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Jetboil Helios

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Going on a long trip with at least one other person then this stove is for you. Going camping for the weekend with the whole family then this…
photo: Jetboil Helios
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Optimus Nova

rated 1 of 5 stars I was impressed when I received the stove. It is a work of art. I backpack 3 days a week, or more. I used the stove on two trips and noticed…
photo: Optimus Nova
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Osprey Atmos 65

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I wanted to love this pack but I could not get it to fit. I am 5'11" with a 30" waist. I needed the large for my torso and a small for my hips.
photo: Osprey Atmos 65
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Kelty Crestone 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Not what I expected. However, very light load to pack on your bag, and I will admit that it definitely stays very dry and circulates air very…
photo: Kelty Crestone 2
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This filtering system is the best I've used. I am an ultralight backpacker, and I've carried and used this filter in all four seasons. It is…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Will depart Springer Mtn. GA late Feb '10 for Mt. Katahdin. I purchased this stove in 1981 as an instructor in the "Wilderness Skills" program…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Mountain Hardwear MicroChill Zip T

rated 5 of 5 stars I am 6'0", 175 pounds and the size reviewed is a men's large. I first saw the MicroChill Zip T in my local gear shop when I was browsing one…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's MicroChill Zip T
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Salomon 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars The beauty of these boots is the luxury on not having to think about your feet. It may surprise you to read that I ditched my Asolos for this…
photo: Salomon Men's 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have owned other filtration systems before but nothing that worked this well and was this simple to use. It's light weight, clearly marked…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Ortik Heat-It

rated 5 of 5 stars I just got this new to the market stove shield but I am going to go out on a limb and call it an instant classic must-have for any extreme weather…
photo: Ortik Heat-It
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REI Lookout 40 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my first daypack and I couldn't be more pleased. After trying several on at REI this one felt right for me. The main cavity is very…
photo: REI Men's Lookout 40 Pack
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Exped DownMat 7 Pump

rated 5 of 5 stars I needed something better than the cheap blow-up air mat I've been using for camping during Summer, because I wanted to start winter camping.
photo: Exped DownMat 7 Pump
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Kelty Trekker 3900 ST

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I was looking at internal frame packs when an old timer at the local shop talked me into trying a Kelty external frame. Great decision, this…
photo: Kelty Unisex Trekker 3900 ST
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MSR SuperFly

rated 5 of 5 stars I needed a new stove and was leaving on a trip that day so I picked this one up at REI. The stove worked great. Easy to setup and easy to carry.
photo: MSR SuperFly
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars I took the Vapor Trail on a 3-day, 27-mile trek in Shawnee National Forest. Trail-ready weight was 31 pounds. During the entire trip the suspension…
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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The North Face Him 35

rated 5 of 5 stars After camping in the North Face VE 25 (nice tent), I decided to try out the HIM 35 from NF. This tent is such a well planned out and built tent.
photo: The North Face Him 35
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La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have to give these boots mad props (yes I said mad props). Here's the story: I was stupid and had the brilliant idea of traversing Mt. Adams…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX
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Princeton Tec Quad Tactical

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent product. I spent considerable time researching headlamps. Liked the variety of Princeton Tec. My need as a deployed Army soldier was…
photo: Princeton Tec Quad Tactical
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Eureka! Apex 2XT

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought this tent from Gander Mountain to go on light backpacking trips. the tent held up well, but every tent I've had so far with fiberglass…
photo: Eureka! Apex 2XT
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Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

rated 2 of 5 stars Definitely not my first choice for seriously cold weather. During the winter months my job demands that I patrol by snow machine a vast area…
 
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Lowe Alpine TFX Cerro Torre 75+20

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this pack on a whim on Steep and Cheap. I normally would never buy a pack online without trying it on and testing it out at a store…
photo: Lowe Alpine TFX Cerro Torre 75+20
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Granite Gear Vapor Trail

rated 5 of 5 stars The VT is a very, very good pack. The pros and cons are well documented, and mostly accurate. This review will focus on just one factor: function.
photo: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

rated 5 of 5 stars Just in time for my UL Ozark Trail hike, Starbucks introduced, online and in a few urban markets, VIA instant coffee. I had a gift card to burn,…
photo: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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Garmont Dakota

