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Inov-8 All Terrain Gaiter

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Inov-8 All Terrain Gaiter is an accessory that is designed to keep debris from entering footwear at the ankle. This product is ideal for…
photo: Inov-8 All Terrain Gaiter
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Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy is a four-season packable, lightweight bivy that utilizes OR’s highly successful AscentShell to boast…
photo: Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy
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Bridgedale Hike Lightweight T2 Boot

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A well-made pair of socks that have ample cushioning, but run a little warmer than I had expected. The non-wool Coolmax technology has its pros…
photo: Bridgedale Hike Lightweight T2 Boot
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MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast & Light Body

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast and Light Body is a replacement option for the Carbon Reflex 1 tent body. It provides greater protection from the…
photo: MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Fast & Light Body
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Kelty Camp Kitchen

rated 4 of 5 stars My husband and I camp together a few weekends each month, and take two week-long trips each September. We have been camping our entire lives,…
photo: Kelty Camp Kitchen
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3F Gear Lanshan 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this tent in April, it arrived in May, but I never got to use it until late May. I left it out in all kinds of weather. I have several…
photo: 3F Gear Lanshan 2
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Kelty Trekker 65

rated 4 of 5 stars I started out with external frame packs in the '80s, joined the internal frame craze in the '90s, and joyfully returned to external frames with…
photo: Kelty Trekker 65
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Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow

rated 4 of 5 stars The SMD Silver Shadow is a trail umbrella designed to protect rain or shine. Light and easy to carry it pops up fast and stows easily. Not very…
photo: Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow
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Ohuhu Wood Burning Camping Stove

rated 3 of 5 stars The only can stove I bought, so am comparing it to homemade stoves. I bought this with a Solo Camp Stove (I know in my Solo review I said three…
photo: Ohuhu Wood Burning Camping Stove
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Kestrel 2000

rated 5 of 5 stars This small device brings some advanced weather monitoring capabilities in your trips. It can measure the wind speed, air and water temperature,…
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars The Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo is a well thought out design that provides a lightweight, roomy, and reasonably priced shelter option for the…
photo: Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
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Six Moon Designs Pack Pod

rated 4 of 5 stars Six Moon Designs Pack Pods are lightweight, rectangular pouches designed to make maximum use of pack space. Zip lid allows easy access to contents…
photo: Six Moon Designs Pack Pod
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Mystery Ranch Coulee 40

rated 5 of 5 stars The Coulee 40 could either be a really large daypack, think carry stuff for a small family, or serve you for overnights with lightweight gear.
photo: Mystery Ranch Men's Coulee 40
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Exped Cloudburst 25

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, completely waterproof summit and day pack that can ride in a bigger pack for doing side trips on longer hikes, doubles as a dry…
photo: Exped Cloudburst 25
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Nylofume Pack Liner Bags

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultra light pack liner is just a plastic bag. What makes it special is how long it keeps being a plastic bag. Used and abused, yet still able…
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Jetboil CrunchIt

rated 5 of 5 stars A straightforward tool for bleeding and puncturing gas canisters for safe disposal. I try to completely use up and properly dispose of every…
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MSR WindBurner Sauce Pot 2.5L

rated 4 of 5 stars A solid addition to MSR's Windburner system, just big enough to cook simple meals for four people, but not 100% compatible with the canister-top…
photo: MSR WindBurner Sauce Pot 2.5L
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek Pack Bungee Attachment

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Light little loops of stretchable cord with an easy to use, one-handed line lock with built-in hook. Made to attach hiking poles, but lots of…
photo: Gossamer Gear Lightrek Pack Bungee Attachment
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REI Camp Dome 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Cute and cosy. I should confess I started out ready to return this tent due to its short length. That was in summer. The other major problem…
photo: REI Camp Dome 2
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Adidas Terrex Free Hiker

