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La Sportiva Core High GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars A light, all-fabric boot from one of the world's premier footwear makers, the La Sportiva Core High GTX competes well against similar offerings…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Core High GTX
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Oboz Teewinot

rated 5 of 5 stars Oboz introduces a very capable hybrid that is part low trail shoe and part approach shoe. It is somewhat heavier and less cushioned than most…
photo: Oboz Teewinot
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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Single Hammock

rated 3 of 5 stars Therm-a-Rest's Slacker Hammock is a an entry level addition to the mainstream appeal of hammock hanging. Available in single and double versions,…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Single Hammock
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Jetboil Pot Support & Stabilizer

rated 4 of 5 stars The Jetboil Pot Support is a useful accessory that adapts a Jetboil stove for a full range of cooking options using various pots and pans. When…
photo: Jetboil Pot Support & Stabilizer
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Hilleberg Enan

rated 5 of 5 stars The Enan is a lightweight and versatile 3-4 season solo shelter that does not skimp on quality or design features. Ventilation control, a sizeable…
photo: Hilleberg Enan
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Source D|vide

rated 5 of 5 stars The Source D/Vide hydration reservoir redefines flexibility of purpose in a hydration reservoir. It performs without flaw, has excellent ergonomics…
photo: Source D|vide
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MSR Revo Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars MSR has created a good all-around 'shoe which uses spans from a beginner to a serious snowshoer. Its flex, fit, grip, and heel lift bar create…
photo: MSR Women's Revo Ascent
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Therm-a-Rest EvoLite

rated 4 of 5 stars The Evolite weighs in at about 1.5 pounds and has a comfortable two inches thickness of loft. It’s pretty warm and plenty comfortable. If…
photo: Therm-a-Rest EvoLite
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Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, lightweight, packable, and good ventilation. I have yet to find any real negative to the Elite Rain Chaps (5 oz.). They are lightweight,…
photo: Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps
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Jetboil Grande Coffee Press

rated 4 of 5 stars The Jetboil Grande Coffee Press is a nice accessory, increasing the functionality of an already feature-rich MiniMo. It utilizes the infrastructure…
photo: Jetboil Grande Coffee Press
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Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, lightweight, packable, and good ventilation. I have yet to find any real negative to the Elite Cagoule (6.5 oz.). It is lightweight,…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's Elite Cagoule
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Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra lightweight towel made of the lightweight polyester fabric like our favorite quick dry tee shirts. Tale of the Tape The Extreme Ultralite…
photo: Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel
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FlameStower Heat Charger

rated 1 of 5 stars The Flamestower’s technology is tried and true at this point in time. However, the product itself could use some design changes. With the…
photo: FlameStower Heat Charger
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Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Jetboil fans rejoice! Satisfying simmer control plus a new pot size/shape make this complete/modular canister stove worthy of adding to or upgrading…
photo: Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System
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Crazy Creek Air Chair Compact

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to inflate, comfortable to sit on, and a breeze to adjust, this air-cushioned chair is a great chair for many occasions, but it's sort…
photo: Crazy Creek Air Chair Compact
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Patagonia Nano Puff Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm and comfortable in action or at rest, these pants bring the insulation and packability expected from the Nano Puff line. A well-tailored…
photo: Patagonia Nano Puff Pants
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MSR Flylite

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A minimalist, 2-person, non-freestanding shelter best suited for lightweight backpacking in mild weather. As with most any single wall shelter,…
photo: MSR Flylite
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Optimus Sliding Long Spoon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An extendable-handle spoon that's lightweight and perfect for reaching into the corners of food pouches. What an ingenious little spoon! Collapsed the…
photo: Optimus Sliding Long Spoon
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AlpineAire Foods Wild Quinoa Pilaf With Hemp Seeds

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A vegetarian pilaf freeze dried backpacking meal which may or may not be suited to your palate. Freeze dried food — some are good, others…
photo: AlpineAire Foods Wild Quinoa Pilaf With Hemp Seeds
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AlpineAire Foods Rice Burrito Bowl with Beef

rated 4 of 5 stars A very tasty and satisfying freeze dried meal. Freeze dried food — some are good, others downright terrible. The AlpineAire Rice Burrito Bowl…
photo: AlpineAire Foods Rice Burrito Bowl with Beef
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Tamagear Saddleback Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars The Tamagear Saddleback Jacket performs very well in many situations. The jacket can function well as a mid-layer or outer layer. It sports…
photo: Tamagear Saddleback Jacket
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BioLite KettleCharge

