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Helly Hansen Odin Huginn Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars The Helly Hansen Odin Pant is a mid-weight soft shell pant that, when layered properly, works well for all 4 seasons. They are both highly durable…
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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Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl

rated 4 of 5 stars The Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl is a compact bowl that fits in your pocket and gives your pup a way to stay hydrated during outings. So small,…
photo: Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl
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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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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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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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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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Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Pant

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A light and waterproof pair of rain pants that have some nice stretch to them, making them easy to move in and take along for multiple outdoor…
photo: Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Pant
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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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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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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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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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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders Hanging Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars A quick and easy cinch-buckle hammock suspension system that provides a robust suspension with excellent adjustment capability. While not the…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders Hanging Kit
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Patagonia Provisions Organic Breakfast Grains

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A fully organic hot breakfast cereal, packing 400 calories and 7 grams of protein per package, this is the earthiest of cereals I’ve tried.
photo: Patagonia Provisions Organic Breakfast Grains
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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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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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Nomad Nutrition Indian Red Lentil Stew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A tasty Indian stew that reminds me of a classic (but slightly less spicy) Dal. As I’ve written with the other Nomad reviews: this is my new…
photo: Nomad Nutrition Indian Red Lentil Stew
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Patagonia Provisions Organic Savory Grains Mushroom + KAMUT

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a tasty organic grain blend with a nice earthy flavor and good protein (15 grams per package). I think it's best suited as a side dish.
photo: Patagonia Provisions Organic Savory Grains Mushroom + KAMUT
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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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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 Provisions Organic Red Bean Chili

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A fully organic chili with high protein and a flavor profile dominated by red chili, this meal will fill you up and provide good energy, but…
photo: Patagonia Provisions Organic Red Bean Chili
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper Duo

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfort is king (according to my wife), and this sleeping pad delivers! For three-season camping, it works great and allows us to sleep together…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper Duo
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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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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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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…
photo: Petzl Bindi
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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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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 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…
photo: Nathan Hipster
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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 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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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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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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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…
photo: Revant F1L
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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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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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Exotac titanLIGHT

rated 4 of 5 stars This dependable lighter/fire starter quite simply gets the job done! The Exotac TitanLIGHT is ideal for one who frequently lights fires in the…
photo: Exotac titanLIGHT
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Fjallraven Keb Gaiter Trousers

rated 4 of 5 stars Zip-off hiking pants that work well in a variety of conditions, both as full-length pants and as shorts. Lots of features and able to withstand…
photo: Fjallraven Men's Keb Gaiter Trousers
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Big Agnes Third Degree

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a nice lightweight sleeping pad that packs down relatively well (compared to similar foam pads) and provides excellent insulation. I…
photo: Big Agnes Third Degree
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MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System

rated 4 of 5 stars While pricy and a bit more bulky and heavy than some stove systems, the WindBurner Duo System with remote canister is a stable, weather-resistant…
photo: MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System
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SealLine Blocker Compression Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars This dry sack has become an integral part of our canoe camping equipment. Though we use it primarily for canoe camping, it has also proven worthy…
photo: SealLine Blocker Compression Dry Sack
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Altra Lone Peak 3.5

rated 5 of 5 stars The Altra Lone Peak 3.5 is a lightweight, zero drop, well cushioned and protective trail running shoe that features an extra wide toe box and…
photo: Altra Men's Lone Peak 3.5
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Sawyer Select S2

rated 3 of 5 stars The Sawyer Select series is a new line of purifiers/filters that offers a variety of contaminant removal, depending on one’s needs. All three…
photo: Sawyer Select S2
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Fjallraven Forest Jacket No. 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a throwback to when jackets were made to last a very long time (a lifetime, perhaps), coupled with modern day conveniences and fabrics…
photo: Fjallraven Forest Jacket No. 3
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Oboz Wind River III Waterproof

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Wind River III is a beast of a boot. Rough terrain, lousy weather, large person looking for extra support, and/or toting a heavy pack? This…
photo: Oboz Men's Wind River III Waterproof
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Oboz Campster

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight slip-on water shoe with strong arch support and a grippy sole. Really good for walking on waterside trails—the polyester webbing’s…
photo: Oboz Men's Campster
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Crescent Moon Gold Series 10

rated 4 of 5 stars Good all around shoe that excels in backcountry use. Fresh snow and off-trail adventuring benefit from the excellent float. Easy on and off…
photo: Crescent Moon Gold Series 10
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Outdoor Research Couloir Gloves

