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The Backside Blue Ice -50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While a bit bulky to carry, there is no greater reassurance after a hard cold day on the trail than knowing you will be warm at night. Used…
 
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Hilleberg Nallo 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight, versatile, four-season tent. It has good room for two and some gear in the vestibule. I bought this tent in 2003. It has…
Hilleberg Nallo 3
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Big Agnes Ethel 0°

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is made for WOMEN! I love this bag so much that I bought a second one for my partner. The air cord pad and the comfort of this bag…
Big Agnes Ethel 0°
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CamelBak Cloud Walker

rated 5 of 5 stars Really great daypack — durable, spacious, awesome hydration system. The Cloudwalker is a great daypack. It features a row of gearloops on…
CamelBak Cloud Walker
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No Limits Compact Butane Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fisrt off is the price, at 20 bucks you can't go wrong. For the gear heads the stove weight is 3.3 oz and 3.7 oz with the stuff sack. It is…
 
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SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 4 of 5 stars The Spot 2 is a small, rugged, highly portable, GPS locating device which allows the user to transmit pre-typed messages to friends and family…
SPOT  Satellite GPS Messenger
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Exped SynMat 9 DLX

rated 5 of 5 stars A giant pad for a big person! 77.5" long, 26" wide, and 3.5" thick, with an R value of 6 all for only 41 oz. I love this pad. Yes, it's big.
Exped SynMat 9 DLX
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Vasque Bitterroot GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars These boots are leather and Goretex, so they can run a little warm, but not as bad as some boots. After using them for about a month and two…
Vasque Bitterroot GTX
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The North Face Canyonlands

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Keep coming back to old reliable! I have had this tent since 2002.  It has spent time on the trail in climates as varied as the Namib Desert…
The North Face Canyonlands
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AntiGravityGear Katahdin

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice looking lightweight stove set, works better with ul/ha pots. OK, this is a very nice looking lightweight stove set, more durable than…
AntiGravityGear Katahdin
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Bibler Ahwahnee

rated 5 of 5 stars Have traveled all over the world in this tent in all conditions and have never found anything better or more versatile. We have been using this…
Bibler Ahwahnee
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Columbia Coremic Ridge 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Standard Columbia boots — good quality and value I'm a longtime user of Columbia hiking boots, and the Coremic Ridge 2 boots are exactly what…
Columbia Coremic Ridge 2
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ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Have used the 1.5 Mystique for two seasons now. I don't have a lot of negative things to say about this tent, it's a little heavy and it's not…
ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
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Perception Sundance 12 Kayak

rated 4 of 5 stars Fine choice for a first-time or all-around solid recreational kayak. Have had the Perception Sundance 12 Kayak for years and have been happy…
Perception Sundance 12 Kayak
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New England Ropes / Maxim Equinox 10.2 mm

rated 4 of 5 stars After a year of weekend climbing I still like this rope. I didn't expect a lot from a rope in this price range, yet I was pleasantly surprised. …
New England Ropes / Maxim Equinox 10.2 mm
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MSR Dragontail

rated 3 of 5 stars This tent is great because it is lightweight, but I have modified it for UK conditions. I bought this tent as a lightweight replacement for…
MSR Dragontail
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Optimus Hiker+

rated 5 of 5 stars A very stable stove that puts out a lot of heat when needed but will simmer too! I have a Nova (NOT plus) and love it so decided to try this…
Optimus Hiker+
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MSR WhisperLite Universal

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally here is a true multi-fuel (MSR calls it a hybrid) stove that burns both liquid fuels and canister gas (upright or inverted). Not only…
MSR WhisperLite Universal
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Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access

rated 4 of 5 stars Very lightweight, zero heel-toe differential running shoe with some cushioning. Marketed as an 'entry to barefoot' shoe, hence the odd name…
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great! Super light, very compactable, good power. This stove is pretty dang awesome, and has been fueling me for a couple years now. Great reliability,…
MSR PocketRocket
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GSI Glacier Stainless Steel Bottle Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars Fits over a 1L Nalgene + Fits over a 1L Nalgene bottle but even better for me, it fits over my Optimus Svea 123 stove replacing the very small…
GSI Glacier Stainless Steel Bottle Cup
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Solo Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and easy to use, this handy stove is a needed addition to any backpacker's gear wish list. It uses small sticks and twigs found…
Solo Stove
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Solo Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The stove burns solid fuel like small wood chips, twigs etc. that can readily be found in most environments efficiently and clean.The impact…
Solo Stove
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MSR WindPro II

rated 4 of 5 stars The Windpro II from MSR is new for 2012 with one major difference from the original Windpro... Inverted Liquid Feed. The Windpro II has added…
MSR WindPro II
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Lowa Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I was looking for a boot with excellent support. This boot being higher than most backing boots offer this. Once you walk in them you will notice…
Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
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Clif Gary's Panforte

