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Vasque Summit GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars A well made, good looking yet tough boot that will see you through anything subalpine you wish to put it through. Once broken in, becomes a…
photo: Vasque Men's Summit GTX
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ZPacks Hexamid Solo-Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great solo tent , easy setup, less than a lb. has the coolest ground sheet on the planet. can use my sherlock hiking stafff as a tent…
photo: ZPacks Hexamid Solo-Plus
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Klymit Cush

rated 5 of 5 stars There was a time when pillows were the mark of the meek, the fragile, and the mild... No MORE!! Lightweight, super-durable, and perhaps most…
photo: Klymit Cush
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The North Face Better Than Naked Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Better than Naked Shirt is a loose fitting, lightweight, breathable, quick drying, synthetic fiber shirt, which is designed to be worn during…
photo: The North Face Men's Better Than Naked Crew
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Deuter Aircontact 65+10

rated 5 of 5 stars Given its size, this pack is a breeze to carry no matter the weather. And it's tough as nails. Mine has seen 2 years of hard SAR use both on…
photo: Deuter Aircontact 65+10
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Big Agnes Summit Park 15

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the perfect year-round bag! It packs relatively small, is warm and comfy, and doesn't break the bank. If you're a big person who likes…
photo: Big Agnes Summit Park 15
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Marmot Plasma 30

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps below freezing. Super light, super packable. Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps…
photo: Marmot Plasma 30
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Osprey Aura 65

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra comfortable. light and super durable, this pack is the pack of my dreams. I love Osprey packs. I also own a Kestral 48 that I use for…
photo: Osprey Aura 65
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Brooks-Range Alpini Sleeping Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Too good of a deal to pass up. A while back I saw this pad on clearance for so low that I thought it was a joke; a lower price than a foam…
photo: Brooks-Range Alpini Sleeping Pad
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Mammut Heron Light 65+15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack has been with me from a trip to the beaches of Florida, to car camping trips, backpacking, and also climbing. This pack is great if…
photo: Mammut Heron Light 65+15
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Tubbs Flex TRK

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For the casual snowshoer, these snowshoes are a great bang for their buck. Pound for pound, they are a really great product. I found these snowshoes…
photo: Tubbs Women's Flex TRK
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Steger Mukluks Arctic

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are extremely warm boots. Extremely comfortable too, like your favorite slippers on steroids. They are not for wet conditions though.
photo: Steger Mukluks Arctic
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Cold Cold World Chernobyl

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great no frills 1-2 day alpine pack. So I love to try out small business gear and off brand stuff. I decided after hearing about CCW online…
photo: Cold Cold World Chernobyl
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Kelty Salida 2

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great quality tent for a person who needs a lightweight low priced tent. The Salida 2 has just the right amount of features for the…
photo: Kelty Salida 2
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very simple, durable and reliable stove. It stores fuel unlike other compact alcohol stoves. This works great with the aluminum Westbrook…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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MSR Fury

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is bomb proof! It is a lightweight, sturdy, spacious, 4-season tent that will keep you comfy. I would recommend this tent to anyone…
photo: MSR Fury
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REI Passage 65

rated 4 of 5 stars This backpack isn't just for kids! Better than most adult packs I've tried. I'm not easy to fit with a pack. My broad shoulders mean that the…
photo: REI Passage 65
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ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Full Cut Brief

rated 4 of 5 stars This product lives up to the claims ExOfficio makes of their undergarments. Quick dry, light, durable, comfortable, "no stink". They are great…
photo: ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Full Cut Brief
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Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A cool idea that could do with a little help in the execution. A while ago I read that a softshell that was also insulating would be an ideal…
photo:   Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket
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MSR Flex 4 System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars AWESOME product! Everything fits tightly and in order. We have been using the Flex 4 kit for 3 years now. The kit itself has everything besides…
photo: MSR Flex 4 System
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, breathable, and offers good coverage. Before receiving this hat, I was using a cotton based visor that I typically paired with…
photo: Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Black Diamond Trail Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars These poles have held up over many many hikes and collapse short enough to attach to pack when not in use. These poles are great! I use them…
photo: Black Diamond Unisex Trail Shock
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 3 of 5 stars This product is lightweight, and is a good choice for the right person. This is really a very good product. But it really is a niche product.
photo: Klymit Inertia X Frame
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MSR Surelock UL-3

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent, sturdy, lightweight trekking pole that collapses small, stores easily, does its job well, and looks darn nice, too! The MSR Surelock…
photo: MSR Surelock UL-3
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GoLite Eden 1

