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Lowe Alpine morning star 75L+

rated 4 of 5 stars Large single compartment, no frills, no extras, water resistant pack. Does the job well but offers little in access points. Fit: fits well and…
 
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Arc'teryx Acrux FL Shoe

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Like the engineering ideas, flaws in liner design. As a big fan of Arcteryx products I was excited to see how they would reinvent the approach…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Acrux FL Shoe
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Libby's Seasoned Beef Crumbles

rated 4 of 5 stars Unlike the reviewer who gave this product a single-star, I found this product to be good and consistent with my expectations. It is essentially…
photo:   Libby's Seasoned Beef Crumbles
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Sport Kilt Hiking Kilt

rated 5 of 5 stars Traditional Scottish kilt styling in material suited for trekking, hiking, and walking. Material dries quickly. Cooler and reduces chaffing.
photo: Sport Kilt Unisex Hiking Kilt
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Merrell Reflex

rated 4 of 5 stars Great waterproof hiker. Good sole, fast break in, very comfortable I purchased a pair of these merrells for general hiking. It is my second…
photo: Merrell Men's Reflex
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Patagonia Baggies Skirt

rated 5 of 5 stars Great unisex hiking or running skirt. Skirt allows you what to or NOT to wear beneath for activity. Great baggies material with flat waistband…
 
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Patagonia Quandary Skirt

rated 5 of 5 stars Great fabric, nice cargo pocket, good fit, right length. Quandary skirt’s fabric and style will win you over – soooo comfortable! It is…
photo: Patagonia Quandary Skirt
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Osprey Crescent 85

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for extended trips. Places majority of weight on the hips. Very comfortable and very durable. It is my current go to pack. Fit: Form…
photo: Osprey Crescent 85
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Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, minimal break in time, waterproof, warm. Grip not the best on snow or ice. I've used these for hiking, backpacking, and climbing…
photo: Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boot
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Black Diamond Lockdown Leash

rated 3 of 5 stars Works but not terribly comfortable, instructions are useless. To be fair, this leash works OK and I've had no problems with it.  But to be…
photo: Black Diamond Lockdown Leash
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Gregory Stout 35

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hiking, climbing, overnight or travel pack. Beautiful design and color scheme. Nice fit and larger than expected. This is for the large…
photo: Gregory Stout 35
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Black Diamond Half Dome

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light, comfortable, good value. Great light and packable helmet for general climbing, I like this helmet for it's simplicity and functionality. …
photo: Black Diamond Half Dome
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Eureka! Casper 15

rated 2 of 5 stars If you're a tallish or largish woman like me (5'8", size XL), you probably won't fit inside. I bought this for backpacking, as it is fairly…
photo: Eureka! Women's Casper 15
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Northwest Territory Olympic Cottage Deluxe Cabin Tent

rated 3 of 5 stars We have used ours for 3 camping trips, good space, love the closet features and the partition.  I had to color clode the instruction label…
 
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Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough,tough,tough! Lightweight and many grab points, and is shock-corded Wow, this is one tough and variable leash! This is my second one as…
photo: Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash
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Sierra Designs Night Watch CD

rated 5 of 5 stars My favorite 4 season tent. At 7lbs, it's several pounds lighter than my Trango 2. It keeps me dry and comfortable in sub zero. The tent is comfortable…
photo: Sierra Designs Night Watch CD
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Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars This is what 'smart wool' used to be, years ago! These are what smart wool used to be, many years ago when they were first sold by LL Bean,…
photo: Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
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Meindl Ascona Identity

rated 5 of 5 stars Wonderfully comfortable leather shoe This is a beautifully strong leather shoe, on trail, dog walking, casual wear, it is with a leather lining…
 
