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Hilleberg Soulo

rated 5 of 5 stars Pricey? Most certainly; but when I want a bomber 4-season solo shelter that I have to depend on to shield me from when Mother Nature decides…
photo: Hilleberg Soulo
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Ozark Trail Cocoon 200

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A shock to anyone familiar with Ozark Trail products...I think the company just might have (knowingly or unknowingly) manufactured the best…
photo: Ozark Trail Cocoon 200
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MSR WindBurner Stove System

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The MSR Windboiler is a one-trick pony — it boils water efficiently even in high winds — and it does that one trick extremely well. But…
photo: MSR WindBurner Stove System
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Dream Hammock DangerBird

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent four-season hammock that is built to the specification requests of the user. The quality and innovation of the DangerBird rivals…
photo: Dream Hammock DangerBird
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Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD)

rated 4 of 5 stars This product is well suited for anyone wanting to enhance their backpacking experience by floating or paddling mild rivers and flat water lakes…
photo: Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD)
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Bergans Compact Light 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Bergans Compact Light 2 is an impressively sturdy and weather-resistant four season tunnel tent. It excels in high winds and rain and sets…
photo: Bergans Compact Light 2
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Tentsile Flite

rated 3 of 5 stars Tentsile's Flite tree tent is the company's lightest version of its hammock-tent hybrids. Combining the comfort of a hammock with the structure…
photo: Tentsile Flite
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Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 2L

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall I found the Platypus GravityWorks 2 liter to be a convenient and easy approach to the problem of providing potable water. No water treatment…
photo: Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 2L
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Mystery Ranch Terraplane

rated 5 of 5 stars The new Terraplane is an excellent pack for expedition use and other “heavy hauler” users, where it is necessary to haul loads up to 80…
photo: Mystery Ranch Terraplane
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Vargo Ti-Arc Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The external frame pack is back! The Ti-Arc is a first generation backpack from the company that brings us all things titanium. As an initial…
photo: Vargo Ti-Arc Pack
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Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3

rated 5 of 5 stars A high quality, 3/4-length, down UnderQuilt demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship. Exceeds similar products I have tested. The Greylock 3…
photo: Jacks 'R' Better Greylock 3
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Vargo Hexagon

rated 3.5 of 5 stars In my testing, the Vargo Hexagon wood stove boils two cups of water almost as fast as a canister stove. Setup is intuitive, and since there’s…
photo: Vargo Hexagon
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Soto OD-1RX WindMaster

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The SOTO WindMaster is a very lightweight stove top that screws onto gas canisters having the industry standard threaded coupling. In my tests,…
photo: Soto OD-1RX WindMaster
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Power Practical The PowerPot

rated 5 of 5 stars True innovation, leave those batteries at home! Fire+Water=Electricity. That is the company motto of Power Pot, and they certainly delivered…
photo: Power Practical The PowerPot
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Sierra Designs Zissou 30 Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars The Zissou Light 30 is a versatile, lightweight down sleeping bag, best used for three-season backpacking, especially in areas prone to heavy…
photo: Sierra Designs Zissou 30 Lite
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enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation

rated 5 of 5 stars This quilt is great for those who feel too confined in a mummy bag and are searching for an ultralight alternative to a sleeping bag that won't…
photo: enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation
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MSR Flylite

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A minimalist, 2-person, non-freestanding shelter best suited for lightweight backpacking in mild weather. As with most any single wall shelter,…
photo: MSR Flylite
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ZPacks Triplex

rated 5 of 5 stars The ZPacks Triplex tent combines wonderfully lightweight and compact packing with roominess for two (and adequate for three). It would work…
photo: ZPacks Triplex
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Montane Trail Stretch Gaiter

rated 4 of 5 stars A low trail gaiter that finds a pleasing blend of light weight, durability, and functionality. This product is especially good for trail routes…
photo: Montane Trail Stretch Gaiter
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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lot of backpackers look at pillows as luxury items and leave them behind because they are too heavy or bulky. The new Sea to Summit Aeros…
photo: Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season

rated 5 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed is a quality lightweight sleeping bag featuring DriDown technology and an exceptional new design given its…
photo: Sierra Designs Women's Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season
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Arc'teryx Altra 48 LT

rated 3 of 5 stars The three pound Arc’teryx Altra 48 is a highly organized, low-profile, and stable pack that is built for multi-day adventures, yet it is small…
photo: Arc'teryx Altra 48 LT
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Sierra Designs Flash 2

rated 3 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs Flash 2 is a hybrid single wall, double walled tent that further blurs the line between tent, tarptent and tarp. It is best…
photo: Sierra Designs Flash 2
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Hilleberg Anjan 2