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good, tough, single wall solo tent. I've been using this tent for a while now, in three-season weather, which includes a lot of rain,…
photo: GoLite Eden 1
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great 4-season sleeping pad. From the Manufacturer: New for 2012: The XTherm mattress is the warmest mattress in the NeoAir collection,…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable convenient lumbar pack for day hikes and touring. If you are looking for the ideal day pack but, enjoy full freedom of movement,…
photo: Mountainsmith Tour
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Marmot Haven 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars We bought this tent to use on motorcycle trips where space is tight. It's been one of the best outdoor purchases we've ever made! The Haven…
photo: Marmot Haven 2P
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Six Moon Designs Starlite

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend the SMD Starlite for a through hiker or a person who starts trips with heavy loads. It is better at carrying heavy loads than other…
photo: Six Moon Designs Starlite
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Timberland Chochorua Trail Hiker w/Gore-Tex

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great casual winter boots. I bought these for casual winter boots to wear to work and out on the town. They are very comfortable and light so…
 
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Optimus Heat Insulation Pouch

rated 5 of 5 stars Top quality with pockets to keep hands warm while eating. Works very well indeed. Well to start with, I have made all my pot cozies using silver…
photo: Optimus Heat Insulation Pouch
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars If all backpacking equipment could be simplified and lightened with the excellent results Sawyer has achieved with the filter itself, people…
photo: Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch

rated 3 of 5 stars Great concept of a system. Water filter itself is amazing. The bags lack strength and durability. They are the weak link in the system. The…
photo: Sawyer Water Filter Squeeze Pouch
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 5 of 5 stars This pad is designed to go INSIDE the sleeping bag! I never roll off this pad!! At 9.1 ounces, this pad disappears into my sleeping bag stuff…
photo: Klymit Inertia X Frame
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Soto Micro Regulator Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars It doesn't get any better than this. I have tried them all from the MSR white gas models to the PocketRocket, Snow Peak GigaPower down to the…
photo: Soto Micro Regulator Stove
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Therm-a-Rest Ventra Down Comforter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Ventra is a great choice for couples that love to sleep close in the backcountry. While researching the interwebz for a couples' solution…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Ventra Down Comforter
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, reliable, and fuel is a renewable resource. When I started planning my backpacking needs, stoves terrified me.  As ten-year old I had…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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Inov-8 Trailroc 245

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lugged slipper that will take you everywhere you need to go. A fantastic trail shoe that will server about 90% of all my trail running needs.
photo: Inov-8 Men's Trailroc 245
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Trangia 27-5 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for 1- or 2-person cooking. Stable, windproof platform and failproof. The set: The trangia 27-5 is a nice 2-person starter set. It comes…
photo: Trangia 27-5 UL
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Osprey Atmos 65

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this pack as an upgrade to prepare for some true backcountry hiking. I was absolutely amazed at how well this pack carries the weight…
photo: Osprey Atmos 65
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Platypus Big Zip SL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Originally purchased as a backup, this has become my favorite hydration option. Easy to fill. I like the bite valve on this a fair bit better…
photo: Platypus Big Zip SL
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LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot

rated 5 of 5 stars Tired of wet gear inside a tent? Put your tent over this cot and enjoy dry and comfort inside your tent even in a 5" all night rain. Did it…
photo: LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot
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Sport Kilt Hiking Kilt

rated 5 of 5 stars For comfort, ease of movement and adaptability, hiking in a kilt for the first time can be a revelation. Sport Kilt manufactures a quality lightweight,…
photo: Sport Kilt Men's Hiking Kilt
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Love the ease of set up, and light weight. Only drawback has been condensation issues, so I have not figured out how to ventilate it properly.
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
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Eureka! Zephyr XT

rated 5 of 5 stars Needs to be produced again by Eureka with minor upgrades, and is an Awesome one person tent. I bought this tent for $80 Campmor closeout sale…
 
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Marmot Swallow 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When they say it's a Rolls Royce, it is. You may shave pounds with another tent, but you'll give up SO MUCH MORE. I got this for not having…
photo: Marmot Swallow 2P
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Arc'teryx Bora 95

rated 5 of 5 stars Had it for nearly 10 years. It's a brute trooper. For carrying 10 days' worth of stuff, nothing tops it. Cf. my Osprey Atmos 65 review on this…
photo: Arc'teryx Bora 95
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Osprey Atmos 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have an Arc'teryx Bora 95 for long hauls, so I'm used to quality and good fit. The Atmos amazed me. It was SO light, and I don't know WHAT…
photo: Osprey Atmos 65
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Vasque Skywalk

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, fantastic grip on rock on a canoe portage, even wet. Great first impression. I've had the pleasure to find these at a Sally-anne…
photo: Vasque Skywalk
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Hilleberg Rogen 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent is an excellent free standing, three season, double walled, double vestibule-double door, two person tent. Its features allow many…
photo: Hilleberg Rogen 2
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CamelBak eddy Glass

