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The Nth Degree of SUL Gear - is it for you? 18 300winmag
1:27 p.m. on Oct 14, 2019
by 300winmag
Backpack for teen grandson 2 300winmag
10:09 a.m. on Oct 14, 2019
by andrew f.
Tour de Mont Blanc Detailed Packing List | Wilderness Backpack for maximum self-sufficiency 1 Angelina
6:06 a.m. on Oct 12, 2019
by Angelina
A New Winter Pack 9 300winmag
8:01 p.m. on Oct 9, 2019
by 300winmag
what's your favorite reasonably robust hiking boot? 11 andrew f.
7:59 p.m. on Oct 9, 2019
by 300winmag
Puffy Jacket Alternatives? 8 Rae Phillips
12:03 p.m. on Oct 8, 2019
by pillowthread
Anyone with Experience with SnowTrek snowshoes? 7 Old Guide
12:04 a.m. on Sep 23, 2019
by Paul Lapierre
Can your alcohol stove cook Jiffy Pop? 15 FromSagetoSnow
6:18 p.m. on Sep 13, 2019
by ghostdog
Do you use gaiters for mild weather trips? 15 FlipNC
6:29 p.m. on Sep 9, 2019
by GaryPalmer
hyke and byke eolus 0 down sleeping bag 2 George of the Jungle
5:37 p.m. on Sep 9, 2019
by ppine
Oboz Bridger mid dry waterproof: first impressions. 6 Randall Purrett
10:16 a.m. on Aug 8, 2019
by Craig Houdeshell
I think I had a mild case of snow blindness, help? 11 FromSagetoSnow
10:06 a.m. on Aug 6, 2019
by FromSagetoSnow
buying gear is hard 20 Mike
1:58 p.m. on Aug 3, 2019
by 300winmag
Name this pack! 22 WILL1E
10:40 p.m. on Jul 28, 2019
by whomeworry
1975 Kelty Tioga backpack 15 sabino
10:38 p.m. on Jul 23, 2019
by stevet
Going back to a flashlight for some trips 6 FlipNC
7:05 p.m. on Jul 23, 2019
by whomeworry
Trying to find a Sierra Designs Light Year 1 1 Craig Houdeshell
9:50 a.m. on Jul 23, 2019
by Craig Houdeshell
Jacket advice. 6 Scottish Rambler
1:18 p.m. on Jul 22, 2019
by andrew f.
My Cup Runneth Over 20 FlipNC
2:09 p.m. on Jul 15, 2019
by andrew f.
Trying a bivy bag for the first time 7 FromSagetoSnow
4:45 p.m. on Jul 11, 2019
by ppine
Stoves: Product Design, Info, Use, Maintenance 11 Alicia MacLeay
7:06 p.m. on Jun 28, 2019
by whomeworry
Boreas - another great independent gear company gone 4 andrew f.
11:11 p.m. on Jun 23, 2019
by ppine
Winter backpack 16 300winmag
11:04 p.m. on Jun 22, 2019
by 300winmag
Vest 17 Adam Niziol
10:29 a.m. on Jun 13, 2019
by FromSagetoSnow
Live GPS tracking 1 sboardy
5:29 p.m. on Jun 12, 2019
by sboardy
High Peak Pacific Crest 90 Backpack 9 Christopher C. Stone
1:34 p.m. on Jun 12, 2019
by andrew f.
Duluth Trading for great outdoor clothing 2 300winmag
9:18 a.m. on Jun 8, 2019
by hikermor
Merrell boots: four hooks good, two hooks bad. 3 Randall Purrett
5:44 p.m. on Jun 3, 2019
by JRinGeorgia
Hydrapak hydration 4 andrew f.
1:45 p.m. on Jun 2, 2019
by BigRed
Eddie Bauer PEAK XV expedition parka 5 300winmag
11:43 a.m. on May 16, 2019
by andrew f.
Ultralight Budget-Friendly Hikenture Sleeping Pad review and Comparison to the Quechua Ultralight 5 Angelina
5:31 a.m. on May 11, 2019
by Angelina
Mountain hardwear sleeping bags 13 Danny
3:30 a.m. on May 7, 2019
by Nick W.