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A nicely laid out, lightweight, 2-person, 3-season tunnel that really comes up short in the department of wet weather protection. If Hilleberg…
photo: Hilleberg Anjan 2
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The NeoAir Camper SV (speed valve) is a great mattress for everything short of alpinism. No more pumping or seeing stars trying to manually…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV
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Hilleberg Tarp 5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Hilleberg Tarp 5 is a minimalist shelter best used for lightweight solo backpacking when durability and material quality are worth a few…
photo: Hilleberg Tarp 5
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Hilleberg Enan

rated 5 of 5 stars The Enan is a lightweight and versatile 3-4 season solo shelter that does not skimp on quality or design features. Ventilation control, a sizeable…
photo: Hilleberg Enan
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Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule

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 Men's Elite Cagoule
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Patagonia Nano Puff Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm and comfortable in action or at rest, these pants bring the insulation and packability expected from the Nano Puff line. A well-tailored…
photo: Patagonia Nano Puff Pants
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Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars If you are a serious four-season outdoor junkie, consider using this jacket. It hits a perfect sweet spot: (from the company) “From trailhead…
photo: Patagonia Women's Nano-Air Hoody
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Petzl Tikka RXP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Petzl Tikka RXP is a very high tech headlamp featuring a wide range of brightness levels (215 - 7 lumens) and automatic adjustment of brightness…
photo: Petzl Tikka RXP
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Kelty PK 50

rated 4 of 5 stars The Kelty PK 50 is a near perfect backpack for someone new to backpacking who is looking for one versatile, all-round pack. The ability to strip…
photo: Kelty Men's PK 50
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great 4-season sleeping pad. From the Manufacturer: New for 2012: The XTherm mattress is the warmest mattress in the NeoAir collection,…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Man, this thing sure is light...and comfortable! I recently upgraded from an old Thermarest self-inflating pad, which at the time I bought it,…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's NeoAir XLite
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Princeton Tec Helix Bluetooth

rated 3 of 5 stars The Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry is a collapsible lantern, which uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery (1800 mAh or 3 AA batteries as a…
photo: Princeton Tec Helix Bluetooth
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Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho

rated 4 of 5 stars The Therm-a-rest Honcho Poncho is an indulgent piece of gear that can shed rain and help keep you warm as a garment or convert into a blanket…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho
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Osprey Atmos AG 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Combined with Osprey’s modern features like the removable lid, the “Stow-On-The-Go” trekking pole system, and the “Fit-On-The-Fly”…
photo: Osprey Atmos AG 65
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ZPacks Solplex

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent choice for the person who wants to cut pack weight without sacrificing protection from the elements. The Zpacks Soloplex is an…
photo: ZPacks Solplex
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Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Jetboil fans rejoice! Satisfying simmer control plus a new pot size/shape make this complete/modular canister stove worthy of adding to or upgrading…
photo: Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System
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BioLite KettleCharge

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A kettle with a built-in thermoelectric generator that can charge USB-powered devices off-grid. Heat water, get a charge. A superb option for…
photo: BioLite KettleCharge
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Exped Synmat WinterLite

rated 4 of 5 stars We all know that winter camping gear can really weigh our packs down. Exped thinks your winter sleeping pad shouldn’t have to! This spring,…
photo: Exped Synmat WinterLite
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ZebraLight H600 MK II

rated 5 of 5 stars The H600 MK II is a nearly indestructible headlamp, providing a blinding 1,090 Lumens of light. Combine that with its long battery life and…
photo: ZebraLight H600 MK II
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Nestle NIDO Dry Whole Milk

rated 5 of 5 stars Milk for the backcountry that tastes a lot like milk. Whole milk with milkfat retained. Great for breakfast cereals, in coffee, in meals and…
photo:   Nestle NIDO Dry Whole Milk
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Sweetspot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Sweetspot strap chair is a clever little device that allows a person to have back support when sitting on the ground, a bench, or trailside…
photo: Sweetspot
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Evernew Appalachian Set

rated 5 of 5 stars The Appalachian stove's versatility makes Evernew's stove a necessity in the backcountry, a leader in the industry and a must-have in your backpack!
 
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Eastman Outdoors Food Dehydrator

rated 4 of 5 stars A low priced dehydrator that has a few features normally found on the higher priced models. After a couple months of usage, this unit has already…
photo:   Eastman Outdoors Food Dehydrator
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars A great small canister stove that work in most 3-season activities, but that can be pushed to for season use for day or short trips. It is perfect…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Regardless of whether you are a trail novice or a seasoned trail veteran there is something for everyone in this gear guide that can be adopted…
photo: National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
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Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield is a dense, accordion style, closed cell foam mat. I’d recommend not relying on this as your primary sleeping pad,…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield
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Solo Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Solo Stove is a simple, functional, and well-designed wood (biomass) burning stove. It burns freely available fuel efficiently while leaving…
photo: Solo Stove
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Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Stephenson's Warmlite Triple bag is a top notch camping and backpacking sleep “system.” While an old design, it is still unique in the market,…
 
