Virtual Pack: MontBell UL Superstretch Down Hugger #1
Virtual Pack: Snow Peak raises the bar for remote canister stoves designed to work with inverted canisters: they have increased power and reduced weight.
Wax has a reasonably high energy density and unlike other fuels it does not spill (when cold): can you make an adequate DIY stove with it?
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2007
A small electronic device for purifying water with a mixed oxidizer based on electrolyzing salt.
A very light carbon fibre and aluminium alloy ‘potty trowel’ (which works quite well as such) which also functions very well as an ultra-light ice axe.
These three section carbon fiber trekking poles are sturdy and stiff and are light in your hands AND on your budget.
A women-specific bag that’s properly sized for a women’s body and uses an ultralight Schoeller NanoSphere shell.
The Outdoor Indsutry Embraces The Green Movement
Seamless underwear for men and women from Ibex.
New line of sub 10 ounce shoes hit the market
New dinner choices at Summer OR not very plentiful
At 2.15 ounces this new stove from Snow Peak sets a new weight record for canister stoves.
Waterproof and shockproof MP3 player that sports a screen and weighs 1 ounce.
Solid and perforated wool construction make this series of clothing more breathable.
A pillow that feels real that weighs 3.2 ounces
Innovative snow travel system consisting of an overboot with cleats that click into a snowshoe deck. The design eliminates the snowshoe binding and allows the use of the overboots separately, which allows wearers to use lightweight trail running shoes inside, but there are a few significant drawbacks we discovered from our field testing.
Innovative frameless backpack with seven individual compartments you can reach without taking the pack off.
4000 miles. 9 months. Seattle to the Aleutian Islands.
Trends Editor Craig Mortensen discusses the joys of simplification and describes his transition to an ultralight load.