Go Time! (Jesse Maloney) (Go Time)

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Reviewer of the Month: May 2015

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32 forum posts
joined Apr 5, 2015

Full Name: Go Time! (Jesse Maloney)
44-year-old male adventure seeker
Shoreview, MN
Occupation: Middle school science teacher / Artist
Email: messejaloney@gmail.com

Affiliations: I am an ambassador for AKU footwear for 12 months starting May 2018.

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Killer Review

REI Flash Insulated Air Pad

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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Outdoor Research HydroLite Pack Sacks

The Outdoor Research stuff sack is a compact and lightweight insurance bag against weather in moist or wet conditions. OR does a fine job of…
photo: Outdoor Research HydroLite Pack Sacks
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REI Quarter Dome 3 UL

The Quarter Dome 3 offers headroom, steep walls, and enough space for three at a reasonable weight for one. The double doors, easy draws, and…
photo: REI Quarter Dome 3 UL
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Killer Review

Mountainsmith Circuit 5400

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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Black Diamond HeavyWeight ScreenTap Fleece Gloves

These form fitted gloves are comfortable and pair well with a shell. The screen tap finger and thumb work consistently well as long as they…
photo: Black Diamond HeavyWeight ScreenTap Fleece Gloves
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Killer Review

Marmot Taku

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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Marmot PreCip Pant

For me, the Marmot PreCip Pants serve as a lightweight alternative to snow pants when the weather is not warm but not subzero. They are just…
photo: Marmot Men's PreCip Pant
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Killer Review

REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

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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AKU Montera GTX

Really well crafted and built to last, but a bit stiff for the trails and scrambling. I was sent the Monterra from AKU for testing in exchange…
photo: AKU Montera GTX
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Killer Review

REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock

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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MSR Mutha Hubba

Vertical walls provide ample living space. The extra poles create a bit of extra weight. Setup: There are three poles. The first pole is a double…
photo: MSR Mutha Hubba
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

2015 model:REI keeps innovating this tried and tested model. They've done a fine job with keeping things simple and effective. 2010 model: Functional,…
photo: REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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AKU Tengu Lite GTX

It's impressive what you get when science meets exceptional, quality materials. A great trekking boot fit for an adrenaline junkie. I was sent…
photo: AKU Tengu Lite GTX
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Outdoor Research Alti Mitts

I’ve used my Alti Mitts for years and have found them to be of the highest quality. They have outperformed every other mitt I have owned prior…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Alti Mitts
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Sierra Designs Moken 4

The Moken 4 is a mammoth and possibly misunderstood tent. It is advertised as a 4-person tent but really, it sleeps upwards of 8 persons. Setup…
photo: Sierra Designs Moken 4
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Killer Review

Black Rock Gear The Original

The comfort, weight, and warmth have me grabbing this hat before any of my others. I'm starting to miss my old head covers; I don't see them…
photo: Black Rock Gear The Original
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Killer Review

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2

The 2018 Clip Flashlight attempts to improve a classic; I think they’ve succeeded. Received from Sierra Designs for testing and review. Setup:…
photo: Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2
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Killer Review

Eddie Bauer Goose Down Face Mask

A well thought out and useful piece of equipment for really cold weather. I found this beautiful piece of history in a local thrift shop. At…
photo: Eddie Bauer Goose Down Face Mask
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Killer Review

Superior Glove Calfskin Leather Extreme Cold Weather Gloves Mitt

The company guarantees these mitts to be the warmest you've ever owned. For me, they are. For several years now I’ve been using the Outdoor…
photo: Superior Glove Calfskin Leather Extreme Cold Weather Gloves Mitt
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Killer Review

Marmot Sanctum

A well built four-season tent that touts some nice creative features. Setup: It's a classic four-pole winter design. This adds a great deal…
photo: Marmot Sanctum
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The North Face Elkhorn

This sleeping bag is one of the best designs that I've ever slept in. It comes close to the comfort rating if you wear some insulated clothing…
photo: The North Face Elkhorn
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Sierra Designs Half Moon 3

