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29
Sep
2014
jloomis

Dorcy Metal Gear XLM 618 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Dorcy Metal Gear XLM LED Flashlight

Features:

From Dorcy website, "Dorcy is proud to announce our next generation of lights. The Metal Gear series of of high performance lights will outshine the competition. The new Dorcy Metal Gear XLM (Extreme Lumens) flashlight produces 618 lumens of light from a single LED chip. Utilizing the Cree XM-L LED module which allows Dorcy to drive the chip with 6 alkaline batteries to produce a intense beam of light. With beam distances over 300 meters (1100 feet) the 41-0435 utilizes Dorcy's TrueSpot® Optimized Reflector System."

14
Sep
2014
jloomis

Dorcy 160 Lumen LED Twin Globe Lantern Review

Product Rating: 
5
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Features:

From Dorcy website, "The 160 Lumen 4D Twin Globe LED Lantern is the first battery operated lantern to approximate the illumination characteristics of traditional gas / mantel lanterns. This lantern’s design allows it to radiate 360° of light with 160 Lumens of light output. The durable body construction allows this lantern to float and makes it completely waterproof with an IPX7 rating. The Twin Globe Lantern contains two brightness settings, for high and low settings, and an amber night light. The highest LED settings allows for 175 hours of continuous use, the lowest giving 350 hours, and the amber LED allows for 700 hour of continuous use."

07
Sep
2014
jloomis

Kni-Co Alaskan Jr Camp Wood Stove Review

Product Rating: 
5
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Features:

From Kni-Co, "As rugged as our Alaskan stove, the Alaskan Junior has the same front as the Alaskan, differing only in its depth, which is 18 inches instead of 24, meaning it is lighter and burns a four inch shorter piece of wood."

07
Sep
2014
jloomis

Dorcy ZX Series 230 Lumen Focusing Flashlight Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Dorcy ZX Series 230 Lumen Focusing Flashlight

Features:

From Dorcy website, "The Dorcy International’s new Zoom Focus flashlights are state of the art. Zoom Focus technology enables the user to adjust the beam/focus of the light from a tightly focused spot with maximum reach all the way out to an extremely wide area flood light with perfectly even edge to edge light distribution. All this is made possible by Dorcy’s Patented TIR optical technology. The Total Internal Reflectance optical system uses a patented acrylic lens that is so efficient almost 100% of the light produced is projected onto your target with incredible precision."

08
Apr
2013
jloomis

Petzl SUM'TEC Ice Axe Hammer Review

Product Rating: 
0
Picture of Petzl SUM'TEC Ice Axe Hammer, 52cm

Features:

From Petzl "A compromise between a classic mountaineering ice axe and an ice climbing axe, the SUM’TEC is a versatile, lightweight, technical ice axe. It is easy to use in piolet canne mode with its stainless steel spike and its slightly curved shaft. In climbing mode, the ALPIX pick (forged into banana shape) and the new TRIGREST handrest (adjustable without tools) ensure the efficiency required for technical passages, as well as bergschrunds, ice gullies, etc. Available in adze or hammer versions."

07
Dec
2012
jloomis

Marmot Big Mountain Glove Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Marmot Big Mountain Gloves

Features:

From Marmot, "Go big or go home – with this warm riding/mountaineering glove, you won’t be heading indoors anytime soon. Made using water- and windproof Gore-Tex® with active shell technology, the Primaloft-insulated glove has DriClime® bi-component lining for quick wicking comfort. Gauntlet drawcord and overcuff design keep snow out; Falcon Grip for improved dexterity."

16
Jun
2011
jloomis

Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern Review

Product Rating: 
4
Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern

Features:

Get bright light from Snow Peak's GigaPower Lantern while backpacking using the same fuel canister used by many stoves. The GigaPower lantern is available with automatic or manual ignition. This single mantle ultralight lantern is comparable in light output to an 80 watt incandescent bulb. It's great for lighting up camp at night during backcountry adventures. It folds compactly into a convenient plastic storage case. Lantern comes with clear glass globe, but optional frosted glass and wire mesh globes are available.

