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Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Skyward Jacket by Outdoor Research is a hardshell jacket that is as flexible and comfortable as a softshell layer and is also waterproof!
photo: Outdoor Research Women's Skyward Jacket
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Montane Spine Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Montane's Spine Jacket is a Goretex shell that appears to be very well put together. It combines very light weight with essential functions—windproof,…
photo: Montane Spine Jacket
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Brunton TruArc 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a nice well made compass with the basic set of features you should have if you intend to use it for navigation. I wouldn't hesitate…
photo: Brunton TruArc 5
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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars If you need to drop a deuce, pop a squat, pinch a loaf, or grunt a stinky in the woods, then TentLab's Deuce of Spades is just what you need.
photo: TheTentLab Deuce of Spades
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Ridge Merino Heist 1/2 Zip Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Heist 1/2 Zip Hoodie is an ideal mid-to-heavy weight hoodie that does an admirable job in warm as well as cold weather. This sleek top is…
photo: Ridge Merino Heist 1/2 Zip Hoody
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Ridge Merino Inversion Midweight Bottoms

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These high quality, high performance mid-weight base layer bottoms perform without adding unnecessary bulk! Unrestrictive and warm, Ridge’s…
photo: Ridge Merino Inversion Midweight Bottoms
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Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope

rated 4 of 5 stars Tinder-on-a-Rope is a very reliable fire starter that is easy to use and functions well even after it has been exposed to moisture. It you tend…
photo: Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope
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Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad with Salmon

rated 4 of 5 stars A fresh alternative to the typical salty noodle-based dehydrated meal, the Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad has lots of healthy, whole ingredients…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad with Salmon
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Jetboil MightyMo

rated 5 of 5 stars The MightyMo is a compact canister stove that will not disappoint! With features like a piezo-style ignition and a simmer control that idles…
photo: Jetboil MightyMo
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Garmin Tempe

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent weather instrument for all users of wireless-capable Garmin units. I've been using this sensor since its appearance in 2012 with my…
photo: Garmin Tempe
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Fjallraven Abisko Lite 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight 3-person all-season tent with good gear storage abilities. It stands side by side with renowned Hilleberg tents in terms of quality,…
photo: Fjallraven Abisko Lite 3
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ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is now my favorite pack after a year of solid testing in all range of temperatures and trail conditions. A lightweight pack with a suspension…
photo: ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0
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GV Snowshoes Mountain Extreme

rated 4 of 5 stars The GV Mountain Extremes are lightweight backcountry snowshoes suitable for the steepest terrain. The traction frame design and crossbars help…
photo: GV Snowshoes Mountain Extreme
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Klymit Pillow X Large

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Klymit Pillow X Large is based off the popular Pillow X, but is much more than just a larger version. The fabric is greatly improved and…
photo: Klymit Pillow X Large
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Vargo Titanium Bot 700

rated 4 of 5 stars The Bot 700 is a well-designed, simple but multi-functional piece of equipment. The major changes from its predecessor, the 1L Bot, are a smaller…
photo: Vargo Titanium Bot 700
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Gregory Deva 70 GZ

rated 5 of 5 stars The Gregory Deva/Baltoro series is great for anyone from the weekend hiker who likes to bring everything but the kitchen sink to the long trail…
photo: Gregory Deva 70 GZ
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Gear Aid RAM Claw Light Mount

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A sturdy and easy to operate mount for use with Gear Aid lights. The Claw Mount is best suited for around the house or task specific needs due…
photo: Gear Aid RAM Claw Light Mount
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Gear Aid ARC LED Light & Power Station

