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Rottefella NNN BC Magnum

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultimate off-trail xcountry binding. When I say "xcountry" I specifically mean classic kick and glide skiing. This is without a doubt; the best…
photo: Rottefella NNN BC Magnum
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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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Fischer BCX 6

rated 3 of 5 stars Boot materials and design are improving. I have owned this boot for a few years and loved the performance out of the box, but eventually had…
photo: Fischer BCX 6
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Madshus Epoch

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile off-trail xcountry ski. This ski is identical to the Karhu XCD 10th Mountain. This ski is marketed as a hybrid between a telemark…
photo: Madshus Epoch
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Madshus Eon

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile and efficient off-trail xcountry. This ski is identical to the Karhu XCD GT. This ski comes in either a waxable base or a waxless…
photo: Madshus Eon
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Madshus Annum

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultimate off-trail xcountry ski: trail breaker/deep snow. I have been an avid nordic skier for over 30 years. My everyday skiing has always…
photo: Madshus Annum
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L.L.Bean Traverse Alpine Anorak

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This jacket was bought to replace an old (and falling apart), no longer waterproof, off-brand anorak, which I loved for winter hiking and snowshoeing.
photo: L.L.Bean Traverse Alpine Anorak
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Marmot Jena Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this jacket. It is very lightweight and very warm. I've worn it a number of times out hiking. It is thin and every time it gets caught…
photo: Marmot Women's Jena Jacket
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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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ECWCS Gen II Brown Bear Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an old school fibre pile jacket made for extreme cold weather. It's not pretty, but it works! I purchased this item a few years ago…
photo:   ECWCS Gen II Brown Bear Jacket
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Camp Chef Pie Irons

rated 4 of 5 stars Works surprisingly well. When I was a kid, there were a couple of these things at a cabin my family had.  I wasn’t ever allowed to use them,…
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Gerber EVO Jr.

rated 4 of 5 stars Accessible, rugged protection. The reason I bought this knife is the pocket clip, which makes the knife easily and readily accessible when I…
photo: Gerber EVO Jr.
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Belleville Mini-Mil TR102

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This "military" boot is a minimal boot designed to give the user enhanced ground feel and flexibility, while providing enough protection to…
photo:   Belleville Mini-Mil TR102
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Jeep 3-Room Screen Combo Dome Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Many people love to camp. Some will use tents, while others will use a camper. If you have a Jeep, a compromise between these two approaches…
photo:   Jeep 3-Room Screen Combo Dome Tent
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Esbit Titanium Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest stove option out there, and it's cheap! At less than a half ounce, this stove is a wonder. If you are wanting to simmer food (actually…
photo: Esbit Titanium Stove
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RailRiders WeatherTop

rated 5 of 5 stars A highly durable, comfortable, pullover that does not restrict arm movements. I wore this piece every day for a 7-day fly fishing excursion…
photo: RailRiders WeatherTop
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iTP A3 EOS Flashlight

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultralight, half ounce AAA flashlight with 96 Lumens. This is one of the world's smallest and brightest mini flashlights.  2.5 inches long…
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Black Diamond Gizmo

rated 4 of 5 stars Very lightweight and affordable. If you like the K.I.S.S. method (keep it simple stupid), this is a great pick for a headlamp. This time of…
photo: Black Diamond Gizmo
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Deuter Pace 36

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Pace 36 is a weight-shaving daypack with a very light frame and wide mesh hip belt. I applaud Deuter for figuring out how to make a bag…
photo: Deuter Pace 36
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RailRiders WeatherTop

rated 4 of 5 stars This is my preferred outer layer for shoulder season mountain biking. It cuts the wind when I need it to and vents when I want it to. I am never…
photo: RailRiders WeatherTop
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Marmot Nusku 2P

rated 4 of 5 stars This Nusku 2 has become my most used tent. It packs small enough for use on a motorcycle or tobaggan and can be relied on in any weather. I…
photo: Marmot Nusku 2P
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Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Officially called "The Friendly Swede Adjustable Premium Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter and Sharp Eye Knife," this paracord bracelet includes…
photo:   Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet
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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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Kelty SB 20

rated 5 of 5 stars Testing the SB20 down to 13 degrees. After an exhaustive search for a shoulder season bag, I stumbled across the SB20 on sale and couldn't…
photo: Kelty Men's SB 20
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars All right. I bought this tent as a space saver for motorcycle camping. It saved space and was very light. However, I did not know that the ceiling…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2
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Coleman Hooligan 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent. This is a great tent from a great company. Coleman stands by their products just like any of the other big manufacturers. The floor…
photo: Coleman Hooligan 2
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Mountain Hardwear Taurine 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is the jam. Man, I love this tent. The storage space inside is something that really comes into play for those extended stays. The…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Taurine 2
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Klymit Insulated Static V

