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Spark R&D Blaze

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome binding. No compromise, as good as a normal snowboard binding. These things are like night and day coming from the Voile Universal Sliders.
Spark R&D Blaze
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K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars Board is awesome, Voile universal interface leaves a little to be desired. I love this thing, it's my first split. I have put about a dozen…
K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit
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DaKine Frontier 36L

rated 4 of 5 stars Awesome, durable, full feature winter pack. I use the Dakine Frontier with my K2 Panoramic Splitboard.  It doesn't have a dedicated snowboard…
DaKine Frontier 36L
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack, dog doesn't mind it and it stays put. This pack is highly adjustable and fits my dog great. It has never chafed him or irritated…
Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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Vibram FiveFingers KSO

rated 5 of 5 stars I put over a thousand miles running and hiking on my first pair before they finally wore out, and my knees have never felt better. My first…
Vibram FiveFingers KSO
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Merrell Moab Ventilator

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This shoe grabs the foot like a glove, solid grip on heel (no lift at all, and I usually have lift problems), wide enough for my moderately…
Merrell Moab Ventilator
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Wenonah Escapade

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The We-no-nah Escapade is a 16.6 tandem performance touring canoe available only in "tuff weave"material. Produced mainly for lakes and gentle…
Wenonah Escapade
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Nova Craft Trapper Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars This canoe is based on a Trapper canoe originally built by Chestnut Canoe Company of New Brunswick. The Chestnut model was designed for trappers…
Nova Craft Trapper Solo
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Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The easiest liquid fuel stove I have come across. Also, instant flame which can 'simmer' in a manner of speaking. The all-in-one feature of…
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars So light you'll forget it's there. Yes, I'm gushing over this hat because it was a prize. BUT this really is a great hat for ultralight backpacking.
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Omega Pacific Jake 3-Stage Quik-Lok

rated 4 of 5 stars The Omega Pacific Jake is a big, throaty 'biner. The offset gate is a great innovation that makes clipping in much easier than a standard "D"…
Omega Pacific Jake 3-Stage Quik-Lok
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Omega Pacific Standard Locking D

rated 3 of 5 stars The Locking D is a decent 'biner at a good price. It does not provide all the [unnecessary] bells and whistles of some other carabiners, but…
Omega Pacific Standard Locking D
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Sea to Summit Folding Bucket

rated 4 of 5 stars Add some convenience to your trip by filtering water from camp. This piece of gear will help you do that. Every now and then, you seem to run…
Sea to Summit Folding Bucket
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LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case

rated 5 of 5 stars This case is backed by a warranty that stands behind the superior quality of the product. A perfect way to protect your communications when…
LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case
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Platypus Big Zip SL

rated 4 of 5 stars Worth the switch! After long time dedication to a competitor, no regrets; Nice construction, long tube, and a well engineered sure close system.
Platypus Big Zip SL
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Singing Rock Footer Ascender Sling

rated 4 of 5 stars The Singing Rock Footer Ascender Sling is a quality, adjustable foot tape that allows those using a Frog ascending system to set the right length…
Singing Rock Footer Ascender Sling
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Petzl Pantin

rated 5 of 5 stars Does what it is supposed to do quite well. I have been using the Patin for years as a supplement to my Frog Ascension. Normally, when you start…
Petzl Pantin
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CMI Rescue Rack

rated 5 of 5 stars My "go-to" rappel device. I have bounced many pits on this rack, and it's still going strong. There are different kinds of racks on the market.
 
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Black Diamond ATC

rated 5 of 5 stars Belayed thousands of people on this tube. This belay tube device does exactly what it's intended to do for a great price. I have been using…
Black Diamond ATC
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BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8

rated 5 of 5 stars A must-have item for folks on rope! I work with two of these. The first is in my personal climbing bag, for use in my caving activities. The…
BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8
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Musuc Selk' Bag 3G

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, packable comfort. The Selk bag offers comfort and warmth while maintaining mobility. I'd like to believe that I spent a good amount…
 
