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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…
photo:   Amok Draumr
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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,…
photo:   Poweradd Apollo
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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 3 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 20R

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 20R
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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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Salomon X Ultra GTX Mid

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall I have never felt so 'one' with a shoe. The fit and thickness of the sole is exactly right and it is a pleasure to climb up steep terrain,…
photo: Salomon Men's X Ultra GTX Mid
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NEMO Astro Air Lite 20R

rated 4 of 5 stars The Nemo Astro Air Lite 20R is a compact, lightweight, well-designed backcountry mattress. A great choice for those minimalist warm weather…
photo: NEMO Astro Air Lite 20R
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Falcon Guides Ultralight Backpackin' Tips

rated 2 of 5 stars The good/beneficial advice presented in this book simply cannot make up for the REALLY BAD opinions that the author brings forth as part of…
photo: Falcon Guides Ultralight Backpackin' Tips
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BIAS Hammock Gear Buginator

rated 5 of 5 stars A portable and hugely versatile bugnet for traditional hammock camping. It's lightweight, and can be used with multiple hammocks. Once set up,…
photo: BIAS Hammock Gear Buginator
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Mad River Outrage X

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is faster than some others and with the soft chines very forgiving for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Larger than its younger cousin…
photo: Mad River Outrage X
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Rab Siltarp 2

rated 4 of 5 stars This tarp has been a great introduction into tarp camping for me. It is much lighter than a conventional tent, as well as being much roomier.
photo: Rab Siltarp 2
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Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 3 of 5 stars A viable option to lighten your load. Solo hikers will enjoy the convenience and protection this filter provides. The Sawyer Mini is  probably…
photo: Sawyer Mini Filter
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Injinji Performance Crew Sock

rated 4 of 5 stars Used as a liner sock with a pair of mid-weight merino wool hikers, I found the Injinji Performance Crew to be exactly what I need for blister…
photo: Injinji Performance Crew Sock
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Leatherman Style CS

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Leatherman Style CS is an inexpensive, good quality basic multi-tool. It comes with a knife, scissors, tweezers, nail file, flat screw driver…
photo: Leatherman Style CS
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Nite Ize Inova STS

rated 4 of 5 stars The Inova STS is a feature-rich, uber-bright headlamp that takes a decent stab at innovating the classical on/off switch. With the popularity…
photo: Nite Ize Inova STS
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Storm headlamp is a waterproof, medium sized lamp that is loaded with features: High power, waterproof, dimmable, lockable,…
photo: Black Diamond Storm
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Nestle NIDO Dry Whole Milk

rated 5 of 5 stars Milk for the backcountry that tastes a lot like milk. Whole milk with milkfat retained. Great for breakfast cereals, in coffee, in meals and…
photo:   Nestle NIDO Dry Whole Milk
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Primus Windscreen

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, easy to carry wind screen to use with the smaller backpacker stoves that use canister fuel. The picture above isn't the one I'm using,…
photo: Primus Windscreen
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 3 of 5 stars This review is for the older 45 lumen Orbit model. The new models are rated at 60 lumen with a flashlight option. I'll be honest... this doesn't…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack does 90 percent of the kind of hiking/climbing I do. A lot of good things have happened in the last few years to backpacks and I am…
photo: Granite Gear Men's Nimbus Trace Access 70
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Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD)

rated 4 of 5 stars This product is well suited for anyone wanting to enhance their backpacking experience by floating or paddling mild rivers and flat water lakes…
photo: Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD)
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Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 is a massive freestanding dome style backpacking tent that has two adjacent doors (one front and one side) which…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5
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Nesco FD-80 Snackmaster Square Dehydrator & Jerky Maker

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very functional dehydrator for food preservation, making trail meals or jerky. Reasonable price considering the features including variable…
photo:   Nesco FD-80 Snackmaster Square Dehydrator & Jerky Maker
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Ahnu Montara II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My feet are thanking me for this lightweight, comfortable, hiking companion! In a former life, I was a runner. I took up hiking after a knee…
photo: Ahnu Montara II
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Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

rated 4 of 5 stars Fun, little lantern that would make a great addition to a family trip. I wouldn’t recommend this for someone getting ready to head out on…
photo: Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern
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The Ultimate Hang An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping

rated 5 of 5 stars Derek Hansen's "The Ultimate Hang" is a must read for anyone serious (or curious) about becoming a hammock hanger. Hansen thoroughly covers…
photo:   The Ultimate Hang An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping
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Optimus 111B

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is rare in today’s outdoor market for a product to continue with few changes for more than a score of years or even a decade. Stoves are…
photo: Optimus 111B
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Light & Motion Focus Head

rated 4 of 5 stars At 165 lumens, the Focus light head is the brightest red light this reviewer as ever seen. Add to that a 60-degree wide beam, and night hiking…
photo: Light & Motion Focus Head
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Light & Motion GoBe+ 700 Wide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If the Sun is a bit too heavy to carry in your pack, then I would recommend the GoBe+ 700 Wide. It's less weight than the Sun, and it doesn't…
photo: Light & Motion GoBe+ 700 Wide
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Light & Motion GoBe+ 500 Search

