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Marmot Essence
 Marmot Essence
Waterproof, breathable, lightweight, and moves comfortably when you do: these are the gold standards for a rain jacket. The Marmot Essence Jacket, delivers like no rain jacket has done before. One of ...


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Jul 14, 2016; 1:08am
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
La Sportiva Katana Lace
 La Sportiva Katana Lace
The slightly down turned toe and subtle asymmetry of the Katana Lace will allow climbers to hook into pockets and hold edges in absolute comfort. This shoe keeps your foot in a relatively flat positio...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Jun 10, 2016; 9:56pm
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel
 Patagonia Black Hole Duffel
The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel wins our Top Pick award because it is lighter than most duffels we tested and scored near or at the top in every category. The Black Hole was among our favorites in bot...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Jan 04, 2017; 4:34pm
Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
 Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
Can a bivy sack provide all of the protection of a tent without sacrificing comfort? The OR Alpine Bivy does a fantastic job of keeping weather out while remaining a solid shelter, winning our Top Pic...


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Apr 05, 2015; 1:26pm
Black Diamond Apollo
 Black Diamond Apollo
The Black Diamond Apollo won our Editors' Choice Award for being the best overall lantern for a range of activities. The Apollo scored highest due to its ease of use, durability, and practical feature...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Mar 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Katabatic Gear Palisade 30
 Katabatic Gear Palisade 30
To state it simply, the Katabatic Gear Palisade 30 is the best ultralight sleeping bag we tested, and it has held onto this distinction for 4 years. This closed footbox quilt continues its run as our ...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Mar 26, 2017; 3:31am
Petzl Tikkina
 Petzl Tikkina
The Tikkina is the cream of the crop in terms of value. For 20 bucks you get an impressive 150 lumens of light output and a solid battery life. In our battery testing, as well as in normal use, this h...


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May 20, 2017; 2:55pm
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm
 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm
Once again, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm earns our Editors' Choice award because it provides an unmatched combination of warmth, comfort, weight, packed size, and durability. If we had to have just ...


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Jan 17, 2017; 7:34pm
Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
 Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
The Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap won our Top Pick award for being the most protective, one of the lightest and most comfortable hats we tested. It comes with a removable liner that can add total pr...


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Jul 09, 2015; 12:00pm
Teva Hurricane XLT
 Teva Hurricane XLT
The successor of the shoe that launched the Teva empire, the Teva Hurricane XLT is one of the most simplistic shoes we tested—which to some buyers equals saved weight and ease of use; to others it app...


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Nov 14, 2013; 1:37am
Hario V60 Plastic Dripper
 Hario V60 Plastic Dripper
The V60 narrowly edged out the Cafellissimo Paperless Pour Over for the top score. Both win our Editors' Choice award since they are so simple yet also creates a rich cup of coffee. The V60 is the bes...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jul 14, 2015; 11:52am
Black Diamond Firstlight
 Black Diamond Firstlight
The Black Diamond Firstlight is a fantastic bivy tent for alpine climbing, multiday ski touring or any trip where packed size and minimal weight far supersede comfort and livability. This model is the...


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Jul 18, 2016; 12:00pm
Patagonia Refugio
 Patagonia Refugio
Why are you shopping for a daypack? If you are looking for an all-around pack to bring with you to work, on trips, and on short hikes, then the Patagonia Refugio is a perfect, versatile pack. With its...


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Nov 11, 2016; 12:00pm
La Sportiva Spantik
 La Sportiva Spantik
The Spantik is the boot of choice for cold weather mountaineering in the world's serious mountain ranges, such as Aconcogua and Denali. It is an insulated double boot designed for cold weather mountai...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jan 16, 2014; 2:17pm
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