Feathered Friends Hyperion Jacket (Epic Shell) SPOTLITE REVIEW

Weather resistant Epic shell, good loft, great price - but heavier than the lightest down jackets of similar loft.

NOLS Sees the Light

National Outdoor Leadership School, GoLite, and Backpacking Light Magazine Team Up to Take Ultralight Backpacking Education Mainstream

NOLS Sees the Light

Backpacking Light Magazine Partners with GoLite, NOLS, to Bring Lightweight Backpacking Courses to NOLS Curriculum

2005 GoLite Wisp Wind Shirt SPOTLITE REVIEW

Only 2.8 ounces, fits well, but limited utility.

Rab Quantum Top Bag Sleeping Bag REVIEW

The original top bag is state-of-the art in some ways, and an antique in others.

Backpacking Food List: Vegetarian

Yes, vegetarian fare can fuel endurance activities like backpacking!

Several Thousand Steps on the PCT

Lightweight gear and food, and lessons learned along two hundred miles of the PCT from B to C (Bend, Oregon to the Columbia River).

Backpacking Food Taste Test: Entrées (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Backpacking Light staff tastes - and scores - several backpacking foods from AlpineAire, Backpacker's Pantry, Cache Lakes, and Natural High.

Cyclops Solutions Atom Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

0.8 ounces for a single LED headlamp.

St. Moritz Momentum Topograph Altimeter Wristwatch (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

A classy, functional, analog altimeter wristwatch from St. Moritz

JDC Electronics SkyWatch Xplorer Series Wind and Weather Meters (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Wind and weather meter for less than 2 ounces

High Gear Alterra Altimeter Wristwatch (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Altimeter, compass, time, chronograph, and more in a 2 ounce wristwatch

Solo Lighter Company Lighter Multi-Tool (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Multi-tool function combined with a refillable butane lighter distinguish this lightweight product as something unique.

Petzl Tactikka XP Adapt Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market)

Headlamp weighs 59 grams without it's 3 AAA batteries.

Petzl MyoBelt XP Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market)

Even in normal high output mode the MYOBELT XP will throw a beam 45 meters.

Goyot Designs Long Handled Spork and Spatula (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Spoons of a standard length are just not long enough.

AquaStar Plus Ultraviolet Water Treatment (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Water purification through ultraviolet irradiation - a new approach to cleaning our water

APA Enterprises Sun UV Monitoring Wristwach (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Monitor the UV Index and predict when you need extra protection

Sedona Trading Company Trail Gourmet Seasonings SPOTLITE REVIEW

Spices for those of us who want no fuss, no muss, and little weight

Big Sky Products (Summit Shelters) Evolution 2P Tent SPOTLITE REVIEW

Double wall two-person tent with two doors, two vestibules, easy setup, and interior pockets for organizing gear: all for just a shade over three pounds.

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