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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

rated 3 of 5 stars In general, the product performed as expected. I wanted a quick, lightweight method to purify water that didn't take up a lot of space in my…
photo: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
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Granite Gear Pack Stuffer

rated 5 of 5 stars This makes life in my Vapor Trail great! I imagine the shape would fit most GG packs and a ton of others. It stores food, clothes, tent and…
photo: Granite Gear Pack Stuffer
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Primal Spirit Primal Strips

rated 5 of 5 stars Staying vegetarian on the trail just got easier! A great source of protein and sodium with great taste and meat-like texture. I can't leave…
photo: Primal Spirit Primal Strips
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Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars After four years of hard use, indestructible and indispensable. In Canada this is the 800ml bottle. Mine's tan, except where it's been scratched,…
photo: Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic
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Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket is a great three-season jacket made of 800 fill down and 10 denier ripstop nylon. It is impressively warm…
photo: Patagonia Women's Ultralight Down Jacket
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GSI Infinity Insulated Mug

rated 4 of 5 stars The GSI Infinity Insulated Mug is my go-to backpacking cup. It is lightweight, sturdy, insulated, and has a lid. I use it for hot chocolate,…
photo: GSI Infinity Insulated Mug
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Bosavi Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, compact, rugged, powerful and full-featured LED headlamp with a brand new design, sporting an internal rechargeable battery. Red and…
photo: Bosavi Headlamp
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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well built and light (5.5 oz) cook set that can be used for one or even two people. Works great for boiling water for dehydrated meals. Opening…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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U.S. Armed Forces MOLLE Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Extremely efficient weight transfer to the hips. Very high capacity. Good system called PALS for adding pouches to make items more convenient…
 
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Salomon Exit Peak Mid GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Great, lightweight hiking boot, but not for loads heavier than a day pack. Long lasting outsole and greatly improved with aftermarket insoles.
photo: Salomon Men's Exit Peak Mid GTX
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Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light

rated 5 of 5 stars Best flashlight I ever owned. This Gerber flashlight produces a very even field of illumination which makes it a joy to use.  Because the field…
photo: Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light
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Mammut Trea Guide 40+7

rated 4 of 5 stars A good pack for ski mountaineering. Durable material, nice equipement-specific features and comfortable carry system. Recommended for women…
photo: Mammut Trea Guide 40+7
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Arc'teryx Naos 55

rated 5 of 5 stars Most rugged, waterproof, reliable backpack I've ever seen. I hate to write a review on a backpack that isn't made anymore by Arc'teryx (2013).
photo: Arc'teryx Naos 55
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GizzMoVest EVA Case

rated 4 of 5 stars An inexpensive option for expensive electronics, the GizzMoVest is a lightweight durable enclosure designed to protect your GPS from the perils…
photo: GizzMoVest EVA Case
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo (e)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent shelter for an extended backpacking trip. Simple, lightweight protection from the elements and bugs. Lunar Solo from Six Moon Designs…
 
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Princeton Tec Fred

rated 5 of 5 stars This headlamp does everything I need it to! This is the 4th headlamp I've owned, and is hands down, the brightest, by far. I was torn between…
photo: Princeton Tec Fred
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REI Quarter Dome T2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to set up, quality construction, relatively light, little condensation. Purchased as my first backpacking tent a few years back. Hard choice…
photo: REI Quarter Dome T2
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Olfa Touch Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars Small, very light, very sharp and all you really need––in my opinion, so far...we'll see. Let’s talk about knives and cutting things,…
photo:   Olfa Touch Knife
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Sierra Designs Revival 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome pack. Excellent balance between lightweight pack and ability to carry a heavy load comfortably. Fulcrum single stay suspension moves…
photo: Sierra Designs Revival 65
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Five Ten Canyoneer

rated 4 of 5 stars These shoes by far have the best sole of any canyoneering shoe on the market. This shoe undeniably has the best traction of any shoe designed…
photo: Five Ten Canyoneer
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Adidas Hydro Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a quality shoe that is well worth the price if you can keep the sand out of the zipper. After months of use they show very little wear…
photo: Adidas Hydro Pro
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Snow Peak Mini Hozuki

rated 5 of 5 stars Bright, Light, and TIGHT! Range: Lit up my tent like a battlefield. Not being a focused beam, it doesn't throw light far. But you can probably…
photo: Snow Peak Mini Hozuki
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CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Topo map GPS navigation program for Android phones. Download maps in advance from various map sources, or custom source and use them in realtime…
photo:   CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android
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Optimus Terra Solo Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great solo-sized two pot set for lightweight, compact backpacking. Easily fits a small fuel canister, mini stove, and lighter inside. Nice mesh…
photo: Optimus Terra Solo Cookset
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome set. I have used this on every backpacking trip I've gone on for the past year and a half and really like it. I had to modify my MSR…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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NEMO Meta 1P

