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Flex Lite Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am swiftly falling in love with this chair. Value for money is unmatched. I bought this chair to replace one of REI's Camp Stools, as my regular backpacking partner frequently experiences back pains requiring a chair with a back, as opposed to a stool. We have now used it on four trips and a car-camping trip, and we love it. It may not be as light as some chairs and stools out there, but the ability to lean back after a long day of hiking is luscious. Putting the poles into their slots in the… Full review

Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome all-purpose jacket. Ultra comfort and ultra-utility. I've had this jacket (actually a men's large) for three years now and it's been a dream the whole time. It's kept me warm across a dozen counties, including in the Inland Northwest and Norwegian winter, all while staying still looking almost new. Except the oil stain from where I spilled nearly a cup of mayonnaise off a Zapikanka in Poland :P Makes an awesome pillow once stowed, too! Full review

Sub-Alpine UL

rated 2 of 5 stars Used it twice and stored it along with an older Winnebago tent. The Winnebago tent is still perfect but my REI Sub Alpine is now sticky and gummy. The fabric seems to have turned into one big post-it note. Several years ago, my wife and I backpacked into the Desolation Wilderness area near Lake Tahoe for 5 days. The tent was a bit cramped for two people. My wife and I are not fat or tall. We should have bought a three-person tent. We used it and stored it along with an older Winnebago tent. We… Full review

Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight convertible pants, good range of sizes, held up well in my case. In contrast to Bill H.'s experience, these held up well for me over 25 days on the JMT, including various side trips on rough Sierra granite. I have the khaki colored ones and got them filthy a couple times over, but they washed out nicely, with only a few spots of pine pitch as lingering memories. The fabric is light and cool, better for California than Norwegian conditions. It dries quickly -- on a few hot days I lay… Full review

Travel Sack +55

rated 3 of 5 stars 50 dollar sleeping bag, decent warmth, good liner bag in my opinion. Warmth: The bag does keep you warm, on a 50-60 degree night with a shorts and t-shirt on it is perfect for me. I'm a cold sleeper, so maybe I'm not the best judge for warmth. Comfort/Enter/Exit: As far as comfort goes, I love the feeling of polyester taffeta, soft smooth nice on the skin. Length is 78, hip width is 53 and shoulder is 60 (all in inches), which happens to fit me perfectly, I'm 6'2" 230 pounds. the hood works well… Full review

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