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Aerobie AeroPress

rated 5 of 5 stars The best cup of espresso you'll ever make on the trail, but there's a trick to using it. There's a trick to making the best use of this. Don't…
Aerobie AeroPress
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Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Of all the fleece vests I have owned, this is one. So I usually wear Columbia fleece vests that I pay about twenty bucks for on sale. Mine…
Mountain Hardwear Bedlam Vest
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 3 of 5 stars A $29 tent that, with minor modifications, weighs 1 lb. 15 oz. packed. I actually bought this in the '90s for a canoe trip that I did not take…
Wenzel StarLite
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Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt

rated 4 of 5 stars The only thing I have missed since I left my pants behind and started hiking in kilts? A kilt made of fast-drying, brush-resistant nylon. The…
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great tent from Big Agnes. It's light, but well-built and quite roomy for a one-person tent. The color coded rain fly clips are also…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Serrano Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile jacket — excels as a mid-layer, can be used as an outer layer in cool conditions. I have had this jacket for a year now and have…
 
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Five Ten Guide Tennie

rated 5 of 5 stars Best shoes for canyon hikers and canyoneering! On my fourth pair, I never consider going into a canyon without them. I do admit they have poor…
Five Ten Guide Tennie
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The North Face Eidolon Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, windproof and tough. In Australia it is hard to find pants for use above the treeline, so when I saw these I was tempted to buy.
The North Face Eidolon Pant
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a boot person and over the years I have tried many different brands without finding what I was looking for, comfort, protection, stability…
Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
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Outward Hound Excursion backpack

rated 5 of 5 stars Quality built saddle bags for your dog!! Mesh harness fits over your dog so no slipping on their back. GREAT Item. Took my dog on her 1st overnight…
 
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La Sportiva Speedster

rated 5 of 5 stars Sweet bouldering shoe for the steeps! Fantastic shoe! I wear these for bouldering only. The rubber goes up and over the toe so you have a huge…
La Sportiva Speedster
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I have the SVEA 123R and bought it in 1977. It still works faithfully. Never had a problem. Due to weight, I'm considering a Nova Plus or MSR…
Optimus Svea
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MSR WindPro II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars User friendly, super light and compact, easy to use stove with moderate ability to adjust burn (simmer verses boil only). Neat little stove…
MSR WindPro II
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Gregory Z55

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pack is amazingly rugged, well constructed and most importantly very comfortable right off the shelf. I wasn't really interested in a Gregory…
Gregory Z55
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Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a 3-in-one Caldera Cone stove with a difference. It can burn alcohol (burner provided), ESBIT fuel tabs in a special holder, and wood…
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri
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GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well thought out, durable, and flexible cookset. Features abound with this versatile cook set. I probably spent way too much time deciding on…
GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset
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MSR Mutha Hubba

rated 4 of 5 stars A very good and stable tent. Boy, are there a lot of tents to choose from these days. I needed a big, fairly lightweight tent for me and my…
MSR Mutha Hubba
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Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchase new in the late eighties, still going strong. I know this stove isn't new gear, but it is still the only small stove that I own and…
 
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MSR DromLite Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Great, lightweight yet durable and very versatile water bag. I now own three of the six liter bags, so far they have held up very well. The…
MSR DromLite Bag
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Exped Air Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great, lightweight pillow. My sleeping experience has been upgraded. I had been using a stuff sack full packed with clothes for my…
Exped Air Pillow
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Kelty Trek

rated 5 of 5 stars After thirteen years and five kids we passed it to friends in 80-90% condition. I carried all five of my clones in a Kelty kid carrier.  It…
 
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MSR Carbon Reflex 2

rated 5 of 5 stars i've had this tent for almost four years and have used it all over the place. recently spent 8 night camping on the north shore of oahu.  it…
MSR Carbon Reflex 2
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great, lightweight, comfy pad. I bought the Big Agnes pad because of its light weight and 2.5" thickness. I hate not sleeping well…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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REI Single Shot

rated 5 of 5 stars This great little waistpack is useful for numerous activities. I got one these waistpacks for my wife a few years ago because she wanted something…
REI Single Shot
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Brunton Aluminum Water Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lighter and more durable than a Nalgene, as well as taste free, this attractively finished water bottle is a better insulator than my plastic…
Brunton Aluminum Water Bottle
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Black Diamond Sprinter

