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Hilleberg Staika

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this tent last year for winter use. I've used it in the Adirondacks in down to -20°F (-29°C) nights. I will try not to mention too…
Hilleberg Staika
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Top quality materials and unquestionable warranty. You get more than you pay for and the company stands behind the product. This is my second…
Hilleberg Akto
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Aquaclip

rated 4 of 5 stars The Aquaclip is a lightweight, flexible add-on to standard bottles that—when snapped into place—provides a way to hang the bottle to something…
Aquaclip
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Dahlgren Alpaca Hiking Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars These are the perfect socks for hiking! I love the snug feeling, without being over-tight. They have a supportive feel over the arch. Never…
Dahlgren Alpaca Hiking Sock
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Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L

rated 3 of 5 stars Efficient, but I had problems using it with a smaller stove. I did some testing of this style ETA Power Pot vs the flat-bottom pot from a Trangia…
Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars The Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Hammock is great for anyone that wants to sleep comfortably while hiking or camping! Its design allows you to sleep…
Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym
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Native Watercraft Manta Ray 14

rated 4 of 5 stars The Native Manta Ray 14 is a high-quality fishing and touring kayak best suited for individuals looking for a watercraft capable of supporting…
Native Watercraft Manta Ray 14
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Weighs only 2.5oz with two AAA batteries. Inflates my large XTherm moisture free, to a perfect sleeping density in two minutes flat. About the…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump
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Lowa Weisshorn GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are superb for technical mountaineering and ice climbing. These boots saw extensive use this past season in New Hampshire's White…
Lowa Weisshorn GTX
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, weatherproof, and sturdy. I have been backpacking for the last 25 + years throughout the Northeast from New York to Maine and everywhere…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
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Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars The Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Pants are top-of-the-line hardshell pants with well-thought-out features and unbeatable performance. Primarily designed…
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha Pant
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Wilderness Logics Tad Pole

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I needed a good tarp for my hammock that didn't weigh 3 pounds or was only 7 feet by 5 feet. The size was perfect and the weight was a joy for…
Wilderness Logics Tad Pole
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PackTowl Nano

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An airy 24g/.84 oz to boost personal hygiene or to wipe condensation off your single-wall shelter in the morning. Well-designed mini towel delivers…
PackTowl Nano
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Osprey Atmos 50

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Osprey Atmos 50 is a well-designed, lighter weight backpack that is sized for overnight to multiday trips. The pack’s torso length and…
Osprey Atmos 50
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Hilleberg Akto

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely high quality materials and build. Storm proof; a heaven from the elements in the backcountry. I have used this tent for 7 different…
Hilleberg Akto
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Katabatic Gear Palisade

rated 3 of 5 stars Well made, high quality product, but just not warm enough. I read all the reviews there were for quilts in general, this brand and the Palisade…
Katabatic Gear Palisade
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars The REI Half Dome 2 is a very big freestanding two person tent with a lot of room. It can be used for car camping or backpacking. It is loaded…
REI Half Dome 2
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Sea to Summit Folding Bucket

rated 5 of 5 stars No more going down to the creek over and over to fill your bottles. Use this bucket to prolong the life of your filter. I paid full price for…
Sea to Summit Folding Bucket
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Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket is a top-of-the-line hardshell jacket with well-thought-out features and unbeatable performance. Primarily…
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket
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Orikaso Bowl

rated 5 of 5 stars Innovative, excellent product for the backpacker. I have used this product since 2008. I purchased two from REI at a clearance price of $2.34…
Orikaso Bowl
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Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this filter. Started as a backup that I kept in my pack. I now use it all the time. Great value. This is a great filter for use as a backup…
Sawyer Mini Filter
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Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters

rated 4 of 5 stars Low in weight, high in performance—an easy-on, easy-off option to prevent rain, snow, or debris from entering your shoes or boots. Note: A…
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters
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Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Coefficient Vest is a worthy addition to the gear list for anyone venturing out to cool or cold places. It serves well as…
Black Diamond CoEfficient Vest
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REI Table Top French Coffee Press - 48 oz

rated 4 of 5 stars A French press coffee maker perfectly suited for car-camping or even everyday home use. Easy to use and even easier to clean. Does a great job…
REI Table Top French Coffee Press - 48 oz
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ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool

rated 3 of 5 stars For those of us of stout build who are desirous of a seat over a stove or by a fire, the Alps Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool offers a powder-coated…
ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool
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Road ID Wrist ID Slim

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For those of us who take some risks, a Road ID provides EMTs with your medical history and emergency contacts when you can't. Ask yourself this.
Road ID Wrist ID Slim
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Olympus TG-2 iHS