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A kettle with a built-in thermoelectric generator that can charge USB-powered devices off-grid. Heat water, get a charge. A superb option for…
photo: BioLite KettleCharge
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Canada Goose Trenton Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Trenton is Canada Goose's newest venture into a hybrid softshell. The water resistant (waterproof?) exterior is bonded to a stretchable…
photo: Canada Goose Trenton Jacket
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Columbia Sleeker Rain Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, breathable/waterproof jacket, durable enough for three-season use. Ideal for the budget conscious. Conditions: I received this…
photo: Columbia Men's Sleeker Rain Jacket
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Arc'teryx Acrux FL

rated 5 of 5 stars A very impressive shoe with a design unlike any other shoe I have used previously because of the unique inner and outer construction. I would…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Acrux FL
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Easton Hike

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Easton Hike is a sturdy, entry-level snowshoe that is at its best on groomed or well-tracked trails. However, it does not perform as well…
photo: Easton Women's Hike
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Voormi Access Pullover

rated 0.5 of 5 stars The Access Pullover is a sharp-looking merino wool mid-layer that is perfect for being active on cooler days. Unfortunately, after testing two…
photo: Voormi Access Pullover
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Woolx X704

rated 4 of 5 stars The Woolx X704 1/4 zip heavyweight merino pullover made from 100% Australian Merino Wool (400g/m2, 18.5 Micron) is impressively warm for its…
photo: Woolx X704
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Mountain Hardwear Phantom Hooded Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Like wearing a cloud of warmth, the Phantom Hooded Jacket keeps you toasty in the coldest temperatures and packs down small enough to bring…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom Hooded Jacket
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Exped Synmat WinterLite

rated 4 of 5 stars We all know that winter camping gear can really weigh our packs down. Exped thinks your winter sleeping pad shouldn’t have to! This spring,…
photo: Exped Synmat WinterLite
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Montane Super Terra Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are rugged outdoor pants which can be used for many different activities. Durable, yet stretchy, Montane’s Super Terra Pants are comfortable…
photo: Montane Super Terra Pants
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The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The North Face Fuseform Uno is a lightweight (12oz), 3-layer HyVent Alpha, alpine designed shell which boasts an industry changing innovation…
photo: The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket
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Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good for three-season mountaineering from trail head to summit. Now you don't need approach shoes any more. Light is fast and fast is safer.
photo: Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX
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Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a product for those for whom a little extra expense and a little extra weight is money well spent and weight well carried if it can…
photo: Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle
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Bergans Tufto Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Except in the case of extreme cold or heat the Tufto Pants do everything I need pants to — from hiking and climbing to skiing and biking.
photo: Bergans Men's Tufto Pants
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Omnibar Energy Bar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Omnibar has created a high quality, great tasting food bar with grass-fed beef to take into the outdoors. A variety of unique flavors keep your…
photo: Omnibar Energy Bar
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Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars If you are a serious four-season outdoor junkie, consider using this jacket. It hits a perfect sweet spot: (from the company) “From trailhead…
photo: Patagonia Women's Nano-Air Hoody
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MontBell EX Light Down Anorak

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While simple in design and weighs little, the Mont-bell Down Anorak is unexpectedly warm when needed. The jacket packs down small, taking up…
photo: MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
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Gregory Denali 100

rated 3 of 5 stars The standard-bearer for long walks and hard climbs gets a worthy redesign. The ability to still carry 70lb-loads while shedding a pound of weight…
photo: Gregory Denali 100
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Adidas Terrex Swift Climaheat Frost Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars An insulated jacket that isn’t afraid of getting a little wet. Designed and fitted for active use this hooded jacket uses a blend of synthetic…
photo: Adidas Terrex Swift Climaheat Frost Jacket
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MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The MSR Windboiler is a one-trick pony — it boils water efficiently even in high winds — and it does that one trick extremely well. But…
photo: MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System
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Montane Trail Stretch Gaiter

rated 4 of 5 stars A low trail gaiter that finds a pleasing blend of light weight, durability, and functionality. This product is especially good for trail routes…
photo: Montane Trail Stretch Gaiter
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Sierra Designs DriDown Rain Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs DriDown Rain Jacket is billed as "a single solution for wet, cold environments." It is a waterproof rain shell insulated…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's DriDown Rain Jacket
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Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars ** Please see the addendum at the end of this review Big Agnes has applied their knowledge of down to their foray into apparel. The women’s…
photo: Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest
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Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Lucent is a battery powered heated mitten that boasts impressive dexterity, warmth and durability. There is extra attention…
photo: Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts
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Cotopaxi Nepal 65

rated 3 of 5 stars The Cotopaxi Nepal 65L pack has a number of innovative features, and is appropriate for trips of a few days or longer. While it didn’t work…
photo: Cotopaxi Nepal 65
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Deuter Pace 36

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Pace 36 is a weight-shaving daypack with a very light frame and wide mesh hip belt. I applaud Deuter for figuring out how to make a bag…
photo: Deuter Pace 36
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Asolo Piuma

