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My Trail Down Light Hooded Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars My Trail has got a winner with this affordable, warm, down jacket. Perfect balance is achieved, using quality materials at a "WOW" price point.
photo: My Trail Down Light Hooded Jacket
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Toad&Co Pacer Slim Long Sleeve Quarter Zip

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A versatile garment from a philanthropically-minded company that strikes a compromise between backcountry base layer and in-town casual wear.
photo: Toad&Co Pacer Slim Long Sleeve Quarter Zip
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Gregory Alpinisto 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Mountaineers, alpine climbers, and one-backpack-to-do-it-all types should seriously consider the updated Gregory Alpinisto 50 pack. Short Answer: …
photo: Gregory Alpinisto 50
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Five Ten Team VXI

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Team VXi’s are a highly specialized, performance climbing shoe. If you’re at a place in your climbing where you need a little…
photo: Five Ten Team VXI
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MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This small stove kit, designed for minimalist solo backpacking includes the new MSR PocketRocket 2 stove, a pot grabber, a plastic cup/bowl,…
photo: MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit
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Sierra Designs Meteor 2

rated 3 of 5 stars A two-person tent best suited for those that value livability a little more than shaving ounces. Sierra Designs touts it as good for car camping…
photo: Sierra Designs Meteor 2
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My Trail Backpack Light 50L

rated 3.5 of 5 stars My Trail Co. has redesigned the Jam series backpack from the GoLite days, with improvements to its lightweight and frameless design. This water-resistant…
photo: My Trail Backpack Light 50L
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My Trail Storm UL Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars My Trail's Storm UL Jacket is a waterproof and breathable shell that gives you a lot for a budget price. With two low zippered pockets, an adjustable…
photo: My Trail Storm UL Jacket
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Boulder Denim Athletic Fit Jeans

rated 5 of 5 stars The Boulder Denim jeans are aimed at the office to outdoor crowd—those people who are looking for a pair of pants to go from the job to the…
photo: Boulder Denim Athletic Fit Jeans
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Heroclip Medium

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The HeroClip is a very versatile accessory clip that can be used in a number of applications both in the outdoors and around the house. OverviewYears…
photo: Heroclip Medium
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Xero Shoes Z-Trail

rated 4 of 5 stars Xero’s Z-Trail is a minimalist sandal in a number of ways. The sole and midsole together are less than a centimeter thick, with no thick heel…
photo: Xero Shoes Men's Z-Trail
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Vasque Breeze III

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Vasque Breeze III mid hiking boot is a sturdy, protective boot that is best used for hiking and backpacking in temperate and dry conditions.
photo: Vasque Men's Breeze III
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Five Ten Access

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Access is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support and durability. The Access would be best…
photo: Five Ten Men's Access
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Ryders Incline

rated 4 of 5 stars The Ryders Incline is an extremely light, durable, and comfortable pair of activewear sunglasses. Ryders has developed an antiFOG lens so that…
photo: Ryders Incline
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Five Ten Access Mesh

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Access Mesh is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support, and breathability. The Access Mesh…
photo: Five Ten Men's Access Mesh
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Vargo Dig Dig Tool

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very strong, durable, and functional backpacking potty shovel and spare tent stake with the added benefit of potentially being useful…
photo: Vargo Dig Dig Tool
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Vargo ExoTi 50

rated 5 of 5 stars The ExoTi 50 is Vargo’s second generation titanium frame pack. This 50-liter pack is certain to appeal to those who love the external frame…
photo: Vargo ExoTi 50
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Garmont Rambler GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars A very capable on-and-off-trail boot for the price. Are these the mythical one-pair-of-boots-for-just-about-everything solution? Maybe. Yeah,…
photo: Garmont Rambler GTX
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SOL Escape Pro Bivvy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Escape Pro Bivvy blurs the line between an emergency survival shelter and an ultralight sleeping bag cover. While it is comfortable and…
photo: SOL Escape Pro Bivvy
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Sea to Summit Hammock Bug Net

rated 5 of 5 stars An awesome product. Versatile, easy to put on, and allows for great visibility. Well designed and well executed. Definitely a product worth…
photo: Sea to Summit Hammock Bug Net
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Sea to Summit Hammock Tarp

rated 4 of 5 stars A great tarp, though a little on the minimalist side. Looking to go lighter? The Sea to Summit Hammock Tarp may be the tarp for you. This review…
photo: Sea to Summit Hammock Tarp
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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Snuggler

