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Guyot Designs MicroBites

rated 5 of 5 stars I already own the standard sized version or this set, but for solo trips I thought this would be a better choice. I figured correctly. Total…
photo: Guyot Designs MicroBites
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Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest canister stove in the world, sounds to good to be true right? At 1.9 oz it's near a full ounce lighter than its competitors. With…
photo: Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

rated 4 of 5 stars Before my trip to Yosemite in early September I contemplated a rain weather gear choice. I knew it was dry in Sept. but also didn't want to…
photo: Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the greatest overall boot I've found in 30 years of climbing. It is amazingly light and comfortable (no blisters out of the box) yet…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
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Keen Pyrenees

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased these boot to replace a very worn out pair of Merrell low top hikers. I was looking for something a bit tougher, though it didn’t…
photo: Keen Men's Pyrenees
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L.L.Bean White Mountain Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars An overall great backpack capable of storing enough equipment for multiday treks and not so bulky that it can't be used as a daypack too. This…
photo: L.L.Bean Men's White Mountain Pack
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Optimus Hiker+

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The stove wants to be CLEAN because at the very end there is a TINY little jet that can clog easily. Initial problems will result if you fail…
photo: Optimus Hiker+
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Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4

rated 3 of 5 stars I have both the ProLite 4 long (for winter use) and the ProLite 3 shorter version for summer/all around. Obviously I like the pads enough to…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4
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Eureka! Apex 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for 5 years now and though I don't use it every weekend, it's seen a lot of ups and downs with plenty of rain and wind. I'm…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2
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ULA Equipment Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had this pack for about a year now and I love it more every time I go out. I am a big guy, 5'11", 250lbs (sadly) and this pack fits great.
photo: ULA Equipment Circuit
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this expensive pad to help me sleep, as I don't sleep well on the trail. The pad took longer than I expected to blow up and was a chore…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars update 7-17-2013: After 3 years of using this stove for group backpacking trips as well as car camping with the family I would like to say this…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Under ideal conditions - i.e. practicing with it using my tap water - it did work great. Very fast, easy to pump, lightweight, the back flushing…
photo: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased an MSR E-Wing Shelter/Tarp and couldn't be happier with it! I trawled the internet searching for some information and a…
photo: MSR E-Wing
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Ruffwear Palisades Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is awesome. By far the best I have ever used, and would never again use any other brand. This pack holds two 1-liter water bladders…
photo: Ruffwear Palisades Pack
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MSR Titan Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars General Product Description: This is a .8 liter one-person cook pot. It has a rigid wire handle, a short spout, and a tightly fitting lid. Bottom…
photo: MSR Titan Kettle
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Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bladder for my wildlife research job that requires long hikes every day in the Canyonlands of Utah. Ten times better than any…
photo: Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars I have to say at first I was skeptical at the idea of a mini-air-mattress insulating me. BUT, after using it for a while now, I can't say enough…
photo: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this over the winter months and waited until last weekend to get out and give it a try. I must admit I was unsure of the amount of…
photo: Eureka! Spitfire 1
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NRS Pilot Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: NRS Pilot Knife
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars AAA+ An October 2009 backpack/deer hunting trip found this tent loaded in my pack. A bit of concern with 7lbs of weight to take back in over…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is like the shark, crocodile and turtle all rolled into one. So perfectly evolved the TNF has been making it for 20 years or something.
photo: The North Face VE 25
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ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking high and low for a good one-man tent. I was about to buy the Spitfire by Eureka. Then my Dad who is an avid backpacker told me…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Black Diamond's Orbit lantern: Enjoy!
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this after realizing my 2xte was better suited as a solo (for me.) Everything I have stated (my review of the 2xte) holds true for…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 3XTE
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 5 of 5 stars The only gear Eureka! does a half-assed job on is its tents. The Alpenlite 2XT saved my life on the Emmons glacier on Mt Rainier in 2002. A…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE

rated 4 of 5 stars A great entry level tent if you are going to split the load with a hiking companion. If you are carrying this yourself look elsewhere. There…
photo: Eureka! Mountain Pass 2XTE
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars The recent post inspired me to add my thoughts. The SVEA 123R is the most reliable piece of hiking gear I own. I wanted a single stove for year…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Ruffwear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Of course, as I often am w/ K9 products, I was skeptical at first. My concerns were soon gone. This pack fits well on my medium sized terrier…
photo: Ruffwear Approach Pack
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Just a note to mention as of 4/8/16 this is still my favorite pack and stand by my review below.  I purchased the Vapor Trail for its…
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 2 of 5 stars I am a lifetime La Sportiva loyalist, however, the Trango Prime fell short on performance in my opinion. This spring on an attempt on the Liberty…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Prime
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Eureka! Apex 2XT