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great gloves for cold days on the move. Idiot straps, as it turns out, are a very smart idea. The Couloir Gloves are tough, warm, and make…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Couloir Gloves
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Hilleberg Kaitum 4

rated 5 of 5 stars The Hilleberg Kaitum 4 is a two-door, two-vestibule, four-person, four-season tent that comes in at a more than respectable 8 lbs 10 oz (that’s…
photo: Hilleberg Kaitum 4
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Outdoor Research Southback Sensor Gloves

rated 4 of 5 stars The Southback Sensor Gloves by Outdoor Research make it possible to snap photos and stay connected on the trail without risking frozen fingers.
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Southback Sensor Gloves
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Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights

rated 5 of 5 stars The Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights are the perfect solution for comfortable and durable trekking pants as well as a thermal baselayer,…
photo: Fjallraven Women's Abisko Trekking Tights
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Keen Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid

rated 3 of 5 stars A well-constructed boot that is comfortable with a little break in, and supportive with good traction. The waterproof claim seems good for normal…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid
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Sawyer Select S1

rated 3 of 5 stars The Sawyer Select series is a new line of purifiers/filters that offers a variety of contaminant removal, depending on one’s needs. All three…
photo: Sawyer Select S1
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Helly Hansen LIFA Merino Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent base layer choice from a company that understands cold and wet weather. The HH LIFA Merino 2-layer construction keeps you warm…
photo: Helly Hansen LIFA Merino Pant
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Helly Hansen HH Lifa Merino 1/2 Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An excellent base layer choice from a company that understands cold and wet weather. The HH LIFA Merino 2-layer construction keeps you warm…
photo: Helly Hansen HH Lifa Merino 1/2 Zip
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Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip-T

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This warm base layer is perfect for those who go where it is really cold and those who just feel really cold whatever the temperature. It wicks,…
photo: Mountain Equipment Men's Eclipse Hooded Zip-T
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SealLine BlockerLite Compression Dry Sack

rated 5 of 5 stars Dry bags (also called dry sacks if lightweight parts of packing system) are valued pieces of gear in our outdoor equipment arsenal. We use them…
photo: SealLine BlockerLite Compression Dry Sack
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Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket has an innovative hybrid design that incorporates both 800 fill down and Polartec Alpha Direct fleece insulation.
photo: Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket
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Fjallraven Bergtagen Longjohns

rated 5 of 5 stars The Fjallraven Bergtagen Long Johns is a base layer pant that utilizes wool in three different weaves to maximize heat retention in key areas…
photo: Fjallraven Bergtagen Longjohns
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MSR WindBurner Ceramic Skillet

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is the pan for WindBurner Stove System owners who want to add a frying pan to their cook kit, one that offers nonstick convenience and…
photo: MSR WindBurner Ceramic Skillet
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Crescent Moon Eva All-Foam Snowshoe

rated 3 of 5 stars I first saw the Crescent Moon EVA snowshoes at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. That first glance was intriguing with the…
photo: Crescent Moon Eva All-Foam Snowshoe
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Tecnica Forge GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars The Tecnica Forge hiking boot is a first of its kind boot borrowing fitting techniques from the ski industry to heat mold the inside of the…
photo: Tecnica Men's Forge GTX
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MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit is a versatile water treatment device with easy pump and gravity flow setups built in. It could conceivably…
photo: MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra is a comfortable, well-made mattress that has a number of unique features. Those features and price make…
photo: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra
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Tecnica Forge GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars The Tecnica Forge hiking boot is a heat moldable boot, integrating technology similar to that which is used in moldable ski boot liners. The…
photo: Tecnica Women's Forge GTX
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Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The addition of a huge vestibule to Big Agnes's tried and true Copper Spur series provides a garage for stowing gear, wet dogs, or foul-weather…
photo: Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2
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Fjallraven Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater

rated 5 of 5 stars The Fjallraven Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater is a base layer top that utilizes wool in three different weaves to maximize heat retention in key…
photo: Fjallraven Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater
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Fjallraven Vidda Pro Trouser

rated 5 of 5 stars Fjällräven’s Vidda Pro Trousers are a functional and durable pair of pants that hit the mark in virtually every category. Robust yet svelte,…
photo: Fjallraven Men's Vidda Pro Trouser
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Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars OR questioned everything, took a couple risks, and ended up making my new favorite mid-weight jacket. "It’s cute, but it looks like you skinned…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody
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Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The women's Shiftup Zip Top by Outdoor Research is a versatile mid-layer that keeps me warm and comfortable across a wide range of outdoor activities.
photo: Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top
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Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These Montem poles have shown that they may function well as a good, dependable choice of trekking poles for the economy-minded adventurer.
photo: Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles
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Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars A merino wool baselayer that is soft and warm. Perfect for cold-weather activities of all kinds. Fit and Comfort: Finally, a baselayer top that…
photo: Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew
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Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms

rated 4 of 5 stars A warm and comfortable pair of baselayer pants that work particularly well below freezing temps, but they do have sizing limitations. Fit and…
photo: Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms
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Ridge Merino Balaclava

rated 4 of 5 stars A full face balaclava that is a strikes a nice balance between light weight, comfort, and warmth. Fit: I have a rather large, bald head, measuring…
photo: Ridge Merino Balaclava
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Ryders Nelson

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Ryders Nelsons are a very light and comfortable pair of sunglasses that are well suited to high energy activity. Designed for cyclists,…
photo: Ryders Nelson
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Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars The Craghoppers Voyager is a hybrid jacket with a combination of a soft-shell (with Gore-Tex Windstopper membrane) and Thermo Elite synthetic…
photo: Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket
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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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