rated 4 of 5 stars One of the best running headlamps out right now, with a few quirks. Winter in Montana makes it necessary to have some kind of illumination for…
Black Diamond Sprinter
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Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters

rated 3 of 5 stars Waterproof enough but TIGHT in the calves. I wear these in summer snow on glaciers and on winter trips to the mountains to hunt and cut the…
Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters
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Patagonia R1 Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The R1 Hoody works out very well as a mid layer in cool weather. This item is a staple in my pack when heading out on backpacking trips where…
Patagonia R1 Hoody
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars The Flash 18 is a great little pack for short day hikes or as a summit pack on a backpacking trip. While there are lighter options available,…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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GoLite Shangri-La 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good three-season tarp/tent but ventilation could be improved. A roomy nest, but the door needs improving. I bought this tent as a deluxe,…
GoLite Shangri-La 2
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Patagonia R1 Pullover

rated 5 of 5 stars these serve as a great light/mid insulating layer or a heavy base layer. very versatile, very comfortable, and extremely durable. if i were…
Patagonia R1 Pullover
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Patagonia R1 Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars this is a fairly warm synthetic base layer, loose enough to serve as a mid-layer. i recommend wearing alone for cooler weather and beneath a…
Patagonia R1 Pants
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High Sierra Titan 65

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This pack offers a great value at the price point and function mark. It is well featured with adjustable shoulder straps, lots of compression,…
High Sierra Titan 65
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Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a midweight merino wool/polyester blend base layer that Patagonia just reintroduced (yet inexplicably but happily put in the 50% off…
Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Crew
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Tasmanian Tiger Pathfinder

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The TT Pathfinder is an excellent backpack. It is made by a daughter-company to the German brand Tatonka. TT Is mainly gear made with military…
Tasmanian Tiger Pathfinder
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pad has it all... comfort, warmth, durability. I have used this pad for a few months now and it has been a great pad for me. It has the…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season
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Columbia Headwall II Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Surprised but not disappointed! I received the Columbia Headwall pant in November 2011 and have worn them now for about four winter months here…
Columbia Headwall II Pant
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Osprey Talon 11

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this pack for very long distance unsupported trail runs. I am new at this distance and and will likely never be a professional.
Osprey Talon 11
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Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is light and minimal compared to how much heat it can retain. Very high quality down, hence the price. What is good is the warmth,…
Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket
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CiloGear 45L WorkSack

rated 5 of 5 stars Best winter pack ever! It's light but durable. Simple but highly customizable. All straps are possible to move into a plethora of combinations.
CiloGear 45L WorkSack
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Brunton Solaris i6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I liked my first panel so much that I bought another one. This panel folds into the size of a National Geographic magazine. I have had these…
Brunton Solaris i6
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SmartWool Midweight Funnel Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This midweight zip top, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 250 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a noticeable…
SmartWool Midweight Funnel Zip
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SmartWool Microweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight long-sleeve crew, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Crew
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SmartWool Microweight Tee

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight short-sleeve tee, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Tee
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SmartWool Microweight Bottom

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight short-sleeve tee, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Bottom
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Kelty Trekker 3900

rated 4 of 5 stars I love my Trekker and wish it was the lovely cherry red of this new one! Mine is a rather drab silver and khaki. But I don't see it while I'm…
Kelty Trekker 3900
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Zamberlan Cristallo Gore-Tex

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, warm, good ankle support, good arch support, nice cushioning in midsole. My feet are broad, high volume feet with thick ankles…
Zamberlan Cristallo Gore-Tex
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Kayland Explore GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I recently tested a pair of Kayland Explore GTX hiking boots. They have a Vibram sole, a Gore-Tex membrane, and are made out of suede and synthetic…
Kayland Explore GTX
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Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars As this Woolrich jacket is discontinued, I will mostly focus on the Polartec fabric and some general pros and cons to consider when buying a…
Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket
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GoLite Footwear Surge Lite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nice light hiking boots! I've been trying these out for a couple of months now and I'm definitely impressed/intrigued by them. They certainly…
GoLite Footwear Surge Lite
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REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Used several trips in mountains of SE. Nice tight tent. Had some strong gusts and some sideways rain and it was good to go. I stayed dry and…
REI Arete ASL 2 Tent
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Asolo TPS 535

