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Marmot Swallow 2P

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Terrific when it works, query battery cost and reliability long term. We have had our Steripen for two years and generally we think it is great…
photo: SteriPEN Classic
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Kelty Cosmic Down 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an amazing bag! This bag has gotten me through 18-degree weather while on a sleeping pad and insulated against the ground without any…
photo: Kelty Men's Cosmic Down 20°
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Colonial Knife Tucks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The latest version of the K&R Alpin is a very good compass, with excellent manufacturing quality, but has a few annoying glitches that keep…
photo: Kasper & Richter Alpin
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Used this on a 7-day hike with our Scout troop. I wouldn't recomend this pump for a large group because it is very slow. The other leader had…
photo: MSR MiniWorks EX
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RE Factor Tactical Operator Band

rated 5 of 5 stars The Operator Band takes the traditional paracord survival band to the next level. It has items hidden throughout that make it a TRUE survival…
photo:   RE Factor Tactical Operator Band
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Arc'teryx Naos 70

rated 5 of 5 stars Simply the best all round pack. I got my Arcteryx Naos 70 pack for $195 on clearance and couldn't believe my luck. I am absolutely in love with…
photo: Arc'teryx Naos 70
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Too small for three, roomy for two, good space-to-weight ratio, reasonable quality. A good choice if the price is right and you don't mind a…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
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Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2 XL

rated 5 of 5 stars Highly recommend for the ideal solo backpacker's tent. Also can sleep two with one or two backpacks also inside across head of tent (if a bit…
photo: Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2 XL
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Case Mini Blackhorn

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight utility knife.
photo: Case Mini Blackhorn
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MSR Snow Fluke

rated 5 of 5 stars I found the MSR fluke to have some interesting and potentially significant improvements over older designs. This extension of their venture…
photo: MSR Snow Fluke
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MSR Snow Picket

rated 5 of 5 stars I found the MSR snow picket to have some interesting and potentially significant improvements over older designs. This extension of their venture…
photo: MSR Snow Picket
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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable, excellent insulation from cold ground, robust material — less likely to puncture. Packability. An excellent mat for 3-4…
photo: Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Klean Kanteen 64oz Wide

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent steel used in excellent construction of a super durable water bottle! Growlers are 64 ounces too i.e. lots of water for the trail…
photo: Klean Kanteen 64oz Wide
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4 of 5 stars Be clear, if you are a gourmet camp cook, this is probably not the item for you. If however, like my husband and I, you have found that you…
photo: Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing handling, great for use in the Grigri 2, nicely cushioned falls, and light as can be. I would definitely recommend this rope. Perfect…
photo: Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm
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Magellan eXplorist GC

rated 3.5 of 5 stars With easy operation, the Magellan eXplorist is a great GPSr for causal or regular geocaching. The Magellan eXplorist GC is a great addition…
photo: Magellan eXplorist GC
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Garmin GPSMAP 62

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The GPSMAP 62 is a fantastic choice for geocachers in particular. Easy to use, rugged and waterproof, its only real weakness is the lack of…
photo: Garmin GPSMAP 62
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Exped Air Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars With an innovative design, this pillow is not like other inflatable pillows. This little air pillow is in a class by itself, not at all like…
photo: Exped Air Pillow
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Brunton 58 Kayak

rated 5 of 5 stars A standard for kayak navigation. Hands-free orientation is a must when kayaking, so forget the hand-held compasses used for hiking. Also, I…
photo: Brunton 58 Kayak
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Garmin Oregon 400c

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An great GPS handheld for many purposes, most importantly paddle sports. I waited until this went on sale at West Marine and it turned out to…
photo: Garmin Oregon 400c
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Eureka! Grand Manan Tour

rated 5 of 5 stars Love the space and design of this tent. It's so versatile. The vestibule gives you added room for lounging outside of your tent with screen…
photo: Eureka! Grand Manan Tour
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Alite Monarch Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars One of most innovative and popular accessories of recent times, the Alite Monarch Butterfly chair is a hot item that you'll probably want to…
photo: Alite Monarch Chair
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Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar

rated 5 of 5 stars I will go without TP before I go without this pad. This is one of those iconic pieces of gear that came along and made the world a better place…
photo: Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar
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Black Diamond Speed 30

