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The Instaflator

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple, easy to use, human powered tool for filling sleep pads or other inflatable gear. Packs light and small, no batteries required. Would…
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Tarptent Scarp 2

rated 4 of 5 stars This light 2-person tent is roomy and easy to set up. With two doors and two vestibules there is plenty of venting when weather permits. The…
photo: Tarptent Scarp 2
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ZebraLight H600 MK II

rated 5 of 5 stars The H600 MK II is a nearly indestructible headlamp, providing a blinding 1,090 Lumens of light. Combine that with its long battery life and…
photo: ZebraLight H600 MK II
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Nathan Intensity

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Nathan Intensity running vest is an excellent woman-specific pack for running medium to long distances. With a 70-ounce reservoir and pockets…
photo: Nathan Intensity
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Topo Athletic MT

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, minimalist trail runner that still provides a bit of support. Enough lug on the soles to provide pretty good off road traction, but not…
photo: Topo Athletic Men's MT
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Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is every bit as waterproof and breathable as advertised, very strong also. My other 4-season tent weighs seven pounds and is made…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2
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Mountain House Mexican Style Rice and Chicken

rated 3 of 5 stars This Mountain House entrée offers the backcountry backpacker convenience and calories in 8-9 minutes—just add water for a ready-made meal—but…
photo: Mountain House Mexican Style Rice and Chicken
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UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 40°

rated 5 of 5 stars Great value sums up this top quilt made in Michigan by Paul and Missy and their crew at UnderGround Quilts (UGQ). I've had this quilt for just…
photo: UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 40°
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Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Jetboil Joule is a canister stove system that is intended for use by “expert backpacking groups and alpinists”, particularly for large…
photo: Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System
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Brooks PureGrit 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These spring 2014 Brooks trail runners are tough, yet relatively lightweight. With great bite on rough terrain, be careful on smoother surfaces,…
photo: Brooks Men's PureGrit 3
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TATO Gear AB-13 Hybrid

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, versatile, and seriously cool is exactly how I'd describe this stove from TATO Gear. Built-in feet and pot stand are very well…
photo: TATO Gear AB-13 Hybrid
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Montane Dragon 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a small pack that fits like a race vest. Super comfortable, carries the weight really well. Probably warm in height of summer, bladder…
photo: Montane Dragon 20
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Dutchware Flyz Grill Top

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you already have a compact wood stove like a TATO Gear Element I recently reviewed and you think you'd enjoy a grilled bit of protein that…
photo: Dutchware Flyz Grill Top
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Mariani Cranberry Honeybar

rated 5 of 5 stars Mariani's Cranberry Honeybar is 40 grams of deliciousness. Made from REAL foods, there are no artificial flavors, coloring, or ingredients.
photo:   Mariani Cranberry Honeybar
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Trader Joe's Pound Plus 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate

rated 5 of 5 stars Mountaineers, hikers, and other adventurers have long known the magical properties of good dark chocolate. Rejuvenating to both body and spirit…
photo:   Trader Joe's Pound Plus 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate
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Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Tasty energy on the go. Great for a fast snack that won't slow you down. Lots of fat calories to give the belly a break from heavy carb loads.
photo: Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt
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Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars With its claim as the lightest rain jacket in the world — if you are looking for the absolute lightest weight rain jacket you can find, this…
 
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HammockGear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultra light, ultra coverage that even wind driven sideways rain can't penetrate! I've been camping all my life, so I know what it is like to…
photo: HammockGear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors
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Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Proven comes to mind when considering products from Jacks R Better, and the Greylock 3 demonstrates that to a tee. The Jacks were there with…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3
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TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars What hiker doesn't enjoy a campfire? With the Element twig stove, a bit of your favorite fire starter, fire source, and a handful of twigs you…
photo: TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove
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Big Agnes Double Z

rated 4 of 5 stars For a summer-only pad, the Big Agnes Double Z offers big comfort and durability with a relatively light weight. At 4 inches thick, it absorbs…
photo: Big Agnes Double Z
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Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid classic gets several small but innovative upgrades. I found myself on a different continent with sudden opportunities to go up to the…
photo: Scarpa Men's Mont Blanc Pro GTX
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Barry Farm Cheddar Cheese Powder

rated 5 of 5 stars Cheddar cheese in powder form with flavor comparable to boxed mac and cheese or cheesy popcorn. Good base for cheesy trail dinners. I would…
photo:   Barry Farm Cheddar Cheese Powder
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GSI Halulite Ketalist Cookset

rated 4 of 5 stars Bulletproof, might be a word that one would think of when using one of these, and if not for a couple of minor details great would be another.
photo: GSI Halulite Ketalist Cookset
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GCI Outdoors PackSeat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars GCI Outdoor's Packseat Portable Stool is a fairly lightweight seat that spares a camper from sitting on the ground, pointy rock, or wobbly log.
photo:   GCI Outdoors PackSeat
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Falcon Guides Hiking North Carolina

