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Vibram FiveFinger Trek Ascent Insulated

They extend cold weather running. Added protection for the feet. And extremely lightweight and flexible. This is my third winter with my Insulated Trek Ascents. Full Review »

Vibram Men's FiveFingers Trek Ascent

Incredible grip. Very lightweight. My choice of footwear is typically none- I prefer barefooting for my warm weather adventures. When a shoe is required (over stimulated… Full Review »

MSR Men's Lightning Ascent

This is a very durable and versatile piece of equipment. I’ve had a lot of fun and exploration on this reliable snowshoe.  I’m the guy that uses and abuses… Full Review »

Toaks Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (small)

Lightweight, efficient-burning twig stove This wood-gassifying twig stove from Toaks is a smaller, lighter-weight alternative to some of the other products available… Full Review »

Toaks Titanium 1100ml Pot with Pan

Nicely-sized lightweight cooking kit This 1100ml pot from Toaks is a nice size for 1-2 people. I've generally taken it with me when I've been planning to cook or… Full Review »

Mont Helium 300 -1ºC

Quality lightweight sleeping bag. Best for warm sleepers and can be used below its -1C rating sleeping in thermals and using a bag liner. Perfect three-season bag… Full Review »

Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe

Great size for day hikes and fits nicely in your pack! Coming in as a cross between a piece of art and a piece of gear, this artisanal heirloom will surely be passed… Full Review »

Scarpa Men's F1

Looking for a lightweight, flexible AT boot which I can fit a wide foot into following some foot surgery. Very accommodating thermal fitting options, including… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Delta Bowl with Lid

Holds up well, easy to clean, and silverware kit fits inside. This is my fourth version of mess gear for Boy Scout camping, seems to do the trick. The bowl is deep… Full Review »

HydroBlu Versa Flow

Lightweight water filter. This 2oz filter employs hollow fiber tubes with thousands of tiny holes (0.1 microns) that block 99.9999% of harmful bacteria, Giardia,… Full Review »

Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

Very nice lightweight pack with plenty of room, at a reasonable price. I had been wanting to shed some weight from my pack for some time, and previous attempts… Full Review »

TOPS Knives Brakimo

Tops quality: great steel, holds an edge, micarta handles, and fits my hand like a glove. Kydex sheath with metal belt loop that rotates. The only thing I did differently… Full Review »

LifeSaver Liberty

Water purifier that does it all, even on an easy Sunday morning hike in the forest! "Found a picture in my phone , my daughter made a picture of me, from my best… Full Review »

Buck 110 Folding Hunter

For a knife you depend on in the woods, this is your go-to blade. Solid, sharp, and rugged, this knife will help you notch for a shelter, skin for food, or start… Full Review »

Kahtoola MICROspikes

ALL SEASONS. Keep exploring and protect yourself on snow, ice, wet leaves, steep bushwacking... You can look around and price shop. Or just go get the best. I love… Full Review »

Morakniv Bushcraft Survival

Great quality-to-price ratio. Attached firestriker makes it not only knife but survival kit. Nice design, sturdy construction. Full Review »

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty

Great value and surprised how well it has performed. Excellent utility and camp knife. Picked this up as a camp knife and ended up buying two more. Knife fits well… Full Review »

Garmont Men's Dragontail MNT GTX

Very solid hiking shoes; but they are not entirely comfortable. These are superbly-made shoes, heavy duty hiking shoes rather than a boots; but, so far, I am not… Full Review »

Vango Comfort 7.5 Single

This self-inflating mat replaces a worn out Therm-a-Rest and so far it is doing the job well. This product is cheap enough and is very comfortable. It is used about… Full Review »

Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 4L

Perfect for individual or small group use in BWCAW. I've now used this filter system for two BWCAW trips, two nights in August and five nights in October. The August… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

The Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy is a packable, lightweight bivy that utilizes OR’s highly successful AscentShell to boast incredible breathability, even… Full Review »

Bridgedale Hike Lightweight T2 Boot

A well-made pair of socks that have ample cushioning, but run a little warmer than I had expected. The non-wool Coolmax technology has its pros and cons, but is… Full Review »

Osprey Nebula

This bag is spacious enough for all of your books/gear, it has plenty of organization, and many great features. This bag is perfect for students, for going to work,… Full Review »

Esatto Men's Classic Hiker

My experience with Esatto Custom Boots was misleading and terrible. When boots first came back they were as big as gumboots (I actually did the measurements a little… Full Review »

Lake Tahoe Camping with Privacy

This is the most valuable resource I have found for selecting a good site for the night before a backpacking trip. The authors focus on campsites with privacy but… Full Review »

MSR FreeLite 2

The MSR FreeLite 2 is a dependable three-season tent that's designed for two people. With an easy setup and an efficient design, it's a solid option for the average… Full Review »

Mammut Trion Light 28

Great all-around pack for anything you can do in the mountains. Comfortable and supportive, yet extremely light. Fits very well, and is very adjustable. Very comfortable… Full Review »

Thinx Classic Undies

Dealing with periods in the backcountry can be incredibly frustrating. But Thinx unswear just might offer a solution. Periods are a regular part of most women's… Full Review »

Snugpak Insulated Jungle Travel Blanket

A lightweight quilt for around 50deg F. One side is waterproof-breathable and the other is a nice taffeta fabric that is quite soft and comfortable. It is about… Full Review »

Keen Men's Koven

Recommended to me by a distance hiker who does sections of the PCT. Like house slippers for comfort; the waterproof version are a tad hot for warmer weather, but… Full Review »

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