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Ozark Trail 3 Room Family Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars We've used Ozark Trail tents for 10 years purchasing larger tents as our family grew. They are great tents if cared for properly. Our family…
 
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent value for a quality entry-level, down sleeping bag. This bag has come with me on all of my alpine backpacking trips for the past few…
Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15
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Highgear TrailLite Mini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good value for a rugged lantern that is in the middle of the pack in terms of built-in features, battery life, and brightness. I would recommend…
Highgear TrailLite Mini
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Salomon Conquest GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Are the lightest and with good support in the ankle boots. It is a boot to have it set 12 hours or more with incredible comfort. As a Personal…
Salomon Conquest GTX
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Wild Country Mistral

rated 5 of 5 stars Top quality tent, two can live in for an extended time without feeling cramped. Very stable, described as three-season but might manage four.
Wild Country Mistral
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Hanwag Alaska GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars AWESOME B1 rated boot, supportive, stiff, and great for scrambles! I have now used this boot extensively including for a light low level hike…
Hanwag Alaska GTX
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Gen 1 Spitfire — Has performed far beyond what the cost would have you believe. I purchased my gen-1 Spitfire 7 or 8 years ago. It has endured…
Eureka! Spitfire 1
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MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5 38F sleeping bag is a high quality, super comfortable, accurately rated, very compressible, and lightweight…
MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5
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Merrell Outland Mid Waterproof

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hiking boots right out if the box. Good stability and grip. I bought these shoes the night before my wife and I hiked Gray's Peak (one…
Merrell Outland Mid Waterproof
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AKU Tribute GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Good boots, especially for the price. I picked these guys up for $75 on STP. That said, had I had to pay full price I would probably be a bit…
AKU Tribute GTX
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Marmot Helium

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, premium quality sleeping bag. It sets the gold standard for three season backpacking, especially for people in a down-friendly…
Marmot Helium
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NEMO Losi 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars Seems to be absolutely bomb proof. Good size and easy setup, without having to go buy third party stakes and guy line. I just returned from…
NEMO Losi 3P
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Vasque Breeze

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Only lasted a year, never even got to hike with them. The sole fell apart :-( Comfortable, but only last a year and fall apart!
Vasque Breeze
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Byer Amazonas Hammock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Amazing product for the price, super light (under 16 oz). Still in pack, though it's only good during warmer months. No rain guard, but that's…
 
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Campingaz Turbo 270

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Good stove. Cartridge unavailable. Great stove, but the cartridges for it are no longer available in the US and not sure about Europe.
Campingaz Turbo 270
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AlpineAire Foods Mesquite BBQ Seasoned Chicken with Beans & Rice

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Too salty and acidic. This product has good amount of meat and rice for a meal for a hungry man or couple of not-so-hungry people. But, it is…
AlpineAire Foods Mesquite BBQ Seasoned Chicken with Beans & Rice
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Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best performing socks I've ever worn. I have really sweaty and hot feet. These not only keep my feet cool and dry they are comfortable.
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

rated 4 of 5 stars A great option as a versatile sandal. With a sturdy Vibram sole, a great footbed and an easy to use one-strap adjustment system, these can be…
Chaco Z/1 Unaweep
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Herman Survivor

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my Hermans in 1977, and have worn them since! They are the best hiking and water walking boot I have ever had. I keep them cleaned…
 
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Kelty TraiLogic TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, high quality tent with lots of room. The footprint is impossible to find at the moment so either make your own out of Tyvek, or…
Kelty TraiLogic TN2
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 5 of 5 stars It is relatively light and versatile for a wide range of activities. The harness system is comfy and durable. Perfect for ultralight backpacking…
Osprey Talon 44
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MSR Evo Ascent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great technical snowshoes that are still fun for a simple day on the trail. MSR Evo snowshoes are bombproof. They don't break under normal use,…
MSR Evo Ascent
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you're still using your WhisperLite for three-season solo or two-person backpacking, you need to upgrade to a good canister stove. The MSR…
MSR PocketRocket
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Pelican 2750 LED Headlamp

rated 3 of 5 stars Great light, crap band. This would be my favorite headlamp, but the band started to rip the first day. I have repaired it with a needle and…
Pelican 2750 LED Headlamp
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Gerber Air Ranger

rated 5 of 5 stars Can't go wrong. Perfect knife, use it every day! One-handed opening is flawless. Works in office, home, or in the field. Can't even feel it…
Gerber Air Ranger
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Hi-Tec Natal Low WP

