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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite

rated 5 of 5 stars The real benefit is the warmth it adds. This is true space age gift....light weight, rugged, and warm. I am a big guy...250 lbs and a side sleeper.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
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GoLite Breeze Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Light under 1 lb backpack, can easily carry enough gear for a long weekend, bombproof [have had over a decade with no problems]. Just got back…
GoLite Breeze Pack
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2 comments

Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great shirt for hiking.! It is lightweight, wicking, and comfortable. It is my go-to 3 season hiking shirt. I wear it March-November.
Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T
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HammockGear Incubator 40°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hammock under quilt that is well made and has a realistic temperature rating. I have switched to a hammock as my primary shelter after many…
HammockGear Incubator 40°
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Vasque Breeze

rated 3 of 5 stars I found these boots to be comfortable and lightweight. The only reason I rated these down is because the boot is not as durable in the sole…
Vasque Breeze
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Lowa Camino GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Out-of-the-box comfort! Excellent support for ankle, heal, and toe! True to size! Look great!! Right out of the box these boots fit perfectly.
Lowa Camino GTX
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Black Diamond Tripod Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Tripod Bivy is the best I've ever used. It is absolutely stormproof and well worth the cost. I've had several bivys over the…
Black Diamond Tripod Bivy
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2 comments

Black Diamond Mercury 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Suspension is not a gimmick. Just a few comments on this as still not a great deal written about this pack. Firstly, the suspension. The main…
Black Diamond Mercury 75
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14 comments
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Sierra Designs Zissou 30 Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars The Zissou Light 30 is a versatile, lightweight down sleeping bag, best used for three-season backpacking, especially in areas prone to heavy…
Sierra Designs Zissou 30 Lite
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Tracks Sherlock Staff

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you're looking for durability, feasibility and good quality and comfort while hiking, you have to have this pole with you. It makes your…
Tracks Sherlock Staff
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BearVault BV500

rated 4 of 5 stars If a bear can is required or deemed necessary, this is a good choice. While this can is harder to open than some of its counterparts, the benefits…
BearVault BV500
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Woolpower Helmet Cap 400

rated 5 of 5 stars This hat is good for any activity requiring full peripheral vision in temperatures ranging from 5 to -15 degrees Celcius. Ideal for any activity…
Woolpower Helmet Cap 400
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2 comments
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Bare Boxer Contender

rated 5 of 5 stars The Bare Boxer Contender is a budget bear canister that is light and more importantly, approved by IGBC and SIBBG for use in both Grizzly and…
Bare Boxer Contender
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, very comfortable, fantastic back system and lots of pockets. Well to start, the back system is very good. I mean the way it is…
Osprey Exos 58
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Kelty Lounge 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice and sturdy tent. Set Up: I am an outdoors guy, so this was pretty easy for me. The two things which took the longest were threading the…
Kelty Lounge 4
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3 comments
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Petzl NAO

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Petzl NAO is a very high tech headlamp featuring a wide range of brightness levels (15 to 355 lumens) and automatic adjustment of brightness…
Petzl NAO
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars Your wilderness Lazyboy recliner and a must have luxury item. If a person wants to carry a Thermarest pad and use that company's chair kit it's…
Alite Monarch Chair
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2 comments

The North Face Aries Long Sleeve

rated 4 of 5 stars This shirt is a long sleeved, midweight, Merino wool/ polyester blend fabric, designed for active pursuits in cooler temperatures. It also incorporates…
The North Face Aries Long Sleeve
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4 comments
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MontBell Alpine Light Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is the most warm down jacket I have ever worn! It is great as a stand alone or mid layer. I absolutely recommend it. I am one of…
MontBell Alpine Light Down Jacket
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars OMG! Seriously? If you haven't already drooled all over one of these like a lifeless zombie online or in your local shop for hours by now than…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Marmot Storm Shield Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great rain jacket that is for more than just rainy conditions. From the Manufacturer: You’re not getting older: You’re evolving! And so…
Marmot Storm Shield Jacket
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars This little guy is lightweight, powerful, and bright. Can't beat it with a stick! There isn't much negative to say about this lantern, unless…
Black Diamond Orbit
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Osprey Waypoint 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A large pack with super-handy side-load zippers and a small day pack. Comfortable adjustable hip straps keep it from being overwhelming in size,…
Osprey Waypoint 80
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Sazzi Digit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Sazzi's take on the traditional water sandal provides some unique and helpful innovations. Having independent toe movement helps with balance…
Sazzi Digit
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Jetboil Flash Java Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars The Jetboil Flash Java kit is a well designed all-in-one stove/cook pot/insulated coffee press that's a cinch to set up and really delivers…
Jetboil Flash Java Kit
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Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars After buying many parkas I bit the bullet and bought this one. I like the others, but when I opened the box the day it arrived I WAS IN SHOCK.
Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka
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Stoic Ti Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars Super lightweight, 700ml pot/lid combo, designed for use as a cup or a gram counting, solo kettle. Overview: This pot/lid combo is manufactured…
Stoic Ti Kettle
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Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best suited for one or two person backpackers, cooking dehydrates meals or simple reheat style meals. Not Ultralight Weight @ 14 ounces but…
Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars Make a great tarp into an ultralight tent. After I first set this tarp up and realize that it would only cover 3 feet at ground level on each…
MSR E-Wing
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Benchmade Mini-Griptilian

