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Outdoor Research Men's Equinox Convert Pants

Light, comfortable and moderately fast drying pants for on trail or off. The OR Equinox Convert Pants are durable enough to handle real world abuse, yet comfortable… Full Review »

Keen Women's Terradora Waterproof Mid

An excellent boot for day-hiking or backpacking, these boots deliver comfort and breathability while maintaining good support and water-resistance. Recommended! Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Yumalino Pant

These are a lightweight winter pant that move with you and keep the chill away. These pants are my go-to for 95 percent of my winter activities. I’ve worn them… Full Review »

Katadyn BeFree 0.6L

This filter has been a literal lifesaver on my adventures. Its ease of use and modular bottle system allows it to adapt to various needs. Its flow-rate is top notch. Full Review »

Macpac Minaret

Bomb-proof, four-season tent that is easy to pitch and take down. A true multi-pitch design. Just enough room for two. I bought the original version of the Minaret… Full Review »

NRS Men's H2Core Silkweight Hoodie

A super comfortable, sunproof, and fast-drying hoodie that works as well as for home, hut, and camp lounging as on the river. On our May 2018 raft trip through… Full Review »

Cabela's Alaskan Guide 6-Man

This tent is great. Very little to no condensation. We have used this tent for three years now. We have used it down to -12°C or 10°F , only had minor bit of… Full Review »

The North Face Horizon Ball Cap

An excellent hat that is lightweight, dries quickly, and is comfortable on my big noggin. Made of 70D nylon ripstop fabric, this hat is ideal for taking on the… Full Review »

Inov-8 All Terrain Gaiter

The Inov-8 All Terrain Gaiter is an accessory that is designed to keep debris from entering footwear at the ankle. This product is ideal for hikers that are in… Full Review »

Opinel No. 9 Folding Knife

The Opinel No. 9 is a highly utilitarian, customizable knife that is perfect for the camper, hiker, hunter, backwoods cook, and farmer alike. Opinel has been making… Full Review »

Silky BigBoy

I've found nothing more effective for clearing trail. Every hiker should carry one. I stumbled onto one of these at REI a couple of years ago. I had been trying… Full Review »

Silky Katanaboy 500

In the family of folding saws, Silky plays the role of the teched-up young prodigal son—and the Katanaboy is his hulking, gym-rat persona. After seeing a few… Full Review »

LifeProof FRĒ Series Waterproof Phone Case

This slim profile case protected my phone admirably, the waterproofing especially held up well, even while kayaking. Regrettably, after one year the case "bowed"… Full Review »

Toaks Titanium 850ml Pot

Great pot for solo hiking. My only gripe with this stove is that Toaks no longer makes it. I find mine to be right in the sweet spot size-wise for one-person cooking. Full Review »

Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip

Surprisingly tangible benefits right out of the gate. I bought these from Costco (got a few hours to kill? Google “Trekking Poles”...got a few days to kill? Full Review »

Smartwool Expedition Trekking Socks

Have been my “go-to” hiking sock for years! Quality is top-notch and they last for A LOOONG TIME! I have both the Smartwool branded, as well as the now extinct… Full Review »

Lowa Camino GTX

If you are looking for a full backpack boot, the Lowa Camino GTX is worth a try. Rugged terrain, mountain hardness, and muck are no match. I am not a young man… Full Review »

Agawa Canyon Boreal 21

This is a really cleverly designed saw. It is compact, efficient, cuts well, and sets up easily. This is a really cleverly designed saw. It folds up to far more… Full Review »

Gregory Jade 28

Size of the hip belt makes it easy to manipulate to ether tighten or loosen quickly if needed. The adjustable torso has proven to be a good feature. I wasn't sure… Full Review »

Silky Pocketboy

I feel compelled to do trail work whenever I am out for a hike. If I don't do it, when will be the next time a trail crew gets to it? I needed a handsaw to replace… Full Review »

Keen Men's Targhee III Waterproof Mid

A comfortable, mid-weight hiking boot with a waterproof-breathable liner that works well for wet terrain. I was so impressed by the fit and performance of my Targhee… Full Review »

Victorinox Swiss Army Classic

Best-of-breed ultralight hiking "medkit" knife. Overview: Victorinox are the company who have been producing offiziersmessers (officer knives) since the late 19th… Full Review »

Estwing Camper's Axe

Lifesaver on a long hike. A while back when I was with a Scout Troop hiking the JMT in the High Sierras we were caught in a severe summer storm near Gem Lake. Lightning,… Full Review »

Silky BigBoy

This saw is razor sharp. I use it in the winter while sledding and the rest of the year for building, hiking, and camping. It is light enough that I always have… Full Review »

Alpina Discovery 80

Lightweight and responsive. Enough flex to make for acceptable kick n’ glide, stiff enough to minimize foundering in powder. These are currently my go-to ski… Full Review »

Altai Skis Hok

These are a lightweight, maneuverable way to get off the beaten track and have snowfun. If you can walk, you can Hok :) I’ve had three seasons of Hok experience… Full Review »

Asolo Sasslong GV

Solid support for hiking or backpacking. I'm on my second pair. I find these to be an excellent, heavier hiking boot. Good traction, very waterproof, and a full… Full Review »

Bridgedale Hike Ultra Light T2 Boot

A well-cushioned pair of hiking socks that are designed for warmer temps. The cushioning makes for a very comfortable wear, while the non-wool Coolmax fabric (polyester)… Full Review »

HitCase TrueLUX Lens Kit

The Hitcase PRO is a bombproof and waterproof protective phone case for active photographers and videographers. Combined with Hitcase's thread-on TrueLUX lenses… Full Review »

Benchmade Bushcrafter Family

Fantastic knife with excellent ergonomics and a simple, stout, and sharp blade. With all the buzz around the word “Bushcraft“ in the past 5-10 years, it has… Full Review »

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