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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I use my Tsunami 145 primarily for multi-day trips on the nearby Wisconsin River and take it along on many trips in the area, approx 400 miles…
photo: Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145
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Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great all around boat. Super stable, tracks well, and has decent speed. Comfortable seat and spacious cockpit, lots of storage space.
photo: Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
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Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3

rated 5 of 5 stars We just bought this tent today; as such this will be a 2 part review. The reason I am writing two reviews instead of 1 is that the terrible…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3
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Wenonah Spirit II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My friend and I describe ourselves as middle-aged "fat-packers"-- but my best friend and hiking buddy got injured--really messed up her ankle,…
photo: Wenonah Spirit II
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Deuter Kid Comfort II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We recently bought the Deuter Kid Comfort 2 backpack child carrier. We bought this pack to carry our 6-month-old daughter on our frequent hikes.
photo: Deuter Kid Comfort II
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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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The North Face Rock 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought this tent 2 years ago. My wife and I (and sometimes our small dog) have used it about 20 times since, for hiking, canoeing, and even…
photo: The North Face Rock 22
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this over the winter months and waited until last weekend to get out and give it a try. I must admit I was unsure of the amount of…
photo: Eureka! Spitfire 1
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photo: Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce
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Soto Micro Regulator Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I found this stove at a REI gear sale and decide to take it with me on a snow camping trip to Lassen Nat'l Park a few weeks ago as a backup.
photo: Soto Micro Regulator Stove
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Brunton Flex Foldable Canister Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The light weight and larger flame ring of the FLEX sold me. I got the Brunton FLEX , made by Optimus, over the Optimus CRUX because the FLEX…
photo: Brunton Flex Foldable Canister Stove
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Timex Expedition WS4

rated 4 of 5 stars Timex provided me with two of their outdoor watches at the Outdoor Retailer Show for review. They are the Expedition WS-4 and the Expedition…
photo: Timex Expedition WS4
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Hilleberg Kaitum 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Hilleberg makes the best tents I've ever used, and The Kaitum 2 is no exception. It's easy to set up, takes a beating like few others and for…
photo: Hilleberg Kaitum 2
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent I would recommend to anyone that is interested in camping/ backpacking. And when i say camping, I do not mean using an air mattress…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For me this is a multi purpose item. I use it as dry bag, a shower and a "washing machine". As pointed out in another review the supplied cord…
photo: Sea to Summit Pocket Shower
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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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Mystery Ranch Snapdragon

rated 5 of 5 stars First impressions of a new acquisition are excellent. This is a large daypack, 2300 cubic inches of volume. This pack does not have a lot of…
photo: Mystery Ranch Snapdragon
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Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a light, compact item to throw in the pack for the trail. It may not seem like much, but this shower goes further than you would think.
photo: Sea to Summit Pocket Shower
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MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have found this filter to be perfect for me. I like the fact that there is no pumping, makes it very convenient. If water is not close to…
photo: MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter
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Optimus Crux Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars I thought I would throw my hat in the ring and review this stove since it does not have one yet. Being 16 I'm not a real gear head like my dad…
photo: Optimus Crux Lite
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Arc'teryx Bora 80

rated 5 of 5 stars I travelled with this on my back for just under three years, lived out of it every day. I spent 6 weeks in Nepal at altitude with 16kg and was…
photo: Arc'teryx Bora 80
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Yukon Charlie's Kodiak Series 930

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I bought these snowshoes 4 years ago and use them about 4-5 times a year in Colorado in snow deep enough for a 30" shoe, often wearing a pack.
 
