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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.”…
photo: 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…
photo: 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.
photo: 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…
photo: 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.
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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.
photo: 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…
photo: EMS Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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.
photo: 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…
photo: 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)…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Marmot Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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,…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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Bibler Fitzroy

rated 4 of 5 stars This is essentially a winter tent. When you already have a three season tent, this is the tent for that other season. Like most specialized…
photo: Bibler Fitzroy
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These are super general mountaineering boots but you'll probably never be able to find them. Lots of support, stiff soles but still comfortable…
photo: Galibier Super Guide
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Mountainsmith Dog Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Reviewing a dog pack may seem a little offbeat, but with the Mountainsmith Dog Pack, my 100-pound Alaskan Malamute is able to carry 20 to 35…
photo: Mountainsmith Dog Pack
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ROKK Flat Iron

rated 4 of 5 stars I work for a retailer that sells ROKK equipment and believe me, this past summer i've sold alot of ROKK packs. The one thing i want to make…
 
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The North Face Cirrus

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this tent over a year now. It's phenomenal. Factory-taped seams keep the tent interior dry. Seam-seal the velcro seams and the zippers…
 
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Terra Nova Explorer

rated 5 of 5 stars A great tent from one of the UK's finest manufacturers. Put up with 15 continuous hours of heavy rain and didn't let a single drop in. This…
 
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I found this product by searching for a bivy sac on the web. I liked the idea and the price so I ordered one over the internet. I spent two…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars This bivy is a 3-layer JGI 1.1 oz. Gore-Tex fabric upper section for maximum vapor transport, 1.7 oz. taffeta, complete with bombproof Hydroseal-200…
photo: Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy
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Marmot Earlylight 2P

rated 2 of 5 stars High expectations, disappointing results. I have been canoe tripping and wilderness hiking for 33 years and needed a new reasonably lightweight…
photo: Marmot Earlylight 2P
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MSR SimmerLite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you are still able to acquire one of these stoves (they are discontinued) I would recommend it. First off, this stove is no longer available…
photo: MSR SimmerLite
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Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight hard shell pants with excellent breathability in a variety of conditions. In all the years I've been exploring in the outdoors,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Plasmic Pant
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Scarpa Barun GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent medium-duty backpacking boot. I have owned and worn these boots as my primary hiking and multi-day backpacking boots for more than…
photo: Scarpa Men's Barun GTX
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Rossignol BC X6

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Very good light-medium-duty off-trail xcountry performance, poor lacing system. I have owned these boots for a few years, but only used them…
photo: Rossignol Men's BC X6
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Alpina Alaska 75mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultimate off-trail x-country boot. I have been an avid nordic skier for more than 30 years. My everyday skiing is off-trail x-country through…
photo: Alpina Alaska 75mm
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Madshus Epoch

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile off-trail xcountry ski. This ski is identical to the Karhu XCD 10th Mountain. This ski is marketed as a hybrid between a telemark…
photo: Madshus Epoch
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Granite Rocx The Cascade

rated 4 of 5 stars The Cascade is an all-in-one convenience pack that delivers on many levels. There is ample storage and multiple compartments to store everything…
photo:   Granite Rocx The Cascade
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SOL Escape Bivvy

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A mylar blanket does a better job of reflecting heat. I've tested this bivy in temps from the 40s down into the teens. Every time I ended up…
photo: SOL Escape Bivvy
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Altra Superior

rated 4 of 5 stars This would be a great mid-distance, less aggressive trail shoe for anyone who's into zero drop. The Altra Superior is a relatively slim zero-drop…
photo: Altra Men's Superior
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Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm

rated 1 of 5 stars Poor "sheet slippage." I've been through maybe a dozen ropes in my past. This is the worst rope I've ever had. On my second day out with this…
photo: Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm
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Woolrich Wool-Lined Mountain Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great three-season outer layer. Warm, durable, water resistant. The Woolrich Mountain Parka has been a very important outer layer for me for…
photo: Woolrich Wool-Lined Mountain Parka
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Altra Lone Peak 1.5

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable zero drop trail shoe with some cushion. Well, my first Altra trail shoe was the original Lone Peak, so it seemed when the…
photo: Altra Men's Lone Peak 1.5
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Asolo TPS 535

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent long lasting comfortable boots. I bought my first pair of these boots more than 10 years ago and they hiked all of the Long Trail…
photo: Asolo Women's TPS 535
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ALPS Mountaineering Jagged Peak 2

rated 4 of 5 stars A relatively lightweight, easy to set up tent with adequate room for two. The rain fly provides excellent protection, and a small and a large…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Jagged Peak 2
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Vivo Barefoot Ultra Pure

