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Texsport First Gear Cliffhanger

rated 4 of 5 stars One-person, lightweight No-See-um tent with heavy duty full coverage rain-fly. Weighs 3lbs 5ozs. Durable floor, tall ceiling, easy setup. I…
photo: Texsport First Gear Cliffhanger
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Snow Peak Titanium Spork

rated 5 of 5 stars This was a great buy. It performs exactly as a spork should. It is really useful when separating fish meat from the bones. This spork is really…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Spork
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G3 Onyx

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very capable and reliable BC ski binding, while not in the lightweight league of the Dynafit low-tech does have the massive advantage of being…
photo: G3 Onyx
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Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this hat almost 20 years ago and it still does its job. I lived in the Seattle area when I bought this hat and it seemed appropriate…
photo: Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
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SPOT Personal Tracker

rated 4 of 5 stars I’m Lost, Help Find Me: A SPOT Gear Test Figure 1. SPOT Satellite Messenger Background While it is always best to avoid getting lost or injured…
photo: SPOT Personal Tracker
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Granite Gear Alpha

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
photo: Granite Gear Alpha
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Granite Gear Long Howl

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
photo: Granite Gear Long Howl
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Gerber Profile Fine Edge Drop Point

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This foldable-locking knife is great for trekking and 'around-the-camp' activities and jobs. The knife locks in place when fully extended and…
photo: Gerber Profile Fine Edge Drop Point
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ProBar Old School PB&J Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nuts, nuts and more nuts. OK, technically seeds but still really yummy. Touted as a meal replacement bar, this offering is a nutrient dense…
photo: ProBar Old School PB&J Bar
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CiloGear 60L Worksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great climbing pack for long climbing trips. Carries very well and its modular design allows it to be used for nearly all aspects of a big trip.
photo: CiloGear 60L Worksack
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Arc'teryx Acto MX Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars Go-to jacket for almost all activities in the colder months. Layers well and is great to use alone. A hidden gem in the Arc'teryx clothing line.
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Acto MX Hoody
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for 1 person, good for 2 people, this pot handles both your dinner and your morning coffee while being extremely light and durable. Fits…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft

rated 5 of 5 stars The Flytepacker raft by Flyweight Designs is a great lightweight stillwater rafting option for mountain lake fishing. The $299 price tag and…
photo: FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft
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ShearBan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Eliminates friction (and blisters!) in boots and shoes. Easy to apply. I'll try to keep this short. A few years ago, I got frostbite on my big…
photo:   ShearBan
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GSI N-Form Pot Gripper

rated 3 of 5 stars GSI Outdoors solves the problem they created by only including one pot gripper with their cooksets, and introduces this ala-carte accessory…
photo: GSI N-Form Pot Gripper
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Mountainsmith Rain Cover

rated 3 of 5 stars Does what is suppose to do—keep your gear dry, but there are better products out there. This rain cover was included with my first backpack—a…
photo: Mountainsmith Rain Cover
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Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A reliable multi-function watch, with altimeter, at an excellent price point.  What can I say? I'm cheap! For a few years, I've been looking…
photo: Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch
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Celestron TrekGuide

rated 4 of 5 stars Inexpensive curiosity, excellent gadget on the field! Reliable readings make this device an excellent option at a bargain. Altimeter w/forecast,…
photo: Celestron TrekGuide
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Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A large and versatile daypack primarily designed for carrying and organizing camera gear. This is a great pack, but heavy, and not designed…
photo: Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack
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Asolo TPS 520 GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars One of the best backpacking boots out there. Great for heavy loads over rough terrain, these boots are totally waterproof, fit like a glove,…
photo: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
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Zelph's Stoveworks SS Starlyte Ultralyte

rated 5 of 5 stars This alcohol stove is Ultralight, safe, simple, no parts to fail, fuel efficient and can be used in freezing cold temperatures and altitude.
photo: Zelph's Stoveworks SS Starlyte Ultralyte
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Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a review of the Bearikade Expedition MKII model by Wild Ideas. As bear cans go (especially for one of this capacity) it's lightweight.
photo: Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII
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Leki Summit AS AERGON

