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Mystery Ranch In and Out

A 19-liter lightweight packable day pack with sternum strap, three outside pockets, an internal hydration sleeve, compression straps, and half-clamshell zippered… Full Review »

Patagonia Women's PowSlayer Bibs

Patagonia's PowSlayer Bibs are a premium, lightweight yet durable, waterproof snowsports pants for the backcountry-focused skier and rider. They work equally well… Full Review »

Montane Men's Alpine Raid Hoodie

The Montane Alpine Raid Hoodie is a fleece mid-layer designed to be tough, stretchy, and unrestrictive. Its best uses are as part of layering system where its high… Full Review »

Patagonia Women's PowSlayer Jacket

Patagonia's PowSlayer Jacket is a premium, lightweight yet durable, waterproof snowsports jacket for the backcountry-focused skier and rider. It works equally well… Full Review »

Hilleberg Staika

This is a great tent if you regularly experience heavy wind and/or storms. If not it's probably overkill. It sets up extremely quickly, and keeps the interior dry… Full Review »

MySurvivalPack Core PUK Micro Stove

The Core PUK Micro Stove is a fuel-efficient alcohol stove with a titanium base for stability and a titanium pot stand for ease of use. Easy to set up and use,… Full Review »

Gossamer Gear Vagabond Packable

Excellent ultralight and packable 23-liter backpack for EDC, travel, and day hiking. I have owned the Gossamer Gear Type II Summit Pack and the original Vagabond… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Prologue Field Jacket

Medium weight soft shell jacket. Excellent general purpose jacket for travel, work, chores, casual wear. The Outdoor Research Prologue Field Jacket is a good general… Full Review »

Mystery Ranch G6000

An indestructible pack made for heavy loads. If you're rough on gear and/or carry a lot this is the pack for you! (If you can find one.) This is my go-to pack from… Full Review »

Mammut Men's Masao Hooded Hardshell Jacket

Three-layer shell...Mammut has been tops for me. I have come back to the Masao hard shell last year after owning one when they were introduced. Been through some… Full Review »

The North Face Cobra 52

Lightweight, bombproof, and well thought out. A keeper for my uses in winter and summer as well. Been through a few nice ski/board packs. All were beautiful for… Full Review »

Mammut Magic Guide High GTX

Tried a lot of the best Italian and USA companies. These blow them away dollar for feature. Mammut hits a home run with these. Outta the box comfortable immediately...! Full Review »

Old Town Penobscot 16

A rugged, sturdy, and versatile canoe. Like a brick house this little canoe is a true workhorse and the standard by which other "Expedition" canoes are judged! Full Review »

Outdoor Research Dry Summit Pack LT

Great minimalist waterproof day pack. Simple and light, very underrated! I have many pieces of Outdoor Research gear, and I have been pleased with all of them. Full Review »

Patagonia Men's SnowDrifter Jacket

Patagonia's SnowDrifter Jacket is a full-featured snowsports jacket that could be stretched for use to hiking or backpacking. I don't remember if this is right… Full Review »

Smartwool Men's Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal 1/4 Zip

The Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal Quarter Zip brings 100% Merino wool in a comfortable and warm weave. This shirt works as a base, mid, outer and only… Full Review »

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

The JetBoil MiniMo makes cooking in the wilderness easy and enjoyable. It also boils water really quickly! The newer materials, however, are a bit of a letdown. Full Review »

Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2

The Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2 UL tent delivers on its promise of light weight and comfort. Take care of your tent and it will take care of you. Setup: The setup uses… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1

Robust but lightweight tent that massively overdelivers on value for money. I am on my second Lynx 1 having retired the first after five years of solid use. I'd… Full Review »

Helinox Chair Zero

This is a super light chair which is very useful in the backpack or even the paniers on a bike trip. It weighs less than a full water bottle, and it is great for… Full Review »

Hanwag Horndl Boot

I've used these boots for 117 days over two years mostly in rough terrain in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. Being quality manufacture and double sewn construction… Full Review »

Lixada Titanium Folding Spork

Lixada’s Titanium Folding Spork is the perfect utensil for a hiker’s ultralight cookset. Compact and light this spork has replaced the other utensils I used… Full Review »

Helinox Swivel Chair

The Helinox Swivel Chair is a comfortable chair that swivels 360 degrees with ease. It’s pretty big and heavy, which means it’s not ideal for backcountry use,… Full Review »

Big Agnes Accessory Park Bag Wedgie

The Big Agnes Park Bag Wedgie is an optional accessory that works with both the Diamond Park and Echo Park series. It zips the opposite sides of a Park Series quilt… Full Review »

Next Mile Meals Buffalo Ranch Chicken

Next Mile Meals are made low carb for folks following a ketogenic diet, but omnivores will appreciate them too. The Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dinner has a lot of meat… Full Review »

Frogg Toggs Waterproof Breathable Boonie Hat

Frogg Toggs Boonie Hat is one of those deals that makes one ask why the big name brands charge so much for their products. This hat has kept me dry in heavy downpours… Full Review »

REI New Route Henley T-shirt

This merino/nylon blend shirt is the pleasant surprise of the season. Though advertised for casual wear, it is a fine shirt for warm weather hiking.        … Full Review »

MSR Hydromedary

A fantastically durable option—but difficult to clean and dry. I've been using my 2-liter bag for about eight years now. It is, as others have said, effectively… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Men's Refuge Vest

The Outdoor Research Refuge Vest is a do-it-all vest that is well-suited to keep the core warm during chilly winter activities or for adding that extra bit of warmth… Full Review »

La Sportiva Women's Bushido II

The La Sportiva Bushido II is a solid, comfortable trail running shoe for all-around, year-round use on trails and mountains. With excellent traction and fit, it… Full Review »

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