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I haven't actually used this boot, but I sell a lot of them to mostly happy customers. I have three points which may help prospective buyers…
photo: Garmont Men's Dakota
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The North Face Minibus 33

rated 5 of 5 stars Though a bit high priced for the average backpacker (beginners), this is the tent that you want to have. 1. The tent itself is almost 87 percent…
photo: The North Face Minibus 33
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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Unless it's in the laundry, this has been my go-to jacket for cooler days (55 degrees or cooler) here in Colorado Springs. I wear it mostly…
photo: The North Face Men's Apex Bionic Jacket
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Kelty Grand Mesa 6

rated 5 of 5 stars Normally I utilize smaller tents, but for a 2 week trip with my husband, we wanted a taller tent he would not have to crawl into, and that would…
photo: Kelty Grand Mesa 6
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Gregory Z65

rated 4 of 5 stars I just got this pack in March, and have only used it once so far, on a one-night snow-camping trip. The trudge up was only 2.5 miles, but had…
photo: Gregory Z65
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Glacier's Edge Hiker

rated 4 of 5 stars To much of my surprise, this is a true two person tube tent. 5 foot at the front, tapering down to 28" at the back. It is 7'6" long, and 38"…
 
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Jetboil 1.5L Cooking Pot

rated 5 of 5 stars I agree with 300Winmag. This is a truly innovative container! I use this when I go on trips with 2 or more, and it cooks up a wonderful meal.
photo: Jetboil 1.5L Cooking Pot
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MSR Hubba Hubba

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Probably one of the best 3-season tents I have ever owned. I’ve used it several times now including twice in early spring on Emory Peak in…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba
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Primus Express Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I agree that one of the other reviewers has gone off on a tangent: lightweight isobutane stoves vs. liquid fuel stoves. Before I describe my…
photo: Primus Express Stove
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Dragonfly is THE best simmering multi-fuel stove I've ever used. You can simmer so low that you can actually bake with it, which is one…
photo: MSR DragonFly
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Suunto X6M

rated 5 of 5 stars Suunto X6M Black Collection review. For the purpose of this review I will be using the Suunto Core as a reference since most are familiar with…
photo: Suunto X6M
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used this stove for 25+ years. It never fails and all the parts come apart if you need to fix it in the back country. I've pulled mine…
photo: MSR WhisperLite
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NEMO Losi 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars My friend and I are going cross-country backpacking, and after a long period of deliberation on which tents to get, we decided on the NEMO Losi…
photo: NEMO Losi 3P
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La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Over the past 16 years or so I’ve bought various boots that would fall into the UK category of ‘4 season’ (in the UK this refers to a…
photo: La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX
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RailRiders X-Treme Adventure Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars I have hiked and trekked many trails all over the country. I bought a pair of RailRider X-treme Adventure pants a few months ago and by far,…
photo: RailRiders X-Treme Adventure Pant
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Gregory Baltoro 70

rated 5 of 5 stars I absolutely love this pack. I hike around Washington state often, and am usually up near some sort of high alpine lake. The straps on this…
photo: Gregory Baltoro 70
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 5 of 5 stars I think the review that gave these zero stars smells of pilot error. Walking downhill on ice with snowshoes takes a little practice (like walking…
photo: MSR Men's Lightning Ascent
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this tent for about a year now so a review is in order. This tent has seen Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks, Mount Whitney, Shenandoah,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
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Kasper & Richter Alpin

rated 5 of 5 stars I'll admit right off, most people don't need a sighting compass as nice as this one for regular wilderness travel. I got this one more or less…
photo: Kasper & Richter Alpin
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Silva Ranger 15 CL

I am also one of those who owned one of the original Silva Type 15 'Ranger' compasses made in Sweden. I was completely happy with this compass…
 
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GSI Ultralight Dualist Cook System

rated 5 of 5 stars After my last hike where my pack was way, way too heavy and I had a bum knee from, I was ready to upgrade my one pot/lid and canister stove…
photo: GSI Ultralight Dualist Cook System
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I give the Mini-Trangia 28 4.5 stars, only because it needs a windscreen to truly be a complete stove. I made my windscreen out of an aluminum…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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Sierra Designs Convert 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Unable to find any reviews or stores that stock this tent I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase this tent on pro form. After setting…
photo: Sierra Designs Convert 2
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've been trying to figure out what type of stove to carry while backpacking. I checked out the canister stoves, esbit, and alcohol. I decided…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Outfitter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Alps Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Pros: Heavy Duty Construction Excellent price/value Simple to erect Cons: Pin system for pole ends About me:…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 OF Outfitter
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Osprey Talon 22

