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Suunto Arrow 20

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple, effective baseplate compass with fast-settling needle. I purchased the Suunto Arrow-20 for general wilderness navigation and occasional…
Suunto Arrow 20
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Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Great shoe for hiking or backpacking! The Gore-tex is a great feature of this product, making it waterproof. Strong sole, which is great for…
Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX
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ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5

rated 4 of 5 stars Great value in a quality 1-person tent. Alps Mystic 1.5 on bicycle tour at Perrot State Park. Other equipment in the photo includes JetBoil…
ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
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MSR Fury

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent moderate priced 1- or 2-person mountaineering tent or winter tent for backpacking or kayaking situations. I have the pre-2008 non-orange…
MSR Fury
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2 comments
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Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3

rated 5 of 5 stars A high quality, 3/4-length, down UnderQuilt demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship. Exceeds similar products I have tested. The Greylock 3…
Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3
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Kelty PK 50

rated 4 of 5 stars The Kelty PK 50 is a near perfect backpack for someone new to backpacking who is looking for one versatile, all-round pack. The ability to strip…
Kelty PK 50
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3 comments
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Exped Andromeda II

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for space and weatherproof performance. I really enjoy using my Andromeda tent. Especially if I know the weather is going to be poor.
Exped Andromeda II
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CAMP X-Dream

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ice climbing dream. For pure WI these are my favorite ice tool to date. The slim pick usually is a one swing wonder, which makes steep climbs…
CAMP X-Dream
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2 comments
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars These lightweight poles have extended my hiking into an age where arthritis has wrecked my knees. Let me start by saying that Mike Gartman's…
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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6 comments
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Sierra Designs Stretch DriDown Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs Stretch DriDown Hoody is not your average puffy jacket. It not only has 800 fill hydrophobic DriDown, but it also has a shell…
Sierra Designs Stretch DriDown Hoody
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6 comments
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Epic Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars The Epic Bison, Turkey, and Beef bars are marketed as a food bar, made with either, organic bison, organic turkey and organic beef, with the…
Epic Bar
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American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight poles that can withstand the rigors of the trail. Very comfortable to hold on short or long treks, lightweight, and gives…
American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
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The North Face Casimir 36

rated 5 of 5 stars I am completely in love with this pack! I call it my "bug out bag" for long hiking days or peak bagging days, but could easily use it for an…
The North Face Casimir 36
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought this tent to cut down on weight for camping trips to the Grand Canyon. Saved me over 5 pounds vs. old tent and much to my surprise the…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
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Eberlestock G4 Operator

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very well thought out internal frame pack that is designed for multiday hunting trips and can be used for hiking as well. Lots of…
Eberlestock G4 Operator
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Soto Pocket Torch

rated 3 of 5 stars The Soto Pocket torch is an excellent concept for turning a cheap butane lighter into a super hot wind resistant torch. I have found this lighter…
Soto Pocket Torch
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Teva Omnium Leather

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable shoe for camp use, water use, or everyday use. I bought these shoes about 2 years ago at Academy. I originally bought these…
Teva Omnium Leather
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Bates Hot Weather Combat Hiker

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent all around hiking boots. These boots are durable, comfortable, breathable, and provide good support. I got these boots after searching…
Bates Hot Weather Combat Hiker
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Tarptent StratoSpire 2

rated 5 of 5 stars You can spend more, but you'll get less. I've also started using trekking poles as a replacement for the tent poles, and I have to say the tent…
Tarptent StratoSpire 2
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Garmin Fenix

rated 5 of 5 stars The Garmin fenix GPS watch is almost in a category all it's own (the Suunto Ambit series is the only other real competition from what I could…
Garmin Fenix
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Mad River Journey 156