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Junk fell apart. Sole separated at tip first week and continued to degrade from there. No use for them, very poor quality. Waste of money at…
Hi-Tec Natal Low WP
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Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used on the trail for a long time, but there are many more lightweight options now so I use it at work and day-to-day now.
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan
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MSR OutfitterWing

rated 4.5 of 5 stars MSR recently made this product much better by adding the 8 foot poles to their inventory. By adding these poles to the wing you have a virtual…
MSR OutfitterWing
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Merrell Radius Waterproof

rated 5 of 5 stars Dry, great wear, good looking, good traction, it had everything. Why would they quit making them???? I want another pair and I want them NOW!
Merrell Radius Waterproof
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Timex Health Touch Heart Rate

rated 2 of 5 stars The Timex Health Touch Heart Rate Monitor Watch fails to provide any serious usefulness to runners. This review will show that, not only does…
Timex Health Touch Heart Rate
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Sierra Designs Hurricane HP Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars For two years, both my jacket and my son's worked as advertised. Good value for the money. I and my teenage son have each owned these jackets…
Sierra Designs Hurricane HP Jacket
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Mountain Hardwear Airjet 2

rated 2 of 5 stars If the seams had not failed I would have rated this tent 5 stars. Loved this tent. I actually put it to some good backpacking use. I used it…
Mountain Hardwear Airjet 2
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L.L.Bean Explorer Sandals

rated 4 of 5 stars Women's footwear made by L.L Bean. Whether they're for hitting the trail, strolling along the boardwalk, gardening, these athletic sandals keep…
L.L.Bean Explorer Sandals
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Very, very, very light — and compact poles. Require bit more care. The last three years I have used and abused three section Leki poles once…
Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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Scarpa Phantom 6000

rated 5 of 5 stars Boots are very light and rugged. Can see why these would be the last mountaineering boot a person would need to buy. Fit very well, has great…
Scarpa Phantom 6000
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Limmer Light-Weight

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are sturdy and have a great fit. The break-in period is much reduced compared to Limmer Standards. I bought these boots three weeks…
Limmer Light-Weight
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is a great lightweight and minimalist choice for day hikes. It is easily packed down small to fit into a larger backpack. Durability…
Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars A simple and effective, high-volume inflation device. Overpriced for what it is, but cheaper than the alternatives. A relatively inexpensive,…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4 of 5 stars I love the weight and speed of this cook system. Every time I go backpacking with friends I end up boiling water for everyone. I can boil a…
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Alpine Design 45-degree Micro Lite Mesa Rec Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An inexpensive hybrid design sleeping bag that works great in warm weather. Would be a perfect lightweight option for emergency equipment in…
Alpine Design 45-degree Micro Lite Mesa Rec Bag
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Deuter Futura 28

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great daypack. Durable, comfortable, good storage features. Highly recommended! Comfortable pack, many pockets, I love extra storage options,…
Deuter Futura 28
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HALO Pocket Power StarLight 3000

rated 1 of 5 stars I used it one time. It would not recharge.
HALO Pocket Power StarLight 3000
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Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is my new favorite trail running/light hiking shoe. It is extremely lightweight, has perfect flex in the sole, and provides plenty of support.
Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX
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Armada JJ

rated 4 of 5 stars Bottom Line: The Armada JJ is a really fun ski. It floats well at 115 underfoot, but with such early taper and rocker it has a really surfy…
Armada JJ
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Armada Magic J

rated 5 of 5 stars This is hands down one of the best big mountain powder slayers on the market. It is extremely versatile given its width, and Armada nailed the…
Armada Magic J
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Salomon Rocker2 108

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome lightweight, extremely versatile, stiff touring ski that you can use all day inbounds. These are an awesome touring ski for someone…
Salomon Rocker2 108
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Merrell Continuum

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I think these shoes were designed without a practical purpose and purely for aesthetics. They're not as good as other water based adventure…
 
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Big Agnes Pumphouse

rated 3 of 5 stars The BA Pumphouse is too low-volume to be a good inflation device, and that property is the main feature that differentiates it from any other…
Big Agnes Pumphouse
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DeFeet Blaze

rated 5 of 5 stars Don't let the name put you off, these socks can be worn all year round, but especially stand out in the colder months. An all around great sock.
DeFeet Blaze
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Altra Olympus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For zero drop fans, this is a fantastic shoe for long, grinding runs or when you need some recovery cush. I've taken this shoe through mud,…
Altra Olympus
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Kelty SB 20

rated 5 of 5 stars I would highly reccomend this sleeping bag. It was warm, and the head and foot box will always be dry. Dri-Down is an excellent advantage over…
Kelty SB 20
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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A minimal day pack for short side trips on longer backpacking trips. No promises on comfort, and it is not very durable or waterproof, but that's…
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
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Marker Griffon 13 Binding