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Asolo Piuma is a light, articulate mid-height boot well suited to hiking, backpacking, and general outdoors use. Despite some minor issues…
photo: Asolo Piuma
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Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Jetboil Joule is a canister stove system that is intended for use by “expert backpacking groups and alpinists”, particularly for large…
photo: Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System
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Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars With its claim as the lightest rain jacket in the world — if you are looking for the absolute lightest weight rain jacket you can find, this…
photo: Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock
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Big Agnes Double Z

rated 4 of 5 stars For a summer-only pad, the Big Agnes Double Z offers big comfort and durability with a relatively light weight. At 4 inches thick, it absorbs…
photo: Big Agnes Double Z
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Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking…
photo: Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent
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Cotopaxi Inca 26

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable bag for traveling in the woods or around town. A wonderful balance of features and function. Quality construction and design make…
photo: Cotopaxi Inca 26
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Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp

rated 4 of 5 stars A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking…
photo: Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp
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Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42

rated 4 of 5 stars The Lowe Alpine Peak Attack is a 42L classic, single compartment mountaineering -inspired pack. With those uses in mind the pack boasts added…
photo: Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42
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SOG BladeLight Camp

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An interesting blend of fixed blade knife and flashlight that proves quite capable of executing most camp cutting tasks. While not intended…
photo: SOG BladeLight Camp
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Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A healthy, responsible product from a cool company that, with a little tweaking could be great. Vermont Smoke and Cure Pepperoni I admit that…
photo:   Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks
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Montane VIA Dragon 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A well-built and lightweight pack for ultrarunning and fast packing, big enough to carry layers, emergency gear, and food for long mountain…
photo: Montane VIA Dragon 20
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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lot of backpackers look at pillows as luxury items and leave them behind because they are too heavy or bulky. The new Sea to Summit Aeros…
photo: Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
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Keen Durand Waterproof Mid

rated 2.5 of 5 stars If you can deal with the large toe box and keep your toes from smashing into the end while descending you might like these boots. If you have…
photo: Keen Men's Durand Waterproof Mid
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Berghaus Expedition Light 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Berghaus Expedition Light 80 is a large capacity pack with a lightweight design. It has a surprisingly supportive suspension system which…
photo: Berghaus Expedition Light 80
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LuminAID Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A basic, functional solar-powered lantern at an affordable price-point. The simple design allows for a wide-range of uses and abuses. A prime…
photo: LuminAID Lantern
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MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5 38F sleeping bag is a high quality, super comfortable, accurately rated, very compressible, and lightweight…
photo: MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5
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Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall, I LOVE this coat! It's a soft, attractive, great layer piece. But the coat has a design issue that can work against its purpose, which…
photo: Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
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Klymit Motion 60

rated 3 of 5 stars The Motion 60 is a lightweight, large capacity backpack built around the Airbeam Framesheet, that Klymit has become famous for. Its best features…
photo: Klymit Motion 60
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Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The OR Helium Hybrid is a lightweight, no-frills wind jacket that has additional protection from rain on the hood and shoulders. The minimalist…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket
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BaroCook BC-003 (850ml)

rated 3 of 5 stars A reliable alternative cooking system without a flame, BaroCook uses a common and relatively safe chemical reaction using Calcium oxide (quicklime)…
photo: BaroCook BC-003 (850ml)
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Vasque ShapeShifter Ultra

rated 2 of 5 stars The Vasque Shapeshifter is a heavily padded running shoe that attempts to buck the trend of minimalist footwear. It comes up unsuccessful however,…
photo: Vasque ShapeShifter Ultra
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The North Face Verto Storm Jacket

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Silent Orange Is The New Black! This is a high quality waterproof, breathable storm jacket that is very useful for (dare I say) fast and light…
photo: The North Face Men's Verto Storm Jacket
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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

rated 5 of 5 stars More room than I thought possible from a tent weighing just 3 pounds 7 ounces. Perfect for two people (and a dog). Highly recommended. The MSR…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P
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Montane Shark Ultra Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars The Montane Shark Ultra Tee is a most impressive garment! It fits well, it breathes very well, it remains virtually odor free, and it wears…
photo: Montane Shark Ultra Tee
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Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a fresh, healthy, and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. While the recommended re-hydration…
photo: Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto
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SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good fire kit for anyone who may need to light a fire—camper, backpacker, hunter, or stranded traveler—especially under adverse conditions.
photo: SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit
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Good To-Go Thai Curry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fresh, healthy and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. The taste and ingredient list are…
photo: Good To-Go Thai Curry
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Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fresh, healthy and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. The taste and ingredient list are…
photo: Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili
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Easton Slickrock 2P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This spacious free standing tent has a lot going for it. It is stable in gusty wind, it has plenty of head and elbow room, there are two entries,…
photo: Easton Slickrock 2P
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Klymit Motion 35