Balaclava help 14 Phil Smith
1:52 p.m. on May 4, 2019
by 300winmag
Large or X Large Down Parka? 13 Ken Sternberg
8:06 p.m. on May 2, 2019
by Phil Smith
Biodegradable fleece? 6 BigRed
6:47 a.m. on Apr 27, 2019
by BigRed
Portable Solar Systems 9 ppine
9:21 p.m. on Apr 21, 2019
by ppine
Turned back on another hike 15 Phil Smith
7:02 p.m. on Apr 17, 2019
by Phil Smith
Dyneema tent reviews NEEDED 17 300winmag
11:01 p.m. on Apr 13, 2019
by whomeworry
REI expanding their rental and used gear sales 3 apeman
9:23 a.m. on Apr 12, 2019
by Alicia MacLeay
Old but good gear 17 Curtis Evans
8:38 a.m. on Apr 4, 2019
by Pika
Gear Advice for youth... 5 Tyler Veinot
9:31 a.m. on Apr 1, 2019
by Alicia MacLeay
Steep and Cheap Merchandise 3 GIgi
7:41 p.m. on Mar 27, 2019
by Phil Smith
The search for the perfect boot: the turn down the Asolo trail. 4 Randall Purrett
2:12 p.m. on Mar 22, 2019
by Phil Smith
Should I buy Chillcats? 9 pillowthread
4:08 p.m. on Mar 12, 2019
by pillowthread
Do you use base layers? 15 FlipNC
10:20 a.m. on Mar 3, 2019
by Paul Lapierre
Got a new Eddie Bauer PEAK XV down parka 2 300winmag
7:48 p.m. on Feb 24, 2019
by 300winmag
Large GTX rain mittens for UL winter backpacking? 2 300winmag
11:41 a.m. on Feb 14, 2019
by andrew f.
Mountain Hardware Trango 2 4 Forrest Hickman
6:09 p.m. on Feb 11, 2019
by Alicia MacLeay
Duluth Trading fleece lined cargo pants on sale 5 300winmag
4:35 p.m. on Feb 8, 2019
by 300winmag
Water Bottle Choice 32 FlipNC
1:52 p.m. on Feb 6, 2019
by andrew f.
Revised review, Smartwool mountaineering socks 2 andrew f.
9:26 a.m. on Feb 5, 2019
by Alicia MacLeay
What are your "winter-only" garments? (or other items) 8 300winmag
3:25 p.m. on Feb 1, 2019
by 300winmag
silva ranger type 15 5 dale crabtree
4:47 p.m. on Jan 31, 2019
by andrew f.
silva ranger type 15 1 dale crabtree
8:49 p.m. on Jan 26, 2019
by dale crabtree
Looking to other sports for gear. 9 Randall Purrett
2:11 p.m. on Jan 26, 2019
by hikermor
Automobile reviews? 20 Zalman
10:03 a.m. on Jan 26, 2019
by ppine
Do you use an air mattress? (Not a Thermarest type self-inflator) 21 300winmag
9:53 a.m. on Jan 26, 2019
by ppine
Trekking Pole Recommendation For ... 5 Zalman
2:01 p.m. on Jan 22, 2019
by Zalman
Camp crampons review 1 andrew f.
4:07 p.m. on Jan 20, 2019
by andrew f.
Couple Packing for the Camino de Santiago | What we take with us? 1 Angelina
8:44 a.m. on Jan 19, 2019
by Angelina
Getting into winter camping 21 300winmag
3:26 p.m. on Jan 14, 2019
by 300winmag
Tents - what would you choose? 32 John Starnes
7:00 p.m. on Jan 10, 2019
by John Starnes
Newbie trying to decide? 7 Raymond Hartman
10:58 p.m. on Jan 9, 2019
by Ken Sternberg
Eddie Bauer First Ascent 50% off 6 andrew f.
11:02 a.m. on Jan 9, 2019
by ppine
Sleeping Bag Length For 5'7 Guy 12 LilPoppa
9:14 a.m. on Jan 5, 2019
by JRinGeorgia
Winter stove bases 6 300winmag
2:27 p.m. on Dec 27, 2018
by whomeworry
Garmin Forerunner 235 review 1 andrew f.
10:27 p.m. on Dec 25, 2018
by andrew f.
