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Wenonah Escapade

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The We-no-nah Escapade is a 16.6 tandem performance touring canoe available only in "tuff weave"material. Produced mainly for lakes and gentle…
photo: Wenonah Escapade
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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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Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The easiest liquid fuel stove I have come across. Also, instant flame which can 'simmer' in a manner of speaking. The all-in-one feature of…
photo: Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars So light you'll forget it's there. Yes, I'm gushing over this hat because it was a prize. BUT this really is a great hat for ultralight backpacking.
photo: Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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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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Omega Pacific Standard Locking D

rated 3 of 5 stars The Locking D is a decent 'biner at a good price. It does not provide all the [unnecessary] bells and whistles of some other carabiners, but…
photo: Omega Pacific Standard Locking D
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Sea to Summit Folding Bucket

rated 4 of 5 stars Add some convenience to your trip by filtering water from camp. This piece of gear will help you do that. Every now and then, you seem to run…
photo: Sea to Summit Folding Bucket
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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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Singing Rock Footer Ascender Sling

rated 4 of 5 stars The Singing Rock Footer Ascender Sling is a quality, adjustable foot tape that allows those using a Frog ascending system to set the right length…
photo: Singing Rock Footer Ascender Sling
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Petzl Pantin

rated 5 of 5 stars Does what it is supposed to do quite well. I have been using the Patin for years as a supplement to my Frog Ascension. Normally, when you start…
photo: Petzl Pantin
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CMI Rescue Rack

rated 5 of 5 stars My "go-to" rappel device. I have bounced many pits on this rack, and it's still going strong. There are different kinds of racks on the market.
 
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Black Diamond ATC

rated 5 of 5 stars Belayed thousands of people on this tube. This belay tube device does exactly what it's intended to do for a great price. I have been using…
photo: Black Diamond ATC
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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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Musuc Selk' Bag 3G

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, packable comfort. The Selk bag offers comfort and warmth while maintaining mobility. I'd like to believe that I spent a good amount…
 
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Salomon SpeedCross 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfort out of the box, ultralight and feel amazing. The forward traction is second to none in snow, on dry and wet dirt, sand etc. Breathable…
photo: Salomon Men's SpeedCross 3
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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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Osprey Atmos 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding performer especially for those who prefer a breeze across their back. I continue to watch the newer Ospreys, but this Atmos 35 is…
photo: Osprey Atmos 35
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Platypus Platy Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightest, most durable bottle on the market! I first started using a Platypus bottle in my caving pack. Anything that goes caving gets BEAT…
photo: Platypus Platy Bottle
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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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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This amazing little stove pot is compact enough for the average backpacker and gives versatility to the beginners out there. Amazing for its…
photo: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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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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Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars Better than I thought it would be! I got sick of slow leaks in my sleeping pads and decided to give the Therm-a-Rest Z-lite a try. It is about…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite
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BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Handy for campouts or emergency power outages. Fast and efficient. A little extra weight makes up for the fuel you won’t need to carry. Highly…
photo: BioLite CampStove
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Osprey Aether 85

rated 4 of 5 stars A tough bag packed with clever features for both summer and winter use. This is a great bag! I have used the Osprey Aether on several big trips…
photo: Osprey Aether 85
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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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Saucony ProGrid Outlaw

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very comfortable shoe, but not my favorite Sauconys. A sufficient trail runner with ankle support, but I question Backpacker Magazine's reviewer…
photo: Saucony Men's ProGrid Outlaw
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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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MSR Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great solo tent at a decent weight. Nice ventilation and spacious vestibule make it cozy and livable for one. This tent is easy to pitch if…
photo: MSR Hubba
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Mountain Hardwear Piero Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Toughest pants ever owned! Super abrasion resistant, still look great after several years of serious abuse!!! 32 Long fits great for 5'10"/160lbs.
photo: Mountain Hardwear Piero Pant
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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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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag, comfortable, keeps you warm and dry in exceptionally wet conditions. I used for three weeks treking in Northern Nepal at about 8-14000',…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0°
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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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Westcomb Apoc Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Holy Grail is Found: After using Gore-Tex Pro Shell, Performance Shell, and Paclite products for many years, and never having been very…
photo: Westcomb Apoc Jacket
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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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Columbia Master of Faster Low

