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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent stove system which achieves a small footprint in your backpack and promotes lightweight backpacking and mobility. Our scout group…
Primus EtaExpress
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LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very stable platform and can handle rough water with the best of them. I own a guided sea kayaking company in northwest Montana. I…
LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5
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Keen Targhee II

rated 4 of 5 stars These are great shoes for hiking and really protect your feet if you are hiking in rocky terrain. They breathe well, and dry quickly. The soles…
Keen Targhee II
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Osprey Stratos 24

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A great ride daypack with limited storage, but wonderful airflow and good hydration options. I've had this pack for about 5 years and it went…
Osprey Stratos 24
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MSR Flex Skillet

rated 4 of 5 stars A good skillet if you want to do more than “one pot cooking” in the backcountry. It is lightweight and easy to clean. When I bought this…
MSR Flex Skillet
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Garmin Fenix

rated 5 of 5 stars The standard of excellence in GPS/Navigational watches. A "must have" for the hunter, backpacker, or woodsman. Garmin Fenix is quite possible…
Garmin Fenix
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Lowe Alpine Airzone 35

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A simple, effective and comfortable day pack that can also be used for longer trips. The Airzone 35 is comfortable and practical. I really can't…
Lowe Alpine Airzone 35
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Grivel X Monster

rated 3 of 5 stars I've used these axes in mixed conditions and on ice and found they perform very differently. On ice they are the perfect level of aggressive…
Grivel X Monster
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Bahco Laplander Folding Saw

rated 5 of 5 stars This saw is super sharp. It seems to have been ergonomically designed. It's small enough to fit inside a day pack, but large enough to process…
Bahco Laplander Folding Saw
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The North Face Cat's Meow

rated 5 of 5 stars Best synthetic bag for the price. I got this bag for my first 'real' backpacking bag and used it over 1400 miles on the PCT (border to Sierra…
The North Face Cat's Meow
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Black Diamond Speed 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for everything from day hiking to alpine climbing. I've had this pack for 3 years. I have climbed multipitch in summer and winter,…
Black Diamond Speed 30
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Danner Mountain Light II

rated 3 of 5 stars High quality, but high maintenance. If you don't plan on being able to maintain the leather regularly, get a cheaper hiking boot that you'll…
Danner Mountain Light II
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Bridgedale Bamboo Lo

rated 4 of 5 stars A very soft, comfortable, reasonably hard-wearing sock that keeps feet cool and dry. Overall a good product, which can be found for a reasonable…
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo
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The North Face Rock 32

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love the all mesh top. It's great for those hot summer nights. On nights when it sprinkles a little, it usually doesn't matter because the…
The North Face Rock 32
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 5 of 5 stars For cutting pack weight, this is a wonderful choice. To make the transition to this pack, you already need to have your pack weight down to…
GoLite Jam 50L
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Eureka! Tetragon 9

rated 2 of 5 stars Not too good of tents as poles break, shock cords snap and fly rips easliy. Bought 13 of these for Scout Troop. Before using sprayed each one…
Eureka! Tetragon 9
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Trek Light Gear Single Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent and comfortable hammock for everyone. I've brought this with me on site camping trips with my sons and they love sleeping…
Trek Light Gear Single Hammock
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Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers

rated 5 of 5 stars Great looking, comfortable, well designed "softshell-like" pants ideal for hiking, but inconspicuous enough for daily wear. Very comfortable…
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers
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GSI Halulite Microdualist Cookset

rated 5 of 5 stars Compact, light and convenient. Perfect Trekkers cookset. I bought this a couple of years ago and fell in love with it! I'm able to pack my entire…
GSI Halulite Microdualist Cookset
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4 of 5 stars My first impressions are very positive on the Grand Mesa 2. Roomy, well-made and while not the lightest tent out there at all, it has an excellent…
Kelty Grand Mesa 2
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Guyot Designs Squishy Pet Bowl

rated 5 of 5 stars These food grade silicone bowls are great! They can be squished, rolled, folded up, thrown in a corner of a bag and bounce back into shape when…
Guyot Designs Squishy Pet Bowl
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Patagonia Roving Zip-Off Pants

rated 2 of 5 stars Lightweight and dries fast when wet. However, like most convertible pants out there, these are cut very loosely. When used as shorts, the shorts…
Patagonia Roving Zip-Off Pants
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NRS Baron 4

