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CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars The water purification system I've been looking for! I've been enamored with the use of UV light to inactivate bacteria and virus for quite…
CamelBak All Clear
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to tent! I'm not sure how long Hilleberg has been producing Akto tents but I've had mine going on seven years now and it's out in the…
Hilleberg Akto
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NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

rated 5 of 5 stars It is what it says it is — an EXTREME search and rescue drysuit! I work on a Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team. Because of my familiarity…
NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit
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NRS Maverick Glove

rated 5 of 5 stars An awesome, all weather DRY glove! My Fire Department Swift Water Rescue team trains in the river 12 months of the year and is called on for…
NRS Maverick Glove
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Big Agnes Q-Core

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, very warm. Lighter than any self inflating pad, heavier than most air pads. I used the long/wide Big Agnes Q-Core pad on an…
Big Agnes Q-Core
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Leatherman Sidekick

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sidekick is half the price of most other Leatherman products and about 90% of what you expect from Leatherman. A bit heavy for the pocket…
Leatherman Sidekick
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U.S. Armed Forces Modular Sleep System MSS

rated 4 of 5 stars The 4-part MSS system might be a great solution, depending on your needs. Military-grade, -30 to 50deg, all-weather, all-climate capability…
 
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Lowa Camino GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Boots for anyone who takes hiking/backpacking seriously and need good, lightweight, stable footwear for serious adventures! These boots are…
Lowa Camino GTX
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Bearded Stocking cap (home-made)

rated 5 of 5 stars I showed a few pictures of these to my mom and she made a couple for my son and I. So I saw these bearded stocking caps online for twenty to…
 
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Exped Aries Mesh

rated 4 of 5 stars Fairly light, very hard wearing, easy to set up tent that can easily withstand all the rain and wind that the weather can throw at it. This…
Exped Aries Mesh
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Valandré Bloody Mary

rated 4.5 of 5 stars With proper ground insulation and mid baselayer, it's very comfy down to 7°F. Terrific design. Fantastic foot box. Very good outer shell. Good…
Valandré Bloody Mary
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Easton Artica Backcountry

rated 3 of 5 stars Great snowshoe to walk with and really like the bindings. However, after around 30 km, one strap of the binding started to break apart. I have…
Easton Artica Backcountry
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Optimus 8r

rated 5 of 5 stars Bullet proof and it will SIMMER! Easy to light. I have 2 of these, both purchased on eBay. They both work great and are easy to light. I prefer…
 
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are tough, high quality, lightweight snowshoes with excellent floatation. My first pair of MSRs were the high impact plastic Denalis.
MSR Lightning Ascent
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Big Agnes Encampment 15°

rated 4 of 5 stars Lots of room in this bag, but it comes at a price. There's a good reason people complain about this bag not keeping them warm to 15 degrees…
Big Agnes Encampment 15°
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall I found the Camelbak All Clear to be a convenient and easy approach to the problem of providing potable water. No water treatment system…
CamelBak All Clear
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A completely free standing solo tent that is both expedition-ready and ultralight. Two years ago when we climbed Iōdake (硫黄岳) and Akadake…
Hilleberg Soulo
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REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great set for travel and backpacking. I got the set on sale for $50 after an additional discount on a clearance priced item. In short, I love…
REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple and almost bullet proof and will SIMMER. Highly recommended. I have 2 of these stoves.  The first I purchased new from an online retailer…
Optimus Svea
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Optimus Nova

rated 5 of 5 stars Works great, easy to prime, and IT WILL SIMMER! Used the Nova (NOT Nova+) recently on a winter backpack trip and my stove was the only one in…
Optimus Nova
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MSR Reactor

rated 4.5 of 5 stars On long trips you'll only need one fuel canister! My Reactor boils water fast, even when it's windy. I take my Reactor when I'm on trips of…
MSR Reactor
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Macpac Microlight

rated 5 of 5 stars The Macpac Microlight is a versatile tent especially for a 46-year-old Dad, me, wanting to introduce his 5-year-old daughter to the Australian…
 
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NEMO Morpho 1P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've used this tent in a variety of conditions over more than thirty days. Those conditions included a trip with light summer rains, a fall…
NEMO Morpho 1P
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Suunto Ambit

rated 5 of 5 stars The Suunto Ambit is the most advanced ABC/GPS Navigation Trainer watch. It's a Game Changer. Suunto Ambit reviewed by a hunter/outdoorsman's…
Suunto Ambit
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Victorinox Swiss Army Climber

