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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this expensive pad to help me sleep, as I don't sleep well on the trail. The pad took longer than I expected to blow up and was a chore…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars update 7-17-2013: After 3 years of using this stove for group backpacking trips as well as car camping with the family I would like to say this…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Under ideal conditions - i.e. practicing with it using my tap water - it did work great. Very fast, easy to pump, lightweight, the back flushing…
photo: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased an MSR E-Wing Shelter/Tarp and couldn't be happier with it! I trawled the internet searching for some information and a…
photo: MSR E-Wing
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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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Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bladder for my wildlife research job that requires long hikes every day in the Canyonlands of Utah. Ten times better than any…
photo: Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir
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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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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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NRS Pilot Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: NRS Pilot Knife
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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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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle all rolled into one. So perfectly evolved the TNF has been making it for 20 years or something.
photo: The North Face VE 25
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ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking high and low for a good one-man tent. I was about to buy the Spitfire by Eureka. Then my Dad who is an avid backpacker told me…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Black Diamond's Orbit lantern: Enjoy!
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this after realizing my 2xte was better suited as a solo (for me.) Everything I have stated (my review of the 2xte) holds true for…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE
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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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Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars A great entry level tent if you are going to split the load with a hiking companion. If you are carrying this yourself look elsewhere. There…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE
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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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Ruffwear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Of course, as I often am w/ K9 products, I was skeptical at first. My concerns were soon gone. This pack fits well on my medium sized terrier…
photo: Ruffwear Approach Pack
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Just a note to mention as of 4/8/16 this is still my favorite pack and stand by my review below.  I purchased the Vapor Trail for its…
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 2 of 5 stars I am a lifetime La Sportiva loyalist, however, the Trango Prime fell short on performance in my opinion. This spring on an attempt on the Liberty…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Prime
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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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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent! Summary: Unique options for using the fly (folded half back over one "room", or folded half way up for shade/rain protection with…
photo: REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars I liked hammocks. I liked camping. I couldn't get completely comfortable in standard non-spreader bar hammocks due to the arc that exists even…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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NEMO Losi 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent a few weeks ago, for a camping trip I will be going on in Congaree National park in South Carolina. However the weekend after…
photo: NEMO Losi 2P
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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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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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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You will amaze your friends with how quickly it boils water, although you may not be able to hear their "oohs" and "aahs" over the burner roar.
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars This set is great for the money. It weighs about half of a pound, and has a very strong non-stick coating. It is very small, and just enough…
photo: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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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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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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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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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So I just got this tent the day I was going on a trip and pretty much tested it in every Canadian summer condition. I usually steer towards…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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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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Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I gave this jacket 5 stars only because there was no 6 star option. I’ve owned several mountaineering jackets a couple of which were made…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Mentor Jacket
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my Tadpole in 1994. It's the only piece of my travelling kit remaining from then. I've cycle toured in S.E. Asia extensively, France,…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I had been using a pair of Yaktrax Pro traction devices for winter trail running and was fairly pleased with them. However, this winter I got…
photo: Kahtoola MICROspikes
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The best stove to-date. This little puppy ignited first time immediately. Even when playing around adjusting the flame and the flame went out,…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars This is not just a sleeping bag. It is a complete, all-conditions sleep system. Having looked and looked for a huge down bag to keep me warm…
 
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Princeton Tec Apex

rated 2 of 5 stars Eight people used the Apex on an expedition to Papua New Guinea to explore remote caves. Upon receipt of the headlamps several of them were…
photo: Princeton Tec Apex
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say about Western Mountaineering, I first heard about these products through an online talk group and I must say I'm impressed. To…
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Hennessy Hammock Hennessy vs. Clark

rated 4 of 5 stars I switched over to hammock camping a couple of years ago. I have several tents and 2 Hennessy Hammocks and a Clark Jungle Hammock. I love them…
 
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Hilleberg Nallo 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Where do you want to be if you're exposed in nasty weather? Try a Nallo 2. After using this tent in varied conditions for about half a year,…
photo: Hilleberg Nallo 2
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Icebug Insoles FAT Medium

