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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Topo Luxe

Excellent comfort for a price in weight. For “comfortably light” hikers (not ultralight!), this is the "recliner" for your back country living room. Warm enough… Full Review »

Norrona Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro Bib

A top-quality (and top-price) Gore-Tex Pro bib. Tough, waterproof, breathable, and wind tight. Built for mountaineering but works well for rando/telemark and light… Full Review »

Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt

Forget brands like Platypus and Nalgene. The most efficient way to carry your beverages on the Appalachian Trail is the Mt Katahdin Hydration Belt. It’s the first… Full Review »

Black Diamond Men's First Light Stretch Hoody

The Black Diamond First Light Hoody is a multifunctional, breathable jacket that can easily be used in a wide range of seasons and temperatures, particularly on… Full Review »

Stansport Aluminum Camp Stool

The Stansport Aluminum Camp Stool provides a comfortable sit for only a few bucks. If you are willing to add 17 ounces to your pack in order to have a more pleasant… Full Review »

Asnes X-Skin 58mm Mohair

A lightweight, short skin that integrates with Åsnes skis via dependable locking system. Gives a solid kick and moderate climbing power while still allowing some… Full Review »

Crispi Svartisen GTX BC

A solidly built, high-end NNN-BC boot that delivers on both touring and turning performance. The 2-buckle, hinged plastic ankle cuff boosts downhill control. A… Full Review »

Palladium Pallabrousse

Lightweight hikers for day or overnight use. Okay, Palladium may not be considered world class hiking boots—they tend to fall under the "fashion footwear" category—but… Full Review »

Asolo Men's AFX 520

Good general use hiking and backpacking mountain boot. I'm on my third pair of these great boots...my guess is that these were made in the 1990s or early 2000s. Full Review »

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

Overcoming the fear of the lightweight material. I have had this for about seven years and purchased on sale at REI and wanted weight savings since my North Face… Full Review »

Black Diamond Firstlight 2P

A nice, lightweight winter tent that will stand up to tough weather. It was designed as a winter tent and in that environ it performs great I've used this tent… Full Review »

AntiGravityGear Foothills Trail Pocket Profile

For day hikers and thru-hikers who want a quick reference guide to a trail that doesn’t skimp on information, doesn't require electricity, and which only adds… Full Review »

Helly Hansen Rivaridge Puffy Jacket

Warm and waterproof, but also bulky and heavy, the Rivaridge Puffy Jacket is an uncompromising jacket for cold-weather downhill skiing (and maybe long, windy, winter… Full Review »

Leki Guide Lite V

For this review, I'm going to break the Leki Guide Lite V ski pole into each of its components and go over each one separately, since I have some very mixed feelings… Full Review »

Klymit Cush Seat

A super lightweight pad, that packs down tiny, when you want a little something between your tush and the ground. On most day hikes, I like to have a little something… Full Review »

Asnes Kongsvold Hunter

A light, wide touring ski with deep sidecut but lacking steel edges that delivers a balanced blend of touring and turning performance. Intended for hunters and… Full Review »

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

The Copper Spur HV UL2 and UL2... A Tale of Two Tents. Big Agnes has been around for about twenty years. Should you require it, their outstanding customer service… Full Review »

Trew Powfunk Jacket

The Trew Powfunk is an excellent snowsports jacket. It has the best waterproofing and windproofing capabilities I've seen in any piece of clothing, it's extremely… Full Review »

Next Mile Meals Italian Meatball

Next Mile Meals are made low carb for ketogenic dieters, but omnivores will appreciate them too. The Italian Meatball Dinner has a lot more than meat going for… Full Review »

Gregory Optic 58

The Optic 58 is billed by Gregory as being “[f]or ultralight backpacking with the support to keep you comfortable and moving quick.” While not the lightest… Full Review »

La Sportiva Men's TX3

The La Sportiva TX3 is an approach shoe, which means that it is intended for both hiking and scrambling or light rock climbing. Like many of the best approach shoes,… Full Review »

Marmot Men's PreCip Full Zip Pants

Stood up to more than a decade of moderately frequent use, and have done what I needed 'em to do several times in severe weather far from modern conveniences I… Full Review »

Norrona Men's Trollveggen Powerstretch Pro Zip Hoodie

The Trollveggen Powerstretch Pro Zip Hoodie is a warm, functional, and stylish Polartec Power Stretch Pro fleece hoodie for the mountain life, that also works as… Full Review »

Black Diamond Dirt Bag Mitts

Black Diamond's Dirt Bag Mitts are a very warm, durable product at a spectacular price-point ($44.95 USD). These highly water resistant mittens are made with a… Full Review »

Smartwool Men's Smartloft-X 60 Hoodie

The Smartwool Smartloft-X 60 Hoodie is a lightweight jacket designed for active use in moderate conditions. Smartwool uses its blend of recycled wool and polyester… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt

Patagonia's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt is a great T-shirt for backpacking, hiking, and running in warmer seasons, and even in shoulder seasons for folks with a high… Full Review »

Glade Challenger Goggles

The Challenger is Glade's best-selling, flagship goggle. It's offered in a range of lens options to cover conditions from bright sunny days to flat, low light. Full Review »

Hoka Men's Kaha Gore-Tex

The Hoka Kaha GTX is an updated version of the Hoka Kaha that now features a waterproof Gore-Tex bootie where the previous version had an eVent waterproof lining. Full Review »

Ruffwear Haul Bag

The Ruffwear Haul Bag is a large capacity (37L) duffel style bag, designed for convenient carrying of an assortment of dog gear. This bag is perfect for car camping… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Men's Microgravity Jacket

Exceptional active shell for those in alpine climates and those that use a helmet. I purchased the Microgravity direct from OR in the Lime color, which is a cool… Full Review »

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