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Fenix HL60R

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This powerful and rechargeable headlamp both packs a punch, and has efficient settings for the outdoors-person that wants a rechargeable device.
photo: Fenix HL60R
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Purple Rain Adventure Skirt

rated 5 of 5 stars The Purple Rain Adventure Skirt has become one of my all-time favorite pieces of clothing for its functionality, versatility, comfort, and durability.
photo: Purple Rain Adventure Skirt
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Black Rock Gear The Original

rated 5 of 5 stars The Black Rock Gear Original is a simple, functional, quality down beanie, deserving a place on everyone’s head. It gets my highest honors…
photo: Black Rock Gear The Original
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Ryders Incline

rated 4 of 5 stars The Ryders Incline is an extremely light, durable, and comfortable pair of activewear sunglasses. Ryders has developed an antiFOG lens so that…
photo: Ryders Incline
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UCO Pika 3-in-1 Rechargeable Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my Pika lantern, which I use in both flashlight and lantern mode. It is a small, lightweight, and dependable light for use in camping,…
photo: UCO Pika 3-in-1 Rechargeable Lantern
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Five Ten Access Mesh

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Access Mesh is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support, and breathability. The Access Mesh…
photo: Five Ten Men's Access Mesh
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The North Face Tephra 22

rated 3 of 5 stars The Tephra 22 is a reliable tent that is well built. It just has such extensive competition in the modern tent era that it becomes lost in the…
photo: The North Face Tephra 22
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Light My Fire Spork Titanium

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A highly durable and highly practical eating utensil. It’s as simple as that. Reviewer's Note:In July 2015, I reviewed the plastic version…
photo: Light My Fire Spork Titanium
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High Country Apps Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A well thought-out app that pros and beginners alike can use to identify most of the hundreds of species of wildflowers, trees, and shrubs in…
photo: High Country Apps Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
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Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

rated 4 of 5 stars On the trail, Mountain House's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce satisfies the palette and fills the stomach (when you eat the whole bag). The taste…
photo: Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
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Zpacks Duplex Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This tent provides amazing space and livability in an ultralight package. It provides everything tents weighing three times as much do without…
photo: Zpacks Duplex Tent
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Komperdell Wild Rambler

rated 4 of 5 stars In a world where trekking poles are either crap and inexpensive or quality and ridiculously overpriced, Komperdell delivers a solid, reliable…
photo: Komperdell Wild Rambler
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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Moab Ventilator Mids are very comfortable, relatively wear resistant, provide decent foot support, and traction, and dry out quickly. These…
photo: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Mid
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Patagonia Ascensionist 35L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pretty much my go-to pack for all things NOT requiring the kitchen sink. 35 Liters is just enough for me to go most places overnight as long…
photo: Patagonia Ascensionist 35L
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GSI Outdoors Water Cube

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A cost- and weight-effective way to carry a lot of H2O, works well enough, but there is room for improvement. A few days ago my wife and I ran…
photo: GSI Outdoors Water Cube
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Vargo Dig Dig Tool

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very strong, durable, and functional backpacking potty shovel and spare tent stake with the added benefit of potentially being useful…
photo: Vargo Dig Dig Tool
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Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS

rated 4 of 5 stars Vibram’s Spyridon LS is a FiveFingers shoe intended for trail running. Design features that make these better for trails are a collar that…
photo: Vibram Men's FiveFingers Spyridon LS
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, strong, and useful. My first pair of trekking poles lost the ability to lock—they were twist locking poles from a major manufacturer.
photo: Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4
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Scrubba Wash Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars The easy way to wash your clothes without a washing machine. The Scrubba Wash Bag is a rare thing, a real innovation, not just a variation on…
photo: Scrubba Wash Bag
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Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella

rated 5 of 5 stars This trekking umbrella is a great multi-use piece of gear. It is ultra lightweight and offers protection from sun and rain, keeps you cooler,…
photo: Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella
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Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An all-around great hat for keeping the sun off my bald head and neck. Very comfortable, breathable, and lightweight. After many years of wearing…
photo: Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat
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Mighty Organic Original Beef Jerky