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Docking half a star only because I've had them for less than a year, which I don't think is long enough to call this a perfect boot. But so…
Asolo TPS 535
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Five Ten Anasazi Moccasym

rated 5 of 5 stars Since it's been a couple years between reviews I though I'd throw my opinion into the ring. I agree with the other comments that this is a soft-shoe.
Five Ten Anasazi Moccasym
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is so worth the $$! It is warm enough to wear in the 30s, yet you won't overheat in the 50s. There are three things that I must…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
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myDIYgear Winter Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars I am very pleased overall with the winter sock after i had its size altered. It effectively blocks wind and prevents drafts, is water resistant…
 
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REI Crestrail 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I work for REI as a very part-time sales person. But I've been a member for a long time and have had quite a few packs from other…
REI Crestrail 70
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars These trekking poles are awesome! Perfect for those ounce counters! The foam handles are very comfortable and you can still grip them when your…
Black Diamond Distance
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High Peak South Col

rated 5 of 5 stars If you check the weather for Mount Rogers, Virginia for the past weekend, February 11 and 12, 2012, you will see extreme conditions. The temperature…
High Peak South Col
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

rated 4 of 5 stars Gossamer light ... Surprisingly secure. Update to the review below:   After backpacking for a week in Grand Gulch in SE Utah I car camped for…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
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The North Face Minibus 33

rated 5 of 5 stars I searched for a tent for literally years before investing in one that costs so much. Then I actually found this for almost half of retail.
The North Face Minibus 33
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SOG Jungle Primitive

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been a knife collector off an on for decades. By "off and on" I mean I have a tendency to obsess about knives and research/buy a lot of…
SOG Jungle Primitive
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Carhartt WP Glove

rated 3 of 5 stars Carhart gloves Xl Fit very well. The lining pulls out a little when you sweat in it. You would definitely have to put a fan on these overnight…
Carhartt WP Glove
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Open Country Mors Bush Pot 1.8L

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased the 8-cup Mors pot from Ben's Bushcraft. It however is also sold at Four Dog Stoves. I believe this is made by Open Country, but…
 
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Standing Room 100 Hanging Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I discovered also the Ozark Trail hanging tent from Walmart is no longer available. However, a new hanging tent is now available! This "new"…
 
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Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars Great loft and warmth in even the remotest of environs. I got this for the coldest reaches of an upcoming Everest Trek. It is exactly what I…
Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody
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Sea to Summit Pack Tap

rated 5 of 5 stars What Sea to Summit has done here is simply tart up an old fashioned wine bladder (which many have converted for years of service as water bladders…
Sea to Summit Pack Tap
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Happy camper. I purchased the GoLite Shangri-La 3 for its light weight and features for me to try out my ideas for "small wood stoves for a…
GoLite Shangri-La 3
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Petzl Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars I got the Petzl Ascension ascender to replace my prussik cords for jugging fixed lines. In my search, I tried out numerous types of ascending…
Petzl Ascension
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LightHeart Gear SoLong 6 Cuben

rated 5 of 5 stars Very large 1-person tent. Two friendly people can easily fit in this tent. It is very long, and the 8"carbon fiber struts in each corner give…
 
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great stove. I've owned this for about 6 years and I can't find any complaints! Great boil time, lightweight, small size. I'm in the…
MSR PocketRocket
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Sierra Designs Down Moccasin

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These are toasty warm around the foot. The build quality is great, with thoughtful touches like a heel pull that works well with winter gloves…
Sierra Designs Down Moccasin
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Coleman Outfitter Cook Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars You can spend a LOT more money on the super-duper titanium, coated cookware, and end up with basically the same thing: something to cook your…
Coleman Outfitter Cook Kit
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Hilleberg Allak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this tent looks like. lol. after i got this tent, set it up once in the basement, to try and…
Hilleberg Allak
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White Box Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I received this as a Christmas gift. I was looking for an ultralight alcohol stove, and the White Box looked great. Received right from White…
White Box Stove
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McHale Super Critical Mass II

rated 5 of 5 stars When I was on the market for an expedition backpack, a co-worker suggested that I check out McHale's packs. After looking at his website, I…
 
