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.
Darn Tough Vermont Micro Crew Cushion Socks
A sock to fill the void between the very short and the rather long enters the range of Darn Tough Vermont socks.
Shoeboard Allride 2 and Pocket Ski Snowshoe and Ski Hybrid Systems
Shoeboard re-designs their snowshoe and introduces the Pocket Ski, creating snowshoe-ski systems weighing not more than 2.5 pounds per foot.
McNett SilFix Silnylon Repair Kit
At 0.8 ounces McNett's SilFix is the lightest and most complete catastrophic repair kit for silicone coated nylon fabrics we have seen.
MontBell Upgrades and Extends Their Down-Inner and Alpine-Light Clothing Lines
MontBell continues to upgrade and add versatility to its lineup of lightweight down jackets.
Twenty-Two Designs Lite Dogz Telemark Binding
Lite Dogz telemark bindings combine a unique set of features at minimum weight.
Inov-8 Introduces Mid-Top Ultralight Boot
Inov-8 expands their RocLite line of ultralight trail shoes with a waterproof-breathable mid-height shoe that some might call...an ultralight boot.
Lightweight Backcountry Winter Gear Shouldn’t Skimp on Safety
Video, audio, and photography illustrating snow stability (pit) assessment, avalanche transceiver use, and a winter day hiker's best friend: the bothy shelter.
Evernew America Water Bottles and Hydration Bladders
Evernew enters the water bottle and hydration bladder market with a big splash.
Playing in the Snow: A day at Backcountry Base CampClick here to view a photo essay and listen to an audio interview from Backcountry Basecamp.
ACR Enterprises Personal Locator Beacon – the MicroFix
The ACR MicroFix Personal Locator Beacon weighs just 10 ounces.
Manzella Summit Mitt SPOTLITE REVIEW
Lightweight, dry, and warm handwear for most snow sports, but we found their limits when we used them for snow shelter building.
Wise Women Go Light, Conclusion
Wise Women Jean (from 20 to 13 pound base weight) and Sue (14 to 9 pound base weight) put their new lightweight gear to the test in the field.
Will RietveldWill Rietveld has a B.S. and M.S. in Forest Science from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in Ecological Physiology and Biochemistry from the University of Arizona. He spent his...
2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
An eclectic assortment of favorite gear for 2006.