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Soft Shell Gloves and Mittens

REI Active Pursuits Sun Gloves

A Good Idea I have used a pair of gym gloves before on long hikes to avoid getting blisters from the trekking poles. Hiking without them isn't an option for me… Full Review »

Stove Accessories

Primus StovePaw

Foldable titanium stove base - an incredibly useful addition to a legged Primus stove. Greatly improves stability on uneven surface, and especially on snow and… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Snow Peak Amenity Dome M

Sturdy, spacious, this tent shrugs off wind & rain, and provides plenty of space inside, as well as a commodious front vestibule that can open up into a front-porch-style… Full Review »


Backpacker's Pantry Organic Blueberry Walnut Oats & Quinoa

A new, "Limited Release" formulation of one of BP's classic meals is available. It is a decent breakfast option, but feels like a missed opportunity. Backpacker's… Full Review »


Firepot Baked Apple Porridge

A solid and very tasty breakfast at a reasonable price. A recent backpacking trip provided more opportunities to test new breakfast options.  This was one of the… Full Review »

Trail Shoes

Zamberlan 217 Free Blast Suede

A bit pricey and not as originally advertised. Be mindful of the excessively long break in period.   The break in period begins. Note the tag in place.     Six… Full Review »

3-4 Season Convertible Tents

Tarptent Scarp 2

A "2-1/2" person tent that can sleep three in a head-to-toe positioning. Very good for FOUR season camping with Crossing Poles. This tent is the larger version… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

Is it light? Absolutely. Set up easy? Pretty much. Durable? Ahh, there's the rub. In 2017 I was looking for something lightweight for back and bike packing. My… Full Review »


Fire Maple Petrel Ultralight Pot

Compact aluminum pot with lid, handle, and built-in heat exchanger/wind screen, especially helpful in windy conditions I recently learned of Fire Maple products… Full Review »

Dry Bags

Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag First Aid

Quick to spot, this easily identifiable dry bag is an ideal way to store one’s First Aid Kit. This waterproof bag is available in 1L and 3L sizes- ideal for the… Full Review »

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