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Slacker Snuggler is a great little underquilt. I think it’s a perfect fit for hanging in summer, late spring, and early fall. Retailing…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Snuggler
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Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars All you need to get started and delve into the world of hammock camping. Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned user looking to shave…
photo: Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock
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Helle Mandra

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mândra is a small and relatively light knife suitable for belt or neck carry. Made of quality materials, it is a perfect companion blade…
photo: Helle Mandra
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Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Adventure Medical Kits Hiker is a 2-person/2-day first aid kit that is designed to be lightweight, water resistant, and streamlined for…
photo: Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit
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Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Day Tripper Lite is a well designed, user-friendly first aid kit that is organized in a lightweight water resistant bag. This kit is recommended…
photo: Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit
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Black Diamond First Light Hoody

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond First Light Hoody keeps me warm and toasty in the great outdoors. However, the PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active synthetic…
photo: Black Diamond Women's First Light Hoody
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Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars The Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag is an “elephant foot” style bag designed to minimize the weight a climber carries by insulating only the…
photo: Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag
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Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee

rated 4 of 5 stars If you’re looking for instant coffee you’ll do well finding Alpine Start. Upmarket of center, Alpine Start offers a boldness, a complexity…
photo: Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee
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Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala

rated 5 of 5 stars Backpacker’s Pantry’s updated recipe of Chana Masala is a very flavorful and surprisingly filling dehydrated meal that has the perfect blend…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala
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Klymit Insulated Hammock V

rated 3 of 5 stars What works on the ground does not necessarily work in a hammock. Unfortunately, Klymit's attempt at a hammock pad proves this point. The Insulated…
photo: Klymit Insulated Hammock V
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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Slacker Hammock House is the “grand slam” Therm-a-Rest needed to prove they are a worthy contender in the hammock market. The Hammock…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House
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Gregory Paragon 58

rated 3 of 5 stars This newly released lightweight backpack is equipped with user-friendly features without adding unnecessary weight. Supreme comfort meets a…
photo: Gregory Paragon 58
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Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Scarpa Zodiac Tech is a near perfect light mountain boot. Great sticky Vibram sole and a perfect fit makes for all day comfort. I’d love…
photo: Scarpa Men's Zodiac Tech GTX
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Vasque Coldspark UltraDry

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Insulated and waterproof for cold and wet active use this full, over the ankle boot is great for those who work and play in winter conditions.
photo: Vasque Men's Coldspark UltraDry
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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Slacker Super Snuggler is an inexpensive, easy to use, robust, lightweight hammock underquilt that works well in above freezing temperatures.
photo: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler
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Sierra Designs Divine Light 2 FL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Divine Light 2 FL is a new addition to Sierra Designs' line of lightweight backpacking tents, combining characteristics of the Flashlight…
photo: Sierra Designs Divine Light 2 FL
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La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Much more than your average boot, the Trango Cube GTX Highlander boots are great on more technical trails and rock scrambles, and perform ideally…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Trango Cube GTX
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MSR PocketRocket 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A good redesign of a classic. For those who like the ease, speed, and the versatility of a compressed fuel canister stove to boil and simmer,…
photo: MSR PocketRocket 2
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Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On

rated 4 of 5 stars The Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On provides oven-like temperatures even when the thermometer shows readings below zero. The minimalist…
photo: Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On
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Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Gloves

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hand protection for most any active cold weather pursuit. Contoured design provides comfortable grip and dexterity to perform tasks without…
photo: Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Gloves
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Montane Minimus 777 Pull-On

rated 4 of 5 stars The Montane Minimus 777 is a 3-layer waterproof breathable jacket that eschews weight by using 7 denier fabrics for the membrane, inner and…
photo: Montane Minimus 777 Pull-On
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MSR ToughStake

rated 3 of 5 stars The odds strongly favor the possibility that the manufacturer of the awesome bomb-shelter tent you bought skimped on the stakes to save cost…
photo: MSR ToughStake
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Vasque Lost 40

