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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 5 of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered! A perfect balance between brightness, features, and cost! 70 Lumens, multimode with a red led for night use, and…
photo: Black Diamond Cosmo
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Jetboil Sol

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove has been reliable through every single situation I can throw at it. It is a one-stop-shop for most cooking essentials, especially…
photo: Jetboil Sol
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Therm-a-Rest Antares 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Antares is a roomy, versatile 3-season down sleeping bag with a hybrid design which both keeps overall weight low while keeping you on your…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Antares 20
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The North Face Ibex

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag. I bought my Ibex brand new in the early '70s.  Still use it today as a Top Quilt in my hammock. Got the long bag as I am 6ft2. …
 
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NEMO Losi 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent job, Nemo! I've owned this tent for a year and half now. I purchased it based off of how much I liked my Nemo Meta 2P. My first experience…
photo: NEMO Losi 3P
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars This product has been great for my camping and kayaking trips. I feel comfortable pulling water right out of the river and pushing it through…
photo: Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am saying goodbye to iodine. I have been using iodine tablets to purify water ever since I learned that not all clear, flowing water is drinkable…
photo: CamelBak All Clear
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Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest

rated 5 of 5 stars This keeps not only the rocks from poking me, but also keeps me insulated from the cold ground. This made my AT thru hike much more enjoyable.
photo: Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest
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Sierra Designs Light Year 1

rated 5 of 5 stars I had this bad boy when I thru Hiked the Appalachian Trail back in '09. I loved this thing. Not only does it keep me dry, but it is also super…
photo: Sierra Designs Light Year 1
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REI Kimtah Rain Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough, waterproof, windproof, warm, fully-featured rain pants. I use them for snowshoeing and other cold season activities in the Oregon Cascades.
photo: REI Men's Kimtah Rain Pants
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Optimus Vega Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Optimus Vega is a small, lightweight remote canister stove billed as a high performance four-season stove because of its ability to easily…
photo: Optimus Vega Stove
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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 4 of 5 stars Save your lungs! The Exped SynMat 7 Pump takes the strain out of sleeping soundly. As my user name might imply, I'm a big guy.  Sleeping on…
photo: Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Meindl Makalu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid and reliable boot for travel in off-trail and steep country. I bought my Meindl Makalus as a replacement for my worn-out Scarpa tramping…
 
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Patagonia Atom

rated 5 of 5 stars The fact that I haven't seen it much since I brought it home says a lot. I don't quite remember who the bag was originally intended for, my…
photo: Patagonia Atom
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Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars As advertised! Best thermos I've used yet. I love dual purpose items as we only family camp/ hike some. The rest of the time we're at soccer,…
photo: Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Bottle
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great bag for the price. I just spent a week backpacking in Shawnee National Forest. Night time temps dipped into the low 20's. (Including backyard…
photo: Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15
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Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing tent, love everything about it... Over 40 nights of use and it still looks and performs like day one. So we began with the same tent…
photo: Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3
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Trangia 27-8 UL/HA

rated 5 of 5 stars The Trangia system is widely used in Europe, even in extreme cold temperatures and high altitudes. It is simple, reliable (no moving parts)…
photo: Trangia 27-8 UL/HA
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 3 of 5 stars These are tiny and pack very light. They make a nice strong cup of coffee. I really love these instant coffee packs. They make a very strong…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Princeton Tec Byte

rated 3 of 5 stars There's a lot of bang for the buck, but be aware of problems. I picked up my Princeton-Tec Byte a while back, used it some, and gave it a hard…
photo: Princeton Tec Byte
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm a recovering coffee snob who, in previous years, would have rather drank mud from a puddle than instant coffee of any brand. Those days…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Big Agnes Ethel 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars This was the solution to my wife's freezing cold nights! My wife and I have been camping for 25 years, and motorcycle camping for over 20 of…
photo: Big Agnes Ethel 0°
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Guyot Designs Utensils

rated 5 of 5 stars The set is lightweight and very sturdy. They perform double duty for cooking and for eating. They are long enough for cooking, but not too long…
photo: Guyot Designs Utensils
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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake

rated 5 of 5 stars The MSR Groundhog Tent Stake is a lightweight, reliable stake that holds in all, but the softest of soils. It has held my hammock tarp in extremely…
photo: MSR Groundhog Tent Stake
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Marmot Zeus Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Surprisingly warm for the weight. Great for layering in camp. Turns into an amazing sleeping bag pillow. Get it if you find it on sale. Not…
photo: Marmot Zeus Vest
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Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A puffy heater of a jacket. This is a very warm, very light down jacket with just enough functionality to make it supremely useful for cold…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Hooded Phantom Jacket
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Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Another classic helmet. Great for the price. "Promise me Dad, that you won't get me a helmet like yours or my brother's." She mostly meant that…
photo: Black Diamond Half Dome
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Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skin

