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Eddie Bauer Goose Down Face Mask

rated 4 of 5 stars A well thought out and useful piece of equipment for really cold weather. I found this beautiful piece of history in a local thrift shop. At…
photo: Eddie Bauer Goose Down Face Mask
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Keen Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid

rated 3 of 5 stars A well-constructed boot that is comfortable with a little break in, and supportive with good traction. The waterproof claim seems good for normal…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid
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Fitkicks Originals Men's Edition

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight shoes great for water crossings or in camp, but maybe not both in the same day. Solid feeling sole protects the bottom of your feet…
photo: Fitkicks Originals Men's Edition
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Sawyer Select S1

rated 3 of 5 stars The Sawyer Select series is a new line of purifiers/filters that offers a variety of contaminant removal, depending on one’s needs. All three…
photo: Sawyer Select S1
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Vasque Boot Box

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This box is perfect for folks looking for a corrugated fiber, rectangular paralellopiped, storage solution. Great at home, but really excels…
photo: Vasque Boot Box
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Helly Hansen LIFA Merino Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent base layer choice from a company that understands cold and wet weather. The HH LIFA Merino 2-layer construction keeps you warm…
photo: Helly Hansen LIFA Merino Pant
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Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip T

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This warm base layer is perfect for those who go where it is really cold and those who just feel really cold whatever the temperature. It wicks,…
photo: Mountain Equipment Men's Eclipse Hooded Zip T
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SealLine BlockerLite Compression Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars Dry bags (also called dry sacks if lightweight parts of packing system) are valued pieces of gear in our outdoor equipment arsenal. We use them…
photo: SealLine BlockerLite Compression Dry Sack
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Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket has an innovative hybrid design that incorporates both 800 fill down and Polartec Alpha Direct fleece insulation.
photo: Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket
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Fjallraven Bergtagen Longjohns

rated 5 of 5 stars The Fjallraven Bergtagen Long Johns is a base layer pant that utilizes wool in three different weaves to maximize heat retention in key areas…
photo: Fjallraven Bergtagen Longjohns
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MSR WindBurner Ceramic Skillet

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is the pan for WindBurner Stove System owners who want to add a frying pan to their cook kit, one that offers nonstick convenience and…
photo: MSR WindBurner Ceramic Skillet
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Tecnica Forge GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars The Tecnica Forge hiking boot is a first of its kind boot borrowing fitting techniques from the ski industry to heat mold the inside of the…
photo: Tecnica Men's Forge GTX
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Tecnica Forge GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars The Tecnica Forge hiking boot is a heat moldable boot, integrating technology similar to that which is used in moldable ski boot liners. The…
photo: Tecnica Women's Forge GTX
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Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The addition of a huge vestibule to Big Agnes's tried and true Copper Spur series provides a garage for stowing gear, wet dogs, or foul-weather…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2
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Fjallraven Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater

rated 5 of 5 stars The Fjallraven Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater is a base layer top that utilizes wool in three different weaves to maximize heat retention in key…
photo: Fjallraven Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater
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Fjallraven Vidda Pro Trouser

rated 5 of 5 stars Fjällräven’s Vidda Pro Trousers are a functional and durable pair of pants that hit the mark in virtually every category. Robust yet svelte,…
photo: Fjallraven Men's Vidda Pro Trouser
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The North Face Venture 2 Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is breathable, ventable, and cut for a more relaxed fit making it the rain jacket for folks who hate rain gear. Waterproof ripstop…
photo: The North Face Men's Venture 2 Jacket
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Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars OR questioned everything, took a couple risks, and ended up making my new favorite mid-weight jacket. "It’s cute, but it looks like you skinned…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody
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Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The women's Shiftup Zip Top by Outdoor Research is a versatile mid-layer that keeps me warm and comfortable across a wide range of outdoor activities.
photo: Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top
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ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus is a rain jacket that I’ve found to be waterproof and also very breathable. It’s cut a little large for layering.
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket
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Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These Montem poles have shown that they may function well as a good, dependable choice of trekking poles for the economy-minded adventurer.
photo: Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles
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Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars A merino wool baselayer that is soft and warm. Perfect for cold-weather activities of all kinds. Fit and Comfort: Finally, a baselayer top that…
photo: Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew
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Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms

rated 4 of 5 stars A warm and comfortable pair of baselayer pants that work particularly well below freezing temps, but they do have sizing limitations. Fit and…
photo: Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms
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Tarptent StratoSpire 1

rated 5 of 5 stars The Stratospire 1 is lightweight, able to withstand severe weather, roomy, and well-constructed. An ingenious design brings together many of…
photo: Tarptent StratoSpire 1
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Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars The Craghoppers Voyager is a hybrid jacket with a combination of a soft-shell (with Gore-Tex Windstopper membrane) and Thermo Elite synthetic…
photo: Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket
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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 OutDry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A versatile lightweight backpack. First off this my first MH product (yay) and I got this backpack as a lighter and more "fun", so to speak,…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 OutDry
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My Trail Down Light Hooded Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars My Trail has got a winner with this affordable, warm, down jacket. Perfect balance is achieved, using quality materials at a "WOW" price point.
photo: My Trail Down Light Hooded Jacket
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Toad&Co Pacer Slim Long Sleeve Quarter Zip

