Skimanjohn

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Marmot Kompressor Summit

Simple and light. Sit pad also doubles to firm up the pack and serve as a frame. Also has a slot for water bladder. The Marmot Kompressor series…
photo: Marmot Kompressor Summit
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Marmot Guides Down Sweater

I am always looking for a good deal when buying new gear and here I found another one. I needed a fairly light but warm and simple jacket and…
photo: Marmot Men's Guides Down Sweater
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Lowe Alpine Attack MX 42+10

Purchased this pack on the internet at a good price while looking for a winter/ski/climbing pack. Have done only one trip on the north side…
photo: Lowe Alpine Attack MX 42+10
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Osprey Kestrel 38

Last year I made the choice to go light, not to be confused with ultralight, and started the process of buying lightweight gear. A new pack…
photo: Osprey Kestrel 38
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The North Face Mountain 25

I find it strange that some want to design this tent as a lightweight expedition tent. Hate to say it but after climbing for 35 years there…
photo: The North Face Mountain 25
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MSR PocketRocket

Once I decided to go the lightweight backpacking route, not ultralight mind you, I needed to find a stove that worked well and was lightweight.
photo: MSR PocketRocket
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Black Diamond Trail Back

First pair of real trekking poles I have ever bought. In the past have just used my adjustable ski poles with the baskets removed. They were…
photo: Black Diamond Trail Back
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MontBell U.L. Down Inner Jacket

I needed something light, warm and very compact for spring thru fall backpacking and light mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest and this…
photo: MontBell Men's U.L. Down Inner Jacket
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Marmot PreCip Jacket

Bought the Precip Jacket and Pants for a light pair of rain gear, tired of carrying my heavy Gore-tex gear. I must admit that I haven't had…
photo: Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket
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Osprey Aether 70

What can I say that isn't good about this pack? Yes, there are a few very small dislikes but this is true with any type of gear not specially…
photo: Osprey Aether 70
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Black Diamond Speed 40

Having been in the market for a light summit and high country lightweight pack for up to 3 days out, with minimal and lightweight gear, I decided…
photo: Black Diamond Speed 40
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Sierra Designs Wicked Fastbag

Well I must say as I have aged weight has gotten to be a prime issue, now 56. While surfing the net to find a good light down bag i came across…
photo: Sierra Designs Wicked Fastbag
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MSR Hubba HP

Having owned the original Hubba I thought this was the ultimate solo tent. But after spending two windy nights out in Washington state's Goat…
photo: MSR Hubba HP
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

I must say that after being a mountaineer for 30+ years it is nice to see they can still teach an old dog new tricks! This goes for boots as…
photo: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
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MSR SweetWater Microfilter

Good price for a good product. All water filters have their pros and cons but have had the least amount of problems with this one. Have no reason…
photo: MSR SweetWater Microfilter
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Marmot Sanctum

I must say when I am camped in a very exposed and stormy alpine environment this tent allows me to sleep without worry! Plenty of room for two…
photo: Marmot Sanctum
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MSR Hubba

Love this tent!!! Paid $200 with footprint, good deal. Have used it on several solo trips in the Oregon Cascades in mid spring sleeping on snow.
photo: MSR Hubba
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MSR WhisperLite

One of the best white gas stoves, if not the best, on the current market. Have used this stove since it first came out and the only part I have…
photo: MSR WhisperLite