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A super comfortable hiking shoe, which blurs the lines between a trail runner and a hiking boot. As the summer hiking season approached, it…
photo: Adidas Men's Terrex Free Hiker
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Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars The Trekker Chair Kit is a relatively light and supportive supplement to your air mattress so you can lounge around camp at the end of a long…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair Kit
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Inov-8 Roclite G 345 GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars The Inov-8 Roclite G 345 GTX is a very high quality mid-ankle boot that offers superb traction, while still being very lightweight. Inov-8 classifies…
photo: Inov-8 Men's Roclite G 345 GTX
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Six Moon Designs Minimalist

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Six Moon Designs Minimalist is a backpack engineered to let you change configurations easily to match your changing needs. The frame and…
photo: Six Moon Designs Minimalist
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Rab Nexus Pull-On

rated 4 of 5 stars The Rab Nexus Pull-On fleece jacket is a comfortable, light, and warm mid-layer that breathes well and has an adjustable deep chest zip. Minor…
photo: Rab Men's Nexus Pull-On
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Foot Kinetics RunGoo

rated 5 of 5 stars Great at preventing blisters, chafing, and hot spots for runners or hikers. I bought this product because I often get blisters between my toes…
photo: Foot Kinetics RunGoo
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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #3

rated 5 of 5 stars An essential tool for backcountry camping, where strength, durability, light weight and effectiveness are critical! Tentlab's Deuce #3 HD Trowel…
photo: TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #3
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Bindle Bottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A big bottle which will keep your drink cold. And then there's the "secret" compartment. I was looking forward to trying out the Bindle Bottle,…
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ULA Equipment Pack Cover

rated 3 of 5 stars A well-fitting and extremely light pack cover for my favorite pack (ULA Ohm 2.0). It works as well as most pack covers keeping rain off your…
photo: ULA Equipment Pack Cover
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Mountain Equipment Echo Hooded Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Mountain Equipment Echo is an unlined soft shell jacket designed for active pursuits with specific designs for the climber, including articulated…
photo: Mountain Equipment Men's Echo Hooded Jacket
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Inov-8 Terraultra G 260

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Terraultra G-260 is a «colorful» shoe for running on hardpacked trails, with Inov-8’s reliably tough uppers and a grippy, but not necessarily…
photo: Inov-8 Men's Terraultra G 260
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite

rated 4 of 5 stars The NeoAir UberLite is a welcomed ultralight addition to the NeoAir lineup, filling a niche as Therm-A-Rest's premier summer sleeping pad. It…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite
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Sea to Summit X-Pot 1.4L

rated 4 of 5 stars I have been looking at these collapsible type pans for a couple of years. Good camping kitchen gear has to be lightweight and packable (in my…
photo: Sea to Summit X-Pot 1.4L
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Fjallraven Koster Sweater

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fantastic winter warmer that looks great and is made from natural fibres, though it comes with a hefty price tag. I absolutely love this jumper…
photo: Fjallraven Koster Sweater
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Atlas Spindrift

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Atlas Spindrift, designed to handle technical terrain, is a great snowshoe for anything varying from flat towards vertical. Good balance…
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Lightning Nuggets Lightnin' Bug

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very simple fire starter that provides a good robust flame and holds up well in storage. I have had these Lightnin Bug fire starters setting…
photo: Lightning Nuggets Lightnin' Bug
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Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Swiftwick is as good as it gets for scent-free, blister-free comfort, wicking, and durability. Updated!! I have owned Swiftwick socks of one…
photo: Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock
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MPowerd Luci Outdoor 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Luci v2.0 solar-powered LED light is a compact, lightweight, super bright, and versatile option that provides lantern-like light. Charges up…
photo: MPowerd Luci Outdoor 2.0
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Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy 45F

rated 4 of 5 stars The Space Cowboy is a nicely featured 45˚F/7˚C sleeping bag for those seeking a highly compressible, lightweight synthetic sleeping bag option.
photo: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy 45F
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Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20F

rated 5 of 5 stars A super warm sleeping bag with some unique features and qualities. I actually won this sleeping bag in a Trailspace competition, so thanks,…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20F
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Black Rock Gear The Original

