Frederick Reimers

Big Agnes Gore Pass 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Big Agnes Gore Pass 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

"Big enough for comfy car camping but light enough for backpacking." That tester comment pretty much sums up the Gore Pass. Although our team praised its four gear pockets, huge doors, and generous...

Therm-a-Rest Haven 20 - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Therm-a-Rest Haven 20 - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

A Minimalist SackThe sleeping bag, deconstructed. The ultralight (1.4-pound) 700-fill-down Haven has no zippers and, thanks to the giant hole in the underside of the bag, a fifth less insulation and...

Wave Sport EZG - Kayaks: Reviews

Wave Sport EZG - Kayaks: Reviews

OVERACHIEVERThis boat's predecessor, the EZ, proved stable and easy to paddle yet was up for the latest tricks. And with a new, narrower cut and a hull tweaked for freestyle moves, the '05 EZG...

Marmot Aura - Camping Tents: Reviews

Marmot Aura - Camping Tents: Reviews

1. The Aura is downright spacious (35 square feet), with two doors and two big vestibules. It's plenty sturdy, easily withstanding 50-mph winds without guylines. And light: The Aura flirts with the...

The North Face Hotlum - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

The North Face Hotlum - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Durable and Well-PricedWith beefy draft tubes around the hood and along the full-length zipper, glow-in-the dark zipper pulls, and 600-fill goose down, the 15-degree Hotlum is built to the same...

Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT – Camping Tents: Reviews

Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT – Camping Tents: Reviews

If you need a shelter that can handle the nastiest weather year-round, Hilleberg's flagship model, the Kaitum, is the best non-freestanding tent we've ever tested. Setup, even in high winds, is a...

REI Quarter Dome T3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

REI Quarter Dome T3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

BEST SPACE-TO-WEIGHT RATIOTesters were impressed with the two-person model of this tent; it's roomy (30 square feet) and light (less than four pounds) and has the critical double doors and vestibules...

GoLite Valhalla 2+ - Camping Tents: Reviews

GoLite Valhalla 2+ - Camping Tents: Reviews

FOUR-SEASON CHAMPIONIf you're looking for a lightweight shelter that can handle high winds and heavy snow, single-wall tents like the Valhalla are tough to beat. Thanks to an interior-pole structure...

Marmot Abode 2P – Camping Tents: Reviews

Marmot Abode 2P – Camping Tents: Reviews

Thanks to its mostly mesh canopy, the double-door Adobe received high marks for warm-weather stargazing and ventilation. But what really impressed us was its performance in an early-season Wasatch...

REI Half Dome 2+ - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

REI Half Dome 2+ - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

If comfort is more important to you than weight, go ahead and buy a three-person tent for yourself and your mate. But consider this first: New pole connectors, like plastic hubs and sockets, have...

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