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Insulated, waterproof and pretty darn comfy, these mukluk style boots are great for those who want to head out into whatever winter offers.
photo: Vasque Men's Lost 40
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Outdoor Research Transition Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Transition Hoody is a bare bones fleece that integrates perfectly into a 3+ season layer system. Highly recommended for…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Transition Hoody
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Gregory 3D Hydro 3L Reservoir

rated 2 of 5 stars A reservoir with innovations that make sense, but durability could be a big issue. The main advantage is the three-dimensional shape of the…
photo: Gregory 3D Hydro 3L Reservoir
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LifeStraw Mission Gravity Water Purifier

rated 1 of 5 stars The Lifestraw Mission gravity purifier is overall an OK performing filter, and I would probably trust it to adequately filter any water source…
photo: LifeStraw Mission Gravity Water Purifier
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Aqua Quest Safari Sil Tarp Square

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good value, excellent quality 10x10 ft/ 3x3 m square sil tarp. Ideal for car campers, backpackers who don’t mind trading a little more weight…
photo: Aqua Quest Safari Sil Tarp Square
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Petzl Reactik +

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Petzl Reactik Plus incorporates Petzl's reactive technology light settings with the added feature of being Bluetooth compatible to pair…
photo: Petzl Reactik +
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Leki Sub1

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight chair that is somewhere in between an all-purpose and a lightweight camp chair. Incredibly easy to set up and a durable base make…
photo: Leki Sub1
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Gregory Citro 25

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Citro 25 is a good-sized and reasonably lightweight day pack with a surprisingly strong spring steel frame. The Citro's multiple pockets…
photo: Gregory Citro 25
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Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Skyward Jacket by Outdoor Research is a hardshell jacket that is as flexible and comfortable as a softshell layer and is also waterproof!
photo: Outdoor Research Women's Skyward Jacket
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Montane Spine Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Montane's Spine Jacket is a Goretex shell that appears to be very well put together. It combines very light weight with essential functions—windproof,…
photo: Montane Spine Jacket
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Ridge Merino Heist 1/2 Zip Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Heist 1/2 Zip Hoodie is an ideal mid-to-heavy weight hoodie that does an admirable job in warm as well as cold weather. This sleek top is…
photo: Ridge Merino Heist 1/2 Zip Hoody
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Ridge Merino Inversion Midweight Bottoms

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These high quality, high performance mid-weight base layer bottoms perform without adding unnecessary bulk! Unrestrictive and warm, Ridge’s…
photo: Ridge Merino Inversion Midweight Bottoms
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Backpacker's Pantry Chicken Piccata & Tagliatelle Pasta

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Backpacker's Pantry Chicken Picatta with Tagliatelle Pasta is a very filling, bold-flavored high-protein lemon chicken dish with noodles, capers,…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Chicken Piccata & Tagliatelle Pasta
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Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad with Salmon

rated 4 of 5 stars A fresh alternative to the typical salty noodle-based dehydrated meal, the Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad has lots of healthy, whole ingredients…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad with Salmon
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Jetboil MightyMo

rated 5 of 5 stars The MightyMo is a compact canister stove that will not disappoint! With features like a piezo-style ignition and a simmer control that idles…
photo: Jetboil MightyMo
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Klymit Pillow X Large

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Klymit Pillow X Large is based off the popular Pillow X, but is much more than just a larger version. The fabric is greatly improved and…
photo: Klymit Pillow X Large
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Vargo Titanium Bot 700

rated 4 of 5 stars The Bot 700 is a well-designed, simple but multi-functional piece of equipment. The major changes from its predecessor, the 1L Bot, are a smaller…
photo: Vargo Titanium Bot 700
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Gregory Deva 70 GZ

rated 5 of 5 stars The Gregory Deva/Baltoro series is great for anyone from the weekend hiker who likes to bring everything but the kitchen sink to the long trail…
photo: Gregory Deva 70 GZ
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Gear Aid RAM Claw Light Mount