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A versatile garment from a philanthropically-minded company that strikes a compromise between backcountry base layer and in-town casual wear.
photo: Toad&Co Pacer Slim Long Sleeve Quarter Zip
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LightHeart Gear Solo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Solid lightweight option, price effective. Tent holds great promise, but ultimately falls short of potential. Withstood PCT through hike with…
photo: LightHeart Gear Solo
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Helly Hansen HH Wool LS Crew

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Sturdy, warm, and straightforward. This is not the most comfortable wool base layer out there, but it performs beautifully in terms of fit,…
photo: Helly Hansen Women's HH Wool LS Crew
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MontBell Frost Smoke Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Super warm, very light, and durable. Great as a top layer on a super cold day, around a campfire, and as part of a sleeping system. I'd highly…
photo: MontBell Women's Frost Smoke Parka
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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It’s -35° and four hours later the tea is too hot to drink. I purchased two of these 1Lt bottles for treating clients on winter day hikes. …
photo: GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottles
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Superior Glove Calfskin Leather Extreme Cold Weather Gloves Mitt

rated 5 of 5 stars The company guarantees these mitts to be the warmest you've ever owned. For me, they are. For several years now I’ve been using the Outdoor…
photo: Superior Glove Calfskin Leather Extreme Cold Weather Gloves Mitt
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Gregory Alpinisto 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Mountaineers, alpine climbers, and one-backpack-to-do-it-all types should seriously consider the updated Gregory Alpinisto 50 pack. Short Answer: …
photo: Gregory Alpinisto 50
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UGQ SilPoly Rectangular Cat Cut Tarp (10x12)

rated 5 of 5 stars Light silicone coated polyester panels held together with sewn tape edges and ridge line make this tarp an easy to carry, yet sturdy shelter.
photo: UGQ SilPoly Rectangular Cat Cut Tarp (10x12)
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Five Ten Team VXI

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Team VXi’s are a highly specialized, performance climbing shoe. If you’re at a place in your climbing where you need a little…
photo: Five Ten Team VXI
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Zpacks Duplex Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall it is a great tent—roomy, light, and comfortable both in the desert and above 12,000 feet. Sturdy when pitched well and stands up…
photo: Zpacks Duplex Tent
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MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This small stove kit, designed for minimalist solo backpacking includes the new MSR PocketRocket 2 stove, a pot grabber, a plastic cup/bowl,…
photo: MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit
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Sierra Designs Meteor 2

rated 3 of 5 stars A two-person tent best suited for those that value livability a little more than shaving ounces. Sierra Designs touts it as good for car camping…
photo: Sierra Designs Meteor 2
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Cooke Custom Sewing 1.9oz Silicone Tundra Tarp

rated 4 of 5 stars Sturdy materials well put together make the Tundra Tarp perfect for applications where lighter materials might be a liability. Custom made in…
photo: Cooke Custom Sewing 1.9oz Silicone Tundra Tarp
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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

rated 4 of 5 stars I’m sure someone out there could prove me wrong, but the SteriPen Adventurer Opti is a foolproof tool for purifying water in the backcountry.
photo: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
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Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A compact, lightweight, and versatile camp lantern suitable for short-to-medium length backpacking trips. What weighs 8 ounces, fits in the…
photo: Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini
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Scarpa Charmoz

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Modern, attractive, affordable, and durable. However they are so stiff and high I never felt sure-footed wearing them in dangerous steep country.
photo: Scarpa Men's Charmoz
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Chaco's Z/1 Unaweep is a great canoeing sandal. While I do list out a number of cons, I would recommend these for anyone searching for a durable…
photo: Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep
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Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Alpha AR Jacket is a lightweight shield against the elements. High wind, heavy rain, and frozen precipitation just won’t penetrate this…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Alpha AR Jacket
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Outdoor Research Foray Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight waterproof jacket with excellent price-to-quality ratio. The Gore-Tex fabric makes it durable and resistant to elements. Well suited…
photo: Outdoor Research Foray Jacket
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Sierra Designs DriDown Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Seeking a little more luxury and comfort in the backcountry? At around USD $25, the Sierra Designs DriDown pillow is a comfortable, reasonably…
photo: Sierra Designs DriDown Pillow
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Houdini Alpha Houdi

rated 5 of 5 stars Houdini calls it a base layer, but this super lightweight, hoodie style fleece works well in many applications. Top, bottom, or middle it breathes…
photo: Houdini Men's Alpha Houdi
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My Trail Backpack Light 50L

rated 3.5 of 5 stars My Trail Co. has redesigned the Jam series backpack from the GoLite days, with improvements to its lightweight and frameless design. This water-resistant…
photo: My Trail Backpack Light 50L
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My Trail Storm UL Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars My Trail's Storm UL Jacket is a waterproof and breathable shell that gives you a lot for a budget price. With two low zippered pockets, an adjustable…
photo: My Trail Storm UL Jacket
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Zelph's Stoveworks Modified Starlyte

rated 5 of 5 stars The Modified Starlyte alcohol stove from Zelph’s Stoves is a great stove mainly for water boil that is ultralight, very fuel efficient, and…
photo: Zelph's Stoveworks Modified Starlyte
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Sea to Summit X-Cup