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought this tent from Gander Mountain to go on light backpacking trips. the tent held up well, but every tent I've had so far with fiberglass…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2XT
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tent! Summary: Unique options for using the fly (folded half back over one "room", or folded half way up for shade/rain protection with…
photo: REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars I liked hammocks. I liked camping. I couldn't get completely comfortable in standard non-spreader bar hammocks due to the arc that exists even…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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NEMO Losi 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent a few weeks ago, for a camping trip I will be going on in Congaree National park in South Carolina. However the weekend after…
photo: NEMO Losi 2P
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 5 of 5 stars I think the review that gave these zero stars smells of pilot error. Walking downhill on ice with snowshoes takes a little practice (like walking…
photo: MSR Men's Lightning Ascent
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Kasper & Richter Alpin

rated 5 of 5 stars I'll admit right off, most people don't need a sighting compass as nice as this one for regular wilderness travel. I got this one more or less…
photo: Kasper & Richter Alpin
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You will amaze your friends with how quickly it boils water, although you may not be able to hear their "oohs" and "aahs" over the burner roar.
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars This set is great for the money. It weighs about half of a pound, and has a very strong non-stick coating. It is very small, and just enough…
photo: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been a backpacker/camper for over 30 years. I have camped in most conditions/seasons. I hike/camp about 240 days a year. I also do bicycle…
photo: The North Face VE 25
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars The Contrail is an excellent shelter for the long-distance hiker. So far I've used mine for 3300 miles over the last two seasons, and it's still…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used Contrail since last summer and have experienced the spectrum of weather. From hot and humid on the Maryland AT to a wind-driven, hail…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So I just got this tent the day I was going on a trip and pretty much tested it in every Canadian summer condition. I usually steer towards…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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White Box Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been using my little White Box alcohol stove for two years now. I bought it in an attempt to reduce my pack weight and simplify my gear.
photo: White Box Stove
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Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I gave this jacket 5 stars only because there was no 6 star option. I’ve owned several mountaineering jackets a couple of which were made…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Mentor Jacket
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The North Face Tadpole 23

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my Tadpole in 1994. It's the only piece of my travelling kit remaining from then. I've cycle toured in S.E. Asia extensively, France,…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 23
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The best stove to-date. This little puppy ignited first time immediately. Even when playing around adjusting the flame and the flame went out,…
photo: Primus OmniFuel
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Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars This is not just a sleeping bag. It is a complete, all-conditions sleep system. Having looked and looked for a huge down bag to keep me warm…
 
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Princeton Tec Apex

rated 2 of 5 stars Eight people used the Apex on an expedition to Papua New Guinea to explore remote caves. Upon receipt of the headlamps several of them were…
photo: Princeton Tec Apex
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say about Western Mountaineering, I first heard about these products through an online talk group and I must say I'm impressed. To…
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Hilleberg Nallo 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Where do you want to be if you're exposed in nasty weather? Try a Nallo 2. After using this tent in varied conditions for about half a year,…
photo: Hilleberg Nallo 2
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Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV Jacket

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Would not recommend. Product failed and I had really poor customer service experiences with the Arc'teyrx. Disappointed with the performance.
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Sidewinder SV Jacket
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars Though the D3 is now considered a "classic," since 1974 I've always considered it to be an everyday "workhorse." I'm replacing the shoulder…
 
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Gerber FAST Draw

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a good quality for the price knife that has the added benefit of an assist feature that really helps with one-handed opening of the…
photo: Gerber FAST Draw
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Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule

rated 3 of 5 stars Sizing is all wrong. I ordered a medium, had to return it. Then a large, had to return that one. While my proportions are a little larger on…
photo: Sierra Designs Women's Elite Cagoule
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The North Face Chilkats