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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall, the Deuce of Spades is a cleverly designed latrine trowel that is incredibly lightweight, very strong, and takes up a very minimal…
photo: TheTentLab Deuce of Spades
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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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Grand Trunk Nano-7

rated 3 of 5 stars Grand Trunk's Nano-7 is an ultralight hammock that is well-made. However, this user found the dimensions too small to be of any value to me.
photo: Grand Trunk Nano-7
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The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The North Face Fuseform Uno is a lightweight (12oz), 3-layer HyVent Alpha, alpine designed shell which boasts an industry changing innovation…
photo: The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket
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Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good for three-season mountaineering from trail head to summit. Now you don't need approach shoes any more. Light is fast and fast is safer.
photo: Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX
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Swaygo Push Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars The Push Pack by Swaygo is a completely waterproof, nearly indestructible day pack that proves once again that anything big companies can do,…
photo: Swaygo Push Pack
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The Instaflator

rated 4 of 5 stars Simple, easy to use, human powered tool for filling sleep pads or other inflatable gear. Packs light and small, no batteries required. Would…
 
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Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 2-Season

rated 5 of 5 stars Surely you have had to deal with the agony of having to crawl out of your warm sleeping bag when it is freezing cold out. Nobody likes it! Sierra…
photo: Sierra Designs Women's Mobile Mummy 800 2-Season
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REI Lookout 40 Pack

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A light pack that does the job. Some nice features but some leave me wanting. Can't beat the price though, given the size and quality! Great…
photo: REI Men's Lookout 40 Pack
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Patagonia Houdini Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Houdini is a very light wind shell that has served me well in cold windy conditions and light drizzle. It well deserves the 5-star…
photo: Patagonia Men's Houdini Jacket
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Outdoor Research Endurance Gaiters

rated 4 of 5 stars Stopping to put on gaiters can be a hassle. Not with the Outdoor Research Endurance Gaiters — just step-in, zip-up, and keep on trekking.
photo: Outdoor Research Endurance Gaiters
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Westcomb Focus LT Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The Focus LT Hoody with eVent's new DVL laminate is a very lightweight, waterproof, air permeable outer shell that is designed for fast and…
photo: Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
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Wild Things Custom Insulight Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Wild Things (WT for short) is offering its customers the opportunity to custom design a synthetically insulated jacket. This is a hard jacket…
photo: Wild Things Men's Custom Insulight Jacket
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Twilights

rated 4 of 5 stars ENO Twilight LED Lights are a great asset to any campsite! They are very versatile and can surprisingly be hung just about anywhere. I never…
photo: Eagles Nest Outfitters Twilights
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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars These poles are good for anyone needing a light, adjustable height pole for on-trail use. These are the most well balanced trekking poles I’ve…
photo: Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

rated 4 of 5 stars A rather nice 3 season UL solo that is very weather resistant, comfortable, roomy and user friendly. But with the light weight comes a price;…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
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Mystery Ranch Sphinx

rated 5 of 5 stars The Sphinx is a 65-liter volume panel-loading backpack made to Mystery Ranch's exceedingly high standards. Like many of their packs, it's a…
photo: Mystery Ranch Sphinx
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Patagonia Dual Aspect Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars The Dual Aspect Hoody is a responsive, not-going-to-get-in-the-way type jacket that can be worn in wide ranging temperatures, conditions, and…
photo: Patagonia Men's Dual Aspect Hoody
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Big Agnes Ripple Creek UL2+ mtnGLO

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Big Agnes Ripple Creek UL 2+mtnGLO is a uniquely designed feature-rich new tent for 2015. It sets itself apart from other tents because…
photo: Big Agnes Ripple Creek UL2+ mtnGLO
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ZPacks Arc Zip 54L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars On your way to being an ultralight hiker? Try the ZPacks Arc Zip Ultralight Backpack. A versatile and tough ultralight backpack that weighs…
photo: ZPacks Arc Zip 54L
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SlingFin 2Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars The Slingfin 2Lite is, as the name implies, a lightweight 2-person tent that boasts two doors, two vestibules, and zero sacrifices. SlingFin…
photo: SlingFin 2Lite
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Canada Goose Trenton Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Trenton is Canada Goose's newest venture into a hybrid softshell. The water resistant (waterproof?) exterior is bonded to a stretchable…
photo: Canada Goose Trenton Jacket
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MontBell EX Light Down Anorak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While simple in design and weighs little, the Mont-bell Down Anorak is unexpectedly warm when needed. The jacket packs down small, taking up…
photo: MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
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Adidas Terrex Swift Climaheat Frost Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars An insulated jacket that isn’t afraid of getting a little wet. Designed and fitted for active use this hooded jacket uses a blend of synthetic…
photo: Adidas Terrex Swift Climaheat Frost Jacket
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Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Lucent is a battery powered heated mitten that boasts impressive dexterity, warmth and durability. There is extra attention…
photo: Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts
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Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars Socks that are comfortable, durable, and odor resistant. ’Guaranteed For Life’ is quite a statement from a sock manufacturer. No strings.
photo: Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
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LuminAID Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A basic, functional solar-powered lantern at an affordable price-point. The simple design allows for a wide-range of uses and abuses. A prime…
photo: LuminAID Lantern
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Honey Stinger Organic Waffle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These soft little waffles, serve up tasty energy (160 calories each) that’s easy on the stomach for endurance athletes, and other active outdoor…
photo: Honey Stinger Organic Waffle
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Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 is a massive freestanding dome style backpacking tent that has two adjacent doors (one front and one side) which…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5
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Easy Traveler 32oz Traveler

