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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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SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 4 of 5 stars The Spot 2 is a small, rugged, highly portable, GPS locating device which allows the user to transmit pre-typed messages to friends and family…
SPOT  Satellite GPS Messenger
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Exped SynMat 9 DLX

rated 5 of 5 stars A giant pad for a big person! 77.5" long, 26" wide, and 3.5" thick, with an R value of 6 all for only 41 oz. I love this pad. Yes, it's big.
Exped SynMat 9 DLX
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Vasque Bitterroot GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars These boots are leather and Goretex, so they can run a little warm, but not as bad as some boots. After using them for about a month and two…
Vasque Bitterroot GTX
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The North Face Canyonlands

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Keep coming back to old reliable! I have had this tent since 2002.  It has spent time on the trail in climates as varied as the Namib Desert…
The North Face Canyonlands
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AntiGravityGear Katahdin

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice looking lightweight stove set, works better with ul/ha pots. OK, this is a very nice looking lightweight stove set, more durable than…
AntiGravityGear Katahdin
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Bibler Ahwahnee

rated 5 of 5 stars Have traveled all over the world in this tent in all conditions and have never found anything better or more versatile. We have been using this…
Bibler Ahwahnee
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Columbia Coremic Ridge 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Standard Columbia boots — good quality and value I'm a longtime user of Columbia hiking boots, and the Coremic Ridge 2 boots are exactly what…
Columbia Coremic Ridge 2
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ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Have used the 1.5 Mystique for two seasons now. I don't have a lot of negative things to say about this tent, it's a little heavy and it's not…
ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
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Perception Sundance 12 Kayak

rated 4 of 5 stars Fine choice for a first-time or all-around solid recreational kayak. Have had the Perception Sundance 12 Kayak for years and have been happy…
Perception Sundance 12 Kayak
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New England Ropes / Maxim Equinox 10.2 mm

rated 4 of 5 stars After a year of weekend climbing I still like this rope. I didn't expect a lot from a rope in this price range, yet I was pleasantly surprised. …
New England Ropes / Maxim Equinox 10.2 mm
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MSR Dragontail

rated 3 of 5 stars This tent is great because it is lightweight, but I have modified it for UK conditions. I bought this tent as a lightweight replacement for…
MSR Dragontail
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Optimus Hiker+

rated 5 of 5 stars A very stable stove that puts out a lot of heat when needed but will simmer too! I have a Nova (NOT plus) and love it so decided to try this…
Optimus Hiker+
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MSR WhisperLite Universal

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally here is a true multi-fuel (MSR calls it a hybrid) stove that burns both liquid fuels and canister gas (upright or inverted). Not only…
MSR WhisperLite Universal
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Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access

rated 4 of 5 stars Very lightweight, zero heel-toe differential running shoe with some cushioning. Marketed as an 'entry to barefoot' shoe, hence the odd name…
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great! Super light, very compactable, good power. This stove is pretty dang awesome, and has been fueling me for a couple years now. Great reliability,…
MSR PocketRocket
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GSI Glacier Stainless Steel Bottle Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars Fits over a 1L Nalgene + Fits over a 1L Nalgene bottle but even better for me, it fits over my Optimus Svea 123 stove replacing the very small…
GSI Glacier Stainless Steel Bottle Cup
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Solo Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The stove burns solid fuel like small wood chips, twigs etc. that can readily be found in most environments efficiently and clean.The impact…
Solo Stove
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MSR WindPro II

rated 4 of 5 stars The Windpro II from MSR is new for 2012 with one major difference from the original Windpro... Inverted Liquid Feed. The Windpro II has added…
MSR WindPro II
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking for a boot with excellent support. This boot being higher than most backing boots offer this. Once you walk in them you will notice…
Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
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Clif Gary's Panforte

