NM_forester

Reviewer of the Month: January 2015

565 reviewer rep
38 forum posts
joined Dec 22, 2014

Full Name: private
31-year-old backpacker
New Mexico
Occupation: Forester
Email: private
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Lowa Baffin Pro LL II

Tough boots for carrying heavy loads in warm or dry climates. They provide good ankle support and foot protection, and they are a great choice…
photo: Lowa Men's Baffin Pro LL II
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4 comments
Killer Review

Patagonia RPS Rock Pants

I really like these pants. They are durable and comfortable, and they aren’t restrictive when you’re trying to move around over rocks or…
photo: Patagonia Men's RPS Rock Pants
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Klymit Pillow X

This pillow is not comfortable for me. Although the Pillow X is well constructed and easy to use, the X-shape creates an uncomfortable sleeping…
photo: Klymit Pillow X
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Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator

I needed a breathable hiking boot to wear as my daily shoe in the office and in the field. In one year of ownership, my Moab 2 Ventilators have…
photo: Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Ventilator
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Kodiak Canvas 10x10 Flex-Bow Canvas Tent Deluxe

I think this one of the best tents out there for car camping. Its most significant downsides—weight and packed size—are directly related…
photo: Kodiak Canvas 10x10 Flex-Bow Canvas Tent Deluxe
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Deuter Speed Lite 20

This is a simple and lightweight pack. It is great for a day hikes when a tremendous amount of extra gear isn't needed. The straps and outer…
photo: Deuter Speed Lite 20
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Osprey Volt 60

A great design in so many ways, but not the best choice for anyone. It's hard to love a pack that seems designed to be less comfortable and…
photo: Osprey Volt 60
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Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT

The Mountain Shelter LT is simple, pretty easy to set up, and great for non-winter backpacking. It is a single-walled, floorless shelter, so…
photo: Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT
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Keen Targhee II Mid

These boots are comfortable, tough, and easy to use. They are lightweight and perfect for wet-weather hiking and backpacking. They are also…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee II Mid
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Marmot Fuse 2P

Not a spectacular tent, but a solid performer. It weighs in at just under four pounds, which makes it a little hefty by modern standards. What…
photo: Marmot Fuse 2P
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Kelty Trekker 3950

You can still find well-made Trekkers in like-new condition online if you're a smart shopper. Before Kelty switched to polyester materials and…
photo: Kelty Trekker 3950
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Killer Review

Mountainsmith Tour TLS

Some people might think a fanny pack will make you look like a nerd. But its durability and comfort make the Mountainsmith Tour TLS pack a great…
photo: Mountainsmith Tour TLS
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Cold Cold World Chernobyl

This pack is tough as nails. Its single-minded devotion to vertical adventures limits its usefulness for other activities, but that's not really…
photo: Cold Cold World Chernobyl
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Killer Review

Kelty Continental Divide 5300 (External)

Some people will look at this pack and say it has an identity crisis. It is basically an internal frame bag attached to a narrow external frame.
photo: Kelty Continental Divide 5300 (External)