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Kestrel 4000 Pocket Weather Tracker REVIEW

The Kestrel provides the technically-minded backpacker much more useful information than a multi-function watch, and is easier to use.

Condensation in Single-walled Shelters: Contributing Factors and Tips for Reduction

Condensation in single-walled shelters is a fact of life, but there are many ways to greatly reduce its effects.

GoLite VO24 Backpack REVIEW

Lightweight 1600 cubic inch multi-purpose frameless day pack. Score another winner for GoLite!

Sierra Designs Flash Sleeping Bag REVIEW

Packed with 30 ounces of 800-fill down and other heat-retaining features, this lightweight bag earns its 0 °F rating but its snug fit and curved half zipper are its nemesis.

Sierra Designs Assailant Tent REVIEW

This four-season, one-person, single-wall tent is made of a fabric claimed to be more breathable than eVENT.

Rab Drillium Jacket REVIEW

Lightweight eVENT multi-sport jacket with a terrific fit and feature set, but its appeal depends on whether you need a helmet-compatible hood or not.

Atlas BC24 Snowshoe REVIEW

This showshoe lets you climb like a mountain goat, but needs more flotation and some weight reduction.

Northern Lites Backcountry Snowshoe REVIEW

Durable, loads of flotation, and less than 3 pounds per pair – a lightweight snow traveler’s dream.

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp REVIEW

Gossamer Gear offers an ultralight spinnaker fabric catenary-shaped tarp for one or two people that weighs just 8 ounces!

Adapt Gear Bison Trekking Pole REVIEW

This fixed-length carbon fiber trekking pole is not as elegant or lightweight as our top choice Gossamer Gear Lightrek pole, but it’s a strong performer and is the value champ at only $72/pair.

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