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Reliable, dependable, and well constructed skins that climb exceptionally well. I highly recommend them to anyone who backcountry skis. Black…
photo: Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skin
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Gregory Baltoro 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Supports heavy loads like no other, with the best accessibility of any pack I've seen to date. The pack is my favorite for a few reasons. It…
photo: Gregory Baltoro 75
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome little set. Super-lightweight and compact. Get the right stove and fuel canister, and it can all fit inside! The insulation sleeve protects…
photo: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots have done it all for me including taking me up to the top of Iztaccihuatl's glacier in Mexico (17,000+ feet). I'll start by saying…
photo: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Mid
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight, compact, and luxurious: this is one of my favorite pieces of gear! The Apache MF was a large investment. At $450 MSRP ($200…
photo: Western Mountaineering Apache MF
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Tubbs Frontier Series

rated 5 of 5 stars Good bindings. My Easton Artica trails broke and these were available. Seems to be just as good a binding and better crampons. Good buy. Good…
photo: Tubbs Men's Frontier Series
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Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great alternative to down, best one out there I feel. My wife is allergic to down, so much so that I can't even wear a jacket that has any mention…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Zonal Jacket
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JOOS Orange

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great, rugged, waterproof, little solar charger. Works in low light and stores charge from the day so you can even use it at night. Comes with…
photo: JOOS Orange
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Figure Four Delta Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Delta Pack is a compact, versatile pack that is comfortable to carry. This pack is great to take to the crags, or on a weekend alpine climb.
photo: Figure Four Delta Pack
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Gerber EVO Jr.

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a simple, light, straightforward blade. A decent knife, it is fine most most hiking and backpacking needs. For the money, I have been…
photo: Gerber EVO Jr.
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4 of 5 stars The Whisperlite International is a versatile piece of gear that will always have a place in my pack. The ability to burn many different fuel…
photo: MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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Koflach Arctis Expe

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy to walk in. I take a size 10.5 in my summer hiking boots and the 11's with Smartwool mountain socks fit great.I bought these boots for…
photo: Koflach Arctis Expe
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Mad Rock Demon

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is an amazing shoe! For the price you can't beat it with a stick. Comfortable, aggressive, breathable, and sticky, what else can you ask…
photo: Mad Rock Demon
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Mountainsmith Maverick

rated 5 of 5 stars A solid (almost bomb-proof) hauler for mid-range trips for the hiker that is into something tunable. I picked mine up right after the model…
photo: Mountainsmith Maverick
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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang

rated 5 of 5 stars This machete is heavy duty and stands up to repeated hard use. It is heavy, but it performs heavy duty chores that a lighter blade may not be…
photo: Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
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Gregory Z65

rated 4 of 5 stars Great hauler of loads under 45 lbs loads. Fit: Sizing is true to form for Gregory, as usual measured my torso and found appropriate size…
photo: Gregory Z65
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NEMO Meta 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The NEMO Meta 2 is an excellent tent for two people the overall weight with Nemo stakes, ground cloth and water proof stuff sack is 4lbs 6oz.
photo: NEMO Meta 2P
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Kelty Yukon 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Old school, but performs well. This is the traditional boy scout bag, but it will fit most adults. External frames are hard to beat when when…
photo: Kelty Yukon 50
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome Sauce. No more ants in your pants and hard rocks imprinting contour maps on your glutes. Pops together in seconds with no instructions…
photo: Alite Monarch Chair
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Square Hot Pad 8

rated 4 of 5 stars When using a white gas stove snow camping it's a problem to keep the stove from melting into the snow. This products seems to solve that problem.
 
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 5 of 5 stars The last lantern you'll ever need. Visible distance is as advertised. Even better if at an elevated position. I usually prop this using a hiking…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Mammut Genesis 8.5

