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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable, excellent insulation from cold ground, robust material — less likely to puncture. Packability. An excellent mat for 3-4…
photo: Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Exped Air Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars With an innovative design, this pillow is not like other inflatable pillows. This little air pillow is in a class by itself, not at all like…
photo: Exped Air Pillow
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars One of most innovative and popular accessories of recent times, the Alite Monarch Butterfly chair is a hot item that you'll probably want to…
photo: Alite Monarch Chair
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Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink

rated 3 of 5 stars Excellent choice for the backpacker, replace large tub you used when car camping. Folds up into small size. Neat rubberized lining really does…
photo: Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars This filter works very well for 1 or 2 hikers, is incredibly light, and reasonably priced. At 3.5 oz you can't beat the weight. To operate this…
photo: Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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GSI Pinnacle Soloist

rated 4.5 of 5 stars About all a person needs for meals in the woods. I have a 15-year-old 'billy set' made by GSI out of anodized aluminum. It was very similar…
photo: GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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Snow Peak GigaPower Manual

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great product, and is an essential item on all of my trips. The stove is sturdy yet lightweight and is bombproof. The stove is easy…
photo: Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
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Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack rocks for carrying a heavy day-load, and carrying it well! The harness and Delrin rods distribute weight evenly and the shoulder and…
photo: Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This water filter is definitely the best thing going. I have been on numerous multi-person hikes and it keeps everyone in water no matter what…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars Big room in a small package! Finally, a lightweight tent that is redhead proof, bomb proof, and can withstand the unpredictable weather and…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo

rated 5 of 5 stars A very light and versatile tarp tent that is roomy for two, and keeps out bad weather and bugs. This tarptent is a winner. It has two doors,…
photo: Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo
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Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts

rated 4 of 5 stars Mountain Laurel Designs Rain Mitts are the go-to lightweight year-round mitten shells. Made from breathable eVent fabric these mitts will keep…
 
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Dagger Alchemy 14.0S

rated 4 of 5 stars My favorite new toy...a fun yak with all the features of a sea kayak. This boat is just a lot of fun, period. I have a higher-end fiberglass…
photo: Dagger Alchemy 14.0S
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Soto Micro Regulator Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Burns hotter with a better flame than the PocketRocket. Burns better in colder temps and at altitude than the PocketRocket. Burns with a full…
photo: Soto Micro Regulator Stove
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape X

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are looking for the lightest fully enclosed one-piece solo shelter on the market, this is the one you should be buying. At 425 grams…
 
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Brooks PureGrit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This shoe is light, durable, and a beast on the trails. The only downside is traction when it gets wet. Honestly, I love my PureGrits so much…
photo: Brooks Men's PureGrit
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars The seva 123 is widely known as one of the most reliable stoves ever made and for good reason, they don’t break and most of them are still…
photo: Optimus Svea
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REI Candle Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars The REI Candle Lantern is a lightweight candle lantern that utilizes a self feeding candle system which burns off all excess wax, providing…
photo: REI Candle Lantern
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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best tasting foods they offer. Taste is really great, very light weight and super easy to make right in its own bag. This is one…
photo: Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars If Chuck Norris had a camping stove it would be the Primus OmniFuel. Built like a solid tank! I've had this thing for seven years and I can…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Trail Designs Gram Cracker

rated 5 of 5 stars This little titanium ESBIT/FireLite fuel tablet holder is simple, ultra light and actually increases the burning efficiency of fuel tabs. It…
photo: Trail Designs Gram Cracker
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Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars
photo: Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 3 of 5 stars Effectiveness: The water was clean, clear and tasted good. The bag definitely needs to be wiped off after filling and before squeezing...otherwise…
photo: Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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TAD Ranger Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my go-to fleece, I've worn this fleece every fall, winter and early spring since I got it in 2008. It's made 2 trips to the middle east…
photo: TAD Men's Ranger Hoodie
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tarp I use a hammock and use this as my tarp. It is a good size and light weight. If you are looking to drop your pack weight, the best…
photo: Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars Clearly a multitool fit for the gods. This phenomenal tool, clearly of Asgardian ancestry, has been sitting on the right hand side of my belt…
photo: Leatherman Wave
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Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Much more comfortable and cooler than hiking in shorts. I'm 6'3" 240 lbs with a 44 waist. XXL fit fine. XL was a bit too snug, although it could…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt
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GSI Glacier Stainless Dukjug 1L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a water bottle with no plastic chemicals or aluminum. Solidly engineered with a well thought out design and quality construction from…
photo: GSI Glacier Stainless Dukjug 1L
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Coghlan's Sierra Cup

