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Packrafting: An Introduction to Wilderness River Running with a Packable Inflatable Boat
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Fast and Light with Gary Scott: Lightweight Backpacking and Climbing Strategies
Fast and Light on the Khalde Peak Publisher’s Note: I had the pleasure to sit outside the GoLite warming hut at Brighton Base Camp at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show...
Jetboil Stove (Jetboil Personal Cooking System) REVIEW

One of the most innovative products to hit the market. This review summarizes results from more than 600 boil tests.

Moonstone Nitro Jacket REVIEW

The Moonstone Nitro Jacket is a feature-rich rain jacket for the alpinist wanting helmet headroom and a short hem.

Sierra Designs DT Tech Jacket REVIEW

Excellent ventilation and fit, but a poor DWR and zipper durability issues.

Montane eVENT Superfly Jacket REVIEW
Introduction The Montane eVENT Superfly is the most breathable shell we’ve tested. At an honest 15 oz (425 g) the Montane eVENT Superfly is also the lightest hooded jacket using...
Mont-Bell Versalite Jacket REVIEW
Introduction At 11.4 oz (320 g), the Mont-bell Versalite Jacket is lightweight and full-featured waterproof/breathable rainwear. The jacket includes some very long (18 in, 45 cm) pit zips, two pack...
MEC Aquanator Jacket REVIEW

A solid choice for the sloppy mountains of the Pacific Northwest, but deviates unnecessarily from the basic design of general purpose backpacking rainwear.

Montane Hydra-Lite Smock REVIEW
Introduction The Montane Hydra-Lite Smock is (as far as we know) the lightest fully waterproof rain shell on the market (Smock is UK for anorak or a half-length front zipper)....
Haglöfs LIM Ultimate Jacket REVIEW

At this time, the lightest Gore-Tex (Pac-Lite) jacket available in the world - 8.8 oz.

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