rated 4 of 5 stars Great price. Nice seats and finish. Good for camping. Seems easily damaged. Bought this boat to replace an Old Town Camper. Was a great looking…
Mad River Journey 156
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Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars This piece is one of my favorites, and its versatility is impressive. Light enough to take with me everywhere. So this is a piece of gear that…
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody
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Big Agnes Hole In The Wall Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A little tweaking and this jacket will be one of the greats. The Hole in the Wall Jacket is the Big Agnes entry into the water resistant down…
Big Agnes Hole In The Wall Jacket
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Icebreaker Bodyfit 150 Long Sleeve Crewe

rated 5 of 5 stars Women's version, really lives up to the hype. Definitely worth the money. Merino wool keeps sheep warm in winter and cool in summer. Period. …
Icebreaker Bodyfit 150 Long Sleeve Crewe
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The North Face Thunder Micro Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for active use, use mine mostly for strenuous hikes and layering up for winter fishing. Great as a shell when not wet out, use it most…
The North Face Thunder Micro Jacket
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JOOS Orange

rated 5 of 5 stars Solar charger for iPhone, digital cameras, camcorders, iPad, Kindles and more! Lightweight, compact, durable, and effective. Amazingly capable,…
JOOS Orange
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Lowe Alpine Saracen

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Though this is no lightweight pack it is a comfortable pack that can easily handle loads well north of 80 lbs. It has lots of straps to help…
Lowe Alpine Saracen
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SteriPEN Sidewinder

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Works well but is better suited for base camp or cabin use rather than backpacking. This is my third Steripen, I also use an Adventurer and…
SteriPEN Sidewinder
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Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good solid knife for the money. There are better out there, but they will cost a lot more and it is debatable truly how much better…
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife
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Bag Balm

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome product that surpasses any other balm I have used. This product was recommended to my wife by a rancher's wife. She stated it made her…
Bag Balm
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High Sierra Bobcat 65

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good pack for the budget minded hiker. Not the best on the market, but a good deal for the price. I bought this pack about 6 months ago and…
High Sierra Bobcat 65
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TAD FAST Pack Litespeed

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A slimmed down, lighter weight version of Triple Aught Designs Fast Pack series of backpacks, while still maintaining all the great features…
TAD FAST Pack Litespeed
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Sorel Caribou

rated 4 of 5 stars Growing up in the north and on a horse farm, it was always important to ensure we had good, warm boots to get us through until the spring thaw.
Sorel Caribou
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MontBell U.L. Down Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome addition for just about anything outdoors. I bought this parka while in town waiting for a climbing buddy to arrive. I had several friends…
MontBell U.L. Down Parka
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Eureka! Floor Saver Square Medium

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very durable ground cloth for the backpacker that is going to use their tent regularly. I am impressed with the thickness of this floor saver…
Eureka! Floor Saver Square Medium
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Asolo Broad Peak GV

rated 4 of 5 stars Pretty good boot for snow/ice. The Broad Peak GV is a pretty good boot for use on snow or ice. I have used them on Mt Hood, Mt Shasta, Mt Rainier,…
Asolo Broad Peak GV
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Yellowstone Fast Boil Backpacker Pot

rated 5 of 5 stars 1-litre ul/ha pot with heat exchanger, lightweight attractive finish. This photo shows the test boil setup. I used a Westwind Trangia with Trangia…
Yellowstone Fast Boil Backpacker Pot
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Vibram FiveFingers KSO

rated 4 of 5 stars I really like these minimalist shoes for trail running, paddling, and casual wear. They take time to get used to, but once I embraced the minimalist…
Vibram FiveFingers KSO
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Maglite Solitaire LED

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Keychain-sized powerful little light. With one AAA battery powering it, it won't last as long as some, but excellent brightness and value. I…
Maglite Solitaire LED
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Snow Peak GigaPower Manual

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect lightweight backpacking stove! It packs up into a very small size and works with many different brands of fuel. It is easy to light…
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
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ExOfficio BugsAway Adventure Hat

