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GoLite Den 2 Tent REVIEW

Single wall two hoop design provides exceptional headroom and interior space, and a full panel door offers terrific views and good ventilation.

Eureka Zeus 2EXO Tent REVIEW
Overview The Eureka Zeus 2EXO is a lightweight single wall tent with exoskeleton frame that stands out because of its numerous features, reasonable price, and quality construction. On the other...
Kelty Flight 2 Tent REVIEW
Overview The Kelty Flight 2 is a single wall lightweight tent with a two-pole exoskeleton frame. It has numerous features, a reasonable price, and quality construction. However, the ventilation design...
MSR Twin Peaks Shelter REVIEW

Comprehensive review of the MSR Twin Peaks Shelter, a single wall floorless tarp shelter that uses two trekking poles for setup.

Ultralightweight gear puts bounce in backpackers’ stride
BOZEMAN, MONT. – When Demetri Coupounas came bounding out of the Vermont woods earlier this month, he knew exactly how long it had taken him to hike the 280-mile Long...
Black Diamond Firstlight Tent Review

So, how do you make a waterproof tent out of non-waterproof fabric? Black Diamond shows us how with the Firstlight EPIC by Nextec single wall freestanding tent.

GoLite Trig 2 Shelter REVIEW

The GoLite Trig 2 Shelter is a single wall pup tent on steroids - it offers more ventilation options and a two-trekking pole pitch.

Six Moon Designs Europa 2 Review

Single wall tent from cottage manufacturer, one rear hope pole, one trekking pole for setup. 2 lbs.

MSR Missing Link Tent REVIEW

Review of the MSR Missing Link Tent - a single wall, two person shelter that can be pitched with a pair of trekking poles.

45 Miles in 47 Hours: What You Can Do With a Weekend Using Lightweight Backpacking Gear

What can you accomplish in a three-day weekend with lightweight gear?

Commentary on Sleeping Bag Rating Specifications (2004)
Real World Testing By Alan Dixon   Moisture management plays a significant role in sleeping bag performance and selection. A synthetic-fill bag’s resistance to performance degradation as it gets wet...
GoLite Infinity Backpack REVIEW

The 50 liter GoLite Infinity provides stable load carrying with an innovative internal frame and enough options to sufficiently organize your gear, for less than three pounds.

Internal Frame Backpack Review Summary
Alan wearing a GoLite Infinity at the top of a 13,000 foot (4,000 m) col in the High Sierras. The Infinity is one of our favorite light packs for alpine...
Osprey Aether 60 Review

Comfort and load support are the hallmarks of this lightweight internal frame backpack.

ULA P-2 Review
Overview Photo 1: ULA P-2, shown with the optional top hood pocket. At 2 pounds 15.2 oz (1,338 g) without options, ULA’s P-2 is one of the lightest, large volume...
Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone and Nimbus Latitude REVIEW
Overview Photo 1: Ryan Jordan, carrying Granite Gear’s Nimbus Ozone, and dog Maia in the Bitterroot Wilderness. Granite Gear’s Nimbus Ozone (top loading) and Nimbus Latitude (panel loading) are exceptionally...
Granite Gear Vapor Trail Review
Overview Granite Gear Vapor Trail (manufacturer’s photo). The Granite Gear Vapor Trail uses a flexible high-density polyethylene (HDPE) framesheet in combination with a virtual frame to transfer the load to...
Mountainsmith Auspex Review
Overview Photo 1: Mountainsmith Auspex The Mountainsmith Auspex is a top-loading internal framed pack offering extensive options and exceptional load carrying capability at a lighter weight than many of its...
Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack Review
Photo 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Overview The Gossamer Gear (formerly GVP Gear) Mariposa represents a significant step forward in the ultralight backpacking industry; a 1-pound (0.5 kg) pack capable of...
Gregory 2004 G Pack Backpack Review

Performance review of a lightweight frameless pack that focuses on utility and comfort.

Shell Shocked: Raingear and Soft Shells are Getting Lighter and Breathing Better (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)
After reporting on sub-10 oz waterproof breathable jackets yesterday, we had a chance for a long talk with Patagonia’s garment R&D team. Now that we understand the physics of it,...

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