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent flavor and texture with minimal additives. I haven’t been a big fan of beef jerky in a while but Mighty Organic Beef Jerky changed…
photo: Mighty Organic Original Beef Jerky
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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars A luxurious blow-up pillow with a brushed outer finish that is soft and smooth to the touch. The excellent 2-way valve makes getting just the…
photo: Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
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Granite Gear Crown2 60

rated 5 of 5 stars A great lightweight backpack suitable for everything from a weekend to a through hike. Very comfortable up to a 40-pound load. I first caught…
photo: Granite Gear Men's Crown2 60
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Backpacker's Pantry Creme Brulee

rated 4 of 5 stars Food is an area where backpackers often have to make substantial compromises, and dessert is an area where this tradeoff is especially pronounced—there…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Creme Brulee
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Osprey Hydraulics LT 2.5L Reservoir

rated 4 of 5 stars Well-thought out details make this the easiest to use of the several reservoir types I have tried over the years. As of 2016 Osprey and Hydrapak…
photo: Osprey Hydraulics LT 2.5L Reservoir
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Vargo ExoTi 50

rated 5 of 5 stars The ExoTi 50 is Vargo’s second generation titanium frame pack. This 50-liter pack is certain to appeal to those who love the external frame…
photo: Vargo ExoTi 50
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Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The 2017 Vargo Triad is a very sturdy and functional alcohol/solid fuel stove that I will continue to use due to its bomb proof design and consistent…
photo: Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove
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Sierra Designs Long Sleeve Pack Polo

rated 3 of 5 stars This is a really well-designed shirt that could be great with tweaks to the fabric and sizing. I bought this shirt hoping that it would be my…
photo: Sierra Designs Long Sleeve Pack Polo
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Yeti Rambler Bottle 36oz

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Heavy but highly functional storage for hot and cold liquids. Durability is a big plus. Does a great job keeping the hot stuff hot and the cold…
photo: Yeti Rambler Bottle 36oz
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Garmont Rambler GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars A very capable on-and-off-trail boot for the price. Are these the mythical one-pair-of-boots-for-just-about-everything solution? Maybe. Yeah,…
photo: Garmont Rambler GTX
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DAC J-stake

rated 5 of 5 stars The stakes of ultimate choice for most smaller tents (1-2P). They are lightweight, quite strong and durable, endure careful hammering and may…
photo: DAC J-stake
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GSI Outdoors Infinity Insulated Mug

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight insulated mug that edges out the competition on all the finer points. This mug has been amply and ably reviewed in its various versions…
photo: GSI Outdoors Infinity Insulated Mug
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Packit Gourmet Southwest Black Bean & Corn Salad

rated 5 of 5 stars One of my favorite backcountry meals. Great when you don't feel like "cooking". One of my very favorite backcountry meals is this black bean…
photo: Packit Gourmet Southwest Black Bean & Corn Salad
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Fab International Water Bottle Bidet

rated 3 of 5 stars For individuals who are looking to lighten up their pack, these small light bidet attachments might be just the ticket to allow you to eliminate…
photo:   Fab International Water Bottle Bidet
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Osprey Skarab 32

rated 4 of 5 stars A rugged, roomy pack for day hikes, with a lot of attention to detail, but the omission of a quick disconnect for the hydration reservoir as…
photo: Osprey Skarab 32
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Exped Thunder 70

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a relatively lightweight pack (3.5 lbs) without many bells and whistles but which excels at comfortably carrying 35-40 lbs in rugged…
photo: Exped Men's Thunder 70
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Redwick's Preserves Freeze-Dried Food

rated 4 of 5 stars Redwick's Preserves is a family-owned operation that offers unique small batches of freeze dried foods that are ideal for backpacking. For people…
photo: Redwick's Preserves Freeze-Dried Food
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SOL Escape Pro Bivvy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Escape Pro Bivvy blurs the line between an emergency survival shelter and an ultralight sleeping bag cover. While it is comfortable and…
photo: SOL Escape Pro Bivvy
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Vargo Titanium Folding Spork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Unbreakable construction, light weight, and ease of packing make this a reliable choice for any back country adventure. A little care is needed…
photo: Vargo Titanium Folding Spork
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Trader Joe's Pour-Over Coffee Brewer