For an older model tent, this one still stands strong even now. Tough, reliable, easy to set up, with a reasonable weight; what's not to like?
photo: Sierra Designs Half Moon 3
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Killer Review

The North Face Tephra 22

The Tephra 22 is a reliable tent that is well built. It just has such extensive competition in the modern tent era that it becomes lost in the…
photo: The North Face Tephra 22
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Eddie Bauer Solar Power Bank 6000mAh

On our weeklong kayaking trip, this solar charger was the hot commodity. Everyone was looking to borrow this. I don't have much experience with…
photo: Eddie Bauer Solar Power Bank 6000mAh
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REI Chrysalis UL Tent

This oddly shaped tent, somewhat reminiscent of the Flatiron Building in New York, might look interesting but it's not practical. Setup: It…
photo: REI Chrysalis UL Tent
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Big Agnes Horse Thief SL 35°

A lightweight hoodless option that lightens the load in your summer pack. Recommended for weather where the temps hover around or above 50°F.
photo: Big Agnes Horse Thief SL 35°
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Killer Review

Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe

The Insulated Static V Luxe is comfortable, but falls into a category somewhere between car camping and backpacking. A number of my friends…
photo: Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe
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Killer Review

Granite Gear Air Compressor

The Granite Gear medium Air Compressor is a nice lightweight alternative to the slightly heavier duty "Rock Solid" compression sack. It holds…
photo: Granite Gear Air Compressor
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Killer Review

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

The Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 is lightweight, packs down small, and most importantly, there's enough room for 1 person! This review is for the…
photo: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°

This review is for the older semi-rectangular model. Really comfortable. The comfort level is around 35°-40° F. This bag uses the integrated…
photo: Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°
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Killer Review

Marmot Pulsar 2P

Some great things about this tent and some pretty lousy things about this tent make it a split decision. Setup: The tent is easy enough to pitch.
photo: Marmot Pulsar 2P
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Hoka Bondi 4

If you want to run on pavement but feel like you're running on turf, these shoes do the trick. Like many people, the ubiquitous Hoka One One…
photo: Hoka Bondi 4
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The North Face Thunderhead 3D

A nice lightweight entry level synthetic bag for 3-season camping. I bought this bag for my son and he has used it for the past 3 years. He…
photo: The North Face Men's Thunderhead 3D
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Killer Review

Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO

A pretty lightweight tent that is easy to set up and holds its own. Setup: The tent has a single pole design with quick clips. This is probably…
photo: Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO
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Killer Review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

Click Heat gel packs have a small metal disc inside. When "clicked" the disc causes the gel in the pack to solidify and become hot through an…
photo:   ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer
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Killer Review

Klymit Pillow X

The solution to the fact that everyone likes a different kind of pillow. This pillow inflates to suit anyone's desire. I have never been a fan…
photo: Klymit Pillow X
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Killer Review

NEOS Forerunner

Really warm and versatile boot that fits over your existing hiking boot or shoe. Compatible with spikes or other traction gear, they perform…
photo: NEOS Forerunner
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Sawyer MINI

At 2 oz, this mini filter is a soloist's lightweight dream. No waiting for tablets anymore. Effectiveness: The product is a particulate filter…
photo: Sawyer MINI
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The North Face Denali Thermal Mitt

These mitts make a nice liner to a waterproof shell. They're also quick, and easy for an all-purpose "on the go" hand cover. I've used the North…
photo: The North Face Women's Denali Thermal Mitt
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Marmot Precip Shell Mitt

These thin, lightweight, waterproof mitts seem like a good catch, but the flaws get the better of them. I had an old pair of Marmot gloves that…
photo: Marmot Precip Shell Mitt
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Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO

Light and spacious for a 1P tent. I've been searching for a 1P tent that balances space with weight. This is the one. Fairly taut tent without…
photo: Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO
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Killer Review