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I was shocked to find such a good pair of Columbia shoes for so cheap at Sierra Trading Post (with coupon). I just love Columbia footwear. They…
photo: Columbia Men's Master of Faster Low
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Soto Mantleless Lantern

rated 4 of 5 stars Great rugged little lantern and no mantels or glass globes to break. I have the Brunton Liberty version which is the same Soto Mantleless. Brunton…
photo: Soto Mantleless Lantern
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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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REI Sahara Shirt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This shirt makes great travel gear. It is lightweight, washable, packable, light. The fabric breathes well. Alas, the fabric is not very durable.
photo: REI Women's Sahara Shirt
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Osprey Talon 22

rated 4 of 5 stars Reasonable price and lots of adjust-ability for a small pack. This is a really nice pack, but large folks should try it on before purchasing.
photo: Osprey Talon 22
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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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CamelBak Octane XCT

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great bag for trail running. I bought this bag for trail runs were there aren't any water sources to refill my waist bottle (w/ Steripen Adventurer).
photo: CamelBak Octane XCT
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New Balance MT1110

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent trail runner. I love these shoes. They are minimalist and super lightweight while having a nice rock plate, pretty much a necessity…
photo: New Balance MT1110
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Vargo Triad

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Super lightweight, effective at boiling water. This stove is made well, and weighs almost nothing.  I use it with my GSI Minimalist setup and…
photo: Vargo Triad
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Columbia Cool Creek Stretch Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are my go-to pants for every adventure from skiing to canyoneering. They perform well and look nice. I bought these pants as a layer for…
photo: Columbia Cool Creek Stretch Pant
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Crazy Creek Crazy Crib

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good lightweight hammock for hot summer, bug-free situations. I am a lover of hammocks! Why sleep on the ground if you don’t have…
 
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Appy Trails Mark III

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you want to "lighten the pack" without going "all in" this could be for you. Same weight class as many tarps but has the advantage of zipping…
photo: Appy Trails Mark III
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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

rated 3 of 5 stars In general, the product performed as expected. I wanted a quick, lightweight method to purify water that didn't take up a lot of space in my…
photo: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
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Granite Gear Pack Stuffer

rated 5 of 5 stars This makes life in my Vapor Trail great! I imagine the shape would fit most GG packs and a ton of others. It stores food, clothes, tent and…
photo: Granite Gear Pack Stuffer
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Primal Spirit Primal Strips

rated 5 of 5 stars Staying vegetarian on the trail just got easier! A great source of protein and sodium with great taste and meat-like texture. I can't leave…
photo: Primal Spirit Primal Strips
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Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars After four years of hard use, indestructible and indispensable. In Canada this is the 800ml bottle. Mine's tan, except where it's been scratched,…
photo: Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic
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Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket is a great three-season jacket made of 800 fill down and 10 denier ripstop nylon. It is impressively warm…
photo: Patagonia Women's Ultralight Down Jacket
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GSI Infinity Insulated Mug

rated 4 of 5 stars The GSI Infinity Insulated Mug is my go-to backpacking cup. It is lightweight, sturdy, insulated, and has a lid. I use it for hot chocolate,…
photo: GSI Infinity Insulated Mug
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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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U.S. Armed Forces MOLLE Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Extremely efficient weight transfer to the hips. Very high capacity. Good system called PALS for adding pouches to make items more convenient…
 
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Salomon Exit Peak Mid GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Great, lightweight hiking boot, but not for loads heavier than a day pack. Long lasting outsole and greatly improved with aftermarket insoles.
photo: Salomon Men's Exit Peak Mid GTX
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Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light

rated 5 of 5 stars Best flashlight I ever owned. This Gerber flashlight produces a very even field of illumination which makes it a joy to use.  Because the field…
photo: Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light
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Mammut Trea Guide 40+7

rated 4 of 5 stars A good pack for ski mountaineering. Durable material, nice equipement-specific features and comfortable carry system. Recommended for women…
photo: Mammut Trea Guide 40+7
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Arc'teryx Naos 55

rated 5 of 5 stars Most rugged, waterproof, reliable backpack I've ever seen. I hate to write a review on a backpack that isn't made anymore by Arc'teryx (2013).
photo: Arc'teryx Naos 55
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GizzMoVest EVA Case

rated 4 of 5 stars An inexpensive option for expensive electronics, the GizzMoVest is a lightweight durable enclosure designed to protect your GPS from the perils…
photo: GizzMoVest EVA Case
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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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Princeton Tec Fred