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A super lightweight, comfort-focused winter beanie that goes with me on every cold-weather excursion. My favorite use has become as a sleeping…
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Arc'teryx Thorium AR Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very durable, exceptionally warm hoody that excels in the right conditions. One of the perks of your friends knowing you like to walk in the…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Thorium AR Hoody
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Tarptent StratoSpire 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, very sturdy, and roomy. Awesome tent. We have the fabric inner and the tent weighs about 2 3/4 pounds. It is incredibly sturdy…
photo: Tarptent StratoSpire 2
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Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A super durable, insulated water bottle that carries 40 fluid ounces (1.18L). When weight is a concern (i.e. long backpacking trips), I don’t…
photo: Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth
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Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody is Patagonia’s newest base layer design which utilizes a unique seamless knit construction that is composed…
photo: Patagonia Men's Capilene Air Hoody
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Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms are Patagonia’s newest base layer design which utilizes a unique seamless knit construction that is composed…
photo: Patagonia Men's Capilene Air Bottoms
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Balega Blister Resist Quarter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Balega's Blister Resist Quarter is a hybrid mohair and synthetic sock from a company that does a great job with running socks. Great wicking…
photo: Balega Blister Resist Quarter
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Lowa Camino GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I’ve found the Lowa Camino GTX to be sturdy, comfortable boots good for use on the toughest terrain. The Flex lacing system allows you to…
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Stellar Kayaks 14' Surf Ski S14S

rated 5 of 5 stars Been wishing for a high performance, lightweight SOT??? Your wish has been granted. Behold the Stellar S14S. The Stellar S14S is a hybrid cross…
photo: Stellar Kayaks 14' Surf Ski S14S
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Hillsound Armadillo LT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Hillsound Armadillo LT gaiters provide full length protection from the wet and yuck, but are breathable and light enough to wear all year…
photo: Hillsound Armadillo LT
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Eureka! Midori 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is an excellent three-season backpacking tent, priced right for budget-minded backpackers. The 2018 updated version of the Midori solves…
photo: Eureka! Midori 2
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Atlas Access Series

rated 4 of 5 stars The Atlas Access Series snowshoes are great for all-day use, as well as for light hiking on and off trail in rolling terrain. They are very…
photo: Atlas Access Series
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Danner Raptor 650

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The surprisingly lightweight and versatile Danner Raptor 650 handled everything I threw at it this winter, all while keeping my feet warm and…
photo: Danner Men's Raptor 650
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GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist II

rated 4 of 5 stars The GSI Minimalist II cook kit provides a high-value cook set for boiling water or heating simple meals. This compact, inexpensive set also…
photo: GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist II
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Helly Hansen Odin Huginn Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars The Helly Hansen Odin Huginn Pant is a mid-weight soft shell pant that, when layered properly, works well for all four seasons. They are both…
photo: Helly Hansen Odin Huginn Pant
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Falcon Guides The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking

rated 3.5 of 5 stars While no book about sea kayaking is enough to make you a pro paddler (this requires training and experience), "The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking"…
photo: Falcon Guides The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking
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Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner

rated 4 of 5 stars The Stunt Runner is a two-part leash system, designed for running (or other hands-free activities such as hiking or snowshoeing) with your dog.
photo: Stunt Puppy  Stunt Runner
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Gossamer Gear Hipster

rated 4 of 5 stars This is one tough fanny pack. It can withstand heavy use and abuse, and your sunscreen, camera, keys, or snacks etc. are easy to access. The…
photo: Gossamer Gear Hipster
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RailRiders Adventure Top

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Can't say enough about this shirt. Its UV protection and comfortable, lightweight, and quick drying fabric make this an awesome choice for activities…
photo: RailRiders Women's Adventure Top
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RC Pets West Coast Rain Wear