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome little camera. Decent size, sharp 2.0/f lens, waterproof, full HD video. I bought this camera for a canoe/hiking trip in the Boundary…
Olympus TG-2 iHS
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Kupilka 21

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A beautiful cup of Finnish design, made of composite material, that is the perfect solution to one’s need to cradle a cup of hot coffee in…
Kupilka 21
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Montane Minimus Sleeping Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Montane Minimus sleeping bag is very lightweight, 3-season bag, well suited for the light backpacker or climber who will be traveling in…
Montane Minimus Sleeping Bag
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Whiskeyjack Whiskey Jill

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For people with smaller hands or need a lighter bent paddle, this paddle is a lovely choice. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, the design…
Whiskeyjack Whiskey Jill
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Bending Branches BB Special

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great bang for the buck in this paddle. While it isn't the lightest or fanciest paddle on the market, it's a great workhorse that is easy to…
Bending Branches BB Special
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HammockGear Burrow 50°

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, low volume alternative to a sleeping bag for spring thru fall. Lots of options to tailor it to your needs, with personalized…
HammockGear Burrow 50°
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Trek Light Gear Double Hammock

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough, portable comfort that is great for snoozing at night or kicking off your boots for a spell during a day hike. There are many reasons…
Trek Light Gear Double Hammock
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Sun Company MiniComp II

rated 3 of 5 stars At 9g/.32 oz, the Sun MiniComp II is a surprisingly well-featured mini-compass that takes up little space and virtually no weight. A great backup…
Sun Company MiniComp II
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Ibex Zepher Skull Cap

rated 4 of 5 stars A comfortable merino wool hat that will become your new favorite hat within a few minutes of wearing it. Definitely worth spending a few bucks…
Ibex Zepher Skull Cap
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Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri stove system offers a pot stand, a windscreen, and three fuel choices—alcohol, Esbit, wood—in a durable,…
Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri
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Buck Hartsook Ultralite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A tiny, light, fixed-blade knife, perfect for ultralight backpackers who don’t need a woodcraft blade. If you’re like me, you love backpacking…
Buck Hartsook Ultralite
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Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2 DP

rated 3 of 5 stars "Average" means average :) - not bad, not good - suitable in general, but with rather annoying cons. Roomy, lightweight, very easy to setup…
Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2 DP
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Snow Peak Titanium Trek 700

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, titanium pot. Perfect volume for the solo backpacker. Volume measurements stamped inside. Small fuel canisters fit inside with…
Snow Peak Titanium Trek 700
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Black Diamond Distance

rated 5 of 5 stars My age betrays me. Before buying these poles I thought of trek poles as an experiment for me. I assumed that I would end up giving them to someone…
Black Diamond Distance
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Monatauk Gnat Titanium Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars An exceptionally light, efficient canister stove, that’s nearly perfect for three season by one or two hikers. Keep it out of the wind, and…
Monatauk Gnat Titanium Stove
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Old Town Vapor 10

rated 5 of 5 stars I have two Old Town Trips and one Old Town Vapor 10. The same kayak, the Trip just has the sealed stern area. We use them for river fishing…
Old Town Vapor 10
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Exped Air Pillow

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, inflatable comfort that beats a fleece in a stuff sack, if you're not scared away by the price. In my younger days, I felt confident…
Exped Air Pillow
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Boy Scout Aluminum Cup

rated 3 of 5 stars This cup is great for people on a budget. It is big enough to hold one medium sized cocktail and the cute little handle prevents your sweaty…
Boy Scout Aluminum Cup
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Game changer. Used on an 11-day trip to the BWCA and sourced my water right next to the shore. I could literally see little critters swimming…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Sven -Saw 21UL-2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tool for the money and weight. Bought this to replace a foldable saw that was really not much more than a toy. The Sven saw, OTOH is a…
Sven -Saw 21UL-2
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Old Town Penobscot 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Old Town's Penobscot 16' canoe is a pleasure to paddle. The canoe is a solid performer on all types of water. With its ability to carry 1,100…
Old Town Penobscot 16
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SmartWool Split Stripe Socks

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, crewcut sock that can easily pass as a dress sock. Merino wool will keep feet dry and cool, but comes without cushion. I won't…
SmartWool Split Stripe Socks
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Bending Branches BB Special

rated 5 of 5 stars Paddling a fully loaded canoe, two people, gear for camping, two dogs...it can be a tough slog. Traditional paddles we had moved the boat just…
Bending Branches BB Special
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect for the solo backpacker in areas where there are lots of trees. Most comfortable sleep this side sleeper has had in the outdoors. I…
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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REI Adventures Pants