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Sierra Designs Yahi 4

rated 5 of 5 stars A fantastic, well thought out and well engineered tent. Set up: Really easy. Footprint clips onto tent through patented Jake's feet clips. Poles…
photo: Sierra Designs Yahi 4
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Meindl Borneo

rated 5 of 5 stars Great quality hiking boot made in Germany These are relatively lightweight (880 grams), all leather, versatile hiking boot that are rated "B"…
photo: Meindl Men's Borneo
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ScatBelt The Griz

rated 5 of 5 stars Very simple product: it's a belt that fits anyone and carries your bear spray as well as mobile phone and keys. You can walk, run, hike or bike…
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REI Thaw Corporation 0°F Sleeping Bag

rated 3 of 5 stars Older heavy but very warm bag. Well constructed, but has no collar. The baffle is upside down for some reason! This is an enigma bag to me.
photo: REI Thaw Corporation 0°F Sleeping Bag
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Teva Karnali Wraptor

rated 1 of 5 stars Almost lost my life with these. They are very dangerous on hard surfaces due to the hard plastic arch plate on the sole. Steer clear! These…
photo: Teva Men's Karnali Wraptor
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Black Diamond Orbit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A durable, little lantern that can add sufficient light to a tent or campsite. Good for car campers, kids, and those of us hikers who don't…
photo: Black Diamond Orbit
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Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Disclosure #1: I received this leash from http://backcountryk9.com/ to test it out and review it, in my role as a brand ambassador. Disclosure…
photo: Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash
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Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I am totally satisfied using this watch. It is most advance technology available in very cheap price. All-in-one model, just like a watch but…
photo: Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

rated 4 of 5 stars Durable sole. Easy to use strap. Holds well. Heavy. Sandal tread on the topside wears smooth. The shoes fit pretty well, although the sole is…
photo: Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep
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MSR SweetWater Purifier System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used the SweetWater for three years now. It has always done a great job. When an internal mechanism broke from years of use, MSR promptly…
photo: MSR SweetWater Purifier System
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REI Nooksack UL +10

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For a 10*F synthetic bag, it packs down very well (8.5 x 11), it's comfortable, and zips well. From my experience it's not a 10*F bag. I was…
photo: REI Nooksack UL +10
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Patagonia GI III Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars The Patagonia GI III Pant is a lightweight, quick-drying, durable pant that does a decent job of blocking the wind. The elasticized waist gives…
photo: Patagonia GI III Pant
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Patagonia Alpine Houdini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Hello, backpackers. I fully agree with the last review. I would just add one important thing:  I bought it and was very satisfied and with…
photo: Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini
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Mountain Hardwear Trango 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent winter tent. Waterproof, bombproof, roomy, lots of pockets, big vestibules, heavy. The Trango 2 is a very durable and reliable tent.
photo: Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
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Outgear rucksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had my rucksack for nearly 18 years. It still looks new! It has outlasted many others on the market which friends have purchased and…
 
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Inov-8 Race Pro 4

rated 5 of 5 stars My go-to short distance, sub 2 hour, trail runner pack. This has been a great purchase. I have a variety of running packs I use dependent on…
photo: Inov-8 Race Pro 4
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Osprey Aether 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable, rugged, reliable brand. This pack has fit like a glove since day one. I'm a big fella and able to carry some big loads. This pack…
photo: Osprey Aether 70
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Inov-8 Roclite 295

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent performer in almost any trail conditions. So I've had these runners for over a year. They are excellent. They are still performing…
photo: Inov-8 Men's Roclite 295
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Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Now my go-to trail running and tramping jacket. A great performer. This is a great jacket. I'm 6'3" and 110kgs (242 lbs). Naturally I wear the…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Helium II Jacket
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ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 2 AL Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent value...quality materials, good design In the midst of making future plans to Thru-Hike the AT I figured I needed a newer, lighter…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 2 AL Tent
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Inov-8 Roclite 286 GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, grippy, load bearing, excellent hiking boot. I can't imagine going back to heavy hot leather over engineered boots. Fit was perfect…
photo: Inov-8 Roclite 286 GTX
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REI Shasta +15