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great hiking or paddling hat when you are out in the sun. It is light and breathable but I have not had any luck with it keeping away mosquitoes…
ExOfficio BugsAway Adventure Hat
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Petzl Tikka XP 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Small lightweight headlamp great for backpacking. Unfortunately, longevity is not good and after a year the LEDs are get dimmer much more quickly…
Petzl Tikka XP 2
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Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Liner

rated 5 of 5 stars True-to-spec 15°F of added warmth and lightweight make this bag liner a winner. It's better than my old silk bag liner in that it's lighter…
Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Liner
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Kelty Ignite DriDown 16

rated 5 of 5 stars If you look for a sale, you can get this down bag for an incredible price! It's accurately rated to 16° F (men's EN lower limit). It's a high…
Kelty Ignite DriDown 16
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MSR DragonFly

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a high quality stove with the advantage of having simmer functionality. It's a liquid fuel stove with MSR's simplicity and reliability,…
MSR DragonFly
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Coghlan's Camp Axe

rated 3 of 5 stars Cheap, car camping axe is worth the 11 bucks you will spend on it. Cons Let's start with the cons. There are many cons. It does not come sharpened.
Coghlan's Camp Axe
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Inov-8 Terroc 330

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great lightweight trail runner that’s light on cushioning support, yet is very comfortable to wear on long-distance treks. I’ll…
Inov-8 Terroc 330
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Native Watercraft Ultimate 12

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, stable hybrid kayak with a comfortable seat that can be used in lakes, rivers, or oceans. Great kayak for a female who may not…
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great 3-season lightweight backpacking tent that is easy to put up if you have the proper ground for many stakes. Excellent at keeping out rain…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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Cocoon Air-Core Ultralight

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight and compact pillow that is perfect for backpacking since it is not only comfortable but also ultralight. Rounded top keeps the pillow…
Cocoon Air-Core Ultralight
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Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic product for keeping your leather well conditioned.
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP
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RIO Adventure One-Piece Camp Table

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent portable, sturdy table for base camping or canoeing. For the lux adventurer, this little table is perfect for camp's table…
RIO Adventure One-Piece Camp Table
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Voile Mini Shovel

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are going winter camping and not carrying one of these (or a comparable model), you are not carrying an essential winter survival tool.
Voile Mini Shovel
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CamelBak Rim Runner

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable pack with decent storage for a day outing. I've used the Rim Runner for about a year now.  I had been using a day pack that would…
CamelBak Rim Runner
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Contour HD 1080P

rated 4 of 5 stars The image quality of this camera is comparable too and possibly even better than what you would get from other 1080P video cameras I got my…
Contour HD 1080P
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Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent solo kit for ultralite simple cooking. I have used my set for many miles of hiking and many nights of camping and preparing meals.
Snow Peak Titanium Cookset, 3 Piece
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Klymit Inertia XL

rated 4 of 5 stars Very light, very compact, minimalistic sleeping pad for someone willing to try something different. So the idea behind the Klymit Inertia XL…
Klymit Inertia XL
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Lowa Ticam GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars THE BEST. EVER. For a tough boot, these make every other heavy duty boot I've owned look truly wimpy! What a fantastic boot for backpacking!!!
Lowa Ticam GTX
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Eureka! Apex 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Eureka Apex 2 is a strong, roomy, and well ventilated two-person, three-season tent that's simple to set up and break down. I was given…
Eureka! Apex 2
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Mountainsmith Haze 50

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Mountainsmith's cavernous 50L frameless top-loader is one of the most competitive entries into the "starter pack" market, weighing less than…
Mountainsmith Haze 50
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Meindl Nepal Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Best boots I have ever owned. Just about dying now after 12 years of use and 3 resoles! Talk about value for money, despite high initial price.
 