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great, lightweight camp and water sport shoe! So far, I am extremely thrilled with this shoe. I was looking for a lightweight camping shoe…
photo: Vivo Barefoot Women's Ultra Pure
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Deuter Futura 32

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack! Very comfortable and functional. My back stayed pretty dry, despite some warm conditions on long day hikes in the Grand Canyon,…
photo: Deuter Futura 32
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MontBell U.L. Down Inner Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So warm and light, there's no reason to leave them at home! I was looking to extend my backpacking season beyond just summer, and wanted to…
photo: MontBell Men's U.L. Down Inner Pants
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Big Agnes Lone Spring 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple structure, spacious interior, and durable materials. Great for two and a dog during cool weather adventures. Highly recommended for car…
photo: Big Agnes Lone Spring 3
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REI Flash 45 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fantastic lightweight pack. It carries well for such a light pack that doesn't have much in the way of a frame. This pack would be…
photo: REI Flash 45 Pack
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Asolo Fugitive GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars The Asolo Fugitive GTX has excellent ankle support and a rigid outsole for stability, but not so rigid you feel like you're walking on frostbitten…
photo: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
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REI Lite-Core Sit Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you don't want to carry a chair and you still appreciate relief from the hard ground around your campsites then you might want to consider…
photo: REI Lite-Core Sit Pad
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Nuun Hydration Tablets

rated 5 of 5 stars Nuun Active has become my all-season, all activity, go-to electrolyte drink. I picked up my first tube of Nuun this summer after being drawn…
photo: Nuun Hydration Tablets
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 2 of 5 stars Returned the boots after two days. I was looking for a new pair of boots, preferably a more robust boot than the one I’ve been using for the…
photo: Lowa Men's Tibet Pro GTX
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Salomon SpeedCross 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you are in the market for a shoe that can conquer technical trails and rough terrain, this is the shoe for you. I wouldn't recommend this…
photo: Salomon Women's SpeedCross 3
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Hennessy Hammock SuperShelter Insulation System

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you own a Hennessy hammock, and want to camp in the cold you might want to check out Hennessy Hammock's Super Shelter (HHSS) an economical…
photo: Hennessy Hammock SuperShelter Insulation System
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Cave Man Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars Wooyah gomunu khoiyo wuluwulu wayah komoyu sziliya wadah! (Translation from the Neanderthal: A tasty bar that will keep you going on the hunt!)…
photo:   Cave Man Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar
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Cyclops Atom

rated 4 of 5 stars Headlamps can be used for hobbies, projects, and fun stuff to do. Outdoors and gear. It is a staple item of gear among outdoor enthusiasts.
photo: Cyclops Atom
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Sea Eagle Sport 370

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sea Eagle 370 is everything I hoped it would be, and more. The Sea Eagle 370 is everything I hoped it would be, and more. This inflatable…
photo: Sea Eagle Sport 370
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Keen Voyageur Mid

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A lightweight, comfortable hiker, Keen Voyageurs are great for multi-day backpacking and day hikes on all terrain. The tread is fine for steep…
photo: Keen Women's Voyageur Mid
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Wilderness Systems Ripper

rated 5 of 5 stars Ripper kayaks are easy to transport, extremely maneuverable, and stable even in rougher waters. These 8-ft kayaks can take your water enjoyment…
photo: Wilderness Systems Ripper
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Crown Prince Sardines in Spring Water

rated 4 of 5 stars Great used as a mix-in protein source in meals or for snacking right out of the bag. Single serving portion in an easy to open bag. Worth their…
photo:   Crown Prince Sardines in Spring Water
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Crown Prince Sardines in Soy Bean Oil

rated 4 of 5 stars Great used as a mix-in protein source in meals or for snacking right out of the bag. Single serving portion in an easy to open bag. Worth their…
photo:   Crown Prince Sardines in Soy Bean Oil
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Crown Prince Sardines in Lousiana Hot Sauce

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Not an especially great hot sauce, but it has plenty of kick. Great used as a mix-in protein source in meals or for snacking right out of the…
photo:   Crown Prince Sardines in Lousiana Hot Sauce
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REI Sub Kilo +15

