Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011: Day 2 – Another Roundup of New and Interesting Gear

Lots of footwear today, for the trail and snow, plus an assortment of jackets, a to-die-for backcountry ski system from La Sportiva, Big Agnes introduces new lightweight trekking poles, a new Klymit skeletal sleeping pad, a 12 ounce sleeping bag from Terra Nova, a 2.3-ounce Quantum GL windshirt from Montane, and more, and more...

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011: Day 1 – Let the Hunt Begin!

The show is underway and we are finding loads of new and interesting lightweight gear to report on. Enjoy!

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011: The Show Begins With All-Mountain Demo at Solitude Ski Area

New/upgraded snowshoes from MSR, Atlas, Tubbs, and Kahtoola; lightweight Kahtoola crampons; and a new “sidecountry” ski pack from Osprey.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review

Will heavier mid and outer soles plus durable leather uppers make for backpacking bliss, or will the Treks leave our feet wrecks?

GoLite Peak Backpack Review

The frameless 36 L Peak backpack has been redesigned: we take an in-depth look, with commentary on the revised Jam and Pinnacle packs.

2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/place of 2010.

High Gear ATF8 Multi-Function Device

The ATF8 is almost everything I am looking for in a multi-function watch, without being merely a watch. It has proven to be accurate, durable, and easy to learn and use.

Black Diamond Infinity 60 & Innova 50 Backpack Review

Freedom of movement is the next advancement in internal frame backpack technology, but it appears to have limitations.

Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash – Global Test Photo Essay

Hopscotch over lakes, skip the main trail, and discover the jewels of Peru.

SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test

Results of 80 days (750 hours) of field testing of the new SPOT2 in Alaska, the Andes, the Pyrenees, and the Lower 48, including the Sierras and a southwest canyon system.

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