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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 5 of 5 stars Highly supportive, strong boots, great for heavy-duty use. Stands up well to rough country. Fit is narrow. Waterproof, at least for the first…
Scarpa Nangpala XCR
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Marmot Zion Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Lighter and better-fitting than I expected, I look forward to cold weather. This started as a preliminary review about fit and features. I am…
Marmot Zion Jacket
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GSI Glacier Stainless Dukjug 1L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a water bottle with no plastic chemicals or aluminum. Solidly engineered with a well thought out design and quality construction from…
GSI Glacier Stainless Dukjug 1L
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Victorinox Swiss Army Craftsman

rated 5 of 5 stars A hefty pocketful but nothing superfluous. Except that d@mned hook! I switch off between my Leatherman Sidekick and the SA Craftsman. The SA…
Victorinox Swiss Army Craftsman
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REI Flip-Top Vacuum Bottle - 20 fl. oz.

rated 3 of 5 stars A thermos with a flip open sip-lid so you can drink right out of it without having to pour into a separate cup, very handy as it minimizes the…
REI Flip-Top Vacuum Bottle - 20 fl. oz.
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Coghlan's Sierra Cup

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If the Sierra Cup was good enough for Ansel Adams and John Muir then it is good enough for me. I have carried a sierra cup/mug for several years.
Coghlan's Sierra Cup
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Vasque MX2

rated 5 of 5 stars Fit is great, waterproof is great, break-in was longer than the China made Sundowners but the mx2's are far better boot. If you can find the…
 
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CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have owned many daypacks and this is it... I love this pack! Great creature comforts as far as straps go, buckles, compression, pockets etc.
CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV
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VauDe Hogan Ultralight

rated 4 of 5 stars I like Vaude. This is my second tent after Space K2. After getting the tent from the mail, I could not arrange a time to set it up in a controlled…
VauDe Hogan Ultralight
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REI Ti Ware Mug - 0.4 Liter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great cup with a mediocre lid. I have had this cup for several years and use it at home as well as on the trail. It is very durable and works…
REI Ti Ware Mug - 0.4 Liter
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National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the better books on outdoor gear supported by personal insights based on experience. I've reached the point where I'm fairly gear-literate.
National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
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MSR Hoop

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A little heavy but a very nice tent for two taller people, or someone like me who is tall and lets his two 55lb dogs sleep in the tent with…
MSR Hoop
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CamelBak Antidote Reservoir

rated 3 of 5 stars I'm not sure this is the antidote. While I appreciate a number of the features that Camelbak has added to this system, it has a persistant moisture…
CamelBak Antidote Reservoir
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Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Ok, this stuff is the deal. This stuff was invented by a North Idaho forest fire fighter. That's where I was and what I was doing when I discovered…
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP
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Big Agnes Amber SL 30º

rated 3 of 5 stars I like the Big Agnes design in general, but this bag falls a little short in a lot of respects. I have the 2011 version (wine with yellow stripes).
Big Agnes Amber SL 30º
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Big Agnes Q-Core

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent pad, designed to be fairly small and lightweight but big on comfort. Slippery finish makes it hard to stay on. I was able to modify…
Big Agnes Q-Core
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CamelBak Rim Runner

rated 5 of 5 stars Have a couple of year old model, very pleased with it — well made, great hydration, comfortable First off, worth noting that Camelbak updates…
CamelBak Rim Runner
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Except that it blocks the sun it's hard to tell it's there. I got this nice hat mailed to me as a prize from TS. It would be bad form to diaparage…
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Five Ten Arrowhead

rated 4 of 5 stars Not to be limited to overhanging and steep climbing. Great shoe, fits my wider sized toe box well. It definitely has a more aggresive fit and…
Five Ten Arrowhead
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MSR WhisperLite Universal

rated 5 of 5 stars This product is beautiful, easy to pack, looks like a water fountain and burns hot and would burn forever if you had enough fuel. lasts a long…
MSR WhisperLite Universal
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Saucony ProGrid Razor 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Made for running in the worst weather Mother Nature can dish at you. Drizzles, pouring rain, blizzards, light snow, even on a slushy sidewalk,…
Saucony ProGrid Razor 2.0
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Cumulus Panyam 450

rated 4 of 5 stars In his class does not have many competitors when it comes to quality, and probably none when it comes to contact with the customer, which is…
 
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Limmer Light-Weight

rated 5 of 5 stars The longer I've had them the more I love them. Nothing compares. I've been at least a thousand miles in my Limmer Lightweights. They're scarred…
Limmer Light-Weight
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The Backside Blue Ice -50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While a bit bulky to carry, there is no greater reassurance after a hard cold day on the trail than knowing you will be warm at night. Used…
 
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Hilleberg Nallo 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight, versatile, four-season tent. It has good room for two and some gear in the vestibule. I bought this tent in 2003. It has…
Hilleberg Nallo 3
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Big Agnes Ethel 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is made for WOMEN! I love this bag so much that I bought a second one for my partner. The air cord pad and the comfort of this bag…
Big Agnes Ethel 0°
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CamelBak Cloud Walker

rated 5 of 5 stars Really great daypack — durable, spacious, awesome hydration system. The Cloudwalker is a great daypack. It features a row of gearloops on…
CamelBak Cloud Walker
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No Limits Compact Butane Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fisrt off is the price, at 20 bucks you can't go wrong. For the gear heads the stove weight is 3.3 oz and 3.7 oz with the stuff sack. It is…
 
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