rated 4 of 5 stars Collapsible polyethylene 32-ounce bag. Designed for safely transporting liquor while traveling. Lightweight but durable. Originally designed…
photo: Easy Traveler 32oz Traveler
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Osprey Exos 58

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable, full featured, lightweight pack under 2.5 lbs. With an internal frame, this ultralight pack does not sacrifice comfort for weight.
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Wilderness Logics Tad Pole

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I needed a good tarp for my hammock that didn't weigh 3 pounds or was only 7 feet by 5 feet. The size was perfect and the weight was a joy for…
photo: Wilderness Logics Tad Pole
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Emmrod Packer Cast Pole

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, tough as nails, fully capable pack rod that you don't have to baby. This is easily capable of taking any fish you encounter.
photo: Emmrod Packer Cast Pole
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Sierra Designs Stretch DriDown Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs Stretch DriDown Hoody is not your average puffy jacket. It not only has 800 fill hydrophobic DriDown, but it also has a shell…
photo: Sierra Designs Women's Stretch DriDown Hoody
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Trail Designs Caldera Cone System

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight 12-10 alcohol stove with a custom-made cone-shaped aluminum windscreen that serves as a pot stand for your specific cooking…
photo: Trail Designs Caldera Cone System
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Boreas Gear Lost Coast 45

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A moderately lightweight backpack that is smartly designed and does a lot of things well. I found the suspension very comfortable for carrying…
photo: Boreas Gear Lost Coast 45
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Sawyer Squeeze Filter System

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sawyer Squeeze filter system is a lightweight and effective alternative to traditional pump filters. It works well for long distance hikers…
photo: Sawyer Squeeze Filter System
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Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Since I have taken to hiking and backpacking with low-cut hiking shoes, I wanted a way to keep debris from accumulating in the shoes and causing…
photo: Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter
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Brooks-Range Mojave Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars New technology used by Brooks-Range Mountaineering treats the down fill, which allows it to dry fast and retain its loft. The Brooks-Range Mountaineering…
photo: Brooks-Range Mojave Jacket
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BioLite CampStove

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Biolite Camp Stove is an innovative design utilizing TEG (Thermal Electric Generator) technology, and if continued to be developed has the…
photo: BioLite CampStove
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MSR WhisperLite Universal

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally here is a true multi-fuel (MSR calls it a hybrid) stove that burns both liquid fuels and canister gas (upright or inverted). Not only…
photo: MSR WhisperLite Universal
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Sierra Designs Revival 65

rated 4 of 5 stars Summary My initial impression of the Sierra Designs Revival 65 backpack was that it's well made, with impressive design and attention to detail.
photo: Sierra Designs Revival 65
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BioLite SolarPanel 5+

rated 4 of 5 stars The SolarPanel 5+ is a sleek and cleverly designed solar panel/ small storage unit that works. Compared to other solar panels’ specifications…
photo: BioLite SolarPanel 5+
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Trail Designs Ultralight Glasses

rated 4 of 5 stars These extremely lightweight "nose specs" are great to keep in a pocket for use checking maps or other small writing for those "experienced"…
photo: Trail Designs Ultralight Glasses
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Tentsile X3 Giant Pegs

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Tentsile's Giant Pegs are a quick and easy solution to placing stakes in hard soil when a rock or hammer is not readily available. This reviewer…
photo: Tentsile X3 Giant Pegs
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Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Cascade trekking poles are a very good design and construction. They appear to be very durable long-term. They are certainly a bargain for…
photo: Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles
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Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MicroMo is the latest in Jetboil’s impressive line-up of personal cooking systems for backcountry use. Conceptually, the MicroMo attempts…
photo: Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System
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Therm-a-Rest Corus HD

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Corus HD is a 35°F-45°F, 650-fill hydrophobic down quilt that performs well in cooler weather. Its light weight and compact size is perfect…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Corus HD
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Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry is a collapsible lantern, which uses three AAA batteries, to boast up to 150 lumens of ambient light. I’ve…
photo: Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry
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