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I needed a day pack for a day hike up Arizona's highest peak, Humphrey's Peak just north of Flagstaff. The Talon 22 was my choice. It easily…
photo: Osprey Talon 22
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love it. Can't sleep completely flat, but I can get pretty close. Super easy to set up, no rocks in your back, perfect for slopes or uneven…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I have another multi fuel stove that is very good and has not failed me. I bought this stove because it looked neat, like something a Sherpa…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this on a whim, saw it on display and read the "how to and why for" and thought that it might be nice to relax in, providing I could…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent stove overall and a joy to use. I bought it used from a good source in great shape. I've had no problems with it at all and have…
photo: MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used my svea 123 stove several times a year for 38 years, and it has never failed me. All I do is burn it empty at the end of the season,…
photo: Optimus Svea
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 5 of 5 stars After buying several tents for my solo trips over the last few years I ended up with a completely useless Eureka Skylite SUL. After spending…
photo: Hilleberg Soulo
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars The Contrail is an excellent shelter for the long-distance hiker. So far I've used mine for 3300 miles over the last two seasons, and it's still…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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Integral Designs Siltarp1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My experience using the Siltarp is as a gear awning during climbing class outings, a rain shelter for a beach trip, and as my primary shelter…
photo: Integral Designs Siltarp1
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Bushbuddy

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent stove. But, remember, wood burning stove takes patience. Fuel needs to be gathered. Easiest lit when fire starters are used. It is…
photo: Bushbuddy
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Tarptent Contrail

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used Contrail since last summer and have experienced the spectrum of weather. From hot and humid on the Maryland AT to a wind-driven, hail…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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Marmot Trestles 30

rated 3 of 5 stars These are my initial thoughts after one use so take it with a grain of salt. I will attempt to update this after further use. Also, I have the…
photo: Marmot Men's Trestles 30
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White Box Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been using my little White Box alcohol stove for two years now. I bought it in an attempt to reduce my pack weight and simplify my gear.
photo: White Box Stove
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Dana Design K2 Longbed

rated 5 of 5 stars I have just completed walking across America in a large 'W' taking three years and 8,000 miles solo. I walked every step, deserts for a year…
 
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 5 of 5 stars INITIAL SHOPPING I was unsure of purchasing a boot over the internet in part due to the old adage of "try it before you buy it." Unfortunately…
photo: Scarpa Men's SL M3
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Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I had been using a pair of Yaktrax Pro traction devices for winter trail running and was fairly pleased with them. However, this winter I got…
photo: Kahtoola Microspikes
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EMS Velocity 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great 3-season bag. I decided to buy it mainly because of the small size and weight; it barely takes up any space on the trail. It…
photo: EMS Men's Velocity 35
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars I still remember the air mattress I used while camping as a child. It was very bulky, heavy and required a 3rd lung to blow up. Well, that air…
photo: Exped DownMat 7
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First Need Deluxe Water Purifier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used this purifier on dozens of hikes and multi-day trips, pumping water that was very dirty in appearance and dubious in quality. This…
photo: First Need Deluxe Water Purifier
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Brunton Vapor AF

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm very pleased with this stove so far. I have over 40 years experience backpacking, beginning with the Svea 123 and later the MSR 9a stove.
photo: Brunton Vapor AF
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Ortik Heat-It

rated 5 of 5 stars I've bought one at the OR 2007 in Salty Lake but I think they also sell it by e-mail. I've used it with my MSR PocketRocket and it worked perfectly.
photo: Ortik Heat-It
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Black Diamond Firstlight

rated 2 of 5 stars While some may consider the Firstlight a desirable tent for summer alpine nights, having almost 31 years under my belt guiding in the Rocky…
photo: Black Diamond Firstlight
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Western Mountaineering Cloudrest

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Cloudrest was named Trailspace's Pick for Backpacking Comfort in our “Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison.”…
photo: Western Mountaineering Cloudrest
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Jetboil Coffee Press

rated 5 of 5 stars Works well as a coffee press for ground coffee. The screen that is used as the "filter" works great. However, it is attached to a cheap-plastic…
photo: Jetboil Coffee Press
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Optimus Nova+

rated 5 of 5 stars A superb stove, probably the best currently available on the market. I began serious backpacking in the 1960s using the Optimus SVEA 123 stove.
photo: Optimus Nova+
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Deuter Trans Alpine 30