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic, lightweight and sturdy double ropes. Unlike others I have seen, these don't tangle or get "ringlets" and after 6 years they're not…
photo: Mammut Genesis 8.5
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Fjallraven Kajka 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I dub this "the best backpack ever" and show it off to everyone I can. It's so roomy, so sturdy and has so many features without being over…
photo: Fjallraven Kajka 75
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Kelty Grand Mesa 6

rated 3 of 5 stars Large size and easy setup are the good things about this tent. But it does have a few issues that could be easily remedied. I bought this as…
photo: Kelty Grand Mesa 6
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

rated 5 of 5 stars A great lightweight shelter that doesn't break the bank! For the past year, I've been looking for a lighter tent to replace my MH Lightpath…
photo: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout
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Smith Parallel

rated 5 of 5 stars Superb optics and great fit. Super lightweight. Great for running and biking. The Parallel frame wraps my face snugly leaving no gaps for air…
photo: Smith Parallel
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Petzl Tikka 2

rated 3 of 5 stars It is a decent camp light. It has good water resistance. The battery life on low is good. The lamp has been reliable. I bought this lamp to…
photo: Petzl Tikka 2
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Coleman Inyo 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, fairly light and compact when packed, and economical (if you can still find one!). Setup is pretty simple for a non-free…
photo: Coleman Inyo 2
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great small water filter! Excellent choice for any outdoor enthusiast that spends anytime in the back country. I've been using the MSR MiniWorks…
photo: MSR MiniWorks EX
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iPhone 4 Hiking Apps

rated 3 of 5 stars Tested three hiking apps for the iPhone 4 while hiking and found good and bad, the bottom line: there is more work needed to improve apps and…
 
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and simple. Over two years in use. Great simple bag. Reliable YKK main zipper. Plenty of room for "squirmers" and side/belly sleepers.
photo: Western Mountaineering Caribou MF
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Westcomb Focus LT Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The Focus LT Hoody with eVent's new DVL laminate is a very lightweight, waterproof, air permeable outer shell that is designed for fast and…
photo: Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
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Leatherman Wave

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the sharpest folding blade I own. The scissors can cut anything. The saw is amazingly sharp. I have been carrying this multitool for…
photo: Leatherman Wave
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Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro 45:55

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Lowe AirZone Pro is a lightweight internal frame pack that can serve a lot of different purposes. Because it has the "Airzone' back that…
photo: Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro 45:55
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REI Taj 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent has been the best piece of camping gear that we've ever owned. Period. I bought this tent in October, 2006 as a birthday present to…
photo: REI Taj 3
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Arc'teryx Arrakis 50

rated 4 of 5 stars A unique offering. Excellent waterproof qualities. Exceptional adjustability and the load transfer disc really is an incredible concept. I finally…
photo: Arc'teryx Arrakis 50
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Osprey Atmos 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the favorite of my ~12 backpacks. This is the pack I use for ultralight overnights or for cold-weather day hikes when I must carry water…
photo: Osprey Atmos 50
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Marmot Ether Driclime

rated 5 of 5 stars A truly phenomenal product. Years ago I bought a Marmot DriClime Jacket. It was too warm for me so I gave it to my wife. Finally Marmot came…
photo: Marmot Men's Ether Driclime
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Sierra Designs Cirro Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars An effective "Hybrid" jacket design using hydrophobic DriDown in the body and sleeves, with stretch-knit underarms for flexible fit, providing…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's Cirro Jacket
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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield

rated 5 of 5 stars I used thes pants at Philmont 70+ mile backpacking, I even fell in the rocks once and skinned my leg, the the pants didn't even tear. Overall…
photo: RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pant with Insect Shield
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Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

rated 3 of 5 stars I really like this hammock but I can see where there are strengths and weaknesses when compared to other companies selling similar products.
photo: Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 4 of 5 stars The Warbonnet Blackbird is an extremely comfortable hammock. I really enjoyed camping out in it. My wife loved it so much that she has now claimed…
photo: Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Looking for trekking poles with carbon fiber weight and aluminum strength? Look no further! New for 2013, the Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact…
photo: Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Compact
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Wild Things Custom Insulight Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Wild Things (WT for short) is offering its customers the opportunity to custom design a synthetically insulated jacket. This is a hard jacket…
photo: Wild Things Men's Custom Insulight Jacket
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Brunton 8099 Eclipse

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Loaded with features. Clineometer, bearing and back-bearing protractors, correctable for declination, comes with UTM grids for most major US…
photo: Brunton 8099 Eclipse
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Nimrod Pack System

rated 5 of 5 stars Nimrod Backpack System is one of the most versatile systems I've ever had the pleasure to backpack with. It's not only lightweight, customizable,…
photo:   Nimrod Pack System
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern makes excellent use of diffused light, compacts so that it won't accidentally turn…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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ULA Equipment AirX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A high-volume, stripped down backpack that can take a beating. Few features means low weight! This pack was made to be ultralight with comfort…
photo: ULA Equipment AirX
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Icebreaker GT 200 L/S Chase Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As a base layer, merino wool is truly exceptional. Icebreaker makes among the highest quality available, and the attention to detail is excellent.
photo: Icebreaker Men's GT 200 L/S Chase Zip
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little backpacking stove, both space and fuel efficiency in a clever, self contained package, but the best part is how fast it boils water…
photo: Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Black Diamond Gizmo