rated 1 of 5 stars There is almost nothing to recommend about these poles, but rather many reasons to look elsewhere. I recently purchased the Leki Aergon Summit…
photo: Leki Summit AS AERGON
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you are looking for a simple lightweight alternative to your tent then this hammock might be just the thing for you. Overall the price and…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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Marmot ROM Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this jacket. I've been living in it for a few months now. It absolutely blocks the wind, but breathes really well. Fit is outstanding!
photo: Marmot Men's ROM Jacket
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Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, 1.5 pound, 600 down fill summer sleeping bag. This line of Marmot sleeping bags was made exclusively for Dick's sporting goods;…
photo: Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight
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L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A reliable companion for the solo backpacker. This tent delivers what you need without unnecessary frills. Best used by solo backpackers on…
photo: L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1
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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…
photo: Nova Craft Trapper Solo
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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"…
photo: Omega Pacific Jake 3-Stage Quik-Lok
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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…
photo: 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.
photo: Platypus Big Zip SL
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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…
photo: BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8
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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…
photo: Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi
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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…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters RestNest
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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent stakes! These are my go-to tent stakes. Very solid aluminum. I have used these stakes for over 4 years now and have not bent one…
photo: MSR Groundhog Tent Stake
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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,…
photo: Kelty Super Tioga
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Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars Reliable and easy to use. I bought one of these water filters about 10 years ago. It was PUR brand but is exactly like the Katadyn Hiker version.
photo: Katadyn Hiker
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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…
photo: Macpac Minaret
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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…
photo: ExOfficio Men's Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: Trangia 25-6 UL
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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…
photo: Scarpa Men's Force X
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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…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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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…
photo: REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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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…
photo: Mountain House Beef Stroganoff
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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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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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…
photo: 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…
photo: Five Ten Canyoneer
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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…
photo: Snow Peak Mini Hozuki
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Canon PowerShot A2300

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Enough of an improvement over a cell phone camera to merit taking along. Update: It just broke after ~6 months. For a while I have been using…
photo:   Canon PowerShot A2300
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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…
photo: Optimus Terra Solo 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…
photo: NEMO Meta 1P
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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…
photo: Marmot Men's ROM Jacket
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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…
photo: 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…
photo:   Odwalla Bar
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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…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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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…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Tarptent Double Rainbow

rated 3 of 5 stars Light and convenient. Difficult to set up correctly to keep out rain. Not sure this tent is suitable for the Canadian Rockies. It needs pegs…
photo: Tarptent Double Rainbow
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MSR Mo Room 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars The best tent I have ever owned. I have owned over 30 tents thru the years. I now have 6 who have made the cut thru the years. Out of all of…
photo: MSR Mo Room 2P
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Salomon XR Mission

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent trail running shoes. Light, comfortable, good grip, fast lace-up! I have been running in these for a few weeks now. I previously was…
photo: Salomon Women's XR Mission
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! A perfect balance between brightness, features, and cost! 70 Lumens, multimode with a red led for night use, and…
photo: Black Diamond Cosmo
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Jetboil Sol

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove has been reliable through every single situation I can throw at it. It is a one-stop-shop for most cooking essentials, especially…
photo: Jetboil Sol
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Meindl Makalu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid and reliable boot for travel in off-trail and steep country. I bought my Meindl Makalus as a replacement for my worn-out Scarpa tramping…
 
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Patagonia Atom

rated 5 of 5 stars The fact that I haven't seen it much since I brought it home says a lot. I don't quite remember who the bag was originally intended for, my…
photo: Patagonia Atom
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Fischer BCX 6

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a great combination of support and flex in a Nordic touring boot, but has a few flaws. I am an outdoor guide and spend maybe 60-70 days…
photo: Fischer BCX 6
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Guyot Designs Utensils

rated 5 of 5 stars The set is lightweight and very sturdy. They perform double duty for cooking and for eating. They are long enough for cooking, but not too long…
photo: Guyot Designs Utensils
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SteriPEN Journey LCD

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Stopped working after only 2 liters in the backcountry. So I filmed this video clip while on the River-to-River Trail. I'm pretty mad. To further…
photo: SteriPEN Journey LCD
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Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A puffy heater of a jacket. This is a very warm, very light down jacket with just enough functionality to make it supremely useful for cold…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Hooded Phantom Jacket
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Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Another classic helmet. Great for the price. "Promise me Dad, that you won't get me a helmet like yours or my brother's." She mostly meant that…
photo: Black Diamond Half Dome
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Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great alternative to down, best one out there I feel. My wife is allergic to down, so much so that I can't even wear a jacket that has any mention…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Zonal Jacket
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JOOS Orange

