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.

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 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 Camp
Click 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.

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