rated 5 of 5 stars The Baron 4, from NRS, is an inflatable SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard). At 11'4"L X 3'W X 4"T; 26.6lbs. this inflatable beauty is portable enough…
NRS Baron 4
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Mountain Hardwear Trango 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a really well built tent, very sturdy, but really not lightweight as it's not intended to be for backpacking and much less for expedition.
Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
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Chinook Long Star 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars Easiest tent to pitch, ever! Lots of space for what you're carrying and room for 2 bigger people. Gives the option to leave the rainfly and…
Chinook Long Star 3P
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Kelty Gunnison 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This thing does it all. This was my first major backpacking purchase way back in 2004. Everything up to this tent was found at yard sales, bought…
Kelty Gunnison 2
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REI Flex Lite Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars This chair is great! It's light and compact. Perfect for backpacking. This chair is great! It's light and compact. I ended up just strapping…
REI Flex Lite Chair
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great stove for all around use. I bought this stove in about 2008. It's been my go-to stove ever since.  Easy to setup, easy to light, easy…
MSR PocketRocket
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Keen Erickson PCT

rated 3 of 5 stars Seriously waterproof, no rub points, and a decent price. They look a little duck-bill-y and I sweat in them, but they're full leather with a…
Keen Erickson PCT
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Optimus Hiker+

rated 5 of 5 stars I was in the US Army Special Forces and 82nd Airborne Division from 1980-1987. During that time I carried an Optimus Hiker that I bought in…
Optimus Hiker+
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 5 of 5 stars Very well designed, easy to use # season tent. I've been using and working with the Gunnison 2 since this model first came out about 8 years…
Kelty Gunnison 2.1
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Granite Gear eVent Sil Compression DrySack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome waterproof compression drysack. Ultralight and shaped to pack better than ever. Fighting to fit everything in my pack from day one,…
Granite Gear eVent Sil Compression DrySack
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight and horizontal baffles made it the most comfortable pad to date IMO. OK, so after using Big Agnes insulated and non insulated…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Exped SynMat UL 7

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, durable, warm and comfortable UL sleeping pad. Me:  I'm not exactly a UL hiker - 5' 10" and 220 pounds. I move throughout the night…
Exped SynMat UL 7
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 3 of 5 stars TL;DR - nice warm and light pad, best for those thinner hikers that don't move around much at night. Me: I'm not exactly a UL hiker - 5' 10"…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Osprey Aether 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable over adverse terrain with a heavy load. Packs gear enough for two people for a weekend without flinching. Compression straps…
Osprey Aether 70
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Berghaus Remote 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight fully featured backpack/daypack at an affordable price. Marketed as both a laptop bag (not very good for that) and as a daypack…
Berghaus Remote 20
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Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 tent is all about the weight... or lack of. At less than 2 pounds, it's truly an ultra light 2-person tent. This is…
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum
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Wenzel Camp Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars An ultra-light (7oz) , minimalist sleeping pad that surprised me with both its quality and its price ($12). Anyone seeking to move into ultralight…
Wenzel Camp Pad
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CamelBak Fourteener

rated 4 of 5 stars Well-made backpack that holds its shape and controls the load very well. Mesh back pad gives almost framepack rigidity while keeping your back…
CamelBak Fourteener
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Highgear Axio HR

rated 1.5 of 5 stars The HR monitor and altimeter just aren't very reliable. If you really want the HR and altimeter recording functions that this watch offers,…
Highgear Axio HR
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Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Heavy, but bombproof, well-designed and useful year-round. I've had this tent for 2 years now, and have used it in winter and summer. It's advertised…
Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3
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Lowe Alpine Nanon ND 50:60

rated 4 of 5 stars A rugged multiday/weekend pack. It weighs nothing, and held everything. I bought this pack initially because I needed one that I could use traveling…
Lowe Alpine Nanon ND 50:60
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The North Face Single-Track Hayasa

rated 3 of 5 stars A minimal shoe with out-of-the-box comfort, with race day durability. The North Face seeded me a pair of these shoes because we were looking…
The North Face Single-Track Hayasa
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The North Face Meru Paclite Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is very light, has high pockets for hiking with your hands elevated, and rolls up into a pretty small ball. The zipper is a little…
The North Face Meru Paclite Jacket
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Asolo Fugitive GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm fairly satisfied with these boots. I appreciate the good foot and ankle support during strenuous hiking. I've worn them in snow with gators…
Asolo Fugitive GTX
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REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket has been good for casual, non-hiking uses and for long-distance hikes. Due to its weight and the effectiveness of its insulation,…
REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just upgraded my backpacking water treatment to the Camelbak All Clear system. No pumping necessary, no chemical taste, no waiting ... ready…
CamelBak All Clear
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Keen Targhee II

rated 5 of 5 stars To sum it up they are waterproof. They are light on the feet. The heal is well cushioned and supportive. And most importantly they are comfortable.
Keen Targhee II
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Deuter Aircomfort Futura 60+10 SL

rated 3 of 5 stars The Variquick harness adjustment system allows for quick adjustment on the fly and doesn't slip like some other systems. Excellent women's fit…
 
