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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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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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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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GoLite Breeze Pack

rated 1 of 5 stars One of the first commercially produced ultra-light packs. Personally, I don't understand why this pack is so popular. People talk about it being…
photo: GoLite Breeze Pack
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The best mountain boots ever made. The design allows for great edging power on alpine rock. With insulated over-boots I have used these with…
photo: Galibier Super Guide
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Have used this tent for about six nights so far, winter conditions, in wooded area as well as open and breezy conditions in a snowstorm. Temps…
photo: REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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JanSport D5

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought my D5 in Berkley in 1978 and have used it for every camping trip since. I also use it for most of our family trips as my suitcase (I…
 
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Bibler Fitzroy

rated 4 of 5 stars This is essentially a winter tent. When you already have a three season tent, this is the tent for that other season. Like most specialized…
photo: Bibler Fitzroy
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These are super general mountaineering boots but you'll probably never be able to find them. Lots of support, stiff soles but still comfortable…
photo: Galibier Super Guide
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Feathered Friends Hummingbird

rated 1 of 5 stars A few years ago I purchased the Hummingbird. When I first received it in the mail I was amazed at its size and weight (about a loaf of bread).
photo: Feathered Friends Hummingbird
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Mountainsmith Dog Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Reviewing a dog pack may seem a little offbeat, but with the Mountainsmith Dog Pack, my 100-pound Alaskan Malamute is able to carry 20 to 35…
photo: Mountainsmith Dog Pack
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ROKK Flat Iron

rated 4 of 5 stars I work for a retailer that sells ROKK equipment and believe me, this past summer i've sold alot of ROKK packs. The one thing i want to make…
 
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The North Face Cirrus

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this tent over a year now. It's phenomenal. Factory-taped seams keep the tent interior dry. Seam-seal the velcro seams and the zippers…
 
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Terra Nova Explorer

rated 5 of 5 stars A great tent from one of the UK's finest manufacturers. Put up with 15 continuous hours of heavy rain and didn't let a single drop in. This…
 
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I found this product by searching for a bivy sac on the web. I liked the idea and the price so I ordered one over the internet. I spent two…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars This bivy is a 3-layer JGI 1.1 oz. Gore-Tex fabric upper section for maximum vapor transport, 1.7 oz. taffeta, complete with bombproof Hydroseal-200…
photo: Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy
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Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight comfy pad, gives a great night's sleep. I was intrigued by Sea to Summit's new line of sleeping pads, so when the REI dividend and…
photo: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat
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Grivel G10

rated 4 of 5 stars High quality, good fitting steel crampon; excess strap annoying. I use these for hiking and scrambling when there is enough slope that I need…
photo: Grivel G10
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Old Town Dirigo 106

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great rec kayak for lakes and slow rivers, capable of light overnight trips. Have had this kayak almost three years. I've dragged it, banged…
photo: Old Town Dirigo 106
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Petzl Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great ascender. This is my favorite handled ascender.  I own three of them. One is retired, and has over 150,000' of rope work on…
photo: Petzl Ascension
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Petzl Fractio

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a tough harness and it will last a long time. I have used this harness for about 2-3 years now for cave exploration. Before that it…
photo: Petzl Unisex Fractio
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The North Face Tadpole 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I will be keeping this tent for awhile I imagine. This tent is the jam. An honest 2-person tent that provides good room for 2 average sized…
photo: The North Face Tadpole 2
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MSR Shift

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great little shoe in firm snow, not just for kids. These shoes are sold as youth snowshoes, but they perform very nicely for adults looking…
photo: MSR Shift
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Ruff Wear Ridgeline Leash

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight leash, with a stretchable, bungee type aspect, which allows the dog to roam a bit without pulling on your arms. This is…
photo: Ruff Wear Ridgeline Leash
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Osprey Crescent 85

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for extended trips. Places majority of weight on the hips. Very comfortable and very durable. It is my current go to pack. Fit: Form…
photo: Osprey Crescent 85
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Gregory Stout 35

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hiking, climbing, overnight or travel pack. Beautiful design and color scheme. Nice fit and larger than expected. This is for the large…
photo: Gregory Stout 35
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Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough, tough, tough! Lightweight and many grab points, and is shock-corded. Wow, this is one tough and variable leash! This is my second one…
photo: Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash
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Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Disclosure #1: I received this leash from http://backcountryk9.com/ to test it out and review it, in my role as a brand ambassador. Disclosure…
photo: Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash
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MSR SweetWater Purifier System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used the SweetWater for three years now. It has always done a great job. When an internal mechanism broke from years of use, MSR promptly…
photo: MSR SweetWater Purifier System
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Petzl MYO 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Though heavy by today's standards, this headlamp lasts forever and never breaks. I have been using this lamp for 4 years now. I have a lighter…
photo: Petzl MYO 5
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REI Campware Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, functional, and cheap cup that surprisingly has become my favorite one. It is a simple cup that meets all my needs, except…
photo: REI Campware Cup
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Hoka Challenger ATR