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Really supports the arch well. Works well with large volume footwear. An effective replacement for inadequate footbeds. The Swedish company…
photo: Icebug Insoles FAT Medium
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ESEE Knives Junglas

rated 4 of 5 stars A durable large blade for wood processing. The ESEE Junglas is a beast of a knife. Its superb heat treat means that the knife can take a beating…
photo: ESEE Knives Junglas
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L.L.Bean Trail Model Fleece Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a review of the Hunter Orange version of the basic fleece jacket, which has held up very well for two years (and counting). Its bright…
photo: L.L.Bean Men's Trail Model Fleece Jacket
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Matador Camera Base Layer

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a camera case designed to protect the camera being used by active photographers. I have summer/canoe protection for my camera, but when…
photo: Matador Camera Base Layer
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Merrell Grassbow Air

rated 5 of 5 stars My knees get tired long before my feet do with these shoes on. Fit This shoe fits me like a glove. Err... not like a Vibram, but seriously I…
photo: Merrell Men's Grassbow Air
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Sawyer MINI Water Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very light water filter with adequate flow if you're focused on minimizing the base weight of your pack. I have been focused on getting…
photo: Sawyer MINI Water Filter
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Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket — warmer than Luke Skywalker sleeping in tauntaun guts (but without the smell). I bought my Rab Neutrino…
photo: Rab Men's Neutrino Endurance Jacket
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enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation

rated 5 of 5 stars This product is great for ultralight backpacking. It weighs nothing, packs down to nothing, and is a true three-season quilt. I find that the…
photo: enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation
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Timberland White Ledge Mid Waterproof

rated 5 of 5 stars I love these boots. I started training in these boots and then broke my foot and was in another kind of boot for the next 6 weeks. I then was…
photo: Timberland Women's White Ledge Mid Waterproof
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Bushcraft Outfitters 10' x 10' Tarp

rated 5 of 5 stars A "bomb-proof" tarp best used as a hammock or ground shelter. Not UL, but what you give up in weight, you gain in versatility and durability.
photo: Bushcraft Outfitters 10' x 10' Tarp
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La Sportiva Ultra Raptor GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These shoes are great for trail running and hiking in rocky areas. They are by far the grippiest shoes I have worn, and they seem to have good…
photo: La Sportiva Women's Ultra Raptor GTX
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Durango Dog Company Roving Watering Bowl

rated 5 of 5 stars Multi-purpose dog bowl! Holds everything I need for a short walk or long hike with my dog! Very comfortable cross-strap makes it the ideal go-to…
photo: Durango Dog Company Roving Watering Bowl
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Coghlan's Fire Paste

rated 4 of 5 stars I wouldn't hesitate to carry it again and have my grandson carrying/using it now. I used it many times in some rough, cold, and windy conditions.
photo: Coghlan's Fire Paste
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STABIL Stride

rated 4 of 5 stars These lightweight telescoping poles are highly adaptable and adjustable. They performed well and were very easy to transport in carry-on or…
photo: STABIL Stride
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Gregory Baltoro 65

rated 5 of 5 stars I’ve crossed around 1,000 miles over the past six months with this pack, carrying an average weight of 36 pounds. I could never imagine a…
photo: Gregory Baltoro 65
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REI Dash 2 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I found this to be a great very light, low cost tent that is great for the solo hike and can fit two in a pinch. I purchased this tent on closeout…
photo: REI Dash 2 Tent
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Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 2 DP

rated 4 of 5 stars Great and solidly built, three-season, general-purpose backpacking tent. Would be better with a few minor improvements. This is my third Mountain…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 2 DP
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Brunton TruArc 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good backcountry compass made to handle abuse! Good compass for backcountry travels where a compass may be subjected to some abuse. Rubber boot…
photo: Brunton TruArc 20
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New Balance Leadville v3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a good very lightweight trail running and light backpacking shoe and I would recommend this shoe to people looking to lighten up their…
photo: New Balance Leadville v3
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SIGG Thermal Bottle 1.0 Liter

