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La Sportiva Boulder X
 La Sportiva Boulder X
The La Sportiva Boulder X offers a great balance of durability, hiking toughness and value. They are geared more toward short rugged approaches than long hikes. They don't climb as well as the Five Te...


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83% recommend it (5/6)
Jul 31, 2014; 7:54am
Vasque Breeze
 Vasque Breeze
The Vasque Breeze is a boot designed with a singular purpose in mind: Fast, light, nearly-at-a-run backpacking and hiking. At that purpose it succeeds wonderfully (although we would be strongly in...


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80% recommend it (4/5)
Jul 30, 2014; 8:11pm
Patagonia Leashless Jacket
 Patagonia Leashless Jacket
We've been waiting several years for Patagonia to come out with a Gore Active jacket for climbing and hiking. The forthcoming Spring 2014 Leashless is it. But we are not at all impressed. The jacket h...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jul 30, 2014; 3:28am
The North Face Base Camp Duffel
 The North Face Base Camp Duffel
The North Face Base Camp Duffel wins our duffel bag OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice award. It is the top choice or near the top in every category we tested. We love how it carries and how easy it is to...


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100% recommend it (11/11)
Jul 30, 2014; 12:43am
Instapark Mercury 10
 Instapark Mercury 10
This is by far the best deal in portable solar panels in our tests and it wins our Best Buy award. Even without its low price it is still an impressive performer. You can charge two USB devices at onc...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jul 29, 2014; 1:41pm
MSR Hubba Hubba
 MSR Hubba Hubba
The MSR Hubba Hubba was revolutionary when it was first released, and it sparked a series of integrated hub pole designs, but has since been overshadowed by lighter tents that provide the same amount ...


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67% recommend it (8/12)
Jul 29, 2014; 11:45am
MSR Whisperlite
 MSR Whisperlite
Since its introduction in 1982, the Whisperlite has proven itself as the most versatile and dependable, lightweight, liquid fuel, portable stove on the market. If we were to have one stove this would ...


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86% recommend it (6/7)
Jul 29, 2014; 8:45am
Kershaw Leek
 Kershaw Leek
In our extensive testing of a select grouping of the worldís best pocket knives, we found the Kershaw Leek to represent the cream of the crop at a reasonable price. Our test included less expensive kn...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jul 26, 2014; 11:31am
The North Face Cat's Meow 20 - Women's
 The North Face Cat's Meow 20 - Women's
The Catís Meow has been made by The North Face for years Ė itís the classic introductory sleeping bag for outdoor recreation - and for good reason. Itís inexpensive and does the job well, which is why...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jul 25, 2014; 11:38am
La Sportiva Wildcat
 La Sportiva Wildcat
The Wildcat is ready for epic mountain adventures, its protection, stability and cushioning keeping feet comfortable no matter how rocky and technical the trail. A solid heel counter keeps feet aligne...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jul 25, 2014; 12:37am
Totem Cam
 Totem Cam
The Totem Cams are an awesome aid climbing piece that are bomber where other cams aren't. They can even work where offset cams don't. We recommend a set on your big wall climbing rack but for the bulk...


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100% recommend it (16/16)
Jul 25, 2014; 12:29am
First Need XL
 First Need XL
The First Need XL is the only pump style filter we reviewed that is effective against viruses. This is remarkable because the only other systems that do treat viruses are chemical, like the Katadyn Mi...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Jul 24, 2014; 4:40am
Osprey Farpoint 55
 Osprey Farpoint 55
A 55-liter travel pack with a detachable daypack, the Osprey Farpoint has our testers excited to book a flight to somewhere far, far away. The Editor's Choice winner, the Farpoint has a taller, slimme...


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Jul 23, 2014; 11:37am
Osprey Porter 46
 Osprey Porter 46
A 46-liter pack, the Osprey Porter offers sleek styling in a carry-on size. This one-size-fits-all bag looks and feels more like luggage than most of the other packs in this review. If you're looking ...


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Jul 23, 2014; 11:33am
Black Diamond Trail Back
 Black Diamond Trail Back
The Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking poles win our Best Buy award because they have many of the same features as poles that are $40 to $60 more expensive but are close to as good. For example, our Ed...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jul 23, 2014; 1:59am
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