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Stansport Star-Lite 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Low cost mesh covered, bathtub bottom, 2-man tent with fly. Same design as the Kelty Salida 2 but bigger, and only weighs one pound more. After…
Stansport Star-Lite 2
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1 comment
Killer Review

ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter

rated 4 of 5 stars This tent is a bit heavier that the Extreme 3 having a thicker floor and wider zippers. These are an added bonus adding weather protection in…
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sawyer PointOne Squeeze Water Filter System is taking the hiking world by storm as more and more hikers are beginning to realize that for…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter
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WrightSock CoolMesh II Lo Quarter Sock

rated 2 of 5 stars These socks were comfortable for about 25 miles of hiking. Then the two layers of material started moving independently, causing the outer layer…
WrightSock CoolMesh II Lo Quarter Sock
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great entry level pack for those who are thinking or planning on entering the world of Ultralight/Lightweight Backpacking. The 2012…
GoLite Jam 50L
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Marmot Zion Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Lighter and better-fitting than I expected, I look forward to cold weather. This started as a preliminary review about fit and features. I am…
Marmot Zion Jacket
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Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Ok, this stuff is the deal. This stuff was invented by a North Idaho forest fire fighter. That's where I was and what I was doing when I discovered…
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP
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Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots

rated 1.5 of 5 stars These boots are NOT suited to significant backpacking or really anything other than day hikes over even terrain. While comfortable on the flat,…
Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots
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McHale Super Critical Mass II

rated 5 of 5 stars When I was on the market for an expedition backpack, a co-worker suggested that I check out McHale's packs. After looking at his website, I…
 
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SmartWool Microweight Crew

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

rated 5 of 5 stars The Superfly Tarp is a 132" x 120" 'four season' tarp. A four season tarp is a tarp with doors so that the tarp can be completely closed off…
Warbonnet Superfly
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The North Face Ecwt

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

rated 4 of 5 stars I got to spend a few weeks with this hammock on loan from a friend.  Here's my thought on it.
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 5 of 5 stars I just received this inflatable pad in the mail today. It seems like a really nice pad. Appears to be put together really well. I bought the…
Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Asolo FSN 95 GTX

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I found the boots very comfortable and stable. I have a wide foot and these worked great for me on some pretty steep and rocky terrain.  HOWEVER,…
Asolo FSN 95 GTX
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Leki Micro Stick

rated 4 of 5 stars The Leki Micro Stick is a departure from the standard, telescopic trekking pole design. Instead, it's a three-section, folding pole, much like…
Leki Micro Stick
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Summary Designed with the long distance thru-hiker, fast-packing ultra-lighter, or trail runner in mind, the Black Diamond Ultra Distance trekking…
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars Size-Large Color-Khaki I have two of these wonderful hats. I personally cannot rave enough about them. I have worn them in very warm temps (95+)…
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap
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Black Diamond Cyborg

rated 5 of 5 stars Last winter I lost a crampons while leading ice and had to buy a new pair for this season. I was looking at what is easily available to us…
Black Diamond Cyborg
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LightHeart Gear Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great double wall tent. I have used other tents like the MSR Hubba Hubba that weighed way too much. Over the past few years I have…
LightHeart Gear Solo
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this hammock for my 2008 Southbound thru hike on the Appalachian Trail. I liked the price. Not sure what to expect but in hindsight…
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Sea to Summit iPood Pocket Trowel

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I got this little trowel to replace a military-type entrenching tool. A lot of what I use the e-tool for is digging cat holes. Sometimes I use…
Sea to Summit iPood Pocket Trowel
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NEMO Meta 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have the Meta 2P. I recieved it on July 27th, and have slept in it every night since then. I LOVE this tent, it is by far the best tent I…
NEMO Meta 2P
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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this hammock. Many of the negative comments I read above I have to disagree with. Like anything new, there is a learning curve involved…
Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Asym
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ULA Equipment Catalyst

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is absolutely cavernous. It swallowed all my gear without using the extension collar space. The bellowed side pockets allowed larger…
ULA Equipment Catalyst
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 4 of 5 stars In the past 3 years I have worn these boots in a multitude of conditions and temperatures from the Cascade Range to the Appalachian Mountains…
Scarpa SL M3
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is hands down the most efficient stove I've ever owned. Proof? 5 weeks on the trail with one big can of gas. Used for coffee in the morning,…
Primus EtaPower EF
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REI Flash 65 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I have put a couple hundred miles on this pack in the north Georgia mountains. This pack has compression straps in all the right places making…
REI Flash 65 Pack
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember Underquilt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Eagles Nest Outfitters "Ember" underquilt. Part I: Part II: Enjoy!
Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember Underquilt
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Tarptent Moment

