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GoLite Quest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I ordered the Quest with the intent of lightening my entire pack load, including the pack itself. The Quest weighs in at just over 3 lbs, which…
photo: GoLite Men's Quest
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Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars In the 1980s, Opinel folding knives were a camping store fad in North America, and I fell for them hook line and sinker. Since then, I've always…
photo: Opinel No. 8 Folding Knife
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Coghlan's Camp Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars In the 1980s, Opinel folding knives were a camping store fad in North America, and I fell for them hook line and sinker. Since then, I've always…
photo: Coghlan's Camp Knife
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Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew

rated 3 of 5 stars After a combined 700 miles of hiking, backpacking, and trail running, the Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew and Mini Crew socks remained well constructed…
photo: Point6 Unisex Hiking Tech Medium Crew
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MSR Hubba Hubba

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my MSR Hubba Hubba from HumbleOutdoors for $237 w/free MSR Footprint MSR really perfected this design, which has yet to be surpassed…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this excellent headlamp for two seasons of New England AT section hikes in winter. I often find myself walking into the night. I…
photo: Petzl Tikka XP 2
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Therm-a-Rest ToughSkin

rated 5 of 5 stars I am Active Duty in the US Marine Corps. I purchased this pad a few years ago for trip to the Big Island of Hawaii for training due to the fact…
photo: Therm-a-Rest ToughSkin
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Mountain Hardwear Epic Gloves

rated 4 of 5 stars Good for wet, cool days I need some gloves for when its wet and not especially cold. These are it. Though they are a bad choice for sitting…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Gloves
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CamelBak Groove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The "Better Bottle" just got "Bestest". This is a natural evolution of Camebak's Better Bottle. The bottle itself is BPA free Tritan, so worry…
photo: CamelBak Groove
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Osprey Aether 60

rated 4 of 5 stars My Aether 60 is now 4 years old and has had a hard life through the Bibbulman track (1000km) 2008, Larapinta track 2009  and the whole AT…
photo: Osprey Aether 60
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove has never failed me. It may be a little heavier than other, newer stoves, but when it counts (like in the winter or other bad weather)…
photo: Optimus Svea
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've been using this stove for about a decade since a Coleman Peak1 died on a trip. These stoves really do simmer (stunning, from MSR). They…
photo: MSR DragonFly
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Optimus Svea

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

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this stove from REI over a year ago and have used it for work, backpacking, and kayaking. I also own a Soto Micro Regulator and…
photo: MSR WindPro
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Coleman Solo Cook Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars So I picked this up on a whim one day and thought it might be a good two pot system for cooking on stoves and coals.  If it got too messed…
photo: Coleman Solo Cook Kit
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SPOT Personal Tracker

First of all, it doesn't work unless you have wide open sky.  Perhaps if you are concerned about getting lost on a prairie this product may…
photo: SPOT Personal Tracker
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MEC Camper 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My girlfriend and her sister used the MEC Camper 2 for three and a half months bicycling across Canada. The tent is a bit small for me, but…
photo: MEC Camper 2
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Eureka! Spitfire 2

rated 4 of 5 stars I was excited when I received this tent as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago.  Unfortunately, I have only been able to use it twice since…
photo: Eureka! Spitfire 2
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Black Polyethylene Plastic Sheeting Tarp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am writing a review of a piece of plastic because it inspired me. I was recently backpacking with a friend in rain/snow conditions and when…
photo:   Black Polyethylene Plastic Sheeting Tarp
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Eureka! Tetragon 8

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We purchased the Tetragon 8 to replace an old store branded dome style Eureka tent from 1998. Overall, we are very happy with this tent. Our…
photo: Eureka! Tetragon 8
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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini

rated 5 of 5 stars The FireSteel Mini Emergency Magnesium Sparker is a must-have for any backpacking emergency kit. I never used mine until this weekend, but thank…
photo: Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Have had 2 pair for the past 6+ months. rotate them. Very comfortable and have stayed waterproof. My only complaint is that the soles wear too…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I have now had the Arc'teryx Theta AR for just shy of a year now. When I purchased it, I was looking for a shell that I could buy and keep/use…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
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The North Face Canyonlands

rated 5 of 5 stars Picked it up used, for my summer travels. I was having problems with the rainfly. It was sticky and the windows were cracking. I sent it into…
 
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The North Face Quartz 22

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I was sold on this tent for its design. It breathes very well and I haven't had a problem with condensation. A little under the fly at times,…
photo: The North Face Quartz 22
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Soto Micro Regulator Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Got the new Soto micro regulator this summer to try its stated ability to maintain output in cold/hot, and especially to maintain better heat…
photo: Soto Micro Regulator Stove
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Vargo Decagon

rated 4 of 5 stars I have about 300 trail miles hiking on the PCT, and about 300 miles of bicycle touring while using this stove. My thoughts are as follows: 1)…
photo: Vargo Decagon
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Tarptent Double Rainbow

