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Get Cozy: It's Officially Fleece Season

Actually, fleece is always in season. Jacket or vest, plush or stretchy, new, recycled, or vintage, you probably have favorites for outdoors and everyday. We want to hear about them! Tell us in some gear reviews and share your recommendations. Read More »

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Recent Reviews

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

Amazing jacket which regulates temperature and moisture, great fit and comfy hood; have used it in winter high-exertion sessions with a T-shirt underneath, and… Full Review »

Kühl Rydr Pant

Carhartt alternative that satisfies, but requires special care. Launder COLD with extreme caution and NEVER put in the dryer. If you care for your jeans like you… Full Review »

Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

Patagonia's Dirt Craft Bike Shorts are a lightweight, breathable mountain bike short for everyday riding on the singletrack. Made with a nylon/spandex outer short… Full Review »

Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent

I have owned this tent for 11 years. Have used it roughly once each year and I use it by myself or with only one other person, so not under heavy repeated use. Full Review »

Down East Books Hiking Maine's 4,000-Footers

Hiking Maine's 4000 Footers is a guide book with detailed descriptions for day hiking each of Maine's 14 high peaks. Doug Dunlap has authored several other books… Full Review »

Osprey Talon Pro 20

A highly-responsive daypack from Osprey that incorporates some nice features for those with technical needs, but perhaps a little overkill for the average weekend… Full Review »

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL1

Roomy, comfortable shelter with plenty of storage. Generally good weather protection and ventilation. I love this castle of a tent. I have used this tent on multiple… Full Review »

Cammenga Tritium Lensatic Compass 3H

An accurate and tough compass that will give a lifetime of service. The Tritium won't, but this can be replaced by Cammenga every 13 years or so. I have used this… Full Review »

Platypus QuickDraw MicroFilter

Without a doubt Platypus has a very clear understanding of what its customers are looking for in a water filter, resulting in the Platypus Quickdraw Microfilter. Full Review »

Force Ten Helium 2

Very light. Much more affordable than most super-lights. Simple to put up. Green is perfect for unobtrusive wild camping. Perfect for one person plus kit. And possibly… Full Review »

MSR Dromedary Bags

A tough bombproof water storage bladder.  This is a well designed, well built water bladder that reminds me of the old canvas ones. The nylon skin that surrounds… Full Review »

MSR SimmerLite

A long discontinued stove, that I believe to be misunderstood, is still providing fantastic service. I bought this as new old stock about 6 years ago here In Tasmania. Full Review »

Deuter Futura 30 SL

Easily the best backpack I've ever had, lots of compartments, spacious enough for an all-day hike, and extremely comfortable as well. This review is based on the… Full Review »

La Sportiva Karacal

Conforms well to a slightly narrow foot with average arch height. Lacing system stays in place, which benefits those who prefer laces that don't adjust while in… Full Review »

Scarpa Crux

Great until you walk on slabs. These have been great walking around, and climbing 5th class ridges. Off trail they work well, too, including alder scrambling. However,… Full Review »

Katabatic Gear Palisade 30° Quilt

A great quilt with top notch materials. It is a bit higher price point than its competitors. The issue many people have is correct sizing. The quilt seems to run… Full Review »

Helikon-Tex Chest Pack Numbat

A product from European outdoor gear manufacturer Helikon Tex; from their bushcraft line. An excellent pouch to carry immediate necessities for bush, trail, or… Full Review »

Hammock Gear DCF Roll-Top Dry Bag

The DCF roll-top dry bag from Hammock Gear is an ultralight waterproof storage bag that could have many uses, at a weight and price that beats its competitors. Full Review »

The North Face Bullfrog 23

Get it if you can. My husband lived in this tent for two summers while working on the Alaska Railroad. Camped in it every night. We've gone backpacking with it… Full Review »

Go Green Power LED Light Switch

Who turned off the lights? I can't see what I am typing... Ah, that's better I can see now thanks to the Go Green Led Light Switch. Yes, another review of a different… Full Review »

Paria Sanctuary SilTarp

This is a review of the Sanctuary 12'x10' hex SilTarp, Paria’s lightweight, double-treated and seam-taped 30D ripstop hex-cut tarp with catenary sides and ridgeline… Full Review »

Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool

There are a lot of Magnesium Fire Sticks out there and many sadly are subpar. The Doan Magnesium Fire Stick though is ahead of the race. Many people use these Fire… Full Review »

Meindl Island Pro MFS

Comfortable, well fitting (MFS), rugged boot suited for everything from walking about town to alpen trails and light climbing. These boots fit like they used a… Full Review »

Rothco Stainless Steel Canteen Cup Lid

With very slight modification this lid will fit any canteen cup. I am not going to add too much to Michael's excellent review. If a person takes some linesman pliers… Full Review »

Garmin fenix 6 Pro

The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is a fantastic data tracker for the person who needs immediate information at the click of a button. Great for hiking and backpacking if… Full Review »

Benchmade Mini Bugout

Sweet little purpose-built knife with a remarkably sharp blade. Great for day-to-day activities as well as the quick use when you don't want to pull your bigger… Full Review »

Lowa Zephyr Hi TF

Pounding the pavement or hitting the rocky trails? These boots fit the bill. Lightweight leather/fabric build makes breaking them in unnecessary, while providing… Full Review »

Schrade Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife SCHF57

The Schrade SCHF57 is a High Carbon Stainless Steel 6.3-inch full tang fixed 2.5-inch Blade Knife with 2.6 inch Drop Point Blade and G-10 handles. I can actually… Full Review »

Wild Ideas Bearikade Blazer

Like all of Wild Ideas Bearikade canisters, the Blazer is a carbon-fiber tube with aluminum caps. With 750 cubic inches of space the Blazer is big enough for over… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

A great lightweight camp sink that can hold a lot of water. I have been using this for over 10 years. It holds a lot of water, has two sturdy handles that have… Full Review »

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