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Magellan eXplorist GC

rated 3.5 of 5 stars With easy operation, the Magellan eXplorist is a great GPSr for causal or regular geocaching. The Magellan eXplorist GC is a great addition…
Magellan eXplorist GC
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Garmin GPSMAP 62

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The GPSMAP 62 is a fantastic choice for geocachers in particular. Easy to use, rugged and waterproof, its only real weakness is the lack of…
Garmin GPSMAP 62
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Exped Air Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars With an innovative design, this pillow is not like other inflatable pillows. This little air pillow is in a class by itself, not at all like…
Exped Air Pillow
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Brunton 58 Kayak

rated 5 of 5 stars A standard for kayak navigation. Hands-free orientation is a must when kayaking, so forget the hand-held compasses used for hiking. Also, I…
Brunton 58 Kayak
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Garmin Oregon 400c

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An great GPS handheld for many purposes, most importantly paddle sports. I waited until this went on sale at West Marine and it turned out to…
Garmin Oregon 400c
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Eureka! Grand Manan Tour

rated 5 of 5 stars Love the space and design of this tent. It's so versatile. The vestibule gives you added room for lounging outside of your tent with screen…
Eureka! Grand Manan Tour
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars One of most innovative and popular accessories of recent times, the Alite Monarch Butterfly chair is a hot item that you'll probably want to…
Alite Monarch Chair
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Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar

rated 5 of 5 stars I will go without TP before I go without this pad. This is one of those iconic pieces of gear that came along and made the world a better place…
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar
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Black Diamond Speed 30

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent top loading pack with ample volume for overnight peak climbing adventures. Pack's carrying system makes the load very comfortable.
Black Diamond Speed 30
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Icebreaker Siren Bra

rated 5 of 5 stars So comfortable, packs small and light, dries fast, pricey but worth it. Perfect for low impact summer or winter sports. Looks great too. Love…
Icebreaker Siren Bra
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Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink

rated 3 of 5 stars Excellent choice for the backpacker, replace large tub you used when car camping. Folds up into small size. Neat rubberized lining really does…
Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars This filter works very well for 1 or 2 hikers, is incredibly light, and reasonably priced. At 3.5 oz you can't beat the weight. To operate this…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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Buck 110 Folding Hunter

rated 5 of 5 stars This is probably the most replicated model in the world, but nothing comes even close to the real deal. I do not know what they had used in…
Buck 110 Folding Hunter
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hennessy is of the elite of hammocks. Having slept in a Mexican hammock for a few weeks straight on vacation once, I figured that I could tolerate…
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Kelty Yellowstone 2

rated 3 of 5 stars This tent is a good buy for a three-season tent. It's on the heavy side by today's standards, but weighs less than our previous 1970's-era Gerry…
Kelty Yellowstone 2
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GSI Pinnacle Soloist

rated 4.5 of 5 stars About all a person needs for meals in the woods. I have a 15-year-old 'billy set' made by GSI out of anodized aluminum. It was very similar…
GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent, simple-to-use, never-can-go-wrong piece of gear. Use as your primary ignition source or as a back-up. I bought mine back when…
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini
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Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek

rated 5 of 5 stars I love these shoes so much I now have four pair in two colors and wear them almost all the time I need to have a shoe on. Man these shoes have…
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek
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Sierra Designs Sirius 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A well-ventilated, simple, inexpensive, lightweight dome tent. This tent was discounted nicely just when I was looking to switch to a free standing…
Sierra Designs Sirius 2
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Osprey Ace 48

rated 5 of 5 stars This is THE BEST kid's pack. The backpack is very well-built. It works best for kids ages 10-15. I am 15 years old. The pack fits good because…
Osprey Ace 48
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Snow Peak GigaPower Manual

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great product, and is an essential item on all of my trips. The stove is sturdy yet lightweight and is bombproof. The stove is easy…
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
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GoLite UltraLite 3-Season Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight quilt with exceptional warmth. I had been contemplating a quilt for a few years, but never really wanted to part with that much…
GoLite UltraLite 3-Season Quilt
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Contour ROAM