rated 2 of 5 stars Though the bag is made of quality materials, it does not pack down well and lets out heat around the collar. The bag is a decent car camping…
photo: REI Shasta +15
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Petzl MYO 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Though heavy by today's standards, this headlamp lasts forever and never breaks. I have been using this lamp for 4 years now. I have a lighter…
photo: Petzl MYO 5
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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20°

rated 4 of 5 stars Is my go-to bag for a couple of seasons now for some good reasons... but the ZIPPER! I have a love/hate relationship with this bag. It has been…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Lamina 20°
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REI Campware Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, functional, and cheap cup that surprisingly has become my favorite one. It is a simple cup that meets all my needs, except…
photo: REI Campware Cup
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Sierra Designs Sirius 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great summer tent. I thought the tent would get wet from splash back in heavy rain. I stayed in the tent twice in really heavy rains and have…
photo: Sierra Designs Sirius 2
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Hoka Challenger ATR

rated 4 of 5 stars I got the shoe in December to start incorporating them into training for the HURT 100 in Hawaii. They did great on the frozen trails and winter…
photo: Hoka Men's Challenger ATR
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Salewa Rapace GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, good fit, should be a sturdy backpacking boot that also climbs well. I just purchased these and have yet to put them through a…
photo: Salewa Men's Rapace GTX
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Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The only thing I will use on cuts, tears, and seams. I've used Seam Grip on everything from tents, to rain shells, to hiking shoes, to even…
photo: Gear Aid Seam Grip
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Mountainsmith Kinetic II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My go-to hip pack. Napolean Dynamite would be proud. For bumming around outside of town, I love this pack. Big enough to hold snacks, camera,…
photo: Mountainsmith Kinetic II
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REI Downtime +10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great feather bag. For the price it packs down small, weighs little, and is really comfortable. Great overall bag. Though some of the hardwear…
photo: REI Downtime +10
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Montrail Torre GTX

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Comfortable at first if a bit narrow for my feet. Toe box blew out fast as a result. One of the eyes pulled through the leather. Found the boots…
photo: Montrail Men's Torre GTX
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The North Face McMurdo Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars I also bought in Covent Garden after getting caught in rain and freezing. They didn't have my size so got next size up to layer underneath.
photo: The North Face Women's McMurdo Parka
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The North Face Foundation 6

rated 3 of 5 stars It's an OK tent, but it lacks some physics research. Overall the tent is fine, but it is not really industrial strength. The materials are lightweight…
photo: The North Face Foundation 6
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Raven Designs Gear Asgard A2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, highly focused for weather, safety, and weight, tough little tent. Few frills, lots of design features. Very versatile. This review…
photo: Raven Designs Gear Asgard A2
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Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have grown to love my Vaporlight. It started out a little tighter than I was used to but it has enough room to sit up in to change and take…
photo: Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a good tent, but I was expecting a little more. I was excited to see what Eureka could produce on their higher end.  When I bought the…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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The North Face Salamander 23

rated 4 of 5 stars The Salamander is very well constructed, one of the biggest 2P tents I've used, has two great vestibules and double doors. A bit heavy by current…
photo: The North Face Salamander 23
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Quest (Dick's) 10x10 Sun Shelter

rated 0.5 of 5 stars We had are Quest sun shelter for two months. Most of the seam ripped. We paid $179. Waste of money. Don't buy this product. This shelter is…
 
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The North Face Terra 60

rated 1 of 5 stars I guess I am just and old school type. This pack does not transfer weight to hips. I will be using it for a luggage bag and will go back to…
photo: The North Face Terra 60
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Kelty Cosmic Down 4°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Son is in an Active Boy Scout Troop that camps 11 months of the year. I hate the cold and had relied on two 30 degree sleeping bags, all my…
photo: Kelty Cosmic Down 4°
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had these boots more than 40 years. When people tell you they last they are telling you the truth. I have had these Super Guides resoled…
photo: Galibier Super Guide
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Big Agnes Crosho SL