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A sturdy and easy to operate mount for use with Gear Aid lights. The Claw Mount is best suited for around the house or task specific needs due…
photo: Gear Aid RAM Claw Light Mount
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Gear Aid ARC LED Light & Power Station

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Sturdy, reliable, and rechargeable. The ARC is both a light and a power source that has come in handy in a wide variety of scenarios. Conditions…
photo: Gear Aid ARC LED Light & Power Station
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MSR Remote 2

rated 5 of 5 stars If strength and livability are your goals in a four-season tent the MSR Remote 2 may be for you. MSR Remote 2 The MSR Remote 2 is a tent for…
photo: MSR Remote 2
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UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter

rated 4 of 5 stars An interesting eco-friendly product that is excellent for lazy lighting of campfires and wood stoves in good conditions. It is extremely easy…
photo: UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter
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Kammok Firebelly Down 30°

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nothing like the quilts grandma used to put on her bed, the Firebelly uses modern materials and design to pack a lot of comfort into a light,…
photo: Kammok Firebelly Down 30°
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Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter is a good idea and handy gadget that functions as a spark lighter with ferrocerium (ferro) rod and bellows.
photo: Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter
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Black Diamond Iota

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Perfect for trail running. You'll still need a longer-range one for route finding. As fall approaches and nights get longer many say goodbye…
photo: Black Diamond Iota
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GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Complete

rated 4 of 5 stars Complete cooking and eating system, including canister stove, 1.4L pot with cup, bowl, and foon for two. Small enough to carry on solo trips,…
photo: GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Complete
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Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Looking for a go-to trekking pole that does it all? This pole might just fit that bill. From the ergonomic cork handle to it breaking down to…
photo: Leki Women's Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec
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Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The RangerGrip 71 is an excellent purpose-built multi-tool for the gardener or hiker not bothered by a bit of extra weight who wants to do a…
photo: Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 Footprint

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This factory footprint is functional and lightweight, helping protect the valuable bathtub floor of the CrossBow 2 tent. Simplicity of design…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 Footprint
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This accessory is designed for the CrossBow 2 StormPak, allowing the user to be well protected from insects, while minimizing weight with the…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Drop-In
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 R/S

rated 4 of 5 stars The SlingFin CrossBow 2 R/S is the solid bodied, ripstop four-season tent in the CrossBow 2 family. Two backpackers and ALL OF THEIR GEAR can…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 R/S
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh

rated 4 of 5 stars The CrossBow 2 Mesh is the workhorse configuration of the SlingFin CrossBow 2 family. This tent will stand up to virtually any weather and conditions…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh
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SlingFin CrossBow 2 StormPak

rated 4 of 5 stars The StormPak is the bare bones configuration of the CrossBow 2 series tent that minimizes weight, yet still has the strength to stand up to…
photo: SlingFin CrossBow 2 StormPak
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Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The SwissChamp SOS Kit is a brilliant multi-tool paired with a curious array of supplemental tools, packaged together and labeled for survival.
photo: Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set
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La Sportiva Otaki

rated 5 of 5 stars The La Sportiva Otakis climbed very well on the sandstone of Castle Rock and on the volcanic conglomerate of Pinnacles. They work well for experienced…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Otaki
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FITS Sock Performance Trail Quarter Sock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars FITS Performance Trail Quarter Sock is a solid performer. This sock's specialty, outside of being durable and "fitting like a glove," is the…
photo: FITS Sock Performance Trail Quarter Sock
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Backpacker's Pantry Charros Beans & Rice

rated 4 of 5 stars This VERY FILLING dinner will stuff the most hungry appetite whether on a quick overnight trip, thru-hike, or even at a long, busy day at work.
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Charros Beans & Rice
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Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Milk and Blueberries

