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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up

A summary review of new gear, trends, and news from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015.

Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review

The Vapourlight Hypertherm Jacket is an incredibly versatile jacket which can be worn in reverse to accommodate multiple weather conditions. It is ideal for a hiker who wants to leverage one piece of gear.

Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review

Great water resistance, loft, and warmth makes the Montbell Hugger an ideal sleeping bag.

REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review

A lightweight, high performance tent great for ultralight backpackers looking for more comfort in the wilderness - most notably couples.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review

With room for sleeping and gear storage as well as a durable construction that can handle a range of weather conditions, the HMG UltaMid is an ideal shelter for lightweight backcountry travel.

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

Although certainly a very dependable jacket, the Plasma seems to be more of a technology statement rather than a high-value jacket.

Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013

Balancing weight and durability, ultralight gaiters are crucial to keeping your feet dry and free from debris.

Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)

Adapting SUL for mountain conditions, where frequent weather extremes necessitate more capable gear.

Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4a: Gear Reviews

Adapting SUL for mountain conditions, where frequent weather extremes necessitate more capable gear.

Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists

Gear lists that demonstrate how easy it is to “make weight” for M-SUL and at the same time have all the shelter, insulation, and rain protection you need to stay dry, warm, and comfortable in the high country.

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