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a review of the CamelBak eddy glass bottle. For those who fear chemical leaching from plastic, the glass bottle offers a chemical-free…
photo: CamelBak eddy Glass
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 5 of 5 stars Finally I think I have found 'my' pack. The Kestrel comes in two torso sizes and is lightweight for a multiday pack. It has several pockets…
photo: Osprey Kestrel 48
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Fjallraven Kajka 75

rated 5 of 5 stars I have carried large packs (65 to 105 L) in all kinds of environments for years now. The Kajka 75 is more comfortable and easier to organize…
photo: Fjallraven Kajka 75
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Aquapac Mini Camera Case with Hard Lens

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Last month I wiped out my Nikon camera while rescuing another kayaker. Got another camera and bought the Aquapac Small Camera Case with a hard…
photo: Aquapac Mini Camera Case with Hard Lens
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Altra Lone Peak

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing trail shoes! Excellent for trail and road running. Hold up well in light to intense rain, dry quickly, and are comfortable from the…
photo: Altra Women's Lone Peak
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SteriPEN Classic

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Terrific when it works, query battery cost and reliability long term. We have had our Steripen for two years and generally we think it is great…
photo: SteriPEN Classic
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Colonial Knife Tucks

rated 4 of 5 stars At 25 dollars this knife is a bargain. Quality product with no bells and whistles, just a good sharp blade that is easy to maintain and some…
 
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Garmin eTrex 10

rated 4 of 5 stars A quality entry level GPS that will will satisfy any expert. The Garmin eTrex 10 is a great product. It's best used in conjunction with a map…
photo: Garmin eTrex 10
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Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Stuffing your Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad in this little shell to create a camp chair is a great lightweight "luxury" item for the woods. Instead…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair
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Backcountry Solutions Keyhole

rated 3 of 5 stars The Backcountry Solutions Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness is a unique way to keep your camera handy, secure, and motion-free around your neck…
photo: Backcountry Solutions Keyhole
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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 1

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable pack and holds a lot of gear, but it is not totally waterproof. I used this pack the first time in the Adirondacks and halfway…
photo: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 1
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Teva Tirra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great women's sport sandal! Very stylish and comfortable for a variety of outdoor activities! I wore them hiking and in the canoe. I am a first-time…
photo: Teva Women's Tirra
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Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, compressible down jacket that's great as a mid-layer or in camp. Ripstop polyester shell is tough as nails! The Patagonia men's down hoody…
photo: Patagonia Men's Fitz Roy Down Hoody
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Marmot Limelight 2P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Overall a decent tent but a tight fit for two average-sized guys. Quality construction and excellent waterproofing. I've been a fan of Marmot…
photo: Marmot Limelight 2P
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Big Agnes Big House 6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to set up. Very stable/sturdy. Dry Dry Dry. Spacious. All around amazing My wife and I love this tent. She was extremely hesitant about…
photo: Big Agnes Big House 6
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Trailspace Pint Glass

rated 5 of 5 stars First impressions look good. Much more testing is planned for the future. The text from my wife read: A box came for you today, what did you…
photo: Trailspace Pint Glass
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Oboz Beartooth

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a good boot with great support. It is a waterproof boot for the rainy days and fording the occasional stream. It has excellent traction…
photo: Oboz Men's Beartooth
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Adjust-a-Grill

rated 5 of 5 stars It works great, built to last, campfire cooking.
 
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MSR Missing Link

rated 4 of 5 stars I just traded it in @ MSR for a Fast Stash and a fist full of stickers! Over 5 years my Missing Link devolved from my go-to summer tent to my…
photo: MSR Missing Link
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Patagonia Drifter A/C

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Drifter A/C by Patagonia is an excellent trail shoe. It was comfortable right out of the box and required no break-in whatsoever. I've have…
photo: Patagonia Men's Drifter A/C
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Jetboil Sol

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent canister stove. This is my second Jetboil, the first was the standard size stove, and it was a gift. Until then, I had never contemplated…
photo: Jetboil Sol
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Kifaru KU3700

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a 3700 cubic inch light backpack built by a long time U.S. manufacturer normally associated with hunting and military personnel. With…
photo: Kifaru KU3700
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 4.5 of 5 stars IF this pad fits YOUR body, it offers impressive comfort per ounce of weight. Surprisingly adjustable with its high psi capacity, the sparse…
photo: Klymit Inertia X Frame
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InstaFire

rated 3.5 of 5 stars InstaFire is an easy-to-use granulated firestarting material and fuel which lights readily with a match or lighter, burns cleanly, and doesn’t…
photo: InstaFire
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NEMO Cosmo Air 20R