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent tent for the money! Decent sized for two people. A little on the heavy side. Nice to have two doors with vestibules. Mine has yet…
photo: Kelty Gunnison 2.1
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars This is our second Svea. The first one is still going strong after many years and has been trouble free. I use white gas only. Priming is easy…
photo: Optimus Svea
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SOL Thermal Bivvy

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Adventure Medicals' Thermo-Lite Bivy: Enjoy!
photo: SOL Thermal Bivvy
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I really love coffee, and I especially love the visceral experience of a beautiful place with decent eats when I am out backpacking. The Via…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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NEMO Morpho AR

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My paddling partner Neil and I had stoked the stove in the cabin and were looking forward to sleeping in heated comfort. We were on the first…
photo: NEMO Morpho AR
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Tubbs Flex NRG

rated 4 of 5 stars These are my first set of snowshoes so I don't have anything to compare them to. The bindings are easy to use and comfortable. When I used these…
photo: Tubbs Men's Flex NRG
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Hangfire Hoodie

rated 4 of 5 stars The Hangfire Hoodie is a stretchy fleece jacket with an integrated hood. It's a light weight piece that I find a lot of use for. First, here's…
photo: Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Hangfire Hoodie
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Big Tahoma Backpack

rated 4 of 5 stars Here's a review of the Eddie Bauer/First Ascent Big Tahoma backpack. First, you can view my video review: I got one of the first packs to be…
photo: Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Big Tahoma Backpack
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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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Kelty Redwing 2650

rated 5 of 5 stars I cannot say enough good things about this pack. I bought it about four years ago because I needed a backpack for school that could double as…
photo: Kelty Redwing 2650
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Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I could never afford to drop nearly $500 on a jacket and as perfect as it is, I don't think I could rationalize that. Somehow, I manage to stay…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
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Jetboil Helios

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Going on a long trip with at least one other person then this stove is for you. Going camping for the weekend with the whole family then this…
photo: Jetboil Helios
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Optimus Nova

rated 1 of 5 stars I was impressed when I received the stove. It is a work of art. I backpack 3 days a week, or more. I used the stove on two trips and noticed…
photo: Optimus Nova
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Osprey Atmos 65

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I wanted to love this pack but I could not get it to fit. I am 5'11" with a 30" waist. I needed the large for my torso and a small for my hips.
photo: Osprey Atmos 65
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Kelty Crestone 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Not what I expected. However, very light load to pack on your bag, and I will admit that it definitely stays very dry and circulates air very…
photo: Kelty Crestone 2
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This filtering system is the best I've used. I am an ultralight backpacker, and I've carried and used this filter in all four seasons. It is…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars For a warm weather bag, it's pretty much perfect. I can't think of a single complaint I have with the bag after hundreds of nights in it. It's…
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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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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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Will depart Springer Mtn. GA late Feb '10 for Mt. Katahdin. I purchased this stove in 1981 as an instructor in the "Wilderness Skills" program…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Mountain Hardwear MicroChill Zip T

rated 5 of 5 stars I am 6'0", 175 pounds and the size reviewed is a men's large. I first saw the MicroChill Zip T in my local gear shop when I was browsing one…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's MicroChill Zip T
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Salomon 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars The beauty of these boots is the luxury on not having to think about your feet. It may surprise you to read that I ditched my Asolos for this…
photo: Salomon Men's 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have owned other filtration systems before but nothing that worked this well and was this simple to use. It's light weight, clearly marked…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Ortik Heat-It

rated 5 of 5 stars I just got this new to the market stove shield but I am going to go out on a limb and call it an instant classic must-have for any extreme weather…
photo: Ortik Heat-It
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REI Lookout 40 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my first daypack and I couldn't be more pleased. After trying several on at REI this one felt right for me. The main cavity is very…
photo: REI Men's Lookout 40 Pack
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Exped DownMat 7 Pump

rated 5 of 5 stars I needed something better than the cheap blow-up air mat I've been using for camping during Summer, because I wanted to start winter camping.
photo: Exped DownMat 7 Pump
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MSR SuperFly

rated 5 of 5 stars I needed a new stove and was leaving on a trip that day so I picked this one up at REI. The stove worked great. Easy to setup and easy to carry.
photo: MSR SuperFly
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars I took the Vapor Trail on a 3-day, 27-mile trek in Shawnee National Forest. Trail-ready weight was 31 pounds. During the entire trip the suspension…
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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The North Face Him 35

rated 5 of 5 stars After camping in the North Face VE 25 (nice tent), I decided to try out the HIM 35 from NF. This tent is such a well planned out and built tent.
photo: The North Face Him 35
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La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have to give these boots mad props (yes I said mad props). Here's the story: I was stupid and had the brilliant idea of traversing Mt. Adams…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX
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Princeton Tec Quad Tactical