13
Jun
2011
jloomis

SMC Capra Ice Axe Review

Product Rating: 
5
SMC Capra Ice Axe

Features:

SMC's Capra ice axe is the culmination of two years of extensive design and testing around the globe. It is one of the lightest ice axes in this category at just over 16 ounces for the 65 cm model. The new full-sized head is designed to fit more naturally in the user's hand for increased comfort during extended use. It's assembled with SMC's patented insulating connection, reducing vibration and associated fatigue. Another feature is the Carpa's unique handle, designed to be easy to grasp for positive placement in self-arrest.

07
Jun
2011
jloomis

Snow Peak GigaPower Stove Review

Product Rating: 
5
Snow Peak GigaPower Stove

Features:

The featherweight Snow Peak GigaPower stove is available with either automatic or manual ignition. The adjustable flame and four trivets make for easy cooking in any situation from simmer to boil. The GigaPower stove folds nicely for storage and includes a lightweight storage container. Uses butane/propane canister fuel.

02
Jun
2011
jloomis

GSI Outdoors Tea Kettle HAE - 1 Qt. Review

Product Rating: 
4
GSI Halulite Tea Kettle

Features:

The GSI Outdoors Halulite™ Tea Kettle is perfectly sized for ultralight backpacking. Features collapsible handle on kettle and lid for easy storage. The one quart size is designed to work with ultralight stoves. According to the manufacturer, "Halulite says goodbye to scratches, burn circles and ounces. As light as Titanium, Halulite is a proprietary alloy that also conducts heat better and more evenly—so you can leave the extra fuel at home. Plus, every piece is Hard Anodized to create a surface that withstands scratches and abrasions like nothing else."

07
May
2011
jloomis

Fiskars 28 in. Splitting Axe Review

Product Rating: 
5
Fiskars Splitting Axe

Features:

The 28 inch Pro Splitting Axe (new model is the X25) by Fiskars® is guaranteed never to loosen or separate with its handle molded over the head (PermaHead™). It's sharp and durable for faster splitting due to the superior blade design. The included plastic sheath provides safe storage and convenient transportation. The Fiskars Splitting Axe withstands overstrikes with its high-strength handle. The contoured balanced handle offers greater efficiency and control leading to powerful cuts with less effort. Designed for medium to large-sized logs.

13
Apr
2011
jloomis

Komperdell Contour Foam Powerlock Trekking Poles Review

Product Rating: 
5
Komperdell Contour Foam Powerlock Trekking Poles

Features:

Komperdell's Powerlock Trekking Poles sport extended foam grips, allowing you to grip the poles lower on traverses or steep slopes instead of having to stop and readjust the pole lengths. The three-section telescoping trekking poles are lightweight, strong, and corrosion resistant. Komperdell's Powerlock system makes length adjustments easy and secure. Poles feature EVA foam grips, neoprene straps, and tungsten carbide tips. Snow baskets are included and trekking baskets are available.

23
Feb
2011
jloomis

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Review

Product Rating: 
5
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

Features:

The Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a traditional mountaineering piolet. It's offered in lengths from 55 cm to 90 cm. The shaft is built from lightweight yet strong and durable aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The stainless steel head is designed for years of dependable use.

10
Feb
2011
jloomis

Yukon Charlie's Trail Series Poles Review

Product Rating: 
3
Yukon Charlie's Trail Series Poles

Features:

Yukon Charlie's Trail Series Poles are made of sturdy lightweight aluminum. The three piece poles are easily adjusted to accommodate different height people and changing conditions. Great for hiking and snowshoeing with included snow baskets.

06
Jan
2011
jloomis

Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Snow Shovel Review

Product Rating: 
5
Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Snow Shovel

Features:

The Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Snow Shovel comes in three colors: red, gold, and teal. The all-aluminum construction (except top of handle) makes quick work of any task. This Lifeline Snow Shovel adjusts from 25.25 inches to 32.25 inches and breaks down to three pieces for easy storage and transport. It is great for any outdoor adventure like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Also great to keep in cars, trucks, or SUVs.

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