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack for hiking in Israel due to its side pockets which can hold large bottle of water! You can also add a hydration system. The…
photo: Deuter Trans Alpine 30
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MSR Denali Ascent

rated 2 of 5 stars They are great while they work...mine broke recently. I've had a pair of these for about 5 years. I use them for maybe 2 or 3 trips a season.
photo: MSR Denali Ascent
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GSI Extreme 11" Wok

rated 5 of 5 stars Barb and I have done lots of stir-fry over the years, usually with our heavy iron wok (too heavy for backpacking!), but sometimes making do…
photo: GSI Extreme 11" Wok
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The North Face VE 25

rated 5 of 5 stars I am about to purchase the second one - I lost the last one in a divorce and she was right to demand it! This tent saved me on several occasions…
photo: The North Face VE 25
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Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Price Paid: $225 at ebay Summary: You're paying for the technology, a top of the line outdoor jacket, and of course, the brand name. It's clearly…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product. Over the past few years my Therm-a-rest(s) just weren't as comfortable as I'd like for a good night's rest. (Has global warming…
photo: Exped DownMat 7
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GoLite Jam

rated 5 of 5 stars First of all, you must know that the rating of 5 stars is given in consideration of what exactly this backpack is for: ultralight backpacking.
photo: GoLite Men's Jam
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Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome crampon. Stiff enough to front-point in, but still enough flex for walking on a glacier. The powder coating comes off if you use them…
photo: Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip
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Petzl Nomic

rated 5 of 5 stars I'll preface the five star rating by saying that I have never owned an off the shelf ice tool that performed this well without any modifications.
photo: Petzl Nomic
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Arc'teryx Bora 95

rated 5 of 5 stars A little known fact is that the Bora 95 has been adapted for service in the United States Marine Corps. I didn't know it myself untill the day…
photo: Arc'teryx Bora 95
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EMS Velocity 35

rated 4 of 5 stars Have had this bag for two seasons and spent more than 80 nights in it. Temperatures ranging from 18 to 65. Most recently have used it from Sept…
photo: EMS Men's Velocity 35
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this stove after doing some comparisons of other iso/but stoves. The Classic Trail was bought for quickie weekend get-aways when weight…
photo: Primus ClassicTrail
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4 of 5 stars Had my DragonFly for almost eight years now and it's simply amazing. It's very easy to use, stores very nicely in my MSR Alpine cookset and…
photo: MSR DragonFly
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4 of 5 stars Brilliant little stove! Weighs next to nothing, uses renewable fuel, and cooks only a bit slower than a gas-burner. I would only suggest that…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 5 of 5 stars The little stove that could. I was surprised how small it is, compared to the T-25, but the performance cannot be beat. The stove might be slower…
photo: Trangia Mini Trangia
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Granite Gear Latitude Vapor

rated 5 of 5 stars I was in Boone, N.C., several months ago skiing and I stumbled into the Mast General Store. Prior to leaving on the trip I had ordered a brand…
photo: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4 of 5 stars I had my DragonFly since the month it was released. Have had good luck with stove in the cooking department. Do not like the fact that the stove…
photo: MSR DragonFly
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my hammock. Best sleep on the trail comes in a hammock. Only problem is you can't curl up next to your significant other in a hammock.
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars As an aging camper who has rediscovered mountaineering I needed a warm pad that also supported my frame well so I could sleep easy. I hiked…
photo: Exped DownMat 7
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Wenzel StarLite

rated 3 of 5 stars Although I own several shelters (Noall Serenity, Sierra Designs Lightning, Walrus Trekker Tarp, Black Diamond Megamid, Golite Cave, Bibler Pinon)…
photo: Wenzel StarLite
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Sierra Designs Light Year CD

rated 5 of 5 stars I got this tent for a month long backpacking trip (Long Trail). My group only lasted for 12 days, and I went home with the last of them, as…
photo: Sierra Designs Light Year CD
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Marmot Helium

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is awesome. It's light, compressible, big and warm. I have used this bag where it has gotten down to 7 degrees at night and I have…
photo: Marmot Men's Helium
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Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought the 8099 Eclipse after having owned other more traditional compasses. I have the 'Pro' Model which is identical to the standard 8099…
photo: Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse
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Katadyn Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars Overview: The Katadyn Hiker Water Filter is a portable water filter suitable for extended outings in the wilderness. It is rated to filter out…
photo: Katadyn Hiker
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

rated 4 of 5 stars I got everything as advertised. Number one, the weight: _including_ ground cover and minimum stakes (6) this tent is under 4 lbs. Number two,…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
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Marmot Titan

rated 5 of 5 stars The Titan is very airy and well-ventilated. It's a little on the heavy side for a two-person tent, mainly because of the fly, but it's well…
photo: Marmot Titan
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Blacks Arctic Guinea ridge tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Mentioned this tent in my review of the Blacks Mountain tent. When I bought the Mountain tent for a ridiculously low price in a sale in 1969…
 
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