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Crestrail 48

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good little pack that is perfect for filling the gap between your small overnight pack, and your week + pack. It is lightweight, and has well thought out, usable features, without the clutter of too many. I recommend this pack to anyone that needs an inexpensive mid sized pack, or wants a lightweight pack that isn't stripped of features. I'm not sure what the picture on this page is, but...... this is what my Crestrail 48 packs look like. The Crestrail 48 is the little brother of the Crestrail… Full review

Lumen +25

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great wet weather alternative to a down bag. It's very warm, the price is right, the weight is acceptable for a synthetic bag of this temp rating (sub 3 lbs), and the feature set is perfect-—not too many features, but ones that are useful. I highly recommend this bag for anyone that wants the warmth and packability of down, combined with the wet weather security of synthetic. *Reviewer note: I have the "regular" and "long" versions of this bag. This review is of the "regular" version… Full review

Folding Utensil Set

rated 4 of 5 stars I go back and forth on these each time I take them out. On the one hand, this set is the most compact utensil set I own. On the other, I hate plastic. Really — it's to the point where I will replace things for no other reason than the new item contains less plastic. And that's probably why I own a titanium spork, an aluminum spork, an Eat-N-Tool (how could I not have one of those?), and this set. No matter how much I hate plastic, I have to admit that this is a great little utensil set. Rather,… Full review

Trail 40 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars A great pack for lightweight and ultralight backpackers. I originally purchased this bag to use as a daypack when hiking with my girlfriend. However, this was around the same time I started moving to ultralight hiking and now I use it for any kind of hiking / backpacking trip. I have only had this pack for about two months, but have already put over 250 miles on it with various loads. FIT I found the large REI Trail 40 to be a little bit on the small side (I'm 6'2"), but only slightly. The pack… Full review

Quarter Dome UL

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent ultra light tent. I bought my REI Quarter Dome UL about 2005. I used it with my son on Boy Scout campouts and on a five-day, 50-mile hike on the AT in the Massachusetts Berkshires in 2008. I love that tent. I make a habit of setting it up a couple times a year even if I haven't used it. I did this to allow it to dry and "breath." Unfortunately, last weekend when I set it up, two of the velcro "butterfly" strips on the rain fly detached from the fly. I brought the fly and velcro into our… Full review

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