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, convenient, and seemingly durable for hot or cold beverages at camp or on a backpacking trip. The Sea To Summit X-Cup is a good…
photo: Sea to Summit X-Cup
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Marmot Sanctum

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A well built four-season tent that touts some nice creative features. Setup: It's a classic four-pole winter design. This adds a great deal…
photo: Marmot Sanctum
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Woolx Fearless Socks Crew Length Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an extremely tough, durable, and comfortable pair of socks! I have used these socks for three-season wear, hiking, and snowshoeing in…
photo: Woolx Fearless Socks Crew Length Full Cushion
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Boulder Denim Athletic Fit Jeans

rated 5 of 5 stars The Boulder Denim jeans are aimed at the office to outdoor crowd—those people who are looking for a pair of pants to go from the job to the…
photo: Boulder Denim Athletic Fit Jeans
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Purcell Trench Voyageurs Grill

rated 5 of 5 stars The largest of the Purcell Trench line, yet still easy to carry. This grill works well as a pot support or for direct cooking and can be used…
photo: Purcell Trench Voyageurs Grill
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Outdoor Research Echo L/S Duo Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Echo Duo long sleeve shirt is a fantastic shirt for backpacking. It is lightweight, breathable, wicks moisture, dries quickly,…
photo: Outdoor Research Echo L/S Duo Tee
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Toaks Light Titanium 550ml Pot (D95mm)

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, compact small titanium pot. Large enough to nest a 4-oz fuel canister and the rest of my solo cook kit. Works for me! My review…
photo: Toaks Light Titanium 550ml Pot (D95mm)
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Ultimate Survival Technologies Survival Blanket 2.0

rated 5 of 5 stars This emergency blanket/tarp is the best bang for your buck, hands down. Tough and durable at a price that anyone can afford. The UST Survival…
photo: Ultimate Survival Technologies Survival Blanket 2.0
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Heroclip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The HeroClip is a very versatile accessory clip that can be used in a number of applications both in the outdoors and around the house. OverviewYears…
photo: Heroclip
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Borah Gear eVent Rain Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars The Borah Gear eVent rain mitts are waterproof, ultralight, and breathable to provide protection for your hands from rain, snow, wind, and cold.
photo: Borah Gear eVent Rain Mitts
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Exped Travel Box II Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Large bug net with a built-in floor for full protection. Great for use in shelters or under a tarp. Zippers on two sides make for easy access…
photo: Exped Travel Box II Plus
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Patagonia Crosstrek Bottoms

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great option for cold weather activity or under a shell pant in colder weather. Polartec Power Stretch moves and wicks well, yet is pretty…
photo: Patagonia Crosstrek Bottoms
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BRS 3000T

rated 5 of 5 stars If you're looking for a functional, ultralight canister stove, this is your stove. It's extremely light and compact, but sturdy enough to get…
photo: BRS 3000T
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Helinox Chair Zero

rated 4 of 5 stars Beautiful design, very well-made, and light enough for backpacking; a bit low for tall people Sometimes I get the impression that UL hikers…
photo: Helinox Chair Zero
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Altra Superior 2.0

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable, fast drying trail shoe with limited durability and support. Comfort and Support The Superior 2.0 is a very comfortable,…
photo: Altra Men's Superior 2.0
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Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These poles balance nicely between weight and strength, being sturdy without being too sturdy. Three-piece poles with flick locks lets them…
photo: Komperdell Contour Titanal Power Lock
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OMeals Brown Rice, Quinoa & Lentils

rated 3 of 5 stars It's good food, heats very well, but despite company claims as the backpacking food that'll change backpacking, each meal is so heavy that they…
photo: OMeals Brown Rice, Quinoa & Lentils
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Loco Libre Gear Carolina Reaper 30°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a custom down hammock underquilt by Loco Libre, a small cottage manufacturer. All quilts are custom designed and handmade in the U.S.
photo: Loco Libre Gear Carolina Reaper 30°
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Toaks Titanium 750ml Pot

rated 5 of 5 stars Strong and light titanium pot with lid. From a solo overnight to an extended multi-day trip this pot is the perfect size for lightweight backpacking.
photo: Toaks Titanium 750ml Pot
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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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MAC-Gear 40 Degree Down Top Quilt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mac Gear Top Quilt provides good fit and warmth. This quilt is handmade in Florida of good quality materials and workmanship. If you have…
photo: MAC-Gear 40 Degree Down Top Quilt
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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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