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Overall, not bad. It packs up small and is very light. I weigh 210 and did not bottom out the pad in any position. It is very comfortable. The…
photo: Klymit Insulated Static V
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Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm

rated 1 of 5 stars Poor "sheet slippage." I've been through maybe a dozen ropes in my past. This is the worst rope I've ever had. On my second day out with this…
photo: Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm
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Tarptent Double Rainbow

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very lightweight, single wall, two-door tent that is very durable, easy to set up and withstands inclement weather (especially high…
photo: Tarptent Double Rainbow
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Asolo Piuma

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Asolo Piuma is a light, articulate mid-height boot well suited to hiking, backpacking, and general outdoors use. Despite some minor issues…
photo: Asolo Piuma
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Herman Survivor

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Complete junk. Both soles split all the way through in less than three months. A total waste of money. Walmart has trashed this once respected…
 
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Vasque Wasatch GTX

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Bought these boots after extensive research. Apparently Vasque has dropped the ball regarding Chinese Quality Control of products. Had catastrophic…
photo: Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX
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VauDe Campo XT 5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Campo XT5 seems to be a quality tent that should last for a good number of years. I just received my Campo XT5 from Campsaver after much…
photo: VauDe Campo XT 5
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Woolrich Wool-Lined Mountain Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great three-season outer layer. Warm, durable, water resistant. The Woolrich Mountain Parka has been a very important outer layer for me for…
photo: Woolrich Wool-Lined Mountain Parka
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Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a light, packable, and well made rain jacket that is excellent for wind protection and light rain. This is a well made silnylon rain…
photo: Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell
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Columbia Windward II Overshirt

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this shirt two years ago and I wear it constantly in the fall and winter. It can be a mid-layer or work as a jacket. It has a fleece(like)…
photo: Columbia Windward II Overshirt
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Big Agnes Burn Ridge Outfitter 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great mid-weight, affordable backpacking tent. I can set up the tent in 2 minutes after a few setup experiences. I love the fact that it is…
photo: Big Agnes Burn Ridge Outfitter 2
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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A super light and deceptively warm down sweater. Moderately roomy cut allows some layering underneath. In keeping with the jacket's absurdly…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket
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Altra Lone Peak 1.5

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable zero drop trail shoe with some cushion. Well, my first Altra trail shoe was the original Lone Peak, so it seemed when the…
photo: Altra Men's Lone Peak 1.5
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Cabela's Alaskan Guide 8-Man

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Good for standing up against strong wind and not getting wet from hard rains. Bad for being warm. I have camped in this 8-person guide tent…
 
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L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°

rated 4 of 5 stars Very happy with the flexibility we have with these sleeping bags. Good product! There are very few conventional rectangular sleeping bags out…
photo: L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Some help with your decision whether to purchase the UL1. And it is freestanding! First start with the specs: Fly 9 oz; Inner 10.2 oz; Poles…
photo: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
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Sierra Madre Research Pares

rated 5 of 5 stars A really comfortable hammock for tall people, the quality from Sierra Madre is great and the Pares hammock is built with durability in mind.
photo: Sierra Madre Research Pares
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Herman Survivor

rated 1 of 5 stars Alone in the woods with Herman Survivor? You will not survive! Less than a year in a warehouse and the rubber bottom split and let water in.
 
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Big Agnes Two Track

rated 5 of 5 stars The best pad, period. Just attach it under the lid at the top of you pack, and you are good to go. A pad that keeps you warm down to -25 degrees.
photo: Big Agnes Two Track
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The North Face Aleutian 50/10

rated 4 of 5 stars Great price. Packs down very small. A very good warm weather bag. Can fit it in a small Kelty compression bag (color listed as Curry). Packs…
photo: The North Face Aleutian 50/10
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 5 of 5 stars The best tent I have ever owned, when times used, ease of setup, pack-ability and cost are factored in. I have nicer two-person tents, but for…
photo: Eureka! Spitfire 1
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Kelty Mistral 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great bag, at a great price. Very warm. I bought this bag from Sierra Trading with the deal flyer discount, and it came in under $100. A very…
photo: Kelty Men's Mistral 20
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ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars A great tent for the price. Packs down smaller than my Sierra Designs Electron 2. Slightly narrower near foot, and a little less vestibule space.
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0
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UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 30°

