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Patagonia Women's Endless Ride Liner Shorts

The Patagonia Women’s Endless Ride Liner Shorts are a straightforward padded liner designed specifically for mountain biking. My personal litmus test when it… Full Review »

Patagonia Women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey

The Patagonia women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey is a versatile shirt that keeps me comfortable throughout long days on the trail. It layers well over a tank or short-sleeved… Full Review »

Big Agnes McKinnis

The Big Agnes McKinnis is a lightweight, down insulated sleeping bag designed for minimalist trips, bike packing or any time some extra insulation is needed within… Full Review »

Sony HDR-AS200VR

Sony makes some great little action cameras that are perfect for taking along on all your outdoor adventures. They are small in size, yet big on performance, and… Full Review »

Patagonia Provisions Organic Green Lentil Soup

A very simple organic soup, spiced right, that summons the memory of Americanized Indian food to my palate. It’s a little pricey for dehydrated soup but a worthy… Full Review »

Kayland Apex Plus GTX

Technical boot with integrated gaiter, developed for winter mountaineering and suitable for use on ice and mixed terrains. According to my research, the Kayland… Full Review »

Kelty Men's Tuck 20

BEST sleeping bag for hiking I've ever owned. Personal comfort rating at 30-70 degrees F. I go over the dimensions and material in my video review which you can… Full Review »

Petzl Bindi

A small, rechargeable headlamp that takes up minimal space. Modes and Run Times: Three white beams: 5 lumens (50 hours run time), 100 lumens (3 hours run time),… Full Review »

La Sportiva Laspo Chalk Bag

This climber’s essential has all of the necessary features of a chalk bag, at a great price point. This chalk bag works well for any type of indoor or outdoor… Full Review »

REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

The REI AirRail Self-Inflating pad really does help keep you centered and gives the user a slight edge on keeping out the cold with the concave design. I picked… Full Review »

Ledlenser P7.2

Not cheap, but you will have a first class flashlight for life. I've used it regularly for at least two years now. Tough cylinder of aluminum, it resists anything… Full Review »

Meindl Makalu

I bought mine back in 1996. Will I buy them again? Yes My review is about the original Makalu, I presume the new Makalu Pro 3000 MFS GTX is a much better and improved… Full Review »

Big Agnes AXL Air

An extremely light and comfortable sleeping pad suitable for its intended use—warm summer nights. Besides comfort and being extremely lightweight, it packs small… Full Review »

Montane Dart Zip-Neck

The Montane Dart Zip-Neck is a long-sleeved synthetic shirt that is an ideal year-round base layer (a short-sleeved tee is also available). It wicks moisture away… Full Review »

Ledlenser P5.2

Great pocket-sized flashlight—easy to use, high quality, and compact. But there's better performance out there in similar sized packages. LED Lenser P5.2 Pocket… Full Review »

Nathan Hipster

After hundreds of miles of use, the simple, stretchy Hipster waist belt has earned its spot among my essential running gear. Basically four pockets, it regularly… Full Review »

Esatto Men's Classic Hiker

I've just ordered my third pair of Esatto Custom Hikers, since 2007. They are great, rugged, on- and off-trail hikers that fit my wide feet properly like no mass… Full Review »

Suunto Ambit2

I have both the Ambit and Ambit2. The first got a cracked cover eventually—user abuse, so no bad on Suunto on that. The second's battery quit after three years… Full Review »

REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock

After spending several years in parachute double hammocks, the Quarter Dome Air feels like a trip to the Holiday Inn. The REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock is an answer… Full Review »

Evernew Ti Non-Stick DX3 Pot Set

Perfect for boiling water, making popcorn, and trail pizza. My all time favorite cookset for backpacking! I have the .9L version (perfect for solo hikers). Had… Full Review »

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