rated 4 of 5 stars If you are hiking in North Carolina and want to visit as many trails as possible, than this is the book for you. It covers a lot of the trails…
photo: Falcon Guides Hiking North Carolina
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NEMO Cosmo Insulated 20R

rated 4 of 5 stars A comfortable insulated pad that has an integrated foot pump which allows for quick and easy inflation without having to huff and puff or bring…
photo: NEMO Cosmo Insulated 20R
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ZonePerfect Fudge Graham Bar

rated 1 of 5 stars If you consider artificially flavored Soy Protein Nuggets as a real food, and your choices lie between starvation and eating ZonePerfect's Fudge…
photo:   ZonePerfect Fudge Graham Bar
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Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking…
photo: Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent
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Cotopaxi Inca 26

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable bag for traveling in the woods or around town. A wonderful balance of features and function. Quality construction and design make…
photo: Cotopaxi Inca 26
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Sea to Summit Escapist 15D Tarp

rated 4 of 5 stars A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking…
photo: Sea to Summit Escapist 15D Tarp
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR Lightning Ascent has the best traction of any snowshoe I've used. The bindings are super secure, easy to use while wearing gloves or…
photo: MSR Men's Lightning Ascent
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Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42

rated 4 of 5 stars The Lowe Alpine Peak Attack is a 42L classic, single compartment mountaineering -inspired pack. With those uses in mind the pack boasts added…
photo: Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42
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SOG BladeLight Camp

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An interesting blend of fixed blade knife and flashlight that proves quite capable of executing most camp cutting tasks. While not intended…
photo: SOG BladeLight Camp
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Deuter ACT Lite 75+10

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable adjustable pack that can adapt to haul a lot or a little. Quality construction with some thoughtful details. Weighs in at 4 lbs…
photo: Deuter ACT Lite 75+10
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Montane Dragon 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a nice pack that allows for multi-day runs. It's not perfect, but in the most important aspect — carry while running — it's great.
photo: Montane Dragon 20
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Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A healthy, responsible product from a cool company that, with a little tweaking could be great. Vermont Smoke and Cure Pepperoni I admit that…
photo:   Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks
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Montane Dragon 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A well-built and lightweight pack for ultrarunning and fast packing, big enough to carry layers, emergency gear, and food for long mountain…
photo: Montane Dragon 20
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Tick Key The Tick Key

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This product is great way to remove ticks if prevention falls. It is painless and helps reduce disease transmission by reducing the chance a…
photo: Tick Key The Tick Key
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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lot of backpackers look at pillows as luxury items and leave them behind because they are too heavy or bulky. The new Sea to Summit Aeros…
photo: Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
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Keen Durand Mid WP

rated 2.5 of 5 stars If you can deal with the large toe box and keep your toes from smashing into the end while descending you might like these boots. If you have…
photo: Keen Men's Durand Mid WP
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Berghaus Expedition Light 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Berghaus Expedition Light 80 is a large capacity pack with a lightweight design. It has a surprisingly supportive suspension system which…
photo: Berghaus Expedition Light 80
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Aquaclip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The AquaClip is a clever gadget that I recommend for those using Platypus-style water bottles. While the Ultralightest may cringe at the added…
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ExOfficio Dryfly Flex Shirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When the sun is shining bright, this shirt shines even brighter. With its mesh-lined vertical back vents, UPF 30 and quick-drying and moisture…
photo: ExOfficio Men's Dryfly Flex Shirt
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Podsacs Waste Management System L

rated 4 of 5 stars A dry bag with little features that make it ideal for carrying out both synthetic and human waste from the wilderness. Perfect organizational…
 
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LuminAID Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A basic, functional solar-powered lantern at an affordable price-point. The simple design allows for a wide-range of uses and abuses. A prime…
photo: LuminAID Lantern
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MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5 38F sleeping bag is a high quality, super comfortable, accurately rated, very compressible, and lightweight…
photo: MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5
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Kelty TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, high quality tent with lots of room. The footprint is impossible to find at the moment so either make your own out of Tyvek, or…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Big Agnes Pumphouse

rated 3 of 5 stars The BA Pumphouse is too low-volume to be a good inflation device, and that property is the main feature that differentiates it from any other…
photo: Big Agnes Pumphouse
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Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall, I LOVE this coat! It's a soft, attractive, great layer piece. But the coat has a design issue that can work against its purpose, which…
photo: Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
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Leatherman Style PS

rated 4 of 5 stars At 1.6 oz, the Style PS is an ultralight multi-tool that has EVERYTHING a hiker could want…except a knife blade. (Oops!) Let me start with…
photo: Leatherman Style PS
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Klymit Motion 60

