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Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is light and minimal compared to how much heat it can retain. Very high quality down, hence the price. What is good is the warmth,…
Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket
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CiloGear 45L WorkSack

rated 5 of 5 stars Best winter pack ever! It's light but durable. Simple but highly customizable. All straps are possible to move into a plethora of combinations.
CiloGear 45L WorkSack
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Brunton Solaris i6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I liked my first panel so much that I bought another one. This panel folds into the size of a National Geographic magazine. I have had these…
Brunton Solaris i6
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SmartWool Midweight Funnel Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This midweight zip top, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 250 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a noticeable…
SmartWool Midweight Funnel Zip
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SmartWool Microweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight long-sleeve crew, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Crew
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SmartWool Microweight Tee

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight short-sleeve tee, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Tee
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SmartWool Microweight Bottom

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight short-sleeve tee, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Bottom
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Kelty Trekker 3900

rated 4 of 5 stars I love my Trekker and wish it was the lovely cherry red of this new one! Mine is a rather drab silver and khaki. But I don't see it while I'm…
Kelty Trekker 3900
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Zamberlan Cristallo Gore-Tex

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, warm, good ankle support, good arch support, nice cushioning in midsole. My feet are broad, high volume feet with thick ankles…
Zamberlan Cristallo Gore-Tex
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Kayland Explore GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I recently tested a pair of Kayland Explore GTX hiking boots. They have a Vibram sole, a Gore-Tex membrane, and are made out of suede and synthetic…
Kayland Explore GTX
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Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars As this Woolrich jacket is discontinued, I will mostly focus on the Polartec fabric and some general pros and cons to consider when buying a…
Woolrich Oakway Polartec Jacket
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GoLite Footwear Surge Lite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nice light hiking boots! I've been trying these out for a couple of months now and I'm definitely impressed/intrigued by them. They certainly…
GoLite Footwear Surge Lite
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REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Used several trips in mountains of SE. Nice tight tent. Had some strong gusts and some sideways rain and it was good to go. I stayed dry and…
REI Arete ASL 2 Tent
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Asolo TPS 535

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Docking half a star only because I've had them for less than a year, which I don't think is long enough to call this a perfect boot. But so…
Asolo TPS 535
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Five Ten Anasazi Moccasym

rated 5 of 5 stars Since it's been a couple years between reviews I though I'd throw my opinion into the ring. I agree with the other comments that this is a soft-shoe.
Five Ten Anasazi Moccasym
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Alpine Design Microlite Terrain 45 Degree Mummy

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased this bag over a year ago on a whim. List price was $30 and it was on clearance for less than 20. To me it was worth the investment…
 
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is so worth the $$! It is warm enough to wear in the 30s, yet you won't overheat in the 50s. There are three things that I must…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket
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myDIYgear Winter Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars I am very pleased overall with the winter sock after i had its size altered. It effectively blocks wind and prevents drafts, is water resistant…
 
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REI Crestrail 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I work for REI as a very part-time sales person. But I've been a member for a long time and have had quite a few packs from other…
REI Crestrail 70
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars These trekking poles are awesome! Perfect for those ounce counters! The foam handles are very comfortable and you can still grip them when your…
Black Diamond Distance
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High Peak South Col

rated 5 of 5 stars If you check the weather for Mount Rogers, Virginia for the past weekend, February 11 and 12, 2012, you will see extreme conditions. The temperature…
High Peak South Col
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

rated 4 of 5 stars Gossamer light ... Surprisingly secure. Update to the review below:   After backpacking for a week in Grand Gulch in SE Utah I car camped for…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
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The North Face Minibus 33

rated 5 of 5 stars I searched for a tent for literally years before investing in one that costs so much. Then I actually found this for almost half of retail.
The North Face Minibus 33
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SOG Jungle Primitive

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been a knife collector off an on for decades. By "off and on" I mean I have a tendency to obsess about knives and research/buy a lot of…
SOG Jungle Primitive
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Carhartt WP Glove

rated 3 of 5 stars Carhart gloves Xl Fit very well. The lining pulls out a little when you sweat in it. You would definitely have to put a fan on these overnight…
Carhartt WP Glove
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Open Country Mors Bush Pot 1.8L

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased the 8-cup Mors pot from Ben's Bushcraft. It however is also sold at Four Dog Stoves. I believe this is made by Open Country, but…
 
