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Scarpa Crux

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Low profile, comfortable shoe that works awesome for hikes in to the local crag and to climb in. I have worn the Scarpa Crux approach shoes…
Scarpa Crux
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Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this hat almost 20 years ago and it still does its job. I lived in the Seattle area when I bought this hat and it seemed appropriate…
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pad that's kept me camping in comfort, but this review is more about Big Agnes' outstanding warranty support. My experience with this…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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The North Face Paramount Cargo Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought an earlier version of these shorts in 2002. Have put them through all kinds of abuse since then. They are still going strong and the…
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short
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The North Face Verbera Hiker GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Light hiker: Nice and light! Waterproof but breathable—I hiked 15 miles, 92 degrees in Florida with wool socks and didn't think my feet got…
The North Face Verbera Hiker GTX
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Granite Gear Alpha

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
Granite Gear Alpha
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Granite Gear Long Howl

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best dog pack that money can buy. Granite Gear in my opinion makes the very best dog packs. I used the Alpha pack for my dog when…
Granite Gear Long Howl
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SOL Escape Bivvy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The SOL Escape Bivvy is excellent for campers who don't use tents, but prefer to use a tarp or sleep under the stars. It in conjunction with…
SOL Escape Bivvy
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Texsport 1 Quart Aluminum Canteen

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This canteen has served me very well as a means of having a day's worth of water easily accessible on your belt. I'd recommend this canteen…
Texsport 1 Quart Aluminum Canteen
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Tarptent Notch

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Henry Shires' Tarptent Notch is a solid performing, lightweight, solo shelter. It has two vestibules as well as two doors to enter/exit and…
Tarptent Notch
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GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink

rated 3 of 5 stars Not a noticeable improvement in my performance, but it tastes good so I drink more water. Why Roctane? Why not drink Gatorade or something…
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink
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Gerber Profile Fine Edge Drop Point

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This foldable-locking knife is great for trekking and 'around-the-camp' activities and jobs. The knife locks in place when fully extended and…
Gerber Profile Fine Edge Drop Point
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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang

rated 5 of 5 stars Ridiculously sharp replacement for your machete and hatchet! Although a bit bulky and heavy for what it is, it is in fact a replacement for…
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
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Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0 Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A good parka that's served me well over the years, but has shrunk a bit after more than a decade. It still serves its purpose quite well, and…
Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0 Parka
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Gregory Savant 58 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars First of all the "Weekend Pack" category is misleading. You can easily stay out longer. I almost didn't buy it for that reason and now I am…
Gregory Savant 58 Pack
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Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's Patagonia. It's down. It's lightweight. What else is there to say? I bought this through CampSaver.com on sale for $110 bucks. Living in…
Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater
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Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great tent if bought on discount. Very utilitarian design and serves its purpose well. Initially tested in mild conditions during the spring…
Sierra Designs Lightning HT 2
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Heritage Kayaks Redfish 14

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great fishing kayak designed with an angler in mind. It has usable space, as well as storage for all your gear. Handles on both sides,…
Heritage Kayaks Redfish 14
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Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle

rated 4 of 5 stars Pat's Backcountry Beverage Carbonator. I love sipping back a cold soda after a hard day's hike, climb, etc. but hate carrying the weight. With…
Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle
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ProBar Old School PB&J Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nuts, nuts and more nuts. OK, technically seeds but still really yummy. Touted as a meal replacement bar, this offering is a nutrient dense…
ProBar Old School PB&J Bar
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A3 Honey Graham & S'Mores

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A nice little crispy snack bar, good s'mores flavor. A3 Action Snax Honey Graham & S’mores I like S’mores. Anything s’mores flavored…
A3 Honey Graham & S'Mores
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Camp Trails Catskill

rated 3 of 5 stars A decent internal frame pack for less than $100 that's lasted just over a decade. Definitely not a good choice for those who want to travel…
 
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Kelty Windfoil Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Mine is still going strong since 1997 through heavy use and a fair amount of neglect. It's kept me bone dry except for the times the ground…
Kelty Windfoil Ultralight
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CiloGear 60L Worksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great climbing pack for long climbing trips. Carries very well and its modular design allows it to be used for nearly all aspects of a big trip.
CiloGear 60L Worksack
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Arc'teryx Acto MX Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars Go-to jacket for almost all activities in the colder months. Layers well and is great to use alone. A hidden gem in the Arc'teryx clothing line.
Arc'teryx Acto MX Hoody
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Arc'teryx Nozone 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great light pack for long adventure climbing. Can carry enough for the climb and a bivy or two depending on how light you go. Well…
Arc'teryx Nozone 35
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir

rated 4 of 5 stars Still one of the lightest and most comfortable backpacking pads on the market. It is a bit noisy narrow, but works better than other pads. Great…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
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Marmot Zion Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great softshell for shoulder season skiing and for all winter climbing. Extremely breathable, durable, and waterproof. Marmot Zion…
Marmot Zion Jacket
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BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I tried charging an iPhone 4, a Hero 2 GoPro, 4-AA batteries, a Nook and some speakers. I thought it may be hard to start a fire in such a small…
BioLite CampStove
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GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for 1 person, good for 2 people, this pot handles both your dinner and your morning coffee while being extremely light and durable. Fits…
GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
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Deuter Futura Pro 42

rated 4 of 5 stars Great weekender backpack with incredible organization and storage possibilities. Mesh AND zippered pockets on the side, waterproof zippered…
Deuter Futura Pro 42
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FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft

rated 5 of 5 stars The Flytepacker raft by Flyweight Designs is a great lightweight stillwater rafting option for mountain lake fishing. The $299 price tag and…
FlyWeight Designs FlytePacker Packraft
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GSI N-Form Pot Gripper

rated 3 of 5 stars GSI Outdoors solves the problem they created by only including one pot gripper with their cooksets, and introduces this ala-carte accessory…
GSI N-Form Pot Gripper
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Camp-Tek Microburst

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you've ever owned a pad that ISN'T self-inflating, you've probably asked yourself why you ever bought it in the first place, despite any…
Camp-Tek Microburst
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Mountainsmith Rain Cover

rated 3 of 5 stars Does what is suppose to do—keep your gear dry, but there are better products out there. This rain cover was included with my first backpack—a…
Mountainsmith Rain Cover
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Outdoor Research Force 9 Sombrero

rated 5 of 5 stars If you want a comfortable storm hat that will keep your head dry in downpours and the rain out of your face, this is it. I am a hat person and…
Outdoor Research Force 9 Sombrero
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NEMO Strato Loft 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a comfortable bag for side sleepers. Wake up untwisted on the pad! I sleep on my arm with it extended and finally there's a bag for…
NEMO Strato Loft 25
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Terramar Thermawool Beanie

rated 5 of 5 stars If you're always having difficulty keeping your ears covered, this hat is for you! Soft, stretchy merino wool keeps your head warm... and cool!
Terramar Thermawool Beanie
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The North Face Manta Ray 33

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You may not be able to fit three people in this "hammerhead" style, T-shaped tent, but you will comfortably fit two plus gear in the roomy interior…
The North Face Manta Ray 33
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Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars Two of the best dry-bags I have owned! Very durable one-way vacuum dry bag... 2+ seasons of use without any kind of failure. The Sea to Summit…
Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A minimalist approach to the inflatable mattress, making sleeping on the ground a lot more comfortable than I remember it. By no means the biggest,…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker
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GSI Crossover Kitchen Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent companion to any pot-based GSI cookset. Fitting perfectly into the pot-based GSI cooksets, it proves this company can not only…
GSI Crossover Kitchen Kit
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Ignitor Top Quilt

rated 3 of 5 stars The ENO Ignitor Topquilt will allow you to extend your hammock camping well into three seasons and even into some milder four-season camping.
Eagles Nest Outfitters Ignitor Top Quilt
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Blaze Underquilt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The ENO Blaze underquilt will allow you to enjoy using your hammock well into 3 season and some milder 4 season use. Simple to use, lightweight,…
Eagles Nest Outfitters Blaze Underquilt
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MSR SuperFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Robust pot supports and a wide burner head bridge the gap between minimalist trail cooking and gourmet campsite cooking. My go-to canister stove,…
MSR SuperFly
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GSI Pinnacle Backpacker Cookset

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Everything two backpackers could ask for in a smartly-designed package (whose storage tub even serves a dual purpose). After camping with tubs…
GSI Pinnacle Backpacker Cookset
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Celestron TrekGuide

rated 4 of 5 stars Inexpensive curiosity, excellent gadget on the field! Reliable readings make this device an excellent option at a bargain. Altimeter w/forecast,…
Celestron  TrekGuide
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Merrell Moab Ventilator

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight shoe for short mid-range trips. I was very pleased with these shoes right out of the gate. I wore them in comparison to several…
Merrell Moab Ventilator
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Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern

rated 3 of 5 stars This lantern gives off a tiny amount of light. This isn't a bad thing though. I find it gives sufficient light for finding something in my pack,…
Coghlan's LED Micro Lantern
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Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A large and versatile daypack primarily designed for carrying and organizing camera gear. This is a great pack, but heavy, and not designed…
Mountainsmith Parallax Pro Camera Pack
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Asolo TPS 520 GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars One of the best backpacking boots out there. Great for heavy loads over rough terrain, these boots are totally waterproof, fit like a glove,…
Asolo TPS 520 GV
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Zelph's Stoveworks SS Starlyte Ultralyte

rated 5 of 5 stars This alcohol stove is Ultralight, safe, simple, no parts to fail, fuel efficient and can be used in freezing cold temperatures and altitude.
 