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I got married in these pants, that's how good-looking and comfortable they are. These pants can be used for nearly any outdoor activity, spring…
REI Adventures Pants
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Marmot Guides Down Sweater

rated 4 of 5 stars While I still love this jacket, there are a couple of tweaks I would make in the future. OK, I've been looking for the perfect down jacket for…
Marmot Guides Down Sweater
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Ally Canoes Model 811 16.5' DR

rated 5 of 5 stars Anyone who travels, but loves canoeing, knows how hard it is to transport your favourite canoe, especially in Alaska, with so few roads and…
Ally Canoes Model 811 16.5' DR
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Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to put on, good traction in snow and ice, stays put. I love to hike during the winter. What I don't love is falling on the ice. Almost…
Kahtoola Microspikes
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Opinel No. 7 Folding Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars A solid but relatively lightweight folding knife with a fine, thin blade, a satisfyingly traditional wooden handle, and a unique locking mechanism.
Opinel No. 7 Folding Knife
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REI Kingdom 4 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I chose this three-season, car-camping tent for my wife and I with the hopes of one day having kids and them being able sleep in it with us.
REI Kingdom 4 Tent
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Asolo Sunset

rated 3 of 5 stars Comfort really stands out with this shoe. Other than the Vibram sole, everything is durable and well made. Laces come untied easily, even when…
Asolo Sunset
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MSR Hubba Hubba

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The MSR Hubba Hubba is a solid 3-season tent made to comfortably fit two hikers and their gear. Set up couldn't be easier, but flaws arise in…
MSR Hubba Hubba
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Marmot Limelight 2P

rated 4 of 5 stars Great features and construction, just a little small for two to cohabitate and heavy for one to carry. I already own a Shires Rainbow Solo tent…
Marmot Limelight 2P
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Dream Hammock DangerBird

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent four-season hammock that is built to the specification requests of the user. The quality and innovation of the DangerBird rivals…
Dream Hammock DangerBird
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Mountainsmith Lariat 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, comfortable, great value. Huge duffle style front hatch into main pouch. Detachable summit pack, fully adjustable. I am a little under…
Mountainsmith Lariat 65
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SOG Seal Pup Elite

rated 4 of 5 stars This is the blade for you if you want a knife with a bit of attitude that can handle its share of camp chores: the 4.85-inch AUS-8 steel sharpens…
SOG Seal Pup Elite
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Osprey Atmos 65

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall a very good pack that is comfortable, attractive, and easily accessible. Ideal use is 3-4 day hiking trips. Recommended for someone…
Osprey Atmos 65
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Ferrino Snowbound 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Extra tough, and plenty of room for three people. Comes with features that I haven't seen on other 4-seasons tent. Really in love with this…
Ferrino Snowbound 3
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Osprey Talon 22

rated 4 of 5 stars A great daypack for beginning hikers or just everyday use. Biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, school books, etc. This pack is versatile and durable.
Osprey Talon 22
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 4 of 5 stars Recently purchased the 2014 version of this model. Initial impressions are very good. Form, fit, and feature set are just right for most trips.
Osprey Exos 58
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SealLine Pro Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Used in BWCA for an 11-day trip. No problems! My wife and I used this pack on an 11-day trip in the Boundary Waters. During this time she and…
SealLine Pro Pack
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Optimus Terra Weekend HE Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I was able to heat water to a boil in about 1/2 the time as when I used my GSI Dualist pot. Obviously the heat exchanger bottom really works.
Optimus Terra Weekend HE Cookset
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Rab Neutrino Endurance 600

rated 4 of 5 stars A finely crafted down sleeping bag with excellent loft, comfortable fit, and superior weather resistance. Using this bag in the backcountry…
Rab Neutrino Endurance 600
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MSR Strike Igniter

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR Strike Igniter is a reliable fire starter that is not affected by wet conditions or high altitudes. Although it requires two hands to…
MSR Strike Igniter
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Optimus Elektra FE

rated 4 of 5 stars This stove kit is really nice. It boils water very quickly and with the included fry pan is a very versatile stove. It seems durable and includes…
Optimus Elektra FE
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Mountain Hardwear Lomasi 60

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a roomy and comfortable pack for the short(er)/petite female hiker (or those with shorter torsos). It's a great pack for weekend or…
Mountain Hardwear Lomasi 60
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Chaco Otis Nurl