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Sturdy, reliable, and rechargeable. The ARC is both a light and a power source that has come in handy in a wide variety of scenarios. Conditions…
photo: Gear Aid ARC LED Light & Power Station
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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very light, durable, and functional camp shovel with the added benefit of being very useful for a number of other applications around…
photo: TheTentLab Deuce of Spades
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MSR Remote 2

rated 5 of 5 stars If strength and livability are your goals in a four-season tent the MSR Remote 2 may be for you. MSR Remote 2 The MSR Remote 2 is a tent for…
photo: MSR Remote 2
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UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter

rated 4 of 5 stars An interesting eco-friendly product that is excellent for lazy lighting of campfires and wood stoves in good conditions. It is extremely easy…
photo: UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter
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Forty Below Bottle Boots 1L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does a very good job keeping your liquids warm in the winter and cool in the summer—decently thick neoprene. Simple fold-over top and wide…
photo: Forty Below Bottle Boots 1L
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Marmot Quasar Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm and lightweight jacket, it has a good quality construction, durability, and the price is not high. Before starting this review I must mention…
photo: Marmot Men's Quasar Jacket
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Tarptent Scarp 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am rating the newer 2016 model. Adaptable, four-season capability in a small(ish) package. I purchased the 2016 updated model last summer…
photo: Tarptent Scarp 1
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Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good device in between a Yaktrak and mountaineering crampon. I used a pair of the very inexpensive YakTrax exactly one time and decided to find…
photo: Kahtoola MICROspikes
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YAMA Mountain Gear Cirriform Tarp 1P - 0.8 oz Dyneema

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile quality, handmade, full weather protection in a sleek design. I purchased the DW Cirriform in .8 cuben but use the tarp alone during…
photo: YAMA Mountain Gear Cirriform Tarp 1P - 0.8 oz Dyneema
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Kammok Firebelly Down Trail Quilt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nothing like the quilts grandma used to put on her bed, the Firebelly uses modern materials and design to pack a lot of comfort into a light,…
photo: Kammok Firebelly Down Trail Quilt
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Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter is a good idea and handy gadget that functions as a spark lighter with ferrocerium (ferro) rod and bellows.
photo: Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter
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Oboz Bridger Mid BDry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A really comfortable mid that can overlap into four seasons. The leather upper is soft and needs little break-in but provides some support,…
photo: Oboz Men's Bridger Mid BDry
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U.S. Armed Forces Gen III, Level 2 ECWCS Top

rated 5 of 5 stars U.S. made Polartec Power Grid fleece top for $20. Compare to the $100 Patagonia R1 which is now made overseas. I find myself wearing the level…
photo: U.S. Armed Forces Gen III, Level 2 ECWCS Top
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U.S. Armed Forces M65 Trouser Liner

rated 5 of 5 stars The M65 pant liner is a sub-$10 hidden gem for cold weather camping or backpacking. The key is using them as an overpant as they're sized large…
photo: U.S. Armed Forces M65 Trouser Liner
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Wild Ideas Bearikade Weekender

rated 5 of 5 stars The Bearikade line of bear canisters from Wild Ideas are by far the lightest weight for the volume you get. Bearikades are the only carbon fiber…
photo: Wild Ideas Bearikade Weekender
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Black Diamond Guide Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These made me a believer in gloves for very cold weather. I have not worn a warmer or more durable glove. The gauntlet is easy to open and close,…
photo: Black Diamond Men's Guide Glove
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Dutchware Folding Sit Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars The Dutchware Gear folding sit pad is ultra lightweight, durable, multi-use, and cheap. It provides a lot of basic functionality -- at this…
photo: Dutchware Folding Sit Pad
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Black Diamond Iota

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Perfect for trail running. You'll still need a longer-range one for route finding. As fall approaches and nights get longer many say goodbye…
photo: Black Diamond Iota
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GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Complete

rated 4 of 5 stars Complete cooking and eating system, including canister stove, 1.4L pot with cup, bowl, and foon for two. Small enough to carry on solo trips,…
photo: GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Complete
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Campfire Meals Rice & Chicken Tortilla

rated 4 of 5 stars I was ordering some quickie meals for winter hiking, and decided to write a review of one of our favorites. The Campfire Meals Rice and Chicken…
photo: Campfire Meals Rice & Chicken Tortilla
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enLIGHTened Equipment Prodigy 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars Using Climashield APEX insulation this quilt is made for cold, wet conditions that make down quilts nervous. Made to order in ten degree increments…
photo: enLIGHTened Equipment Prodigy 20°
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Patagonia Super Guide Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Trustworthy do-it-all winter pant. These have been my go-to winter pants for the better part of a decade. Ice climbing, backcountry skiing,…
photo: Patagonia Men's Super Guide Pants
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Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Heavy duty gaiters for those times you need more than something to keep out dust. Thick protective panels stand up to sharp rocks and errant…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Crocodile Gaiters
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Rothco ECWCS Polypropylene Balaclava

