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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome Sauce. No more ants in your pants and hard rocks imprinting contour maps on your glutes. Pops together in seconds with no instructions…
photo: Alite Monarch Chair
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Square Hot Pad 8

rated 4 of 5 stars When using a white gas stove snow camping it's a problem to keep the stove from melting into the snow. This products seems to solve that problem.
 
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars The last lantern you'll ever need. Visible distance is as advertised. Even better if at an elevated position. I usually prop this using a hiking…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Mammut Genesis 8.5 mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike others I have seen, these don't tangle or get "ringlets" and after 6 years they're not…
photo: Mammut Genesis 8.5 mm
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Fjallraven Kajka 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I dub this "the best backpack ever" and show it off to everyone I can. It's so roomy, so sturdy and has so many features without being over…
photo: Fjallraven Kajka 75
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Kelty Grand Mesa 6

rated 3 of 5 stars Large size and easy setup are the good things about this tent. But it does have a few issues that could be easily remedied. I bought this as…
photo: Kelty Grand Mesa 6
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

rated 5 of 5 stars A great lightweight shelter that doesn't break the bank! For the past year, I've been looking for a lighter tent to replace my MH Lightpath…
photo: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 3 of 5 stars It is a decent camp light. It has good water resistance. The battery life on low is good. The lamp has been reliable. I bought this lamp to…
photo: Petzl Tikka 2
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Coleman Inyo 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, fairly light and compact when packed, and economical (if you can still find one!). Setup is pretty simple for a non-free…
photo: Coleman Inyo 2
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great small water filter! Excellent choice for any outdoor enthusiast that spends anytime in the back country. I've been using the MSR MiniWorks…
photo: MSR MiniWorks EX
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iPhone 4 Hiking Apps

rated 3 of 5 stars Tested three hiking apps for the iPhone 4 while hiking and found good and bad, the bottom line: there is more work needed to improve apps and…
 
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and simple. Over two years in use. Great simple bag. Reliable YKK main zipper. Plenty of room for "squirmers" and side/belly sleepers.
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Westcomb Focus LT Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The Focus LT Hoody with eVent's new DVL laminate is a very lightweight, waterproof, air permeable outer shell that is designed for fast and…
photo: Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the sharpest folding blade I own. The scissors can cut anything. The saw is amazingly sharp. I have been carrying this multitool for…
photo: Leatherman Wave
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Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro 45:55

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Lowe AirZone Pro is a lightweight internal frame pack that can serve a lot of different purposes. Because it has the "Airzone' back that…
photo: Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro 45:55
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REI Taj 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent has been the best piece of camping gear that we've ever owned. Period. I bought this tent in October, 2006 as a birthday present to…
photo: REI Taj 3
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Arc'teryx Arrakis 50

rated 4 of 5 stars A unique offering. Excellent waterproof qualities. Exceptional adjustability and the load transfer disc really is an incredible concept. I finally…
photo: Arc'teryx Arrakis 50
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Osprey Atmos 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the favorite of my ~12 backpacks. This is the pack I use for ultralight overnights or for cold-weather day hikes when I must carry water…
photo: Osprey Atmos 50
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Marmot Ether Driclime

rated 5 of 5 stars A truly phenomenal product. Years ago I bought a Marmot DriClime Jacket. It was too warm for me so I gave it to my wife. Finally Marmot came…
photo: Marmot Men's Ether Driclime
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Sierra Designs Cirro Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars An effective "Hybrid" jacket design using hydrophobic DriDown in the body and sleeves, with stretch-knit underarms for flexible fit, providing…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's Cirro Jacket
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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield

rated 5 of 5 stars I used thes pants at Philmont 70+ mile backpacking, I even fell in the rocks once and skinned my leg, the the pants didn't even tear. Overall…
photo: RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield
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Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

rated 3 of 5 stars I really like this hammock but I can see where there are strengths and weaknesses when compared to other companies selling similar products.
photo: Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 4 of 5 stars The Warbonnet Blackbird is an extremely comfortable hammock. I really enjoyed camping out in it. My wife loved it so much that she has now claimed…
photo: Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Looking for trekking poles with carbon fiber weight and aluminum strength? Look no further! New for 2013, the Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact…
photo: Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact
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Wild Things Custom Insulight Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Wild Things (WT for short) is offering its customers the opportunity to custom design a synthetically insulated jacket. This is a hard jacket…
photo: Wild Things Men's Custom Insulight Jacket
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Brunton 8099 Eclipse