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For a dog that doesn't conform to "normal" sizes/proportions, this coat does the trick. This coat offers adjustability for a small dog with…
photo: RC Pets West Coast Rain Wear
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Ruffwear Web Master Harness

rated 5 of 5 stars Great harness for active dogs! I will purchase again, if it ever wears out. Ease of Use: This harness is a little clumsy to put on and take…
photo: Ruffwear Web Master Harness
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Katabatic Gear Alsek

rated 5 of 5 stars The Katabatic Gear Alsek is the most comfortable and functional quilt that I have used. It is well-designed, durable, and conservative in its…
photo: Katabatic Gear Alsek
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Nikwax Down Wash Direct

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an effective product for cleaning and restoring loft to down garments and sleeping bags/quilts. It works for both hand and machine washing.
photo: Nikwax Down Wash Direct
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Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Stew

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Soap is good option for people looking for a reasonably lightweight backpacking food that tastes and looks like…
photo: Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Stew
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MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice compact and efficient system, some quirks need to be addressed. I have used this stove on a couple of trekkings and one vacation now, sometimes…
photo: MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System
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Stunt Puppy Puff Doggy

rated 4 of 5 stars Now your best friend can have the same quality materials and workmanship that your insulated jacket has. Stunt Puppy Puff Doggy If your dog…
photo: Stunt Puppy  Puff Doggy
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Grand Shelters IceBox Igloo Tool

rated 4 of 5 stars An ingenious system that can be used to build igloos for up to five happy campers. Works as advertised, but using it efficiently requires a…
photo: Grand Shelters IceBox Igloo Tool
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Black Diamond Deploy 3

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a great portable collapsing aluminum snow shovel, that definitely more than pulls its own weight, while still being very robust and easy…
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My Trail Poncho UL Tarp

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For those willing to accept compromises in the pursuit of a low pack weight, the Poncho UL Tarp provides a reasonably durable, value option…
photo: My Trail Poncho UL Tarp
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Stunt Puppy Sub Woofer

rated 4 of 5 stars The Stunt Puppy Sub Woofer is a soft shell dog jacket intended for the active outdoor dog, providing wind and thermal protection in a breathable,…
photo: Stunt Puppy  Sub Woofer
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Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 14L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Nine Trails 14-liter backpack is a great fit for mountain bikers looking for a pack that will comfortably carry the essentials for a full…
photo: Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 14L
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Good To-Go New England Corn Chowder

rated 4 of 5 stars With complex flavors and an intoxicating aroma, this meal is particularly well-suited for winter backcountry trips. C'mon, who doesn't love…
photo: Good To-Go New England Corn Chowder
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La Sportiva Crimper Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars The La Sportiva Crimper is a durable and lightweight men's climbing pant that has a little stretch, yet provides comfort in a cotton-blend,…
photo: La Sportiva Crimper Pant
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Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When snowshoes are too much, but you need a little extra confidence on firm snow and ice, these provide the perfect bite. There I was at the…
photo: Kahtoola MICROspikes
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Helly Hansen Lifaloft Insulator Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Helly Hansen Lifaloft Hooded Insulator jacket is a synthetically insulated jacket that partners HH’s Lifa fibres with Primaloft’s extensive…
photo: Helly Hansen Men's Lifaloft Insulator Jacket
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Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

rated 4 of 5 stars An aesthetically delightful and comfortable specialty pack for shorter trips in mild weather for the purists. Utterly miserable if pushed beyond…
photo: Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen
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Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell

rated 4 of 5 stars A well-engineered rain jacket that kept me dry throughout a historically wet summer, autumn, and early winter while hiking and camping. While…
photo: Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Shell
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Cotopaxi Luzon 18

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Minimalist, single compartment pack with features that promote function and comfort. Outer zipped pocket and internal hydration sleeve with…
photo: Cotopaxi Luzon 18
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REI Flash Insulated Air Pad

rated 3 of 5 stars The REI Flash is a compact ultralight pad that performs well. It’s comfortable at 2" (5 cm), insulated (3.7 R-Value), and easy to inflate—all…
photo: REI Flash Insulated Air Pad
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La Sportiva Mythos Eco

