. Keeps you cool in the summer and allows you to over stuff it in the winter.
Osprey Exos 58
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Kelty Mistral -20

rated 4 of 5 stars Gets the job done for car campers on a budget. Heavy and bulky but well made, seems pretty lofty and is plenty warm down to zero. Haven't tried…
Kelty Mistral -20
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Marmot Firefly 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fantastic tent. This is a great tent. It has two entry doors with vestibules at each and a lot of room in the middle  Enough room for two comfortably and…
Marmot Firefly 2P
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great tent for lightweight backpacking. It is easy to assemble, effective as any double wall tent, takes up little space in the pack…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Giro Nine.9 Helmet

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent helmet that has served me well in all weather conditions. It is light on the head, warm, and far more comfortable than a hat. Plus,…
Giro Nine.9 Helmet
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Marmot Rockstar Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars I had originally purchased the Marmot Screes, which are made of the same Marmot M-3 fabric, and sent them back due to the fit. They just hung…
Marmot Rockstar Pant
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Brooks PureGrit

rated 4 of 5 stars Fairly lightweight, nimble, yet padded, trail runner with minimal drop and great ground feel. This is my go-to shoes for long trail runs in…
Brooks PureGrit
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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…
Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've been using this type of stove for the last 12 years and they rock!! Easy to set up, prime and light. You can cook and bake pretty much…
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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Salomon Wings Sky GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Light weight, good support. Haven't got a lot of miles on them yet but seem to be holding up well for such light weight. I've been a fan of…
Salomon Wings Sky GTX
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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I would highly recommend these! Used only two pairs on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2012. I could not recommend these shoes enough.
Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid
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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…
Black Diamond Spot
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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome technology, and extremely popular I found while I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2012. This is what I went to after dropping my…
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
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Osprey Daylite

rated 4 of 5 stars A versatile, lightweight day pack: on or off trail, my new day-to-day pack. Another reason Osprey is my pack brand of choice. This is my fourth…
Osprey Daylite
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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great synthetic bag. It's very compressible and lightweight. This is a great synthetic bag. It keeps me warm and is a great fit. It…
Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20°
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Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T

rated 5 of 5 stars I thru-hiked the entire 2,184 miles of the Appalachian Trail wearing this shirt, and it somehow still looks new. If that doesn't speak to its…
Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T
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Black Diamond Aspect Ski

rated 5 of 5 stars My daily quiver. This ski is perfect to get everywhere every day. You can't go wrong: powder, crud, wind pack, ice, skinning. It's more than…
Black Diamond Aspect Ski
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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.
Feathercraft BayLee 1
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Leatherman OHT Multitool

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For the first attempt at this design (formerly Gerber), it's not too bad. So far the OHT has been a mixed bag in the online reviews that I've…
Leatherman OHT Multitool
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TAD FAST Pack EDC

rated 4 of 5 stars Best backpack I've ever bought. I thought that maybe I gave into the hype when I bought this bag. This company, Triple Aught Design, has a big…
TAD FAST Pack EDC
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