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Loaded with features. Clineometer, bearing and back-bearing protractors, correctable for declination, comes with UTM grids for most major US…
photo: Brunton 8099 Eclipse
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Nimrod Pack System

rated 5 of 5 stars Nimrod Backpack System is one of the most versatile systems I've ever had the pleasure to backpack with. It's not only lightweight, customizable,…
photo:   Nimrod Pack System
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern makes excellent use of diffused light, compacts so that it won't accidentally turn…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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ULA Equipment AirX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A high-volume, stripped down backpack that can take a beating. Few features means low weight! This pack was made to be ultralight with comfort…
photo: ULA Equipment AirX
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Icebreaker GT 200 L/S Chase Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As a base layer, merino wool is truly exceptional. Icebreaker makes among the highest quality available, and the attention to detail is excellent.
photo: Icebreaker Men's GT 200 L/S Chase Zip
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little backpacking stove, both space and fuel efficiency in a clever, self contained package, but the best part is how fast it boils water…
photo: Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Black Diamond Gizmo

rated 5 of 5 stars This headlamp is easy to operate. It's bright enough to hike in the dark. It's a simple, no frills piece of kit that has never malfunctioned…
photo: Black Diamond Gizmo
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Gregory Makalu Pro 70

rated 4 of 5 stars The Gregory Makalu Pro is a tough, comfortable pack that can hold a lot of gear. It is designed for alpine adventures and boasts a slim profile…
photo: Gregory Makalu Pro 70
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a solid, waterproof, dependable shelter that is incredibly easy to setup. The 3P is good for 2 people who want a some extra room in…
photo: Marmot Limelight 3P
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Victorinox Swiss Army Fireman Rescue Tool

rated 5 of 5 stars It is the previous version of now famous Rescue Tool, the same utmost quality of Swiss manufacturing. The most amazing thing on not only for…
 
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Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z

rated 5 of 5 stars Great access to main compartment; comfortable; adjustable. Keeps your back dry. Excellent for overnight trips I use the Airzone Centro for flyfishing:…
photo: Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z
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UCO Clarus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A truly worthy replacement for the venerable UCO Candle Lantern. It's lighter, brighter, sturdier, safer, easier and has more uses. Although…
photo: UCO Clarus
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 4 of 5 stars The TarpTent Contrail is a good single-wall shelter that provides rain and bug protection. Very lightweight and roomy for one person. On a trip…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars High quality, durable, spacious, and easy setup. I am new to camping and backpacking, and to be honest, this is my first real tent other than…
photo: Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1
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Feathered Friends Snow Goose

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the mother of all high quality goose down sleeping bags. It is overbuilt in every regard. This bag will go to most any place on the…
photo: Feathered Friends Snow Goose
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Mountain Hardwear Dual Fleece Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect weight fleece, lots of features, good fit. I picked this fleece up on SteepandCheap for around $50, I couldn't pass it up at that price,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Dual Fleece Jacket
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Brunton Restore

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Restore is a compact, extremely rugged solar charger and back-up battery designed for small USB electronics like iPhones, androids, iPods,…
photo: Brunton Restore
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Exped Orion

rated 5 of 5 stars A true freestanding, 4-season tent with exoskeleton and tons of vestibule storage.     and sold me on this tent which I have owned for a…
photo: Exped Orion
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Vibram FiveFingers Lontra

rated 4 of 5 stars These aren't perfect (could be a tad warmer and more flexible), but I believe they are the best minimalist winter shoe you can find. I've been…
photo: Vibram Women's FiveFingers Lontra
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Mountain Climbing Gear Climbing Holds

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These holds are just the right texture, size, and shape for me. These holds are for my training woody which I built in my basement a few weeks…
 
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SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock

rated 3 of 5 stars Great product, but short-term life. The socks will be warm and comfortable, but only for about one season. I love these socks. They are comfy…
photo: SmartWool Women's PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
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Petzl Duo LED 14

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, semi-durable, and affordable headlight useful for a variety of things, especially caving. Can last a long time if well treated.
photo: Petzl Duo LED 14
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Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!

rated 5 of 5 stars Best survival book ever. It's a must-read for any outdoorsman. I would and have recommended this book to anyone in search of outdoor survival.
photo: Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!
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Power Pot The PowerPot