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent design with great livability, light weight (28 oz) and VERY fast setup time. Vestibule useful for pack storage and foul weather…
Tarptent Moment
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 5 of 5 stars I used a Trailwise ext. frame backpack from 1972 through 2006. It finally just wore out. I had seen a lot of internal frame packs during that…
JanSport Carson 80
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The downsides to this stove are well-known, it's loud and it's heavy. I read a lot about the various models on the market before settling for…
Primus OmniFuel
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Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars To begin, the No Sniveller is a true multi-use piece of gear. Weighing in at only 21 ounces, it lofts to about 2.5 inches of 800 fill down insulation.
Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars -By far the most comfortable night's sleep I have ever gotten while camping -Totally flat sleeping -High-quality construction -Very easy setup…
Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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Hilleberg Staika

rated 5 of 5 stars To put it in simple terms, this is the best tent I've ever seen for our needs. I have looked throughout the world at tent offerings, following…
Hilleberg Staika
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have just completed a 12 month review of the Trangia 28. 4 seasons of use and approximately 103 days in the field. I cook both conventional…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars There is only one thing preventing this stove from being perfect and that is the fact that it is a roarer burner: the jet of fuel is spread…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this stove on a range of trips in many temperatures and it won't stop. Just remember to clean the jet every time before you pack…
Primus OmniFuel
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Hilleberg Staika

rated 4.5 of 5 stars What makes an initial good impression is this tent's free-standing quality and it's ability to be lifted and placed exactly where it needs to…
Hilleberg Staika
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 4 of 5 stars Last September we were headed to the Canadian Rockies for some hut-to-hut hiking. I don’t sleep well, not even at home. Finding items to assist…
Exped DownMat 7
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Amok Draumr

rated 4 of 5 stars Camp in a bag, setup in less than half the time of any other tent I have seen. Extraordinary breakthrough in hammock design. There is a learning…
Amok Draumr
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Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have usually carried only a swiss army knife...but the more canoe camping we started doing, the more I realized we needed a fixed blade knife.
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife
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Kelty PK 50

rated 3 of 5 stars Innovative new design has promise, but needs refinement. I really wanted to like this back because of its innovative design, lack of any zippers,…
Kelty PK 50
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The North Face Verto Storm Jacket

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Silent Orange Is The New Black! This is a high quality waterproof, breathable storm jacket that is very useful for (dare I say) fast and light…
The North Face Verto Storm Jacket
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Great extra bit of core insulation for over your base layer or under your main puffy. I often run really warm while I'm moving, but cool down…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest
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Asolo Khumbu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent boot all-around. Excellent traction in all terrain, completely waterproof. Comfortable and cool. Very good impact resistance, very…
Asolo Khumbu
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Spyderco Squeak

rated 5 of 5 stars A slipjoint knife that is legal almost anywhere. The quality is excellent! I've been carrying this every day for a few months, and I love it.
Spyderco Squeak
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Osprey Mira 34

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love the mesh back panel, which is like the one on my Osprey Aura 65, for keeping me cool on the long day hikes in town. This is a great pack…
Osprey Mira 34
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Salomon Techamphibian 3

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a fast drying water shoe great for hiking or cycling. I originally got these for hiking the Zion Narrows trail a couple of years ago.
Salomon Techamphibian 3
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is an inexpensive, yet reliable headlamp, that suits most needs for hiking, camping, and evening walks. It has a few quirks, but the basic…
Black Diamond Cosmo
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A3 White Lightning Marshmallow Bar

rated 3 of 5 stars Small, three -bite, marshmallow soy crisp bar with a slight nutty undertone. The usual stickiness of marshmallow rice treats applies here! Don’t…
A3 White Lightning Marshmallow Bar
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Gregory Savant 48 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars The Gregory Savant 48 is a great overnight/weekend pack that is lightweight and durable with a simple look. It includes a rain cover, and has…
Gregory Savant 48 Pack
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Tarptent Scarp 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent customer service and made in the USA! My first experience with Henry and the Tarptent staff was nothing short of excellent! The Scarp…
Tarptent Scarp 2
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Lowa Weisshorn GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent overall boot, especially for technical alpine work. Surprisingly comfortable fit. I've always had to use a stiff boot due to injuring…
Lowa Weisshorn GTX
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Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 5 of 5 stars The Sawyer filter is a great option for filtering water for many lifestyles. Whether you are a worried about the water you drink everyday, or…
Sawyer Mini Filter
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Sea to Summit See Pouch

rated 4 of 5 stars A light and thoughtfully designed pouch that offers a transparent TPU panel for easy viewing of contents. A lightweight organizer pouch recommended…
Sea to Summit See Pouch
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Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The folks at Nite Ize know you're not a Boy Scout, and you're not a sailor. But sometimes you need to secure a rope to a fixed object, or a…
Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 3 of 5 stars This pack has some great features and is a great size for overnights and weekend backpacking. However, I did not find this pack to be very comfortable,…
Osprey Talon 44
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 4 of 5 stars Light pack that is one with your back and allows for great organization. Fit and Ride: This pack has a really great fit. It stays close to your…
Osprey Kestrel 48
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Salomon X Ultra GTX Mid