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, easy to set up. Roomy. I'm 6-1, so I wanted a tent with a long floor to fit myself and my 70 lb catahoula. I found the 100" floor…
photo: NEMO Meta 1P
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Big Agnes Hinman Pad

rated 3 of 5 stars The Hinman rates lower than a Kelty double-wide sleeping pad but the new Tensleep Station 4 is a winner! We have just returned from a 22-day…
photo: Big Agnes Hinman Pad
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Rab Strata Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars My new favorite belay jacket. Warm, breathable, water resistant, VERY light! I received this jacket as a sample to review for Trailspace Review…
photo: Rab Men's Strata Hoodie
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Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker

rated 3 of 5 stars Affordable way of accessing the backcountry and becoming introduced to off piste skiing. Short term solution before spending the money on a…
photo: Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker
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Marmot ROM Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good fitting, adequate water repellency for a softshell. EXCELLENT breathability for the wind resistance offered. After years of using different…
photo: Marmot Men's ROM Jacket
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Kelty Vista 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Close to perfect for canoe camping in the Canadian wilderness. Forget Kelty's semi-apology to backpackers about weight. Roomy, very workable…
photo: Kelty Vista 3
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Sierra Designs Convert 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is very packable and totally weather proof regardless of what you're up against, and I've lived it all in this tent. The removable…
photo: Sierra Designs Convert 2
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The North Face Badlands 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Heavy duty backpack, providing the support to carry 50-60 pond loads over multi-day, rough terrain trips. I bought this backpack in 2004, and…
photo: The North Face Badlands 75
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great boots for hauling heavy loads over rough terrain. Durable, but expect a long-break in period. I bought these boots in 2009, and have hiked…
photo: Scarpa Men's SL M3
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Stoic Somnus 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A 2013 model, side zip, 15 degree bag with 850 down fill and a Pertex Quantum shell. Recommended for people looking for a 2 pound, winter/fall/spring…
photo: Stoic Somnus 15
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars So far so good. It's worth the extra money. I have had this pack for a year and a half now, but we have not done a year and a half worth of…
photo: Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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Odwalla Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars Not as good as bacon, but what is? I usually eat Kit-Kat bars in the cold and crunchy granola bars in the heat. These little bricks of yumminess…
photo:   Odwalla Bar
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Sierra Designs Meteor Light 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This has been my "Go-To" tent for almost 20 years. Reasonably lightweight, roomy, dry, and a great design. I have used a lot of tents from a…
photo: Sierra Designs Meteor Light 3
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Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It exceeded my expectations. I like the compactness. When I saw this at the flea market, I immediately snatched it up. I had been seeing these…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl e+LITE is designed as a emergency head-torch and at a mere 27g, it is something that I carry with everywhere. With two different settings…
photo: Petzl e+LITE
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La Sportiva Omega GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Felt broken in after just a few miles. Great fit for narrow heel/wide toe people. Offers 12.5 size. After having owned a few pairs of lower…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Omega GTX
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Perception Expression 15.0 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fantastic touring kayak that handles well in most conditions. Build quality is good and paddling it is a pleasure. Easy to roll, paddles well…
photo: Perception Expression 15.0 Kayak with TruTrak Skeg
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Sierra Designs Zissou 23

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable down to 30 degrees. Good amount of room for larger people. Could benefit having draft tube at neck area. Wasn't able to test the…
photo: Sierra Designs Zissou 23
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a tent that will last for years, as it will stand up to the elements and perform predictably. If you are average to big in size, and are…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Oboz Sawtooth Low

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight trail shoes for day or overnight trips. I was excited about this shoe. For one, it is made in the USA and wanted to encourage…
photo: Oboz Women's Sawtooth Low
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars This little stove is a powerhouse for its size. Packs down light and small with a small fuel canister, so it doesn't take up much room or weight…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 5 of 5 stars The Seedhouse SL-2 is a simple, well-designed, easy to set and take down tent. I have used it in the summer and fall and really like the door…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great cookset for 1 or 2. Versatile cookset looks built to last. Huge pot holds enough water for 3 dinners.
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Garcia Backpackers' Cache

rated 5 of 5 stars Convenience and security in a stout package. After you accept the bulk and weight of it as a given, the bear can is worth it for the piece of…
photo: Garcia Backpackers' Cache
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High Sierra Titan 65