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great, rugged, waterproof, little solar charger. Works in low light and stores charge from the day so you can even use it at night. Comes with…
photo: JOOS Orange
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 5 of 5 stars A solid (almost bomb-proof) hauler for mid-range trips for the hiker that is into something tunable. I picked mine up right after the model…
photo: Mountainsmith Maverick
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 3 of 5 stars It is a decent camp light. It has good water resistance. The battery life on low is good. The lamp has been reliable. I bought this lamp to…
photo: Petzl Tikka 2
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iPhone 4 Hiking Apps

rated 3 of 5 stars Tested three hiking apps for the iPhone 4 while hiking and found good and bad, the bottom line: there is more work needed to improve apps and…
 
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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield

rated 5 of 5 stars I used thes pants at Philmont 70+ mile backpacking, I even fell in the rocks once and skinned my leg, the the pants didn't even tear. Overall…
photo: RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 4 of 5 stars The Warbonnet Blackbird is an extremely comfortable hammock. I really enjoyed camping out in it. My wife loved it so much that she has now claimed…
photo: Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern makes excellent use of diffused light, compacts so that it won't accidentally turn…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Icebreaker GT 200 L/S Chase Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As a base layer, merino wool is truly exceptional. Icebreaker makes among the highest quality available, and the attention to detail is excellent.
photo: Icebreaker Men's GT 200 L/S Chase Zip
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Vibram FiveFingers Lontra

rated 4 of 5 stars These aren't perfect (could be a tad warmer and more flexible), but I believe they are the best minimalist winter shoe you can find. I've been…
photo: Vibram Women's FiveFingers Lontra
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Mountain Climbing Gear Climbing Holds

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These holds are just the right texture, size, and shape for me. These holds are for my training woody which I built in my basement a few weeks…
 
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Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT

rated 5 of 5 stars Rain proof, warm for Brazilian south highlands and only 2,6kg. Much better than famous brands. I recomended for everybody from Brazilian south…
photo: Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4 of 5 stars Great little lantern for backpacking! Lightweight, compact, great light output. I bought this lantern from REI (in the green color) at the end…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Vargo Titanium Ti-lite Mug (750 ml)

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good solo cooking pot/mug combo. Lightweight, tough, and plays well with others. I like it.  It holds water, it boils water over fire. Not…
photo: Vargo Titanium Ti-lite Mug (750 ml)
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Icebreaker Anatomica Brief

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As near perfect as can be. Great fit, ideal support that's typically difficult to find, the moisture management of Merino wool and as comfortable…
photo: Icebreaker Anatomica Brief
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Petzl Tikka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Three ounces, three settings, and three cubic centimeters. Trifecta of portable, comfortable, efficient lighting. Great gift for curious kids.
photo: Petzl Tikka Plus
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Black Diamond Cayenne Glove

rated 1 of 5 stars Did not stand up to a 20-degree day downhill skiing. The bottom line is that these gloves simply do not suffice in any sort of cold weather…
photo: Black Diamond Women's Cayenne Glove
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Osprey Stratos 34

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a well-made, well designed pack, designed to fit everyone from the slim lady to the more robust guy. It is the only pack I carried for…
photo: Osprey Stratos 34
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La Sportiva Ganda

rated 5 of 5 stars Super-capable neo-approach shoes that climb “the gnar” and last 5000 miles of hiking. Put the Gandas on and do things you want to do. Forget…
photo: La Sportiva Ganda
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 5 of 5 stars The Osprey line of backpacks is one of the most highly praised in the oversaturated industry of outdoor recreation equipment, and with good…
photo: Osprey Kestrel 48
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Trangia Spirit Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Although the Trangia Spirit Stove is heavier than the traditional pop can stove, it is far more versatile and the user is able to conserve every…
photo: Trangia Spirit Stove
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR PocketRocket is a quality, lightweight canister stove that is easy to use in 3.5 seasons. It can bring 2 cups of water to a boil in…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 2 of 5 stars The Wenzel StarLight tent is best used for backyard camping or perfect weather, where bugs, not rain, are the only concern. I purchased this…
photo: Wenzel StarLite
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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…
photo: Osprey Hornet 46
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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…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's 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…
photo: Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon
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Thermo Soles Rechargeable Heated Insoles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Rechargeable heated insoles. Thermostatically controlled. Batteries and controls inside — no cables. A couple of years ago, I got frostbite…
photo: Thermo Soles Rechargeable Heated Insoles
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: MSR MiniWorks EX
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