Forty Below Synthetic Fill Camp Booties SPOTLITE REVIEW

Ultra warm non-slip booties for snow camping, and they coordinate well with daytime snow travel footwear.

Montrail Hurricane Ridge XCR Shoe SPOTLITE REVIEW

An old favorite gets a makeover, making it better than ever, but also a little heavier.

The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?

Single wall tents made of the more-breathable-than-Gore-Tex eVENT fabric caused a lot of excitement upon their introduction a few years ago. At last, a nearly condensation free single wall tent was possible. Then suddenly, eVENT tents were no longer available. Now a new wave of fabrics touted as “highly breathable” are appearing in single wall tents. What happened? Are these new fabrics as good as eVENT?

Integral Designs VB Sock SPOTLITE REVIEW

Simple lightweight vapor barrier socks that perform their function well.

SealSkinz ChillBlocker and Over The Calf Socks SPOTLITE REVIEW

Durable and reliably waterproof socks, but have a couple of distinct drawbacks.


A versatile and durable waterproof/non-breathable overshoe suitable for snowshoeing, snow play, and snow camping in frigid temperatures, but heavier than we would like.

Manzella Silkweight Windstopper Glove SPOTLITE REVIEW

Stretchy, grippy, warm gloves that weigh only 1.6 ounces per pair.

MontBell Stretch Gaiter SPOTLITE REVIEW

Designed for minimum weight and maximum functionality, but a little too small for big feet.


Creates a very versatile footwear system when worn in lightweight trail runners for snow or wet conditions.

Outdoor Research Cascadia Gaiter SPOTLITE REVIEW

A tall trim-fitting Gore-Tex PacLite gaiter that covers the tops of low-cut trail runners and full-height boots equally well, but balks over bulky boots.

Igloo Building for Fun and Shelter, Part 2 – Using an Igloo as a Backcountry Shelter

Tips for igloo living and interior climate graphs to show you why you want to camp in an igloo.

2007 Sierra Designs Isotope Rainwear SPOTLITE REVIEW

The Isotope is the current lightweight champ for backpacking rainwear – and it’s full-featured!

Company Addresses Needs of Hunters and Mischievious Youth with Ultralight Weaponry

Guns, fire, merge into new innovations at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2007.

Snow Peak LandBreeze Solo Original Tent

This two-pole, wedge, solo, double wall tent is quite something at 4 pounds.

Snow Peak Giga Power LI Stove, Metal Crab

Another entry into the expanding remote canister stove market featuring support for canister inversion.

Wild Things Introduces Cuben “Lightweight Bivy Shelter”

Weighing in at just 3.8 ounces, it's a smart application of ultralight Cuben fabric to alpine-style emergency shelters.

New Lightweight Ti Ice Axes from Simond

10.6 ounces (300 grams) for the 54 centimeter B rated model.

Snowshoe Maker Crescent Moon Goes Eco-friendly…

...and saves weight in the process.

Freestyle Audio Fusion Digital Music Player

A good sounding, 35 gram, waterproof and shock resistant MP3 player.

National Geographic Maps Expands Explorer 3D and Weekend Explorer TOPO!

National Geographi continues to expand and improve their series of topographic mapping software.

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