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Recent Safety Gear Reviews

Sabre Pepper Spray

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Small, readily available via pocket or strap fixed for your defense in the woods or the street. This unit has a clip fixed to the spray canister allowing it to be as available as a pen or small pocket knife. The unit sprays up to 10 feet when the wind is favorable. I carry the unit all the time, just in case... Sparky 2000. As noted, don't allow children or idiots to get their hands on this unit. But for you the law in most states will allow the unit to be useful if needed as the spray will disallow… Full review

Compeed

rated 4 of 5 stars This blister treatment works like a dream to protect and heal any blister. They are not as effective when walking with wet feet or swimming while they are still on. In those circumstances it is best to add a waterproof covering over the Compeed. For long hikes, more than a day, I always carry a good supply. I have used these on many hikes where extended walking time has resulted in even well worn in boots rubbing a bit. They provide a good cover across the whole blister and have different sizes… Full review

Compeed

rated 5 of 5 stars A self-adhesive blister prevention/treatment that also works for calluses and corns. More expensive than Moleskin for blister prevention, but about as good as it gets for treatment of open blisters. I'd recommend having a few of these along when breaking in new boots or in the first aid kit on longer hikes and ski tours. Great stuff. For the first half of the backountry ski season this year I had something funny going on with my right little toe — it would start hurting like hell after a few hours… Full review

BugBaffler Insect Protective Headnet

rated 5 of 5 stars A no-see-um head net. Many of the woodsy areas around Chicago are restored wetlands which serve as a breeding and feeding habitat for wildlife, including mosquitos. During a four-hour hike I was not bitten once while wearing the head net. Combined with permethrin treated clothes it was a perfect system to thwart massive swarms of mosquitos. The head net fits over my full-brimmed Tilley hat and the elastic arm loops hold it in place. It fits in a pocket and the light weight makes it a no-brainer… Full review

Coghlan's Bear Bell with Magnetic Silencer

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product ! I love that I can silence it when I want to. There are areas that I hike in that I know bears are so I make noise going through area. Bear bell on wrist.I keep it on my poles all the time.I shook the bear bell a few times and blew my whistle and he looked at me and left so I could continue on the trail safely. Full review

BearVault BV400

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It's required in bear country and it does the job. That's about all I can say. It's heavy, cumbersome, small, and sometimes hard to open in freezing temperatures. It's difficult to review bear canisters because they are an absolute necessity in bear country and it doesn't matter what you think about them, you gotta have one. With that said, there are a few different ones out there and I decided on the BV400 because I am a solo hiker most of the time and not out for more than 5 days at a time, and… Full review

The Poison Ivy Soap Co Poison Ivy Soap

rated 5 of 5 stars Gets rid of active poison ivy breakouts and prevents them from starting. I purchased Poison Ivy Soap from the Poison Ivy Soap Company off Amazon a few weeks ago. This year has been hard for me. I got my first breakout in early March and have had poison ivy rashes all over my body ever since. After trying to ignore it, I tried OTC creams and astringents to no avail. After some research it came down to using a course of Prednisone that I keep for knee emergencies, or Zanfel, which is very expensive… Full review

Tyr Dry Off Sport Towel

rated 5 of 5 stars This towel was invented and marketed to competitive swimmers, but is perfect for those who like to be clean in the backcountry. It works well as a washcloth, but it works better than a cotton towel, though it must be wet for it to dry! This washcloth/towel from the swimwear company far surpasses any other similar towel product sold for backpacking. The little towel holds an incredible amount of water for washing and then can be wrung out to use for drying before handing to the next person to bathe. … Full review

Yaktrax Hand Warmers

rated 5 of 5 stars Small enough to tuck away in your pack relatively unnoticed, but oh so nice to have when you need them. These rapid oxidation warmers can be used as labeled to warm your hands or just about any other parts you want to warm up. Pack them as survival gear if you want, but I carry them to be used for the happiness a little warmth can bring on winter trips. Yaktrax is well known for their traction devices, so when I came across their hand warmers at my local Renys (A Maine adventure!) last fall I grabbed… Full review

Top-Rated Safety Gear

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sabre Pepper Spray reviewed Jul 14, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Compeed reviewed Jun 23, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BugBaffler Insect Protective Headnet reviewed Jun 19, 2016
$9 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Bear Bell with Magnetic Silencer reviewed Jun 17, 2016
$3
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
BearVault BV400 reviewed Jun 17, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The Poison Ivy Soap Co Poison Ivy Soap reviewed Jun 17, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tyr Dry Off Sport Towel reviewed Jun 17, 2016
$13 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Hand Warmers reviewed May 30, 2016
user rating: 1 of 5 (2)
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer reviewed May 26, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit reviewed Apr 22, 2016
$5 - $7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
UCO Waterproof Matches reviewed Apr 22, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack reviewed Mar 18, 2016
$1,087 - $1,449
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit reviewed Feb 18, 2016
$16 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exotac NanoStriker XL reviewed Dec 21, 2015
$29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel reviewed Dec 15, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel reviewed Dec 5, 2015
$25
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coghlan's Waterproof Matches reviewed Nov 29, 2015
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Mini Multitowel reviewed Nov 26, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe reviewed Nov 26, 2015
$6 - $15
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Zippo 12 Hour Hand Warmer reviewed Nov 25, 2015
Ultralight Backpacking Titanium Cathole Trowel reviewed Nov 19, 2015
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Road ID Ankle ID reviewed Nov 3, 2015
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Road ID Interactive reviewed Oct 29, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Road ID Wrist ID Sport reviewed Oct 28, 2015
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOL Survival Poncho reviewed Oct 22, 2015
$11 - $13
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dr. Bronner Liquid Soap reviewed Oct 21, 2015
$4 - $18
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
All Terrain Herbal Armor reviewed Oct 20, 2015
$9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exotac Matchcap XL reviewed Oct 20, 2015
$32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exotac NanoStriker reviewed Oct 20, 2015
$19
user rating: 3 of 5 (13)
Soto Pocket Torch reviewed Sep 7, 2015
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades reviewed Sep 6, 2015
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Biodegradable Camp Soap reviewed Aug 27, 2015
$3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks reviewed Aug 6, 2015
$2 - $3
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
SOL Origin reviewed Jul 31, 2015
$28 - $40
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
SOL Emergency Bivvy reviewed Jul 28, 2015
$16 - $23
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (2)
Perfect Fitness Cooling Towel reviewed Jul 17, 2015
$10 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dr. Bronner Eucalyptus Organic Bar Soap reviewed Jul 7, 2015
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent reviewed Jun 25, 2015
$199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Atsko Sport-Wash reviewed Jun 23, 2015
$20
ScatBelt The Griz reviewed Apr 14, 2015
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel reviewed Mar 31, 2015
$14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter reviewed Mar 13, 2015
$20
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zippo Windproof Lighter reviewed Jan 12, 2015
$14 - $19
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
InstaFire reviewed Jan 5, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Delta Shockproof Lighter reviewed Dec 17, 2014
$45
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet reviewed Nov 23, 2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Escape Bivvy reviewed Nov 22, 2014
$50 - $60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Climb On Bar reviewed Nov 13, 2014
$5
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Gerber Gator Combo reviewed Nov 6, 2014
$39 - $58
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
SOL Heatsheets Emergency Blanket reviewed Oct 15, 2014
$4 - $5
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