rated 5 of 5 stars Base layer, insulator, and above all vapor barrier, this balaclava is a useful tool to have in your cold weather quiver. All but supplanted…
photo: Rothco ECWCS Polypropylene Balaclava
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Vargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars A simple but neat solution to the problem of how best to carry alcohol as stove fuel. Tough polyurethane construction, a flip top, and measuring…
photo: Vargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle
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Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Looking for a go-to trekking pole that does it all? This pole might just fit that bill. From the ergonomic cork handle to it breaking down to…
photo: Leki Women's Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec
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Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The RangerGrip 71 is an excellent purpose-built multi-tool for the gardener or hiker not bothered by a bit of extra weight who wants to do a…
photo: Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 Footprint

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This factory footprint is functional and lightweight, helping protect the valuable bathtub floor of the CrossBow 2 tent. Simplicity of design…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 Footprint
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This accessory is designed for the CrossBow 2 StormPak, allowing the user to be well protected from insects, while minimizing weight with the…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 R/S

rated 4 of 5 stars The SlingFin CrossBow 2 R/S is the solid bodied, ripstop four-season tent in the CrossBow 2 family. Two backpackers and ALL OF THEIR GEAR can…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 R/S
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh

rated 4 of 5 stars The CrossBow 2 Mesh is the workhorse configuration of the SlingFin CrossBow 2 family. This tent will stand up to virtually any weather and conditions…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 StormPak

rated 4 of 5 stars The StormPak is the bare bones configuration of the CrossBow 2 series tent that minimizes weight, yet still has the strength to stand up to…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 StormPak
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Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The SwissChamp SOS Kit is a brilliant multi-tool paired with a curious array of supplemental tools, packaged together and labeled for survival.
photo: Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set
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La Sportiva Otaki

rated 5 of 5 stars The La Sportiva Otakis climbed very well on the sandstone of Castle Rock and on the volcanic conglomerate of Pinnacles. They work well for experienced…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Otaki
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Coghlan's Fire Paste

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An easy quick starter for your stove or fire when you don’t feel like going through the old-fashioned way. However, it doesn’t perform as…
photo: Coghlan's Fire Paste
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Granite Gear Air Zippditty

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just the right size (.6L) for the little odds and ends you want to keep in one place when hiking, camping, backpacking, or any other outdoor…
photo: Granite Gear Air Zippditty
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Backpacker's Pantry Charros Beans & Rice

rated 4 of 5 stars This VERY FILLING dinner will stuff the most hungry appetite whether on a quick overnight trip, thru-hike, or even at a long, busy day at work.
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Charros Beans & Rice
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Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Milk and Blueberries

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This single serving breakfast is a scrumptious powerhouse! Balancing loads of sugars, carbohydrates, and proteins make this an ideal meal for…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Milk and Blueberries
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Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Bananas & Milk

rated 4 of 5 stars Loaded with calories, this Backpacker’s Pantry breakfast is an excellent product for one VERY hungry hiker, or two people with normal appetites.
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Bananas & Milk
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Trew NuYarn Wool Pocket T

rated 5 of 5 stars The Trew Superlight NuYarn Wool Pocket T is an exemplary garment for layering or as a stand-alone summer T-shirt. It is one of the most comfortable…
photo: Trew Women's NuYarn Wool Pocket T
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Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A lightweight breathable shell at a mid range price, this pretty well sums up the Under Armour Hurakan Jacket. It isn’t spectacular, but it…
photo: Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket
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Wild Things Guide Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This light, old-school day pack is great for people who want a low profile pack with plenty of tie-down options. Made for climbing, this pack…
photo: Wild Things Guide Pack
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Opinel No. 12 Explore