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These boots are an excellent everyday winter boot for those who just may go on a spontaneous adventure. You can be sure your feet will be warm…
Chaco Otis Nurl
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SE Magnesium Fire Starter

rated 5 of 5 stars Your attention please: Now with new improved pictures of FIRE! Finding a flint and steel fire-starter is no challenge. What if I told you this…
SE Magnesium Fire Starter
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Chaco Z/2 Unaweep

rated 4 of 5 stars I don't think you could make a more durable sandal. I love these shoes. I live next to a decent sized creek and spend a considerable amount…
Chaco Z/2 Unaweep
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Marmot Trestles 15

rated 4 of 5 stars This synthetic bag will take you where you need to go, on a budget and in style. Its rating runs true (depending on how warm of a sleeper you…
Marmot Trestles 15
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Anker Astro Mini External Battery

rated 4 of 5 stars This slim and sleek external battery is excellent for charging your phone (or other electronic device) on overnight trips in the great outdoors.
Anker Astro Mini External Battery
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Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A compact and simple water filter that is very adaptable. I purchased the full size Sawyer filter and didn't even realize this mini version…
Sawyer Mini Filter
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Appy Trails Mark III

rated 5 of 5 stars Appy Trails Mark III is a lightweight shelter that is easy to set up and take down. Its light weight justifies using it for a "1 person" shelter,…
Appy Trails Mark III
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alpine Carbon trekking poles are light, strong, versatile and have very comfortable cork handles. Backpackers, climbers and hikers alike…
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
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Recreation Before Responsibility Nylon RipStop Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Highly recommended for its functionality, rare unparalleled quality and ability to wear from the countryside to the city streets. Form meets…
Recreation Before Responsibility Nylon RipStop Jacket
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Eureka! Timberline 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love it. Not for the ounce counter. It is my oldest price of gear but I can't get rid of it—great shelter. Most secure tent. I have used it…
Eureka! Timberline 2
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Eureka! Kaycee 0ºF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nobody likes to be cold when they're camping. Having a good sleeping bag to keep you warm all night is even more important when you are winter…
Eureka! Kaycee 0ºF
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Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat

rated 5 of 5 stars The USPS creed, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom…” may have been close, but they apparently weren’t referring to the Tilley…
Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat
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Lowa Renegade Pro GTX Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a sturdy and supportive boot, great for hiking rocky terrain and keeping your balance. The boot has rigid ankle support from your heel…
Lowa Renegade Pro GTX Mid
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Chaco Z/2 Unaweep

rated 5 of 5 stars These are my favorite shoes that I have ever owned. Period. Think freedom for your feet! These fully adjustable sandals are great for just about…
Chaco Z/2 Unaweep
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Keen Gypsum Mid

rated 4 of 5 stars This boot fit very comfortably right out of the box, with no chafing, blistering or problem pressure points on my first hike (14 km). The toe…
Keen Gypsum Mid
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GSI Tea Kettle HAE

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight little kettle that's pretty close to indestructable. Definitely worth the cost, which really isn't all that much. The only downside…
GSI Tea Kettle HAE
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Columbia Ultimate ROC Pant

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Durable, comfortable, and protective pants. When the weather is not too hot, These are my favorite hiking pants because they are comfortable…
Columbia Ultimate ROC Pant
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Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Dirty face? Dirty Pots? Dirty clothes? “Backpacking-greasy” hair? A little bit goes a long way with this biodegradable wash. Works well…
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap
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Outdoor Research Ultralight Compression Sack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally replaced my heavier Granite Gear and Alps compression sacks with this OR Ultralight and couldn't be happier! I bought one of these for…
Outdoor Research Ultralight Compression Sack
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NiteCore SENS Mini

rated 4 of 5 stars An ultralight and compact light for backpacking just .68 oz without the battery. Use it as a headlamp with the NiteIze headband. I purchased…
NiteCore SENS Mini
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Nite Ize CamJam Cord Tightener

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is definitely a handy tool to have around the campsite. It clips on to about anything and allows you to tie down and tighten rope without…
Nite Ize CamJam Cord Tightener
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Exped DownMat Lite 5

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent inflatable sleeping pad for a great night's sleep. Thick enough to keep side sleepers comfortable. Added insulation within the mat…
Exped DownMat Lite 5
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Coleman Micro Backpack Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars I have seen lots of really expensive backpacking stoves and they work great... but for the money, this little stove does pretty good! This is…
Coleman Micro Backpack Stove
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Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short

rated 4 of 5 stars These shorts by Mountain Hardwear are very lightweight and are made with comfortable material. You don't have to worry about what comes at you…
Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short
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Salomon Quest 4D GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Very comfortable boot. Fits like a glove. Great traction and very water resistant. Highly recommended. I live on the Southwest coast of Oregon…
Salomon Quest 4D GTX
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite

rated 4 of 5 stars Small, light, Therm-a-Rest pretty much says it all. An industry leader brings quality and function in a small package. Purchased as part of…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
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Arc'teryx Bora 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a very durable backpack that will never let you down. It's surprising how much you can fit into it. This is a fantastic backpack that…
Arc'teryx Bora 80
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Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great initial impression of this new design. Lightweight backpacking tent that is very easy to set up. Hybrid design means that the interior…
Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL
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