Tarptent returns to its roots with a new fast and light bivy-weight 1-person tent.
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.
What do you get when you cross the Nimbus Meridian and the Vapor Trail? The Meridian Vapor of course!
The essence of gloveness!
Serious lightweight backpacks from Kelty.
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.
For 2007, Macpac adds a new line of lightweight backpacks with lightweight durable fabrics and a very nice feature set.
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!