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, excellently made and made in the U.S. So, back in August, Missy at UnderGround Quilts (UGQ) posted to their Facebook page,…
photo: UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 30°
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Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For under 6 ounces, this rain shell makes a lightweight addition to a pack. Used as an emergency layer, it breathes as well as a waterproof…
photo: Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket
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Altra Lone Peak 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars If you're looking for a zero drop, distance trail shoe, this is it! This shoe has been a great long distance trail shoe for me. First stepping…
photo: Altra Men's Lone Peak 2.0
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Ozark Trail Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars My daughter wore her boots for about three hours, if that, regular walking. When she went to take them off, the top portion ripped right off…
 
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The North Face Chilkats

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Fell apart in my closet!!!!!! They fell a part in my closet after a couple years of very light use!!!!
photo: The North Face Men's Chilkats
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Asolo Power Matic 400 GV

rated 2 of 5 stars Rigid backpacking boots with excellent support and cushion for heavy weights carries. But with a big flaw, the Vibram soles have disassembled…
photo: Asolo Men's Power Matic 400 GV
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Climb On Bar

rated 5 of 5 stars Not just for climbers!!! This all natural, chemical free product helps repair sore fingers and knuckles. "If you can't eat it, don't put it…
photo: Climb On Bar
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Astral Porter Watershoe

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, lightweight water shoe. My wife and I had Astral V-Eight PFDs. We like the design and quality of them so I bought a pair of Astral…
photo: Astral Porter Watershoe
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Walrus Skyline

rated 5 of 5 stars A little heavy, but man what a tent. It's been up in blizzards no one should be in. I've used it for over twenty years and maybe thirty but…
 
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Herman Survivor

rated 5 of 5 stars Purchased mine in 1967 in Michigan for deer hunting, still wearing them today 2014. I'm 71 and plan on handling them down to someone or maybe…
 
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G3 Targa

rated 3 of 5 stars Not the binding you want if you are an aggressive telemarker. Was a good binding to learn on, if only because it was hard to ski! This was my…
photo: G3 Targa
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Backcountry Access Tracker DTS

rated 5 of 5 stars The best avalanche beacon I have used. This is the simplest, most functional avalanche beacon I have ever used. You can pull it out of the box…
photo: Backcountry Access Tracker DTS
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RailRiders WeatherTop

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I primarily use this for backcountry skiing. It is great for those early and late season days when it's way too warm to wear your winter coat.
photo: RailRiders WeatherTop
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FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars Try a pair of Fits socks and never look back. Andrew F has a great review of these socks. The owner of the outdoor sports store I frequent says,…
photo: FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew
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Marmot Rocklin Half Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pullover. I bought this only because it was on the 60% off rack at my favorite outdoor sports store. A week later I was wearing it on…
photo: Marmot Women's Rocklin Half Zip
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Astral V-Eight

rated 5 of 5 stars Very comfortable and does the job... This is just a little info from our experience that you may not see in reviews of places that sell the…
photo: Astral V-Eight
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RailRiders Adventure Top

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightest, best breathing hiking shirt. A must for long adventures. Here is a quick bullet point summarization of why I love this shirt so this…
photo: RailRiders Men's Adventure Top
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TwentyTwo Designs Axl

rated 5 of 5 stars Absolute best binding for touring and performance. Easy switching between modes and resistance levels. Sturdy. This is the perfect backcountry…
photo: TwentyTwo Designs Axl
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Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars So warm, on most days you won't need a jacket. Because I live in Northern California, on most days the temps don't get below 40 degrees (f) even…
photo: Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip
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RailRiders Adventure Khaki

rated 5 of 5 stars A great pair of pants for traveling and light adventures, but still nice enough to wear into the office on Monday morning. Super comfy, unexpectedly…
photo: RailRiders Men's Adventure Khaki
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RailRiders Backcounty Micro Fleece

rated 5 of 5 stars I wear a lot of fleece. This is my current favorite, over the fleeces I own by Patagonia, L.L. Bean, Columbia, North Face, OR, and even the…
photo: RailRiders Backcounty Micro Fleece
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RailRiders Backcountry Khakis

rated 5 of 5 stars The choice for every adventure you can imagine. There are very few products that can so easily move from the trail to the street as well as…
photo: RailRiders Backcountry Khakis
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RailRiders Jammin' Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pair of shorts I have ever owned. Still wear two pairs that are 10+ years old and have hiked 500+ miles. These are the best all-purpose…
photo: RailRiders Jammin' Short
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RailRiders Journey

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a member of Team RailRiders. I recently put into use the RailRiders Journey overnight pack. Now upfront I have access to lots and lots…
photo: RailRiders Journey
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Vasque Scree 2.0 Mid UltraDry

rated 3.5 of 5 stars My first pair of hiking boots. After 2x250 km walks at 22kms per day they still look good all over and under. But they feel a bit heavy and…
photo: Vasque Scree 2.0 Mid UltraDry
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The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars These are the best boots I have ever owned and I'm 38. I did not climb Mount Everest — I trounced through concrete jungles, huge puddles,…
photo: The North Face Men's Dhaulagiri GTX
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Herman Survivor

rated 1 of 5 stars I couldn't believe it, both soles fell off (no kidding) these hunting boots at the same time. They were a gift and I have worn the boots approx.
 