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Salomon SpeedCross 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfort out of the box, ultralight and feel amazing. The forward traction is second to none in snow, on dry and wet dirt, sand etc. Breathable…
Salomon SpeedCross 3
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Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super warm with amazing loft before and after moisture is introduced. DWR repelled condensation great. Used in 25 degree temps with snow and…
Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi
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Osprey Atmos 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding performer especially for those who prefer a breeze across their back. I continue to watch the newer Ospreys, but this Atmos 35 is…
Osprey Atmos 35
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Platypus Platy Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightest, most durable bottle on the market! I first started using a Platypus bottle in my caving pack. Anything that goes caving gets BEAT…
Platypus Platy Bottle
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Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest

rated 4 of 5 stars Good quality hammock, but a bit on the small size. I know it is listed as a discontinued item, but the RestNest has been selling on some of…
Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This amazing little stove pot is compact enough for the average backpacker and gives versatility to the beginners out there. Amazing for its…
Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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Kelty Super Tioga

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Carries Heavy Loads Great. Good for packing with younger ones, where the burden is on you. Hunters, fisherman, young family backpacker daddies,…
Kelty Super Tioga
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Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars Better than I thought it would be! I got sick of slow leaks in my sleeping pads and decided to give the Therm-a-Rest Z-lite a try. It is about…
Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite
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BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Handy for campouts or emergency power outages. Fast and efficient. A little extra weight makes up for the fuel you won’t need to carry. Highly…
BioLite CampStove
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Osprey Aether 85

rated 4 of 5 stars A tough bag packed with clever features for both summer and winter use. This is a great bag! I have used the Osprey Aether on several big trips…
Osprey Aether 85
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Macpac Minaret

rated 4 of 5 stars A sturdy four-season tent, lightweight and pretty much bomb proof. Integral pitch design makes it a snap to get up in any sort of weather, but…
Macpac Minaret
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Saucony ProGrid Outlaw

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very comfortable shoe, but not my favorite Sauconys. A sufficient trail runner with ankle support, but I question Backpacker Magazine's reviewer…
Saucony ProGrid Outlaw
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ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars Perhaps I'm being a bit nit-picky here because after all this is a very durable, lightweight shirt that still is able to maintain a heavy feel…
ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
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MSR Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great solo tent at a decent weight. Nice ventilation and spacious vestibule make it cozy and livable for one. This tent is easy to pitch if…
MSR Hubba
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Mountain Hardwear Piero Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Toughest pants ever owned! Super abrasion resistant, still look great after several years of serious abuse!!! 32 Long fits great for 5'10"/160lbs.
Mountain Hardwear Piero Pant
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McMurdo Fast Find 210

rated 5 of 5 stars Being difficult to rate something I've never actually had to use, an excellent product for one that needs a long term insurance product that…
McMurdo Fast Find 210
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Trangia 25-6 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While there are plenty of discussions about how to lighten the load, I found the extra weight of this 'system' well worth it. I don't take the…
Trangia 25-6 UL
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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag, comfortable, keeps you warm and dry in exceptionally wet conditions. I used for three weeks treking in Northern Nepal at about 8-14000',…
Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0°
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Scarpa Force X

rated 4 of 5 stars Great entry level to intermediate shoe, as well as a wonderful all-day multi-pitch choice for the more experienced climbers. Very comfortable…
Scarpa Force X
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Westcomb Apoc Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Holy Grail is Found: After using Gore-Tex Pro Shell, Performance Shell, and Paclite products for many years, and never having been very…
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great lightweight cook set, if you have the right type of stove to accommodate the small 4.2 inch diameter. I have recently discovered…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Columbia Master of Faster Low

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I was shocked to find such a good pair of Columbia shoes for so cheap at Sierra Trading Post (with coupon). I just love Columbia footwear. They…
Columbia Master of Faster Low
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Soto Mantleless Lantern

rated 4 of 5 stars Great rugged little lantern and no mantels or glass globes to break. I have the Brunton Liberty version which is the same Soto Mantleless. Brunton…
Soto Mantleless Lantern
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Floor size is 98 x 56 inches. This tent is an excellent choice for taller people. I am 6'2" and have plenty of length. It is a breeze to set…
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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REI Sahara Shirt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This shirt makes great travel gear. It is lightweight, washable, packable, light. The fabric breathes well. Alas, the fabric is not very durable.
REI Sahara Shirt
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Mountain House Beef Stroganoff