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Sea to Summit Micro MC II

rated 5 of 5 stars 2-3 season bag that's easy to pack and carry, and is very flexible in use, covering a huge range of above-freezing temperatures. I used this…
Sea to Summit Micro MC II
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Ibex Zepher Skull Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars This Ibex Zepher Merino Wool Skull Cap that I received from TS has quickly become my go-to beanie. Highly recommended!! I really like this beanie.
Ibex Zepher Skull Cap
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Exped SynMat 9 DLX

rated 4 of 5 stars This mat is absolutely awesome. It provides great comfort while out camping. It isn't quite as comfortable as some beds, but awfully close.
Exped SynMat 9 DLX
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Snow Peak Titanium Single Wall 600 Cup

rated 4 of 5 stars This has become my go-to mug for drinks and eating in the backcountry. It is very light, extremely strong (titanium), and doesn't take up much…
Snow Peak Titanium Single Wall 600 Cup
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Sierra Designs Zia 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great overall car camping or base camp tent for 1 or 2 people. It could be divided between 2 people for backcountry camping. I would highly…
Sierra Designs Zia 3
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC-200 Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An ultralight rain jacket featuring an athletic fit and WeatherEdge Pro waterproof fabric tech. Unfortunately needed to re-waterproof the jacket…
Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC-200 Jacket
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MSR Elixir 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Unique architecture, palatial for one, livable for two, sturdy 3-season tent for car camping or non-SL/UL backpacking. I took this tent out…
MSR Elixir 2
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MontBell Versalite Pack 20

rated 4 of 5 stars The MontBell Versalite is well named and manufactured for the extreme conditions of long daily commutes, tough hiking, or continued use situations.
MontBell Versalite Pack 20
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Exped Lightning 60

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I'm definitely impressed with the light weight, a suspension system that works and is comfortable, and the overall build quality is quite nice.
Exped Lightning 60
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Granite Gear Vapor Current Airbeam Frame

rated 4 of 5 stars The 3.2 oz/ 90 gm inflatable Airbeam Frame replaces the H.D.P.E. (High Density Poly-Ethylene) frame sheet used in Granite Gear’s line of Vapor…
Granite Gear Vapor Current Airbeam Frame
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Tarptent Scarp 1

rated 5 of 5 stars Very user friendly, roomy, easy and quick to erect and a nice place to be. Capable of withstanding high winds, it quickly earned my confidence.
Tarptent Scarp 1
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Mad Bomber Wool Bomber

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm and durable winter head gear. Great for around camp and for sleep wear. This version of the classic bomber style hat combines the benefits…
Mad Bomber Wool Bomber
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Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler

rated 5 of 5 stars A sit-on-top angling kayak that's awesome for freshwater and saltwater fishing! This kayak glides through the water! It gives you the ability…
Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler
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ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

rated 5 of 5 stars The best solution for blister prevention while backpacking, trail running, or any other active endeavor that keeps you on your feet for extended…
ENGO Blister Prevention Patches
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Warbonnet Traveler Double Layer 1.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is Warbonnet's basic gathered end camping hammock. This particular hammock is constructed with two layers, facilitating the ability to…
Warbonnet Traveler Double Layer 1.1
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Dutchware Stingerz

rated 5 of 5 stars Stingerz by Dutchware are the perfect tool for tensioning a tarp between two trees. This is one of those rare items deserving of a 5-star review!
Dutchware Stingerz
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Marmot Trestles 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Providing an excellent value in price, the Marmot Trestles 15 is true to its temperature rating and has kept me warm for many years, even in…
Marmot Trestles 15
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Gerber Mini Outrigger Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars A great assisted opening knife that is lightning fast and excellent for everyday carry! This is my first assisted opening pocket knife and I…
Gerber Mini Outrigger Knife
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Yukon Charlie's Carbon Lite Trekker