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tasty, unique bar bridges the gap between an energy food and a sophisticated desert. It's not quite sweet, it's not quite savory — it…
Clif Gary's Panforte
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Big Agnes Big House 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent and even better customer service. I've had this tent for 2 years and counting. I go camping with my son's scout troop at least once…
Big Agnes Big House 4
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Arc'teryx Altra 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Super comfort, unlimited adjustments, removable belt, opens like a suitcase for easy location of any item, weights only 4#'s, 16 ounces for…
Arc'teryx Altra 65
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Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This boot has it all. I have owned these for a couple of years now, and would buy another pair in a second. I have used these on numerous multi-day…
Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex
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Marmot Limelight 4P

rated 5 of 5 stars Best 4 Person Tent. Hands Down! - Form, Fit and Function BACKGROUND: Been searching for 4-6 person tents here in HK and I was so disappointed…
Marmot Limelight 4P
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Wiggy's Ultra Light FTRSS

rated 5 of 5 stars Super warm, two bag system. Well tested over 4 winters. I have owned this bag system for about 4 years and cannot say enough. I camp a lot in…
 
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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit

rated 5 of 5 stars This panel can collect up to 7 WATTS! (far more than most other systems – but even then it takes about 4 hrs of FULL sunlight to fully charge…
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit
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GSI H2JO! Coffee Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars Best backcountry coffee maker, so far. So in my search for the ideal backcountry coffee maker I stumbled upon this one. My search had these…
GSI H2JO! Coffee Filter
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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

rated 4 of 5 stars I have used this with a home made white box style alcohol stove and it works great. Solid and dependable. Very well thought out. 8/3/13 Update:…
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very sturdy set. A little heavy. Set wt. 13.8 oz. or 390 g. without the cups 7.8oz. 220g. I found to use it without the cup. A canister…
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
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Esbit Spirit Stove Set

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A reliable, compact cooking system. Easily large enough for one or two people, but compact enough for any pack. I use it regularly now, it's…
 
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars The water purification system I've been looking for! I've been enamored with the use of UV light to inactivate bacteria and virus for quite…
CamelBak All Clear
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to tent! I'm not sure how long Hilleberg has been producing Akto tents but I've had mine going on seven years now and it's out in the…
Hilleberg Akto
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NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

rated 5 of 5 stars It is what it says it is — an EXTREME search and rescue drysuit! I work on a Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team. Because of my familiarity…
NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit
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NRS Maverick Glove

rated 5 of 5 stars An awesome, all weather DRY glove! My Fire Department Swift Water Rescue team trains in the river 12 months of the year and is called on for…
NRS Maverick Glove
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Big Agnes Q-Core

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, very warm. Lighter than any self inflating pad, heavier than most air pads. I used the long/wide Big Agnes Q-Core pad on an…
Big Agnes Q-Core
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Leatherman Sidekick

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sidekick is half the price of most other Leatherman products and about 90% of what you expect from Leatherman. A bit heavy for the pocket…
Leatherman Sidekick
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U.S. Armed Forces Modular Sleep System MSS

rated 4 of 5 stars The 4-part MSS system might be a great solution, depending on your needs. Military-grade, -30 to 50deg, all-weather, all-climate capability…
 
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Lowa Camino GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Boots for anyone who takes hiking/backpacking seriously and need good, lightweight, stable footwear for serious adventures! These boots are…
Lowa Camino GTX
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Bearded Stocking cap (home-made)

rated 5 of 5 stars I showed a few pictures of these to my mom and she made a couple for my son and I. So I saw these bearded stocking caps online for twenty to…
 
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Exped Aries Mesh

rated 4 of 5 stars Fairly light, very hard wearing, easy to set up tent that can easily withstand all the rain and wind that the weather can throw at it. This…
Exped Aries Mesh
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Valandré Bloody Mary

rated 4.5 of 5 stars With proper ground insulation and mid baselayer, it's very comfy down to 7°F. Terrific design. Fantastic foot box. Very good outer shell. Good…
Valandré Bloody Mary
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Easton Artica Backcountry

rated 3 of 5 stars Great snowshoe to walk with and really like the bindings. However, after around 30 km, one strap of the binding started to break apart. I have…
Easton Artica Backcountry
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Optimus 8r

rated 5 of 5 stars Bullet proof and it will SIMMER! Easy to light. I have 2 of these, both purchased on eBay. They both work great and are easy to light. I prefer…
 