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultra lightweight coffee in the backcountry that tastes better than Starbucks. Buy at any local Trader Joe's. Pack in as many as you think you'd…
photo:   Trader Joe's Pour-Over Coffee Brewer
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Seek Outside Unaweep 6300

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This bag is designed as a load hauler for backcountry big game hunting, so large, heavy loads are not an issue. Made to be comfortable with…
photo: Seek Outside Unaweep 6300
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Good To-Go Granola

rated 5 of 5 stars Delicious, nutritious meal. Much better tasting than other granola varieties. The pros of taste, prep ease, and nutrition far outweigh any cons.
photo: Good To-Go Granola
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Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm not a big fan of mosquitos, or of slathering Deet all over myself. This repellant device is small enough to take on short overnight backpacking…
photo: Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller
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enLIGHTened Equipment Rain Wrap

rated 5 of 5 stars This simple, kilt style, silnylon wrap is great for those who hate wearing rain pants because they need more ventilation. Light to carry and…
photo: enLIGHTened Equipment Rain Wrap
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Sawyer Cleaning Coupling

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A simple and brilliant accessory for the Sawyer Squeeze filter that allows one to improve back-flushing success with a device that is smaller…
photo: Sawyer Cleaning Coupling
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Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars All you need to get started and delve into the world of hammock camping. Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned user looking to shave…
photo: Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock
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Big Agnes Kings Canyon UL Quilt

rated 4 of 5 stars Great lightweight quilt for those hot summer nights. Having always used sleeping bags, I was looking for an inexpensive summer weight quilt…
photo: Big Agnes Kings Canyon UL Quilt
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Pelican Marine

rated 5 of 5 stars Smartphone protection is critical in outdoor adventure environments. I believe Pelican Marine offers the best overall smartphone protection…
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Helle Mandra

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mândra is a small and relatively light knife suitable for belt or neck carry. Made of quality materials, it is a perfect companion blade…
photo: Helle Mandra
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Packit Gourmet Texas State Fair Chili

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a staple in my pack now for over a year—hydrates well, tastes almost as good as home cooked chili, and fills the corners without leaving…
photo: Packit Gourmet Texas State Fair Chili
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Katadyn BeFree

rated 5 of 5 stars Great choice for every outdoor pursuit! The award winning Katadyn BeFree water bottle and filter gives you the freedom to drink anytime, anywhere.
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Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Adventure Medical Kits Hiker is a 2-person/2-day first aid kit that is designed to be lightweight, water resistant, and streamlined for…
photo: Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit
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Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Day Tripper Lite is a well designed, user-friendly first aid kit that is organized in a lightweight water resistant bag. This kit is recommended…
photo: Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit
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Platypus SoftBottle

rated 5 of 5 stars The Platypus SoftBottle caught my attention as something practical for excursions requiring lightweight, tightly packed gear. I admit that I…
photo: Platypus SoftBottle
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Good To-Go Oatmeal

rated 4 of 5 stars Yummy and different take on a classic backcountry breakfast. We have all eaten our share of oatmeal breakfasts in the backcountry. Many opt…
photo: Good To-Go Oatmeal
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Black Rock Gear The Original

rated 5 of 5 stars Impossibly light and compressible. Good wind resistance and warmth. Hate how beanies make your head itch and tie your hair in knots? This may…
photo: Black Rock Gear The Original
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Black Diamond First Light Hoody

