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Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1

A one-person, ultralight, three-season backpacking tent, the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 provides reasonable comfort and very good weather resistance for a packed… Full Review »

Tilley LTM2 Airflow Hat

The Tilley LTM2 provides the most sun protection of any hat I have owned, is extremely durable, water resistant, and very light and comfortable. It is expensive,… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Men's Rampart Long Short

A comfortable, roomy pair of shorts, for long days in the mountains. Sometimes you have a piece of hiking clothing that you take for granted. That piece that is… Full Review »

Marmot Halo 6P

30+ years camping, hunting, backpacking experience—favorite tent of all time. We have had this tent for several years now. We have had no issues with it whatsoever. Full Review »

Rab Men's Nexus Pull-On

The Rab Nexus Pull-On fleece jacket is a comfortable, light, and warm mid-layer that breathes well and has an adjustable deep chest zip. Minor complaints include… Full Review »

Foot Kinetics RunGoo

Great at preventing blisters, chafing, and hot spots for runners or hikers. I bought this product because I often get blisters between my toes when hiking and running… Full Review »

Gerber Sport Utility Pack

The Gerber Sport Utility Pack offers a convenient, compact case complete with most tools needed for outback excursions and car camping trips...small enough to toss… Full Review »

L.L.Bean Women's Weather Challenger 3-in-1 Jacket

This is a versatile jacket that will keep you dry and warm and has the flexibility for those who need extra room for kayaking or fishing. I purchased this jacket… Full Review »

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #3

An essential tool for backcountry camping, where strength, durability, light weight and effectiveness are critical! Tentlab's Deuce #3 HD Trowel meets and exceeds… Full Review »

Bindle Bottle

A big bottle which will keep your drink cold. And then there's the "secret" compartment. I was looking forward to trying out the Bindle Bottle, so when it arrived… Full Review »

The North Face VE 25

Can resist the worst the world can give... I have two of the first VE25 that came after the VE24 was fazed out. The other I just got is the full expedition model,… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Traveller TrI 50°F

Enables me to go with a 40-liter pack for four days and three nights in summer. With this bag, I can get my summer sleep/shelter system down to around 4 1/2 pounds. Full Review »

ULA Equipment Pack Cover

A well-fitting and extremely light pack cover for my favorite pack (ULA Ohm 2.0). It works as well as most pack covers keeping rain off your gear, but not as well… Full Review »

Marmot EOS 1P

Used the EOS 1P for 10 years of loaded bicycle touring and backpacking. I love my EOS 1P. I bought one 10 years ago for two reasons—weight and the length of the… Full Review »

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

The handles make all the difference—walking with these is unlike any other poles. Great for all seasons. Also awesome for people with leg injuries for daily use… Full Review »

Moonstone Gore-Tex Shell Pant

These pants have survived almost 20 years of use and still go with me on every day trip or backpack outing. These have been a durable, real good shell pant. Easy… Full Review »

The North Face Stormbreak 1

Two pole 'X' design is stable in wind, reasonable light weight, rain-fly vestibule big enough for outside storage. I tried the MSR one-person tent, the NF Stormbreak… Full Review »

Mummert Phoenix Wood-Burning Titanium Camp Stove

A show piece titanium stove that is bound to turn heads at any campsite, though it is very expensive. Best suited to group cooking at a more permanent camp. Mummert… Full Review »

Mountain Equipment Men's Echo Hooded Jacket

The Mountain Equipment Echo is an unlined soft shell jacket designed for active pursuits with specific designs for the climber, including articulated arms, a drop… Full Review »

Inov-8 Terraultra G 260

The Terraultra G-260 is a «colorful» shoe for running on hardpacked trails, with Inov-8’s reliably tough uppers and a grippy, but not necessarily longer-wearing,… Full Review »

Maglite XL50 LED

With this tool you get Maglite quality and durability, plus 200 lumens of bright, focused light with good spill...enough light to clearly see whatever goes "bump"… Full Review »

Gerber 06 FAST

Ideal for general purpose work. Described by Gerber as a large and solid tactical knife and I'm not going to disagree. I use a variety of knives for Forest School… Full Review »

Bridgedale Men's Hike Lightweight Boot Coolmax Comfort

Lightweight and cool enough for summer use for those like me who have hot feet. Good for hundreds of miles of blister-free walking. After boots, socks are probably… Full Review »

Buck CSAR-T Knife

It's a folding knife with fixed blade rigidity. Modified tanto blade shape for maximum penetration / cutting ability. Made with high quality materials (154CM blade,… Full Review »

Hydrapak Shape-Shift 3L

No hydration system lasts forever, and after one of our older ones sprung a leak (family hikes = multiple hydration systems), we tried the HydraPak Shape-Shift… Full Review »

Mountain Equipment Xero 200

The super lightweight Xero 200 sleeping bag is designed to pack down really small. It is ideal for those who like to travel light without suffering too much discomfort. Full Review »

Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang

This parang is great at chopping material for a wide range of activities. Its small size and light weight makes it perfect for stuffing into a bag and not having… Full Review »

Vasque Montana

These boots have held up for decades of hiking. These Vasque Montana Boots, Italian name Montagna meaning mountain, are a full grain leather boot with 3/4 shank… Full Review »

Exped Air Pillow UL

A very lightweight and compact inflatable pillow that is designed for both back and side sleepers. I have used all three sizes, but use this one (medium) for short… Full Review »

Lifeventure Silk Sleeping Bag Liner

A ightweight and compact liner that improves insulation and protects the inside of a sleeping bag. Can also be used on its own for really hot muggy nights. I always… Full Review »

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