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Duffel Bags

PatagoniaBlack Hole 60L Duffel

PatagoniaBlack Hole 60L Duffel

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5 out of 5 stars from 236 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"This is one of the most popular duffel bags. It isn't waterproof but is very water resistant. The 60L size is the maximum size allowed for carry-on luggage. The included shoulder straps make it able to be carried like a backpack."

Osprey PacksTransporter 65L Duffel

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Osprey PacksTransporter 65L Duffel

$140.00
5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Similar to the Patagonia this bag has a cleaner look for storing away the backpack straps, the backpack straps are more comfortable and it features a few more handles which I love."

HaglofsLava 50L Duffel

HaglofsLava 50L Duffel

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Biggest difference in this duffel is that the stuff sack it comes with actually turns into a separate compartment for dirty, wet, or used clothing."

FjallravenNo. 6 50L Duffel

FjallravenNo. 6 50L Duffel

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Ryan's notes

"The Fjallraven duffel is different because the fabric is their signature G-1000. This fabric is very tough, looks more classic and isn't as sporty as the other three on this list. It has great handles and attention to detail."


Rain Jackets

Black DiamondStormline Stretch Rain Shell Jacket - Men's

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Black DiamondStormline Stretch Rain Shell Jacket - Men's

$148.95
5 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"A great rain jacket with some stretch that comes in at a great price. Fully taped seams and zippers."

HaglofsL.I.M. III Jacket - Men's

HaglofsL.I.M. III Jacket - Men's

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5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Similar to the Black Diamond jacket but different in that it weighs only 8 oz. You can stuff the jacket into it's own sleeve and it packs down to the size of your fist! You can have this in your pack and not even know it is there. Great for extremely windy days too. Gore-Tex Paclite."

BackcountryTrail Weight Rain Jacket - Men's

BackcountryTrail Weight Rain Jacket - Men's

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"This is Backcountry's own rain jacket. It is 2.5 layer. It is a great weight and packs down small."

PatagoniaTorrentshell Pullover Jacket - Men's

PatagoniaTorrentshell Pullover Jacket - Men's

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Another great option. This is a different style since it is a pullover. It has Patagonia's H2No."


Rain Pants

HaglofsL.I.M. III Pant - Men's

HaglofsL.I.M. III Pant - Men's

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5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"The same fabric as the jacket. L.I.M. stands for Less Is More and they really mean it. Extremely lightweight, durable and fully waterproof. Top to bottom two way zippers that allow you to remove the pants or put them on without taking off your muddy boots. You can also use the zippers for vents or to access your pockets under your pants."

Black DiamondStormline Stretch Rain Pant - Men's

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Black DiamondStormline Stretch Rain Pant - Men's

$98.95
5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Price, fit and comfort are what shine on this pant. The stretch makes a huge difference when hiking and the waistband is super comfortable, especially when putting these over pants. No side zippers but for the price these are great."

PatagoniaTorrentshell Pant - Men's

PatagoniaTorrentshell Pant - Men's

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5 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Mountain HardwearStretch Ozonic Pant - Men's

Mountain HardwearStretch Ozonic Pant - Men's

$149.95
4.5 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Hiking Boots & Shoes

ObozBridger Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot - Men's

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ObozBridger Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot - Men's

$180.00
4.5 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Oboz makes some of the best hiking shoes. It stands for Outside Bozeman. They have great insoles and superior traction. Waterproof and leather they will stand up to any hike. The Bridger is a little stiffer of a boot which is great for really rocky terrain or for longer hikes where you need more support when carrying a heavy pack."

ObozSawtooth Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot - Men's

ObozSawtooth Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot - Men's

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3.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"This shoe is very similar to the Bridger without the full-length shank. This makes the shoe not as stiff but it also makes it more comfortable for everyday wear and shorter hikes where you won't be carrying a heavier pack."

AltraLone Peak 3.5 Trail Running Shoe - Men's

AltraLone Peak 3.5 Trail Running Shoe - Men's

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"This is the same as the the taller version without the waterproofing. It is also the number one shoe used on the PCT(Pacific Crest Trail) That should be enough to convince you that this shoe is a great option. I also use this one for all of my trail running."


