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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…
 
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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.
 
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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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Black Diamond Trail Shock

rated 5 of 5 stars Great poles, they look great and are easy to use. Bought these to replace my aging twist lock poles. The wrist straps are very comfortable as…
Black Diamond Trail Shock
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Montane Featherlite Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Light-as-air fabric magically protects your legs from cold wind and light rain! Wonderful for hiking in the cold and damp when the wind kicks…
Montane Featherlite Pants
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FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A really comfortable merino wool hiking sock. Very smooth, soft socks with a good amount of stretch. Relatively low volume for a medium weight…
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew
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Patagonia Down Sweater

rated 4 of 5 stars The Patagonia Down Sweater is a fairly lightweight and highly packable warm layer. The down sweater's relatively roomy fit is great for layering…
Patagonia Down Sweater
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Osprey Exos 46

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I used this pack for my 2013 Appalachian Trail thru hike, and loved it. For backpackers concerned with minimizing pack weight, and carrying…
Osprey Exos 46
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Snow Peak GigaPower Auto

rated 5 of 5 stars Won't go back! Portable and consistent, this stove is a must have for backpackers and campers alike. If you hike deep into the backcountry or…
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
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Terramar Helix Half-Zip Shirt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Works well when worn in conjunction with other layers. This is a base layer and when combined with short sleeved shirt underneath and rain shell…
Terramar Helix Half-Zip Shirt
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Eureka! Mountain Pass

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I wanted to post this review to complement Eureka on a tent that has lasted us almost 20 years and is still going strong. This is a 4-person,…
 
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Mountain Hardwear Seraction Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Seraction Jacket hits the sweet spot between a dedicated rain coat and an uber-light alpine climbing jacket. The sleeves will never ride…
Mountain Hardwear Seraction Jacket
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TOPS Knives Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an excellent knife for general camp tasks—processing wood, shelter building, cutting, and carving that does not require fine detailing.
TOPS Knives Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft
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Fenix PD32 Flashlight

rated 5 of 5 stars Practical durable flashlight. Water resistant and impact resistant. A variety of settings allow you to alternate between maximum brightness…
Fenix PD32 Flashlight
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Salomon Fellraiser

rated 5 of 5 stars Raise a little fell with this newest entry from Salomon. If you're a forefoot trail runner and you're looking for a responsive shoe to tackle…
Salomon Fellraiser
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Ibex Hooded Indie

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight layering piece with a versatile and expansive temperature range...easily one of my favorite pieces of clothing...and a reliable…
Ibex Hooded Indie
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Ruff Wear SingleTrack Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Great lightweight water-pack for my dog. Used for trail running and day hikes not exceeding 13 miles. Not made for overnight backpacking storage.
Ruff Wear SingleTrack Pack
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LazerBrite Multi-Lux Unit

rated 5 of 5 stars If you can't find at least a hundred uses for this light you aren't trying. This is the most handy item I have tested. You know something is…
LazerBrite Multi-Lux Unit
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Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If clunky snow boots keep you indoors in the winter your excuse just went out the window! Winter boots that don’t feel like winter boots!
Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry
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Patagonia Torrentshell

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I used this jacket on the Appalachian Trail last spring and when it rained for days at a time this jacket was always keeping me dry. When I…
Patagonia Torrentshell
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Duluth #3 Original Duluth Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For canoe travel, packs and other gear need to easily stow in the canoe. If there are portages, containers that are easily carried are also…
Duluth #3 Original Duluth Pack
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MSR Lightning Axis

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent snowshoe but it's easy to lose a u clip in the binding So, I'm Australian but I have snowshoed here for 20 years. I only do backcountry…
MSR Lightning Axis
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Garmin Forerunner 301