rated 5 of 5 stars Have my 1L for about 10 years now and it still hold hot warm drinks for 24 hours, if you pre-warm it. Best for backpacking, mountaineering in…
photo: SIGG Thermal Bottle 1.0 Liter
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Eureka! TCOP

rated 5 of 5 stars Eureka! TCOP (Tent, Combat One Person) military issue in woodland camo. I was working a side job for a guy in Oregon that owned a military…
photo: Eureka! TCOP
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Vasque Sundowner GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Solid leather, mid-ankle hiking boot. I first acquired my Sundowners in 2003, and immediately loved them. In fact, they were so comfortable,…
photo: Vasque Women's Sundowner GTX
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Coghlan's Squeeze Tubes

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A backpacker's classic, these reusable food tubes are great for viscous foods like smooth peanut butter, honey, or jam. Their weakness is the…
photo: Coghlan's Squeeze Tubes
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ALPS Mountaineering Sundance 6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The ALPS Mountaineering Sundance 6 is a very solid choice for a family sized car camping tent. I am very pleased with mine. I purchased the…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Sundance 6
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Camillus Trench Pocket Tool

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A 5-feature tool that won’t break the bank, but has some flaws to consider. Conditions: I’ve used this 4.75 oz. (135g) multi-tool for a…
photo: Camillus Trench Pocket Tool
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Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Great long distance hiking shoe for lightweight and reliability. Ideal for people with back issues that wish to have supportive, lightweight…
photo: Salomon Men's X Ultra 2 GTX
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Firebox Gen2 Titanium Folding Firebox Nano

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra light and portable multifuel stove that is a breeze to set up and pack up. It can fit in a shirt pocket and be set up in less than a minute.
photo: Firebox Gen2 Titanium Folding Firebox Nano
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NRS PackRaft

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Excellent product for getting into packrafting. Durable, easy to inflate, fine for short paddle trips away from roads. Too bulky to carry on…
photo: NRS PackRaft
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Primus Omnilite TI

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight but true expedition-grade stove for use on numerous types of fuel, regardless of the country where you are. In the meantime it’s…
photo: Primus Omnilite TI
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A high quality, well engineered, lightweight, reasonably priced solution for keeping warm and cozy during cool nights in a hammock. Highly recommended…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember 2
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Mystery Ranch T-100

rated 5 of 5 stars Best well built and comfortable pack you will ever find. First, let me say that this is one great comfortable well built pack. The way this…
 
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REI Trail Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars An REI version of the Crazy Creek original chair, the Trail Chair is relatively lightweight and rugged. It supports my aging lower back, fits…
photo: REI Trail Chair
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Salomon X Ultra Prime

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight trail runner style shoe. Super grippy. Comfy right out of the box! In my quest for the perfect shoes, I tried these. From the start…
photo: Salomon Women's X Ultra Prime
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Hilleberg Kaitum 3 Footprint

rated 5 of 5 stars It doesn't seem like a footprint should get its own review, but even the Hilleberg footprints are worthy of review. They are super well fitting…
photo: Hilleberg Kaitum 3 Footprint
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Source Widepac Hydration System

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Source Widepac 2L Hydration System is a functional and fully-featured hydration system. The product promises a virtually maintenance-free…
photo: Source Widepac Hydration System
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L.L.Bean Sit Backer Canoe Seat

rated 4 of 5 stars Yes, my somewhat indulgent, lazy paddling canoe seat! I really do like it, though, and it is nice to have on those days when I may want to recline…
photo: L.L.Bean Sit Backer Canoe Seat
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Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short

rated 4 of 5 stars These shorts excel as the temps rise, with no riding, no chafing, and no cause for excessive sweating. The hybrid waistband stands out as simple…
photo: Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short
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Esatto Classic Hiker

rated 2 of 5 stars If you are considering Esatto because you want quality boots, you can get top quality at 1/3 Esatto’s prices. If you are considering Esatto…
photo: Esatto Men's Classic Hiker
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 4 of 5 stars The Osprey Exos 58 is a great lightweight backpack for thru-hiking. I used the older model on multiple long hikes before it began to wear out.
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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MSR WindBurner Coffee Press Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A French press add-on to the Windboiler 1.0 liter pot, stows nicely inside and make a gourmet brew. The Windboiler Coffee Press kit is a nifty…
photo: MSR WindBurner Coffee Press Kit
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Rite in the Rain All-Weather Memo Book No. 374-M