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Standing Room 100 Hanging Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I discovered also the Ozark Trail hanging tent from Walmart is no longer available. However, a new hanging tent is now available! This "new"…
 
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Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars Great loft and warmth in even the remotest of environs. I got this for the coldest reaches of an upcoming Everest Trek. It is exactly what I…
Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody
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Sea to Summit Pack Tap

rated 5 of 5 stars What Sea to Summit has done here is simply tart up an old fashioned wine bladder (which many have converted for years of service as water bladders…
Sea to Summit Pack Tap
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GoLite Shangri-La 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Happy camper. I purchased the GoLite Shangri-La 3 for its light weight and features for me to try out my ideas for "small wood stoves for a…
GoLite Shangri-La 3
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Petzl Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars I got the Petzl Ascension ascender to replace my prussik cords for jugging fixed lines. In my search, I tried out numerous types of ascending…
Petzl Ascension
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LightHeart Gear SoLong 6 Cuben

rated 5 of 5 stars Very large 1-person tent. Two friendly people can easily fit in this tent. It is very long, and the 8"carbon fiber struts in each corner give…
 
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great stove. I've owned this for about 6 years and I can't find any complaints! Great boil time, lightweight, small size. I'm in the…
MSR PocketRocket
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Sierra Designs Down Moccasin

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These are toasty warm around the foot. The build quality is great, with thoughtful touches like a heel pull that works well with winter gloves…
Sierra Designs Down Moccasin
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Coleman Outfitter Cook Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars You can spend a LOT more money on the super-duper titanium, coated cookware, and end up with basically the same thing: something to cook your…
Coleman Outfitter Cook Kit
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Hilleberg Allak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this tent looks like. lol. after i got this tent, set it up once in the basement, to try and…
Hilleberg Allak
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White Box Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I received this as a Christmas gift. I was looking for an ultralight alcohol stove, and the White Box looked great. Received right from White…
White Box Stove
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McHale Super Critical Mass II

rated 5 of 5 stars When I was on the market for an expedition backpack, a co-worker suggested that I check out McHale's packs. After looking at his website, I…
 
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Eddie Bauer's First Ascent has slowly but surely over the last 2 years built itself a quality line of outerwear that competes very nicely with…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Vest
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Trangia 27-7 UL/HA

rated 5 of 5 stars i did a side-by-side test of this trangia model 27 ul /ha comparing it to the white box stove, the trangia triangle and the caldera cone stove.
Trangia 27-7 UL/HA
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Fischer BCX 6

rated 5 of 5 stars Used these for some cross-country skiing at Windblown XC center. It was the first time out this year and one of the few places skiable here…
Fischer BCX 6
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Black Diamond Fusion

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is going to be a bit of a comparison between the Petzl Nomic and the Fusion. I have been using both now for the last three years, these…
Black Diamond Fusion
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Kelty FC 3.0

rated 3 of 5 stars Pros It's comfortable, my kiddo likes ridding in it. Plenty of pocket room for carrying diapers,snacks and such. It comes with a sun shade and…
Kelty FC 3.0
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Etón Scorpion

rated 4 of 5 stars So far so good for this little unit. Overall unit is exactly as advertised and comes equipped with a solar panel for charging, as well as a…
Etón Scorpion
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The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars I own four pairs of these pants. They look good, they're durable, comfortable, versatile, water repellent and the construction is top notch.
The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent filtration system. In my mind, water purification is the toughest place to find the perfect piece of gear —  chemicals…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Alico Tahoe

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alico Tahoe is a hiking boot made by Alico sport, an Italian company. As far as I know, sierratradingpost.com is the sole US distributor…
Alico Tahoe
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Gregory Jade 38

rated 5 of 5 stars Most comfortable pack for my injury... I just love this pack!! The color is the first thing that got me when it arrived. I chose the Red-Grey…
Gregory Jade 38
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars The shoulder straps are a very thin material and completely perforated. This is great for weight, and perhaps not so great for your shoulders.
REI Flash 18 Pack
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Arc'teryx Delta LT Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome fleece. It is a superb mid-layer. It breathes exceptionally well. Polartec Thermal Pro has the best warmth to weight ratio…
Arc'teryx Delta LT Zip
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ULA Equipment Catalyst

rated 5 of 5 stars Have only used this for one trip so far, but I carried two tents (3 children and wife), Kelty down sleeping bag, Therm-a-rest ProLite 4 pad,…
ULA Equipment Catalyst
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Streamlight Microstream

rated 5 of 5 stars
 
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TrekSta Sidewinder

rated 3 of 5 stars Intriguing shoe. The materials appear to be of excellent quality and the workmanship appears to be top-notch. No complaints there.  Overall…
TrekSta Sidewinder
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Meindl Super Perfekt

rated 5 of 5 stars I researched the web for ages before buying these boots. It's hard to find good info, and these few reviews below were a large part of what…
 