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This knife has everything I need and nothing I don't. It's all combined in a nice every day carry that weighs less than 3 oz. I've carried this…
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber
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Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A water bottle is a pretty simple thing on the surface. A container for holding water, right? But it's the fine points of design that make the…
Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack provides excellent load support and it comfortable to wear to boot. The bag holds quite a bit yet the weight is fairly light; the…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3

rated 4 of 5 stars Feel and fit are absolutely first class, I mean I can cross my freakin legs in this thing. OK, I bought these bags for my son and for I (two…
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had a D3 since 1981 and used it all over the Sierras, Mohave Desert, Yukon, Alaska, Grand Canyon, Paria Valley, Sierras, Santa Cruz Mountains,…
 
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MSR StormKing

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent 4-season tent that is bomb proof shelter for 3-5 people. Also good summer tent with use of MSR Vista Wing or similar tarp. Like the…
MSR StormKing
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GSI Collapsible Java Drip

rated 5 of 5 stars This is it! If you're looking for a great cup-o-Joe on the trail, this is the product that will do it for you. My wife works in a nice kitchen…
GSI Collapsible Java Drip
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Snow Peak GigaPower Auto

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this stove for five years, and it's never let me down. I work in the mountains, and it goes with me in my travel kit, then pulls duty…
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
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Big Agnes Sarvis SL2

rated 5 of 5 stars The best and most versatile tent I have ever use. I am an Assistant Scoutmaster and typically camp out between 15 and 25 nights a year. I have…
Big Agnes Sarvis SL2
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Nite Ize S-Biner

rated 5 of 5 stars Good, solid product that has many uses. I have about 3-4 of these in varying sizes on my pack and I love them. They can be used for just about…
Nite Ize S-Biner
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for carrying heavy loads comfortably. I bought a D3 in 1981 and it was my first large pack. Hiked a bunch with it on the AT. In 1984,…
JanSport D2
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork trekking poles work very well and are comfortable. They do a great job of helping me keep my balance while…
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
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Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Ultra WPi

rated 3 of 5 stars 'Ultra' is probably not the best descriptor for this boot. While we all need to acknowledge that there is no truly/waterproof boot (unless we…
Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Ultra WPi
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MSR SweetWater Microfilter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I use it a lot and I like it. I bought an original white Sweetwater from Sweetwater and was happily using it for years. The pin that the pump…
MSR SweetWater Microfilter
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Aerobie AeroPress

rated 5 of 5 stars The best cup of espresso you'll ever make on the trail, but there's a trick to using it. There's a trick to making the best use of this. Don't…
Aerobie AeroPress
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Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Of all the fleece vests I have owned, this is one. So I usually wear Columbia fleece vests that I pay about twenty bucks for on sale. Mine…
Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 3 of 5 stars A $29 tent that, with minor modifications, weighs 1 lb. 15 oz. packed. I actually bought this in the '90s for a canoe trip that I did not take…
Wenzel StarLite
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Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt

rated 4 of 5 stars The only thing I have missed since I left my pants behind and started hiking in kilts? A kilt made of fast-drying, brush-resistant nylon. The…
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great tent from Big Agnes. It's light, but well-built and quite roomy for a one-person tent. The color coded rain fly clips are also…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Serrano Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile jacket — excels as a mid-layer, can be used as an outer layer in cool conditions. I have had this jacket for a year now and have…
 
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Five Ten Guide Tennie

rated 5 of 5 stars Best shoes for canyon hikers and canyoneering! On my fourth pair, I never consider going into a canyon without them. I do admit they have poor…
Five Ten Guide Tennie
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The North Face Eidolon Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, windproof and tough. In Australia it is hard to find pants for use above the treeline, so when I saw these I was tempted to buy.
The North Face Eidolon Pant
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a boot person and over the years I have tried many different brands without finding what I was looking for, comfort, protection, stability…
Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
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Outward Hound Excursion backpack

rated 5 of 5 stars Quality built saddle bags for your dog!! Mesh harness fits over your dog so no slipping on their back. GREAT Item. Took my dog on her 1st overnight…
 
