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Hilleberg Nammatj 2
 Hilleberg Nammatj 2
The Hilleberg Nammatj is arguably the single most versatile tent we have ever tested. It's strong enough to cross polar regions and scale tall peaks, yet it is also light enough (5.5 lb.) to j...


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67% recommend it (2/3)
May 26, 2016; 4:34am
Hilleberg Nammatj 3
 Hilleberg Nammatj 3
The Hilleberg Nammatj 3 is the larger version of the Nammatj 2. It is 4" taller, 12" wider, adds 6 sq. ft. to the interior, and 4 sq. ft. to the vestibule. All of this extra space for $50 and 11 oz. m...


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May 26, 2016; 4:20am
Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody
 Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody
The Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody is just about the nicest jacket you'll ever wear. But, just given its price, the inner dirtbag in all of our testers wanted to hate it. Particularly after perusing...


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50% recommend it (1/2)
May 25, 2016; 5:49pm
The North Face Banchee 65
 The North Face Banchee 65
The North face Banchee 65 is our OutdoorGearLab Top Pick award winner because it features one of our testers favorite pack design for pocket use, location and straight up keeping organized, yet is one...


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May 24, 2016; 9:22pm
Salomon Quest 4D II GTX
 Salomon Quest 4D II GTX
The Salomon Quest 4D II GTX, our Top Pick for Fastpacking, exemplifies the latest design innovations in hiking boots. Salomon has built a midweight hiking boot that remains true to the comfort and fun...


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60% recommend it (6/10)
May 24, 2016; 7:42pm
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400
 Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400 is an impressive pack that delivers a lot of volume relative to its weight. This simple but very functional option for ultralight backpackers has lots of ext...


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May 23, 2016; 8:53pm
Arc'teryx Gamma LT
 Arc'teryx Gamma LT
The Arc’teryx Gamma LT really excelled in wet weather, winning our Top Pick award for that particular function. No other pair of pants in our review performed nearly as well as the Gamma LT did while ...


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May 23, 2016; 4:57pm
Black Diamond Cosmo
 Black Diamond Cosmo
While this is a good headlamp, we implore you to spend another $10 and get something like the Black Diamond Spot which has much better beam brightness and quality combined with a very respectable batt...


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May 17, 2016; 10:58pm
Black Diamond Raven
 Black Diamond Raven
This is a popular ice axe because of its good general mountaineering abilities and excellent price and is the winner of our OutdoorGearLab Best Buy Award. Along with the rest of the Black Diamond Rave...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
May 17, 2016; 10:56pm
Evolv Defy
 Evolv Defy
The Evolv Defy is one of the best values in climbing shoes. This new and improved model has a slightly better fitting heel, coated Velcro tabs for increased durability and a splash of color. Other tha...


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83% recommend it (5/6)
May 17, 2016; 10:50pm
Outdoor Research Ferrosi
 Outdoor Research Ferrosi
The Outdoor Research Ferrosi pants are not only extremely light weight, but they are also highly mobile and stretchy and have been designed for hiking and almost any outdoor activity that you set your...


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May 16, 2016; 8:57pm
Osprey Aether 60
 Osprey Aether 60
The Osprey Aether 60 is a former OutdoorGearLab award winner and remains a solid and dependable pack that is comfortable even for heavier loads. Only the Gregory Baltoro 65 and Arc'teryx Altra 65 scor...


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71% recommend it (5/7)
May 16, 2016; 3:05pm
The North Face Ultra 109 GTX
 The North Face Ultra 109 GTX
We've awarded The North Face Ultra 109 GTX our Editors' Choice again this year! This is the best shoe we tested for folks that both hike and trail run. If you are accustomed to the fit and feel of run...


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14% recommend it (1/7)
May 16, 2016; 1:45am
The Best Hiking Pants Review For Men
 The Best Hiking Pants Review For Men
Which pair of hiking pants provide the best overall performance for hiking and backpacking? We took seven of the most popular models and put them through months of rigorous testing in the desert of Ut...


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Best Hiking Pants

May 14, 2016; 12:00pm
Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants
 Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants
We are proud to give the Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants our Editors' Choice Award as the go-to pair of pants for hiking. They were an excellent choice for just about every sport, activity or soc...


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May 14, 2016; 12:00pm
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