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall I have never felt so 'one' with a shoe. The fit and thickness of the sole is exactly right and it is a pleasure to climb up steep terrain,…
Salomon X Ultra GTX Mid
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The North Face Verto S6k Glacier GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Light and comfortable, but solid boots with a full shank that take any crampons if needed. Comfort/Ease of use: I did what you should never…
The North Face Verto S6k Glacier GTX
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Innate Motus V2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An elegantly designed, high quality water bottle with a bit of an identity crisis: it claims at least one backcountry feature, but it is more…
Innate Motus V2
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White Box Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredible "Bug Out" stove for day, weekend, and extended excursions. Reduce your pack weight, increase reliability (no moving parts), bomb…
White Box Stove
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 3 of 5 stars This review is for the older 45 lumen Orbit model. The new models are rated at 60 lumen with a flashlight option. I'll be honest... this doesn't…
Black Diamond Orbit
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Guyot Designs SplashGuard

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent design and material allows this splash guard to fit a wide variety of wide mouth bottle sizes and brands. I have used a 32oz. widemouth…
Guyot Designs SplashGuard
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Black Diamond Speed 22

rated 4 of 5 stars Great daypack designed for carrying climbing gear. I purchased mine to be used as a summit pack on multi-day trips and on multi-pitch big walls.
Black Diamond Speed 22
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Mitchell Paddles Premier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Many people spend thousands of dollars on a canoe or kayak, but go cheap when choosing something equally important...their paddle. If you are…
Mitchell Paddles Premier
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Klean Kanteen Reflect Kanteen

rated 4.5 of 5 stars No plastic, no paint, nowhere. Klean Kanteen touts this bottle as one of their uber-sustainable products. Like all other Klean Kanteen products,…
Klean Kanteen Reflect Kanteen
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Hemlock Eagle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you are looking for a quality tandem canoe with moderate rocker and light weight, the Eagle might just be for you. One advantage is the narrow…
Hemlock Eagle
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Atsko Sno-Seal

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Beeswax based leather treatment. Waterproofs and conditions leather. Great for boots, motorcycle leathers and other gear exposed to the elements.
Atsko Sno-Seal
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Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod

rated 5 of 5 stars I generally use two poles for winter hiking and snowshoeing; but for summer treks, I find one pole is sufficient, and easier to keep out of…
Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod
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Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars In northern Vermont, our "between seasons" hikes can be marked by variable conditions, including frozen ground, ice, glazed snow, or anything…
Kahtoola Microspikes
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ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These might replace every pair of underwear you own. Okay, maybe not at $25 a pair, but they are comfortable, lightweight, incredibly fast at…
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4

rated 5 of 5 stars This lightweight four-person, three-season tent is great for all campers, from families to backpackers. With a durable design, spacious interior…
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4
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The North Face Surgent Full Zip Hoodie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Thin insulation at its finest. When I spend my own money on clothes I am pretty particular about what I get in trade for my ducats. In an effort…
The North Face Surgent Full Zip Hoodie
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Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Convenient, light, flexible, and covert way to carry drinks into the backcountry. Recommended for those looking for a way to bring adult beverages…
Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask
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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to for my first spring hike this season! Wooohooo, it's finally hiking season again! I've owned my OR Ferrosi Pants for a year now, and…
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 5 of 5 stars Very nice and bright light with a great deal of control over light output. The brightness and variety of functions this light has makes it well…
Black Diamond Storm
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Lost Horizon Junta Earflap Hat

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Handcrafted in Nepal, this wool hat has a generous 4 inch polyester lining band. Overall, a pretty decent hat but not one for every winter weather…
Lost Horizon Junta Earflap Hat
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Marmot Iceland Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Marmot’s Iceland is a furnace-like down parka capable of keep most individuals comfortable down into severely-low sub-zero temperatures. Its…
Marmot Iceland Jacket
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Keystone Trails Association Pennsylvania Hiking Trails: 13th Edition

rated 3 of 5 stars This is Keystone Trails Association's catch-all book for Pennsylvania hiking trails. It is not meant to serve as a guidebook for any specific…
Keystone Trails Association Pennsylvania Hiking Trails: 13th Edition
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Adidas Sport Performance Flex 360 Boxer Brief

rated 5 of 5 stars Let's talk about my underwear. Awkward, right? OK, let's talk about chaffing. Yea, not any better is it? On the other hand, there really isn't…
Adidas Sport Performance Flex 360 Boxer Brief
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Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars Lifetime socks. I was given a pair of Darn Tough Hike/Trek socks about five years ago with the purchase of a pair of Zamberlan 760 Steep hiking…
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
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Kind Fruit & Nut Bar

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Kind's Almond & Apricot Bar is a healthy, all natural energy bar, with a somewhat bland taste. While it spares the eater the unpleasantness…
Kind Fruit & Nut Bar
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Honey Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars A great stove that has its drawbacks but is fun, environmentally friendly, versatile, and takes up virtually no space in your pack. I love this…
Honey Stove
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HammockGear Cuben Fiber Hammock Hex Tarp

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, hex-shaped, “cat” cut tarp, for hammocks, constructed of cuben fiber. Increase coverage while decreasing weight, but at what…
HammockGear Cuben Fiber Hammock Hex Tarp
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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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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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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 2 of 5 stars Insanely light, exceptionally comfortable, crazy expensive trekking poles that needs lots of TLC, and that I found too fragile for klutzes in…
Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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