rated 5 of 5 stars When it came time to get a new pack, I wanted something that could be utilized for a short weekend trip, but also something big enough for longer…
photo: High Sierra Titan 65
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Tarptent Double Rainbow

rated 3 of 5 stars Light and convenient. Difficult to set up correctly to keep out rain. Not sure this tent is suitable for the Canadian Rockies. It needs pegs…
photo: Tarptent Double Rainbow
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Bell Canoe Northwind

rated 4 of 5 stars Bell has stopped making the Northwind, but it is a very satisfying boat to paddle and a good compromise between tracking and turning ability.
photo: Bell Canoe Northwind
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MSR Mo Room 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars The best tent I have ever owned. I have owned over 30 tents thru the years. I now have 6 who have made the cut thru the years. Out of all of…
photo: MSR Mo Room 2P
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars If I could rate a 5 I would! The Black Diamond Z Pole Ultra Distance is supremely light and comfortable. I used to hike with inexpensive poles…
photo: Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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The North Face Cat's Meow

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought the Women's Cat's Meow several years ago, so this may be an older version than the one you may be considering for a purchase. I am…
photo: The North Face Women's Cat's Meow
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Kuhl Rydr Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars This was my first Kuhl pant. I have several other Kuhl products based on how great these pants fit. These are the most comfortable pant I have…
photo: Kuhl Rydr Pant
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SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The Vital Stove is a good quality, compact twig stove that uses a tiny battery powered fan to burn twigs and ground litter completely and cleanly.
photo: SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove
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Marmot Scree Pant

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I love wearing these pants on short backpacking trips and afternoon outings alike. They are lightweight, perfect for layering. The fit of these…
photo: Marmot Women's Scree Pant
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the first things you notice about this shelter, it is EXTREMELY lightweight for being a three-person tent. Weighing in at only 3 lbs…
photo: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
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Osprey Kestrel 68

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice balance of attributes. Tried the whole 2012 Osprey line up and found the Kestrel 68 to be the best balance of weight, function, durability,…
photo: Osprey Kestrel 68
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HawK VittleS Breakfast Casserole

rated 5 of 5 stars An awesome, yummy meal! Single or double servings – this review is for the single serving size. Serving size: 16 oz. Calories: 754 Ingredients:…
photo: HawK VittleS Breakfast Casserole
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Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little set — use all pieces or just two to save weight. Material: Titanium Weight: 7.1 oz. Contents: 0.75 L pot w/ handle; 0.5 liter…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece
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Trangia Fuel Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Convenient filling capabilities, reliable no-leak system. **This review is for the 0.5L size I use a Trangia burner quite often on day trips…
photo: Trangia Fuel Bottle
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Salomon XR Mission

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent trail running shoes. Light, comfortable, good grip, fast lace-up! I have been running in these for a few weeks now. I previously was…
photo: Salomon Women's XR Mission
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LightHeart Gear Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars A super-lightweight, sturdy, and very roomy solo tent with great open views when in net-tent mode. This is a great solo shelter. Especially…
photo: LightHeart Gear Solo
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Petzl Elios

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, well ventilated helmet for your head. Best used while rock and ice climbing. The headband has a quick tightening knob…
photo: Petzl Unisex Elios
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Gregory Z65

rated 4 of 5 stars Great weekend pack that is super comfortable on summer hikes. I'm 5'11" and 190 pounds, with a 18.5 inch torso.  I've used my Z65 as my primary…
photo: Gregory Z65
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Marmot Limelight 4P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As with most tents, 4p=3p, 3p=2p, and so on. Especially if you have a dog ;) We moved up from the Marmot Limelight 3P and so far this has been…
photo: Marmot Limelight 4P
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! A perfect balance between brightness, features, and cost! 70 Lumens, multimode with a red led for night use, and…
photo: Black Diamond Cosmo
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Jetboil Sol

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove has been reliable through every single situation I can throw at it. It is a one-stop-shop for most cooking essentials, especially…
photo: Jetboil Sol
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Therm-a-Rest Antares 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Antares is a roomy, versatile 3-season down sleeping bag with a hybrid design which both keeps overall weight low while keeping you on your…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Antares 20
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The North Face Ibex

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag. I bought my Ibex brand new in the early '70s.  Still use it today as a Top Quilt in my hammock. Got the long bag as I am 6ft2. …
 