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Totally recommend this cam! Easy to use, lightweight and has many different ways to mount it. Just push the switch and it's on and shooting,…
Contour ROAM
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I love the options and weight of this tent, but the foot area needs a little work, and perhaps a slightly roomier vestibule. I used this tent…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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New Balance MT10 Minimus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great minimalist shoe. These shoes feel like they were made for my feet. I have relatively narrow feet but a wide toe-box. I also have fairly…
New Balance MT10 Minimus
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Astral Wondervest

rated 5 of 5 stars A great compact vest for paddlesports. I bought this used on eBay on a hunch that I would like the design...and I really have taken to it. I…
Astral Wondervest
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VauDe Snow Cloud 350 43F

rated 4 of 5 stars In short, all the details you'd find in much higher priced bags for an entry level price. This is a warm-weather bag though, so don't push your…
VauDe Snow Cloud 350 43F
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Alpina Lite Terrain

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For a lightweight, high mountain setup this bridges the gap between off-track ski touring and AT setups. Great for spring high mountain touring.
Alpina Lite Terrain
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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

rated 4 of 5 stars A unique design from a good company. I got this pack recently for pretty cheap through STP. I've been debating for a while whether to abandon…
Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki
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Vasque Breeze GTX XCR

rated 4 of 5 stars For how much support these shoes provide, they are super comfortable, very breathable, and surprisingly lightweight. Would def recommend these…
Vasque Breeze GTX XCR
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Stansport Star-Lite 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Low cost mesh covered, bathtub bottom, 2-man tent with fly. Same design as the Kelty Salida 2 but bigger, and only weighs one pound more. After…
Stansport Star-Lite 2
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High Sierra Appalachian 75

rated 5 of 5 stars Affordable, high quality, durable, roomy, comfortable pack. Let me start off by saying that I would definitely recommend this backpack. I purchased…
High Sierra Appalachian 75
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Brunton Raptor

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little stove. Easy to light and adjust flame. Very compact and durable. Yes, I would recommend it. I have burned through more than 30…
Brunton Raptor
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Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack rocks for carrying a heavy day-load, and carrying it well! The harness and Delrin rods distribute weight evenly and the shoulder and…
Deuter ACT Trail 20 SL
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ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter

rated 4 of 5 stars This tent is a bit heavier that the Extreme 3 having a thicker floor and wider zippers. These are an added bonus adding weather protection in…
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter
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EMS Profile Zip-off Pants

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A solid convertible pant. These are your straightforward convertible pants made from nylon and will take a beating and keep on kicking. I like…
EMS Profile Zip-off Pants
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This water filter is definitely the best thing going. I have been on numerous multi-person hikes and it keeps everyone in water no matter what…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars Big room in a small package! Finally, a lightweight tent that is redhead proof, bomb proof, and can withstand the unpredictable weather and…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Brunton Raptor

rated 5 of 5 stars Very solid for its size. Extremely small and lightweight. Fits great in my mess kit, and has been an extremely valuable addition to my technical…
Brunton Raptor
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Inov-8 X-Talon 212

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great off-road running shoes, lightweight, good fit, really nice to run in. Not so good if your runs involve longer sections on tarmac. The…
Inov-8 X-Talon 212
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prAna Stretch Zion Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pant to walk around downtown Portland, tackle the slots of Escalante, and climb a few pitches on El Cap. I've literally done everything…
prAna Stretch Zion Pant
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The most reliable, all weather backpacking stove on the market. Great in cold temperatures where most cannister stoves fail and field maintenance…
MSR WhisperLite
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Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag has down on top only with a sleeve beneath for pad. Never roll off again and lighter weight. Quality construction. We own two Lost…
Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars A nice warmer weather sleeping shelter, with rain and bug protection under three pounds. Can be set up in unusual terrain and gets you off the…
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
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Clif Black Cherry Almond Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars The best of the bunch, but still not great. Oh, Clif Bar! When I first started to get into hiking you were my GO TO bar. You had so many fruit…
Clif Black Cherry Almond Bar
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo

rated 5 of 5 stars A very light and versatile tarp tent that is roomy for two, and keeps out bad weather and bugs. This tarptent is a winner. It has two doors,…
Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great all-weather headlamp with variable output, dual beam shape, and red-light function. Good for hiking and up-close work in camp…
Black Diamond Storm
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Cabela's Alaskan Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars Absolutely bombproof family camping tent. I have been using this tent every year for myself, wife, and two kids since 2007. I have to say that…
 
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Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts

rated 4 of 5 stars Mountain Laurel Designs Rain Mitts are the go-to lightweight year-round mitten shells. Made from breathable eVent fabric these mitts will keep…
 
