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Klymit Static V2

I found myself a great sleeping system in the KLYMIT Static V2 sleeping pad. Because it roles up so small, it's perfect for my backpacking adventures. I've edited… Full Review »

Regatta Andreson Lightweight Insulated Hybrid Jacket

Regatta's Andreson Hybrid Jacket is a ridiculously inexpensive garment. The price-warmth ration can’t be beat. While The Trek is blogging about $250 synthetic… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Men's Enigma Half Zip

The Enigma Half Zip is a base layer that places wicking moisture and drying quickly at a premium. That's a little unusual for a shirt that's partially made of merino… Full Review »

Norse Projects Lambswool Beanie

A simple stylish hat made from natural fibres which provide very effective, if somewhat itchy, insulation on cold days. I was a bit reluctant to buy a beanie made… Full Review »

Keen Men's Summit County

A truly warm winter boot, comfortable out of the box, with features expected of Keen. I acquired these boots a couple months ago, as a Christmas gift from “the… Full Review »

Opinel No.12 Stainless Steel Folding Saw

A handy, no-fuss pruning saw ideal for small arboreal tasks at a very reasonable price. The classic and simple design has remained unchanged. Functional, affordable… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Enigma Boxer Briefs

Close-fitting as a boxer brief intended for active use should be, the Enigma Boxer Briefs feel good, wick extremely well, and appear to be durable. This is mostly-nylon… Full Review »

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa

Versatility is implied in the name for good reason. HMG refers to the Versa as a Fanny Pack and Pack Accessory with suggested uses far beyond just strapping it… Full Review »

Black Diamond MidWeight WoolTech Gloves

I liked the idea of midweight liners to do small camp tasks in and to use while skinning. I’m just not sure these are burly enough for camp tasks or thin enough… Full Review »

Bison Bushcraft Garron Pack

A bespoke, no-fuss sturdy bag ideal for forest work, bushcraft, day walks, and weekend trips for those looking for something with a more traditional appearance… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite

A spartan self-inflating pad, lacking the warmth and comfort of most other inflatable pads. Good for those who need the lightest possible and the most compact pad… Full Review »

Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60

This is a great lightweight pack for loads up to 30 pounds. First of all, this is my favorite backpack. I bought this pack because it weighs in at about 2 pounds… Full Review »

Black Diamond Moji

A small lamp with big ideas. It throws out a decent amount of light and it can be made bright or dim with anything in between. It is not the warmest light I've… Full Review »

Craghoppers Roag Softshell Jacket

Similar to a Buffalo Windcheater Jacket, the fibre pile inner lining provides warmth in colder temperatures even when wearing just a base layer or directly against… Full Review »

Danner Mountain Light Mojave Brawler

Handmade to an exceptionally high standard in Portland, Oregon, using the best possible materials, these rugged boots are built to withstand as much punishment… Full Review »

Helly Hansen HH Dry Stripe Crew

The garment is advertised as a technical base layer that's made with 100% HH LIFA fabric (which is modified polypropylene). I've been wearing this base layer for… Full Review »

Black Diamond Men's Aspect Wool Hoody

The Black Diamond Aspect Wool Hoody uses natural wool wadding as an insulative layer as opposed to goose down, or a synthetic fiber quilted into an insulated garment. Full Review »

Columbia Bugaboo IV Pant

Omni-Heat is no joke, making these waterproof snow pants super warm without the need for overly bulky layers. I've come to expect high-quality products from Columbia,… Full Review »

Hammock Gear Premium Incubator 20°

Bigger in size with a finer down than its ECO version, Hammock Gear’s Premium Incubator 20 is one of the best full-price gear purchases I have ever made. Once… Full Review »

TiTo 6 mm Titanium Tent Pegs

Extremely strong 6x145/165 mm titanium pegs for pitching on rocky, compacted, or frozen ground. Such pegs are successfully hammered into ground, which would otherwise… Full Review »

Mountain Equipment Kaniq 33

The Kaniq 33 is a lightweight, 33-liter day pack with a full suite of features for ski alpinism or just plain backcountry skiing. Solidly built and snow and water… Full Review »

Reliance Tri-To-Go Camping Chair/Portable Toilet

Going to the bathroom in remote areas can be a challenge. As I have gotten older the old "Dig a hole" method doesn't work and I want to use Leave No Trace principles. Full Review »

Craft Hybrid Weather Glove

A simple, lightweight glove with a hide-away finger cover that can be used for a boost during warm up, lunch breaks, or windy conditions. Breathable and fast-drying. Full Review »

Sea to Summit Premium Silk Travel Liner

Perfect for traveling and staying in hotel conditions where they use harsh laundry soaps. I purchased this Sea to Summit item on a recent trip to GA to use to give… Full Review »

Sea to Summit X-Plate

Packs flat for easy carry while backpacking. Can be easy to place in luggage and use instead of less-environmentally-friendly throwaway options. Easy to clean. Full Review »

L.L.Bean Women's Alpine Hiking Boots, Leather

These are use-right-out-of-the-box hiking boots! Really! Leather hiking boots that fit perfect and can be hiked in immediately. I purchased these in MN at L.L.Bean… Full Review »

Soto New River Pot + Amicus with Igniter

The Soto New River pot and Amicus stove are a great canister stove/pot combo, which I received as a prize for the Trailspace Top 25 reviewers of 2019. Nice sized… Full Review »

Asolo Men's Neutron GV

Lightweight, sturdy, long lasting, and comfortable right out of the box. Gore-Tex makes them waterproof and breathable. The Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex boot has proven… Full Review »

Saucony Men's Koa ST

Pretty great trail shoes for hiking and running in loose conditions. Very comfortable, nice fit, looks great, but not without some drawbacks. Having been transitioning… Full Review »

Garmin Instinct

The Garmin Instinct is meeting my needs and lifestyle. I’m quite happy with this purchase...happy enough that I‘m contemplating getting a second one when they’re… Full Review »

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