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent top loading pack with ample volume for overnight peak climbing adventures. Pack's carrying system makes the load very comfortable.
photo: Black Diamond Speed 30
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Marmot Astral 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars Best tent I have had, ever! So I got this tent as a warranty replacement for the Marmot Swallow 2P. I'll be honest that I was biased against…
photo: Marmot Astral 2P
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Icebreaker Siren Bra

rated 5 of 5 stars So comfortable, packs small and light, dries fast, pricey but worth it. Perfect for low impact summer or winter sports. Looks great too. Love…
photo: Icebreaker Siren Bra
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Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink

rated 3 of 5 stars Excellent choice for the backpacker, replace large tub you used when car camping. Folds up into small size. Neat rubberized lining really does…
photo: Sea to Summit The Kitchen Sink
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars This filter works very well for 1 or 2 hikers, is incredibly light, and reasonably priced. At 3.5 oz you can't beat the weight. To operate this…
photo: Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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Buck 110 Folding Hunter

rated 5 of 5 stars This is probably the most replicated model in the world, but nothing comes even close to the real deal. I do not know what they had used in…
photo: Buck 110 Folding Hunter
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hennessy is of the elite of hammocks. Having slept in a Mexican hammock for a few weeks straight on vacation once, I figured that I could tolerate…
photo: Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Kelty Yellowstone 2

rated 3 of 5 stars This tent is a good buy for a three-season tent. It's on the heavy side by today's standards, but weighs less than our previous 1970's-era Gerry…
photo: Kelty Yellowstone 2
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GSI Pinnacle Soloist

rated 4.5 of 5 stars About all a person needs for meals in the woods. I have a 15-year-old 'billy set' made by GSI out of anodized aluminum. It was very similar…
photo: GSI Pinnacle Soloist
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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent, simple-to-use, never-can-go-wrong piece of gear. Use as your primary ignition source or as a back-up. I bought mine back when…
photo: Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini
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Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek

rated 5 of 5 stars I love these shoes so much I now have four pair in two colors and wear them almost all the time I need to have a shoe on. Man these shoes have…
photo: Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO Trek
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Sierra Designs Sirius 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A well-ventilated, simple, inexpensive, lightweight dome tent. This tent was discounted nicely just when I was looking to switch to a free standing…
photo: Sierra Designs Sirius 2
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Osprey Ace 48

rated 5 of 5 stars This is THE BEST kid's pack. The backpack is very well-built. It works best for kids ages 10-15. I am 15 years old. The pack fits good because…
photo: Osprey Ace 48
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Snow Peak GigaPower Manual

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great product, and is an essential item on all of my trips. The stove is sturdy yet lightweight and is bombproof. The stove is easy…
photo: Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
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GoLite UltraLite 3-Season Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight quilt with exceptional warmth. I had been contemplating a quilt for a few years, but never really wanted to part with that much…
photo: GoLite UltraLite 3-Season Quilt
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Contour ROAM

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Totally recommend this cam! Easy to use, lightweight and has many different ways to mount it. Just push the switch and it's on and shooting,…
photo: Contour ROAM
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I love the options and weight of this tent, but the foot area needs a little work, and perhaps a slightly roomier vestibule. I used this tent…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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New Balance MT10 Minimus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great minimalist shoe. These shoes feel like they were made for my feet. I have relatively narrow feet but a wide toe-box. I also have fairly…
photo: New Balance MT10 Minimus
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Astral Wondervest

rated 5 of 5 stars A great compact vest for paddlesports. I bought this used on eBay on a hunch that I would like the design...and I really have taken to it. I…
photo: Astral Wondervest
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VauDe Snow Cloud 350 43F

rated 4 of 5 stars In short, all the details you'd find in much higher priced bags for an entry level price. This is a warm-weather bag though, so don't push your…
photo: VauDe Snow Cloud 350 43F
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Alpina Lite Terrain

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For a lightweight, high mountain setup this bridges the gap between off-track ski touring and AT setups. Great for spring high mountain touring.
photo: Alpina Lite Terrain
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The North Face Blue Kazoo

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, warm, and user friendly! Extra fiber fill in just the right places. Unique stuff compression sack allows it to fit well in bottom section…
photo: The North Face Men's Blue Kazoo
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Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki

rated 4 of 5 stars A unique design from a good company. I got this pack recently for pretty cheap through STP. I've been debating for a while whether to abandon…
photo: Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki
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