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If the Sierra Cup was good enough for Ansel Adams and John Muir then it is good enough for me. I have carried a sierra cup/mug for several years.
photo: Coghlan's Sierra Cup
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National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the better books on outdoor gear supported by personal insights based on experience. I've reached the point where I'm fairly gear-literate.
photo: National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
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Asolo TPS 520 GV

rated 2 of 5 stars Very comfortable, but poor quality. I bought the boots at REI in 2010 for $210 (after a 20% discount). The boots fit VERY GOOD. Almost no break-in…
photo: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Except that it blocks the sun it's hard to tell it's there. I got this nice hat mailed to me as a prize from TS. It would be bad form to diaparage…
photo: Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Big Agnes Ethel 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is made for WOMEN! I love this bag so much that I bought a second one for my partner. The air cord pad and the comfort of this bag…
photo: Big Agnes Ethel 0°
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AntiGravityGear Katahdin

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice looking lightweight stove set, works better with ul/ha pots. OK, this is a very nice looking lightweight stove set, more durable than…
photo: AntiGravityGear Katahdin
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New England Ropes / Maxim Equinox 10.2 mm

rated 4 of 5 stars After a year of weekend climbing I still like this rope. I didn't expect a lot from a rope in this price range, yet I was pleasantly surprised. …
photo: New England Ropes / Maxim Equinox 10.2 mm
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Solo Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The stove burns solid fuel like small wood chips, twigs etc. that can readily be found in most environments efficiently and clean.The impact…
photo: Solo Stove
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking for a boot with excellent support. This boot being higher than most backing boots offer this. Once you walk in them you will notice…
photo: Lowa Men's Tibet Pro GTX
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Clif Gary's Panforte

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tasty, unique bar bridges the gap between an energy food and a sophisticated desert. It's not quite sweet, it's not quite savory — it…
photo: Clif Gary's Panforte
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Big Agnes Big House 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent and even better customer service. I've had this tent for 2 years and counting. I go camping with my son's scout troop at least once…
photo: Big Agnes Big House 4
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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very sturdy set. A little heavy. Set wt. 13.8 oz. or 390 g. without the cups 7.8oz. 220g. I found to use it without the cup. A canister…
photo: Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars The water purification system I've been looking for! I've been enamored with the use of UV light to inactivate bacteria and virus for quite…
photo: CamelBak All Clear
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to tent! I'm not sure how long Hilleberg has been producing Akto tents but I've had mine going on seven years now and it's out in the…
photo: Hilleberg Akto
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NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

rated 5 of 5 stars It is what it says it is — an EXTREME search and rescue drysuit! I work on a Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team. Because of my familiarity…
photo: NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit
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Leatherman Sidekick

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sidekick is half the price of most other Leatherman products and about 90% of what you expect from Leatherman. A bit heavy for the pocket…
photo: Leatherman Sidekick
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REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great set for travel and backpacking. I got the set on sale for $50 after an additional discount on a clearance priced item. In short, I love…
photo: REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset
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NEMO Morpho 1P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've used this tent in a variety of conditions over more than thirty days. Those conditions included a trip with light summer rains, a fall…
photo: NEMO Morpho 1P
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Suunto Ambit

rated 5 of 5 stars The Suunto Ambit is the most advanced ABC/GPS Navigation Trainer watch. It's a Game Changer. Suunto Ambit reviewed by a hunter/outdoorsman's…
photo: Suunto Ambit
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Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A water bottle is a pretty simple thing on the surface. A container for holding water, right? But it's the fine points of design that make the…
photo: Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle
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Hi-Tec V-Lite 2

rated 1 of 5 stars When one is 99% sure that this is the tent for you, the 1% happens. That equals a 100% failure. Just picked up this tent last week. This tent…
 