rated 4 of 5 stars A folding knife option for outdoors folks who want some of the efficiency of a larger, fixed blade knife in a folding package with hook blade,…
photo: Opinel No. 12 Explore
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Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars The Nano-Air Hoody is a mid-weight insulating layer than can reach across a wider than normal range of temperature and weather conditions. It…
photo: Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Hoody
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Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell is an extremely waterproof shell that uses an innovative design to keep you dry by putting a waterproof-breathable…
photo: Columbia Women's OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket
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Hilleberg Kaitum 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars One of the most spacious, strong, and easy-to-pitch tents in this weight category. It equally fits for family trips as well as for severe weather…
photo: Hilleberg Kaitum 3
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Amphipod Swift-Clip Cap Light

rated 4 of 5 stars A featherweight backup for when your lamp/light fails, and a handy gadget to keep in your pocket for days you get to camp late and haven't unpacked…
photo: Amphipod Swift-Clip Cap Light
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4 of 5 stars Black Diamond touts the Orbit as a Double Power LED. I would have to agree. With the touch of the selector switch you go from a 105-lumen lantern…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Eureka! ECWT

rated 5 of 5 stars AWESOME 4-man 4-season military issue tent. The Eureka! ECWT (Extreme Cold Weather Tent) 4-man / 4-season with multiple fly colors: Woodland…
photo: Eureka! ECWT
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Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps

rated 4 of 5 stars These chaps are a lightweight alternative to regular rain pants. They shed water and have much more ventilation than rain pants. I had the opportunity…
photo: Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps
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Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Adventure Medical Kit’s Ultralight & Watertight .7 is a nice group first aid kit when hiking in the backcountry, paddling down the river,…
photo: Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7
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Alpacka Raft Mule

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack raft has been a game changer in the types of trips that I am able to do. I've owned the raft for six months and it is now a key part…
photo: Alpacka Raft Mule
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MSR Elixir 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent tent for an affordable price. Top option if one doesn't need an ultra light product. Well suited for paddlers if weight is less of…
photo: MSR Elixir 2
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MSR Hoop

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A unique blend of relatively low weight, huge internal volume, and good durability. Perfect choice for camping in good weather conditions during…
photo: MSR Hoop
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WoolPro Skylark Ultralight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable and versatile this 100% Merino wool shirt functions as a cooling shirt when wet, yet warms when dry, and also makes a nice base…
photo: WoolPro Skylark Ultralight Crew
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 4 of 5 stars Very lightweight and quite roomy true 2-person tent at right price. But requires many pegs for pitching, not suitable for cold weather and abusive…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Easton Torrent 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Doubled walled, four-season function that won't break the bank or your back. Strong enough to handle high winds or heavy snow loads with vertical…
photo: Easton Torrent 2
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 5 of 5 stars Biggest advantage? You can take this tent absolutely anywhere and you can be 100% sure you'll be "home and dry" with it. A true four-seasons…
photo: Hilleberg Soulo
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Hilleberg Kaitum 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best all-season tents made that is suitable for backpacking or adventuring—top shelf materials and a superior design from…
photo: Hilleberg Kaitum 3
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Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30

rated 5 of 5 stars When you think of Sawyer, you probably are thinking “water filters.” My first thought when I saw Sawyer was selling a sunscreen was, “It…
photo: Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30
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Western Mountaineering SummerLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I put this bag to the test over 22 days in the High Sierra backcountry. It performed! Warm, comfortable, lightweight: I highly recommend it…
photo: Western Mountaineering SummerLite
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Outdoor Research Ensenada Sun Hoody

rated 3 of 5 stars This comfortable pullover is a great sun protection alternative for anyone who is outside enjoying summertime, whether in the bay or just out…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Ensenada Sun Hoody
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Under Armour CoolSwitch Trail Short Sleeve Tee

