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Deuter ACT Lite 65+10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Osprey has designed a versatile and quality pack for the urban and travelling yet outdoorsy minded person, but basic flaws such as pocket placement…
photo: Osprey Farpoint 70
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Eureka! Tessel 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight utility knife.
photo: Case Mini Blackhorn
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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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