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Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Pro Poncho Tarp REVIEW

Why use a silnylon poncho/tarp when spinnaker is lighter? The answer may surprise you.

Mountain Laurel Designs Spinntex Pro Poncho Tarp REVIEW

A poncho/tarp is a good choice for SuperUltraLight backpacking. With this one you get a good shelter, rainwear, and pack cover for only 7 ounces.

Gossamer Gear G5 Hyperlight Backpack REVIEW

It’s made of spinnaker fabric and must be "handled with care," but the volume to weight ratio will knock your socks off!

Fanatic Fringe Thompson Peak Backpack REVIEW

Improves on the classic (now discontinued) GoLite Breeze, and cuts the weight by a third.

GoLite Feather-Lite Sleeping Bag REVIEW

We found a “sleeper” - the Feather-Lite has 1.5 inches more loft than specified.

Gossamer Gear Spinnshelter REVIEW

Full three-season (non-bomber) weather protection for one person for only 11.2 ounces including guylines and stakes.

Macpac Epic 150 SF Sleeping Bag REVIEW

A waterproof sleeping bag may sound like overkill, until you think about the possibilities – like sleeping under the stars without getting damp or wet insulation, and leaving the bivy sack at home.

2006 Osprey Aether 60 Backpack REVIEW

What a conundrum! The upgraded pack has some great improvements, and is now an outstanding value, but (darn it) it's also heavier.

Northern Lites Elite Snowshoe REVIEW

The lightest snowshoes on the market, but with less traction than heavier shoes.

Atlas 10 Series All Mountain Snowshoe REVIEW

Not the lightest snowshoes we tested, but wonderful performers.

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