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight trekking poles for a bargain price. This is a review of the Yukon Charlie's Carbon Lite Trekker poles. They are listed on…
Yukon Charlie's Carbon Lite Trekker
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Water-to-Go Filter Bottle

rated 4 of 5 stars The Water to Go Filtered Bottle is designed to safely filter 99.9% of all contaminants from water, whether the source is tap water in a developing…
Water-to-Go Filter Bottle
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Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow

rated 4 of 5 stars With a Goldilocks [and the Three Bears] mindset, I found that Therm-a-Rest's Compressible Foam Pillow was too much loft for me. I bought their…
Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow
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Outdoor Research Ultralight Ditty Sacks

rated 5 of 5 stars These three little bags have been my hiking companions for as long as I've been a backpacker and not only look as good as the day I bought them,…
Outdoor Research Ultralight Ditty Sacks
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Mystery Ranch G7000

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is unsurpassed for heavy, bulky loads. Why own such a large heavy pack? Here's my reason. I hike in the Sierra where a bear barrel…
Mystery Ranch G7000
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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great SOT kayak for touring the rudder is a must. Recommend for day tours and fishing. My partner and I first started kayaking with Tarpon 100…
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140
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Komperdell Wild Rambler

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased these trekking poles and am very happy with them. They are sturdy and fairly light. These poles are fairly light. There are many…
Komperdell Wild Rambler
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Streamlight Septor

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great tough waterproof headlamp. Long battery life. Had one of these for more than a year now, and it's actually the replacement for a Streamlight…
Streamlight Septor
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Altra Superior

rated 4 of 5 stars The Altra Superior is THE door-to-trail running shoe. It combines a great mix of protection and lightweight speed. and with its removable rock-plate,…
Altra Superior
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UltrAspire Quantum Belt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Quantum belt is in a category of its own. It is lightweight, low profile and can carry enough nutrition for several hours. The product could…
UltrAspire Quantum Belt
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Sea to Summit Talus TS2

rated 4 of 5 stars A good choice for dependable fast-and-light warmth. This is a well-designed sleeping bad. The hood, draft collar, and overall fit are great.
Sea to Summit Talus TS2
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Marmot Trestles 15

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very comfortable and warm synthetic bag for 3-season use. It has one of the best price-to-warmth ratios I have found. It is roomy…
Marmot Trestles 15
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Gregory Contour 60 Pack

rated 3 of 5 stars Think and Try before you buy it. I just came back from a 3-day trekking with my Contour 60 pack. In these three days, I found there are more Cons…
Gregory Contour 60 Pack
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Pelican 2750 LED Headlamp

rated 5 of 5 stars The Pelican 2750 is a high tech headlamp featuring two brightness levels (40 and 100 lumens) plus a red (night vision) LED. Pelican has long…
Pelican 2750 LED Headlamp
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Salomon S-Lab XT 5

rated 4 of 5 stars This a great trail running shoe that will carry you through any condition. It performs best in cooler and damp conditions and gives you grip…
Salomon S-Lab XT 5
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Cactus Climbing Miklat

rated 5 of 5 stars A very hard wearing pack. If you have ever had other packs wear out or fail before their time, then this is the pack for you. Pack fits well…
Cactus Climbing Miklat
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Outdoor Research Transcendent Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently bought a new down jacket made by OR Outdoor Research, the men's Transcendent Hoody. I bought it both for looks and warmth. I ride…
Outdoor Research Transcendent Hoody
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Leatherman Skeletool CX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A great multitool for everyday use, but lacking a few features that would really make it shine in the backcountry. The high quality steel holds…
Leatherman Skeletool CX
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Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this at the beginning of last winter to go in my day pack along with my down puffy. It has kept me dry on a couple of occasions where…
Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket
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Vasque Talus UltraDry

rated 4 of 5 stars Great midweight, leather, hiker. Solid, supportive sole, mid height great compromise between low top and full high top boot. Vibram sole. I…
Vasque Talus UltraDry
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Ahnu Moraga Mesh

rated 3 of 5 stars This lightweight hiker has a high arch, and a stiffer sole than many hikers. They have a lightweight, breathable upper. These seemed to fit…
Ahnu Moraga Mesh
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