rated 4 of 5 stars I got the shoe in December to start incorporating them into training for the HURT 100 in Hawaii. They did great on the frozen trails and winter…
photo: Hoka Men's Challenger ATR
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REI Downtime +10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great feather bag. For the price it packs down small, weighs little, and is really comfortable. Great overall bag. Though some of the hardwear…
photo: REI Downtime +10
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The North Face Salamander 23

rated 4 of 5 stars The Salamander is very well constructed, one of the biggest 2P tents I've used, has two great vestibules and double doors. A bit heavy by current…
photo: The North Face Salamander 23
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Eureka! Scorpion

rated 4 of 5 stars Great vestibules, spacious, heavy. The setup is easy after first use. The tent uses a central pole "hub" located on the top of the tent. The…
photo: Eureka! Scorpion
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Mountain Hardwear EV 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A specialized mountaineering tent for use primarily at high altitudes, or where the user can expect to encounter sub-zero weather and/or arid…
photo: Mountain Hardwear EV 2
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Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System

rated 2 of 5 stars Looked like a great design to put on top of my cot to keep bugs off. It does this. I am six feet tall and due to the design of the ends, this…
photo: Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System
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NEMO Astro Air Lite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used this once in a situation that would test the lower limits of its comfort range. It worked very well. I had a couple of issues, but…
photo: NEMO Astro Air Lite
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Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra lightweight towel made of the lightweight polyester fabric like our favorite quick dry tee shirts. Tale of the Tape The Extreme Ultralite…
photo: Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel
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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

rated 3 of 5 stars It's great as a solar charger. It's aesthetically pleasing and comes in a pretty box. Best used when carrying it in a car, RV, cycling pack,…
photo: Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit
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OllyDog OllyBottle

rated 4 of 5 stars We received this bottle to test and review, as Brand Ambassadors. We are very conscientious about keeping our dogs hydrated in their varied…
photo: OllyDog OllyBottle
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The North Face VE 24

rated 5 of 5 stars The VE24 has proven itself to be able to handle very adverse weather conditions with durability to last year after year. Whether holding out…
photo: The North Face VE 24
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Outdoor Products Mess Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good quality mess kit @ a very good price. Good for use during camping, backpacking, or extended military campaigns. Like so many…
photo: Outdoor Products Mess Kit
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Mountain Hardwear Desna Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent light fleece for midlayer insulation when it's cold and windy or outer layer when it's not windy. Works well for what it's designed…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Desna Jacket
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Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars An ultra-breathable softshell, which provides excellent weather protection. I have had this softshell jacket for several years now, and it is…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Jacket
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Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter

rated 4 of 5 stars A great lightweight and dependable fire starting tool that takes up hardly any space and works in any weather. The flint is readily replaceable,…
photo: Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter
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Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Ampato Jacket is a versatile hardshell using Mountain Hardwear's Dry.Q Elite technology. It's waterproof and durable and holds up well climbing…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a land surveyor in SW New Mexico and make a living on my feet. I own Scarpa, Lowa, La Sportiva, and a couple others not worth mentioning.
photo: Scarpa Men's SL M3
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Keen Targhee Mid

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent boot for decent price. Bought these because I needed a new boot when my 7 year old boots finally said "enough" after the first night…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee Mid
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Cotton Carrier Strapshot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for quick access. I originally became aware of this while hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks and saw someone using it. He recommended…
photo:   Cotton Carrier Strapshot
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Kelty Flyway 43

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the Kelty Flyway 43, which is a travel friendly daypack based off of the popular Kelty Redwing 44 pack. Like the Redwing pack, the Flyway…
photo: Kelty Flyway 43
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Darn Tough Standard Issue Mid-Calf Light Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars These socks perform in cold weather, hot weather, and do well on long walks/hikes. Further, they do not stink after several days of wear. Best…
photo: Darn Tough Standard Issue Mid-Calf Light Cushion
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Rab Muztag Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars In the spirit of full disclosure, (and to follow the Trailspace review rules!) it is important to note that I am an employee for the Rab brand.
photo: Rab Muztag Jacket
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Dion Snowshoes 220 Back Country Frame

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent performance and clever modular design. I snowshoe almost every day in the winter and have used many different brands including Red…
photo: Dion Snowshoes 220 Back Country Frame
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent lightweight pack (not ultra light), great for weekend, multi-day, and through-hiking. Would definitely recommend assuming you can…
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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Mountain Equipment Crux LS Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars The Mountain Equipment Crux LS Crew tee is an excellent synthetic (polyester) baselayer suitable for year round use. It features Polygiene anti-microbial…
photo: Mountain Equipment Crux LS Crew
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Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the very best packs I've used. Carries and distributes loads well, and is made with durable materials. I can use this pack for day hikes…
photo: Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34
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Outdoor Research Incandescent Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice, warm, light down parka. Fit/finish top notch. This is a really nice, lightweight down jacket w/ ~ 7 oz of 800 down.  I find it very warm…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Incandescent Hoody
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NiteCore P12