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tasty, unique bar bridges the gap between an energy food and a sophisticated desert. It's not quite sweet, it's not quite savory — it…
Clif Gary's Panforte
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Big Agnes Big House 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent and even better customer service. I've had this tent for 2 years and counting. I go camping with my son's scout troop at least once…
Big Agnes Big House 4
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Arc'teryx Altra 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Super comfort, unlimited adjustments, removable belt, opens like a suitcase for easy location of any item, weights only 4#'s, 16 ounces for…
Arc'teryx Altra 65
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Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This boot has it all. I have owned these for a couple of years now, and would buy another pair in a second. I have used these on numerous multi-day…
Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex
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Marmot Limelight 4P

rated 5 of 5 stars Best 4 Person Tent. Hands Down! - Form, Fit and Function BACKGROUND: Been searching for 4-6 person tents here in HK and I was so disappointed…
Marmot Limelight 4P
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Wiggy's Ultra Light FTRSS

rated 5 of 5 stars Super warm, two bag system. Well tested over 4 winters. I have owned this bag system for about 4 years and cannot say enough. I camp a lot in…
 
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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit

rated 5 of 5 stars This panel can collect up to 7 WATTS! (far more than most other systems – but even then it takes about 4 hrs of FULL sunlight to fully charge…
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit
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GSI H2JO! Coffee Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars Best backcountry coffee maker, so far. So in my search for the ideal backcountry coffee maker I stumbled upon this one. My search had these…
GSI H2JO! Coffee Filter
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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

rated 4 of 5 stars I have used this with a home made white box style alcohol stove and it works great. Solid and dependable. Very well thought out. 8/3/13 Update:…
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very sturdy set. A little heavy. Set wt. 13.8 oz. or 390 g. without the cups 7.8oz. 220g. I found to use it without the cup. A canister…
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
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Esbit Spirit Stove Set

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A reliable, compact cooking system. Easily large enough for one or two people, but compact enough for any pack. I use it regularly now, it's…
 
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars The water purification system I've been looking for! I've been enamored with the use of UV light to inactivate bacteria and virus for quite…
CamelBak All Clear
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to tent! I'm not sure how long Hilleberg has been producing Akto tents but I've had mine going on seven years now and it's out in the…
Hilleberg Akto
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NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

rated 5 of 5 stars It is what it says it is — an EXTREME search and rescue drysuit! I work on a Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team. Because of my familiarity…
NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit
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NRS Maverick Glove

rated 5 of 5 stars An awesome, all weather DRY glove! My Fire Department Swift Water Rescue team trains in the river 12 months of the year and is called on for…
NRS Maverick Glove
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Big Agnes Q-Core

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, very warm. Lighter than any self inflating pad, heavier than most air pads. I used the long/wide Big Agnes Q-Core pad on an…
Big Agnes Q-Core
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Leatherman Sidekick

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sidekick is half the price of most other Leatherman products and about 90% of what you expect from Leatherman. A bit heavy for the pocket…
Leatherman Sidekick
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U.S. Armed Forces Modular Sleep System MSS

rated 4 of 5 stars The 4-part MSS system might be a great solution, depending on your needs. Military-grade, -30 to 50deg, all-weather, all-climate capability…
 
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Lowa Camino GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Boots for anyone who takes hiking/backpacking seriously and need good, lightweight, stable footwear for serious adventures! These boots are…
Lowa Camino GTX
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Bearded Stocking cap (home-made)

rated 5 of 5 stars I showed a few pictures of these to my mom and she made a couple for my son and I. So I saw these bearded stocking caps online for twenty to…
 
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Exped Aries Mesh

rated 4 of 5 stars Fairly light, very hard wearing, easy to set up tent that can easily withstand all the rain and wind that the weather can throw at it. This…
Exped Aries Mesh
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Valandré Bloody Mary

rated 4.5 of 5 stars With proper ground insulation and mid baselayer, it's very comfy down to 7°F. Terrific design. Fantastic foot box. Very good outer shell. Good…
Valandré Bloody Mary
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Easton Artica Backcountry

rated 3 of 5 stars Great snowshoe to walk with and really like the bindings. However, after around 30 km, one strap of the binding started to break apart. I have…
Easton Artica Backcountry
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Optimus 8r

rated 5 of 5 stars Bullet proof and it will SIMMER! Easy to light. I have 2 of these, both purchased on eBay. They both work great and are easy to light. I prefer…
 