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This single serving breakfast is a scrumptious powerhouse! Balancing loads of sugars, carbohydrates, and proteins make this an ideal meal for…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Milk and Blueberries
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Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Bananas & Milk

rated 4 of 5 stars Loaded with calories, this Backpacker’s Pantry breakfast is an excellent product for one VERY hungry hiker, or two people with normal appetites.
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Bananas & Milk
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Trew NuYarn Wool Pocket T

rated 5 of 5 stars The Trew Superlight NuYarn Wool Pocket T is an exemplary garment for layering or as a stand-alone summer T-shirt. It is one of the most comfortable…
photo: Trew Women's NuYarn Wool Pocket T
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Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A lightweight breathable shell at a mid range price, this pretty well sums up the Under Armour Hurakan Jacket. It isn’t spectacular, but it…
photo: Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket
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Opinel No. 12 Explore

rated 4 of 5 stars A folding knife option for outdoors folks who want some of the efficiency of a larger, fixed blade knife in a folding package with hook blade,…
photo: Opinel No. 12 Explore
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Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell is an extremely waterproof shell that uses an innovative design to keep you dry by putting a waterproof-breathable…
photo: Columbia Women's OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket
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Camillus Trench Pocket Tool

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A 5-feature tool that won’t break the bank, but has some flaws to consider. Conditions: I’ve used this 4.75 oz. (135g) multi-tool for a…
photo: Camillus Trench Pocket Tool
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WoolPro Skylark Ultralight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable and versatile this 100% Merino wool shirt functions as a cooling shirt when wet, yet warms when dry, and also makes a nice base…
photo: WoolPro Skylark Ultralight Crew
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Source Widepac Hydration System

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Source Widepac 2L Hydration System is a functional and fully-featured hydration system. The product promises a virtually maintenance-free…
photo: Source Widepac Hydration System
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Outdoor Research Ensenada Sun Hoody

rated 3 of 5 stars This comfortable pullover is a great sun protection alternative for anyone who is outside enjoying summertime, whether in the bay or just out…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Ensenada Sun Hoody
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Under Armour CoolSwitch Trail Short Sleeve Tee

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A shirt that holds up well to the rigors of the hot summer hiking trails, but may not be quite as revolutionary as the marketing materials suggest.
photo: Under Armour Men's CoolSwitch Trail Short Sleeve Tee
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Trew Up Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Trew women’s Up Jacket (W’s Up Jacket…haha) has served me well as a summer weight windshirt. Lightweight, packable, and windproof,…
photo: Trew Women's Up Jacket
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Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short

rated 4 of 5 stars These shorts excel as the temps rise, with no riding, no chafing, and no cause for excessive sweating. The hybrid waistband stands out as simple…
photo: Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short
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Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve is a light, cool shirt for running in warm weather (not recommended for hiking). Here’s Columbia’s description…
photo: Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve
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BioLite SolarPanel 5+

rated 4 of 5 stars The SolarPanel 5+ is a sleek and cleverly designed solar panel/ small storage unit that works. Compared to other solar panels’ specifications…
photo: BioLite SolarPanel 5+
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Bergans Moa Pirate Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars The Bergans of Norway Moa Pirate Pants are a nice, all-around functional garment. The capris style provides more coverage than shorts, but is…
photo: Bergans Moa Pirate Pant
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Under Armour Verge Low Gore-Tex

rated 3 of 5 stars These shoes land solidly in the middle of the pack in the waterproof-breathable trail runner category. I have been using trail runners for almost…
photo: Under Armour Men's Verge Low Gore-Tex
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Leki Micro Vario Carbon DDS

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Leki's Micro Vario Carbon are antishock poles that exceed anything else with which this user has ever hiked. While not ultra-light, the comfort,…
photo: Leki Men's Micro Vario Carbon DDS
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MSR Guardian Purifier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR Guardian is a top of the line water purification system that delivers on its impressive claims. Very fast, very efficient, and largely…
photo: MSR Guardian Purifier
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BioLite CookStove

rated 3 of 5 stars Outside of those who share BioLite's concern about using biomass fuels cleanly, the BioLite CookStove is best suited for gadget lovers who like…
photo: BioLite CookStove
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