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What Gear Do You Love?

Whether it’s your first review or fortieth, we want to hear your individual experiences with the gear, clothing, and footwear that gets you outside. No matter your experience level—first-timer or expert—you have something unique to contribute, and can help others access the outdoors safely and comfortably. Let's hear about your gear! Read More »

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Recent Reviews

Rab Gore-Tex Infinity Down Jacket

This coat’s very warm, windproof, and highly water resistant. Also quite comfortable and good fitting. I wanted a very warm jacket for horribly cold, windy New… Full Review »

Keen Targhee II

As a light duty trail/approach shoe, this product didn't meet my expectations. The support and comfort levels did not match earlier Keen purchases. I really like… Full Review »

Craghoppers Corey Half Zip

A cosy three-season sweater which is durable, comfortable...but not really "technical" in the outdoor activity sense. High quality material and manufacture, minimalist… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket

The Alpha SV is a worthwhile shell jacket for bad weather and more than an average amount of wear and tear. The heavy duty Gore Tex Pro fabric and astute design… Full Review »

Helly Hansen HH LIFA Stripe Crew

An all-time classic design. Form meets function. Every competing manufacturer has tried to persuade the public that the original HH vest is outmoded. It has no… Full Review »

Dion Snowshoes 121

I've used my Dion lightweight snowshoes for snowshoe running and races for 10 years. They are the best! Easy to repair—take into a shoe repair shop for new rivets… Full Review »

Buffalo Mountain Shirt

Incredibly functional, warm, and featherlight protection for high effort activity in wet, windy, or cold climates. After suffering the last 30 years hiking the… Full Review »

Mountain Equipment Saltoro Jacket

Lightweight, breathable, adequate ventilation, affordable, annoying zippers. Beautiful jacket, the Gore-tex is not too crinkly, is quite breathable, and is very… Full Review »

Buffalo Mountain Shirt

The most versatile outdoor garment I've ever used. Possibly the best return, for the initial purchase price, of any athletic kit I've bought. I've had at least… Full Review »

Naturehike Cloud UP 2

Lightweight and easy to pitch.   A fabulous lightweight tent which I used for biking. Pros and cons as above. I have had no trouble getting it back into its bag,… Full Review »

Bigfoot Snowshoes ADV Adventure Series

I purchased both these and Atlas branded snowshoes. The Bigfoot snowshoes have held up after 8 years; where the bindings on the Atlas branded snowshoes cracked… Full Review »

Jetboil MightyMo

It works very well with my Imusa grease cup as a pot. I had the metal tube that holds the igniter wire get slightly shifted after banging around my cook kit. By… Full Review »

Optimus No. 00

An heirloom product, not a disposable gadget. In the 1980s, I was working as an Outdoor Pursuits instructor, introducing English kids to camping, caving, canoeing… Full Review »

The North Face Tadpole 23

Unbeatable tent for one or two in bad unpredictable conditions. Great tent, very sturdy in wind and rain. The one I have is the all interior NON-Mesh fabric built… Full Review »

Alpina BC 1550

Best classic boots I have used. Comfortable, good support, right flex, warm, easy to put on and off with some thoughtful details. Only issue is that the surface… Full Review »

Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Midweight Hiking Sock

Darn Tough midweights give you fit, comfort, and durability, plus a lifetime warranty in a reliable sock.   Terry loops are close knitted in the footpad and higher… Full Review »

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof

I tried a number of products to restore the water repellence of my gear and this stuff did the job. I have a winter coat that was waterproof at 15000ml and a pair… Full Review »

Under Armour Storm Tactical Patrol Pants

Fit well and water resistant.   I bought them from Winners for $29.99 and have been out several times with them on warm, cool, and cold weather hikes of up to… Full Review »

Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Poncho

Light, breathable, and versatile, the Frogg Toggs UL2 Poncho provides the rain protection you need without busting the bank. After being pleased with FT's Waterproof… Full Review »

Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka

Thin synthetic parka that can be used as a middle layer or outer layer. I bought this to use as a middle layer under my guide jacket on those extremely cold mornings. I… Full Review »

Darn Tough Quarter Lightweight

Darn Tough is what they are...Tight woven wool socks with a lifetime warranty. I have had other wool socks but none have held up like these. The two pairs I have… Full Review »

Marmot PreCip Jacket

10000 mm waterproof membrane; based on personal experience I recommend using it when not carrying a backpack or anything else on your back. First of all who I am… Full Review »

That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands

A down-to-earth book that is one part adventure journal and travelogue and one part approachable history lesson on public lands in the United States. The author… Full Review »

Bushka’s Kitchen Unstuffed Pepper with Ground Bison

Unstuffed peppers... They taste just like stuffed peppers with all the fresh ingredients and tomato sauce. This is a small company that does batch to order. I found… Full Review »

MPowerd Luci Solar String Lights

Who needs strings lights? Anyone who wants to glam up the camping experience. You can do just that with these easy to use string lights from Luci. Oh, and they… Full Review »

Fjallraven Expedition Down Lite Jacket

An expedition parka with an urban soul. Above all, this jacket is a classic. It hasn't changed and it has a history. It also has a Swedish soul. The character is… Full Review »

Gregory Baltoro 65

Great quality at a great price. An even better company regarding their attitude towards the hiker.     Gregory is a company that cares about its customers. I… Full Review »

Eureka! Assault Outfitter 4

Boy Scout leadership tent with 20 years on it! Been through Michigan winter camping to Black Hills mountain camping. Yes, it's heavy, it's not a backpacker, it… Full Review »

NEMO Hornet 1P

1-Person Castle Reading many reviews on tents makes me ponder why people complain about space. A tent must be convenient, light, and use little space on your pack. Full Review »

Rab Kinetic Alpine Pants

Summer has a new friend. The Kinetic has proven a phenomenal solution to non-winter protection. Often, during summer and fall, to carry a Gore-Tex pants shell isn't… Full Review »

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