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White Box Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used my whitebox stove now on my AT thruhike 150 miles and still ticking. It's a great stove to eliminate weight and just use for heating…
photo: White Box Stove
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SteriPEN Traveler

rated 4.5 of 5 stars by now, the technology is no mystery - UV light kills the DNA in whatever bacteria, protozoans, even viruses may be in your water bottle. …
photo: SteriPEN Traveler
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Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw

rated 1.5 of 5 stars A lightweight folding saw great for backpacking, hiking, camping, or any other general outdoors use. The saw is actually produced and manufactured…
photo: Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw
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Valandré Shocking Blue

rated 5 of 5 stars Well, here’s a review telling you how I took my size long Valandre Shocking Blue, a 3lb bag EN comfort rated at 16F, to a verified -15F, and…
photo: Valandré Shocking Blue
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Gregory Baltoro 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a load-hauler for a backpack of this size. It has proved to be not only comfortable but also very durable. Plethora of features is nice.
photo: Gregory Baltoro 65
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 3 of 5 stars Initial impression of the Keen Pyrenees (Bison)- Build quality seems pretty good. No blemishes in the leather, stitching seems of decent quality,…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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SnowClaw Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars When I was a kid growing up on the beaches of San Diego, I would always use a strong frisbee to dig holes on the beach. It was much faster and…
photo: SnowClaw Guide
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The North Face Double Headed Toad 44 BX

rated 4 of 5 stars I backpack short mileage for 3-4 day trips with my wife and two girls, 7 and 9 years old. After a few trips with two 3-person tents, I decided…
photo: The North Face Double Headed Toad 44 BX
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a coffee snob. If you've ever had instant coffee, forget that traumatic experience; this stuff is actually pretty good. Perfect for camping…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Kelty Coyote 4750

rated 2 of 5 stars I bought this pack in early 2010, I forget when exactly, I bought it to replace my old ALICE pack I had been using. I was on a budget, so when…
photo: Kelty Men's Coyote 4750
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I keep searching for this stove at yard sales and on ebay. When I get them home, I completely clean them with a mixture of catsup and vinegar…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Guyot Designs MicroBites

rated 5 of 5 stars I already own the standard sized version or this set, but for solo trips I thought this would be a better choice. I figured correctly. Total…
photo: Guyot Designs MicroBites
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Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest canister stove in the world, sounds to good to be true right? At 1.9 oz it's near a full ounce lighter than its competitors. With…
photo: Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

rated 4 of 5 stars Before my trip to Yosemite in early September I contemplated a rain weather gear choice. I knew it was dry in Sept. but also didn't want to…
photo: Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the greatest overall boot I've found in 30 years of climbing. It is amazingly light and comfortable (no blisters out of the box) yet…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased these boot to replace a very worn out pair of Merrell low top hikers. I was looking for something a bit tougher, though it didn’t…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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L.L.Bean White Mountain Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars An overall great backpack capable of storing enough equipment for multiday treks and not so bulky that it can't be used as a daypack too. This…
photo: L.L.Bean Men's White Mountain Pack
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Optimus Hiker+

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The stove wants to be CLEAN because at the very end there is a TINY little jet that can clog easily. Initial problems will result if you fail…
photo: Optimus Hiker+
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Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4

rated 3 of 5 stars I have both the ProLite 4 long (for winter use) and the ProLite 3 shorter version for summer/all around. Obviously I like the pads enough to…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4
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Eureka! Apex 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for 5 years now and though I don't use it every weekend, it's seen a lot of ups and downs with plenty of rain and wind. I'm…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2
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ULA Equipment Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this pack for about a year now and I love it more every time I go out. I am a big guy, 5'11", 250lbs (sadly) and this pack fits great.
photo: ULA Equipment Circuit
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this expensive pad to help me sleep, as I don't sleep well on the trail. The pad took longer than I expected to blow up and was a chore…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars update 7-17-2013: After 3 years of using this stove for group backpacking trips as well as car camping with the family I would like to say this…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Under ideal conditions - i.e. practicing with it using my tap water - it did work great. Very fast, easy to pump, lightweight, the back flushing…
photo: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased an MSR E-Wing Shelter/Tarp and couldn't be happier with it! I trawled the internet searching for some information and a…
photo: MSR E-Wing
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Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bladder for my wildlife research job that requires long hikes every day in the Canyonlands of Utah. Ten times better than any…
photo: Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars I have to say at first I was skeptical at the idea of a mini-air-mattress insulating me. BUT, after using it for a while now, I can't say enough…
photo: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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NRS Pilot Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: NRS Pilot Knife
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars AAA+ An October 2009 backpack/deer hunting trip found this tent loaded in my pack. A bit of concern with 7lbs of weight to take back in over…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle all rolled into one. So perfectly evolved the TNF has been making it for 20 years or something.
photo: The North Face VE 25
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ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking high and low for a good one-man tent. I was about to buy the Spitfire by Eureka. Then my Dad who is an avid backpacker told me…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
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photo: Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .3
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Black Diamond's Orbit lantern: Enjoy!
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this after realizing my 2xte was better suited as a solo (for me.) Everything I have stated (my review of the 2xte) holds true for…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars The only gear Eureka! does a half-assed job on is its tents. The Alpenlite 2XT saved my life on the Emmons glacier on Mt Rainier in 2002. A…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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Killer Review

Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars A great entry level tent if you are going to split the load with a hiking companion. If you are carrying this yourself look elsewhere. There…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars The recent post inspired me to add my thoughts. The SVEA 123R is the most reliable piece of hiking gear I own. I wanted a single stove for year…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Ruffwear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Of course, as I often am w/ K9 products, I was skeptical at first. My concerns were soon gone. This pack fits well on my medium sized terrier…
photo: Ruffwear Approach Pack
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Just a note to mention as of 4/8/16 this is still my favorite pack and stand by my review below.  I purchased the Vapor Trail for its…
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 2 of 5 stars I am a lifetime La Sportiva loyalist, however, the Trango Prime fell short on performance in my opinion. This spring on an attempt on the Liberty…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Prime
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Eureka! Apex 2XT

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought this tent from Gander Mountain to go on light backpacking trips. the tent held up well, but every tent I've had so far with fiberglass…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2XT
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent! Summary: Unique options for using the fly (folded half back over one "room", or folded half way up for shade/rain protection with…
photo: REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars I liked hammocks. I liked camping. I couldn't get completely comfortable in standard non-spreader bar hammocks due to the arc that exists even…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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NEMO Losi 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent a few weeks ago, for a camping trip I will be going on in Congaree National park in South Carolina. However the weekend after…
photo: NEMO Losi 2P
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Kasper & Richter Alpin

rated 5 of 5 stars I'll admit right off, most people don't need a sighting compass as nice as this one for regular wilderness travel. I got this one more or less…
photo: Kasper & Richter Alpin
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You will amaze your friends with how quickly it boils water, although you may not be able to hear their "oohs" and "aahs" over the burner roar.
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars This set is great for the money. It weighs about half of a pound, and has a very strong non-stick coating. It is very small, and just enough…
photo: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been a backpacker/camper for over 30 years. I have camped in most conditions/seasons. I hike/camp about 240 days a year. I also do bicycle…
photo: The North Face VE 25
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars The Contrail is an excellent shelter for the long-distance hiker. So far I've used mine for 3300 miles over the last two seasons, and it's still…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used Contrail since last summer and have experienced the spectrum of weather. From hot and humid on the Maryland AT to a wind-driven, hail…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So I just got this tent the day I was going on a trip and pretty much tested it in every Canadian summer condition. I usually steer towards…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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White Box Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been using my little White Box alcohol stove for two years now. I bought it in an attempt to reduce my pack weight and simplify my gear.
photo: White Box Stove
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Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I gave this jacket 5 stars only because there was no 6 star option. I’ve owned several mountaineering jackets a couple of which were made…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Mentor Jacket
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my Tadpole in 1994. It's the only piece of my travelling kit remaining from then. I've cycle toured in S.E. Asia extensively, France,…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I had been using a pair of Yaktrax Pro traction devices for winter trail running and was fairly pleased with them. However, this winter I got…
photo: Kahtoola MICROspikes
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The best stove to-date. This little puppy ignited first time immediately. Even when playing around adjusting the flame and the flame went out,…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars This is not just a sleeping bag. It is a complete, all-conditions sleep system. Having looked and looked for a huge down bag to keep me warm…
 
