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Optimus 8R

Brilliant in the sort of way that makes people affectionate for the item, in the manner of Tellus vacuum cleaners and the Volvo cars of the time - well engineered,… Full Review »

Merkapa XL Double Parachute Nylon Hammock &

Why not a HAMMOCK category? This generic hammock and bug net is all an ENO is at a fraction of the cost Found it on Ebay and along with the generic Hammock Mosquito… Full Review »

Jandd Large Mountain & Expedition Panniers

Cavernous and durable make them the best for bike packing/touring Specifications:Volume: 3500/ 6800 ci 56/ 109 ltr (pair)Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 6 (in) 41 x 33 x… Full Review »

The North Face Jr Hedgehog Hiker Mid Hiking Boots

Just right for outfitting the 7 year old grandson for his first trek I shopped it and bought these, because I felt they were the best value in a real hiker for… Full Review »

Chaco Men's Z/Volv 2 Sandal

Chaco improved everything I didn't like about the one's I had in 2002 I've worn these for 6 months each of the last two years and they're the first footwear I go… Full Review »

Kuhl Rydr Pant

I’ve had Kuhl Rydr jeans before. I liked them. Now I have bought two more pairs last month and have been very disappointed. The material is fading in a strange… Full Review »

Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof

Just a scam , IMHO Applied per instructions to a 3-person tent fly with zero effect. Water immediately passes through the fly. It's a waste of money on a lame claim… Full Review »

Nikwax Down Wash

It works to clean down bags and garments safely, but is more costly than Gear Aid Revivex Tried it and find it's effective to clean, but at three to four times… Full Review »

Gear Aid ReviveX Outerwear Pro Cleaner

Best bang for the buck Previously, I've used Nikwax for down and thought I'd try McNett's Gear Aid. I won't be using Nikwax any longer and here's why: GA goes waaay… Full Review »

Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Fabric Repair Tape

This is the best I've used this to repair tears and holes in my $100 bicycle seat, Cordura panniers, backpack, down jacket; all with total success and no failure. Full Review »

Deuter Fox 30

Quality is fine, but didn't meet the specs for torso sizes To bought this online to introduce my 7 (almost 8) year old grandson Nyca to backpacking. I'd searched… Full Review »

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

The lightest tent I've ever owned I used mine several times and found that though it's light, it didn't afford the room and access I like, so I sold it. Full Review »

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra

Third times the charm??? Time will tell. I received this new model under warranty replacement. I  had originally purchased one of the prior model that's a mute… Full Review »

Ozark Trail Backpacking Tent with Vestibule, Sleeps 1

Best solo tent on a poor man's budget It's just as described and I'm impressed with the materials and the workmanship. The seams all double-stitched and at 12 per… Full Review »

Keen Men's Uneek

Nice fashion sandal for light use I bought five of these, one for myself and the others as gifts. Of the five, I've had to return or exchange three of them because… Full Review »

Teva Men's Hurricane XLT

These are hardcore.   I absolutely love these. They have just the right amount of firmness and cushioning for me. The soles are grippy on all outdoor terrain as… Full Review »

OOFOS oomg fibre shoes

These super soft shoes are great to wear after a long day adventuring. These shoes are made from the same recovery foam as the Oofos sandals with the addition of… Full Review »

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

The Five Ten Guide Tennie is an approach shoe best suited to light hiking that involves scrambling on rocks. It has features common to many shoes that try to bridge… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma SV Jacket

Super comfortable it's still my go to fleece for park walks and even to the (relaxed dress) office. The fabric has begun pilling around the cuffs and collar. The… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Bora 65

Long range comfort and durability with one issue. Read that this pack is the shizzzz, but with one big issue. The pack's main body is made of two different nylon… Full Review »

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