JRinGeorgia

Reviewer of the Month: March 2015 , March 2017

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joined Jan 19, 2013

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male backpacker
Georgia
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Killer Review

GooseFeet Custom Down Jacket

Goosefeet Gear makes the lightest warmth-to-weight down jacket on the planet, period. All jackets are customized for each client, based on multiple…
photo: GooseFeet Custom Down Jacket
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Killer Review

Zelph's Stoveworks Modified Starlyte

The Modified Starlyte alcohol stove from Zelph’s Stoves is a great stove mainly for water boil that is ultralight, very fuel efficient, and…
photo: Zelph's Stoveworks Modified Starlyte
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Killer Review

Outdoor Research Echo L/S Duo Tee

The Outdoor Research Echo Duo long sleeve shirt is a fantastic shirt for backpacking. It is lightweight, breathable, wicks moisture, dries quickly,…
photo: Outdoor Research Echo L/S Duo Tee
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Borah Gear eVent Rain Mitts

The Borah Gear eVent rain mitts are waterproof, ultralight, and breathable to provide protection for your hands from rain, snow, wind, and cold.
photo: Borah Gear eVent Rain Mitts
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Fizan Compact 3

The Fizan Compact 3 trekking poles are extremely light, comparable to and even lighter than many carbon fiber poles, but these poles are high-strength…
photo: Fizan Compact 3
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Killer Review

Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella

This trekking umbrella is a great multi-use piece of gear. It is ultra lightweight and offers protection from sun and rain, keeps you cooler,…
photo: Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella
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Terra Nova Titanium 1g Skewer Pegs

An over-specialized bit of gear that works for limited applications or hard-core ultralighters under certain conditions, but overall probably…
photo: Terra Nova Titanium 1g Skewer Pegs
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Killer Review

Backpacker's Pantry Creme Brulee

Food is an area where backpackers often have to make substantial compromises, and dessert is an area where this tradeoff is especially pronounced—there…
photo: Backpacker's Pantry Creme Brulee
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Killer Review

Wild Ideas Bearikade Weekender

The Bearikade line of bear canisters from Wild Ideas are by far the lightest weight for the volume you get. Bearikades are the only carbon fiber…
photo: Wild Ideas Bearikade Weekender
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Dutchware Folding Sit Pad

The Dutchware Gear folding sit pad is ultra lightweight, durable, multi-use, and cheap. It provides a lot of basic functionality -- at this…
photo: Dutchware Folding Sit Pad
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Lawson Equipment Technora ToughLaces

The best shoelaces I’ve ever used for the trail. This is a review of the Technora Toughlace shoelace made by Lawson Outdoor Equipment. Lawson…
photo: Lawson Equipment Technora ToughLaces
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Olight i3S EOS

A great, bright, ultralight mini flashlight that clips to the brim of your hat to function like a headlamp. All the light you need around camp…
photo: Olight i3S EOS
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Killer Review

Enlightened Equipment Enigma

The Enigma top quilt from Enlightened Equipment is an ultralight sleep quilt that keeps you warm at a decent value. The “shiftless” baffles…
photo: Enlightened Equipment Enigma
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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

The Gatewood Cape is a versatile and clever piece of gear that serves multiple functions so saves a lot of weight and packing volume both by…
photo: Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
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Lawson Equipment Reflective Glowire

This guy line has all the qualities you want: strong, ultra lightweight, highly reflective to prevent tripping over it at night, little to no…
photo: Lawson Equipment Reflective Glowire
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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2

Great trowel, gets the job done at the same weight as titanium trowels, but for about 1/3 the cost. Thanks for the review, TJ. I wouldn't have…
photo: TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2
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Killer Review

Six Moon Designs Haven Tarp & NetTent

Two separate products that can work together or separately, this is a lightweight 2-person shelter system with full coverage and adequate space.
photo: Six Moon Designs Haven Tarp & NetTent
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Killer Review

Trail Designs Caldera Keg-F Stove System

This is a complete ultra-lightweight alcohol cook kit for water-boil only. It uses a 750ml Fosters beer can as the pot and comes with the Caldera…
photo: Trail Designs Caldera Keg-F Stove System
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Killer Review

StickPic

The StickPic turns your trekking pole into the original "selfie stick." It is a little doohickey that screws onto the bottom of your camera…
photo: StickPic
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Killer Review

Zpacks Arc Blast

This is a great UL pack that is smartly designed, comfortable within its load limits, customizable, and about as light as you will find in a…
photo: Zpacks Arc Blast
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The Instaflator

Thanks, LoneStranger. I use the Instaflator and like it as well. I've been using the Instaflator for a while. Great when you've had a hard day…
photo:   The Instaflator
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Yukon Charlie's Carbon Lite Trekker

Great lightweight trekking poles for a bargain price. This is a review of the Yukon Charlie's Carbon Lite Trekker poles. They are listed on…
photo: Yukon Charlie's Carbon Lite Trekker
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight

This is a great pack for bringing together several key features: - ultralight - durable - perfect size - very comfortable There hasn't been…
photo: Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight
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HikeBikeDale Monkey Pillow Case

The monkey pillow is a stuffable ultralight pillowcase for camping. Elastic straps hold it to your sleep pad. This is a review of the Monkey…
photo:   HikeBikeDale Monkey Pillow Case
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LightHeart Gear Solo

A super-lightweight, sturdy, and very roomy solo tent with great open views when in net-tent mode. This is a great solo shelter. Especially…
photo: LightHeart Gear Solo