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Princeton Tec Apex

rated 2 of 5 stars Eight people used the Apex on an expedition to Papua New Guinea to explore remote caves. Upon receipt of the headlamps several of them were…
photo: Princeton Tec Apex
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say about Western Mountaineering, I first heard about these products through an online talk group and I must say I'm impressed. To…
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Hennessy Hammock Hennessy vs. Clark

rated 4 of 5 stars I switched over to hammock camping a couple of years ago. I have several tents and 2 Hennessy Hammocks and a Clark Jungle Hammock. I love them…
 
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Hilleberg Nallo 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Where do you want to be if you're exposed in nasty weather? Try a Nallo 2. After using this tent in varied conditions for about half a year,…
photo: Hilleberg Nallo 2
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Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, breathable with cushioned sole and open mesh top these socks work well on their own or as a liner sock. Roughly a crew height with…
photo: Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion
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Rite in the Rain All-Weather Memo Book No. 374-M

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been using these memo books for years for work and as a trail journal. The book is bomb-proof as far as weather and wear/tear are concerned,…
photo: Rite in the Rain All-Weather Memo Book No. 374-M
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Hoka Challenger ATR

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Hoka one one Meta-Rocker totally changed my training and hiking experience by relieving pain and neuropathy in my right foot. Super cushiony…
photo: Hoka Men's Challenger ATR
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Timberland Euro Hiker

rated 4 of 5 stars These boots are excellent for hiking in the mountains or the high desert. They required no break-in period and offered exceptional comfort and…
photo: Timberland Men's Euro Hiker
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Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter

rated 4 of 5 stars A quick easy water filtration bottle. Scoop and drink treated water directly from the bottle or squeeze water through the filter into another…
photo: Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter
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Meindl Nordic 3-Pin Backcountry Leather Ski Boots

rated 5 of 5 stars Telemarking is not dead and neither are these boots. Incredible value for money, these boots have lasted me over 30 years. Not much of my gear…
photo: Meindl Nordic 3-Pin Backcountry Leather Ski Boots
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Wilderness Experience Latok

rated 5 of 5 stars The Latok was the first non-quilted Gore-Tex sleeping bag ever made. I designed it for Jim Donini's expedition to Latok 1 in Pakistan in the…
 
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Chaos Summit Pack-it Hat

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight, packable sun hat for the beach, hiking, or backpacking. Good breathability and sweatband. This has been a good hat for sunny…
photo: Chaos Summit Pack-it Hat
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KidCo PeaPod

rated 4 of 5 stars Portable tiny shade providing tent for napping children. Works great at the crag. This is one of the best things we got when we had a kid. Every…
photo:   KidCo PeaPod
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ZPacks Zero

rated 4 of 5 stars The Zpacks Zero is a frameless, ultralight, customizable pack made of Cuben Fiber. Consisting of only a pack body and shoulder straps, to begin…
photo: ZPacks Zero
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Lowa Weisshorn GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile mountaineering boot with good performance that won't break the bank. Good for general mountaineering. This boot does a lot of things…
photo: Lowa Men's Weisshorn GTX
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Marker F10 Tour

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light-ish frame style tour binding for the rest of us. My first tour bindings. I ski 80% in bounds so solid downhill performance is important…
photo: Marker F10 Tour
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Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D.

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Where have these been all my life? These are my first brand new boots and the first I have bought online. I must admit I was worried about the…
photo: Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D.
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Line Skis Mastermind

rated 4 of 5 stars Great short, light skis for skinning and riding most conditions. These skis came to me via Craigslist. They had been purchased and mounted with…
photo: Line Skis Mastermind
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Rab Continuum Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars The perfect high mountain backpacking down jacket. There is almost nothing better than backpacking in the Sierra in late summer/early fall when…
photo: Rab Men's Continuum Hoodie
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NEMO Blaze 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great UL tent for two people. IMO better than Big Agnes or other ULs. Just  back from a 4-day trip with this tent and I'm very impressed. The…
photo: NEMO Blaze 2P
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Filson Tin Packer Hat

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Great hat that lasts a lifetime (lifetime meaning until material fails). I have had my hat for about a decade and I have loved it. That is a…
photo: Filson Tin Packer Hat
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Dagger Axis 10.5