Hillsound Trail Crampon

A great crampon that stretches over my mega sized Minnesota boots. Sticks, bites, gouges, and doesn't slip off the boot. I use a really big…
photo: Hillsound Trail Crampon
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Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust

Light, durable, comfortable, and for $16, the best deal out there. After reading a review about these knives on Trailspace, I was very intrigued.
photo: Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust
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The North Face Denali Etip Glove

Light, durable, excellent liners that breathe as well as a versatile glove. Fit and Comfort: The gloves fit fine. They slip on and off without…
photo: The North Face Men's Denali Etip Glove
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Killer Review

SafeRingz

A nice safe option to metal rings for those who enjoy a more active lifestyle... but they are ugly (when I say ugly, I mean it looks like they…
photo:   SafeRingz
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Killer Review

Fozzils Bowlz Set

A nice, light way to pack flat in your pack and to have something nicer than a rock to eat off of. Relative to its price, it's a decent piece…
photo: Fozzils Bowlz Set
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The North Face Cat's Meow

A solid synthetic bag that will treat you well in three seasons. I've always been intrigued by the Cat's Meow. It seems as though it has been…
photo: The North Face Men's Cat's Meow
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Marmot Mountain Works 15°

Gives you a snapshot into why Marmot eventually became a big box company. Lightweight, compact, durable, even by today's standards and this…
photo: Marmot Mountain Works 15°
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DIY: Homemade Alcohol Stove

A great cost-effective alternative that is functional, lightweight, and compact. You can also easily find the fuel source at just about any…
photo: DIY: Homemade Alcohol Stove
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Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking

An informative read into a unique travel style. The book offers great tricks and insights to try out the next time you hit the trail. Justin's…
photo: Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking
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Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles

Excellent flavor and texture from a freeze dried meal. The price point is a bit heavy considering I might be able to take a spur trail to the…
photo: Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles
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Eureka! Isis 2

Nice little compact tent. Easy free standing cross-pole design. Leaks water. The Isis is a nice compact option for its price point. It tapers…
photo: Eureka! Isis 2
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Sierra Designs Bedouin 4

Simple common cross pole design made with high quality materials and a few more accoutrements than the average 4P tent. A reliable 3-season…
photo: Sierra Designs Bedouin 4
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Killer Review

Outdoor Research Bug Bivy

Very lightweight, delicate, and tight. Setup: If you wish to guy it out properly, it takes longer than most tents. A single fiberglass pole…
photo: Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
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Loki Mountain Hoodie

Great ideas (built-in balaklava and mitts) and could be a game changer, but the quality is not there yet. I love the design of the hoodie. Adding…
photo: Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie
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Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite

At 1lb 11oz, it's not the lightest but does a fine job for 3-seasons. I've been using the Trail Lite for two years now and I've always been…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Men's Trail Lite
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REI Thaw Bivy

An older bivy with some versatile features that I haven't seen in others. Setup: Since there are no poles or stake out points, you just throw…
photo: REI Thaw Bivy
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Killer Review

MSR PocketRocket

When I first received the PocketRocket I was a little disappointed it didn't have a piezo ignition. After having used it in countless hikes…
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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Eddie Bauer Vintage 0 Down Sleeping Bag Quilt

A nice example of an old expedition bag from the Seattle Outfitter. The bag has some very unique and useful features to give it great versatility.
photo: Eddie Bauer Vintage 0 Down Sleeping Bag Quilt
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Marmot Mavericks 40 Semi Rec

Simple but great bag. Forthright about the temp rating. Light and packs well for a synthetic. Cost effective. Warmth: Tells the minimum and…
photo: Marmot Mavericks 40 Semi Rec
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Killer Review

Arc'teryx Bora 95

Great large capacity pack that is excellent in cold wet/snowy weather. Bora 95 performs in all weather conditions. I've put this pack through…
photo: Arc'teryx Bora 95
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Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+

Large single compartment, no frills, no extras, water resistant pack. Does the job well but offers little in access points. Fit: Fits well and…
photo: Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+
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Osprey Crescent 85