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I've always been impressed with the quality and durability of the many North Face products I've purchased—many items that have lasted for…
photo: The North Face Women's Chilkats
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Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner

rated 4 of 5 stars A tarp camper's friend. These work great for quick tarp setups. Lunch breaks in the rain, late evening campsites, you need a tarp up quick,…
photo: Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner
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Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultimate hiking cap, great cover, lightweight, breathable, durable, and highly adjustable. I’ve hiked with this cap over 1,000 k"m, mostly…
photo: Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 5 of 5 stars The most comfortable backpack I have ever owned, it is lightweight, durable, and roomy. I have owned this backpack for four years now and it…
photo: Osprey Talon 44
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, durable and extremely warm all season sleep pad. Comes with stuff sack, NeoAir Mini Pump and repair kit. I found the Neoair All…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season
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EMS Rampart Soft Shell Gloves

rated 3 of 5 stars A basic, lightweight soft shell glove for activities in milder winter temperatures. A synthetic suede palm reinforcement helps protect from…
photo: EMS Rampart Soft Shell Gloves
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Dana Design Astralplane Overkill

rated 5 of 5 stars Can haul heavy loads great, fits well and lots of adjustment, side and top access. I have had 130 pounds in mine, still looks new. Love this…
 
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Dutchware Hexon 1.6 Fabric

rated 5 of 5 stars My bed of choice. My 11' hammock is made of "Hexon 1.6W".  I didn't buy the hammock from Dutch, but I did buy my material from him to make…
photo: Dutchware Hexon 1.6 Fabric
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Mountain Equipment Glacier 500

rated 3.5 of 5 stars One of Mountain Equipment's all rounder sleeping bags designed to tackle a wide range of conditions. It does what is says on the tin, keeps…
photo: Mountain Equipment Men's Glacier 500
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Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fully waterproof, Goretex Pro shell with a great fit that will suit most leaner body types. Would recommend to anyone who wants a reliable…
photo: Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket
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Pivetta D.M.C. V

rated 5 of 5 stars My Pivettas, bought in '76-77 in a Denver store. I've still got 'em and still wearing 'em. I've bought several other top of the line hiking…
 
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Craghoppers NosiLife Adventure Shirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Practical and comfortable nylon shirt. Is insect-repellent and has various other features including five pockets. The Craghoppers NosiLife Adventure…
photo: Craghoppers NosiLife Adventure Shirt
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Brooks-Range Hybrid LT Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This lightweight, soft shell jacket offers warmth while reducing the amount of bulky insulation around your arms thereby enhancing mobility…
photo: Brooks-Range Men's Hybrid LT Jacket
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Limmer Mid-Weight

rated 5 of 5 stars Heavy duty, will eventually conform to your feet, may outlast the wearer. I have over 500 GPS miles on these boots, including the 110-mile Tour…
photo: Limmer Men's Mid-Weight
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Kelty Gunnison 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Outstanding tent for warm to moderate cold, rain, wind, and snow. Sturdy and reliable. This tent lasted from around 2006 when it was purchased…
photo: Kelty Gunnison 2
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U.S. Armed Forces M65 Trouser Liner

rated 5 of 5 stars I used these in the late Cold War Army—wonderful when worn alone but sometimes not warm when buttoned in the cold-weather fatigue pants. It's…
photo: U.S. Armed Forces M65 Trouser Liner
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Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava

rated 3 of 5 stars Outdoor Research's Sonic Balaclava is windproof and well-made. However, the overall design seems for use in mountaineering (and skiing?) only.
photo: Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava
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NRS Vapor PFD

rated 4 of 5 stars A great low price paddling PFD. It may not offer all the bells and whistles of higher end PFDs, but it is made of high quality materials with…
photo: NRS Vapor PFD
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Fjallraven Vidda Pro Trouser

rated 5 of 5 stars Sturdy built and well thought features such as pocket layout and gaiter hook. I got these pants to replace my ski winter pants a few weeks ago…
photo: Fjallraven Men's Vidda Pro Trouser
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Showers Pass Syncline Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A durable hardshell rain jacket for road or trail. Lightweight breathable fabric with cross core ventilation. The Showers Pass Syncline is a…
photo: Showers Pass Syncline Jacket
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Granite Gear Lutsen 55

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I liked the adjustability of the torso and hip belt and the way the frame curves out from the lumbar area to provide ventilation. I’ve been…
photo: Granite Gear Lutsen 55
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Seirus Quick Draw Hat

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm and versatile at a fair price. Bought this last spring at Dicks Sporting Goods for 18$. I have used it on about five day hikes and three…
 