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag was one of my favorite pieces of gear for my 21 days on the the Appalachian Trail. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a good…
photo: REI Sub Kilo +15
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Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Liner

rated 2 of 5 stars Don't count on this liner for an additional 25 degrees of warmth, or even 15 degrees. Very disappointed in this liner. I had my 30-degree bag…
photo: Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Liner
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Spyderco Kiwi

rated 4 of 5 stars A very lightweight, high-quality folding knife with a blade that's excellent for cutting things and good for food prep. I like knives, and I'm…
photo: Spyderco Kiwi
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Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Liner

rated 2 of 5 stars Who doesn't want to push their gear a little without having to purchase another sleeping bag? Adding 15° to your setup just may keep you from…
photo: Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Liner
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Asics FujiTrail Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars Great mid layer for high aerobic activities. Great coverage and comfort, for the times that a fleece is too much, but a base layer alone is…
photo: Asics FujiTrail Hoodie
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Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Super comfortable and pretty close to indestructible. Combine that with Patagonia's dedication to sustainability and these pants are almost…
photo: Patagonia Men's Alpine Guide Pants
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Hoka Clifton

rated 5 of 5 stars It only took a few runs and one race to make me a true believer. Try these, your knees, ankles, and back will thank you. I'm an old school runner…
photo: Hoka Clifton
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Innate Mentor Storage Sacs

rated 5 of 5 stars I used Innate's Mentor Storage Sacs during my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2011, and have used them on every backpacking…
photo: Innate Mentor Storage Sacs
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Teva Hurricane XLT

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent all around, multi-tasking and able to get the job done product. Great in a cinch, or a clinch. Plant this image in your head—it's…
photo: Teva Men's Hurricane XLT
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ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0

rated 5 of 5 stars At a little over four pounds, the ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0 will scare away all the very weight conscious wimps, but the price, durability,…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0
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MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the bit of kit you use when you cannot afford for anything to go wrong! It is highly reliable and simple to use even when your brain…
photo: MSR DragonFly
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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Bib

rated 5 of 5 stars The only large style soft shell bibs, these are a great for all aerobic winter activities. The Dawn Patrol bibs are a really great option for…
photo: Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Bib
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Mammut Trion Guide 45+7

rated 5 of 5 stars Great all round alpine pack with large front pocket great for easy access gear like layers or ski touring safety equipment. The Trion Guide…
photo: Mammut Trion Guide 45+7
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Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great all round soft shell for touring, mountaineering, and climbing, I used this jacket as my primary do-it-all layer for all of 2013/2014.
photo: Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
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Petzl Tikka R+

rated 4 of 5 stars Great headlamp that excels in technical use. The reactive lighting is extremely helpful at conserving maximum battery for navigation even after…
photo: Petzl Tikka R+
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UDAP No-Fed-Bear Canister

rated 3 of 5 stars Kept bears and critters out. Intermediate size fit my pack and my needs better than other brands. Hard to decide how many stars to give this,…
photo: UDAP No-Fed-Bear Canister
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Equinox Gila Ultralite Horizontal Pack Pocket

rated 3 of 5 stars I used this add-on pocket as a second hip belt pocket for my Deuter Act Lite 75+10 Backpack. It took a bit of fiddling to get it securely in…
photo: Equinox Gila Ultralite Horizontal Pack Pocket
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Merrell Ascend Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars A minimalist shoe that offers a little more cushioning and protection for the bottom of the foot but less ground feel as compared to the trail…
photo: Merrell Men's Ascend Glove
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Tubbs Mountaineer Series

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Tubbs Moutaineer 36s are lightweight snowshoes that have incredible traction on steep hills and packed snow, while also excelling in softer…
photo: Tubbs Men's Mountaineer Series
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Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo

rated 5 of 5 stars I have hiked in hundreds of different shirts, baselayers, fishing shirts, sleeveless monstrosities, they all kind of work just fine. The Pack…
photo: Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo
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Tubbs Wilderness Series

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent snowshoes for use on all but the steepest terrain. Lightweight, with comfortable bindings that are easy to enter and exit even with…
photo: Tubbs Men's Wilderness Series
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Sorel Conquest

rated 4 of 5 stars These boots are warm, waterproof, and comfortable. There's little to no breaking-in required, and they feel very light on your feet. Between…
photo: Sorel Conquest
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great transitional bag! I'm 5'11" with a slender build @ 162 lbs. I bought the bag at the beginning of the 2014 spring season with the intent…
photo: Osprey Talon 44
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight convertible pants, good range of sizes, held up well in my case. In contrast to Bill H.'s experience, these held up well for me…
photo: REI Men's Sahara Convertible Pants
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 2 of 5 stars Overpriced for what you get, sizes are deceiving. Unless you get it at a significant sale price, there are other choices out there that are…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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Columbia Watertight Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars This is a solid jacket for wet conditions, but it still has room for improvement. I like the way it compacts into its built in stuff sack and…
photo: Columbia Watertight Jacket
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