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been using these memo books for years for work and as a trail journal. The book is bomb-proof as far as weather and wear/tear are concerned,…
photo: Rite in the Rain All-Weather Memo Book No. 374-M
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Chaos Stratus Sombrero

rated 4 of 5 stars Huge brim gives great sun and rain coverage. Floatable brim makes it a perfect for paddle sports. Adjustable for a perfect fit. If you spend a…
photo: Chaos Stratus Sombrero
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Hoka Challenger ATR

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Hoka one one Meta-Rocker totally changed my training and hiking experience by relieving pain and neuropathy in my right foot. Super cushiony…
photo: Hoka Men's Challenger ATR
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Timberland Euro Hiker

rated 4 of 5 stars These boots are excellent for hiking in the mountains or the high desert. They required no break-in period and offered exceptional comfort and…
photo: Timberland Men's Euro Hiker
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Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter

rated 4 of 5 stars A quick easy water filtration bottle. Scoop and drink treated water directly from the bottle or squeeze water through the filter into another…
photo: Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter
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Meindl Nordic 3-Pin Backcountry Leather Ski Boots

rated 5 of 5 stars Telemarking is not dead and neither are these boots. Incredible value for money, these boots have lasted me over 30 years. Not much of my gear…
photo: Meindl Nordic 3-Pin Backcountry Leather Ski Boots
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Wilderness Experience Latok

rated 5 of 5 stars The Latok was the first non-quilted Gore-Tex sleeping bag ever made. I designed it for Jim Donini's expedition to Latok 1 in Pakistan in the…
 
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Chaos Summit Pack-it Hat

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight, packable sun hat for the beach, hiking, or backpacking. Good breathability and sweatband. This has been a good hat for sunny…
photo: Chaos Summit Pack-it Hat
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KidCo PeaPod

rated 4 of 5 stars Portable tiny shade providing tent for napping children. Works great at the crag. This is one of the best things we got when we had a kid. Every…
photo:   KidCo PeaPod
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ZPacks Zero

rated 4 of 5 stars The Zpacks Zero is a frameless, ultralight, customizable pack made of Cuben Fiber. Consisting of only a pack body and shoulder straps, to begin…
photo: ZPacks Zero
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Lowa Weisshorn GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile mountaineering boot with good performance that won't break the bank. Good for general mountaineering. This boot does a lot of things…
photo: Lowa Men's Weisshorn GTX
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Marker F10 Tour

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light-ish frame style tour binding for the rest of us. My first tour bindings. I ski 80% in bounds so solid downhill performance is important…
photo: Marker F10 Tour
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Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D.

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Where have these been all my life? These are my first brand new boots and the first I have bought online. I must admit I was worried about the…
photo: Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D.
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Line Skis Mastermind

rated 4 of 5 stars Great short, light skis for skinning and riding most conditions. These skis came to me via Craigslist. They had been purchased and mounted with…
photo: Line Skis Mastermind
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Rab Continuum Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars The perfect high mountain backpacking down jacket. There is almost nothing better than backpacking in the Sierra in late summer/early fall when…
photo: Rab Men's Continuum Hoodie
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NEMO Blaze 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great UL tent for two people. IMO better than Big Agnes or other ULs. Just  back from a 4-day trip with this tent and I'm very impressed. The…
photo: NEMO Blaze 2P
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Filson Tin Packer Hat

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Great hat that lasts a lifetime (lifetime meaning until material fails). I have had my hat for about a decade and I have loved it. That is a…
photo: Filson Tin Packer Hat
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