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent product. I spent considerable time researching headlamps. Liked the variety of Princeton Tec. My need as a deployed Army soldier was…
photo: Princeton Tec Quad Tactical
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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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Trangia Spirit Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I've made a few pop can stoves. They last a while but the Trangia will last many years. It is solidly built, and light for back packing. The…
photo: Trangia Spirit Stove
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Lowe Alpine TFX Cerro Torre 75+20

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this pack on a whim on Steep and Cheap. I normally would never buy a pack online without trying it on and testing it out at a store…
photo: Lowe Alpine TFX Cerro Torre 75+20
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars The VT is a very, very good pack. The pros and cons are well documented, and mostly accurate. This review will focus on just one factor: function.
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars Just in time for my UL Ozark Trail hike, Starbucks introduced, online and in a few urban markets, VIA instant coffee. I had a gift card to burn,…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Garmont Dakota

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I haven't actually used this boot, but I sell a lot of them to mostly happy customers. I have three points which may help prospective buyers…
photo: Garmont Men's Dakota
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The North Face Minibus 33

rated 5 of 5 stars Though a bit high priced for the average backpacker (beginners), this is the tent that you want to have. 1. The tent itself is almost 87 percent…
photo: The North Face Minibus 33
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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Unless it's in the laundry, this has been my go-to jacket for cooler days (55 degrees or cooler) here in Colorado Springs. I wear it mostly…
photo: The North Face Men's Apex Bionic Jacket
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Kelty Grand Mesa 6

rated 5 of 5 stars Normally I utilize smaller tents, but for a 2 week trip with my husband, we wanted a taller tent he would not have to crawl into, and that would…
photo: Kelty Grand Mesa 6
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Gregory Z65

rated 4 of 5 stars I just got this pack in March, and have only used it once so far, on a one-night snow-camping trip. The trudge up was only 2.5 miles, but had…
photo: Gregory Z65
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Glacier's Edge Hiker

rated 4 of 5 stars To much of my surprise, this is a true two person tube tent. 5 foot at the front, tapering down to 28" at the back. It is 7'6" long, and 38"…
 
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Jetboil 1.5L Cooking Pot

rated 5 of 5 stars I agree with 300Winmag. This is a truly innovative container! I use this when I go on trips with 2 or more, and it cooks up a wonderful meal.
photo: Jetboil 1.5L Cooking Pot
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MSR Hubba Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Probably one of the best 3-season tents I have ever owned. I’ve used it several times now including twice in early spring on Emory Peak in…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba
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Primus Express Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I agree that one of the other reviewers has gone off on a tangent: lightweight isobutane stoves vs. liquid fuel stoves. Before I describe my…
photo: Primus Express Stove
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Dragonfly is THE best simmering multi-fuel stove I've ever used. You can simmer so low that you can actually bake with it, which is one…
photo: MSR DragonFly
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Suunto X6M

rated 5 of 5 stars Suunto X6M Black Collection review. For the purpose of this review I will be using the Suunto Core as a reference since most are familiar with…
photo: Suunto X6M
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used this stove for 25+ years. It never fails and all the parts come apart if you need to fix it in the back country. I've pulled mine…
photo: MSR WhisperLite
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NEMO Losi 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars My friend and I are going cross-country backpacking, and after a long period of deliberation on which tents to get, we decided on the NEMO Losi…
photo: NEMO Losi 3P
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La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Over the past 16 years or so I’ve bought various boots that would fall into the UK category of ‘4 season’ (in the UK this refers to a…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX
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RailRiders X-Treme Adventure Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars I have hiked and trekked many trails all over the country. I bought a pair of RailRider X-treme Adventure pants a few months ago and by far,…
photo: RailRiders X-Treme Adventure Pant
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Gregory Baltoro 70

rated 5 of 5 stars I absolutely love this pack. I hike around Washington state often, and am usually up near some sort of high alpine lake. The straps on this…
photo: Gregory Baltoro 70
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 5 of 5 stars I think the review that gave these zero stars smells of pilot error. Walking downhill on ice with snowshoes takes a little practice (like walking…
photo: MSR Men's Lightning Ascent
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this tent for about a year now so a review is in order. This tent has seen Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks, Mount Whitney, Shenandoah,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
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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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Silva Ranger 15 CL