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, bright,with a simple user interface, this light carries easily. A variety of accessories increases its versatility. The user interface…
photo: NiteCore P12
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Morakniv Bushcraft Black

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an excellent knife. I have used mine for so many tasks such as skinning, making bark baskets, carving tent stakes, etc. It's a tough…
photo: Morakniv Bushcraft Black
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The North Face Paramount Convertible Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars Practical and comfortable, these pants excell in a variety of conditions. Got a pair of these a few years back, and still love them. I have…
photo: The North Face Men's Paramount Convertible Pant
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L.L.Bean TrioZone Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This fleece pant was purchased as an alternative to insulated Gore-tex type pants, for activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, kicksledding,…
photo: L.L.Bean TrioZone Pants
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for the $$, and reliable. Aside from going to a hammock, you cannot beat the size/weight of this little killer. It is pretty darn reliable.
photo: Eureka! Spitfire 1
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Marmot Limelight 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this tent! Very solid construction, waterproof, and spacious for two people pus gear. I often use it solo and I don't have to store any…
photo: Marmot Limelight 3P
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Vasque Snowburban UltraDry

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased these boots when I realized that my low-hikers, despite applications of chemical waterproofing, were definitely not going to keep…
photo: Vasque Snowburban UltraDry
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an excellent light pack for UL backpackers who can go for seven days with a starting load under 30 lbs (2014 model). This would make…
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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Five Ten Guide Tennie

rated 4 of 5 stars Got these in the Yosemite mountain shop and walked around the valley for two days taking pictures. A little scrambling to get in position for…
photo: Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie
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Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Minalist Jacket incorporates the latest Dry Q Elite fabric ,which keeps you dry inside. Asymmetric full length zipper and short expansion zipper…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket
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MSR Elixir 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Wonderful tent! Having been in Boy Scouts for many years and majoring in Wilderness Leadership in college, I have used many different styles…
photo: MSR Elixir 3
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Koflach Degre

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fantastic for what it is built to do. I just got back from a 5-day excursion in Northern Ontario. These were the only boots/shoes I brought.
photo: Koflach Degre
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Morakniv Bushcraft Black

rated 4 of 5 stars Very solid knife for use anywhere. I really like this knife. It's solid and will hold up well to years of abuse.  What I like: Carbon steele…
photo: Morakniv Bushcraft Black
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Moss Tents Starlet (Three-Season)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I was looking for a 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent and saw the Moss tents in REI. This was in 1984 and I recall there was a Star Gazer…
 
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Sierra Designs Stretch Dome 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Why read a review of a tent no longer being manufactured? It may very well help you decide what to buy on the current market. Though no longer…
photo: Sierra Designs Stretch Dome 3
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Marmot Earlylight 2P

rated 2 of 5 stars High expectations, disappointing results. I have been canoe tripping and wilderness hiking for 33 years and needed a new reasonably lightweight…
photo: Marmot Earlylight 2P
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MSR SimmerLite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you are still able to acquire one of these stoves (they are discontinued) I would recommend it. First off, this stove is no longer available…
photo: MSR SimmerLite
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Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight hard shell pants with excellent breathability in a variety of conditions. In all the years I've been exploring in the outdoors,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Plasmic Pant
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Scarpa Barun GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent medium-duty backpacking boot. I have owned and worn these boots as my primary hiking and multi-day backpacking boots for more than…
photo: Scarpa Men's Barun GTX
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Rossignol BC X6

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Very good light-medium-duty off-trail xcountry performance, poor lacing system. I have owned these boots for a few years, but only used them…
photo: Rossignol Men's BC X6
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Alpina Alaska 75mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultimate off-trail x-country boot. I have been an avid nordic skier for more than 30 years. My everyday skiing is off-trail x-country through…
photo: Alpina Alaska 75mm
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Granite Rocx The Cascade

rated 4 of 5 stars The Cascade is an all-in-one convenience pack that delivers on many levels. There is ample storage and multiple compartments to store everything…
photo: Granite Rocx The Cascade
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SOL Escape Bivvy

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A mylar blanket does a better job of reflecting heat. I've tested this bivy in temps from the 40s down into the teens. Every time I ended up…
photo: SOL Escape Bivvy
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Altra Superior

rated 4 of 5 stars This would be a great mid-distance, less aggressive trail shoe for anyone who's into zero drop. The Altra Superior is a relatively slim zero-drop…
photo: Altra Men's Superior
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