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, cozy, light, compact. Performs very well. I'm used to using two bags in Minnesota during the cold season since it often reaches -20°…
photo: Big Agnes Crosho SL
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The North Face Westwind 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Still have my original Westwind...from 1980! I purchased this tent in 1980 and still use it! The design is similar to the Tadpole only not freestanding,…
photo: The North Face Westwind 2
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Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, not factory sealed seams BUT comes with seam seal. I'm a big guy and side sleep so its a tad small in that my knees press up on…
photo: Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy
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Eureka! Scorpion

rated 4 of 5 stars Great vestibules, spacious, heavy. The setup is easy after first use. The tent uses a central pole "hub" located on the top of the tent. The…
photo: Eureka! Scorpion
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Feathered Friends Osprey UL 30

rated 5 of 5 stars I highly recommend the FF Osprey for three-season use. This bag weighs less than 2 lbs for the long version, and I have been completely comfortable…
photo: Feathered Friends Osprey UL 30
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Klymit Static V

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Light weight in a small package. Great for thru hikers or weight conscious fair-weather campers. Bang for buck on this lightweight, packable…
photo: Klymit Static V
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Ozark Trail Shoe

rated 1 of 5 stars This has to be the worst pair of shoes I ever purchased. I had them for about two months and had to glue the soles several times. I feel Walmart…
 
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Fabiano Trionic

rated 5 of 5 stars Twenty plus years, still comfortable, still working well. I bought a pair of these boots over twenty years ago for a semester long NOLS course.
photo: Fabiano Trionic
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UGQ Outdoor Equipment Renegade

rated 4 of 5 stars A more refined quilt than its predecessor the Flight Jacket that appears to be a "jack of all trades." Whether you are using this for hammock…
photo: UGQ Outdoor Equipment Renegade
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Mountain Hardwear EV 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A specialized mountaineering tent for use primarily at high altitudes, or where the user can expect to encounter sub-zero weather and/or arid…
photo: Mountain Hardwear EV 2
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Kelty TN2

rated 3 of 5 stars Upgrade over big heavy tent, but not what I was expecting from Kelty. I had a three-man Wal-Mart special 'backpacking' tent that weighed in…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Atomic Skintec Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars A very simple, functional product. Atomic has nailed it here. Great kick, good glide, and no maintenance! Not a lot to say — they do what…
photo: Atomic Skintec Classic
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Herman Survivor

rated 2 of 5 stars Bought the pull-on work boots. Sole has cracked on both, less than 2 months old. Bought the pull-on Herman Survivor boots. Two months old and…
 
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Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, lightweight, packable, and good ventilation. I have yet to find any real negative to the Elite Rain Chaps (5 oz.). They are lightweight,…
photo: Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps
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Jetboil Grande Coffee Press

rated 4 of 5 stars The Jetboil Grande Coffee Press is a nice accessory, increasing the functionality of an already feature-rich MiniMo. It utilizes the infrastructure…
photo: Jetboil Grande Coffee Press
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Gregory Palisade 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Finally used this for something beyond car camping. Went on a 4-day backpacking trip with son and a few others from his Boy Scout Troop. Pack…
photo: Gregory Palisade 80
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Gear Aid Seam Grip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used Seam Grip to seal seams on $15 tents to $600 tents, new tents and old tents, with excellent results. Recommended for anyone that wants…
photo: Gear Aid Seam Grip
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Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, lightweight, packable, and good ventilation. I have yet to find any real negative to the Elite Cagoule (6.5 oz.). It is lightweight,…
photo: Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule Jacket
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Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System

rated 2 of 5 stars Looked like a great design to put on top of my cot to keep bugs off. It does this. I am six feet tall and due to the design of the ends, this…
photo: Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System
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The North Face Rock 22

rated 4 of 5 stars Good solid tent, but a litte bulky and heavy. I have used it for three years at festivals in Europe under heavy rain and heat wave. It kept…
photo: The North Face Rock 22
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Hammeck ENVY-S