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G3 Onyx

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great binding for BC laps and skiing. More intuitive than Dynafits. Love Dynafits too, but these are tad different. I have the Dynafits and…
G3 Onyx
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Vibram FiveFingers Speed XC

rated 4 of 5 stars Offer more support and protection than "regular" Vibrams. Very cozy fit and slip on easily for a FiveFinger. Great for the occasional shallow…
Vibram FiveFingers Speed XC
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC MicroTherm Down Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It isn't meant for Tennessee winters, but it's still one hell of an active-use winter parka for cold, wet days around town or the campsite.
Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC MicroTherm Down Jacket
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REI Flash 50 Pack

rated 3 of 5 stars It's a good bag for transitioning towards UL; its removable features give you options both more traditional and lighter weight. Its best feature…
REI Flash 50 Pack
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Big Agnes Sunnyside 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent has withstood the test of time! I bought this tent from REI outlet back in 2007 as an upgrade to some gear, along with the footprint.
Big Agnes Sunnyside 2
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Hilleberg Jannu 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect 2-person winter tent. It is very lightweight for a "bomb proof" full protection winter tent with no compromises. Setup of the Jannu…
Hilleberg Jannu 2
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Ortovox Thunder 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Low profile, alpine climbing pack. I bought this pack on closeout at Sierra Trading Post and after using it for a month, I was sad I hadn't…
Ortovox Thunder 35
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Scarpa Crux

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Low profile, comfortable shoe that works awesome for hikes in to the local crag and to climb in. I have worn the Scarpa Crux approach shoes…
Scarpa Crux
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REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The sock, while new, performed like its competitors' product. However, REI's brand did NOT hold up. Pretty quickly, this sock showed signs of…
REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
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Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Cracked Black Pepper

rated 4 of 5 stars I love chocolate. I like salt. But salted chocolate? When Salazon Chocolate, a brand new company, sent me samples of their salted chocolate…
Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Cracked Black Pepper
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Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love chocolate. I like salt. But salted chocolate? When Salazon Chocolate, a brand new company, sent me samples of their salted chocolate…
Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar
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MSR Reactor

rated 4 of 5 stars For boiling water quickly or melting snow in windy conditions, the MSR Reactor gets the job done. It’s the heaviest (by only 0.3 oz.) and…
MSR Reactor
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Jetboil Group Cooking System (GCS)

rated 4 of 5 stars If you’re cooking for a group or want to get more creative than freeze-dried meals, the Jetboil GCS is the best bet, but beware its lack of…
Jetboil Group Cooking System (GCS)
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Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)

rated 4 of 5 stars If you often travel solo and are looking to cut your pack weight, the Jetboil PCS is the obvious choice. Its diminutive size and miserly fuel…
Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)
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Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter

rated 3 of 5 stars * Trailspace Pick for Lightweight Backpacking *   Specs:Weight: 2 oz.Dimensions: 1.25 x 5.5 inchesFilter: activated carbon and microfilterBottle…
Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter
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Bota of Boulder Outback Water Filtration System

rated 3 of 5 stars Specs:Weight: 4.7 oz.Dimensions: 3 x 9.5 inchesFilter: activated carbonBottle capacity: 22 oz.Capacity with filter: 20 oz.Expected lifetime:…
Bota of Boulder Outback Water Filtration System
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Aquamira Water Bottle with Microbiological Filter

rated 3 of 5 stars Specs:Weight: 4.7 oz.Dimensions: 3 x 9.5 inchesFilter: activated carbon and microfilterBottle capacity: 22 oz.Capacity with filter: 20 oz.Expected…
Aquamira Water Bottle with Microbiological Filter
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Katadyn Micro Bottle

rated 3 of 5 stars Specs:Weight: 6 oz.Dimensions: 3 x 11 inchesFilter: activated carbon and microfilterBottle capacity: 26 oz.Capacity with filter: 21 oz.Expected…
Katadyn Micro Bottle
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EcoUsable Ech2o Filtered Water Bottle 25 oz

rated 4 of 5 stars * Trailspace Pick for Day Hiking * Specs:Weight: 9.4 oz.Dimensions: 3 x 10.5 inchesFilter: microfilterBottle capacity: 27 oz.Capacity with filter:…
EcoUsable Ech2o Filtered Water Bottle 25 oz
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MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR HyperFlow Microfilter is a lightweight, cucumber-sized water filter that utilizes hollow fiber technology to provide remarkably fast…
MSR HyperFlow Microfilter
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 4 of 5 stars (Editor’s note: in our January 2007 comparison of integrated canister stove systems, we mentioned the then-untested Primus EtaPower EF as…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Appalachian Mountain Club White Mountain Guide Online

rated 4 of 5 stars If you’ve done much hiking in the Northeast, you’re probably familiar with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s guidebooks. The venerable White…
Appalachian Mountain Club White Mountain Guide Online
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Leki Thermolite Aergon Antishock

rated 4 of 5 stars It has been a month since Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, when I took home a pair of the new Leki Thermolite AERGON Antishock trekking poles…
Leki Thermolite Aergon Antishock
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CamelBak ShredBak

rated 3 of 5 stars I first tried the new CamelBak ShredBak hydration system in January at the winter Outdoor Retailer show’s on-snow session, where I also tested…
CamelBak ShredBak
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CamelBak Flow Meter

