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Lowa Camino GTX

I’ve found the Lowa Camino GTX to be sturdy, comfortable boots good for use on the toughest terrain. The Flex lacing system allows you to tailor the fit however… Full Review »

Ombraz Classics Armless Sunglasses

The Ombraz armless sunglasses are—without competition—the best pair of shades I’ve worn. And I have owned a lot of shades, because an active lifestyle tends… Full Review »

Metolius Gatekeeper Locking Carabiner

Does well at keeping the carabiner from rotation while belaying. The spin lock is OK but doesn't turn as smoothly as others. The paint on the carabiner wears off… Full Review »

Kelty Folding Cooler

Well insulated for a collapsible cooler, packs down flat for transportation. Setting up / packing down isn't too difficult. Good handles, nice having cup holders… Full Review »

Mammut Multipitch Chalk Bag

Great for multi-pitch climbing, allows me to carry a headlamp, emergency blanket, and a couple snack bars. This is a great chalk bag for multipitch climbers that… Full Review »

BioLite Headlamp 330

Thin, light, balanced, rechargeable, bounce-free—put the Headlamp 330 on the buy-list. The technology is advanced enough that rechargeable headlamps are finally… Full Review »

Moss Tents Stardome III

They don’t make tents like this any more. I’m still using this tent nearly thirty years after I purchased it. A few small repairs along the way and accommodations… Full Review »

Teva Women's Tirra

Lightweight sandal with three points of adjustment. Perfect for walking, hiking, or kayaking. I've worn these sandals for five years and am about to purchase my… Full Review »

Gregory Baltoro 65

I LOVE this pack. Though the older version, the pocket management, versatility, and especially the stability just shine. I got caught in 'pack out' rainstorm on… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Women's Ascendant Hoody

Shockingly warm for the weight and highly breathable with just the right amount of wind protection. This jacket is a great insulation layer for winter activities… Full Review »

BRS 3000T

Excellent small, light, compact, and reliable stove. Plus cheap! This stove is very small and reliable, compact, and light. I compare to Primus Express stove. Full Review »

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight

Best bag I've owned. This is the best through bag I've ever owned. Obviously, it's ultralight, but it's still a great price point. With the rolltop, I'm able to… Full Review »

Under Armour Newell Ridge Reactor

I have used these boots in hiking two summers and have worn them outside working at a ski resort in NE Utah for two winters. They are waterproof! Have held up very… Full Review »

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100

My husband and I bought the Tarpon 100 kayaks for each other for Christmas 2017. We are extremely satisfied with the kayaks and can't wait for warmer weather to… Full Review »

Falcon Guides Paddling America: Discover and Explore Our 50 Greatest Wild and Scenic Rivers

“Paddling America: Discover and Explore Our 50 Greatest Wild and Scenic Rivers” showcases some of the best paddling experiences in the USA. It also aims to… Full Review »

Seaward Kayaks Chilco

Beauty and performance at a reasonable price point. From their website, "Seaward has produced the finest handcrafted kayaks in the world for 30 years. Our reputation… Full Review »

Kershaw Leek

A lightweight, low-profile pocket knife that is a perfect companion for all occasions. Very well-made, super smooth assisted opening, and really good-looking. I… Full Review »

Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On

An awesome piece that splits the difference between the 8-13oz three-season down jackets and the 20oz light down parkas. Despite the pullover design, it is a bit… Full Review »

Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX

The only boots I will ever purchase. Fit: They fit a little tight for their size. I would go up at least half a size to leave room for swelling.  Comfort: No break-in… Full Review »

Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

Absolutely love this stove. It is so compact it fits nicely in my cook pot with the isopro cannister. The pot support arms are easily positioned. I can adjust the… Full Review »

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