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Man, this thing sure is light...and comfortable! I recently upgraded from an old Thermarest self-inflating pad, which at the time I bought it,…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
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Hi-Tec Odyssey 65

rated 4 of 5 stars The Hi-Tec Odyssey 65 is a very good workhorse backpack. If you're thinking about getting into backpacking but aren't sure you want to fork…
Hi-Tec Odyssey 65
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Dagger Alchemy 14.0S

rated 4 of 5 stars My favorite new toy...a fun yak with all the features of a sea kayak. This boat is just a lot of fun, period. I have a higher-end fiberglass…
Dagger Alchemy 14.0S
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent! Warm and comfy! Light and compact to carry! I have two of these. One for me and my wife. We use them for both car camping and backpacking.
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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Soto Micro Regulator Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Burns hotter with a better flame than the PocketRocket. Burns better in colder temps and at altitude than the PocketRocket. Burns with a full…
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sawyer PointOne Squeeze Water Filter System is taking the hiking world by storm as more and more hikers are beginning to realize that for…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4 of 5 stars I have yet to find more comfort in sleeping rough than can be found on top of a NeoAir. The NeoAir changed my ability to sleep out in the wild.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape X

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are looking for the lightest fully enclosed one-piece solo shelter on the market, this is the one you should be buying. At 425 grams…
 
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Brooks PureGrit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This shoe is light, durable, and a beast on the trails. The only downside is traction when it gets wet. Honestly, I love my PureGrits so much…
Brooks PureGrit
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars The seva 123 is widely known as one of the most reliable stoves ever made and for good reason, they don’t break and most of them are still…
Optimus Svea
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Lifeline Alum Sport Utility Shovel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Lifeline Sport utility shovel may be sold at places like Fred Meyer and WalMart, but don’t let its cheap price fool you. This is an excellent…
Lifeline Alum Sport Utility Shovel
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REI Aegis Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The REI Aegis Jacket is a lightweight, packable soft shell, excellent as a shell in light rain and snow situations. The Aegis's waterproof hood,…
REI Aegis Jacket
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REI Candle Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars The REI Candle Lantern is a lightweight candle lantern that utilizes a self feeding candle system which burns off all excess wax, providing…
REI Candle Lantern
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REI Traverse Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars The REI Traverse pack is an excellent low cost daypack with many features one would usually find in a pack 2 to 3 times its price. With its…
REI Traverse Pack
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Lowa Baffin Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a field engineer and I wear these to work everyday. These are very comfortable. I feel in love with these because I wear the Tibet GTX…
Lowa Baffin Pro
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MSR BlackLite Classic Cookset

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR BlackLite cookset is a low priced entry model cook-set that does not disappoint. This cook-set includes: 1.5- and 2-liter pots, fitted…
MSR BlackLite Classic Cookset
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MSR Hoop

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great lightweight and spacious backcountry tent for two. I was the manager of a local gear shop in Flagstaff, Arizona (Four Season Outfitters).
MSR Hoop
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Klymit Static V

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great, lightweight, compact backpacking pad with all the comfort and none of the hassles. A few months back, I purchased Klymit's Static V…
Klymit Static V
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars This multi-tool has replaced every folding knife I have ever owned. Not only is it equipped with both, straight and serrated cutting blades,…
Leatherman Wave
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Granite Gear Stratus Latitude

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the most AWESOME pack I have ever had. I hike around 1000 miles per year on trails like the AT, PCT, NCT, etc... I go out for weeks…
Granite Gear Stratus Latitude
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Klattermusen Brede Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Hard shell for heavy use during autumn-winter-spring. If you don't mind the bits that fall off and want a jacket for many years, this might…
Klattermusen Brede Jacket
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Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking

rated 4.5 of 5 stars "Trail Tested" is a book aimed at providing a broad spectrum of advice on hiking and backpacking for the novice as well as seasoned hiker wanting…
Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 4 of 5 stars The Klymit Inertia X Frame pad is an exceptionally lightweight pad designed for long distance hikers, bike tourists, or other backcountry adventurers…
Klymit Inertia X Frame
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Katadyn Exstream XR Bottle Purifier

