Jim51111

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Reviewer of the Month: October 2014 , February 2019

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joined Mar 12, 2009

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male mountain biker
New Hampshire
Occupation: Educational Research
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Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl

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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Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders

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 Sunshade Technical Hoody

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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Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket

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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Tecnica Forge GTX

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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Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On

The Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On provides oven-like temperatures even when the thermometer shows readings below zero. The minimalist…
photo: Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On
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Outdoor Research Transition Hoody

The Outdoor Research Transition Hoody is a bare bones fleece that integrates perfectly into a 3+ season layer system. Highly recommended for…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Transition Hoody
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Petzl Reactik +

The Petzl Reactik Plus incorporates Petzl's reactive technology light settings with the added feature of being Bluetooth compatible to pair…
photo: Petzl Reactik +
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Limmer Standard

Well constructed full leather boot for anyone willing to make an investment in a boot that will last decades. Perfect for hiking, backpacking,…
photo: Limmer Men's Standard
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Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket

The Columbia OutDry EX Diamond Shell Jacket is a waterproof shell that does great keeping the rain out, but places form over function. I tested…
photo: Columbia Men's OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket
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Giro Contact

The Giro Contact goggles are recommended for those looking for a pair of goggles that easily adapts to changing light conditions with a push…
photo: Giro Contact
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Giro Range MIPS

The Giro Range MIPS helmet is a great option for a skier focused on in-bounds resort skiing who occasionally hits the skin track. MIPS technology…
photo: Giro Range MIPS
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Kelty Capture 25

The Kelty Capture 25 is a small day pack that includes a unique chest mounted cell phone case that allows you to take video during your outdoor…
photo: Kelty Capture 25
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Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats

The Vargo Pocket Cleats are a front foot traction option for light hiking and running. I found that they are best for trail running on level…
photo: Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats
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Arc'teryx Acrux FL

A very impressive shoe with a design unlike any other shoe I have used previously because of the unique inner and outer construction. I would…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Acrux FL
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Mountain Hardwear Phantom Hooded Jacket

Like wearing a cloud of warmth, the Phantom Hooded Jacket keeps you toasty in the coldest temperatures and packs down small enough to bring…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom Hooded Jacket
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Cotopaxi Inca 26

Comfortable bag for traveling in the woods or around town. A wonderful balance of features and function. Quality construction and design make…
photo: Cotopaxi Inca 26
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Berghaus Expedition Light 80

The Berghaus Expedition Light 80 is a large capacity pack with a lightweight design. It has a surprisingly supportive suspension system which…
photo: Berghaus Expedition Light 80
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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

More room than I thought possible from a tent weighing just 3 pounds 7 ounces. Perfect for two people (and a dog). Highly recommended. The MSR…
photo: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P
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Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask

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

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

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

Breathable yet warm softshell pant well suited for backcounty skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, or cold weather hiking. The La Sportiva Halo…
photo: La Sportiva Halo Pant
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Black Diamond Convert Ski

Go anywhere, do anything ski comfortable in the backcountry as well as on the groomers. A one quiver ski that is capable of taking you anywhere…
photo: Black Diamond Convert Ski
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myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger

An innovative charging system designed to use water to generate electricity to charge small electronics in the backcountry. Unfortunately it…
photo: myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger
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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts

By far the most comfortable hiking shorts I have ever worn. I live and hike in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and have worn these on every…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Shorts
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Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack

A well built summit pack that is able to carry the essentials and tools when bagging peaks from a base camp. I sought out this pack to fill…
photo: Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack
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Leatherman Juice S2

So light that there is no excuse not to have it in my pack. All the tools I need with no extras. My Juice S2 has been in my pack since they…
photo: Leatherman Juice S2
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Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins

Reliable, dependable, and well constructed skins that climb exceptionally well. I highly recommend them to anyone who backcountry skis. Black…
photo: Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins
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Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove

A great alternative to Vibram 5-Fingers for people looking for a barefoot shoe. Finding the Merrell trail gloves was the result of a 2-year…
photo: Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove
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Patagonia Down Sweater

I picked up this down sweater at the end of the winter this year after trying out a number of different synthetic jackets. This one fits like…
photo: Patagonia Men's Down Sweater
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EMS Escape 2

This tent is great for my purposes. I primarily use this tent for weekend car camping but it is pretty light and plan to use it on more backpacking…
photo: EMS Escape 2
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Mountain Hardwear Pinnacle Jacket

For the last 3 years this is my go-to jacket. It is almost always with me when I go into the woods and the few times I don't bring it, I wish…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Pinnacle Jacket
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REI Liberty Ridge Expedition Gaiters

I should have done some more research before I bought these gaiters. The materials and durability are what give these any stars. Fit and ease…
photo: REI Liberty Ridge Expedition Gaiters
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Osprey Stratos 18

This pack meets my needs perfectly. I bought it because of the mesh back panel. With previous bags my back would always get sweaty making for…
photo: Osprey Stratos 18