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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. I have owned Swiftwick socks of one variety or…
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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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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”.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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,…
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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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The North Face Denali Etip Glove

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight, wind and water-resistant gloves. The e-tips work every time, and for me at least they’re warm at temps much lower than…
photo: The North Face Men's Denali Etip Glove
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Nomad Nutrition Hungarian Goulash

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A delicious and simple dehydrated meal with good caloric density (176 calories per ounce) for backpackers that prepares easily and satisfies.
photo: Nomad Nutrition Hungarian Goulash
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Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A relatively small, highly durable daypack that moves easily from commuting to the trail. While this is no lightweight for a backpack this small,…
photo: Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21
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Fiskars Chopping Axe 28"

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Fiskars Chopping Axe (WALMART $34.47) is basically just a longer handled version of the Fiskars X15 axe (Amazon $33.98) with a new paint…
photo: Fiskars Chopping Axe 28"
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GSI Outdoors Microlite 1000 Twist

rated 4 of 5 stars Wide mouth and attached lid make this insulated 1L bottle easy to use on trail. Keeps contents hot or cold for longer than you’ll likely need.
photo: GSI Outdoors Microlite 1000 Twist
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Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts

rated 5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Women’s Endless Ride Liner Shorts are a straightforward padded liner designed specifically for mountain biking. My personal…
photo: Patagonia Women's Endless Ride Liner Shorts
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Patagonia Nine Trails Bike Jersey

rated 4 of 5 stars The Patagonia women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey is a versatile shirt that keeps me comfortable throughout long days on the trail. It layers well…
photo: Patagonia Women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey
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Big Agnes McKinnis

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Big Agnes McKinnis is a lightweight, down insulated sleeping bag designed for minimalist trips, bike packing, or any time some extra insulation…
photo: Big Agnes McKinnis
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Patagonia Provisions Organic Green Lentil Soup

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very simple organic soup, spiced right, that summons the memory of Americanized Indian food to my palate. It’s a little pricey for dehydrated…
photo: Patagonia Provisions Organic Green Lentil Soup
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Petzl Bindi

rated 4 of 5 stars A small, rechargeable headlamp that takes up minimal space. Modes and Run Times: Three white beams: 5 lumens (50 hours run time), 100 lumens…
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La Sportiva Laspo Chalk Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars This climber’s essential has all of the necessary features of a chalk bag, at a great price point. This chalk bag works well for any type…
photo: La Sportiva Laspo Chalk Bag
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REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars The REI AirRail Self-Inflating pad really does help keep you centered and gives the user a slight edge on keeping out the cold with the concave…
photo: REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad
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Big Agnes AXL Air

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An extremely light and comfortable sleeping pad suitable for its intended use—warm summer nights. Besides comfort and being extremely lightweight,…
photo: Big Agnes AXL Air
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Montane Dart Zip-Neck

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Montane Dart Zip-Neck is a long-sleeved synthetic shirt that is an ideal year-round base layer (a short-sleeved tee is also available).
photo: Montane Men's Dart Zip-Neck
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Nathan Hipster

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After hundreds of miles of use, the simple, stretchy Hipster waist belt has earned its spot among my essential running gear. Basically four…
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REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After spending several years in parachute double hammocks, the Quarter Dome Air feels like a trip to the Holiday Inn. The REI Quarter Dome Air…
photo: REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock
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Ruffwear Hi & Light Harness

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Ruffwear Hi and Light Harness is a durable, lightweight harness that has been a fantastic fit for our active Vizsla, Roland. It allows for…
photo: Ruffwear Hi & Light Harness
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NEMO Punk 20

rated 3 of 5 stars Child-sized comfortable and cozy bag with adjustable length to keep little ones from getting lost in the bottom. Partially hooded and made of…
photo: NEMO Punk 20
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Montane Dart T-Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Montane Dart is a short-sleeved, synthetic shirt that is an ideal year-round base layer (a long sleeved, quarter zip is also available).
photo: Montane Men's Dart T-Shirt
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Sierra Designs Cloud 800 / 20 Degree

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A bag with the magic of 800 fill DriDown for about $100 less than the other bags in the same weight category. Sierra Designs Cloud 20 800 fill…
photo: Sierra Designs Cloud 800 / 20 Degree
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Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Trekking Poles are a well thought out design that is very easy to assemble and adjust, but it also is just…
photo: Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ
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Larabar Cashew Cookie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A straightforward, no-nonsense trail snack that has become a personal favorite. Taste: With only two ingredients (cashews and dates), the taste…
photo: Larabar Cashew Cookie
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MEC Deluxe Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is my dream pillow for camping. Compacts small, and inflates large and firm. Colours: "Cardinal Red Foliage Print" or "Asphalt" Sizes:…
photo: MEC Deluxe Pillow
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Purple Lizard Maps Rothrock State Forest Trail Map

rated 5 of 5 stars Not all maps are created equal. This map does everything you need and more. It encourages exploration to a degree that is impressive. I buy…
photo: Purple Lizard Maps Rothrock State Forest Trail Map
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Patagonia Provisions Apricot + Almond Bar

rated 4 of 5 stars A non-GMO, organic energy bar that tastes great and has a backpacker-acceptable caloric density of 100 calories per ounce. The small size lends…
photo: Patagonia Provisions Apricot + Almond Bar
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OMeals Smoked Cheese Bites

rated 2 of 5 stars A trail snack that sounded much better than it tasted. Texture was also unpleasant. Taste:Generally speaking, I really like cheese, particularly…
photo: OMeals Smoked Cheese Bites
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MSR Carbon Reflex 1

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR Carbon Reflex 1 is a one-person, very light, and robustly constructed, three-season double wall tent that would make a great choice…
photo: MSR Carbon Reflex 1
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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The #1 item for when I need to go #2. The Deuce of Spades is a great little trowel that works like a charm. I wrap a bandana around the handle…
photo: TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2
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Trail Designs Kojin Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent alcohol stove and my current favorite paired with my Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri system. The Kojin is sturdy, heats quickly,…
photo: Trail Designs Kojin Stove
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Revant F1L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars They fit, protect, and look nice. A great all-around set of sunglasses Revant F1L Sunglasses I used to think that sunglasses were all pretty…
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4 of 5 stars The new 2018 Jetboil Flash is designed to boil water even faster than the original Flash. Jetboil’s Flash cooking system is a convenient option…
photo: Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Incrediwear Knee Sleeve

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best knee brace I have found for my particular aches and injuries. It feels good worn all day, doesn’t get too hot, and provides ample…
photo:   Incrediwear Knee Sleeve
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GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Twist

rated 4 of 5 stars Small and light, yet a fully functional thermos bottle. Keeps contents hot or cold for longer than expected with a low volume container. Easy…
photo: GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Twist
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Hilleberg Mesh Tent 1

rated 3 of 5 stars While marketed as a Mesh Inner Tent, this should instead be thought of as a mesh bivy. Like every Hilleberg product I’ve seen or tested, this…
photo: Hilleberg Mesh Tent 1
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Aqua Quest Trail Map Case

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight relatively durable and excellently waterproof case for your most important navigation aid—a map! It has versatile clip/carry…
photo: Aqua Quest Trail Map Case
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