Great pack for extended trips. Places majority of weight on the hips. Very comfortable and very durable. It is my current go to pack. Fit: Form…
photo: Osprey Crescent 85
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Sierra Designs Night Watch CD

My favorite 4-season tent. At 7 lbs, it's several pounds lighter than my Trango 2. It keeps me dry and comfortable in sub zero. The tent is…
photo: Sierra Designs Night Watch CD
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Sierra Designs Yahi 4

A fantastic, well thought out and well engineered tent. Setup: Really easy. Footprint clips onto tent through patented Jake's feet clips. Poles…
photo: Sierra Designs Yahi 4
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REI Thaw Corporation 0°F Sleeping Bag

Older heavy but very warm bag. Well constructed, but has no collar. The draft tube is upside down for some reason! This is an enigma bag to…
photo: REI Thaw Corporation 0°F Sleeping Bag
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Teva Karnali Wraptor

Almost lost my life with these. They are very dangerous on hard surfaces due to the hard plastic arch plate on the sole. These sandals have…
photo: Teva Men's Karnali Wraptor
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

Durable sole. Easy to use strap. Holds well. Heavy. Sandal tread on the topside wears smooth. The shoes fit pretty well, although the sole is…
photo: Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep
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MSR SweetWater Purifier System

I have used the SweetWater for three years now. It has always done a great job. When an internal mechanism broke from years of use, MSR promptly…
photo: MSR SweetWater Purifier System
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REI Nooksack UL +10

For a 10°F synthetic bag, it packs down very well (8.5 x 11), it's comfortable, and zips well. From my experience it's not a 10°F bag. I was…
photo: REI Nooksack UL +10
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Mountain Hardwear Trango 2

Excellent winter tent. Waterproof, bombproof, roomy, lots of pockets, big vestibules, heavy. This is the tent with no fly. The vent is visible…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
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REI Shasta +15

Though the bag is made of quality materials, it does not pack down well and lets out heat around the collar. The bag is a decent car camping…
photo: REI Shasta +15
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Petzl MYO 5

Though heavy by today's standards, this headlamp lasts forever and never breaks. I have been using this lamp for 4 years now. I have a lighter…
photo: Petzl MYO 5
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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20

Is my go-to bag for a couple of seasons now for some good reasons... but the ZIPPER! I have a love/hate relationship with this bag. It has been…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Lamina 20
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Sierra Designs Sirius 2

Great summer tent. Under 5 lbs. Vents really well if you enjoy a breeze. Since the cross poles are attached at a central hub, it makes setup…
photo: Sierra Designs Sirius 2
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Mountainsmith Kinetic II

My go-to hip pack. Napolean Dynamite would be proud. For bumming around outside of town, I love this pack. Big enough to hold snacks, camera,…
photo: Mountainsmith Kinetic II
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REI Downtime +10

Great feather bag. For the price it packs down small, weighs little, and is really comfortable. Great overall bag. Though some of the hardwear…
photo: REI Downtime +10
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The North Face Foundation 6

It's an OK tent, but it lacks some physics research. Overall the tent is fine, but it is not really industrial strength. The materials are lightweight…
photo: The North Face Foundation 6
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Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1

I have grown to love my Vapor Light. It started out a little tighter than I was used to, but it has enough room to sit up in to change and take…
photo: Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1
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Eureka! Alpenlite XT

It's a good tent, but I was expecting a little more. I was excited to see what Eureka could produce on their higher end.  When I bought the…
photo: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
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The North Face Salamander 23

The Salamander is very well constructed, one of the biggest 2P tents I've used, has two great vestibules and double doors. A bit heavy by current…
photo: The North Face Salamander 23
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Big Agnes Crosho SL

Warm, cozy, light, compact. Performs very well. I'm used to using two bags in Minnesota during the cold season since it often reaches -20°…
photo: Big Agnes Crosho SL
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Eureka! Scorpion

Great vestibules, spacious, heavy. The setup is easy after first use. The tent uses a central pole "hub" located on the top of the tent. The…
photo: Eureka! Scorpion