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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 with Noodles

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 with Noodles
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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+

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+
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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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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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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight one- to two-person cooking set. Good for the weight conscious backpackers, mountaineers, and adventures who are looking for a cooking…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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Exped DownMat 9

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, well built and warm pad. If you want to be comfortable and warm in the backcountry this is the pad to get! In fact it is good…
photo: Exped DownMat 9
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Vasque Snowblime UltraDry

rated 5 of 5 stars I was hesitant to try these at first, thinking these would be too heavy and tiresome to wear. Boy, was I wrong! I wanted to do some snow hiking…
photo: Vasque Women's Snowblime UltraDry
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Rab Neutrino Plus Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Rab Neutrino Plus is an overall very solid cold weather performer. The Rab Neutrino Plus is a nice jacket!  I own one other Rab product,…
photo: Rab Men's Neutrino Plus 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…
 
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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+…
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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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…
photo: Exped DownMat 9
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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…
 
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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…
photo: Stoic Ti Pot Set
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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…
photo: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator
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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)…
photo: Outdoor Research Women's Mithril Jacket
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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,…
photo: GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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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…
photo: Klymit Static V
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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…
photo: Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki
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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…
photo: Marmot Men's Rockstar Pant
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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 3.5 of 5 stars A quality lightweight tent that performs pretty much like a heavier 2P dome tent, but with a little lengthier setup. The flat ceiling does have…
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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