For their first ever attempt, Black diamond created a versatile, durable, and waterproof windshirt that raises the bar for ultralight windshirts.
From humble beginnings to the sophisticated and lightweight packs, the ultralight backpack is a tale filled with adaptation and pushing the balance of weight and features.
Despite the added weight, a Serape is a versatile piece of backpacking gear that can help manage the sudden weather changes.
An uncommon design transforms the Lil’ Bugout into a weather fortress. And it has plenty of space to keep you cozy as you weather the storms.
Backpackable wood stoves will add weight to your pack, but they have many benefits, such as, peace of mind, warmth, and the ability to dry wet gear.
Ultralight packs are great for your back, but for strapping outdoor gear onto your pack a frame is nice. Lightweight frames are hard to come by. The solution: make your own.
While it may be on the heavy side of ultralight, Paradox has worked hard to make each ounce count succeeding in creating a pack that excels at carrying extremely heavy loads.
Overpacking is a major issue with frameless packs. Implementing side panels can help distribute your load in a more effective way.
New and evolving technologies necessitate a reexamination of the conventional wisdom of down versus synthetic fill insulation.
This winter, increase the versatility of your other layers by adding a midlayer. An overview of two notable options, and discussion of current fabric tech.
The evolution of the frameless backpack and an analysis of current technology and features of four lightweight packs: the Golite Jam, Mountain Hardwear Thruway, Black Diamond Demon, and the authors MYOG Black and White pack.
Ten years ago, packrafters had few options. Today, the choices are many, and the future looks very promising.