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of, and the first of two, Henry Shire's tarptents I own. And I absolutely LOVE this tent when I want more room than my Contrail…
photo: Tarptent Double Rainbow
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Gregory Jade 50

rated 5 of 5 stars I owned both of the versions of this pack. The older version didn't seem to fit so well, and the hipbelt wasn't replaceable, like most of Gregory's…
photo: Gregory Jade 50
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Vasque Juxt

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent shoe. Just bought them and had 2 days to break them in for a hike up Long's Peak, Colo. They were flawless. Totally comfortable, durable,…
photo: Vasque Men's Juxt
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Biffy Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a weekend backpacker, enjoying solo excursions to a wilderness area near my home a few times a year. I haven't written a gear review before,…
photo: Biffy Bag
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Kelty Eagle 7850

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am active duty military (Army) and i bought this pack in 2007 during a rotation in Afghanistan. Let me start by stating that this pack is…
 
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A tent has a clear primary job—keeping you dry. The Firstlight fails miserably at this job. BD describes the fabric as “water resistant”…
photo: Black Diamond Firstlight
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Took this tent on a one-week backpacking trip to Yosemite this June. Overall, the tent itself performed fine: Easy to pitch, freestanding, plenty…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome jacket. I used it all last winter ice climbing and above timberline in brutal conditions in the mountains of NH. The material…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket
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GoLite Pinnacle

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great pack. Yes, it does weigh more than my GoLite Gust or Six Moon Sarlite (Also excellent packs) but the extra features and load…
photo: GoLite Men's Pinnacle
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Kelty Trekker 3950

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased my Trekker for a 300-mile thru-hike of the Long Trail in Vermont's Green Mountains. It was my longest backpack, I knew I'd be packing…
photo: Kelty Trekker 3950
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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I'll be very happy with this tent once I get used to it. I had to replace a big old dome tent destroyed last year by wind in the Dakota Badlands.
photo: Big Agnes Lynx Pass 4
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Gossamer Gear Squall Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been using the Squall Classic since 2007 and in its present condition I should be able to get quite a few more years use. For anyone…
photo: Gossamer Gear Squall Classic
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Gregory Reality

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pack ever! Great for week-long backpacking treks in the wilderness or train tours through Europe. The load rides very comfortably and the…
photo: Gregory Reality
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L.L.Bean White Mountain Pack

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

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

rated 4 of 5 stars Overview: The LMF (Light My Fire) Spork is made of heat resistant plastic, has a spoon head on one end and a fork on the other and the fork…
photo: Light My Fire Spork
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Chinook Twin Peaks Guide 6

rated 5 of 5 stars Chinook Twin Peaks Guide 6 Brief summary: I spent about a month researching different tents and even borrowed a few to try them out. I had my…
 
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Kelty Red Cloud 6650

rated 4 of 5 stars A big hauler when going big is the only option I have climbed Mt Adams and used this pack for most of the summer on other multi-day hikes this…
photo: Kelty Red Cloud 6650
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars This is by far the “BOMB.” De-caf or full strength it is awesome in taste and aroma. I buy the big pack of 12 and always have it with me…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Katadyn Base Camp

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought one of these for a trip to the Buffalo River and it worked great. Fill it up and let it go. We probably filtered 20 gallons of water…
photo: Katadyn Base Camp
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Asolo TPS 535

rated 5 of 5 stars A few points first. I always wear all-leather, have wide feet, am not worried about the weight (those are half the weight of my Gronells). I've…
photo: Asolo Women's TPS 535
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Mountain Hardwear Intention 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this pack, and actually got a great deal on it. $120 clearance, compared to the $300 usual. Great features: extending top for extra room,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Intention 75
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The North Face Aleutian 3S Bx

rated 2 of 5 stars I bought the bag for summer use in the Interior of Alaska... And woke up freezing every night that I used it, which is a pain when you have…
photo: The North Face Women's Aleutian 3S Bx
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Ruff Wear Palisades Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is awesome. By far the best I have ever used, and would never again use any other brand. This pack holds two 1-liter water bladders…
photo: Ruff Wear Palisades Pack
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MSR Titan Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars General Product Description: This is a .8 liter one-person cook pot. It has a rigid wire handle, a short spout, and a tightly fitting lid. Bottom…
photo: MSR Titan Kettle
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MSR Mo Room 3P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Unlike one reviewer on this site, I actually purchased and have used this product before reviewing…novel concept. First let me say that I…
photo: MSR Mo Room 3P
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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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