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The GoBe+ 500 Search is a 500-lumen, 8-degree spot beam that is so bright, Light & Motion has to put warning labels on it regarding eye…
photo: Light & Motion GoBe+ 500 Search
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NEMO Veda 2P

rated 4 of 5 stars The Nemo Veda 2P is a very spacious hybrid shelter that provides enough livable space not just for yourself and your companion, but also for…
photo: NEMO Veda 2P
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 4 of 5 stars I've used the Platypus GravityWorks for about a year now. Extremely easy to use and the best part... It requires NO pumping. It's also lighter…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Hemlock Eagle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you are looking for a quality tandem canoe with moderate rocker and light weight, the Eagle might just be for you. One advantage is the narrow…
photo: Hemlock Eagle
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MSR Mini Groundhog Stake

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For their smaller size (6”), these stakes are deceptively strong and lightweight. While a dollar more expensive than other aluminum stakes,…
photo: MSR Mini Groundhog Stake
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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars Bigger on the inside, than it appears from the outside, it’s a well-constructed 3-season tent for those looking for an ultralight option.
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P
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Easy Traveler 32oz Traveler

rated 4 of 5 stars Collapsible polyethylene 32-ounce bag. Designed for safely transporting liquor while traveling. Lightweight but durable. Originally designed…
photo:   Easy Traveler 32oz Traveler
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Easy Traveler 16oz Rum Runner Flask

rated 4 of 5 stars Collapsible polyethylene 16-ounce flask. Designed for safely transporting liquor while traveling. Lightweight but durable. Originally designed…
photo:   Easy Traveler 16oz Rum Runner Flask
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Restop 2 for Solid Waste

rated 4 of 5 stars Restop 2 is a solid waste disposal system ideal for outdoor adventures in locations where "packing it out" is a must. While heavier and more…
photo: Restop 2 for Solid Waste
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Osprey Rev 6

rated 5 of 5 stars The Osprey Rev 6 day pack is perfect for trail running, day hiking, and mountain bike rides. Though small, this day pack is full of features…
photo: Osprey Rev 6
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Julbo Explorer

rated 4 of 5 stars High altitude eye protection, style, and comfort win the day with the Julbo Explorer. I would recommend these glasses for hiking, trekking,…
photo: Julbo Explorer
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A3 White Lightning Marshmallow Bar

rated 3 of 5 stars A quick lift is provided from this snack bar—"Anytime, anywhere, anyplace," to quote the packaging. For snacking when energy levels are lagging…
photo: A3 White Lightning Marshmallow Bar
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable, full featured, lightweight pack under 2.5 lbs. With an internal frame, this ultralight pack does not sacrifice comfort for weight.
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars In northern Vermont, our "between seasons" hikes can be marked by variable conditions, including frozen ground, ice, glazed snow, or anything…
photo: Kahtoola Microspikes
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Patagonia Alpine Houdini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the lightest and most packable waterproof/breathable shell I have tried. It functioned extremely well on a variety of really unpleasant…
photo: Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini
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Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The new Lightning 2 UL is an efficient, roomy, lightweight 2-person backpacking tent incorporating some new features that set it apart from…
photo: Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL
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Vargo Ti-Arc Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The external frame pack is back! The Ti-Arc is a first generation backpack from the company that brings us all things titanium. As an initial…
photo: Vargo Ti-Arc Pack
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Vapur Vintage Flexible Wine Carrier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Convenient, light, and flexible way to carry drinks into the backcountry. Recommended for anyone looking to bring some of the comforts of home…
photo: Vapur Vintage Flexible Wine Carrier
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Nooksack Racing Supply Trekking Belt and Bungee Line

rated 4.5 of 5 stars In the dog hiking forums and blogs I follow, there is often polarization about whether to leash your dog while hiking. We always have our dogs…
photo: Nooksack Racing Supply Trekking Belt and Bungee Line
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SmartWool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport

rated 5 of 5 stars The SmartWool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport has been within arm’s reach of me all winter. It's one of the best insulating layers I have…
photo: SmartWool Men's PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport
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Black Diamond Distance FL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Your knees will thank you for this welcome addition to your hiking adventures! I had knee surgery almost two years ago, and since that time…
photo: Black Diamond Women's Distance FL
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La Sportiva Halo Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Breathable yet warm softshell pant well suited for backcounty skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, or cold weather hiking. The La Sportiva Halo…
photo: La Sportiva Halo Pant
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SOG Flashback

rated 4 of 5 stars The fastest assisted opening folder on the market. Initial Impressions This is a SOG knife. I am biased having owned several SOG knives over…
photo: SOG Flashback
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