rated 5 of 5 stars This headlamp does everything I need it to! This is the 4th headlamp I've owned, and is hands down, the brightest, by far. I was torn between…
photo: Princeton Tec Fred
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REI Quarter Dome T2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to set up, quality construction, relatively light, little condensation. Purchased as my first backpacking tent a few years back. Hard choice…
photo: REI Quarter Dome T2
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Olfa Touch Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars Small, very light, very sharp and all you really need––in my opinion, so far...we'll see. Let’s talk about knives and cutting things,…
photo:   Olfa Touch Knife
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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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Adidas Hydro Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a quality shoe that is well worth the price if you can keep the sand out of the zipper. After months of use they show very little wear…
photo: Adidas Hydro Pro
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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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CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Topo map GPS navigation program for Android phones. Download maps in advance from various map sources, or custom source and use them in realtime…
photo:   CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android
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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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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome set. I have used this on every backpacking trip I've gone on for the past year and a half and really like it. I had to modify my MSR…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist 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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Big Agnes Hinman Pad

rated 3 of 5 stars The Hinman rates lower than a Kelty double-wide sleeping pad but the new Tensleep Station 4 is a winner! We have just returned from a 22-day…
photo: Big Agnes Hinman Pad
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Rab Strata Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars My new favorite belay jacket. Warm, breathable, water resistant, VERY light! I received this jacket as a sample to review for Trailspace Review…
photo: Rab Men's Strata Hoodie
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Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker

rated 3 of 5 stars Affordable way of accessing the backcountry and becoming introduced to off piste skiing. Short term solution before spending the money on a…
photo: Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker
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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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Kelty Vista 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Close to perfect for canoe camping in the Canadian wilderness. Forget Kelty's semi-apology to backpackers about weight. Roomy, very workable…
photo: Kelty Vista 3
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Sierra Designs Convert 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is very packable and totally weather proof regardless of what you're up against, and I've lived it all in this tent. The removable…
photo: Sierra Designs Convert 2
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The North Face Badlands 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Heavy duty backpack, providing the support to carry 50-60 pond loads over multi-day, rough terrain trips. I bought this backpack in 2004, and…
photo: The North Face Badlands 75
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great boots for hauling heavy loads over rough terrain. Durable, but expect a long-break in period. I bought these boots in 2009, and have hiked…
photo: Scarpa Men's SL M3
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Stoic Somnus 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A 2013 model, side zip, 15 degree bag with 850 down fill and a Pertex Quantum shell. Recommended for people looking for a 2 pound, winter/fall/spring…
photo: Stoic Somnus 15
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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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Sierra Designs Meteor Light 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This has been my "Go-To" tent for almost 20 years. Reasonably lightweight, roomy, dry, and a great design. I have used a lot of tents from a…
photo: Sierra Designs Meteor Light 3
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Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It exceeded my expectations. I like the compactness. When I saw this at the flea market, I immediately snatched it up. I had been seeing these…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl e+LITE is designed as a emergency head-torch and at a mere 27g, it is something that I carry with everywhere. With two different settings…
photo: Petzl e+LITE
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La Sportiva Omega GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Felt broken in after just a few miles. Great fit for narrow heel/wide toe people. Offers 12.5 size. After having owned a few pairs of lower…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Omega GTX
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Perception Expression 15.0 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fantastic touring kayak that handles well in most conditions. Build quality is good and paddling it is a pleasure. Easy to roll, paddles well…
photo: Perception Expression 15.0 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg
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Sierra Designs Zissou 23

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable down to 30 degrees. Good amount of room for larger people. Could benefit having draft tube at neck area. Wasn't able to test the…
photo: Sierra Designs Zissou 23
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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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Oboz Sawtooth Low

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight trail shoes for day or overnight trips. I was excited about this shoe. For one, it is made in the USA and wanted to encourage…
photo: Oboz Women's Sawtooth Low
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars This little stove is a powerhouse for its size. Packs down light and small with a small fuel canister, so it doesn't take up much room or weight…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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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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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great cookset for 1 or 2. Versatile cookset looks built to last. Huge pot holds enough water for 3 dinners.
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Garcia Backpackers' Cache

rated 5 of 5 stars Convenience and security in a stout package. After you accept the bulk and weight of it as a given, the bear can is worth it for the piece of…
photo: Garcia Backpackers' Cache
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High Sierra Titan 65

rated 5 of 5 stars When it came time to get a new pack, I wanted something that could be utilized for a short weekend trip, but also something big enough for longer…
photo: High Sierra Titan 65
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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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Bell Canoe Northwind

rated 4 of 5 stars Bell has stopped making the Northwind, but it is a very satisfying boat to paddle and a good compromise between tracking and turning ability.
photo: Bell Canoe Northwind
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