Accessories

SmartwoolPerformance Outdoor Light Crew Sock

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SmartwoolPerformance Outdoor Light Crew Sock

$22.95
5 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"I only listed one sock because these are the best. Any length in the Smartwool socks will work depending on your adventure. Just make sure that you are buying the PhD version, these fit much better than any other sock, they don't stink, they regulate heat and they have extra cushion in the heal and toe. Perfect for any adventure."

Adventure MedicalMoleskin Kit

Adventure MedicalMoleskin Kit

$5.95
4.5 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"If you develop blisters on the trail, which Smartwool socks will help to prevent. But if you get any blisters you will need Moleskin."

Adventure MedicalUltralight & Watertight Series Medical Kit

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Adventure MedicalUltralight & Watertight Series Medical Kit

$8.95 - $38.95
5 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"This is my go-to First Aid Kit, it has a lot of the essentials, it comes with a list of what is included, so if there are things that are missing you can add your own products. It is watertight and weighs absolutely nothing."

BuffUV Buff - Solid

BuffUV Buff - Solid

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5 out of 5 stars from 45 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"These are so versatile that you will definitely need one or two. You can use them in so many variations that they will probably always be on you. I use mine even for a sleeping mask when it's a full moon."


Hydration

Skratch LabsExercise Hydration Mix - 20 Pack

Skratch LabsExercise Hydration Mix - 20 Pack

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"I love Skratch Labs, they are from Colorado and everything that they use in their products is 100% natural. It doesn't have a ton of flavor, like Gatorade, but that is because it doesn't have all the other stuff inside it that is bad for you."

Skratch LabsHyper Hydration Drink Mix

Skratch LabsHyper Hydration Drink Mix

$23.50
5 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"This similar to the Exercise Mix only with a little kick. Add this to your water if you are feeling a little sluggish while out on the trail."

PlatypusPlaty SoftBottle

PlatypusPlaty SoftBottle

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5 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Platypus makes great water bottles, this one can hold up to 1L and when it is empty you can collapse it down to nothing."

CamelBakPodium Big Chill Water Bottle - 25oz

CamelBakPodium Big Chill Water Bottle - 25oz

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"Lightweight and insulated. This won't keep your drinks as cold as a HydroFlask or a Yeti but you won't have the weight of those bottles either."


Hiking Pants

FjallravenHigh Coast Hike Long Trouser - Men's

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FjallravenHigh Coast Hike Long Trouser - Men's

$134.95
4.5 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"The best hiking pant hands down. This fabric is extremely lightweight and stretchy. It has zippered pockets in the front, and one zippered rear pocket. The belt on this pant goes all the way around which is different from the Prana Pants."

PranaStretch Zion Pant - Men's

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PranaStretch Zion Pant - Men's

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 595 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"The most popular hiking pant. The fabric is a little heavier than the Fjallraven but still lightweight and stretchy. Both of the fabrics from Fjallraven and Prana have a DWR(Durable Water Repellency) finish to them so they will shed light rain and dry quickly. With the exception of a cargo pocket. The cargo pocket has a zippered closer as well. The bottom of the pants can be rolled up and snapped in place to provide some venting on hot days."

PranaBrion Pant - Men's

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PranaBrion Pant - Men's

sale $39.48 - $88.95 up to 50% off
4.5 out of 5 stars from 175 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"The exact same fabric as the Stretch Zion. I like these a little more than the Stretch Zion just because they are a little cleaner. The don't have all of the pockets and features that the Stretch Zion's but they look better if you are going to museums and dinner."

HaglofsRugged II Mountain Pant - Men's

HaglofsRugged II Mountain Pant - Men's

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Ryan's notes

"The most durable, flexible, and rugged pants that we have. If you are going to variable terrain. Haglofs is a Swedish brand and they make some of the other products that are on this list. I stand behind their products and design, this version is a little more loose fitting than the High Coast Hike and the Brion. "


Sleeping Bag Liner

Big AgnesSynthetic Sleeping Bag Liner

Big AgnesSynthetic Sleeping Bag Liner

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