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are tough, high quality, lightweight snowshoes with excellent floatation. My first pair of MSRs were the high impact plastic Denalis.
MSR Lightning Ascent
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Big Agnes Encampment 15°

rated 4 of 5 stars Lots of room in this bag, but it comes at a price. There's a good reason people complain about this bag not keeping them warm to 15 degrees…
Big Agnes Encampment 15°
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall I found the Camelbak All Clear to be a convenient and easy approach to the problem of providing potable water. No water treatment system…
CamelBak All Clear
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A completely free standing solo tent that is both expedition-ready and ultralight. Two years ago when we climbed Iōdake (硫黄岳) and Akadake…
Hilleberg Soulo
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REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great set for travel and backpacking. I got the set on sale for $50 after an additional discount on a clearance priced item. In short, I love…
REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple and almost bullet proof and will SIMMER. Highly recommended. I have 2 of these stoves.  The first I purchased new from an online retailer…
Optimus Svea
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Optimus Nova

rated 5 of 5 stars Works great, easy to prime, and IT WILL SIMMER! Used the Nova (NOT Nova+) recently on a winter backpack trip and my stove was the only one in…
Optimus Nova
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MSR Reactor

rated 4.5 of 5 stars On long trips you'll only need one fuel canister! My Reactor boils water fast, even when it's windy. I take my Reactor when I'm on trips of…
MSR Reactor
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Macpac Microlight

rated 5 of 5 stars The Macpac Microlight is a versatile tent especially for a 46-year-old Dad, me, wanting to introduce his 5-year-old daughter to the Australian…
 
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NEMO Morpho 1P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've used this tent in a variety of conditions over more than thirty days. Those conditions included a trip with light summer rains, a fall…
NEMO Morpho 1P
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Suunto Ambit

rated 5 of 5 stars The Suunto Ambit is the most advanced ABC/GPS Navigation Trainer watch. It's a Game Changer. Suunto Ambit reviewed by a hunter/outdoorsman's…
Suunto Ambit
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Victorinox Swiss Army Climber

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This knife has everything I need and nothing I don't. It's all combined in a nice every day carry that weighs less than 3 oz. I've carried this…
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber
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Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A water bottle is a pretty simple thing on the surface. A container for holding water, right? But it's the fine points of design that make the…
Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack provides excellent load support and it comfortable to wear to boot. The bag holds quite a bit yet the weight is fairly light; the…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3

rated 4 of 5 stars Feel and fit are absolutely first class, I mean I can cross my freakin legs in this thing. OK, I bought these bags for my son and for I (two…
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had a D3 since 1981 and used it all over the Sierras, Mohave Desert, Yukon, Alaska, Grand Canyon, Paria Valley, Sierras, Santa Cruz Mountains,…
 
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MSR StormKing

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent 4-season tent that is bomb proof shelter for 3-5 people. Also good summer tent with use of MSR Vista Wing or similar tarp. Like the…
MSR StormKing
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GSI Collapsible Java Drip

rated 5 of 5 stars This is it! If you're looking for a great cup-o-Joe on the trail, this is the product that will do it for you. My wife works in a nice kitchen…
GSI Collapsible Java Drip
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Snow Peak GigaPower Auto

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this stove for five years, and it's never let me down. I work in the mountains, and it goes with me in my travel kit, then pulls duty…
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
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Big Agnes Sarvis SL2

rated 5 of 5 stars The best and most versatile tent I have ever use. I am an Assistant Scoutmaster and typically camp out between 15 and 25 nights a year. I have…
Big Agnes Sarvis SL2
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Nite Ize S-Biner

rated 5 of 5 stars Good, solid product that has many uses. I have about 3-4 of these in varying sizes on my pack and I love them. They can be used for just about…
Nite Ize S-Biner
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for carrying heavy loads comfortably. I bought a D3 in 1981 and it was my first large pack. Hiked a bunch with it on the AT. In 1984,…
JanSport D2
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork trekking poles work very well and are comfortable. They do a great job of helping me keep my balance while…
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
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Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Ultra WPi

rated 3 of 5 stars 'Ultra' is probably not the best descriptor for this boot. While we all need to acknowledge that there is no truly/waterproof boot (unless we…
Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Ultra WPi
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