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect crossover kayak. Just what I was looking for! I kayak the waters of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, so I wanted a kayak that…
photo: Dagger Axis 10.5
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Housefly Rain Tarp

rated 5 of 5 stars The ENO Housefly Rain Tarp is a large hammock shelter designed to provide full coverage with the added benefit of overlapping doors that provide…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters Housefly Rain Tarp
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Western Mountaineering AlpinLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight three-season bag. I bought this bag after taking a nice 30-degree bag on the John Muir Trail in mid-September. We hit some…
photo: Western Mountaineering AlpinLite
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The only reason this isn't a 5-star review is because of the weight of this item compared to other stoves. But, I've used this same stove for…
photo: MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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LightHeart Gear SoLong 6

rated 5 of 5 stars For the weight, this extra-large, one-person tent is HUGE! It is easy to learn how to pitch this tent in under three minutes using your hiking…
photo: LightHeart Gear SoLong 6
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GSI Outdoors Infinity Stacking Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best backpacking cup! It is lightweight and cheap, and it can hook to my pack by the handle, so it's there if I need it. Hot coffee…
photo: GSI Outdoors Infinity Stacking Cup
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Packit Gourmet Mango-Kale Jump-Start Smoothie

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Despite ALL of the rest of their products being THE BEST, this one's a swing and a miss. I FINALLY FOUND IT!!! A Packit Gourmet product that…
photo: Packit Gourmet Mango-Kale Jump-Start Smoothie
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Coghlan's Bear Bell with Magnetic Silencer

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product ! I love that I can silence it when I want to. There are areas that I hike in that I know bears are so I make noise going through…
photo: Coghlan's Bear Bell with Magnetic Silencer
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BearVault BV400

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It's required in bear country and it does the job. That's about all I can say. It's heavy, cumbersome, small, and sometimes hard to open in…
photo: BearVault BV400
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fabulous bag for summer mountain backpacking. Great 3-season bag. Summary - You can't go wrong with this bag for summer mountain backpacking.
photo: Western Mountaineering Apache MF
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Zamberlan 1009 Vioz Top GT RR

rated 5 of 5 stars A really good pair of hunting boots that is worth looking into. I've been wearing these semi-tall boots for the last three years and I am impressed…
photo: Zamberlan 1009 Vioz Top GT RR
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Wenzel Reverie Mummy 30

rated 4 of 5 stars This bag is used only by my dogs. I bought it for them. They have never shared it. So this review is a bit skewed since I bought this bag strictly…
photo: Wenzel Reverie Mummy 30
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Coleman Peak 1 Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Still going strong after 38 years! Replaced with Coleman Compact Dual Fuel Stove Model 533. I am sure this review applies to the new model as…
photo: Coleman Peak 1 Stove
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 9

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An inexpensive ripstop nylon tarp appropriate for shade for three to four people or as a shelter for one or two people. I went on a camping…
photo: Kelty Noah's Tarp 9
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Sierra Designs Lightning 2 FL

rated 5 of 5 stars Fast and easy to set up. Only about 3 lbs. Integrated fly, so only 3-5 minutes to set up once practiced twice. Best for hiking, bicycling, motorcycling,…
photo: Sierra Designs Lightning 2 FL
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Kelty Redwing 32

rated 5 of 5 stars Great Kelty quality, comfortable, and useful pockets various gear. This is the perfect size pack for a day hike or overnighter. It's a bit on…
photo: Kelty Redwing 32
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Leki Corklite

rated 5 of 5 stars Great handle design and straps — makes all the difference in how poles help hikers. Just add rubber tips and you are ready for any mountain…
photo: Leki Corklite
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NEMO Rhumba 15

rated 5 of 5 stars Side sleepers, this is your bag! Crawling into this bag for the first time, I knew I had made the right decision. I wanted a bag that allowed…
photo: NEMO Rhumba 15
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Osprey Xena 85

rated 5 of 5 stars Solid, heavy-duty, high-capacity pack, with thick, comfortable padding, great for any longer backpacking or mountaineering trips. This pack…
photo: Osprey Xena 85
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Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, super water resistant, looks great. This is my favourite jacket. It looks great; the design is sleek and stylish. I purchase this about…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Beta LT Jacket
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REI Quarter Dome 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Spacious tent with ultralight materials. Amazing windows/mesh areas allow for full 360 views. Packs small and weighs sub 4 lbs. Fits two people…
photo: REI Quarter Dome 3
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Patagonia Houdini Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This shell is ridiculously light and packable. If the weather is staying above 50 degrees, then this is my shell. If it gets colder than that,…
photo: Patagonia Men's Houdini Jacket
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