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A nice camp and pocket knife with good steel and a light weight.
Benchmade Mini-Griptilian
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6 comments
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NEMO Nocturne 30

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Nocturne 30 is good for lightweight backpacking in temperatures near or at its stated rating and in wet climates. I’m a warm sleeper and…
NEMO Nocturne 30
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

rated 5 of 5 stars A retail employee and outdoor enthusiast's best friend, the Chaco Z/1 is a great performance and casual sandal for everyday or active use. I've…
Chaco Z/1 Unaweep
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Osprey Kestrel 38

rated 5 of 5 stars A high-quality pack rich in features that melds comfort, function and style. The Osprey Kestrel 38 is my go-to pack for its versatility and…
Osprey Kestrel 38
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Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This chair is a backpacking item that manages to accomplish that elusive "ultra-light yet luxurious" combination, finally allowing a backpacker…
Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair
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Soto Muka

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove, complaints about pumping not warranted. "Also, the pump is threaded and removable for some reason. Im my case, I went to pick up…
Soto Muka
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Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 32°

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm, light, compact, goes below 32. Bad first, I hate the zipper on this darn thing. If I was mummied and had to escape a bear, I'd die. I…
Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 32°
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Osprey Exos 46

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent pack with some problems that may cause problems for unprepared users. I bought this pack in 2010 for use on the Camino de Santiago.
Osprey Exos 46
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Feathered Friends Hyperion Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very lightweight yet warm down vest. Features are minimal, what you would expect to keep weight limited. Relatively trim fit. Overall outstanding.
Feathered Friends Hyperion Vest
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Quality construction, Excellent comfort, roomy and made in the U.S.A. Good to 20 degrees in a tent with light thermals and wool socks. I am…
Western Mountaineering MegaLite
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MSR WindPro

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove for group cooking. I purchased this stove for use with our scout troop. It's very easy with setup and the windscreen helps with…
MSR WindPro
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Osprey Farpoint 70

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Osprey has designed a versatile and quality pack for the urban and travelling yet outdoorsy minded person, but basic flaws such as pocket placement…
Osprey Farpoint 70
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Atom LT Jacket is my favorite jacket for all kinds of anything. Great for kicking around the city or hitting the trail. The Atom LT is awesome.
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
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Frogg Toggs DriDucks Rain Suit

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight (10.4 oz total), very packable, full rain suit that's breathable and comfortable to wear, and is washable! For $20 this can't be…
 
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ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the most durable yet lightweight hiking shirt on the market. I've owned my shirt since 2003 and after numerous expeditions and even…
ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Long Sleeve Shirt
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Black Diamond Eldorado

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent in a small package. The Eldorado, formerly made by Todd Bibler, is a great 4-season tent. Very lightweight, compact, but perhaps…
Black Diamond Eldorado
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Patagonia Drifter A/C

rated 3 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this shoe. It didn't fit well on my narrow feet, which caused a lot of lifting in the heel. This could be alleviated…
Patagonia Drifter A/C
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Tanka Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tasting bar that stays with you for quite awhile. Love to take a couple with me on a hike. I am not usually a big meat eater, but I was…
Tanka  Bar
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Optimus Terra Solo Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little cookset! Good heat dispersion, non-stick coating and lightweight too. I like this cookset very much, it is currently my cookset…
Optimus Terra Solo Cookset
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Eureka! Tessel 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This backpacking tent is not the lightest 3-man out there, but it is heavy duty and has plenty of interior volume. Large vestibules and 6 pockets…
Eureka! Tessel 3
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Feathered Friends Rock and Ice Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars When you need the very best. Feathered Friends has been in business for around 30 years or so, now. They make excellent down filled clothing…
Feathered Friends Rock and Ice Parka
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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol