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Salomon Sense Mantra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I like this shoe a lot. It has great feel on the foot and feels so light compared to other trail runners I have used in the past. Fit/Comfort:…
photo: Salomon Men's Sense Mantra
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Clif Builder's Chocolate Mint Bar

rated 3 of 5 stars For less demanding pursuits, this is a good-tasting bar. For its intended purposes (post-workout boost), it didn't hit the mark. I purchased…
photo: Clif Builder's Chocolate Mint Bar
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Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars I've worked through many socks in my time, but nothing compares to Darn Tough. These socks do everything you would want from one of your most…
photo: Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
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Werner Skagit FG IM

rated 5 of 5 stars Great paddle...Great value. The Skagit FG IM is a great all around paddle. I don't think that you could find a better paddle at a better price.
photo: Werner Skagit FG IM
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Necky Looksha 12

rated 5 of 5 stars The Necky Looksha 12 is well designed and the right size for us. My wife and I are in our early 50s and we started kayaking in the spring of…
photo: Necky Looksha 12
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Alite Mayfly Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Extremely compact chair. Easy to set up and break down. I now have two of these chairs. I picked up a "broken" one from REI at first for my…
photo: Alite Mayfly Chair
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars The Kelty Noah 12 is a huge tarp perfect for year round use, if you are not worried about weight. It can be set up in many different configurations…
photo: Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
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Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best for solo use. Can easily be used as an online filter on a Camelbak type system, although drinking then requires more effort. The Sawyer…
photo: Sawyer Mini Filter
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Zamberlan Elk GTX

rated 1.5 of 5 stars You can get a better boot and way better customer service for less $$$. Fit is good a couple of days into use. Cheap insoles that have no arch…
photo: Zamberlan Elk GTX
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Kelty TN2

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great design, but smaller than advertised. This appears to be a well-constructed tent, and the stargazing fly is a genius idea. When I did a…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Terrible fit. So many better choices out there than this. I played the fool and bought these three years ago. Worst boots I have ever owned.
photo: Van Gorkom Men's Custom Hiking Boots
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Eureka! Alpine Meadows

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had my Alpine Meadows 4 for 28 years! It's been a great tent and I have used it for three-season camping regularly. Unfortunately, the…
photo: Eureka! Alpine Meadows
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Lowa Banff Pro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My Banffs wore through the sole. For $85, you can send them to Germany and they will refurbish them for you--new sole, new midsole, new rand,…
photo: Lowa Men's Banff Pro
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Wiggy's Desert

rated 4 of 5 stars I own two Wiggy's bags, a bivy sack, a rain jacket, and six ecotats made by Wiggy's. All are over built and what I would call BET YOUR LIFE…
photo: Wiggy's Desert
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Wiggy's Freedom Shelter

rated 4 of 5 stars I own two Wiggy's bags, a bivy sack, a rain jacket, and six ecotats made by Wiggy's. All are over built and what I would call BET YOUR LIFE…
photo: Wiggy's Freedom Shelter
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Gerber Gator Combo

rated 2 of 5 stars A disappointing product from Gerber who is normally renowned for quality and innovative equipment. This appears to be a gimmick aimed at the…
photo: Gerber Gator Combo
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Exped Orion

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A 4-season tent that leans more toward summer. I am 6'4" tall, which limits many tents I can use. I bought this tent because of its versatility. …
photo: Exped Orion
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Camp-Tek Microburst

rated 5 of 5 stars I use this on a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir and have had zero problems and never did all the stuff described in another post. I just hooked it up, went…
photo: Camp-Tek Microburst
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Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought mine in the '70s, ancient times now, backpacked all over the U.S. Fell down a steep ridge once, stove and extra fuel bottle took a few…
 
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Vargo Triad XE

rated 3 of 5 stars This stove works as advertised. It'll heat enough water for your meal and a hot drink. But there are issues. I've used this stove perhaps 40…
photo: Vargo Triad XE
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Kovea Spider

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, packable, and dependable stove suitable for four-season use. If they play their cards right I think the South Korean-based Kovea…
photo: Kovea Spider
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Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars Socks that are comfortable, durable, and odor resistant. ’Guaranteed For Life’ is quite a statement from a sock manufacturer. No strings.
photo: Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
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