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MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3

rated 4 of 5 stars Feel and fit are absolutely first class, I mean I can cross my freakin legs in this thing. OK, I bought these bags for my son and for I (two…
photo: MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3
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GSI Collapsible Java Drip

rated 5 of 5 stars This is it! If you're looking for a great cup-o-Joe on the trail, this is the product that will do it for you. My wife works in a nice kitchen…
photo: GSI Collapsible Java Drip
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Aerobie AeroPress

rated 5 of 5 stars The best cup of espresso you'll ever make on the trail, but there's a trick to using it. There's a trick to making the best use of this. Don't…
photo: Aerobie AeroPress
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Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Of all the fleece vests I have owned, this is one. So I usually wear Columbia fleece vests that I pay about twenty bucks for on sale. Mine…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 3 of 5 stars A $29 tent that, with minor modifications, weighs 1 lb. 15 oz. packed. I actually bought this in the '90s for a canoe trip that I did not take…
photo: Wenzel StarLite
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Serrano Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile jacket — excels as a mid-layer, can be used as an outer layer in cool conditions. I have had this jacket for a year now and have…
 
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a boot person and over the years I have tried many different brands without finding what I was looking for, comfort, protection, stability…
photo: Lowa Men's Tibet Pro GTX
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Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchase new in the late eighties, still going strong. I know this stove isn't new gear, but it is still the only small stove that I own and…
 
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GoLite Shangri-La 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good three-season tarp/tent but ventilation could be improved. A roomy nest, but the door needs improving. I bought this tent as a deluxe,…
photo: GoLite Shangri-La 2
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Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a midweight merino wool/polyester blend base layer that Patagonia just reintroduced (yet inexplicably but happily put in the 50% off…
photo: Patagonia Men's Merino 3 Midweight Crew
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MEC Camper 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Full fly, 6" bathtub floor, room for two, lightweight and reliable. Hands down, the best REAL two-man tent going. Better than the Hubba Hubba in…
photo: MEC Camper 2
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pad has it all... comfort, warmth, durability. I have used this pad for a few months now and it has been a great pad for me. It has the…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season
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Osprey Talon 11

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this pack for very long distance unsupported trail runs. I am new at this distance and and will likely never be a professional.
photo: Osprey Talon 11
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Kelty Trekker 3900

rated 4 of 5 stars I love my Trekker and wish it was the lovely cherry red of this new one! Mine is a rather drab silver and khaki. But I don't see it while I'm…
photo: Kelty Trekker 3900
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Kayland Explore GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I recently tested a pair of Kayland Explore GTX hiking boots. They have a Vibram sole, a Gore-Tex membrane, and are made out of suede and synthetic…
photo: Kayland Explore GTX
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars These trekking poles are awesome! Perfect for those ounce counters! The foam handles are very comfortable and you can still grip them when your…
photo: Black Diamond Distance
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The North Face Minibus 33

rated 5 of 5 stars I searched for a tent for literally years before investing in one that costs so much. Then I actually found this for almost half of retail.
photo: The North Face Minibus 33
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Standing Room 100 Hanging Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I discovered also the Ozark Trail hanging tent from Walmart is no longer available. However, a new hanging tent is now available! This "new"…
 
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Happy camper. I purchased the GoLite Shangri-La 3 for its light weight and features for me to try out my ideas for "small wood stoves for a…
photo: GoLite Shangri-La 3
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Petzl Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars I got the Petzl Ascension ascender to replace my prussik cords for jugging fixed lines. In my search, I tried out numerous types of ascending…
photo: Petzl Ascension
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Hilleberg Allak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this tent looks like. lol. after i got this tent, set it up once in the basement, to try and…
photo: Hilleberg Allak
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Eddie Bauer's First Ascent has slowly but surely over the last 2 years built itself a quality line of outerwear that competes very nicely with…
photo: Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Downlight Vest
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The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars I own four pairs of these pants. They look good, they're durable, comfortable, versatile, water repellent and the construction is top notch.
photo: The North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent filtration system. In my mind, water purification is the toughest place to find the perfect piece of gear —  chemicals…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars The shoulder straps are a very thin material and completely perforated. This is great for weight, and perhaps not so great for your shoulders.
photo: REI Flash 18 Pack
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Meindl Super Perfekt

rated 5 of 5 stars I researched the web for ages before buying these boots. It's hard to find good info, and these few reviews below were a large part of what…
 
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pros, light adaptable to ultra light with only fly and footprint quick easy to set up two doors/vestibules lots of mesh Cons, could be just…
photo: Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1
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Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Thermolite Liner

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great addition to any sleeping bag OR used by itself. My husband and I backpack a lot but did some car camping recently at Shenandoah…
photo: Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Thermolite Liner
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Black Diamond Megamid