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Hydration reservoirs and bite valves make it easier for hikers and athletes to stay hydrated during exercise. But one of the biggest complaints…
CamelBak Flow Meter
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pad that's kept me camping in comfort, but this review is more about Big Agnes' outstanding warranty support. My experience with this…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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The North Face Paramount Cargo Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought an earlier version of these shorts in 2002. Have put them through all kinds of abuse since then. They are still going strong and the…
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short
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The North Face Verbera Hiker GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Light hiker: Nice and light! Waterproof but breathable—I hiked 15 miles, 92 degrees in Florida with wool socks and didn't think my feet got…
The North Face Verbera Hiker GTX
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SOL Escape Bivvy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The SOL Escape Bivvy is excellent for campers who don't use tents, but prefer to use a tarp or sleep under the stars. It in conjunction with…
SOL Escape Bivvy
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Paramo Explorer Pull-On

rated 2 of 5 stars Mid-outer layer using Paramo directional fabric. The concept works very well, but the fabric wore out after one outing. I purchased this product…
Paramo Explorer Pull-On
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Texsport 1 Quart Aluminum Canteen

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This canteen has served me very well as a means of having a day's worth of water easily accessible on your belt. I'd recommend this canteen…
Texsport 1 Quart Aluminum Canteen
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GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink

rated 3 of 5 stars Not a noticeable improvement in my performance, but it tastes good so I drink more water. Why Roctane? Why not drink Gatorade or something…
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink
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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang

rated 5 of 5 stars Ridiculously sharp replacement for your machete and hatchet! Although a bit bulky and heavy for what it is, it is in fact a replacement for…
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
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Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0 Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A good parka that's served me well over the years, but has shrunk a bit after more than a decade. It still serves its purpose quite well, and…
Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0 Parka
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Gregory Savant 58 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars First of all the "Weekend Pack" category is misleading. You can easily stay out longer. I almost didn't buy it for that reason and now I am…
Gregory Savant 58 Pack
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Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's Patagonia. It's down. It's lightweight. What else is there to say? I bought this through CampSaver.com on sale for $110 bucks. Living in…
Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater
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Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great tent if bought on discount. Very utilitarian design and serves its purpose well. Initially tested in mild conditions during the spring…
Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2
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Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle

rated 4 of 5 stars Pat's Backcountry Beverage Carbonator. I love sipping back a cold soda after a hard day's hike, climb, etc. but hate carrying the weight. With…
Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle
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Camp Trails Catskill

rated 3 of 5 stars A decent internal frame pack for less than $100 that's lasted just over a decade. Definitely not a good choice for those who want to travel…
 
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Kelty Windfoil Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Mine is still going strong since 1997 through heavy use and a fair amount of neglect. It's kept me bone dry except for the times the ground…
Kelty Windfoil Ultralight
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Arc'teryx Nozone 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great light pack for long adventure climbing. Can carry enough for the climb and a bivy or two depending on how light you go. Well…
Arc'teryx Nozone 35
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4 of 5 stars Still one of the lightest and most comfortable backpacking pads on the market. It is a bit noisy narrow, but works better than other pads. Great…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Marmot Zion Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great softshell for shoulder season skiing and for all winter climbing. Extremely breathable, durable, and waterproof. Marmot Zion…
Marmot Zion Jacket
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BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I tried charging an iPhone 4, a Hero 2 GoPro, 4-AA batteries, a Nook and some speakers. I thought it may be hard to start a fire in such a small…
BioLite CampStove
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very warm for weight, if you can get it cheap, go for it. Overall, the Atom fits really well and is so comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody
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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the perfect size cookset for an alcohol soda can stove with a windguard/potstand made from a large soup can. The stove and fuel can…
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
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Deuter Futura Pro 42

rated 4 of 5 stars Great weekender backpack with incredible organization and storage possibilities. Mesh AND zippered pockets on the side, waterproof zippered…
Deuter Futura Pro 42
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Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Simply the best to protect your leather boots from snow and wet weather! Simply the best to protect your leather boots from snow and wet weather!
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP
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Outdoor Research Force 9 Sombrero

rated 5 of 5 stars If you want a comfortable storm hat that will keep your head dry in downpours and the rain out of your face, this is it. I am a hat person and…
Outdoor Research Force 9 Sombrero
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NEMO Strato Loft 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a comfortable bag for side sleepers. Wake up untwisted on the pad! I sleep on my arm with it extended and finally there's a bag for…
NEMO Strato Loft 25
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