rated 5 of 5 stars This headlamp is easy to operate. It's bright enough to hike in the dark. It's a simple, no frills piece of kit that has never malfunctioned…
photo: Black Diamond Gizmo
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Gregory Makalu Pro 70

rated 4 of 5 stars The Gregory Makalu Pro is a tough, comfortable pack that can hold a lot of gear. It is designed for alpine adventures and boasts a slim profile…
photo: Gregory Makalu Pro 70
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a solid, waterproof, dependable shelter that is incredibly easy to setup. The 3P is good for 2 people who want a some extra room in…
photo: Marmot Limelight 3P
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Victorinox Swiss Army Fireman Rescue Tool

rated 5 of 5 stars It is the previous version of now famous Rescue Tool, the same utmost quality of Swiss manufacturing. The most amazing thing on not only for…
 
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Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z

rated 5 of 5 stars Great access to main compartment; comfortable; adjustable. Keeps your back dry. Excellent for overnight trips I use the Airzone Centro for flyfishing:…
photo: Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z
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UCO Clarus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A truly worthy replacement for the venerable UCO Candle Lantern. It's lighter, brighter, sturdier, safer, easier and has more uses. Although…
photo: UCO Clarus
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 4 of 5 stars The TarpTent Contrail is a good single-wall shelter that provides rain and bug protection. Very lightweight and roomy for one person. On a trip…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars High quality, durable, spacious, and easy setup. I am new to camping and backpacking, and to be honest, this is my first real tent other than…
photo: Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1
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Feathered Friends Snow Goose

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the mother of all high quality goose down sleeping bags. It is overbuilt in every regard. This bag will go to most any place on the…
photo: Feathered Friends Snow Goose
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Mountain Hardwear Dual Fleece Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect weight fleece, lots of features, good fit. I picked this fleece up on SteepandCheap for around $50, I couldn't pass it up at that price,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Dual Fleece Jacket
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Brunton Restore

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Restore is a compact, extremely rugged solar charger and back-up battery designed for small USB electronics like iPhones, androids, iPods,…
photo: Brunton Restore
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Exped Orion

rated 5 of 5 stars A true freestanding, 4-season tent with exoskeleton and tons of vestibule storage.     and sold me on this tent which I have owned for a…
photo: Exped Orion
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Vibram FiveFingers Lontra

rated 4 of 5 stars These aren't perfect (could be a tad warmer and more flexible), but I believe they are the best minimalist winter shoe you can find. I've been…
photo: Vibram Women's FiveFingers Lontra
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Mountain Climbing Gear Climbing Holds

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These holds are just the right texture, size, and shape for me. These holds are for my training woody which I built in my basement a few weeks…
 
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SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock

rated 3 of 5 stars Great product, but short-term life. The socks will be warm and comfortable, but only for about one season. I love these socks. They are comfy…
photo: SmartWool Women's PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
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Petzl Duo LED 14

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, semi-durable, and affordable headlight useful for a variety of things, especially caving. Can last a long time if well treated.
photo: Petzl Duo LED 14
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Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!

rated 5 of 5 stars Best survival book ever. It's a must-read for any outdoorsman. I would and have recommended this book to anyone in search of outdoor survival.
photo: Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!
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Power Pot The PowerPot

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought one on their Kickstarter last year, and boy was it worth the wait! I'm getting pretty respectable charge times with a simple MSR stove…
photo: Power Pot The PowerPot
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Tarptent StratoSpire 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 100% waterproof, two doors, two large vestibules. Trekking poles required. BOMB PROOF. Removable netting, bathtub floor. Puts up and takes down…
photo: Tarptent StratoSpire 2
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These are by far the best mountain boots ever conceived. The boots are of a very heavy leather that will last for better than a quarter century…
photo: Galibier Super Guide
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Brunton 10B Baseplate Compass

rated 4 of 5 stars Really good, basic compass for begining map readers. I think this is a really great compass for those just starting out in the outdoors, or…
photo: Brunton 10B Baseplate Compass
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Hillsound Trail Crampon

rated 4 of 5 stars Keeps you vertical on icy, frozen surfaces, providing you with the ability to get where you want to go when snowshoes are not the preferred…
photo: Hillsound Trail Crampon
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Mountain Hardwear Tempo Windstopper Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent mid-weight layer in winter hiking; wicking sweat perfectly and stopping wind well! Sizing is "athletic" (read small) and sleeves are…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Women's Tempo Windstopper Jacket
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