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are tough, high quality, lightweight snowshoes with excellent floatation. My first pair of MSRs were the high impact plastic Denalis.
MSR Lightning Ascent
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Big Agnes Encampment 15°

rated 4 of 5 stars Lots of room in this bag, but it comes at a price. There's a good reason people complain about this bag not keeping them warm to 15 degrees…
Big Agnes Encampment 15°
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall I found the Camelbak All Clear to be a convenient and easy approach to the problem of providing potable water. No water treatment system…
CamelBak All Clear
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A completely free standing solo tent that is both expedition-ready and ultralight. Two years ago when we climbed Iōdake (硫黄岳) and Akadake…
Hilleberg Soulo
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REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Great set for travel and backpacking. I got the set on sale for $50 after an additional discount on a clearance priced item. In short, I love…
REI Ti Ware Nonstick Titanium Cookset
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple and almost bullet proof and will SIMMER. Highly recommended. I have 2 of these stoves.  The first I purchased new from an online retailer…
Optimus Svea
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Optimus Nova

rated 5 of 5 stars Works great, easy to prime, and IT WILL SIMMER! Used the Nova (NOT Nova+) recently on a winter backpack trip and my stove was the only one in…
Optimus Nova
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MSR Reactor

rated 4.5 of 5 stars On long trips you'll only need one fuel canister! My Reactor boils water fast, even when it's windy. I take my Reactor when I'm on trips of…
MSR Reactor
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Macpac Microlight

rated 5 of 5 stars The Macpac Microlight is a versatile tent especially for a 46-year-old Dad, me, wanting to introduce his 5-year-old daughter to the Australian…
 
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NEMO Morpho 1P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've used this tent in a variety of conditions over more than thirty days. Those conditions included a trip with light summer rains, a fall…
NEMO Morpho 1P
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Suunto Ambit

rated 5 of 5 stars The Suunto Ambit is the most advanced ABC/GPS Navigation Trainer watch. It's a Game Changer. Suunto Ambit reviewed by a hunter/outdoorsman's…
Suunto Ambit
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Victorinox Swiss Army Climber

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This knife has everything I need and nothing I don't. It's all combined in a nice every day carry that weighs less than 3 oz. I've carried this…
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber
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Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A water bottle is a pretty simple thing on the surface. A container for holding water, right? But it's the fine points of design that make the…
Hunersdorff High Altitude Water Bottle
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack provides excellent load support and it comfortable to wear to boot. The bag holds quite a bit yet the weight is fairly light; the…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3

rated 4 of 5 stars Feel and fit are absolutely first class, I mean I can cross my freakin legs in this thing. OK, I bought these bags for my son and for I (two…
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #3
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had a D3 since 1981 and used it all over the Sierras, Mohave Desert, Yukon, Alaska, Grand Canyon, Paria Valley, Sierras, Santa Cruz Mountains,…
 
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MSR StormKing

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent 4-season tent that is bomb proof shelter for 3-5 people. Also good summer tent with use of MSR Vista Wing or similar tarp. Like the…
MSR StormKing
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GSI Collapsible Java Drip

rated 5 of 5 stars This is it! If you're looking for a great cup-o-Joe on the trail, this is the product that will do it for you. My wife works in a nice kitchen…
GSI Collapsible Java Drip
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Snow Peak GigaPower Auto

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this stove for five years, and it's never let me down. I work in the mountains, and it goes with me in my travel kit, then pulls duty…
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
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Big Agnes Sarvis SL2

rated 5 of 5 stars The best and most versatile tent I have ever use. I am an Assistant Scoutmaster and typically camp out between 15 and 25 nights a year. I have…
Big Agnes Sarvis SL2
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Nite Ize S-Biner

rated 5 of 5 stars Good, solid product that has many uses. I have about 3-4 of these in varying sizes on my pack and I love them. They can be used for just about…
Nite Ize S-Biner
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JanSport D2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for carrying heavy loads comfortably. I bought a D3 in 1981 and it was my first large pack. Hiked a bunch with it on the AT. In 1984,…
JanSport D2
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork trekking poles work very well and are comfortable. They do a great job of helping me keep my balance while…
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
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Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Ultra WPi

rated 3 of 5 stars 'Ultra' is probably not the best descriptor for this boot. While we all need to acknowledge that there is no truly/waterproof boot (unless we…
Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Ultra WPi
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MSR SweetWater Microfilter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I use it a lot and I like it. I bought an original white Sweetwater from Sweetwater and was happily using it for years. The pin that the pump…
MSR SweetWater Microfilter
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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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