rated 3 of 5 stars The Motion 60 is a lightweight, large capacity backpack built around the Airbeam Framesheet, that Klymit has become famous for. Its best features…
photo: Klymit Motion 60
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Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The OR Helium Hybrid is a lightweight, no-frills wind jacket that has additional protection from rain on the hood and shoulders. The minimalist…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket
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Evernew Titanium Mug 400

rated 4 of 5 stars Evernew's Ti Mug 400FH is a ultra-lightest's dream. This single-wall titanium mug is the perfect companion for the backpacker whose cooking…
photo: Evernew Titanium Mug 400
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U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel and Trowel

rated 4 of 5 stars A sturdy folding trowel for doing trowel-related business. Not exactly UL, but it won't break or bend even when prying rocks or chipping at…
photo: U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel and Trowel
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Amok Draumr

rated 4 of 5 stars Camp in a bag, setup in less than half the time of any other tent I have seen. Extraordinary breakthrough in hammock design. There is a learning…
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Ortlieb Snack Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and waterproof food grade storage. OK, I have just bought two A6 and two A5 Ortlieb snack packs. The two A6 (passport size) are…
photo: Ortlieb Snack Pack
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BaroCook BC-003 (850ml)

rated 3 of 5 stars A reliable alternative cooking system without a flame, BaroCook uses a common and relatively safe chemical reaction using Calcium oxide (quicklime)…
photo:   BaroCook BC-003 (850ml)
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Morakniv Companion Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars Can’t beat the price for what you get! Very sharp right from the start, it’s a great multi-purpose carbon steel knife, very functional drop…
 
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Vasque ShapeShifter Ultra

rated 2 of 5 stars The Vasque Shapeshifter is a heavily padded running shoe that attempts to buck the trend of minimalist footwear. It comes up unsuccessful however,…
photo: Vasque ShapeShifter Ultra
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Mountainsmith Lookout 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This isn't an ultralight pack by any means, but it's a great pack for weekend warriors or extended trip backpackers who want to go minimalist…
photo: Mountainsmith Lookout 50
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Avex Highland AUTOSEAL Stainless Travel Mug 20oz

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The perfect double-walled, vacuum-insulated mug for backcountry day trips or daily commutes. Actually, truly leak-proof, exquisitely designed,…
photo:   Avex Highland AUTOSEAL Stainless Travel Mug 20oz
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Honey Stinger Organic Waffle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These soft little waffles, serve up tasty energy (160 calories each) that’s easy on the stomach for endurance athletes, and other active outdoor…
photo: Honey Stinger Organic Waffle
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The North Face Verto Storm Jacket

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Silent Orange Is The New Black! This is a high quality waterproof, breathable storm jacket that is very useful for (dare I say) fast and light…
photo: The North Face Men's Verto Storm Jacket
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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars More room than I thought possible from a tent weighing just 3 pounds 7 ounces. Perfect for two people (and a dog). Highly recommended. The MSR…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P
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Coleman Camp Stove Toaster

rated 4 of 5 stars Coleman camp stove toaster. Compact and user friendly. The design will toast up to 4 pieces of bread at a time. Just place on your camp stove…
photo: Coleman Camp Stove Toaster
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Montane Shark Ultra Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars The Montane Shark Ultra Tee is a most impressive garment! It fits well, it breathes very well, it remains virtually odor free, and it wears…
photo: Montane Shark Ultra Tee
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Black Diamond Gizmo

rated 2 of 5 stars Hands down the poorest quality headlamp I have ever used. A flimsy, nearly paper-thin plastic housing makes this unit one battery change away…
photo: Black Diamond Gizmo
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Poweradd Apollo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A 7200mAh Li-polymer battery with a 5V/180mA solar charger to recharge your devices in the backcountry or during power outages. Easy to use,…
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Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest

rated 4 of 5 stars The Z-Rest is a Therm-a-Rest product, but it's not an air-filled type — rather it's closed cell foam. It's light, durable, and versatile.
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 4 of 5 stars A versatile, portable, comfortable and easily accessible option for overnight sleeping or just a quick rest. Compresses to a size slightly larger…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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SmartWool Hiking Ultra Light Mini

rated 4 of 5 stars After dismissing this sock as sub-par, I have a new found appreciation of them. They are not a great hiking sock, but they are pretty decent…
photo: SmartWool Men's Hiking Ultra Light Mini
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Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a fresh, healthy, and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. While the recommended re-hydration…
photo: Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto
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SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good fire kit for anyone who may need to light a fire—camper, backpacker, hunter, or stranded traveler—especially under adverse conditions.
photo: SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit
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MSR MicroRocket

rated 5 of 5 stars I'd love to tell you something bad about this stove, but I can't. This spring/summer I have been using the Micro Rocket as my go-to stove in…
photo: MSR MicroRocket
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TurboPUP Complete K9 Meal Bar

rated 5 of 5 stars TurboPUP bars are nutrient dense meal bars that can be used to feed your furry friend on backpacking trips, day hikes, while traveling, or any…
photo: TurboPUP Complete K9 Meal Bar
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent all-in-one hammock system that won't break the bank. A little on the heavy side, and improved with some slight modifications. Overall…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip
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Kind Fruit & Nut Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best way to think about this is as a trail mix in bar form. Nice amount of calories for the weight of the bar. A little sticky so watch…
photo: Kind Fruit & Nut Bar
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Outdoor Research Sparkplug Gaiters