rated 4 of 5 stars As a backpacker on a budget, the Z Lite is a very good choice for both the experienced and novice backpacker. This pad has provided me ample…
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol
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Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you are like me, a bigger guy, who likes to sleep on his side, yet stay warm and be comfy all night, then you will love the Big Agnes Lost…
Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°
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MontBell U.L. Down Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, simple and most of all, warm...and so good I've reviewed it twice!) The odd thing about the U.L., when I first got it, was the sensation…
MontBell U.L. Down Parka
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Salomon 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Solid, capable, out of the box boot, that won't ruin your bank account—or mine anyway. So far, I have gotten three John Muir Trails and a…
Salomon 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX
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The North Face Mountain 25

rated 5 of 5 stars A Swiss Army Knife of a tent. Throwing in my 2c for anyone considering this tent, although I can't speak to the new and improved Mountain 25…
The North Face Mountain 25
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars It's super light for what it provides. And what it provides is a comfortable place to sit down, off the ground, that collapses into a size not…
Alite Monarch Chair
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Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm, windproof, very comfortable winter parka. Moved to a much colder (But sunny'r! ) town. Was finding my lighter, low weight, hiking and…
Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket
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L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Mountain Treads, Mid-Cut

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love these boots and Gore-tex is definitely the way to go. They are sturdy and comfortable. The Gore-Tex is great, they stay dry even in the…
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Mountain Treads, Mid-Cut
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Vasque Summit GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars A well made, good looking yet tough boot that will see you through anything subalpine you wish to put it through. Once broken in, becomes a…
Vasque Summit GTX
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ZPacks Hexamid Solo-Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great solo tent , easy setup, less than a lb. has the coolest ground sheet on the planet. can use my sherlock hiking stafff as a tent…
ZPacks Hexamid Solo-Plus
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Klymit Cush

rated 5 of 5 stars There was a time when pillows were the mark of the meek, the fragile, and the mild... No MORE!! Lightweight, super-durable, and perhaps most…
Klymit Cush
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5 comments
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The North Face Better Than Naked Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Better than Naked Shirt is a loose fitting, lightweight, breathable, quick drying, synthetic fiber shirt, which is designed to be worn during…
The North Face Better Than Naked Crew
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Deuter Aircontact 65+10

rated 5 of 5 stars Given its size, this pack is a breeze to carry no matter the weather. And it's tough as nails. Mine has seen 2 years of hard SAR use both on…
Deuter Aircontact 65+10
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Big Agnes Summit Park 15

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the perfect year-round bag! It packs relatively small, is warm and comfy, and doesn't break the bank. If you're a big person who likes…
Big Agnes Summit Park 15
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Marmot Plasma 30

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps below freezing. Super light, super packable. Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps…
Marmot Plasma 30
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Osprey Aura 65

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra comfortable. light and super durable, this pack is the pack of my dreams. I love Osprey packs. I also own a Kestral 48 that I use for…
Osprey Aura 65
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Brooks-Range Alpini Sleeping Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Too good of a deal to pass up. A while back I saw this pad on clearance for so low that I thought it was a joke; a lower price than a foam…
Brooks-Range Alpini Sleeping Pad
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Mammut Heron Light 65+15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack has been with me from a trip to the beaches of Florida, to car camping trips, backpacking, and also climbing. This pack is great if…
Mammut Heron Light 65+15
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Tubbs Flex TRK

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For the casual snowshoer, these snowshoes are a great bang for their buck. Pound for pound, they are a really great product. I found these snowshoes…
Tubbs Flex TRK
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Steger Mukluks Arctic

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are extremely warm boots. Extremely comfortable too, like your favorite slippers on steroids. They are not for wet conditions though.
Steger Mukluks Arctic
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Cold Cold World Chernobyl

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great no frills 1-2 day alpine pack. So I love to try out small business gear and off brand stuff. I decided after hearing about CCW online…
Cold Cold World Chernobyl
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Kelty Salida 2

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great quality tent for a person who needs a lightweight low priced tent. The Salida 2 has just the right amount of features for the…
Kelty Salida 2
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4 comments

Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very simple, durable and reliable stove. It stores fuel unlike other compact alcohol stoves. This works great with the aluminum Westbrook…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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3 comments
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MSR Fury

