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Camp Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars A terrific value for the budget conscious camper. While I love taking my Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 tent on backpacking trips, it is a bit claustrophobic for car-camping trips, where weight and bulk isn't an issue. So when REI dividends and discount coupons came out, I decided on this tent from REI. A post-Easter trip to Yosemite provided an excellent opportunity to test it. At five pounds, and with a huge stuff sack, this would be stretching it for backpacking. The stuff sack is pretty roomy, so the… Full review

Silk One Liner Sock

rated 4 of 5 stars This liner sock improved my ability to hike and remain blister-free, as advertised. If you're looking to pair a liner sock with wool socks to reduce friction on your feet and avoid blisters, these will do the trick. If you have ever hiked or walked long distance in regular socks and switched to wool socks, you will understand the "revelation" of how much better your feet felt when making the switch. If you haven't tried liner socks inside your wool socks then you haven't had the second revelation:… Full review

Geo Mountain 4

rated 5 of 5 stars I have owned my Geo Mountain tent for over twenty years. Yes, with four adult men it's somewhat tight regarding space. The number of pockets is fine. My number one activity is snow camping. Having all four people facing the same way will cause you to wake up with water drops falling on your head. Air circulation is fine when two of the campmates have their feet at the door and the other two have their feet in the opposite direction. When my children were young I carried the tent by myself on my… Full review

Activator Gaiter

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Nicely designed to stay down over running shoes, but they wear out fast. The gaiter material is slightly stretchy and breathes well, but the cords that snug the gaiters down over the foot aren't tough enough and it looks like the grommets will pull out after prolonged use. Remember the old, pseudo-Chinese saying: “Man who eat cracker in bead have crumby sleep!”? A runner’s corollary to that might be: “Man who run in sand get sand in shoes!” I don’t like running on asphalt, so here in… Full review

Passage 2 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars A solid two-person tent used in our Boy Scout Troop for our Scouts. Two doors, vestibules, gear pockets, simple setup. With proper care these tents will last a very long time. Color coded setup makes it easy even for our youngest Scouts. Adjustable top vents insure great condensation control. Included stakes and guy out lines, and even large attic space. Optional footprint makes it even better as a single unit. Our Scout Troop has used these tents for the past several years. Super easy setup by… Full review

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