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La Sportiva Speedster

rated 5 of 5 stars Sweet bouldering shoe for the steeps! Fantastic shoe! I wear these for bouldering only. The rubber goes up and over the toe so you have a huge…
La Sportiva Speedster
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I have the SVEA 123R and bought it in 1977. It still works faithfully. Never had a problem. Due to weight, I'm considering a Nova Plus or MSR…
Optimus Svea
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MSR WindPro II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars User friendly, super light and compact, easy to use stove with moderate ability to adjust burn (simmer verses boil only). Neat little stove…
MSR WindPro II
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Gregory Z55

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pack is amazingly rugged, well constructed and most importantly very comfortable right off the shelf. I wasn't really interested in a Gregory…
Gregory Z55
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Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a 3-in-one Caldera Cone stove with a difference. It can burn alcohol (burner provided), ESBIT fuel tabs in a special holder, and wood…
 
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GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well thought out, durable, and flexible cookset. Features abound with this versatile cook set. I probably spent way too much time deciding on…
GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset
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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4 of 5 stars A very good and stable tent. Boy, are there a lot of tents to choose from these days. I needed a big, fairly lightweight tent for me and my…
MSR Mutha Hubba
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Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchase new in the late eighties, still going strong. I know this stove isn't new gear, but it is still the only small stove that I own and…
 
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MSR DromLite Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Great, lightweight yet durable and very versatile water bag. I now own three of the six liter bags, so far they have held up very well. The…
MSR DromLite Bag
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Exped Air Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great, lightweight pillow. My sleeping experience has been upgraded. I had been using a stuff sack full packed with clothes for my…
Exped Air Pillow
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Kelty Trek

rated 5 of 5 stars After thirteen years and five kids we passed it to friends in 80-90% condition. I carried all five of my clones in a Kelty kid carrier.  It…
 
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MSR Carbon Reflex 2

rated 5 of 5 stars i've had this tent for almost four years and have used it all over the place. recently spent 8 night camping on the north shore of oahu.  it…
MSR Carbon Reflex 2
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great, lightweight, comfy pad. I bought the Big Agnes pad because of its light weight and 2.5" thickness. I hate not sleeping well…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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REI Single Shot

rated 5 of 5 stars This great little waistpack is useful for numerous activities. I got one these waistpacks for my wife a few years ago because she wanted something…
REI Single Shot
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Brunton Aluminum Water Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lighter and more durable than a Nalgene, as well as taste free, this attractively finished water bottle is a better insulator than my plastic…
Brunton Aluminum Water Bottle
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Black Diamond Sprinter

rated 4 of 5 stars One of the best running headlamps out right now, with a few quirks. Winter in Montana makes it necessary to have some kind of illumination for…
Black Diamond Sprinter
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Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters

rated 3 of 5 stars Waterproof enough but TIGHT in the calves. I wear these in summer snow on glaciers and on winter trips to the mountains to hunt and cut the…
Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters
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Patagonia R1 Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The R1 Hoody works out very well as a mid layer in cool weather. This item is a staple in my pack when heading out on backpacking trips where…
Patagonia R1 Hoody
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars The Flash 18 is a great little pack for short day hikes or as a summit pack on a backpacking trip. While there are lighter options available,…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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GoLite Shangri-La 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good three-season tarp/tent but ventilation could be improved. A roomy nest, but the door needs improving. I bought this tent as a deluxe,…
GoLite Shangri-La 2
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Patagonia R1 Pullover

rated 5 of 5 stars these serve as a great light/mid insulating layer or a heavy base layer. very versatile, very comfortable, and extremely durable. if i were…
Patagonia R1 Pullover
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Patagonia R1 Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars this is a fairly warm synthetic base layer, loose enough to serve as a mid-layer. i recommend wearing alone for cooler weather and beneath a…
Patagonia R1 Pants
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High Sierra Titan 65

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This pack offers a great value at the price point and function mark. It is well featured with adjustable shoulder straps, lots of compression,…
High Sierra Titan 65
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Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a midweight merino wool/polyester blend base layer that Patagonia just reintroduced (yet inexplicably but happily put in the 50% off…
Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Crew
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Tasmanian Tiger Pathfinder

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The TT Pathfinder is an excellent backpack. It is made by a daughter-company to the German brand Tatonka. TT Is mainly gear made with military…
 