rated 5 of 5 stars Klymit has hit a homerun with its 35-liter Motion pack! This lightweight day hike/overnighter pack is very easy to wear, tough, and comfortable!
photo: Klymit Motion 35
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Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt is a fun and feminine outdoors garment and can be very practical in certain circumstances. In conceding…
photo: Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt
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NEMO Astro Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars The Nemo Astro Air Lite 20R is a compact, lightweight, well-designed backcountry mattress. A great choice for those minimalist warm weather…
photo: NEMO Astro Lite
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Nite Ize Inova STS

rated 4 of 5 stars The Inova STS is a feature-rich, uber-bright headlamp that takes a decent stab at innovating the classical on/off switch. With the popularity…
photo: Nite Ize Inova STS
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 4 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Storm headlamp is a waterproof, medium sized lamp that is loaded with features: High power, waterproof, dimmable, lockable,…
photo: Black Diamond Storm
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Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack does 90 percent of the kind of hiking/climbing I do. A lot of good things have happened in the last few years to backpacks and I am…
photo: Granite Gear Men's Nimbus Trace Access 70
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Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD)

rated 4 of 5 stars This product is well suited for anyone wanting to enhance their backpacking experience by floating or paddling mild rivers and flat water lakes…
photo: Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD)
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Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 is a massive freestanding dome style backpacking tent that has two adjacent doors (one front and one side) which…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5
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Light & Motion Focus Head

rated 4 of 5 stars At 165 lumens, the Focus light head is the brightest red light this reviewer as ever seen. Add to that a 60-degree wide beam, and night hiking…
photo: Light & Motion Focus Head
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Light & Motion GoBe+ 700 Wide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If the Sun is a bit too heavy to carry in your pack, then I would recommend the GoBe+ 700 Wide. It's less weight than the Sun, and it doesn't…
photo: Light & Motion GoBe+ 700 Wide
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Light & Motion GoBe+ 500 Search

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The GoBe+ 500 Search is a 500-lumen, 8-degree spot beam that is so bright, Light & Motion has to put warning labels on it regarding eye…
photo: Light & Motion GoBe+ 500 Search
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NEMO Veda 2P

rated 4 of 5 stars The Nemo Veda 2P is a very spacious hybrid shelter that provides enough livable space not just for yourself and your companion, but also for…
photo: NEMO Veda 2P
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Osprey Rev 6

rated 5 of 5 stars The Osprey Rev 6 day pack is perfect for trail running, day hiking, and mountain bike rides. Though small, this day pack is full of features…
photo: Osprey Rev 6
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Patagonia Alpine Houdini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the lightest and most packable waterproof/breathable shell I have tried. It functioned extremely well on a variety of really unpleasant…
photo: Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini
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Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The new Lightning 2 UL is an efficient, roomy, lightweight 2-person backpacking tent incorporating some new features that set it apart from…
photo: Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL
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Vargo Ti-Arc Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The external frame pack is back! The Ti-Arc is a first generation backpack from the company that brings us all things titanium. As an initial…
photo: Vargo Ti-Arc Pack
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Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Convenient, light, flexible, and covert way to carry drinks into the backcountry. Recommended for those looking for a way to bring adult beverages…
photo: Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask
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Vapur Vintage Wine Carrier

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Convenient, light, and flexible way to carry drinks into the backcountry. Recommended for anyone looking to bring some of the comforts of home…
photo: Vapur Vintage Wine Carrier
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Smartwool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport

rated 5 of 5 stars The SmartWool PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport has been within arm’s reach of me all winter. It's one of the best insulating layers I have…
photo: Smartwool Men's PhD SmartLoft Divide Hoody Sport
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La Sportiva Halo Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Breathable yet warm softshell pant well suited for backcounty skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, or cold weather hiking. The La Sportiva Halo…
photo: La Sportiva Halo Pant
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SOG Flashback

rated 4 of 5 stars The fastest assisted opening folder on the market. Initial Impressions This is a SOG knife. I am biased having owned several SOG knives over…
photo: SOG Flashback
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Snow Peak Mola Headlamp

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Snow Peak Mola is a new headlamp that features a 110 lumen LED light that has several different lighting options, including one that automatically…
photo: Snow Peak Mola Headlamp
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Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars After giving up on soft shells I am back to being a fan. After the last soft shell jacket I was wearing became soaked during an all-day sleet…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Alchemy Hooded Jacket
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The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Thermoball jacket does what it says it will do. It insulates—even when wet—at the loft and weight of 600-fill goose down. The shell…
photo: The North Face Men's Thermoball Full Zip Jacket
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