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4 of 5 stars
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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The North Face Etip Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars
The North Face Etip Glove
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Petzl Quark

rated 5 of 5 stars New design works even better.  Fully adjustable modular construction allows for a tool that works great in alpine, ice falls, snow. The 3mm…
Petzl Quark
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Eureka! Solitaire

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I own this tent and I like the weight and size in my pack for the price. Hard to find a lighter-better tent for less.  This tent is very small.
Eureka! Solitaire
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Feathered Friends Swallow

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I bought this bag about a year ago directly from Feathered Friends. It was somewhat custom; I wanted the outside shell constructed with their…
 
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Kelty Light Year Down 20

rated 4 of 5 stars I believe I have the 2010 version. I paid $160 for this bag. I purchased the long for myself and the regular for my wife. It's filled with 600…
Kelty Light Year Down 20
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Kelty Cosmic Down 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought this bag to replace my bigger, heavier synthetic bag on sale this summer.  I have now "test driven" it in the backyard twice, and I…
Kelty Cosmic Down 20°
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Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pros, light adaptable to ultra light with only fly and footprint quick easy to set up two doors/vestibules lots of mesh Cons, could be just…
Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1
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Wild Things Guide Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars As a ski mountaineer/alpinist this is the perfect day pack. It follows the tried and true design of a good pack, top loading, two compression…
Wild Things Guide Pack
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Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars I received my first OR Echo Duo Tee early last Spring 2011. OR has done a great job with making a Tee shirt designed for running, hiking, and…
Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee
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Osprey Aether 60

rated 5 of 5 stars I prefer the Aether. I tried both the Atmos 65 and the Aether 60 at the EMS store here in NYC. I loaded each with about 25lbs and walked around.
Osprey Aether 60
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VauDe Hogan Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This was almost my sole accommodation for a 12,000 mile, 4-month scooter trip on a wiggly route from the UK to Mongolia. I experienced every…
VauDe Hogan Ultralight
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MontBell Monoframe Shelter Diamond

rated 4 of 5 stars The Montbell Monoframe Diamond is a one pole center erected tent. I tested the Montbell in Jefferson National Forest twice and Shenandoah National…
MontBell Monoframe Shelter Diamond
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Marmot Trestles 30

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Got 2 of them. One for each son. They don't pack small by any means, but they are warm and durable. Both boys use them year round in canvas…
Marmot Trestles 30
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Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Thermolite Liner

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great addition to any sleeping bag OR used by itself. My husband and I backpack a lot but did some car camping recently at Shenandoah…
Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Thermolite Liner
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Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32

rated 3 of 5 stars This pack has a great frame and fairly decent load transfer. It held up fine on various day trips in the White Mountains with lots of steep…
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32
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Warbonnet Superfly

rated 5 of 5 stars The Superfly Tarp is a 132" x 120" 'four season' tarp. A four season tarp is a tarp with doors so that the tarp can be completely closed off…
Warbonnet Superfly
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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 1

rated 5 of 5 stars I ordered my Windrider backpack from the A/T after my pack failed. Hyperlite Mountain Gear delivered my pack within one day. The pack exceeded…
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 1
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 5 of 5 stars I had always been interested in trying out the world of hammocks, and I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy one. I was able to score…
Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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Hilleberg Unna

rated 5 of 5 stars Let me start by saying no tent is perfect for everyone...but this one is perfect for me. The Hilleberg Unna is an exoskeletal design (poles…
Hilleberg Unna
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The North Face Ecwt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This Ecwt was manufactured by The North Face Company for use by the military in extreme cold weather (ECWS) conditions. Now made by Eureka.
 