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used and abused this thing for almost a decade, mainly for cycling. I strap it to my top tube and off I go. I love the ability to upload…
Garmin Forerunner 301
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Sierra Designs Omega

rated 5 of 5 stars I really loved this tent when I got it, and now my husband is a convert too. We have a broken pole at the moment and are really hoping it can…
Sierra Designs Omega
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Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchased from the REI Outlet website this past spring to replace my larger (mid-90s) Gregory pack. Craftsmanship is excellent, seems bombproof.
Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
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Old Town Penebscot 17 RX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A reliable, durable, and stable all-around canoe that will last several lifetimes. The Old Town Penebscot 17 is a reliable and functional tripper…
Old Town Penebscot 17 RX
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Innate Portal Billfold

rated 3 of 5 stars If you like keeping the profile of your back pocket as small as your environmental impact, you'll love this wallet. Made from repurposed materials,…
Innate Portal Billfold
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Sierra Designs Cloud Puffy

rated 4 of 5 stars The insulation layer of the three-piece Cloud Layering System: This super-light, three-season down puffy ensures backcountry and backpacking…
Sierra Designs Cloud Puffy
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Sierra Designs Cloud Windshell

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The micro-climate, windproof layer of the three-piece Cloud Layering System: This uber-light, three-season wind shirt provides extra comfort…
Sierra Designs Cloud Windshell
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Sierra Designs Cloud Airshell

rated 4 of 5 stars The ultra-light, compact, rain-proof outer layer of the three-piece Cloud Layering System: This simple, 3-season, hooded shell provides full…
Sierra Designs Cloud Airshell
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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars Used the Merrell Moab (both mid and reg) and the usual result is 1,800 miles out of each pair. Used these while hiking the AT, PCT, CDT, and…
Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid
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Outdoor Research VersaLiner

rated 4 of 5 stars Comprised of an insulating liner made of Polartec fleece and a removable waterproof breathable shell made of ripstop fabric, this is a good…
Outdoor Research VersaLiner
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Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very small, versatile, robust and high flow water filter system. This filter system fits in the palm of your hand, weighs nothing and has is…
Sawyer Mini Filter
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Inov-8 Race Pro Extreme 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is an ultra-lightweight hydration pack designed for trail running. I found it useful for running, as well as my many outdoor activities.
Inov-8 Race Pro Extreme 4
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack but needs a few modifications. I have owned this pack for almost two years now. I have used it a lot and pretty hard. It has been…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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Churchill River Canoe Outfitters Nylon Campfire Tent 5x7

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Whatever you call it, Mason Tent, Campfire Tent, Modified Wall Tent or the classic name of Baker Tent, it is not a tent for everyone, nor will…
Churchill River Canoe Outfitters Nylon Campfire Tent 5x7
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Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest

rated 4 of 5 stars This pad has two very effective uses. The RidgeRest is a cold weather must.  On the ground, the RidgeRest is a great insulator against the…
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest
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Mountain House Chicken a la King & Noodles

rated 5 of 5 stars Shy of taking your mother with you on the trail, and having her cook for you and your friends in camp, this is the single best freeze-dried…
Mountain House Chicken a la King & Noodles
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Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If Chef Boyardee had to step up his game and cook for a date, this is what the lucky lady would be served. Not good enough for a Michelin Star-winning…
Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
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Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super solid backpacking stove that weighs next to nothing. Excellent stove. Has served me well with zero issues on many trips in all kinds of…
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great weekend or multi-day pack. Well made with easy access and just the right amount of pockets. Choice of backpackers and those looking for…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great for use in the backcountry or frontcountry as three-season tent. Classic design that is freestanding and has ultralight option with fly,…
REI Half Dome 2
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Kovea Spider

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome winter stove for 1-2 people, and is light and compact enough that you may end up carrying it year round. Kovea Spider (KB-1109)…
Kovea Spider
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OluKai 'Amo Flip-Flops

rated 5 of 5 stars These sandals are great for a family vacation. I have had the ones with the pink straps for about 3 years now and they still look and feel great.
OluKai 'Amo Flip-Flops
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Kokatat MsFit Tour

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Not as flashy or as low-profile as some of the newer designs, but this one won out because it appears more robust and more up to the job when…
Kokatat MsFit Tour
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Snow Peak GigaPower Auto

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, reliable, stable and easy to use. Highly recommend this stove. I've used this stove a minimum of once a month for just over a year…
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
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Trail Designs Caldera Cone System