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a multi tool of a hammock that can be used year around. From the Hammeck Web site..... The Envy-S is our premium sewn-channel gathered…
photo: Hammeck ENVY-S
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The Absorber

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used "The Absorber" for going on 15 years or more. Both in boating/yacht care and personal hygiene as a towel. This is by far the go-to…
photo:   The Absorber
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NEMO Astro Air Lite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used this once in a situation that would test the lower limits of its comfort range. It worked very well. I had a couple of issues, but…
photo: NEMO Astro Air Lite
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Atsko Sport-Wash

rated 5 of 5 stars I've put Atsko Sport Wash through the paces for the past week on a variety of items. Each time, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it cleaned.
photo: Atsko Sport-Wash
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Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra lightweight towel made of the lightweight polyester fabric like our favorite quick dry tee shirts. Tale of the Tape The Extreme Ultralite…
photo: Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel
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Ruff Wear Bivy Bowl

rated 3.5 of 5 stars We use travel bowls for dogs when camping,hiking,and canoe camping. This collapsible bowl was provided to me as a Brand Ambassador for http://backcountryk9.com/.
photo: Ruff Wear Bivy Bowl
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Kayland 8001

rated 4 of 5 stars It's an outdated model from Kayland. They took these from the production line two years ago, if I am not mistaken. I bought the boots from a…
photo: Kayland 8001
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Asolo Sasslong GV

rated 5 of 5 stars These are fantastic boots! I see everyone is complaining that these are stiff. Guess what? They're supposed to be. These are BACKPACKING boots,…
photo: Asolo Sasslong GV
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Baffin Revelstoke

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This high quality winter boot successfully unites warmth, style, and function in a lightweight package. This boot will not cause you to overheat…
photo: Baffin Revelstoke
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Schrade Frontier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This knife requires work to make it great. Fist thing is to file to the jimping so you can actually hold it without real discomfort and then…
photo: Schrade Frontier
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The North Face Mountain 24

rated 4 of 5 stars My Mountain 24 is now quite old, but until recently, has been a good solid 4-season mountaineering tent. I bought my Mountain 24 in 1997 and…
 
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Herman Survivor

rated 3 of 5 stars I've bought this brand because they're comfortable, but every time either the soles split, fall off, or the materials or threads tear, or dry…
 
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FlameStower Heat Charger

rated 1 of 5 stars The Flamestower’s technology is tried and true at this point in time. However, the product itself could use some design changes. With the…
photo: FlameStower Heat Charger
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The North Face Renegade

rated 5 of 5 stars I really really love this pack!!! Bought it in the mid '90s and I still have it and use it.  Has traveled with me through Europe, Middle East,…
 
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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

rated 3 of 5 stars It's great as a solar charger. It's aesthetically pleasing and comes in a pretty box. Best used when carrying it in a car, RV, cycling pack,…
photo: Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Superb ventilation, roomy, and easy to assemble. The stitching and material appears high quality. At first, I was a little concerned about the…
photo: REI Half Dome 2
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Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack!!!!! I bought this pack used but in great condition about 6 years ago. It has been virtually indestructible. I have been on at least…
photo: Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90
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303 High Tech Fabric Guard

rated 5 of 5 stars Properly applied it works! 303 Fabric Guard is primarily used to waterproof Sunbrella fabrics and in the boating industry, Bimini Tops as well…
photo: 303 High Tech Fabric Guard
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NEMO Moki

rated 2 of 5 stars More wasted money. Used the tent several times, seam sealed as specified and still finding the Pawprint wet. Last night it poured down and I…
photo: NEMO Moki
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Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Catoma EBNS (military version) has some good qualities about it. If you're looking for something more than a bivy sack and don't mind the…
photo: Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System
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