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Arc'teryx Altra 65
 Arc'teryx Altra 65
This 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 said, it is by far the...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Oct 06, 2014; 4:21pm
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
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, but it can be difficult to find. If you're loo...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jan 02, 2014; 10:21am
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
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 13, 2013; 12:00am
Rab Neutrino Endurance
 Rab Neutrino Endurance
The Rab Neutrino Endurance is an excellant middleweight parka and superb ice and alpine climbing belay parka. It is more fully featured and longer than the lighter weight parkas in our review, yet sti...


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Jan 30, 2014; 7:26pm
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 youíre alpine climbing, mountaineering, backcountry sk...


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Jul 14, 2013; 12:00am
Merrell Moab Mid GTX
 Merrell Moab Mid GTX
The Merrell Moab Mid GORE-TEX is the waterproof version of the Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid hiking boot that we covered with an extended review. The appearance and specs for the two are very much the s...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Feb 21, 2014; 7:28am
Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20
 Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20
The Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20 is a lightweight, highly compressible, and well-featured three-season bag. Itís one of our favorite traditional style sleeping bags on the market and it compete...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Nov 15, 2012; 12:00am
La Sportiva Solution
 La Sportiva Solution
The La Sportiva Solution has one of the more aggressive and unique designs out there. It is designed for performance on sport climbs and boulder problems. It edges well while retaining great sensitivi...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Jul 08, 2014; 2:59pm
Mammut Infinity
 Mammut Infinity
Your rope is your line to safety while perilously perched on the side of a rock face, so selecting the right one is no small decision. After reviewing a wide selection of climbing ropes on the market ...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
May 30, 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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