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond First Light Hoody keeps me warm and toasty in the great outdoors. However, the PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active synthetic…
photo: Black Diamond Women's First Light Hoody
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SmarTube The SmarTube

rated 3 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this product as I think the concept is great, but the bite valve included with the system has very poor flow when compared…
photo: SmarTube The SmarTube
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Vasque Breeze 2.0 Low GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars The Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX is a very comfortable sport shoe best suited for hiking and lightweight backpacking. This is 4-star comfort with 2.5-star…
photo: Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Low GTX
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Petzl Noctilight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Useful addition to a small Petzl headlamp, which turns it into a versatile lantern. Nice to have for those who need a night lamp or simply a…
photo: Petzl Noctilight
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Garmin GPSMap 64s

rated 4 of 5 stars Solid successor of time-proven GPSMap series, made for extreme conditions. But the number of improvements over GPSMap 62s leaves much to be…
photo: Garmin GPSMap 64s
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Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars The Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag is an “elephant foot” style bag designed to minimize the weight a climber carries by insulating only the…
photo: Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag
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BSN Medical Leukotape P

rated 5 of 5 stars Leukotape P has replaced moleskin as my material of choice for preventing blisters. I have always had tender feet and been susceptible to blisters,…
photo:   BSN Medical Leukotape P
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Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee

rated 4 of 5 stars If you’re looking for instant coffee you’ll do well finding Alpine Start. Upmarket of center, Alpine Start offers a boldness, a complexity…
photo: Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee
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Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala

rated 5 of 5 stars Backpacker’s Pantry’s updated recipe of Chana Masala is a very flavorful and surprisingly filling dehydrated meal that has the perfect blend…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala
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Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars I don't know how Darn Tough does it, but I have put over 500 miles on a single pair of Vertex Running Socks, and they still look and feel great!
photo: Darn Tough Men's Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion
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Hyken Knives Bushcrafter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well-contoured micarta slabs pinned to a 5/32-inch thick block of CPM 154 steel is a pretty good start to a fixed-blade bushcraft knife. Incorporating…
photo: Hyken Knives Bushcrafter
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Klymit Insulated Hammock V

rated 3 of 5 stars What works on the ground does not necessarily work in a hammock. Unfortunately, Klymit's attempt at a hammock pad proves this point. The Insulated…
photo: Klymit Insulated Hammock V
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Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe

rated 3 of 5 stars The Insulated Static V Luxe is comfortable, but falls into a category somewhere between car camping and backpacking. A number of my friends…
photo: Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe
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Ecco Rugged Track GTX High

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable boots (once broken in) with superb grip. However, the sole could be more rigid and is prone to wear. Ecco Rugged Track boots…
photo: Ecco Rugged Track GTX High
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Granite Gear Air Compressor

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Granite Gear medium Air Compressor is a nice lightweight alternative to the slightly heavier duty "Rock Solid" compression sack. It holds…
photo: Granite Gear Air Compressor
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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Slacker Hammock House is the “grand slam” Therm-a-Rest needed to prove they are a worthy contender in the hammock market. The Hammock…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 4 of 5 stars The Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 is lightweight, packs down small, and most importantly, there's enough room for 1 person! This review is for the…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve

rated 5 of 5 stars Good compromise between a shoe and sandal that works well wet or dry. Background: I have only had these for four months but have walked around…
photo: Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Sieve
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BRS 3000W

rated 5 of 5 stars A tough, super efficient micro canister stove. I received this at cost from an importer for assessment purposes. It arrived in the letter post…
photo: BRS 3000W
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UCO A-120

rated 3.5 of 5 stars UCO has created a nice, decent headlamp. The Cree LED lighting is quite bright. The "Infinity Dial" is an excellent innovation. The drawbacks…
photo: UCO A-120
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Gregory Paragon 58

rated 3 of 5 stars This newly released lightweight backpack is equipped with user-friendly features without adding unnecessary weight. Supreme comfort meets a…
photo: Gregory Paragon 58
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Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Scarpa Zodiac Tech is a near perfect light mountain boot. Great sticky Vibram sole and a perfect fit makes for all day comfort. I’d love…
photo: Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX
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Vasque Coldspark Ultradry