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NEMO Losi 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent job, Nemo! I've owned this tent for a year and half now. I purchased it based off of how much I liked my Nemo Meta 2P. My first experience…
photo: NEMO Losi 3P
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars This product has been great for my camping and kayaking trips. I feel comfortable pulling water right out of the river and pushing it through…
photo: Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am saying goodbye to iodine. I have been using iodine tablets to purify water ever since I learned that not all clear, flowing water is drinkable…
photo: CamelBak All Clear
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Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest

rated 5 of 5 stars This keeps not only the rocks from poking me, but also keeps me insulated from the cold ground. This made my AT thru hike much more enjoyable.
photo: Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest
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Sierra Designs Light Year 1

rated 5 of 5 stars I had this bad boy when I thru Hiked the Appalachian Trail back in '09. I loved this thing. Not only does it keep me dry, but it is also super…
photo: Sierra Designs Light Year 1
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REI Kimtah Rain Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough, waterproof, windproof, warm, fully-featured rain pants. I use them for snowshoeing and other cold season activities in the Oregon Cascades.
photo: REI Men's Kimtah Rain Pants
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Optimus Vega Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Optimus Vega is a small, lightweight remote canister stove billed as a high performance four-season stove because of its ability to easily…
photo: Optimus Vega Stove
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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 4 of 5 stars Save your lungs! The Exped SynMat 7 Pump takes the strain out of sleeping soundly. As my user name might imply, I'm a big guy.  Sleeping on…
photo: Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Meindl Makalu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid and reliable boot for travel in off-trail and steep country. I bought my Meindl Makalus as a replacement for my worn-out Scarpa tramping…
 
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Patagonia Atom

rated 5 of 5 stars The fact that I haven't seen it much since I brought it home says a lot. I don't quite remember who the bag was originally intended for, my…
photo: Patagonia Atom
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Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars As advertised! Best thermos I've used yet. I love dual purpose items as we only family camp/ hike some. The rest of the time we're at soccer,…
photo: Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Bottle
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great bag for the price. I just spent a week backpacking in Shawnee National Forest. Night time temps dipped into the low 20's. (Including backyard…
photo: Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15
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Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing tent, love everything about it... Over 40 nights of use and it still looks and performs like day one. So we began with the same tent…
photo: Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3
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Trangia 27-8 UL/HA

rated 5 of 5 stars The Trangia system is widely used in Europe, even in extreme cold temperatures and high altitudes. It is simple, reliable (no moving parts)…
photo: Trangia 27-8 UL/HA
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 3 of 5 stars These are tiny and pack very light. They make a nice strong cup of coffee. I really love these instant coffee packs. They make a very strong…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Princeton Tec Byte

rated 3 of 5 stars There's a lot of bang for the buck, but be aware of problems. I picked up my Princeton-Tec Byte a while back, used it some, and gave it a hard…
photo: Princeton Tec Byte
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm a recovering coffee snob who, in previous years, would have rather drank mud from a puddle than instant coffee of any brand. Those days…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Big Agnes Ethel 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars This was the solution to my wife's freezing cold nights! My wife and I have been camping for 25 years, and motorcycle camping for over 20 of…
photo: Big Agnes Ethel 0°
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Guyot Designs Utensils

rated 5 of 5 stars The set is lightweight and very sturdy. They perform double duty for cooking and for eating. They are long enough for cooking, but not too long…
photo: Guyot Designs Utensils
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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake

rated 5 of 5 stars The MSR Groundhog Tent Stake is a lightweight, reliable stake that holds in all, but the softest of soils. It has held my hammock tarp in extremely…
photo: MSR Groundhog Tent Stake
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Marmot Zeus Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly warm for the weight. Great for layering in camp. Turns into an amazing sleeping bag pillow. Get it if you find it on sale. Not…
photo: Marmot Zeus Vest
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Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A puffy heater of a jacket. This is a very warm, very light down jacket with just enough functionality to make it supremely useful for cold…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Hooded Phantom Jacket
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Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Another classic helmet. Great for the price. "Promise me Dad, that you won't get me a helmet like yours or my brother's." She mostly meant that…
photo: Black Diamond Half Dome
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Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skin

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Reliable, dependable, and well constructed skins that climb exceptionally well. I highly recommend them to anyone who backcountry skis. Black…
photo: Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skin
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Gregory Baltoro 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Supports heavy loads like no other, with the best accessibility of any pack I've seen to date. The pack is my favorite for a few reasons. It…
photo: Gregory Baltoro 75
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome little set. Super-lightweight and compact. Get the right stove and fuel canister, and it can all fit inside! The insulation sleeve protects…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots have done it all for me including taking me up to the top of Iztaccihuatl's glacier in Mexico (17,000+ feet). I'll start by saying…
photo: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Mid
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight, compact, and luxurious: this is one of my favorite pieces of gear! The Apache MF was a large investment. At $450 MSRP ($200…
photo: Western Mountaineering Apache MF
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