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Recent Reviews

Socks

Swiftwick Flite XT Trail

Up your socks-game with a set of all-around socks that can be stretched into service for almost any three-season activity. I can wear shirts that don’t wick sweat… Full Review »

Pack Pockets

Nittany Mountain Works Cordura Ditty Bag

This little itty bitty Ditty Bag makes for a useful and sturdy extra pouch for organizing things. Two different sizes and a WIIIIIIIDE spectrum of color options… Full Review »

Trail Shoes

Altra Lone Peak Hiker

Lightweight, comfortable, and durable shoes that are great for the weekend hiker looking to move to more modern hiking footwear I wanted an upgrade from some big… Full Review »

Hiking Shorts

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts

Super comfortable, stretchy shorts that dry fast. Ferrosi fabric is durable but not bomb-proof. I'm a big Outdoor Research fan as much for their gear as their awesome… Full Review »

Meat Entrées

Stowaway Gourmet Jambalaya with Shrimp

Fantastic, and a fantastic diversion from the usual freeze-dried fare. Big, easily identifiable chunks of vegetables. Big, whole shrimp. Delicious sauce. Almost… Full Review »

Vegetarian Entrées

Stowaway Gourmet Chana Masala

A lovely, creamy break from the usual salt-bombs. Another solid meal from a relatively new company, Stowaway Gourmet's Chana Masala is a pretty darn tasty dish. Full Review »

Meat Entrées

Stowaway Gourmet Comrade Doeganoff

Delicious. An excellent freeze-dried meal for one. Wow, a venison freeze-dried meal available in the United States? Sign me up On the strength of previous dehydrated… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Tarptent Aeon Li

Probably the lightest solo tent on the market, but definitely not light in its performance. I've used this tent for the last three years on numerous backpacking… Full Review »

Top Quilts and Blankets

Enlightened Equipment Convert Custom

Amazing lightweight versatile bag/quilt. I am going to end up sounding like a promoter of these bags/quilts. I have had many sleeping bags over my lifetime. Synthetic… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

MSR Elixir 1

Very good backpacking tent for 1 person! Very high quality tent, completely waterproof and very easy to set up. It is definitely a one-person tent as there is not… Full Review »

Pots and Pans

Snow Peak Hybrid Summit Solo Titanium Cookset

With the amount of outdoor products, materials, and weight, this can really add up. With such limited space it is important to do the research. Trailspace has become… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

Quality tent that I have used for five seasons. Has held up well throughout the time of use with no issues. Highly recommend this tent for three-season use. More… Full Review »

Backpacking Boots

Hanwag Alaska GTX

You choose boots initially on the fit to your foot. Hanwag fit me, and the uppers are good quality. However, the soles only last seven year before they degrade:… Full Review »

Trail Shoes

Merrell Yokota 2

A great hiking sneaker for the price ... These are one of the most comfortable trail sneakers I own. I have had them for three years and put about 23 miles on them… Full Review »

Air-Filled Sleeping Pads

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite

Excellent weight, comfort and packed size. Have used on the AT. The UberLite is excellent. It is so light that I was concerned how well it would hold up, but it… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Eureka! Timberline 4

Great tent design but not as durable as the older models.   Timberline 4 I'm a huge fan of A-frame Eureka tents, but the modern construction of the standard Timberline… Full Review »

Liquid Fuel Stoves

Optimus Svea 123

I've had my SVEA 123 (not R) stove since the early seventies. It's never failed me on a camping trip. Apart from the priming, super easy to use, and it even simmers. Full Review »

Pillows

Exped Down Pillow

Exped Down Pillow—a little comfort goes a long way when on the trail at night. My body has been through Hell and Back and I've suffered a couple of different… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Big Agnes Scout UL2

I was brand new to hiking and everyone kept telling me about going light, so I bought my Big Agnes because it was supposed to be light and roomy. Since I bought… Full Review »

Battery-Powered Lanterns

LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Power Lantern

I bought my PackLite Max 2-in-1 online from luminAid as a backup power supply for charging up some of my electronic gear as I hiked. It served as a great source… Full Review »

Fuel-Burning Lanterns

Coleman Premium Dual Fuel Lantern

One lantern to rule them all!   Don't like propane or constant battery failure? Neither do I. So I bought this lantern. If you enjoy camping with the family frequently,… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Sierra Designs High Route 1

Very light and compact tent. Easy to set up. Very light and compact. Excellent three-season tent for extended backpack trips. It has two vestibules, one with a… Full Review »

Lumbar/Hip Packs

Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey

Mystery Ranch's Hip Monkey is a roomy, durable, well-made lumbar pack that provides easy access to items on the go. With most of its 8-liter capacity in one large… Full Review »

Waterproof Pants

Beyond Clothing ARX 2.0 L6 Rain Pant

Durable and functional, the BEYOND ARX 2.0 L6 Rain Pant is a three-layer expedition-fit hardshell that is best suited for long days in inclement weather. These… Full Review »

Waterproof Jackets

Beyond Clothing ARX 2.0 L6 Rain Jacket

This robust expedition-fit rain jacket is not only built to last, but is also designed for hard working functionality in inclement weather. A three-layer rainshell,… Full Review »

Liquid Fuel Stoves

Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

Another great product from Coleman that's unfortunately extinct!   Setting it up Another great discontinued American made product from Coleman. I've had this particular… Full Review »

Camp Stoves

Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove

Great family camping stove. Reliable in all weather conditions. What's not to love about these great American-made stoves? My family used this stove for about 8… Full Review »

Hammock Accessories

Dutchware Beetle Buckle

The Dutchware Beetle Buckle mounted on the strap of your choice makes for fast and easily adjusted connections to the continuous loops of your gathered end hammock. Full Review »

Hammock Accessories

Dutchware Titanium Dutch Clip

The Dutch Clip functions in place of a carabiner for securing hammock suspensions. Zero moving parts to break and titanium of course to not break the scale.  … Full Review »

Breakfasts

OvaEasy Whole Egg Crystals

Will never have to worry about the eggs bag breaking in my pack! When I first saw these several years ago, my first thought was, "more powdered eggs that will taste… Full Review »

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