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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

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