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Mythos Eco is a great all-day climbing shoe that has been redesigned, using 95 percent recycled materials, without compromising quality…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Mythos Eco
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MontBell EX Light Down Anorak

rated 4 of 5 stars This ultra-lightweight down jacket is a great mid-layer for backpacking and thru-hiking, filling the niche of a three-season camp “puffy”.
photo: MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
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Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders

rated 5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders make venturing into the backcountry on fly fishing trips much easier. Ideal for hikers who like to…
photo: Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders
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Toaks Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl

rated 5 of 5 stars My trusty Long Handle Titanium spoon is the only eating utensil that I need in the backcountry. It is simple and functional, and does a much…
photo: Toaks Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl
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Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Patagonia women's Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts pack a host of straightforward, well thought out features into a simple pair of shorts. The material…
photo: Patagonia Women's Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts
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Helinox Ground Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A well-engineered balance of light weight, comfort, and functionality. Gets you off the ground, but low enough to use in a tent or vestibule.
photo: Helinox Ground Chair
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Limmer Standard

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A solid, full leather boot built to handle rugged terrain. German made from the original Limmer lasts. Heavy duty construction along with amazing…
photo: Limmer Men's Standard
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Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter

rated 5 of 5 stars Dirty Girl gaiters are a lightweight, simple, and affordable accessory designed to be worn with trail runners and low-top hiking shoes. They…
photo: Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter
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Altra Superior 3.5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Altra Superior 3.5 (and 3.0) are the best pair of shoes for thru-hiking that I have tried. With over 2,700 miles covered in them (four different…
photo: Altra Women's Superior 3.5
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ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

rated 5 of 5 stars An exceptional addition to your foot-care arsenal. One of the best investments I've ever made was the book Fixing your Feet by John Vonhoff.
photo:   ENGO Blister Prevention Patches
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Mountainsmith Circuit 5400

rated 4 of 5 stars I’ve been using the Circuit 5400 for two years now in all four seasons. It is reliable, comfortable, and has a couple of unique features that…
photo: Mountainsmith Circuit 5400
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Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Spacious three-person shelter with lots of vestibule space. Light enough to carry for two or even solo, yet sturdy enough to take on the elements.
photo: Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 3
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Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket is an extremely lightweight, portable, and comfortable shell for chill and windy days that might…
photo: Smartwool Women's PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket
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Dutchware Hookworm

rated 5 of 5 stars Less than a gram, but these tiny titanium hooks make a huge impact. Super fast setup, adjustment, and take down are the norm with these on your…
photo: Dutchware Hookworm
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Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline

rated 5 of 5 stars As usual, Dutchware took something simple and made it even simpler. 35' of ridgeline with a Dutch Hook on one end plus a Dutch Tarp Wasp that…
photo: Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline
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Marmot Taku

rated 4 of 5 stars The Taku is a Goretex, single-walled tube style tent made to keep the cold out and the warmth in. The lack of vestibule, inability to free-stand,…
photo: Marmot Taku
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Gloves

rated 4 of 5 stars An insulated, (mostly) leather glove which balances warmth with excellent dexterity. Adequate weather protection for all but the worst weather,…
photo: Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Gloves
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Nomad Nutrition Irish Shepherd's Pie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very familiar tasting and well-balanced meal, this one is like the backpacking equivalent of comfort food. A great bonus is the 225 calories…
photo: Nomad Nutrition Irish Shepherd's Pie
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Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket is a three-layer hardshell jacket that uses OR’s new AscentShell membrane. This is the most comfortable…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Interstellar Jacket
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Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fantastic option for sunny summer days when sunscreen is either not an option or not enough. I had the opportunity to test the Patagonia Sunshade…
photo: Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody
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La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Forward T-Shirt from La Sportiva is a well-made, comfortable, technical quarter zip tee for trail running and other “high-output aerobic…
photo: La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt
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Nomad Nutrition Kathmandu Curry

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A tasty curry dish that surprised me with its freshness; this one doesn’t taste rehydrated. I’ve never knowingly had a Nepalese-style curry,…
photo: Nomad Nutrition Kathmandu Curry
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