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Mountainsmith Apex 100

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a comfortable, huge capacity, well-designed, well-constructed freighter. I was looking for a lighter replacement for my Gregory Rainier,…
photo: Mountainsmith Apex 100
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NiteCore HC30

rated 5 of 5 stars Great headlamp for a good price. Best for serious night navigation and caving. Ok, so I can finally add this review after several months of…
photo: NiteCore HC30
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Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars The bag is warm, packable, and good quality. Someone who sleeps cold should do well in this bag. This is the best sleeping bag I've used so…
photo: Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 0°
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REI Mountain 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this tent in 2010 and used it every single weekend 51 weeks a year for three years. It gets the job done. I've owned a few four-season…
photo: REI Mountain 3
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ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Well made, good quality for the price, but those tent poles need a rethink. I bought this tent from the REI outlet online (now "the garage").
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2
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Kelty Tioga

rated 4 of 5 stars Proven design. I owned and carried one of these for years, as did a college roommate. It was quite a number of years ago but the new models…
photo: Kelty Tioga
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Deuter Aircontact 75+10

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome pack! This shares with my Kelty 75 the honor of being the best pack I have ever carried. Bear in mind that I have owned and carried…
photo: Deuter Aircontact 75+10
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Icebug Insoles FAT Medium

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Really supports the arch well. Works well with large volume footwear. An effective replacement for inadequate footbeds. The Swedish company…
photo: Icebug Insoles FAT Medium
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ESEE Knives Junglas

rated 4 of 5 stars A durable large blade for wood processing. The ESEE Junglas is a beast of a knife. Its superb heat treat means that the knife can take a beating…
photo: ESEE Knives Junglas
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L.L.Bean Trail Model Fleece Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a review of the Hunter Orange version of the basic fleece jacket, which has held up very well for two years (and counting). Its bright…
photo: L.L.Bean Men's Trail Model Fleece Jacket
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Stormy Kromer The Original Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars What a great winter hat! Being from New England, I was unfamiliar with the historical legacy of this Midwestern hat company, and had seen the…
photo: Stormy Kromer The Original Cap
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Matador Camera Base Layer

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a camera case designed to protect the camera being used by active photographers. I have summer/canoe protection for my camera, but when…
photo: Matador Camera Base Layer
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Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best pre-packaged breakfast that I have eaten on the trail. I have sampled many other dehydrated and freeze dried breakfast items…
photo: Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding
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Sawyer MINI Water Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very light water filter with adequate flow if you're focused on minimizing the base weight of your pack. I have been focused on getting…
photo: Sawyer MINI Water Filter
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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best trowel to have on any backpacking trip! Small, lightweight, sturdy! It gets the job done! There are not many out there to choose…
photo: TheTentLab Deuce of Spades
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Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket — warmer than Luke Skywalker sleeping in tauntaun guts (but without the smell). I bought my Rab Neutrino…
photo: Rab Men's Neutrino Endurance Jacket
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MSR Fuel Bottle Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars Great fuel cap...simple and effective. This is the stripped-down fuel cap for MSR bottles. It's lighter than the child-proof cap, without any…
photo: MSR Fuel Bottle Cap
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enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation

rated 5 of 5 stars This product is great for ultralight backpacking. It weighs nothing, packs down to nothing, and is a true three-season quilt. I find that the…
photo: enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation
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Timberland White Ledge Mid Waterproof

rated 5 of 5 stars I love these boots. I started training in these boots and then broke my foot and was in another kind of boot for the next 6 weeks. I then was…
photo: Timberland Women's White Ledge Mid Waterproof
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Bushcraft Outfitters 10' x 10' Tarp

rated 5 of 5 stars A "bomb-proof" tarp best used as a hammock or ground shelter. Not UL, but what you give up in weight, you gain in versatility and durability.
photo: Bushcraft Outfitters 10' x 10' Tarp
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Outdoor Products Ultimate Dry Sacks

rated 2.5 of 5 stars These are not dry sacks in the traditional sense, but they are an economical alternative when less protection will do. Not intended for submersion…
photo: Outdoor Products Ultimate Dry Sacks
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Durango Dog Company Roving Watering Bowl

rated 5 of 5 stars Multi-purpose dog bowl! Holds everything I need for a short walk or long hike with my dog! Very comfortable cross-strap makes it the ideal go-to…
photo: Durango Dog Company Roving Watering Bowl
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