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Hoka TenNine Hike GTX

The Hoka Tennine Hike Gore-Tex is a new hiking boot design from Hoka where the focus is on providing a highly cushioned smooth ride and on that design goal it definitely… Full Review »

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

I liked the look of the MiniMo. Self-contained stove camping system that could heat water to boiling point in under three minutes! I read the reviews; it clicked… Full Review »

ZJ Sport Epic Medium Wing Paddle

Amazing build quality at any price and cheap to boot...   The Z&J Sport Small Mid-Wing Paddle—a work of art. I recently purchased a Stellar S18S from a Florida… Full Review »

Limmer Standard

Excellent boots, like any long-term relationship, they take a lot of work. When Peter fit these for me he grabbed my forefoot and lightly squeezed. This is how… Full Review »

MSR DragonFly

Could be better, I'll give it 5 stars if MSR fulfilled the frequently asked requests. I will not rephrase all of the greatness of this stove like all those above… Full Review »

Dana Design Astralplane Overkill

Twenty-six years later, I'm still in love with it. $460 seemed like a lot of money for a backpack in 1994, but it's been worth every penny. Would pay that—and… Full Review »

Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX

These low hikers were an upgrade from Salomon's XA Pro 3D trail running shoes for me that was well worth the extra investment. The shoe provides excellent support… Full Review »

JanSport D3

Even cooler now than they were when new! External frames may be out of fashion these days, but there's still some demand for these old packs as evidenced by the… Full Review »

JanSport Traditionalist

The groovy red, white, and blue straps are my additions. Smaller of the two front pockets features loops for keeping smaller items organized, as well as a mesh… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Delta Bowl

I used this when hiking on the Cactus Hill Bike Trail in the island nation of Aleialei Atoll and I absolutely loved it. I enjoyed good meals like beans, corn, coconut… Full Review »

Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure

The Vivo Barefoot Ultra is a simple, ultralight, full-coverage shoe that's good for camp, forays with a boat or board, and walks around town. Composed of EVA foam… Full Review »

Meindl Vakuum Men GTX

Category B trekking boots, great for hiking and trekking both on rocky terrains and in the forest. Greetings hiker! This is a review about the hiking boots Vakuum… Full Review »

Osprey Xenith 88

It is an expedition pack which I have used for 2-3 week length treks. It functions well. The hip pads are great and provide more load-bearing support than any other… Full Review »

Garmin eTrex 10

Cheap, light, reliable. Had mine now for about 4 years and love it. I never walk about the Australian bush without my Silva compass but the little eTrex 10 is always… Full Review »

Osprey Xenith 88

If you have a strong back, strong legs, high stamina, and need to carry a lot of loads, this pack is the right one for you. I bought this pack new from Outlive,… Full Review »

Buff Lightweight Merino Wool Buff

At first glance, this is a simple neck gaiter that serves a pretty basic function. Yet this humble accessory has been an essential part of my various activities… Full Review »

Optimus Nova

Very well made and does what it says it will do! Have had an MSR WhisperLite for years as well as a Trangia and a canister Furno 360. Is it as easy to set up and… Full Review »

Marmot Tungsten UL 1P

A great lightweight solo tent.   Tungsten Ul 1 I own numerous solo tents, I keep going lighter and smaller, and this tent is great. It weighs a little over 2 1/2… Full Review »

REI Durable Stuff Sack

Good basic stuff sack, great price, could use a flap and instructions. These are still on sale at REI as of November 4th, 2020. I bought two of the Durable ones… Full Review »

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Prism Alpine Climbing Kit

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Prism Alpine Kit consists of the Prism Pack, Prism Ice Screw Case, and Prism Crampon Bag, and retails for $475usd. All three products… Full Review »

Yakima SweetRoll

A solid kayak carrying solution that just may make loading and securing your kayak a breeze.   Yakima SweetRoll installed on a set of their crossbars Yakima is… Full Review »

Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee

The Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee is an active wear, base layer made up of 87% merino wool and 13% polyester. The high wool content maximizes one of nature's… Full Review »

Flowfold RFID Blocking Minimalist - Card Holder Wallet

A sleek and sturdy little wallet that easily carries 6-8 cards and a few folded bills. Makes for a great wallet on backcountry trips where weight is a concern,… Full Review »

Llama Racks Llama Mama Rack

Is your standard roof rack too short to properly carry your fast sea kayak or surfski? If so, Llama Racks has the support you need to treat your boat right...  … Full Review »

Walrus Arch Rival Solid

Great tent, has stood the test of time. Walrus made outstanding tents reasonably priced and should never have gone out of business (they were bought out specifically… Full Review »

Durston X-Mid 1P

Excellent value in an innovatively designed, lightweight, and well thought-out solo tent by UL hiker Dan Durston.   This solo tent is a good option for folks seeking… Full Review »

Macpac Minaret

Compact and easy to erect. Can use as a fly or with inner and outer. I love my Minaret, but sadly it now has to be retired. In storage for a good number of years… Full Review »

Exped SynMat Hyperlite Duo

Why didn't this exist before!! I based my review with the understanding that this mattresses is oriented to people that do not mind closeness. While camping such… Full Review »

Exped Synmat WinterLite

Extra light and compact mattress that suits a short camping trip. Exped is a very reputable outdoor company and it doesn't disappoint on this winter light mattress. Full Review »

Tubbs Panoramic

My version is called the Panoramic. It has a dial/wire for the toe binding (no toe straps). The toe and heel cleats are similar to Tubbs' Wilderness series versus… Full Review »

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