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Arc'teryx Altra 65
 Arc'teryx Altra 65
The Arc'teryx Altra 65 is our Editors' Choice backpack because it is supremely comfortable, light, has great organizational ability and it is easy to pack and retrieve deeply buried items. That sai...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Sep 02, 2013; 8:24pm
Patagonia R1 Hoody
 Patagonia R1 Hoody
The Patagonia R1 Hoody takes the highly versatile, breathable, and compressible R1 Pullover and adds: a balaclava style hood, longer arms with thumb loops, and an extended hem for tucking the fleece i...


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100% recommend it (7/7)
Mar 18, 2014; 7:39am
Hilleberg Jannu
 Hilleberg Jannu
The Hilleberg Jannu is the panacea for worst-conditions mountaineering and alpine climbing. Due to its fast setup, bombproof storm protection and low weight (6 lb. 1 oz.), the Jannu is our hi...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Aug 17, 2013; 12:00am
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
 Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
This wins our OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice award. They are light, strong, versatile poles with comfortable cork handles. Climbers and hikers alike will enjoy using these poles on everything from the...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jun 04, 2013; 11:07am
REI Kingdom 8
 REI Kingdom 8
The Kingdom 8 wins our Editors' Choice award because it's the most comfortable tent we tested and comes loaded with great bonus features. It features best-in-class head room, convenient dividers, and ...


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Jul 09, 2013; 8:15pm
MontBell Frost Smoke Parka
 MontBell Frost Smoke Parka
The MontBell Frost Smoke Parka is a great all-around down jacket at an affordable price. This is the only lighter-weight down jacket we tested that features heavier and more durable shell fabrics on ...


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Jul 06, 2013; 2:40pm
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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100% recommend it (3/3)
Feb 14, 2014; 4:55pm
Katabatic Gear Palisade
 Katabatic Gear Palisade
The Katabatic Gear Palisade is likely the best ultralight sleeping bag in the world. (We've tested nearly all of them and this is by far our favorite.) However, it's only available directly fr...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Jun 28, 2013; 7:48pm
Specialized Phenom Expert
 Specialized Phenom Expert
The Specialized Phenom is the winner of our Editors Choice Award. It received our highest comfort rating, while maintaining a competitive weight of 248g. Designed as a high performance XC race saddle,...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jan 02, 2014; 10:21am
Black Diamond Mesa
 Black Diamond Mesa
The Black Diamond Mesa was once a top performing two door tent. In the years since its 2007 release numerous other tents have come to overshadow it, and Black Diamond has yet to update it. The pole de...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jan 14, 2013; 12:00am
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
Evolv Shaman
 Evolv Shaman
Chris Sharma designed the Evolv Shaman from the ground up. It is a bouldering and sport climbing machine and one of the best shoes we've tested for steep rock. With a lot of innovative design features...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Sep 29, 2012; 12:31pm
REI Quarter Dome T2
 REI Quarter Dome T2
The REI Quarter Dome T2 has been discontinued. It is still available on the REI website at a discounted price. It has been replaced by the REI Quarter Dome 2. The REI Quarter Dome T2 is a moderat...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Oct 07, 2013; 4:23pm
Patagonia Super Pluma
 Patagonia Super Pluma
Due to its above average durability and handwarmer pockets the Patagonia Super Pluma is arguably the most versatile hardshell we tested. Whether you’re alpine climbing, mountaineering, backcountry sk...


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Jul 18, 2013; 12:00am
Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
 Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
Product Discontinued This product has been replaced by the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream. ...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Oct 31, 2012; 1:30pm
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