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A shirt that holds up well to the rigors of the hot summer hiking trails, but may not be quite as revolutionary as the marketing materials suggest.
photo: Under Armour Men's CoolSwitch Trail Short Sleeve Tee
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Trew Up Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Trew women’s Up Jacket (W’s Up Jacket…haha) has served me well as a summer weight windshirt. Lightweight, packable, and windproof,…
photo: Trew Up Jacket
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Lawson Equipment Technora ToughLaces

rated 5 of 5 stars The best shoelaces I’ve ever used for the trail. This is a review of the Technora Toughlace shoelace made by Lawson Outdoor Equipment. Lawson…
photo: Lawson Equipment Technora ToughLaces
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 4 of 5 stars A well-tuned combination of light weight and usable space, just big enough for two well-acquainted people, but roomy for one, best where the…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Old Town Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great all-around recreational solo canoe. It maneuvers on a dime, weighs just over 30 lbs, and can take a beating. If you can still…
photo: Old Town Pack
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Littlbug Senior

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A simple reliable woodburner that is big enough for group cooking. A friend had one of these along on a recent 10-day canoe trip, so I got to…
photo: Littlbug Senior
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Smartwater Bottles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I switched from Nalgene to disposable water bottles for most (3+ season) trips. If you go that route, the Smartwater bottles are the sturdiest…
photo:   Smartwater Bottles
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Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve is a light, cool shirt for running in warm weather (not recommended for hiking). Here’s Columbia’s description…
photo: Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve
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Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, breathable with a cushioned sole and open mesh top, these socks work well on their own or as a liner sock. Roughly a crew height…
photo: Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion
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Altra Lone Peak 2.5

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight running shoe fit for backpacking. The Lone Peak 2.5 came highly recommended to me by a fellow hiker as a lightweight, fast drying,…
photo: Altra Men's Lone Peak 2.5
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MSR WindBurner Accessory Pots

rated 4 of 5 stars A larger pot for the relatively new Windburner (aka Windboiler) stove system that works well when cooking for two people. In 2014 I received…
photo: MSR WindBurner Accessory Pots
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BioLite SolarPanel 5+

rated 4 of 5 stars The SolarPanel 5+ is a sleek and cleverly designed solar panel/ small storage unit that works. Compared to other solar panels’ specifications…
photo: BioLite SolarPanel 5+
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Vargo 1.3 Liter Titanium Pot

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent lightweight pot that has been very durable over the last two years. Heats relatively evenly, and has several thoughtful…
photo: Vargo 1.3 Liter Titanium Pot
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Trail Designs Ultralight Glasses

rated 4 of 5 stars These extremely lightweight "nose specs" are great to keep in a pocket for use checking maps or other small writing for those "experienced"…
photo: Trail Designs Ultralight Glasses
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OOFOS OOriginal Sport Sandal

rated 4 of 5 stars Super comfortable sandal. Great arch support and very lightweight. I have to admit that prior to receiving the Oofos OOriginal sport sandal…
photo: OOFOS OOriginal Sport Sandal
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Bergans Moa Pirate Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars The Bergans of Norway Moa Pirate Pants are a nice, all-around functional garment. The capris style provides more coverage than shorts, but is…
photo: Bergans Moa Pirate Pant
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Under Armour Verge Low Gore-Tex

rated 3 of 5 stars These shoes land solidly in the middle of the pack in the waterproof-breathable trail runner category. I have been using trail runners for almost…
photo: Under Armour Men's Verge Low Gore-Tex
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Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO

rated 4 of 5 stars A pretty lightweight tent that is easy to set up and holds its own. Setup: The tent has a single pole design with quick clips. This is probably…
photo: Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO
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Leki Micro Vario Carbon DDS

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Leki's Micro Vario Carbon are antishock poles that exceed anything else with which this user has ever hiked. While not ultra-light, the comfort,…
photo: Leki Men's Micro Vario Carbon DDS
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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season

rated 5 of 5 stars Sierra Designs thought outside the traditional box in designing the Backcountry Bed sleeping system. Starting with a basic mummy bag, they removed…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season
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MSR Guardian Purifier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR Guardian is a top of the line water purification system that delivers on its impressive claims. Very fast, very efficient, and largely…
photo: MSR Guardian Purifier
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