The gear reviews found on this page represent practical experiences I've had with gear. I've felt compelled to write these reviews because good gear does genuinely effect the outcome of a trip. I greatly value ease of use, weight, aesthetics, and above all functionality. I tend not to value gear which sacrifices any of these things for extreme returns in one category (ex. lightweight gear which functions poorly and looks ugly, or gear with all the bells and whistles that weights as much as a sub-compact car). Bonus points for cheap or sustainability manufactured gear. On occasion I've had gear sent to me by the manufacturer for a review but generally this list contains personal purchases.

Camp EquipmentRating
REI Taj 3P Tent 3 Person Tent
Eureka Backcountry 1P Tent Solo Tent
Jetboil Group Cooking System Backpacking Stove
Bearvault "BV500" Bear Can
Mountain Hardwear Switch 20 Sleeping Bag
Marmot Zeus Down Jacket Down Sweater
REI Taku Jacket Hard Shell Jacket
Columbia Heat Elite Insulated Jacket
Gregory "Z22" Day Pack
REI "Saturn" 70 Multi-Day Backpack
REI "Lookout" 40 Day Pack
REI Duck's Back Cover Rain Cover
The North Face "McMurdo" Snow Boot
Zamberlane "636 Baffin GT RR" Backpacking Boot
La Sportiva "Nago" Climbing Shoe

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