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been climbing, kayaking, and backcountry skiing all over the Western Hemisphere for about 35 years, and my Megamid is one of my favorite…
photo: Black Diamond Megamid
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Hi-Tec Canyon WP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've had these boots (or a similar/older model - 71141/v005/179) for close to 5 years now and they've served me well with medium usage. In fact,…
photo: Hi-Tec Men's Canyon WP
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this tent. Light weight: 3lbs 12oz shaved about 3lbs off my pack weight. Easy set up: First time was in the dark with 30 MPH gusts. Warm…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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UCO Original Candle Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars There is a poetic quaintness in low-tech. It is within nature; not outside of it. The soft glow of a candle is unintrusive. No batteries, switches,…
photo: UCO Original Candle Lantern
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GoLite Quest

rated 4 of 5 stars I used the Quest this summer for five months straight when I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles). The pack served me well. It is sturdy…
photo: GoLite Men's Quest
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Apache is an outstanding all purpose bag. Rated for 15 degree 3 season bag. I tested it on a trip to Jefferson National…
photo: Western Mountaineering Apache MF
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Giga Tent Yellowstone

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I picked up this tent new for half price. And I only used it 2 times, as it didn't fit my needs. Pros Nice stitching. Everything was were it…
photo: Giga Tent Yellowstone
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Have had my Hennessy Expedition Asym for just over a month and used it about 20 times now. Got it off CL and read up on how to use it at the…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
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Spyderco Para-Military

rated 5 of 5 stars A functional and safe folding knife for hiking. It's safe, it's fairly light, extremely durable, and easy to use. The thumb hole is great, but…
photo: Spyderco Para-Military
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Rick La Belle Rock Climbs of Central Washington

rated 4 of 5 stars I just got this book on long tern "loan" from a guy at work who is too busy to use it. To be honest, I don't really plan on returning it. Does…
photo: Rick La Belle Rock Climbs of Central Washington
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Integral Designs eVent Shortie Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars I could not be happier with these inexpensive yet highly effective gaiters. I purchased these to keep splash/mud/debris out of the tops of my…
 
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater

rated 5 of 5 stars I prefer this jacket over Patagonia's down sweater primarily due to the price point — the construction, material, and fill are almost the…
photo: Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Downlight Sweater
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Highgear Solar Pod

rated 0.5 of 5 stars This is a good looking device used best as a door stop. It does not charge. It has no functional use in the pack. The only reason this even…
photo: Highgear Solar Pod
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Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars This parka is unsuitable for any athletic exploits, save for low-exertion walking/skiing. I have one — and it lives up to the hype as far…
photo: Canada Goose Men's Snow Mantra Parka
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought the 30" Lightning Ascent 'shoes after sliding on a steep Nevada slope in my Atlas 'shoes and injuring my shoulder. The Ascents are…
photo: MSR Men's Lightning Ascent
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Lowa Civetta GTX Extreme

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased the Lowa Civetta GTX Extremes in 2004. I take a U.S. size 15, so I didn't have much choice in the matter — at the time Lowa was…
photo: Lowa Civetta GTX Extreme
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Fischer BCX 6

rated 5 of 5 stars After several outings in less-than-optimal boots, I found these. I originally planned on getting the Rossignol BC X-5 but could not find my…
photo: Fischer BCX 6
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Katadyn Pocket

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely impressed with this filter. As it is the only one I've used, my opinion is somewhat biased. I spent several hours on research of which…
photo: Katadyn Pocket
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Loki Mountain Hoodie

rated 3 of 5 stars I think this will be the last time I purchase anything from LOKI.  The products are cool and all but they are definitely not worth the price.
photo: Loki Women's Mountain Hoodie
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Marmot Baffin Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars If you want a lightweight, warm, good looking, functional, and highly compressible jacket, get the Marmot Baffin. This jacket compresses as…
photo: Marmot Baffin Jacket
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Zamberlan 760 Steep GT

rated 4 of 5 stars Fairly lightweight backpacking boot with great ankle support. Can be used for on trail and off trail hiking. I have to say these are the most…
photo: Zamberlan Men's 760 Steep GT
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Gregory Z35

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased the Z35 to replace an Osprey Stratos 36. The Gregory fit me so much better than the Stratos and the Stratos lacked the…
photo: Gregory Z35
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