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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Seriously comfortable hiking boot while providing excellent support and traction. Not all Zamberlan styles fit the same way. I chose this boot…
Zamberlan Baffin GT
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Super light, comfortably warm bag has you covered from early spring to early winter. At just 24 ounces the WM MegaLite qualifies as an ultralight…
Western Mountaineering MegaLite
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an awesome pack. Not only is it the most comfortable pack I've ever owned, it's also lightweight and durable. I've loaded it to 55+…
Osprey Exos 58
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SteriPEN Adventurer

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

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

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

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

rated 3 of 5 stars Good minimalist backpack. This is a small daypack or, more precisely, an accessory pack. I have use it a couple of times for alpine climbing.
Osprey Solo
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Exped DownMat 9

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this mat about a year ago and so far it has performed admirably. The built-in pump is vastly superior to the 2-way valve used on self-inflating…
Exped DownMat 9
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Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

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

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

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

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

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

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for a one or two day trip. I bought the medium and it fits me perfectly (5'6"). Hip and shoulder straps adjust well. Pack carries…
GoLite Jam 35L
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BlueWater Ropes Pull Down Cord

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

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

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

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

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent, for the price. I picked this pot set up on steepandcheap for $40, amazing price considering what you're getting relative to other…
Stoic Ti Pot Set
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

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

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

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

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

rated 3 of 5 stars I have lowered my rating of these shoes by a full star following the disappointing performance of my second pair. While the first pair I owned…
Merrell Moab Ventilator
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L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoe

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

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket lives up to OR's summary. Overall solid performance. Good go-to jacket for cool weather, damp conditions. (She and I in our OR coats)…
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket
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MSR Twin Sisters

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

rated 5 of 5 stars This kit allows you to carry everything you need for summertime cooking without any wasted space inside your pack. During the spring of 2011,…
GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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Marmot Zion Jacket

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

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pad, brilliant value! I got my Klymit STATIC V Ultralight Camping Sleeping Pad (72" x 23") in October and immediately hit the trail. I…
Klymit Static V
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Mountainsmith Bugaboo

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

rated 5 of 5 stars Great weight distribution. Durable. Comfortable. My best friend on the trail. Great customer service I am a small woman and I bought this pack…
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki
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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 4 of 5 stars The Feathercraft Baylee is a true whitewater-worthy packraft that is crafted of super high quality urethan that has been electronically welded.
Feathercraft BayLee 1
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Leatherman OHT Multitool

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

rated 4 of 5 stars Best backpack I've ever bought. I thought that maybe I gave into the hype when I bought this bag. This company, Triple Aught Design, has a big…
TAD FAST Pack EDC
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome tent at a good price, and has the quality you should expect from Marmot. My wife and I (and dog) used this tent for only one year. …
Marmot Limelight 3P
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Deuter ACT Lite 40+10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This bag is an excellent overnight bag with some amazing strengths and very minor weaknesses. It's light, durable, and comfortable. The Deuter…
Deuter ACT Lite 40+10
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Exped ComfortFoam Pillow

rated 4 of 5 stars The Exped ComfortFoam Pillow is a great backcountry pillow. One of the most important elements of backpacking for me is to be comfortable when…
Exped ComfortFoam Pillow
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1 comment
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Twilights

rated 4 of 5 stars ENO Twilight LED Lights are a great asset to any campsite! They are very versatile and can surprisingly be hung just about anywhere. I never…
Eagles Nest Outfitters Twilights
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Hydrapak Jolla

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack is lightweight, comfortable, and spacious enough to hold a full day of gear. My son took over my old hydration pack, so although I…
Hydrapak Jolla
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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…
Sierra Designs LT Strike 2
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The North Face Gold Kazoo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Overall this bag has the most bang for your buck in this price range that you can get. It is very warm, I have slept in 30 degree weather with…
The North Face Gold Kazoo
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Klean Kanteen 12oz Wide Insulated

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A thermos that is easy to clean, compact, and seals well. I have found this be a most useful container for both cold and hot drinks. I debated…
Klean Kanteen 12oz Wide Insulated
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MSR Carbon Core Stake Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The is not much to say about these other than that they are extremely light yet seem to perform the same as aluminum stakes. I probably would…
MSR Carbon Core Stake Kit
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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…
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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Black Diamond Prime

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very good lightweight touring boot. Comfortable for wide feet. I have the first version (white and grey) of these boots. Very comfortable, suitable…
Black Diamond Prime
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Princeton Tec Remix

rated 3 of 5 stars A very bright headlamp with multiple settings, but it didn't hold up to the humidity in South Florida. I have been through two of these. The…
Princeton Tec Remix
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Petzl Zipka Plus 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A quality and innovative headlamp with both red and white light settings as well as a low-battery indicator. I have owned many headlamps but…
Petzl Zipka Plus 2
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars A brilliant design..even the barrel tie serves a double funtion as a whistle. I have owned many headlamps by now, but all the best and longest-lasting…
Petzl e+LITE
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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…
Mountain Hardwear Hunker Down Jacket
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 4 of 5 stars Superlight freestanding tent. Small footprint and stealthy color. Simple enough, after a few trips I could put this tent up in the dark. Superlight…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Kelty Hula House 4

rated 3 of 5 stars As a more expensive Kelty tent it is a step up from the Trail Domes that I have had the misfortune of having when the winds were storming. It…
Kelty Hula House 4
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Terra Nova Duolite

rated 5 of 5 stars I wholeheartedly recommend this tent for 3-4 season backpacking use, particularly in foul or unpredictable weather. This tent is bombproof —…
Terra Nova Duolite
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Mountain Hardwear Meridian 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight tent at around 4 lbs. I have used it both for backpacking and bicycle touring. I would highly recommend it!. This tent…
Mountain Hardwear Meridian 2
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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…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Big Agnes Big House 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars With exceptional service and highest quality materials Big Agnes has done a magnificant job for this family car camping tent, but it is time…
Big Agnes Big House 4
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Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile minimal shoes — don't have to be hardcore barefoot if you don't want to. I was moving out of the country with a pretty limited baggage…
Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove
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Nalgene 16 oz Wide Mouth Tritan

rated 5 of 5 stars Nalgene 16 oz wide mouth tritan is ideal as an middle capacity bottle. If, like me, you're looking for a bottle to take on your daily adventures…
Nalgene 16 oz Wide Mouth Tritan
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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…
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus
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The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt is a great skirt for trail running or hiking! I have used it on multiple hiking trips and it has performed…
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt
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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…
Ensolite Sleeping Pad
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a preliminary look at the jacket's fit, features, and construction, which I will supplement after using it this winter. This looks and…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket
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Mountainsmith Morrison 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great lightweight backpacking tent. The setup on this tent is exceedingly easy. The poles are color-coded and attach to the tent using clips…
Mountainsmith Morrison 2
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Exped Gemini 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent provides awesome livability, a stable pole structure, and a fast setup. Exped put some time and effort into this tent and it shows.
Exped Gemini 2
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Venture Snowboards Storm Split

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm riding the 166 Storm, and it has far surpassed my expectations for a splitboard- The interface is tight, and the progressive camber makes…
Venture Snowboards Storm Split
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars These poles are good for anyone needing a light, adjustable height pole for on-trail use. These are the most well balanced trekking poles I’ve…
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars The 2012 HH Explorer Ultralite is both quick and easy to set up and take down, packs well, opens up terrain options that tent and tarp users…
Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym
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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.
NEMO Strato Loft 25
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