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Winomo Ankle Gaiter

Excellent value. Even with a few shortcomings, keep debris and water out of boots. Reparable. This is my first pair of modern gaiters (long ago I had a pair of… Full Review »

Black Diamond HeavyWeight ScreenTap Fleece Gloves

These form fitted gloves are comfortable and pair well with a shell. The screen tap finger and thumb work consistently well as long as they are dry. They are lightweight. Full Review »

Marmot Taku

The Taku is a Goretex, single-walled tube style tent made to keep the cold out and the warmth in. The lack of vestibule, inability to free-stand, and leaky floor… Full Review »

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Gloves

An insulated, (mostly) leather glove which balances warmth with excellent dexterity. Adequate weather protection for all but the worst weather, very high durability… Full Review »

Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire

A complex, high functionality watch that blew me away with all of its features! For three weeks now I've enjoyed getting more out of my trail runs, hikes, treadmill… Full Review »

Nomad Nutrition Irish Shepherd's Pie

A very familiar tasting and well-balanced meal, this one is like the backpacking equivalent of comfort food. A great bonus is the 225 calories per ounce which is… Full Review »

Klymit Massdrop x Klymit Ultralight V

This pad was specially made for Massdrop, and was an excellent deal at $60. Although it has a lot of good qualities (high R-value, light, easy inflation/deflation),… Full Review »

MSR FreeLite 1

This is a very light tent that packs small. It's not for people who like to have a roomy tent, but there is room to keep your pack and other things either inside… Full Review »

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pods

Want to have the best organized pack, ability to unpack fast, pack fast in any weather condition, then these pods are for you. Organization is so good that I only… Full Review »

Nooz Optics Rectangular Reading Glasses

Nooz Optics reading glasses aren't designed for backpackers, but they hit all the right notes: lightweight, comfortable, incredibly easy one-handed use, versatile,… Full Review »

Merrell Energis Mid Waterproof

Great fit right out of the box, men's size 10. Good enough for wet trails that aren't ankle deep in water. For men's size 10, average arch, a great fit right off… Full Review »

Fizan Compact 3

Extremely lightweight with a remarkable ability to withstand sheer forces. I didn't expect to like these as much as I do, especially for the money. I'm constantly… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Men's Interstellar Jacket

The Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket is a three-layer hardshell jacket that uses OR’s new AscentShell membrane. This is the most comfortable waterproof jacket… Full Review »

Enlightened Equipment Accomplice

An ultralight and ultracomfy sleeping solution for two, with top-quality treated down fill, silk-like shell fabric and thoughtful details. Save weight, sleep with… Full Review »

Marmot Men's PreCip Pant

For me, the Marmot PreCip Pants serve as a lightweight alternative to snow pants when the weather is not warm but not subzero. They are just right for the beginning… Full Review »

Patagonia Provisions Organic Red Bean Chili

A fully organic chili with high protein and a flavor profile dominated by red chili, this meal will fill you up and provide good energy, but may not tantalize your… Full Review »

Crux X2 Bomb

A crux-product with one thing in mind: the purpose. The rest has been cut out so you don't get any useless details that make things difficult or heavy. I would… Full Review »

LuxuryLite StackPack

I have used the pack for a total of 20 days—two trips into the Gila Wilderness and two into the Pecos Wilderness. My pack has an external frame and four 25-litre,… Full Review »

Wilderness Experience Latok 1

Thirty-four years later the bag is in excellent shape. Now November 2018...Highly Recommended. So I bought this bag back in the early '80s when I lived in Minnesota… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Men's Backcountry Bed 700 / 20 Degree

Good 35+ degree bag without zippers. Do not recommend below 30 degrees without additional support. Great for side sleepers and folks that get out of the bag at… Full Review »

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