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Insulated and waterproof for cold and wet active use this full, over the ankle boot is great for those who work and play in winter conditions.
photo: Vasque Men's Coldspark Ultradry
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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 5 of 5 stars Buy this tent! The best quality tent I have seen in my 61 years. (See follow up after 80 days of use) Nothing comes close—NOTHING! It is light,…
photo: Hilleberg Soulo
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Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used DEET and other products since the early 1980s, but Permethrin treated clothes are much more effective in tick prevention based on…
photo: Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent
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Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used DEET and other products since the early 1980s as mosquito and tick prevention for work and play, but now am a full convert to Sawyer…
photo: Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent
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Patagonia R1 Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The most versatile mid-layer I own. I wear this as one of my layers in the coldest temperatures all the way through stuffing in my day pack…
photo: Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody
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Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent solution to the eternal mosquito problem. Face it. One of the most uncomfortable things out in the wilderness is those little insects…
photo: Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller
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Sierra Designs Divine Light 2 FL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Divine Light 2 FL is a new addition to Sierra Designs' line of lightweight backpacking tents, combining characteristics of the Flashlight…
photo: Sierra Designs Divine Light 2 FL
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AT Beard Mower

rated 5 of 5 stars Created by experienced Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, the Beard Mower is a "must have" for anyone hiking a long trail. Compact and lightweight,…
photo:   AT Beard Mower
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Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On

rated 4 of 5 stars The Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On provides oven-like temperatures even when the thermometer shows readings below zero. The minimalist…
photo: Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On
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Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Gloves

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hand protection for most any active cold weather pursuit. Contoured design provides comfortable grip and dexterity to perform tasks without…
photo: Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Gloves
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Dorfman Pacific G809 Ski Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars While probably not the glove for the hardcore skier, the Dorfman Pacific G809 Ski Glove is a surprisingly good deal. It is a solid glove for…
photo: Dorfman Pacific G809 Ski Glove
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Marmot Pulsar 2P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Some great things about this tent and some pretty lousy things about this tent make it a split decision. Setup: The tent is easy enough to pitch.
photo: Marmot Pulsar 2P
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Outdoor Research Transcendent Mitten

rated 5 of 5 stars These mittens are a LIFESAVER! I struggle with cold fingers in the winter due to extremely poor circulation, and these mittens are the only…
photo: Outdoor Research Transcendent Mitten
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JanSport D3

rated 5 of 5 stars Though the D3 is now considered a "classic," since 1974 I've always considered it to be an everyday "workhorse." I'm replacing the shoulder…
photo: JanSport D3
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Ibex Meru Hat

rated 5 of 5 stars After six months of wearing the Ibex's Meru Hat, I can confidently state this is the most comfortable beanie I have ever worn. This quality…
photo: Ibex Meru Hat
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Montane Minimus 777 Pull-On

rated 4 of 5 stars The Montane Minimus 777 is a 3-layer waterproof breathable jacket that eschews weight by using 7 denier fabrics for the membrane, inner and…
photo: Montane Minimus 777 Pull-On
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Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a nice basic knife with an integral FireSteel that would make a great all around camp knife. First off, I would like to state that I…
photo: Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife
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Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili

rated 5 of 5 stars The best dehydrated meal I've tasted. Real ingredients and restaurant-quality taste make this a 5-star product. On a dayhike that included a…
photo: Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili
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MSR ToughStake

rated 3 of 5 stars The odds strongly favor the possibility that the manufacturer of the awesome bomb-shelter tent you bought skimped on the stakes to save cost…
photo: MSR ToughStake
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Arc'teryx Rho LTW Neck Gaiter

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, and comforting—these are three words I would use to describe the Arc'teryx Rho LTW Neck Gaiter. Combined with a comfy wool…
photo: Arc'teryx Rho LTW Neck Gaiter
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Vasque Lost 40

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Insulated, waterproof and pretty darn comfy, these mukluk style boots are great for those who want to head out into whatever winter offers.
photo: Vasque Men's Lost 40
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