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MSR, Snow Peak, and Backpacker’s Pantry 1-L + 1.5-L Backpacking Cooksets
Introduction Most hardcore solo ultralight hikers choose miniscule, titanium “pots” that are more appropriately described as “cups”. However, this style remains on the fringe and the defacto standard for a...
Integral Designs George Tarp
See how this shelter rates with others in our Comparison Review of Tarps and Other Floorless Shelters Introduction The Integral Designs George Tarp applies economies of scale to a silnylon...
Hennessy Hammock REVIEW
Introduction We received two models of Hennessy Hammocks, the Ultralight Backpacker and the Extreme Light Racer. The only functional differences between the two lie in the material that is used...
Summer Alpine Ice Climbing in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains
This trip report describes a four day backpacking and alpine climbing trip to Whitetail Peak in Montana’s Beartooth Range, July 9-11, 2002. See end of document for gear notes &...
GoLite Vapor Ultra-Lite Local Barrier Vest

The GoLite Vapor Vest capitalizes on vapor barrier principles to keep your insulation dry while wearing a backpack and hiking (or skiing, or climbing) in very cold conditions.

MSR Overland Carbon Trekking Poles
Introduction The Overland Carbon trekking pole from MSR is an all-carbon, non-spring-loaded, 3-section trekking pole designed for backpacking and marketed in particular to ultralight hikers. This review focuses on the...
Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) P-1 Pack
Introduction ULA Equipment of Logan, Utah makes lightweight packs and shelters. This review focuses on their P-1, their mainstream frameless pack designed for carrying loads of up to 25 pounds....
Six Moon Designs Europa Tent (2003)
Introduction The Europa Tent (now in Version “II”) by Six Moon Designs is a single-wall, silnylon tent with a hooped rear pole and a single pole (e.g., trekking pole) front...
GVP Gear G4 Pack
Utility for PDA-Wielding Executives “This pack multitasks like a PDA-wielding executive,” notes one ridiculous review of this pack published in another backpacking magazine. We all scratched are heads and asked...
Hilleberg Bivanorak

Hilleberg Bivanorak

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