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight 12-10 alcohol stove with a custom-made cone-shaped aluminum windscreen that serves as a pot stand for your specific cooking…
Trail Designs Caldera Cone System
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I just bought these, and they already feel great. I've heard that there is no breaking-in period, and it might actually be true! They feel great…
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX
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Patagonia Alpine Guide Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Water resistant and wind proof. Soooo it does what it's supposed to. The fit is off to me. I am 6'0'', 145 and I usually wear a large in soft…
Patagonia Alpine Guide Jacket
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Black Diamond Posiwire Quickdraw

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy clipping and an extremely reliable draw. What more is there to say? The fact that draws have very minimal moving parts makes for a reliable…
Black Diamond Posiwire Quickdraw
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Marmot Sawtooth

rated 4 of 5 stars Spacious, reliable bag, true to its 15 degree F rating. After carefully comparing a range of reputable down bags for bicycle touring in the…
Marmot Sawtooth
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Gregory Contour 50 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Gregory Contour 50 is a small, lightweight, well-built backpack featuring Gregory’s Trail Smart Packing System with organization for Camp,…
Gregory Contour 50 Pack
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Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe

rated 5 of 5 stars Wonderfully smooth to the touch, no itch, and good looking base layer shirt. Ideal for everyday wear, hiking, outdoor sports, hunting/shooting,…
Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe
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Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A competent, high-value fixed blade for general bushcraft and campcraft. Lightweight and comfortable in the hand for detail work or carving;…
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife
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Mammut Courmayeur Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars The only pants I need. I bought my first pair of these at a local rock climbing store off the sale rack in 2005 and what a stroke of luck that…
Mammut Courmayeur Pants
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great pack for bringing together several key features: - ultralight - durable - perfect size - very comfortable There hasn't been…
Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight
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Danner Mountain Light II

rated 4 of 5 stars Danner Mountain Light II's (made in the USA) rock and can handle rocks. I hadn't worn Danner boots in years. My last pair was purchased ~1991,…
Danner Mountain Light II
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Big Agnes Helinox Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars This chair is for the hiker who is ready for the most comfort for their carry! I've sat in a lot of styles of camp chairs but this one far succeeds…
Big Agnes Helinox Chair
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GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, compressible rain jacket for dryer climates and warmer weather. My relationship with raingear is...well it is strained. A good…
GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket
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ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Not too small...not too large...the UL Goldie-Locks of packs! ULA OHM 2.0 Description If I could only own one pack…the Ohm 2.0 is the pack…
 
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Gear Aid Tenacious Tape

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Stronger and more aesthetic solution than duck tape. This is the only gear repair tape I've used, but I'm pretty happy with the results. I got…
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape
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Outdoor Research Water Bottle Tote

rated 5 of 5 stars The convenience of it makes for easy hydration when on the trail. It holds a one liter water bottle or an ordinary water bottle. The Outdoor…
Outdoor Research Water Bottle Tote
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SOG Field Pup

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very handy and ergonomically sound camp knife. Great for performing tasks from featherstick making to cooking. This knife is a great general…
SOG Field Pup
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Outstanding workhorse pack for the price, will not let you down. I have been using this pack heavily for the better part of 4 years now and…
Kelty Coyote 80
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The boot of boots. Purchased new in Olympia, Washington, January 1976 for $125. (The monthly rent on my 2-bedroom apartment at the time was…
Galibier Super Guide
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Trangia 27-3 UL

rated 4 of 5 stars To summarize, this is a great stove if you like simple and ultra-reliable things, like to eat well no matter the weather, and maybe don’t…
Trangia 27-3 UL
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Black Diamond Momentum SA

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic, reasonably priced harness. I was able to spend the day climbing at an indoor gym today with four of my students (12 & 13year…
Black Diamond Momentum SA
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MEC R2K Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight pants -- very suited to hiking. Made from nylon and so they give protection from wind and also are quick-drying when wet.
MEC R2K Pants
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Great hiking shoe. Lightweight, waterproof and comfortable. Great support on varied terrain. The Salomon XA PRO 3D Ultra 2 GTX fits true to…
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX
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Salomon Cosmic 4D 2 GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, waterproof and comfortable from the off.................... I ended up with these boots by default, but that's a long story so…
 
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SmartWool Reversible Training Beanie

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to beanie for thin, soft, medium-warmth head comfort. Suitable under a helmet. I keep at least 6 warm hats handy and like to always know…
SmartWool Reversible Training Beanie
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