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought one on their Kickstarter last year, and boy was it worth the wait! I'm getting pretty respectable charge times with a simple MSR stove…
photo: Power Pot The PowerPot
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Tarptent StratoSpire 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 100% waterproof, two doors, two large vestibules. Trekking poles required. BOMB PROOF. Removable netting, bathtub floor. Puts up and takes down…
photo: Tarptent StratoSpire 2
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These are by far the best mountain boots ever conceived. The boots are of a very heavy leather that will last for better than a quarter century…
photo: Galibier Super Guide
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Brunton 10B Baseplate Compass

rated 4 of 5 stars Really good, basic compass for begining map readers. I think this is a really great compass for those just starting out in the outdoors, or…
photo: Brunton 10B Baseplate Compass
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Hillsound Trail Crampon

rated 4 of 5 stars Keeps you vertical on icy, frozen surfaces, providing you with the ability to get where you want to go when snowshoes are not the preferred…
photo: Hillsound Trail Crampon
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Mountain Hardwear Tempo Windstopper Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent mid-weight layer in winter hiking; wicking sweat perfectly and stopping wind well! Sizing is "athletic" (read small) and sleeves are…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Women's Tempo Windstopper Jacket
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is great. It's basically a 1-man castle! I have used this tent in all types of weather and never had any problems with it. Setup:…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT

rated 5 of 5 stars Rain proof, warm for Brazilian south highlands and only 2,6kg. Much better than famous brands. I recomended for everybody from Brazilian south…
photo: Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT
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Kako IceTrekkers Chains

rated 4 of 5 stars Great ice traction devices that does not cost too much. Best used for icy streets or light snow. I recently purchased a pair of Kako IceTrekker…
photo: Kako IceTrekkers Chains
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ExOfficio GeoTrek'r Long-Sleeve Shirt

rated 5 of 5 stars If you only have room to bring along one extra shirt — or can only wear one shirt to begin with — no matter where it is you are going, this…
photo: ExOfficio GeoTrek'r Long-Sleeve Shirt
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Exped Polaris

rated 5 of 5 stars Superbe tent in all respects save one: not much room for extended stays in tent during storms. The Polaris is a work of art-- eVent fabric means…
photo: Exped Polaris
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Garcia Backpackers' Cache

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Simple to use but, very large. This is everything you need in bear country. It has a lot of space, simple to use, and works great. However,…
photo: Garcia Backpackers' Cache
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4 of 5 stars Great little lantern for backpacking! Lightweight, compact, great light output. I bought this lantern from REI (in the green color) at the end…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Gregory Denali Pro 105

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As advertised. Well built heavy hauler. I bought this pack for a 10-day Dall sheep hunt in the Brooks Range. My main criteria were weight carrying,…
photo: Gregory Denali Pro 105
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Kayland Vertigo

rated 5 of 5 stars Very tough, extremely well made boot! Grippy aggressive tread, excellent ankle support. Warm enough for cold weather, will not overheat in summer!
photo: Kayland Vertigo
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GoLite Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 800 fill down jacket! Not too puffy, not too flat for high quality goose down. The Men's M/M is a perfect fit for 5'10"/160lbs.
photo: GoLite Men's Demaree Canyon 800 Fill Down Jacket
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Cassin Piu 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It is a good belay device, with a modern and well designed look. It has all the features you may expect from a versatile piece of gear. The…
photo: Cassin Piu 2
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Rab Latok Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Durable shell, great breathability! This product is made for people who USE their products, although stylish in town! Lots of adjustments, great…
photo: Rab Latok Jacket
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Outdoor Research Alti Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars If you absolutely need the warmest mitten available, these are the gold standard as far as I am concerned. The combination of a windproof/waterproof…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Alti Mitts
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Gregory Baltoro 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Everything but the kitchen sink. I had the Baltoro 70 for a couple years in the wrong size before I got this one. Despite the fit of my old,…
photo: Gregory Baltoro 75
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Vargo Titanium Ti-lite Mug (750 ml)

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good solo cooking pot/mug combo. Lightweight, tough, and plays well with others. I like it.  It holds water, it boils water over fire. Not…
 
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Chaco Z/2 Unaweep

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you don't mind a thick and somewhat weighty sole, then strap on the most comfortable sandal you've ever worn. I wish I had bought these years…
photo: Chaco Men's Z/2 Unaweep
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Icebreaker Anatomica Brief

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As near perfect as can be. Great fit, ideal support that's typically difficult to find, the moisture management of Merino wool and as comfortable…
photo: Icebreaker Anatomica Brief
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Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Was warm for a June summit of Mt. Rainier. Felt light on my feet and never had an issue with blisters or wetness. After considering plastic…
photo: Scarpa Men's Mont Blanc GTX
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NEMO Astro Air Short

rated 5 of 5 stars This non-self inflating sleeping pad/ mattress is light, packable and about as comfortable as a sleeping pad can get for its size and weight.
photo: NEMO Astro Air Short
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Osprey Kode 30