rated 4 of 5 stars Works great, simple design, reasonably priced. This is a basic, simple to use water treatment product that works very well. Treats even the…
Katadyn Exstream XR Bottle Purifier
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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best tasting foods they offer. Taste is really great, very light weight and super easy to make right in its own bag. This is one…
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef
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Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight helmet with an awesome fit. I have a larger head and ordered the M/L Half Dome and couldn't be happier with it. The fit is perfect.
Black Diamond Half Dome
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great bomb-proof shelter that weighs less than 5 lbs. Surprisingly easy to setup for a non-free standing tent. I purchased this tent…
Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great entry level pack for those who are thinking or planning on entering the world of Ultralight/Lightweight Backpacking. The 2012…
GoLite Jam 50L
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars If Chuck Norris had a camping stove it would be the Primus OmniFuel. Built like a solid tank! I've had this thing for seven years and I can…
Primus OmniFuel
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Trail Designs Gram Cracker

rated 5 of 5 stars This little titanium ESBIT/FireLite fuel tablet holder is simple, ultra light and actually increases the burning efficiency of fuel tabs. It…
Trail Designs Gram Cracker
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Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coleman LED Micropacker Lantern
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 3 of 5 stars Effectiveness: The water was clean, clear and tasted good. The bag definitely needs to be wiped off after filling and before squeezing...otherwise…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent pack for heavy or high volume loads. Very comfortable. Good for the long haul. I have used mine for canoe/hunt/fishing trips, hike/camping,…
JanSport D2
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Deuter Futura Pro 42

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable day pack with good balance, a built-in rain cover and a great vented back panel. This pack is IT! I bought it more than two years…
Deuter Futura Pro 42
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Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport

rated 4 of 5 stars It's not as weird as you think. These are comfortable multipurpose shoes. I picked these up on clearance from REI. One thing I'll say off the…
Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars Just about everything is perfect with this hammock. A comfortable night's sleep is only 3 minutes of set-up time away. Okay so I'm just going…
Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralight Asym
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TAD Ranger Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my go-to fleece, I've worn this fleece every fall, winter and early spring since I got it in 2008. It's made 2 trips to the middle east…
TAD Ranger Hoodie
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Eagles Nest Outfitters OneLink SingleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall, the entire sleep system is beautifully put together, although slightly cumbersome, but that's entirely understandable with most hammock…
Eagles Nest Outfitters OneLink SingleNest
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Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove

rated 5 of 5 stars After months of research and reading reviews, this was my first high end "barefoot" shoe and I could not be more pleased. I ran barefoot and…
Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove
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Five Ten Siren

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Rad low-volume shoe! I'm on my second pair of Sirens. As with all aspiring climbers, your first pair is never tight enough, and these stretched…
Five Ten Siren
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Merrell Barefoot Run Dash Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars With its thin sole, and design that (at least for me) prohibits any form of heel strikes, this isn't the best shoe for the inexperienced "barefoot"…
Merrell Barefoot Run Dash Glove
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Spyderco Tenacious

rated 5 of 5 stars I've owned the Spyderco Tenacious for more than a year now, I have zero complaints. I own several (read more than i can remember) knives, mostly…
Spyderco Tenacious
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Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great hammock. I got it as my first hammock after doing a ton of research on the various types of hammocks. The ENO SingleNest kept…
Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tarp I use a hammock and use this as my tarp. It is a good size and light weight. If you are looking to drop your pack weight, the best…
Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
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Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great alternative to Vibram 5-Fingers for people looking for a barefoot shoe. Finding the Merrell trail gloves was the result of a 2-year…
Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars Clearly a multitool fit for the gods. This phenomenal tool, clearly of Asgardian ancestry, has been sitting on the right hand side of my belt…
Leatherman Wave
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The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bombproof. The North Face Paramount Peak has been a great convertible pant. One reason I bought these in the first place is that they fit well.
The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant
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Old Town Vapor 10XT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great beginner kayak for flat water and occasional users. This is the XP model which adds a hatch cover. Otherwise the same as the Vapor 10.
Old Town Vapor 10XT
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Slumberjack Kepler +20°F

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great bag from a good company. Contrary to popular belief, it is warm and the quality merino wool does wick moisture away from your body. This…
Slumberjack Kepler +20°F
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Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Much more comfortable and cooler than hiking in shorts. I'm 6'3" 240 lbs with a 44 waist. XXL fit fine. XL was a bit too snug, although it could…
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt
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Cree 3 Watt Zoom Ultra Bright Headlamp

rated 5 of 5 stars Very bright. You can buy these with varying Lumens. Mine was advertised at 300 Lumens and it lives up to its brightness. Mine has Hi, Lo, strobe.
Cree 3 Watt Zoom Ultra Bright Headlamp
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