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Eddie Bauer's First Ascent has slowly but surely over the last 2 years built itself a quality line of outerwear that competes very nicely with…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest
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Trangia 27-7 UL/HA

rated 5 of 5 stars i did a side-by-side test of this trangia model 27 ul /ha comparing it to the white box stove, the trangia triangle and the caldera cone stove.
Trangia 27-7 UL/HA
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Fischer BCX 6

rated 5 of 5 stars Used these for some cross-country skiing at Windblown XC center. It was the first time out this year and one of the few places skiable here…
Fischer BCX 6
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Black Diamond Fusion

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is going to be a bit of a comparison between the Petzl Nomic and the Fusion. I have been using both now for the last three years, these…
Black Diamond Fusion
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Kelty FC 3.0

rated 3 of 5 stars Pros It's comfortable, my kiddo likes ridding in it. Plenty of pocket room for carrying diapers,snacks and such. It comes with a sun shade and…
Kelty FC 3.0
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Etón Scorpion

rated 4 of 5 stars So far so good for this little unit. Overall unit is exactly as advertised and comes equipped with a solar panel for charging, as well as a…
Etón Scorpion
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The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars I own four pairs of these pants. They look good, they're durable, comfortable, versatile, water repellent and the construction is top notch.
The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent filtration system. In my mind, water purification is the toughest place to find the perfect piece of gear —  chemicals…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Alico Tahoe

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alico Tahoe is a hiking boot made by Alico sport, an Italian company. As far as I know, sierratradingpost.com is the sole US distributor…
Alico Tahoe
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Gregory Jade 38

rated 5 of 5 stars Most comfortable pack for my injury... I just love this pack!! The color is the first thing that got me when it arrived. I chose the Red-Grey…
Gregory Jade 38
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars The shoulder straps are a very thin material and completely perforated. This is great for weight, and perhaps not so great for your shoulders.
REI Flash 18 Pack
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Arc'teryx Delta LT Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome fleece. It is a superb mid-layer. It breathes exceptionally well. Polartec Thermal Pro has the best warmth to weight ratio…
Arc'teryx Delta LT Zip
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ULA Equipment Catalyst

rated 5 of 5 stars Have only used this for one trip so far, but I carried two tents (3 children and wife), Kelty down sleeping bag, Therm-a-rest ProLite 4 pad,…
ULA Equipment Catalyst
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Streamlight Microstream

rated 5 of 5 stars
 
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TrekSta Sidewinder

rated 3 of 5 stars Intriguing shoe. The materials appear to be of excellent quality and the workmanship appears to be top-notch. No complaints there.  Overall…
TrekSta Sidewinder
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Meindl Super Perfekt

rated 5 of 5 stars I researched the web for ages before buying these boots. It's hard to find good info, and these few reviews below were a large part of what…
 
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4 of 5 stars
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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The North Face Etip Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars
The North Face Etip Glove
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Petzl Quark

rated 5 of 5 stars New design works even better.  Fully adjustable modular construction allows for a tool that works great in alpine, ice falls, snow. The 3mm…
Petzl Quark
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Eureka! Solitaire

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I own this tent and I like the weight and size in my pack for the price. Hard to find a lighter-better tent for less.  This tent is very small.
Eureka! Solitaire
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Feathered Friends Swallow

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I bought this bag about a year ago directly from Feathered Friends. It was somewhat custom; I wanted the outside shell constructed with their…
 
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Kelty Cosmic Down 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought this bag to replace my bigger, heavier synthetic bag on sale this summer.  I have now "test driven" it in the backyard twice, and I…
Kelty Cosmic Down 20°
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Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pros, light adaptable to ultra light with only fly and footprint quick easy to set up two doors/vestibules lots of mesh Cons, could be just…
Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1
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Wild Things Guide Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars As a ski mountaineer/alpinist this is the perfect day pack. It follows the tried and true design of a good pack, top loading, two compression…
Wild Things Guide Pack
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Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars I received my first OR Echo Duo Tee early last Spring 2011. OR has done a great job with making a Tee shirt designed for running, hiking, and…
Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee
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