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is bomb proof! It is a lightweight, sturdy, spacious, 4-season tent that will keep you comfy. I would recommend this tent to anyone…
MSR Fury
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REI Passage 65

rated 4 of 5 stars This backpack isn't just for kids! Better than most adult packs I've tried. I'm not easy to fit with a pack. My broad shoulders mean that the…
REI Passage 65
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ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Full Cut Brief

rated 4 of 5 stars This product lives up to the claims ExOfficio makes of their undergarments. Quick dry, light, durable, comfortable, "no stink". They are great…
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Full Cut Brief
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Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A cool idea that could do with a little help in the execution. A while ago I read that a softshell that was also insulating would be an ideal…
Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket
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MSR Flex 4 System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars AWESOME product! Everything fits tightly and in order. We have been using the Flex 4 kit for 3 years now. The kit itself has everything besides…
MSR Flex 4 System
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2 comments
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, breathable, and offers good coverage. Before receiving this hat, I was using a cotton based visor that I typically paired with…
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Black Diamond Trail Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars These poles have held up over many many hikes and collapse short enough to attach to pack when not in use. These poles are great! I use them…
Black Diamond Trail Shock
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 3 of 5 stars This product is lightweight, and is a good choice for the right person. This is really a very good product. But it really is a niche product.
Klymit Inertia X Frame
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2 comments
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MSR Surelock UL-3

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent, sturdy, lightweight trekking pole that collapses small, stores easily, does its job well, and looks darn nice, too! The MSR Surelock…
MSR Surelock UL-3
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GoLite Eden 1

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good, tough, single wall solo tent. I've been using this tent for a while now, in three-season weather, which includes a lot of rain,…
GoLite Eden 1
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9 comments
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great 4-season sleeping pad. From the Manufacturer: New for 2012: The XTherm mattress is the warmest mattress in the NeoAir collection,…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable convenient lumbar pack for day hikes and touring. If you are looking for the ideal day pack but, enjoy full freedom of movement,…
Mountainsmith Tour
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Marmot Haven 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars We bought this tent to use on motorcycle trips where space is tight. It's been one of the best outdoor purchases we've ever made! The Haven…
Marmot Haven 2P
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Six Moon Designs Starlite

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend the SMD Starlite for a through hiker or a person who starts trips with heavy loads. It is better at carrying heavy loads than other…
Six Moon Designs Starlite
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Timberland Chochorua Trail Hiker w/Gore-Tex

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great casual winter boots. I bought these for casual winter boots to wear to work and out on the town. They are very comfortable and light so…
 
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Optimus Heat Insulation Pouch

rated 5 of 5 stars Top quality with pockets to keep hands warm while eating. Works very well indeed. Well to start with, I have made all my pot cozies using silver…
Optimus Heat Insulation Pouch
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4 comments
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars If all backpacking equipment could be simplified and lightened with the excellent results Sawyer has achieved with the filter itself, people…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch

rated 3 of 5 stars Great concept of a system. Water filter itself is amazing. The bags lack strength and durability. They are the weak link in the system. The…
Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 5 of 5 stars This pad is designed to go INSIDE the sleeping bag! I never roll off this pad!! At 9.1 ounces, this pad disappears into my sleeping bag stuff…
Klymit Inertia X Frame
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Soto Micro Regulator Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars It doesn't get any better than this. I have tried them all from the MSR white gas models to the PocketRocket, Snow Peak GigaPower down to the…
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
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Therm-a-Rest Ventra Down Comforter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Ventra is a great choice for couples that love to sleep close in the backcountry. While researching the interwebz for a couples' solution…
Therm-a-Rest Ventra Down Comforter
5
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, reliable, and fuel is a renewable resource. When I started planning my backpacking needs, stoves terrified me.  As ten-year old I had…
Trangia Mini Trangia
1
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Inov-8 Trailroc 245

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lugged slipper that will take you everywhere you need to go. A fantastic trail shoe that will server about 90% of all my trail running needs.
Inov-8 Trailroc 245
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Trangia 27-5 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for 1- or 2-person cooking. Stable, windproof platform and failproof. The set: The trangia 27-5 is a nice 2-person starter set. It comes…
Trangia 27-5 UL
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Osprey Atmos 65

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this pack as an upgrade to prepare for some true backcountry hiking. I was absolutely amazed at how well this pack carries the weight…
Osprey Atmos 65
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1 comment
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Platypus Big Zip SL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Originally purchased as a backup, this has become my favorite hydration option. Easy to fill. I like the bite valve on this a fair bit better…
Platypus Big Zip SL
5
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8 comments

LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot

rated 5 of 5 stars Tired of wet gear inside a tent? Put your tent over this cot and enjoy dry and comfort inside your tent even in a 5" all night rain. Did it…
LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot
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