mangus7175

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joined Jul 5, 2012

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41-year-old male backpacker
Burbank, CA
Occupation: Systems Analyst
Website: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com/
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Geigerrig Nano Drink Tube

The Geigerrig Nano Drink Tube is a tiny, 4mm sized hydration tube that provides a user effortless drinking or water extraction when paired with…
photo: Geigerrig Nano Drink Tube
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2 comments
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Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent

A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking…
photo: Sea to Summit Escapist Ultra-Mesh Bug Tent
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7 comments
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Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp

A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking…
photo: Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp
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NEMO Veda 2P

The Nemo Veda 2P is a very spacious hybrid shelter that provides enough livable space not just for yourself and your companion, but also for…
photo: NEMO Veda 2P
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Osprey Rev 6

The Osprey Rev 6 day pack is perfect for trail running, day hiking, and mountain bike rides. Though small, this day pack is full of features…
photo: Osprey Rev 6
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Columbia Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket

A lightweight and compressible jacket that is perfect for a walk around town or on those cold backpacking adventures. Unlike other down jackets,…
photo: Columbia Men's Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket
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American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles

Great lightweight poles that can withstand the rigors of the trail. Very comfortable to hold on short or long treks, lightweight, and gives…
photo: American Trekking Pole Green Hiker Cork Grip Poles
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Montane Minimus Smock

The Montane Minimus Smock is a great option if you're in the market for a light, windproof, waterproof, breathable outer layer. It's light and…
photo: Montane Minimus Smock
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Platypus Sprinter XT 35

Whether you're out on a day hike, bike ride, or even an overnight backpacking trip, the Platypus Sprinter XT 35 is a great pack that has many…
photo: Platypus Sprinter XT 35
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Merrell Mix Master

A great lightweight trail runner that breathes and vents very well. Really good traction profile and comfortable when worn for long periods…
photo: Merrell Mix Master
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

Comfortable, light, dries fast, and it turns into shorts! When looking for a good pair of hiking pants, there are many options. I chose to purchase…
photo: REI Men's Sahara Convertible Pants
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Platypus Platy Bottle

Lightweight, durable, and folds down to nothing. A great bottle for your water needs when in camp or when moving.  A lighter option to the…
photo: Platypus Platy Bottle
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

A great lightweight shelter that doesn't break the bank! For the past year, I've been looking for a lighter tent to replace my MH Lightpath…
photo: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout
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Tarptent Contrail

The TarpTent Contrail is a good single-wall shelter that provides rain and bug protection. Very lightweight and roomy for one person. On a trip…
photo: Tarptent Contrail
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Outdoor Products Threshold Trailstar Gaiter

A good inexpensive gaiter that provides dirt and snow protection for your shoes. Water resistant to an extent. Not wanting to spend too much…
photo: Outdoor Products Threshold Trailstar Gaiter
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ICEtrekkers Chains

Great ice traction devices that does not cost too much. Best used for icy streets or light snow. I recently purchased a pair of Kako IceTrekker…
photo: ICEtrekkers Chains
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Uniqlo Down Ultralight Parka

Really well made, affordable, down parka that does well at keeping you warm. Lightweight in both your pocket ($$) and pack! I've been in the…
 
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Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter

Lightweight water filter that can be used with virtually any disposable or Platypus brand small mouth bottles. I have owned this product for…
photo: Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter
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2 comments
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Bare Boxer Contender

The Bare Boxer Contender is a budget bear canister that is light and more importantly, approved by IGBC and SIBBG for use in both Grizzly and…
photo: Bare Boxer Contender
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

It's a great stove and very simple to use. Extremely efficient and man does it boil water fast! When I first got into backpacking, I knew one…
photo: Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol

As a backpacker on a budget, the Z Lite is a very good choice for both the experienced and novice backpacker. This pad has provided me ample…
photo: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol
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Keen Targhee II Mid

Waterproof, wide, and comfortable. Prior to getting my Targhee II, I was using trailrunners when backpacking. I loved wearing lightweight trailrunners…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee II Mid
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

Lightweight, breathable, and offers good coverage. Before receiving this hat, I was using a cotton based visor that I typically paired with…
photo: Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

This is a great bomb-proof shelter that weighs less than 5 lbs. Surprisingly easy to setup for a non-free standing tent. I purchased this tent…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2
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GoLite Jam 50L

This is a great entry level pack for those who are thinking or planning on entering the world of Ultralight/Lightweight Backpacking. The 2012…
photo: GoLite Jam 50L