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MSR Carbon Reflex 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a very impressive tent from MSR. It is a bit expensive so I gave it 4.5 stars instead of 5, but wow, this is a great tent. If you go…
MSR Carbon Reflex 1
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Black Diamond Icon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super-bright light at 200 lumens and very durable. A little on the heavy/bulky side if you are into minimizing weight, but overall a solid light.
Black Diamond Icon
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Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid

rated 4 of 5 stars You absolutely should not skimp when it comes to boots for hiking and backpacking. A good, well-made pair of boots is going to cost a little…
Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid
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Rab Infinity Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Infinity jacket by Rab is designed to be super-light, yet very warm. This 850 European down jacket weighs only 18 oz and even has a hood.
Rab Infinity Jacket
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Adidas Terrex Swift Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars The Best hiking shoe I have ever worn. The best hiking shoe. Purchased and immediately went on an 18-mile hike from Aspen, CO, to Crested Butte…
Adidas Terrex Swift Solo
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Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A well built summit pack that is able to carry the essentials and tools when bagging peaks from a base camp. I sought out this pack to fill…
Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack
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Primus AluTech Trek Kettle - 1.0L

rated 5 of 5 stars I finally found my go-to cook pot and it didn't break the bank! I have coveted the MSR Titan Cook Pot for several years, yet could never bring…
Primus AluTech Trek Kettle - 1.0L
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Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a review of the Bearikade Expedition MKII model by Wild Ideas. As bear cans go (especially for one of this capacity) it's lightweight.
Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition MKII
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Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Since I have taken to hiking and backpacking with low-cut hiking shoes, I wanted a way to keep debris from accumulating in the shoes and causing…
Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter
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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover

rated 5 of 5 stars The Sea to Summit pack cover is a lightweight and weather resistant pack cover that does a good job in keeping the pack dry. My main use of…
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover
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Sea to Summit Delta Mug

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An inexpensive, lightweight cup. I bought this on impulse, looking to shave a few ounces off my pack's base weight. The $7 price tag made it…
Sea to Summit Delta Mug
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you are looking for a simple lightweight alternative to your tent then this hammock might be just the thing for you. Overall the price and…
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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Patagonia Baggies Shorts

rated 5 of 5 stars Patagonia's Baggies are my go-to, do it all shorts. They are lightweight, breathable, packable, abrasion-resistant, water-resistant, quick drying…
Patagonia Baggies Shorts
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Marmot ROM Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this jacket. I've been living in it for a few months now. It absolutely blocks the wind, but breathes really well. Fit is outstanding!
Marmot ROM Jacket
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Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, 1.5 pound, 600 down fill summer sleeping bag. This line of Marmot sleeping bags was made exclusively for Dick's sporting goods;…
Marmot Aspen 40 Ultralight
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Nite Ize Gear Tie 24"

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a nice alternative to using bungee cords. They are as useful as bungees. I liked the 24-inch pair so much, I bought a pair of 18-inch ties.
Nite Ize Gear Tie 24"
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Osprey Aether 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ultra comfy, ultra adjustable pack able to handle significant weight. When it comes to packs, it either feels good or it doesn't. I tried on…
Osprey Aether 70
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The North Face Rock 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy and fast to set up. Great design with two doors and two vestibules. The tent is easy to set up with three (very high quality, lightweight)…
The North Face Rock 22
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GoLite Jam2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great ultralight pack for long-distance hiking, or carry more moderate loads for a weekend trip without adding extra pounds to your back. Rated…
GoLite Jam2
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall I found the Platypus GravityWorks 2 liter to be a convenient and easy approach to the problem of providing potable water. No water treatment…
Platypus GravityWorks Filter System
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Solo Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars A no-brainer stove. With abundant wood availability, this is my go-to backpacking stove. This is an excellent stove, with a few important limitations. …
Solo Stove
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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket is a versatile, light-to-midweight softshell that's best for fast-paced activity in cold weather. The Dawn…
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket
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L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A reliable companion for the solo backpacker. This tent delivers what you need without unnecessary frills. Best used by solo backpackers on…
L.L.Bean Microlight FS 1
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Spark R&D Blaze

