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Integral Designs George Tarp
See how this shelter rates with others in our Comparison Review of Tarps and Other Floorless Shelters Introduction The Integral Designs George Tarp applies economies of scale to a silnylon...
GoLite Vapor Ultra-Lite Local Barrier Vest

The GoLite Vapor Vest capitalizes on vapor barrier principles to keep your insulation dry while wearing a backpack and hiking (or skiing, or climbing) in very cold conditions.

Summer Alpine Ice Climbing in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains
This trip report describes a four day backpacking and alpine climbing trip to Whitetail Peak in Montana’s Beartooth Range, July 9-11, 2002. See end of document for gear notes &...
Hennessy Hammock REVIEW
Introduction We received two models of Hennessy Hammocks, the Ultralight Backpacker and the Extreme Light Racer. The only functional differences between the two lie in the material that is used...
Six Moon Designs Europa Tent (2003)
Introduction The Europa Tent (now in Version “II”) by Six Moon Designs is a single-wall, silnylon tent with a hooped rear pole and a single pole (e.g., trekking pole) front...
Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) P-1 Pack
Introduction ULA Equipment of Logan, Utah makes lightweight packs and shelters. This review focuses on their P-1, their mainstream frameless pack designed for carrying loads of up to 25 pounds....
MSR Overland Carbon Trekking Poles
Introduction The Overland Carbon trekking pole from MSR is an all-carbon, non-spring-loaded, 3-section trekking pole designed for backpacking and marketed in particular to ultralight hikers. This review focuses on the...
GVP Gear G4 Pack
Utility for PDA-Wielding Executives “This pack multitasks like a PDA-wielding executive,” notes one ridiculous review of this pack published in another backpacking magazine. We all scratched are heads and asked...
Hilleberg Bivanorak

Hilleberg Bivanorak

Kiva Jazz Adventure Racing Pack

Kiva Jazz Adventure Racing Pack

Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pads

Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pads

GoLite Hex 3 Shelter REVIEW

The GoLite Hex 3 Shelter is a winter traveler's dream: a floorless shelter that provides bombproof wind and storm protection. For 3-season use, the Hex 3 is a roomy refuge from fringe season storms.

Soft Shell Pants
Ibex Alp and Ibex Guide Lite Pants; Arc’Teryx Gamma LT Pant; Sierra Designs Ultra Pants; Cloudveil Rodeo Pants Table of Contents Info & Stats on Pants Overview of Softshell Pants...
Clothing and Sleep Systems for Mountain Hiking, 1st Edition (August 2002)

Clothing and Sleep Systems for Mountain Hiking, 1st Edition (August 2002)

The Original Ultralight Hikers: Seeking Wilderness Simplicity from Modern Day Nomads

The Original Ultralight Hikers: Seeking Wilderness Simplicity from Modern Day Nomads

Integral Designs Andromeda Strain

Integral Designs Andromeda Strain

Adventure Medical Kits Thermo-Lite Bivy Sack

Adventure Medical Kits Thermo-Lite Bivy Sack

Functional Designs Sweetie Pie Summer Bag Doubler

Functional Designs Sweetie Pie Summer Bag Doubler

Integral Designs Endurance Bivy

Integral Designs Endurance Bivy

Big Agnes Zirkel

Big Agnes Zirkel

Beyond Backpacking, by Ray Jardine (Book Review)

Book Review: Beyond Backpacking

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