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I love the taste, but the ingredient list is as long as my...arm. "What are ya doin' for lunch?" "Stroganoff." "Yuck dude, that's gross!" "Not…
Mountain House Beef Stroganoff
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CamelBak Octane XCT

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great bag for trail running. I bought this bag for trail runs were there aren't any water sources to refill my waist bottle (w/ Steripen Adventurer).
CamelBak Octane XCT
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New Balance MT1110

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent trail runner. I love these shoes. They are minimalist and super lightweight while having a nice rock plate, pretty much a necessity…
New Balance MT1110
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Vargo Triad

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Super lightweight, effective at boiling water. This stove is made well, and weighs almost nothing.  I use it with my GSI Minimalist setup and…
Vargo Triad
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Columbia Cool Creek Stretch Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are my go-to pants for every adventure from skiing to canyoneering. They perform well and look nice. I bought these pants as a layer for…
Columbia Cool Creek Stretch Pant
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Crazy Creek Crazy Crib

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good lightweight hammock for hot summer, bug-free situations. I am a lover of hammocks! Why sleep on the ground if you don’t have…
 
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Appy Trails Mark III

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you want to "lighten the pack" without going "all in" this could be for you. Same weight class as many tarps but has the advantage of zipping…
Appy Trails Mark III
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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

rated 3 of 5 stars In general, the product performed as expected. I wanted a quick, lightweight method to purify water that didn't take up a lot of space in my…
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
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Granite Gear Pack Stuffer

rated 5 of 5 stars This makes life in my Vapor Trail great! I imagine the shape would fit most GG packs and a ton of others. It stores food, clothes, tent and…
Granite Gear Pack Stuffer
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Primal Spirit Primal Strips

rated 5 of 5 stars Staying vegetarian on the trail just got easier! A great source of protein and sodium with great taste and meat-like texture. I can't leave…
Primal Spirit Primal Strips
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Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars After four years of hard use, indestructible and indispensable. In Canada this is the 800ml bottle. Mine's tan, except where it's been scratched,…
Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic
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Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket is a great three-season jacket made of 800 fill down and 10 denier ripstop nylon. It is impressively warm…
Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket
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GSI Infinity Insulated Mug

rated 4 of 5 stars The GSI Infinity Insulated Mug is my go-to backpacking cup. It is lightweight, sturdy, insulated, and has a lid. I use it for hot chocolate,…
GSI Infinity Insulated Mug
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Bosavi Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, compact, rugged, powerful and full-featured LED headlamp with a brand new design, sporting an internal rechargeable battery. Red and…
Bosavi  Headlamp
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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well built and light (5.5 oz) cook set that can be used for one or even two people. Works great for boiling water for dehydrated meals. Opening…
Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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U.S. Armed Forces MOLLE Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Extremely efficient weight transfer to the hips. Very high capacity. Good system called PALS for adding pouches to make items more convenient…
 
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Salomon Exit Peak Mid GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Great, lightweight hiking boot, but not for loads heavier than a day pack. Long lasting outsole and greatly improved with aftermarket insoles.
Salomon Exit Peak Mid GTX
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Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light

rated 5 of 5 stars Best flashlight I ever owned. This Gerber flashlight produces a very even field of illumination which makes it a joy to use.  Because the field…
Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light
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Mammut Trea Guide 40+7

rated 4 of 5 stars A good pack for ski mountaineering. Durable material, nice equipement-specific features and comfortable carry system. Recommended for women…
Mammut Trea Guide 40+7
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Arc'teryx Naos 55

rated 5 of 5 stars Most rugged, waterproof, reliable backpack I've ever seen. I hate to write a review on a backpack that isn't made anymore by Arc'teryx (2013).
Arc'teryx Naos 55
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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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Princeton Tec Fred

rated 5 of 5 stars This headlamp does everything I need it to! This is the 4th headlamp I've owned, and is hands down, the brightest, by far. I was torn between…
Princeton Tec Fred
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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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The North Face Badlands 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Heavy duty backpack, providing the support to carry 50-60 pond loads over multi-day, rough terrain trips. I bought this backpack in 2004, and…
The North Face Badlands 75
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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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