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Pretty horrible option for the price. Not durable, low elasticity, very high stack. Plastic. A beginner would like this binding. I am not really…
Marker Griffon 13 Binding
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POC Lobes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are the best goggles. They don't fog up easily. The lens is easily removable. The frameless design has inspired a lot of copy cats. The…
POC Lobes
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Atomic Blog

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I was using these as my touring ski for a while. They would have been cool 6 years ago, but now they are just kind of... lame. I was using these…
Atomic Blog
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Atomic Tracker 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get…
Atomic Tracker 16
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Salomon Guardian WTR 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get…
Salomon Guardian WTR 16
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The North Face Crestone 75

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfort is the one word I would use to describe this pack. Plenty of room and great support. Great pack with enough room for a thru hike. Love…
The North Face Crestone 75
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Kelty TraiLogic TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy to use, not very heavy backpacking tent. It comes with the star gazing rain fly which is great! Setup is super easy with this tent. Kelty…
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Eureka! Timberline 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just purchased another Eureka Timberline. My last one survived 25 years. It is easy to set up and long lasting. I have survived many a rainy…
Eureka! Timberline 2
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Helinox Camp Cot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight (about 2kg) and most easy installation under 1.5 min with good design. Only the price is slightly high. I'd been looking for a light…
Helinox Camp Cot
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Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall, I LOVE this coat! It's a soft, attractive, great layer piece. But the coat has a design issue that can work against its purpose, which…
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
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GoLite Jam 70L

rated 5 of 5 stars A very well designed, ultralight frameless pack at an affordable price. Since reducing my base load weight to under 20 pounds (including a 5…
GoLite Jam 70L
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ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a great tent for its price. Fairly lightweight and packable, but compared to other two-person tents it isn't very roomy inside. Additionally,…
ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0
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GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Although I'm not an energy gel enthusiast, these gels did a fine job at giving me a little boost when needed. The flavors were pleasing and…
GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel
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Northwest Territory Sierra Dome Backpack Tent 9' x 7'

rated 5 of 5 stars Held up in a storm that was raining 2 inches an hour for a whole night. I got this tent for a week of camping with my buddy. Four days in my…
 
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Peak Oil Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Take an old material and proofing method and apply it in a modern design — this is the Peak Oil Jacket. Canvas proofed with bees wax and linseed…
Peak Oil Jacket
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Keen Targhee II Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars So comfortable, they've replaced my Vasques. After three days patrolling the Paradise area of Mt. Rainier, my feet felt like I'd walked a mile…
Keen Targhee II Mid
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Northwest Territory Kmart model

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice tent for the price, easy setup and tear down with two or more people. Overall a very great tent with ease of setup and tear down.
 
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Clif Shot

rated 4 of 5 stars I love these Clif Gels! They are amazing for cardio. I should warn you not to consume the Double Espresso Gels or any others that contain 100…
Clif Shot
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Leatherman Style PS

rated 4 of 5 stars At 1.6 oz, the Style PS is an ultralight multi-tool that has EVERYTHING a hiker could want…except a knife blade. (Oops!) Let me start with…
Leatherman Style PS
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

rated 5 of 5 stars Super lightweight tent that meets the requirements for weight and room. Provides great weather protection from the toughest storms. I used this…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2
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Texsport Stainless Steel 2-Person Cook Set

rated 5 of 5 stars Great first set! This set for the money can not be beat. The copper bottom evenly distributes the heat and it is tough. I take river sand and…
Texsport Stainless Steel 2-Person Cook Set
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Klymit Motion 60

rated 3 of 5 stars The Motion 60 is a lightweight, large capacity backpack built around the Airbeam Framesheet, that Klymit has become famous for. Its best features…
Klymit Motion 60
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Therm-a-Rest Stuff Sack Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a nice, lightweight, and reasonably priced stuff sack/pillow that held up to some wet days and nights pretty well. I like that it is…
Therm-a-Rest Stuff Sack Pillow
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MSR Alpine Folding Spatula