I am also one of those who owned one of the original Silva Type 15 'Ranger' compasses made in Sweden. I was completely happy with this compass…
photo: Silva Ranger 15 CL
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GSI Ultralight Dualist Cook System

rated 5 of 5 stars After my last hike where my pack was way, way too heavy and I had a bum knee from, I was ready to upgrade my one pot/lid and canister stove…
photo: GSI Ultralight Dualist Cook System
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I give the Mini-Trangia 28 4.5 stars, only because it needs a windscreen to truly be a complete stove. I made my windscreen out of an aluminum…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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Sierra Designs Convert 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Unable to find any reviews or stores that stock this tent I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase this tent on pro form. After setting…
photo: Sierra Designs Convert 2
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've been trying to figure out what type of stove to carry while backpacking. I checked out the canister stoves, esbit, and alcohol. I decided…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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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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ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Outfitter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Alps Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Pros: Heavy Duty Construction Excellent price/value Simple to erect Cons: Pin system for pole ends About me:…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Outfitter
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Vargo Triad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does exactly what it says. One of these reviewers does not know SQUAT on alcohol stoves. FYI, hold a match or lighter under stove for a few…
photo: Vargo Triad
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love it. Can't sleep completely flat, but I can get pretty close. Super easy to set up, no rocks in your back, perfect for slopes or uneven…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this on a whim, saw it on display and read the "how to and why for" and thought that it might be nice to relax in, providing I could…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent stove overall and a joy to use. I bought it used from a good source in great shape. I've had no problems with it at all and have…
photo: MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 5 of 5 stars After buying several tents for my solo trips over the last few years I ended up with a completely useless Eureka Skylite SUL. After spending…
photo: Hilleberg Soulo
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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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Integral Designs Siltarp1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My experience using the Siltarp is as a gear awning during climbing class outings, a rain shelter for a beach trip, and as my primary shelter…
photo: Integral Designs Siltarp1
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Bushbuddy

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent stove. But, remember, wood burning stove takes patience. Fuel needs to be gathered. Easiest lit when fire starters are used. It is…
photo: Bushbuddy
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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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Marmot Trestles 30

rated 3 of 5 stars These are my initial thoughts after one use so take it with a grain of salt. I will attempt to update this after further use. Also, I have the…
photo: Marmot Men's Trestles 30
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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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Dana Design K2 Longbed

rated 5 of 5 stars I have just completed walking across America in a large 'W' taking three years and 8,000 miles solo. I walked every step, deserts for a year…
 
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 5 of 5 stars INITIAL SHOPPING I was unsure of purchasing a boot over the internet in part due to the old adage of "try it before you buy it." Unfortunately…
photo: Scarpa Men's SL M3
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EMS Velocity 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 3-season bag. I decided to buy it mainly because of the small size and weight; it barely takes up any space on the trail. It…
photo: EMS Men's Velocity 35
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars I still remember the air mattress I used while camping as a child. It was very bulky, heavy and required a 3rd lung to blow up. Well, that air…
photo: Exped DownMat 7
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First Need Deluxe Water Purifier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used this purifier on dozens of hikes and multi-day trips, pumping water that was very dirty in appearance and dubious in quality. This…
photo: First Need Deluxe Water Purifier
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Brunton Vapor AF

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm very pleased with this stove so far. I have over 40 years experience backpacking, beginning with the Svea 123 and later the MSR 9a stove.
photo: Brunton Vapor AF
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