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, super breathable, minimalist gaiters that keep your feet and socks in good condition. Function: The Outdoor Research Spark Plug…
photo: Outdoor Research Sparkplug Gaiters
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Salomon X-Scream

rated 4 of 5 stars Transitioning from road to trail is a tough thing to do for a shoe. The Salomon X-Scream does an incredible job of providing rugged support…
photo: Salomon Men's X-Scream
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Fast Fly Rain Tarp

rated 3 of 5 stars A tarp that is quick to deploy and offers an inventive tightening system. However, it is poorly cut and does not stretch flat at the ridge/crown…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters Fast Fly Rain Tarp
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Good To-Go Thai Curry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fresh, healthy and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. The taste and ingredient list are…
photo: Good To-Go Thai Curry
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Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fresh, healthy and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. The taste and ingredient list are…
photo: Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili
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SmartWool PhD Run Medium Mini Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars SmartWool's PhD Run (medium cushion) is hands down the best hiking sock I have ever used. After 100+ miles on the same pair, there is virtually…
photo: SmartWool PhD Run Medium Mini Sock
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Merrell Proterra Sport

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent lightweight, minimalist styled hiking shoe from Merrell. The combination of great design, high quality materials, and sound construction…
photo: Merrell Men's Proterra Sport
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Easton Slickrock 2P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This spacious free standing tent has a lot going for it. It is stable in gusty wind, it has plenty of head and elbow room, there are two entries,…
photo: Easton Slickrock 2P
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars Who doesn't want to look fly, feel cool, and represent Trailspace? It's a comfortable, lightweight, and well-fitting hat that drys quickly and…
photo: Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Granite Gear Vapor Day

rated 5 of 5 stars Medium size and full featured day hiking pack, large enough for winter excursions, lightweight enough for any walk. Super comfortable padded…
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Day
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightweight DoubleNest hammock is easy and fast to put up anywhere. I love that it can fit two adults comfortably. It is perfect for camping,…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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Black Diamond Venom Hammer Ice Axe

rated 5 of 5 stars When you need a second tool, but not necessarily a technical ice tool. "You know when it's good picket snow when you drive one in and you really…
photo: Black Diamond Venom Hammer Ice Axe
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Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Inexpensive, small knife sharpener. From pocket knives to serrated edges to gut hooks, it comes in handy for many uses. Has brought two pocket…
photo:   Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener
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Klymit Motion 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Klymit has hit a homerun with its 35-liter Motion pack! This lightweight day hike/overnighter pack is very easy to wear, tough, and comfortable!
photo: Klymit Motion 35
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MontBell Tachyon Anorak

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra light wind shirt, great protection, folds up tiny, not superb on breathability. Construction: I can be short with this review — The…
photo: MontBell Tachyon Anorak
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Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee

rated 4 of 5 stars Great grid fleece mid layer or cold weather base layer for active use. Of the grid layer fleeces Patagonia's R1 is the one you see the most…
photo: Mountain Equipment Men's Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee
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Leki Makalu Ultralite

rated 4 of 5 stars Superbly built poles allow confident use in a variety of conditions--creek crossings, uphills, downhills, as shelter supports, etc. Leki Speedlocks…
photo: Leki Makalu Ultralite
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Tarptent Moment DW

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is a great solo 3- or 4-season tent, depending on options. It is the 2nd gen. Moment, the 1st gen being a single wall version. The…
photo: Tarptent Moment DW
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Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt is a fun and feminine outdoors garment and can be very practical in certain circumstances. In conceding…
photo: Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt
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NEMO Cosmo Air

rated 5 of 5 stars A comfortable, quieter, and less expensive alternative to the Therm-a-Rest NEOAir and similar ground pads. This is one you should definitely…
photo: NEMO Cosmo Air
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Buff Original Buff

rated 3 of 5 stars After getting used to it, wearing the Buff has added a layer of protection from the elements, while doing a fine job of wicking away moisture.
photo: Buff Original Buff
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Vasque Scree 2.0 Low UltraDry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Vasque Scree 2.0 Low UltraDry hiking shoe is a great shoe for anyone who prefers a low-cut hiking shoe yet wants the sturdiness and protection…
photo: Vasque Scree 2.0 Low UltraDry
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