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome binding. No compromise, as good as a normal snowboard binding. These things are like night and day coming from the Voile Universal Sliders.
Spark R&D Blaze
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K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars Board is awesome, Voile universal interface leaves a little to be desired. I love this thing, it's my first split. I have put about a dozen…
K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit
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DaKine Frontier 36L

rated 4 of 5 stars Awesome, durable, full feature winter pack. I use the Dakine Frontier with my K2 Panoramic Splitboard.  It doesn't have a dedicated snowboard…
DaKine Frontier 36L
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Ruff Wear Approach Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack, dog doesn't mind it and it stays put. This pack is highly adjustable and fits my dog great. It has never chafed him or irritated…
Ruff Wear Approach Pack
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Vibram FiveFingers KSO

rated 5 of 5 stars I put over a thousand miles running and hiking on my first pair before they finally wore out, and my knees have never felt better. My first…
Vibram FiveFingers KSO
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Merrell Moab Ventilator

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This shoe grabs the foot like a glove, solid grip on heel (no lift at all, and I usually have lift problems), wide enough for my moderately…
Merrell Moab Ventilator
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Wenonah Escapade

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The We-no-nah Escapade is a 16.6 tandem performance touring canoe available only in "tuff weave"material. Produced mainly for lakes and gentle…
Wenonah Escapade
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Nova Craft Trapper Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars This canoe is based on a Trapper canoe originally built by Chestnut Canoe Company of New Brunswick. The Chestnut model was designed for trappers…
Nova Craft Trapper Solo
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Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The easiest liquid fuel stove I have come across. Also, instant flame which can 'simmer' in a manner of speaking. The all-in-one feature of…
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars So light you'll forget it's there. Yes, I'm gushing over this hat because it was a prize. BUT this really is a great hat for ultralight backpacking.
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Omega Pacific Jake Quik-Lok

rated 3 of 5 stars Not what I hoped for. I was looking for a "throat-y" auto locking aluminum 'biner, and the Omega Jake (OJ) drew me in with its description of…
Omega Pacific Jake Quik-Lok
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Omega Pacific Standard Locking D

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent 'biner at a good price. I use these every day on my Adventure Challenge course. They are a dependable aluminum carabiner at a low cost.
Omega Pacific Standard Locking D
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Sea to Summit Folding Bucket

rated 4 of 5 stars Add some convenience to your trip by filtering water from camp. This piece of gear will help you do that. Every now and then, you seem to run…
Sea to Summit Folding Bucket
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LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case

rated 5 of 5 stars This case is backed by a warranty that stands behind the superior quality of the product. A perfect way to protect your communications when…
LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case
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Platypus Big Zip SL

rated 4 of 5 stars Worth the switch! After long time dedication to a competitor, no regrets; Nice construction, long tube, and a well engineered sure close system.
Platypus Big Zip SL
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Petzl Pantin

rated 5 of 5 stars Does what it is suppose to do quite well. I have been using the Patin for years as a supplement to my Frog Ascension. Normally, when you start…
Petzl Pantin
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CMI Rescue Rack

rated 5 of 5 stars My "go-to" rappel device. I have bounced many pits on this rack, and it's still going strong. There are different kinds of racks on the market.
 
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Black Diamond ATC

rated 5 of 5 stars Belayed thousands of people on this tube. This belay tube device does exactly what it's intended to do for a great price. I have been using…
Black Diamond ATC
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BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8

rated 5 of 5 stars A must-have item for folks on rope! I work with two of these. The first is in my personal climbing bag, for use in my caving activities. The…
BlueWater Ropes Rescue 8
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Musuc Selk' Bag 3G

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, packable comfort. The Selk bag offers comfort and warmth while maintaining mobility. I'd like to believe that I spent a good amount…
Musuc Selk' Bag 3G
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Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love this jacket!! I am 6'2" tall and about 220# and the large fits me perfect. I have had this jacket for over 5 years now and I use it all…
Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket
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Salomon SpeedCross 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfort out of the box, ultralight and feel amazing. The forward traction is second to none in snow, on dry and wet dirt, sand etc. Breathable…
Salomon SpeedCross 3
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Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super warm with amazing loft before and after moisture is introduced. DWR repelled condensation great. Used in 25 degree temps with snow and…
Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi
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Osprey Atmos 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding performer especially for those who prefer a breeze across their back. I continue to watch the newer Ospreys, but this Atmos 35 is…
Osprey Atmos 35
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Platypus Platy Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightest, most durable bottle on the market! I first started using a Platypus bottle in my caving pack. Anything that goes caving gets BEAT…
Platypus Platy Bottle
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