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MSR DragonFly

3 times a day, every day for 4 years. This is how every product should be made We are fortunate to live an unusual life on the road.  Some people love to eat out… Full Review »

Leki Cristallo

Solid adjustable trekking poles with excellent hand grips for challenging day hikes or demanding thru-hikes. Highly recommended. I highly recommend Leki trekking… Full Review »

MSR PocketRocket

A reliable lightweight workhorse of a backpacking stove. This stove works every time. It is reliable. It is so easy to set up—just screw it on to an isobutane… Full Review »

Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II

No sunscreen and I'm all good in my Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II. This versatile shirt allows me to leave behind sunscreen, hat, buff, and gloves and still… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's Houdini Jacket

Light, packable, and all so versatile, the Patagonia Houdini is an excellent wind jacket and perhaps a little bit more. I use the jacket as it was intended, as… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Transcendent Hoody

Not the lightest, not the warmest, but thoughtful features and the kind of durability that makes this a great hiking/backpacking companion for a great price. At… Full Review »

Zpacks Rain Kilt

A Zpacks Rain Kilt is a great way to shave weight and still protect your lower half from getting drenched. It is a very simple, compact, ultralight garment with… Full Review »

Idahoan Premium Hash Browns

Shredded potato in a light, easy to carry dehydrated form. Used alone or with other ingredients it creates a genuine potato experience that satisfies the desire… Full Review »

MSR DragonFly

After having my isobutane become unusable at temperatures below -30° C., I purchased this stove for winter trips. It is loud but there is a reason for that and… Full Review »

Kelty Women's Sierra Crest

I love this pack! I have had this pack since 2003. It has seen probably 1,000 trail miles, in all weather conditions. It was one of the few packs at the time I… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy

Great bivy sack! I own the OR Advanced Bivy, which I purchased at REI in 2003. I LOVE it!  It came with me on a four-week backpack of the Hotsprings Trail in Central… Full Review »

Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella

A hiking umbrella may not be for everyone but it has certainly earned its place in my pack over the course of several long thru-hikes. The Swing Trek Liteflex is… Full Review »

Garmin inReach Explorer+

Best option on the market for a cross between a locator beacon and a cell phone when cell coverage is not available. GPS features aren't great for typical Garmin… Full Review »

Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

Excellent versatile tarp that is extremely rain and wind resistant. Every camper/backpacker should own at least one of these! I own this tarp in the 12' and 9'… Full Review »

Oboz Men's Sawtooth Low

The best long distance hiking shoe made Took a Big chance on the shoe just five days before the 125-mile long North Country Trail. I was not disappointed. The shoe… Full Review »

Zpacks Solplex

The Solplex is the most functional and spacious tent at around 1 pound. It has been my #1 favorite piece of gear for several years and my treasured home for two… Full Review »

Aqua Research H2gO Purifier PRIME

This a great device for making lots of drinkable water fast! The only drawback is filtering dirty, cloudy water. It's small, easy to pack, and gets the job done. Full Review »

MSR Quick 2 Pot Set

All that I need from camping pots. They're very light, durable, non-stick, and compact—perfect kit from MSR! To be honest I never agreed with the idea of paying… Full Review »

LightHeart Gear SoLong 6

I was on my 82nd day of my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail when I had to leave the trail due to a death in the family. I will return to finish my hike on the… Full Review »

Xero Shoes Men's Z-Trek

Super lightweight. Great camp shoe! When I started looking for a good camp shoe, I took under consideration many of the shoes mentioned in the hiking blogs. I've… Full Review »

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