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light and reliable, this folding spatula works well for flipping eggs and pancakes and can also be used to stir soups and fluids. For reasons…
MSR Alpine Folding Spatula
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Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars The difference between fresh caught shrimp from the ocean and popcorn shrimp at a fast food joint. I recently got turned on to Darn Tough socks…
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion
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RE Factor Tactical Advanced Special Operations (ASO) Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Bag has everything I need! Great bag perfect for traveling. It's very durable and the waterproof bottom is a huge plus. I really liked the large…
RE Factor Tactical Advanced Special Operations (ASO) Bag
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Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A must-have jacket. Super light and pack-able, yet keeps you warm in winter. I walk every day to work. I usually wear this on a chilly and snowing…
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
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Black Diamond ATC-Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars Besides being quite lightweight, the ATC-Guide is a very nice evolution from the ATC. The ability to belay directly off of the anchors is so…
Black Diamond ATC-Guide
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Marmot Sawtooth

rated 5 of 5 stars Kept me warm in the teens. This bag lives up to its warmth rating. This bag is rated for 15 degrees and has held up to that. For its price,…
Marmot Sawtooth
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Gregory Z55

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this pack for the last four years in the Southeast primarily. Great comfort, load carrying, and ventilation at a relatively low…
Gregory Z55
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Marmot PreCip Full Zip Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars I own these and love them. They do the job well of keeping the rain out. I'm not over the top hard on any of my gear, but I've sat on everything…
Marmot PreCip Full Zip Pant
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Meindl Nepal Pro

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Steer clear, comfortable boot but the soles rot in about 12 months and fall apart Soles fall apart and rot after moderate use. After sales service…
 
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MSR WindPro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the most stable and easily operated stove I have used. While limited to summer use, it puts out plenty of heat and seems bullet proof.
MSR WindPro
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Clif Blueberry Crisp Bar

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Energy bars come in all different taste, textures and types. There are activity bars, meal replacement bars, protein bars, endurance bars and…
Clif Blueberry Crisp Bar
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Morakniv Companion F Rescue

rated 5 of 5 stars Another great, inexpensive knife from Morakniv. I purchased this knife to go into my car as a safety/rescue tool. With its blunt tip and razor…
Morakniv Companion F Rescue
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LokSak aLokSak

rated 3 of 5 stars Heavy duty waterproof plastic storage bag designed for carrying items you want to ensure do not get exposed to the elements (rain, dust, snow,…
LokSak aLokSak
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LokSak OPSAK

rated 4 of 5 stars Heavier duty plastic storage bag designed to block odors. Can be used for food storage, trash hauling and dirty clothes. A lighter weight option…
LokSak OPSAK
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Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Crotchety old man. The service is the worst. When I placed an order he sent a kit. I sent the kit back. He whined that I put too much water…
Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots
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enLIGHTened Equipment Epiphany Cuben Fiber Quilt

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Light, small, warm, but should breathe better. I have only used this one time on a 50+ mile backpack trip. I therefore want to do some more…
 
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RE Factor Tactical Advanced Special Operations (ASO) Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars The RE Factor Tactical ASO Bag is hands down the best all around bag I have ever purchased. I used this as a range bag, travel bag, short hiking…
RE Factor Tactical Advanced Special Operations (ASO) Bag
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Kelty Acadia 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice tent for car camping. Easy setup with good protection from cold and rain. Cool when needed. Best for two or three people. Excellent product…
Kelty Acadia 4
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MSR Alpine Folding Spoon

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice idea, but too flexible for stirring big pots full of thick oatmeal or one-pot stews. Maybe better when cooking smaller amounts for 2-4…
MSR Alpine Folding Spoon
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GSI Compact Scraper

rated 5 of 5 stars The backcountry tool you never knew you needed. Scrape clean bowls and pots before washing. Worth 10 times its weight in recovered calories…
GSI Compact Scraper
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The North Face Surgent Full Zip Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm and versatile for general use. My son is really enjoying this hoodie. Hiking on a cool mountainside, it kept him warm head to waste. Repelled…
The North Face Surgent Full Zip Hoodie
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White Box Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This stove is a little flame thrower. It does not have any type of adjustment for simmer or a way to save your unused fuel. It is not very stable…
White Box Stove
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Evernew Ti Alcohol Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove does not put itself at the top of the alcohol burner class unless you combine it with the Evernew Titanium wind stand. It does not…
Evernew Ti Alcohol Stove
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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Have utilized the SteriPEN Aventurer Opti now on several outings this summer instead of my pump water filter systems and found it to be very…
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti
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Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars One has to experiment with setting it up with both the base and windscreen, just the base, and just the windscreen to get the best of all possible…
Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove
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