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A decent sidecountry pack, but a little too small for full-day backcountry tours. I have used this pack for a couple of seasons, mainly on backcountry…
photo: Osprey Kode 30
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Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink

rated 5 of 5 stars Stable, high capacity, high compressibility. I recommend two of these for an extended trip. This sink is a great addition to an extended trip…
photo: Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink
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Petzl Tikka Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Three ounces, three settings, and three cubic centimeters. Trifecta of portable, comfortable, efficient lighting. Great gift for curious kids.
photo: Petzl Tikka Plus
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very light 2-3 person tent. First impressions of the tent, and of BA customer service. This tent is uber-light. I found it at the REI garage…
photo: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
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Black Diamond I-Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best of the best. The I-Tent was i-awesome long before any glamorous media gadget. This is the alpha dog of two-person four-season…
photo: Black Diamond I-Tent
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 4 of 5 stars More tent than I expected for the price. Redesigned 2012 Canadian model has good improvements. I spent six months with the 2012 Spitfire (Canadian…
photo: Eureka! Spitfire 1
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Patagonia Torrentshell

rated 5 of 5 stars Hard shell jacket? Hardly. Get this jacket if you want it for one thing: torrential rain. This is my emergency jacket that sits in my scooter…
photo: Patagonia Men's Torrentshell
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Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought this jacket 10 years ago, and it has served me very well for ten full years of abuse. Multiple times I have slipped while stemming in…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket
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Osprey Stratos 34

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a well-made, well designed pack, designed to fit everyone from the slim lady to the more robust guy. It is the only pack I carried for…
photo: Osprey Stratos 34
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Harmony House Backpacking Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Harmony House Backpacking kit is a tremendous value, offering 3.5lbs of dehydrated food in small, resealable ziplock bags. This kit has…
photo: Harmony House Backpacking Kit
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La Sportiva Ganda

rated 5 of 5 stars Super-capable neo-approach shoes that climb “the gnar” and last 5000 miles of hiking. Put the Gandas on and do things you want to do. Forget…
photo: La Sportiva Ganda
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Power Pot The PowerPot

rated 5 of 5 stars True innovation, leave those batteries at home! Fire+Water=Electricity. That is the company motto of Power Pot, and they certainly delivered…
photo: Power Pot The PowerPot
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Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Nano Puff Pullover is a lightweight, windproof, water-resistant three-season jacket. It is made with 60 grams of highly compressible Primaloft…
photo: Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Pullover
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been camping for 40 years, and had numerous tents, but this hurricane defying, quality tent knocks spots off them all and it must be the…
photo: Hilleberg Akto
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars A great small canister stove that work in most 3-season activities, but that can be pushed to for season use for day or short trips. It is perfect…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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eGear Focus Control 200

rated 3 of 5 stars A bright light for a low price, but you get about what you pay for. The focusing is limited and the light a bit uneven. The low setting is a…
photo: eGear Focus Control 200
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Gregory Jade 60

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent choice for a female of short stature and abundance of space! I bought this backpack following extensive research as to which backpack…
photo: Gregory Jade 60
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GoLite Quest 50L

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple, inexpensive, quality, no-frills pack that carries like a dream. The ability of this pack to carry heavy loads is really surprising.
 
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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol

rated 3 of 5 stars Super light, but not very comfortable. This foam mattress is one of the most popular sleeping pads for ultra-lite backpackers, and for good…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 3 of 5 stars Most comfortable pad I've used. Durability may be a problem. What I love the most about this pad is that it's so comfortable. Despite my 230…
photo: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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GSI Pinnacle Soloist

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice pot that packs up small and fits your cooking gear inside. But the rest of the set sucks. After two years of use, I'm not very impressed…
photo: GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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The North Face Orion

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and compressible sleeping bag that won't lose insulation if wet. I was looking for a sleeping bag comparable to the weight and compressibility of…
photo: The North Face Men's Orion
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Big Agnes Fairview 1

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent. Great price. I admit I was hesitant at first because of the price, and the fact that I hadn't heard anything about it, but I trusted…
photo: Big Agnes Fairview 1
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Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat

rated 5 of 5 stars The Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat is a self-inflating seat that is great for taking a seat just about anywhere that needs a little cushion. It is a…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
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Coleman Crescent 15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great budget bag. It will keep you warm, and won't break the bank. The first thing I noticed when I pulled it out of the box is how sharp it…
photo: Coleman Crescent 15
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Mountain Hardwear EV 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Strong single walled winter tent. Lightweight, easy to set up, with good "livability" features. My wife and I have the EV2 and use it for multi-night…
photo: Mountain Hardwear EV 2
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Backcountry Access Tracker 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is such a simple transceiver to use. I'd recommend it for any recreational user. It's also commonly used by ski patrollers. This transceiver…
photo: Backcountry Access Tracker 2
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