Notes from the Field – SuperUltraLight in November on the Flagstaff Peaks, Arizona

Was just 5 pounds of gear enough to keep our warm-weather-acclimatized Arizonian cozy into the 20s?

Jacks ‘R’ Better JRB Down Sleeves SPOTLITE REVIEW

Sleeves that can be worn under the No Sniveller wearable quilt or with a vest.

Jacks ‘R’ Better JRB Down Hood SPOTLITE REVIEW

Simple hood that mates with the No Sniveller quilt.

Gossamer Gear Whisper Uberlight Backpack REVIEW

Minimal features and prone-to-abrasion-damage spinnaker fabric make this the lightest 2000-cubic inch backpack on the market.

MontBell U.L. Down Inner Jacket REVIEW

The lightest down jacket on the market.

Jacks ‘R’ Better No Sniveller Universal Quilt REVIEW

Puffy down quilt/underquilt/poncho - so nice! Just trim the footbox please.

Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight Bushwhacking in the Canyons of Grand Gulch, Utah

Can a SUL pack survive intense bushwhacking?

Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight Hammocking on the Black Forest Trail in Pennsylvania

Perspectives from the Black Forest Trail in Pennsylvania, with commentary on gear and techniques to stay warm in a hammock with less than five pounds of gear.

Speer Hammocks Frog Sac Sleeping Bag REVIEW

Warm weather, full-length center zip, PrimaLoft insulated sleeping bag.

Speer Hammocks PeaPod and Top Blanket REVIEW

Down blanket that completely surrounds a hammock and sleeper, along with a narrow down top blanket designed specifically for hammock use.

Ken and Marcia Powers First to Through-hike the American Discovery Trail

The 4900 mile ADT bisects the continental US from east to west.

Speer Hammocks 8.0 A Hammock REVIEW

Simple, rugged, top entry hammock with large silnylon canopy.

Backpacking Light Editor Receives National Award for Volunteer Efforts

Forest Service award recognizes Will Rietveld and spouse Janet Reichl for Leave No Trace education and research.

Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight Tarp vs. Hammock in the High Uintas

Perspectives from the field, with commentary and comparison of gear and technique for tarp and hammock camping at 40 °F.

Ultralight Outfitters Ultralight Beercan Cook Pot and Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

Nifty cooking system where the pot converts into a double walled mug.

Big Sky Products Warm-n-Cozy Apparel (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Epic jacket and full zip pants.

Marmot Pounder Bivy (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Insulated bivy.

Helly Hansen Versa Duro Longsleeve (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Technical backpacking shirt

Marmot Women’s Helium Sleeping Bag (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Popular bag in a shorter, women's version.

Hilleberg Bivanorak (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Combination cagoule and shelter.

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