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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Mountain Hardwear 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…
Salomon 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…
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…
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…
REI 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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
La Sportiva 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…
Princeton Tec Quad Tactical
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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…
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…
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.
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,…
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…
Garmont 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…
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…
The North Face 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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
MSR 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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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:…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Marmot 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.
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…
Scarpa 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…
EMS 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…
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…
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.
Brunton Vapor AF
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Limmer Light-Weight

rated 5 of 5 stars This all-leather hiking boot is comfortable, stable, durable, yet not super-heavy. I love it as an all-around hiking boot. It is well-suited…
Limmer Light-Weight
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Ortik Heat-It

rated 5 of 5 stars I've bought one at the OR 2007 in Salty Lake but I think they also sell it by e-mail. I've used it with my MSR PocketRocket and it worked perfectly.
Ortik Heat-It
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 2 of 5 stars While some may consider the Firstlight a desirable tent for summer alpine nights, having almost 31 years under my belt guiding in the Rocky…
Black Diamond Firstlight
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Western Mountaineering Cloudrest

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Cloudrest was named Trailspace's Pick for Backpacking Comfort in our “Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison.”…
Western Mountaineering Cloudrest
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Jetboil Coffee Press

rated 5 of 5 stars Works well as a coffee press for ground coffee. The screen that is used as the "filter" works great. However, it is attached to a cheap-plastic…
Jetboil Coffee Press
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Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars I currently own a number of vintage Optimus and Primus stoves. I have been around them and used them since the early 70s, camping with my family.
 
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Optimus Nova+

rated 5 of 5 stars A superb stove, probably the best currently available on the market. I began serious backpacking in the 1960s using the Optimus SVEA 123 stove.
Optimus Nova+
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Deuter Trans Alpine 30

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack for hiking in Israel due to its side pockets which can hold large bottle of water! You can also add a hydration system. The…
Deuter Trans Alpine 30
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MSR Denali Ascent

rated 2 of 5 stars They are great while they work...mine broke recently. I've had a pair of these for about 5 years. I use them for maybe 2 or 3 trips a season.
MSR Denali Ascent
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GSI Extreme 11" Wok

rated 5 of 5 stars Barb and I have done lots of stir-fry over the years, usually with our heavy iron wok (too heavy for backpacking!), but sometimes making do…
GSI Extreme 11" Wok
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars I am about to purchase the second one - I lost the last one in a divorce and she was right to demand it! This tent saved me on several occasions…
The North Face VE 25
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Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Price Paid: $225 at ebay Summary: You're paying for the technology, a top of the line outdoor jacket, and of course, the brand name. It's clearly…
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product. Over the past few years my Therm-a-rest(s) just weren't as comfortable as I'd like for a good night's rest. (Has global warming…
Exped DownMat 7
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Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome crampon. Stiff enough to front-point in, but still enough flex for walking on a glacier. The powder coating comes off if you use them…
Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip
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Petzl Nomic

rated 5 of 5 stars I'll preface the five star rating by saying that I have never owned an off the shelf ice tool that performed this well without any modifications.
Petzl Nomic
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EMS Velocity 35

rated 4 of 5 stars Have had this bag for two seasons and spent more than 80 nights in it. Temperatures ranging from 18 to 65. Most recently have used it from Sept…
EMS Velocity 35
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this stove after doing some comparisons of other iso/but stoves. The Classic Trail was bought for quickie weekend get-aways when weight…
Primus ClassicTrail
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4 of 5 stars Had my DragonFly for almost eight years now and it's simply amazing. It's very easy to use, stores very nicely in my MSR Alpine cookset and…
MSR DragonFly
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4 of 5 stars Brilliant little stove! Weighs next to nothing, uses renewable fuel, and cooks only a bit slower than a gas-burner. I would only suggest that…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 5 of 5 stars The little stove that could. I was surprised how small it is, compared to the T-25, but the performance cannot be beat. The stove might be slower…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Granite Gear Latitude Vapor

rated 5 of 5 stars I was in Boone, N.C., several months ago skiing and I stumbled into the Mast General Store. Prior to leaving on the trip I had ordered a brand…
Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4 of 5 stars I had my DragonFly since the month it was released. Have had good luck with stove in the cooking department. Do not like the fact that the stove…
MSR DragonFly
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my hammock. Best sleep on the trail comes in a hammock. Only problem is you can't curl up next to your significant other in a hammock.
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars As an aging camper who has rediscovered mountaineering I needed a warm pad that also supported my frame well so I could sleep easy. I hiked…
Exped DownMat 7
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 3 of 5 stars Although I own several shelters (Noall Serenity, Sierra Designs Lightning, Walrus Trekker Tarp, Black Diamond Megamid, Golite Cave, Bibler Pinon)…
Wenzel StarLite
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Sierra Designs Light Year CD

rated 5 of 5 stars I got this tent for a month long backpacking trip (Long Trail). My group only lasted for 12 days, and I went home with the last of them, as…
Sierra Designs Light Year CD
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Marmot Helium

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is awesome. It's light, compressible, big and warm. I have used this bag where it has gotten down to 7 degrees at night and I have…
Marmot Helium
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Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought the 8099 Eclipse after having owned other more traditional compasses. I have the 'Pro' Model which is identical to the standard 8099…
Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse
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Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars Overview: The Katadyn Hiker Water Filter is a portable water filter suitable for extended outings in the wilderness. It is rated to filter out…
Katadyn Hiker
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 4 of 5 stars I got everything as advertised. Number one, the weight: _including_ ground cover and minimum stakes (6) this tent is under 4 lbs. Number two,…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Marmot Titan

rated 5 of 5 stars The Titan is very airy and well-ventilated. It's a little on the heavy side for a two-person tent, mainly because of the fly, but it's well…
Marmot Titan
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Blacks Arctic Guinea ridge tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Mentioned this tent in my review of the Blacks Mountain tent. When I bought the Mountain tent for a ridiculously low price in a sale in 1969…
 
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GoLite Breeze Pack

rated 1 of 5 stars One of the first commercially produced ultra-light packs. Personally, I don't understand why this pack is so popular. People talk about it being…
GoLite Breeze Pack
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The best mountain boots ever made. The design allows for great edging power on alpine rock. With insulated over-boots I have used these with…
Galibier Super Guide
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Have used this tent for about six nights so far, winter conditions, in wooded area as well as open and breezy conditions in a snowstorm. Temps…
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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