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, really comfy and packs down small AND it's a wide, long pad!! I went to my, now closed, local outfitter ready to buy a Big Agnes pad.
photo: NEMO Cosmo Air 20R
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Just hanging about. Pretty simple unit and a good hammock system. Sets up in a couple of minutes, best to test at home, know best tie-up spacing,…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Thermolite Liner

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really warms up a bag when you are on the cold edge of what your sleeping bag can handle. This bag liner is amazing. It really warms up the…
photo: Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Thermolite Liner
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 5 of 5 stars Great camping hammock! Very comfortable. Doesn't come with a tarp but you can purchase one separately. Set up for the Blackbird is pretty simple.
photo: Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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Kelty Light Year XP 20

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag! Comes in long length for women!! I purchased this bag for a hiking trip as I needed one that was very lightweight and that could…
photo: Kelty Women's Light Year XP 20
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Walrus Swift

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, nigh bulletproof design coupled with high-quality materials and craftsmanship all add up to a stellar bargain IF you can fit inside.
 
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars These are excellent trail running shoes. I can take sandy switchbacks without concern and they grip those slabby exposed and angled rocks you'll…
photo: Salomon Women's XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX
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Magellan eXplorist 610

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this GPS. The touch screen makes manuvering around easy, plus a built in camara for those quick photos while your geocaching. Nice size…
photo: Magellan eXplorist 610
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GSI Ultralight Soloist Cook System

rated 5 of 5 stars Very convenient, will provide for one or two people. I'm normally camping either alone or the girlfriend is hiking along. It's very easy to…
photo: GSI Ultralight Soloist Cook System
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Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 Solo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent for camping and fishing from. Plenty of room for gear, comfortable seating. Never feels cramped. My first experience with this boat…
photo: Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 Solo
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Clif Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut

rated 5 of 5 stars FOUR ingredients! It's organic, but I like it anyway. I don't agree with the religion of organic food, I think it's a hoax.  Having said that…
photo: Clif Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut
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ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent at an excellent price. I had been using a cheap dome tent for a few years as a one man tent on scout outings. When it became apparent…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1.0
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars The Hennessey Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym is a high quality shelter that will help you cut significant weight from your gear load. I…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Marmot Limelight 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I chose this tent after a long search. I used it for two and a half months in every weather except snow, and this tent is just terrific! Strong,…
photo: Marmot Limelight 2P
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The North Face Nebula

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Top performance 3+ season bag that's a lightweight, durable product — as expected from TNF. I have had TNF sleeping bags on my trips for 30…
photo: The North Face Men's Nebula
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 3 of 5 stars Good little stove, but could benefit from being more compact. I owned this stove for five years before selling it. I took the stove on over…
photo: MSR WhisperLite
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Sazzi Decimal

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A unique revision of the flip-flop that has some nice foot stability and ground feel. Their light weight, relatively sticky sole, and improved…
photo: Sazzi Decimal
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Gregory Denali Pro 105

rated 5 of 5 stars When it comes to an Ultra Durable pack that can carry enormous loads over uneven terrain, look no further than the Denali Pro from Gregory.
photo: Gregory Denali Pro 105
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Tubbs Flex ALP

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome snowshoes. For starters, I am a 250 lbs man just under 6 feet tall. These things worked awesome. I tried MSRs and I sank like a rock.
photo: Tubbs Men's Flex ALP
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Eureka! Grand Manan 9

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome all-around tent. Big space, worry-free waterproof setup, and incredible ventilation. Perfect family tent, not for the backpacker but…
photo: Eureka! Grand Manan 9
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SOG Flash Rescue

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A folding rescue knife for EMS and rescue personnel.
photo: SOG Flash Rescue
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Marmot Helium MemBrain

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight 3-season backpacking bag. Have been down in the mid twenties with no extra clothes on, very warm, very roomy mummy shape.
photo: Marmot Helium MemBrain
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Asolo TPS 520 GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Probably some of the best boots on the market. If you plan on hiking/backpacking a lot, they are worth the investment. I've taken these boots…
photo: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
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First Need Deluxe Water Purifier

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, long lasting and quick pump. Each cartridge lasts for 150 gallons of pumping...which is a lot. I've never had it jam up, I've never…
photo: First Need Deluxe Water Purifier
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Eureka! Alpine Meadows

rated 5 of 5 stars Best small tent ever... Most amazing small tent ever. My fly is finally dying due to sun exposure as it is now fragile and get rips easily. I…
photo: Eureka! Alpine Meadows
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Eureka! Apex 2XT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Amazing tent for the price! Very easy to set up. I can set the entire tent up within 3 minutes. I've never had a problem with the stability. …
photo: Eureka! Apex 2XT
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