Frederick Reimers

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Mountaineering MasterThe second tent by pole maker Easton, the two-man, single-wall Si2 features the company's proprietary carbon poles, which it claims are stronger than any aluminum pole on the...

Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

ULTRALIGHT AND COMPRESSIBLETesters liked Big Agnes's almost entirely recycled synthetic sack (the Skinny Fish; $180) just fine but were blown away by the down-filled Zirkel's warmth-to-packability...

The North Face Scorpio - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

A TINY SUMMERWEIGHT BAGThe North Face claims that its revamped line of Flight Series bags are the first synthetic sacks to rival equivalently rated down bags in weight and compressibility. We were...

Exped Woodpecker - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

BUILT TO LASTThe Woodpecker, from Swiss company Exped, is meticulously crafted—just what you'd expect from a nation of legendary watchmakers. (Of course, its heavy-duty zipper is the only moving...

Marmot EcoPro 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACKThe EcoPro costs a bit more than Marmot's other synthetic 15-degree-rated models (like the Trestles 15, $90). But this bag has good karma. Its insulation and shell are spun...

Dagger Crazy 88 - Kayaks: Reviews

Ready to go pro? Then you already know that tricks are for kids—and success hinges on huge air. Enter Dagger's Crazy 88, our Gear of the Year selection. This boat is a masterly equation of...

REI Half Dome 2+ Tent

We've tested plenty of tents for under $180, but none held up like the REI Half Dome 2. The redesigned classic two-man is a third larger—and considerably sturdier—than the previous...

Nemo Losi 3P Tent

1. At 50 square feet, this three-person model is as big as many four-person tents but weighs the same as some built for two. Even more impressive, it achieves this balance without sacrificing...

GoLite Adrenaline 20 Sleeping Bag

1. Thanks to its top-of-the-line 800-fill down, light fabrics, half-length zipper, and trim cut, the Adrenaline 20 packs down to the size of a loaf of bread. Even more impressive, at less than two...

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