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Tarptent Contrail (Sneak Preview) SPOTLITE REVIEW

Tarptent returns to its roots with a new fast and light bivy-weight 1-person tent.

New Lightweight Silnylon Products From Equinox (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

These items stray a bit from backpacking, but frankly we were impressed with their quality construction, lightweight, compactability, and usability. They would also make very nice gifts.

New Granite Gear Meridian Vapor Backpack (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

What do you get when you cross the Nimbus Meridian and the Vapor Trail? The Meridian Vapor of course!

Manzella Silkweight Windstopper Glove

The essence of gloveness!

Kelty’s New Lightweight Backpack Line

Serious lightweight backpacks from Kelty.

Kahtoola Flight Snow Travel System is Now Available (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

Kahtoola, the traction people, were at summer OR to show their latest refinements to their Flight Snow travel system, so we dropped by to check them out.

A One-Person Tent as Light as a Bivy From Big Sky International (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

One-person, single-wall, free-standing, breathable fabric, 28 ounces.

New Macpac AMP Light Backpacks (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

For 2007, Macpac adds a new line of lightweight backpacks with lightweight durable fabrics and a very nice feature set.

Primus EtaPower EF Integrated Cooking System (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

Hey, move over Jetboil and MSR, Primus is also coming to the table with an integrated system. Woo-hoo, the competition is heating up!

New Adventure Racing Packs and a New Atmos/Aura 65 from Osprey (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

You would think Osprey has enough packs, but they keep coming out with more!

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