Patagonia r1 pants review 1 andrew f.
9:19 p.m. on Dec 25, 2018
by andrew f.
Opinions on the Salomon XA Pro 3d? 1 andrew f.
4:23 p.m. on Dec 14, 2018
by andrew f.
Talon 44 vs Kestrel 48 3 Rakesh Vig
8:57 a.m. on Dec 9, 2018
by ppine
My latest find 6 Phil Smith
10:43 a.m. on Nov 30, 2018
by DrPhun
New layering help for Wisconsin climates 4 WILL1E
12:08 p.m. on Nov 23, 2018
by Phil Smith
Which Snow Pants Are The Best ? 6 Adam Niziol
11:48 a.m. on Nov 23, 2018
by Phil Smith
Updated Patagonia R1 pullover review 4 andrew f.
8:05 a.m. on Nov 22, 2018
by BigRed
Do you have a unique piece of gear? 19 FlipNC
2:36 p.m. on Nov 19, 2018
by BigRed
My gear selection for a weekend hike. 27 mrgriff82
10:29 a.m. on Nov 14, 2018
by ppine
Most Durable Backpack... 17 pillowthread
6:51 p.m. on Nov 9, 2018
by 1100 Remington Man
patagonia capilene air 1 andrew f.
4:00 p.m. on Nov 7, 2018
by andrew f.
waterproof/breathable options: what remains? 17 andrew f.
11:22 p.m. on Nov 5, 2018
by alan
Gore-tex pro 3L or eVent 3L XXXL Jacket 4 Keith Green
3:48 p.m. on Nov 5, 2018
by andrew f.
"ESBIT Burner Testing" 3 300winmag
12:48 p.m. on Nov 2, 2018
by 300winmag
Fleece jacket vs. puffy jacket. 6 Randall Purrett
6:48 a.m. on Oct 30, 2018
by whomeworry
Startup Needing Your Input! 17 Alex
3:07 p.m. on Oct 21, 2018
by Alex
Help choosing a jacket please. 4 Patrick Easter
6:40 a.m. on Oct 18, 2018
by Patrick Easter
winter tent for solo adventures under $200 11 George of the Jungle
10:23 p.m. on Oct 17, 2018
by Jafa
Mattress test video 9 BigRed
2:16 p.m. on Oct 9, 2018
by BigRed
Looking for a GPS unit 21 Scotttyd
10:18 p.m. on Oct 4, 2018
by FlipNC
Camp Backdoor Campack X4 Evo backpack 1 GaryPalmer
1:18 p.m. on Oct 1, 2018
by GaryPalmer
My new-to-me TNF tent 14 Phil Smith
12:35 p.m. on Sep 27, 2018
by GaryPalmer
The Comprehensive Outdoor Gear List 17 Billy02
11:50 p.m. on Sep 26, 2018
by Brian Blanton
Air Mattress inflation: Pump or Bag Pump? 10 300winmag
7:28 a.m. on Sep 25, 2018
by JRinGeorgia
Montbell Stellaridge 2 TENT 1 Momchil Atanasoff
4:59 a.m. on Sep 22, 2018
by Momchil Atanasoff
New Backping Pad for Cooler Weather 23 ppine
12:05 p.m. on Sep 20, 2018
by ppine
Car camping gear suggestions? 26 John Starnes
5:25 p.m. on Sep 19, 2018
by FlipNC
what is the deal with outdoorgearlab? 10 andrew f.
1:34 p.m. on Sep 19, 2018
by Jake W
Hydration Bladders vs Water Bottles 18 Cam Turner
4:21 a.m. on Sep 19, 2018
by Nick W.
Pump or Pump Bag for air mattresses? 12 300winmag
10:11 p.m. on Sep 6, 2018
by 300winmag
VBL clothing for winter 9 300winmag
8:20 a.m. on Sep 5, 2018
by whomeworry
Bought a new summer tent, need summer sleeping bag 29 Phil Smith
6:47 p.m. on Aug 31, 2018
by 300winmag
What is the best way to keep Bear's and rodents from your Tent and Backpack/Panniers? 13 Timothy Schneider
5:37 p.m. on Aug 30, 2018
by Gemma Seymour
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