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Great pack if you use a bear can
Packing Systems Nunatak Bears Ears Backpack (size M)
Rating: 5.00 / 5.00 by Bowen Dwelle September 18, 2023
It keeps you warm off the ground
Sleeping Pads Therm-a-Rest Z Lite SOL Sleeping Pad (Regular)
Rating: 5.00 / 5.00 by Michael Sagehorn June 10, 2023
Not for thru hiking
Water Treatment - Filtration Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Filter Bottle (0.6L model)
Rating: 3.33 / 5.00 by Steve Uze September 16, 2022
Lightweight but not without issues
Trekking Poles Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles (per pair)
Rating: 2.83 / 5.00 by Dan Amundson February 27, 2022
Cured my foot and blister problems
Trail Running Shoes Altra Lone Peak Trail Running Shoe (men's size 9, v5)
Rating: 4.67 / 5.00 by Terry December 30, 2021
An oversized mitt with excellent durabillity and no leaks.
Handwear Black Diamond Waterproof Overmitts (medium)
Rating: 3.83 / 5.00 by Petter Öberg December 8, 2021
My standby shoe for on- and off-trail
Trail Running Shoes Inov8 G270 Trail Running Shoes (Men's size 10.5)
Rating: 4.50 / 5.00 by Taylor GW September 29, 2021
XERO Trail Mesa- Women’s- Too slippery
Trail Running Shoes Xero Shoes Mesa Trail (Women’s 10.5)
Rating: 4.00 / 5.00 by Bonnie Ackerman September 16, 2021
A very well-balanced, versatile shoe
Trail Running Shoes Inov8 G270 Trail Running Shoes (men's size 9)
Rating: 4.33 / 5.00 by Ryan Jordan August 6, 2021
Most comfortable shoe in a decade
Trail Running Shoes Altra Lone Peak Trail Running Shoe (men's size 9, v5)
Rating: 4.33 / 5.00 by richard lee July 25, 2021
Ultralight and Ultraweak
Trekking Poles Gossamer Gear LT5 Trekking Poles (per pair)
Rating: 2.00 / 5.00 by John McInnes July 11, 2021
The ultimate base layer
Clothing Systems Smartwool Merino 150 L/S Crew (medium)
Rating: 4.67 / 5.00 by Mikaela MacKenzie June 29, 2021
Comfortable, Durable and only 20+ ounces, Zpacks Arc Blast Backpack
Packing Systems ZPacks Arc Blast Backpack (size M)
Rating: 4.83 / 5.00 by Bob Fink June 29, 2021
Best value in insulation
Sleep Systems Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt (30 deg F, standard length, wide width, sewn footbox, 800 fp down, ground pad attachment kit)
Rating: 4.33 / 5.00 by Marcus June 29, 2021
My “go to” top quilt
Sleep Systems Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt (900 FP Downtek Down, 20 Degree F, size R/R, 20d outer and 10d inner fabrics)
Rating: 4.50 / 5.00 by Benjamin Suttles June 27, 2021
Still have that bad taste in my mouth
Trekking Poles Gossamer Gear LT5 Trekking Poles (per pair)
Rating: 3.17 / 5.00 by Bill (L.Dog) Garlinghouse June 27, 2021
A counterpoint review of the LT5 trekking poles
Trekking Poles Gossamer Gear LT5 Trekking Poles (per pair)
Rating: 3.00 / 5.00 by Ryan Jordan June 25, 2021
Great Collapsible Trekking Pole
Trekking Poles Gossamer Gear LT5 Trekking Poles (per pair)
Rating: 4.00 / 5.00 by Manfred June 25, 2021
Tarptent Protrail Li – Almost A Perfect Tent
Trekking Pole Tents Tarptent Protrail Li Tent (std config w/no poles)
Rating: 4.33 / 5.00 by Baosito June 21, 2021
UberLite has Uber Issues
Sleeping Pads Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Uberlite Sleeping Pad (short length, standard width)
Rating: 2.50 / 5.00 by Mike Bridan June 21, 2021

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