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pad has it all... comfort, warmth, durability. I have used this pad for a few months now and it has been a great pad for me. It has the…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season
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Columbia Headwall II Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Surprised but not disappointed! I received the Columbia Headwall pant in November 2011 and have worn them now for about four winter months here…
Columbia Headwall II Pant
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Osprey Talon 11

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this pack for very long distance unsupported trail runs. I am new at this distance and and will likely never be a professional.
Osprey Talon 11
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Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is light and minimal compared to how much heat it can retain. Very high quality down, hence the price. What is good is the warmth,…
Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket
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CiloGear 45L WorkSack

rated 5 of 5 stars Best winter pack ever! It's light but durable. Simple but highly customizable. All straps are possible to move into a plethora of combinations.
CiloGear 45L WorkSack
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Brunton Solaris i6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I liked my first panel so much that I bought another one. This panel folds into the size of a National Geographic magazine. I have had these…
Brunton Solaris i6
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SmartWool Midweight Funnel Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This midweight zip top, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 250 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a noticeable…
SmartWool Midweight Funnel Zip
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SmartWool Microweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight long-sleeve crew, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Crew
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SmartWool Microweight Tee

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight short-sleeve tee, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Tee
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SmartWool Microweight Bottom

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight short-sleeve tee, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Bottom
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Kelty Trekker 3900

rated 4 of 5 stars I love my Trekker and wish it was the lovely cherry red of this new one! Mine is a rather drab silver and khaki. But I don't see it while I'm…
Kelty Trekker 3900
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Zamberlan Cristallo Gore-Tex

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, warm, good ankle support, good arch support, nice cushioning in midsole. My feet are broad, high volume feet with thick ankles…
Zamberlan Cristallo Gore-Tex
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Kayland Explore GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I recently tested a pair of Kayland Explore GTX hiking boots. They have a Vibram sole, a Gore-Tex membrane, and are made out of suede and synthetic…
Kayland Explore GTX
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Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars As this Woolrich jacket is discontinued, I will mostly focus on the Polartec fabric and some general pros and cons to consider when buying a…
Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket
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GoLite Footwear Surge Lite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nice light hiking boots! I've been trying these out for a couple of months now and I'm definitely impressed/intrigued by them. They certainly…
GoLite Footwear Surge Lite
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REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Used several trips in mountains of SE. Nice tight tent. Had some strong gusts and some sideways rain and it was good to go. I stayed dry and…
REI Arete ASL 2 Tent
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Asolo TPS 535

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Docking half a star only because I've had them for less than a year, which I don't think is long enough to call this a perfect boot. But so…
Asolo TPS 535
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Five Ten Anasazi Moccasym

rated 5 of 5 stars Since it's been a couple years between reviews I though I'd throw my opinion into the ring. I agree with the other comments that this is a soft-shoe.
Five Ten Anasazi Moccasym
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is so worth the $$! It is warm enough to wear in the 30s, yet you won't overheat in the 50s. There are three things that I must…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
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myDIYgear Winter Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars I am very pleased overall with the winter sock after i had its size altered. It effectively blocks wind and prevents drafts, is water resistant…
 
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REI Crestrail 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I work for REI as a very part-time sales person. But I've been a member for a long time and have had quite a few packs from other…
REI Crestrail 70
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars These trekking poles are awesome! Perfect for those ounce counters! The foam handles are very comfortable and you can still grip them when your…
Black Diamond Distance
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High Peak South Col

rated 5 of 5 stars If you check the weather for Mount Rogers, Virginia for the past weekend, February 11 and 12, 2012, you will see extreme conditions. The temperature…
High Peak South Col
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

rated 4 of 5 stars Gossamer light ... Surprisingly secure. Update to the review below:   After backpacking for a week in Grand Gulch in SE Utah I car camped for…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
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The North Face Minibus 33

rated 5 of 5 stars I searched for a tent for literally years before investing in one that costs so much. Then I actually found this for almost half of retail.
The North Face Minibus 33
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SOG Jungle Primitive

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been a knife collector off an on for decades. By "off and on" I mean I have a tendency to obsess about knives and research/buy a lot of…
SOG Jungle Primitive
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Carhartt WP Glove

rated 3 of 5 stars Carhart gloves Xl Fit very well. The lining pulls out a little when you sweat in it. You would definitely have to put a fan on these overnight…
Carhartt WP Glove
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