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Exotac titanLIGHT

This dependable lighter/fire starter quite simply gets the job done! The Exotac TitanLIGHT is ideal for one who frequently lights fires in the backcountry (the… Full Review »

Médique Medi-Lyte

Medi-Lyte is a low cost electrolyte supplement in tablet form that allows you to easily manage your electrolyte replacement with your activity level. This summer… Full Review »

Jetboil milliJoule Cooking System

Best thing about this stove is that it can be used with the fuel inverted for cold weather (below freezing) or at high altitude (+12k). I bought this to replace… Full Review »

REI Men's Vaporush Windstopper Pants

Comfortable soft-shell hiking pants that do what they say—keep wind and even light rain and most snow off your legs and keep warm in cooler temps while also allowing… Full Review »

Altra Men's Superior 3.5

Best hiking shoes I've found yet! I am really loving these shoes! I've probably worn them almost 100 miles now this hot dry southern California summer. I have been… Full Review »

GooseFeet Custom Down Jacket

Goosefeet Gear makes the lightest warmth-to-weight down jacket on the planet, period. All jackets are customized for each client, based on multiple body measurements… Full Review »

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

A great lightweight, three-season backpacker's tent: tight for three, roomy for two, light, easy to pitch, plenty of headroom, dual side entrances with vestibules… Full Review »

Eureka! Spitfire 1

A lightweight 1-person shelter with adequate room for the average person and gear, with very durable materials that appear to be a long-lasting product in a very… Full Review »

La Sportiva Men's Akasha

A burly trail runner meant for mountain runs or hikes. I'm on my second pair of La Sportiva Akashas and figured it was time for a review. I've owned several pairs… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's RPS Rock Pants

I really like these pants. They are durable and comfortable, and they aren’t restrictive when you’re trying to move around over rocks or downed trees or whatever… Full Review »

Fjallraven Men's Keb Gaiter Trousers

Zip-off hiking pants that work well in a variety of conditions, both as full-length pants and as shorts. Lots of features and able to withstand a good deal of scuffs… Full Review »

The North Face VE 24

GREAT TENT! Have one of the first ones from the '60s or early '70s—I can't recall. It survived a 200' flight in a windstorm with stuff in it. Busted a pole, but… Full Review »

Mountain House Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole

A meal that conjures up memories of sitting around Mom's dining room table at Thanksgiving! I have used Mountain House products over the years for front and backcountry… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Men's Mobile Mummy 600 3-Season

Who came first, the chicken or the egg? Was it Sierra Designs or Exped? I dunno, but I like it. It's hard to say though whether it's an overstuffed extra long down… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Zissou Plus 700 2-Season

The design is innovative and the bag bag is warm and roomy made with excellent materials. 5-star warranty, design, materials, and comfort. Minus 1 star for quality… Full Review »

Kurgo Mud Dog Travel Shower

A rubber shower head for standard thread bottles, meant for dogs but works great for dog owners too! Backpacking in hot weather is great if your day ends at a lake… Full Review »

Matador Camera Base Layer

Was great at keeping my camera dry, even during some rainstorms. I am a big fan of how lightweight it is, but it comes at the expense of providing what I feel is… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Ventilator

I needed a breathable hiking boot to wear as my daily shoe in the office and in the field. In one year of ownership, my Moab 2 Ventilators have kept my feet comfortable… Full Review »

Harmony House Heavy-Duty Clear Zip Pouches

Tough, reusable food and condiment storage bags with a reliable seal. Heat sealable and free-standing when full. Cost and weigh a bit more more, but last longer… Full Review »

MSR Groundhog Tent Stakes

These strong, triangle shaped stakes are easy to drive into hardened surfaces and easy to remove when breaking camp. Love the attached reflective pull cords. They… Full Review »

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