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Western Mountaineering QuickFlash Jacket
 Western Mountaineering QuickFlash Jacket
The QuickFlash from Western Mountaineering is the hoodless jacket sibling to the hooded Flash and Flash XR. With high quality 850 fill power down and a lightweight fabric this jacket is both super-li...


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Feb 10, 2016; 1:24am
REI Flash 45
 REI Flash 45
The REI Flash 45 is one of the most affordable packs we tested, but it unfortunately performed so poorly we have a hard time recommending it over much higher performing competitors. The weight-to-volu...


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50% recommend it (1/2)
Feb 09, 2016; 7:25pm
Garmin eTrex 20
 Garmin eTrex 20
This is the best value GPS available anywhere. It locates your position with reasonably efficiency and accuracy and helps to get you back on route or navigate in low visibility conditions. This is our...


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43% recommend it (3/7)
Feb 09, 2016; 9:40am
Suunto Core
 Suunto Core
The Suunto Core is the most fully featured altimeter watch we tested. The Core has something for everyone: waterproof buttons for snorkeling and shallow diving, more accurate altimeter and barometer f...


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21% recommend it (3/14)
Feb 09, 2016; 5:04am
DeLorme InReach SE Satellite Messenger
 DeLorme InReach SE Satellite Messenger
The InReach SE Satellite Messenger wins our Editors' Choice award because it was by far the most reliable and easy-to-use satellite messenger we tested. It's also the only device we tested that allows...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Feb 04, 2016; 11:29am
ULA Ohm 2.0
 ULA Ohm 2.0
Ultralight Adventure Equipment produces one of the most popular lines of backpacks used by hikers on the Appalachian Trail and we were impressed by the performance of the ULA Ohm 2.0. The Ohm is one o...


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Feb 03, 2016; 11:26pm
ZPacks Arc Blast 52
 ZPacks Arc Blast 52
The ZPacks Arc Blast 52 won our Top Pick for Ultralight Enthusiasts. Experienced thru-hikers covet this pack for its class-leading lightweight - just 21.3 ounces. An intricate five-piece carbon frame ...


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Feb 03, 2016; 10:56pm
Olympus Trooper 10x50 DPS
 Olympus Trooper 10x50 DPS
The Trooper is a fantastic pair of binoculars, and delivers one of the crispest and clearest images of all of the binoculars tested. The only reason that the Trooper did not score higher in the clarit...


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Feb 03, 2016; 10:32am
Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody
 Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody
Arc'teryx's cool and commensurately pricey the Cerium LT is a mountain ready jacket with a great warmth-to-weight ratio. Combining 850 fill down with 80g/m CoreLoft synthetic insulation in the lower f...


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100% recommend it (5/5)
Feb 03, 2016; 12:00am
Patagonia Houdini
 Patagonia Houdini
The Patagonia Houdini is one of our favorite windbreakers and wins a Top Pick award. It is the lightest we tested and packs the smallest. It is our most used layer in our quiver because it is just so ...


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100% recommend it (5/5)
Feb 02, 2016; 11:46pm
Marmot Essence
 Marmot Essence
Waterproof, breathable, lightweight, and moves comfortably when you do: these are the gold standards for a rain jacket. Our Editors' Choice winner, the Marmot Essence Jacket, delivers like no rain jac...


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Feb 02, 2016; 11:40pm
Petzl e+LITE
 Petzl e+LITE
This micro headlamp, the size of a small stack of quarters, is the lightest headlamp we know of and by a large margin. It wins our Top Pick award as the best lightweight headlamp. The only close conte...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Feb 01, 2016; 4:22pm
Edelrid Mega Jul
 Edelrid Mega Jul
The Edelrid Mega Jul is a recent entrant into the field of passive assisted locking, or 'hybrid', belay devices. Its modified tube design provides considerable bite for catching lead falls and locks o...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Feb 01, 2016; 2:49pm
Mammut Smart Alpine
 Mammut Smart Alpine
The Mammut Smart Alpine is one of the more established models within the field of passive assisted locking, or 'hybrid', belay devices. Although it doesn't look like it, the braking mechanism is based...


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Feb 01, 2016; 2:11pm
Petzl Verso
 Petzl Verso
The Petzl Verso is one of two basic tube belay devices we included in this review. It's the lightest and smallest of all and features the same smooth rope handling as its more popular cousin, the Petz...


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Jan 31, 2016; 10:22pm
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