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MSR DragonFly

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have owned the MSR Whisperlite International stove for 7 years without any problems at all.  I bought the Dragonfly because I wanted finer…
MSR DragonFly
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Black Diamond Megamid

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been climbing, kayaking, and backcountry skiing all over the Western Hemisphere for about 35 years, and my Megamid is one of my favorite…
Black Diamond Megamid
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Hi-Tec Canyon WP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've had these boots (or a similar/older model - 71141/v005/179) for close to 5 years now and they've served me well with medium usage. In fact,…
Hi-Tec Canyon WP
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this tent. Light weight: 3lbs 12oz shaved about 3lbs off my pack weight. Easy set up: First time was in the dark with 30 MPH gusts. Warm…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Vortech1000 MAX

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this stove. It does everything it says and more. I have compared it to all my other stoves and it outperforms them. Highly recommended!
 
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Apache is an outstanding all purpose bag. Rated for 15 degree 3 season bag. I tested it on a trip to Jefferson National…
Western Mountaineering Apache MF
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Giga Tent Yellowstone

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I picked up this tent new for half price. And I only used it 2 times, as it didn't fit my needs. Pros Nice stitching. Everything was were it…
Giga Tent Yellowstone
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Arc'teryx Arrakis 40

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I’ve used this pack while hiking and winter mountaineering for nearly 3 seasons now and find it to be a very solid, comfortable and functional…
Arc'teryx Arrakis 40
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Have had my Hennessy Expedition Asym for just over a month and used it about 20 times now. Got it off CL and read up on how to use it at the…
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars I got to spend a few weeks with this hammock on loan from a friend.  Here's my thought on it.
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The Galibier boots are still made but nowadays they are all stamped in the upper leather with the label "Parachoc." They are still made in France…
Galibier Super Guide
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Spyderco Para-Military2

rated 5 of 5 stars Short of chopping wood or extremely heavy work best left to a fixed-blade knife, or tool-like versatility you would get with a multi-tool, this…
Spyderco Para-Military2
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SMC Perforated Tent Stake

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My version differs from the picture in that it has drilled holes at about 1.5 inches o.c. down the entire length of the stake. I used 6 of them…
SMC Perforated Tent Stake
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Rick La Belle Rock Climbs of Central Washington

rated 4 of 5 stars I just got this book on long tern "loan" from a guy at work who is too busy to use it. To be honest, I don't really plan on returning it. Does…
Rick La Belle Rock Climbs of Central Washington
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Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are great to use to assist when you have knee issues or if steep descents are problematic for you. They are good for long trekking excursions,…
Leki Corklite Aergon Speedlock
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Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter

rated 5 of 5 stars Alright, I'll preface this by saying that I work for Bass Pro Shops and was given this filter (and a replacement filter) for free by a representative…
Sawyer Complete Water Filtration System 2 Liter
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Integral Designs eVent Shortie Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars I could not be happier with these inexpensive yet highly effective gaiters. I purchased these to keep splash/mud/debris out of the tops of my…
 
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Marmot Guides Down Sweater

rated 4 of 5 stars I am always looking for a good deal when buying new gear and here I found another one. I needed a fairly light but warm and simple jacket and…
Marmot Guides Down Sweater
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MSR E-Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars LIGHT and Water TIGHT. Minimalist without a doubt. For use with: no bugs. no heavy rain. Starry nights. Mild to moderate temps. A sleeping…
MSR E-Bivy
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Sea to Summit 100% Premium Silk Liner

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is the first liner I've used, and the only. It's awesome for hot, muggy days on the coast, as well as cool nights inland. Alone, it's comfortable…
Sea to Summit 100% Premium Silk Liner
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Black Diamond Infinity 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Found this in an REI clearance bin, I still don't know why. An amazing pack; light, tight, and bright green. The ONE drawback that I would consider:…
Black Diamond Infinity 50
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Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice looking jacket, very comfortable to wear and completely waterproof. What more could you ask for? Maybe that the ceramic coating didn't…
Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater

rated 5 of 5 stars I prefer this jacket over Patagonia's down sweater primarily due to the price point — the construction, material, and fill are almost the…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater
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Magellan eXplorist 610

rated 4 of 5 stars I have owned the Magellan Explorist 610 since August of this year. I must say the pros are many and the cons few. Pros: The user interface is…
Magellan eXplorist 610
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC MicroTherm Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Well,  I haven't seen a lot about Eddie Bauer products on Trailspace, but some of the newer higher end products are killer. This piece is a…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC MicroTherm Down Jacket
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