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Eastern Mountain Sports Ascent Sector Down Sweater Review

If you’re looking for a good, lightweight, multi-purpose, fully-featured and warm down jacket at a reasonable cost, this one deserves your consideration.

Sherpa Pangboche Down Sweater Review

A very attractive multi-purpose down jacket suited for a wide variety of outdoor activities... does that include backpacking?

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: New Fabric Technologies Are the Driving Force For Many New Products

Columbia Thermal Reflective, Pertex Quantum GL, Polartec Power Shield Pro, Polartec Yarn applications, and a case against wool for hiking socks.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 4 – OR Winds Down in the Final Day – But the Good Stuff Keeps Coming!

We present our final lightweight gear finds and summarize the trends we noticed at this Outdoor Retailer.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 3 – More New, Lightweight, and Exciting Gear

Lightweight gear – no problem. Innovation – yes. Things we would like to see – lots of 'em.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 2 – Another Potpourri of New and Interesting Gear

Another productive day turns up another batch of truly innovative and lightweight gear.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 1 – Lightweight Gold!

OR never ceases to amaze – always something new, something different, and something bizarre! The gear just keeps getting better and lighter.

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2010: Update on Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Technologies

SPOT and DeLorme introduce the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator, and ACR announces the SarLink View. Both allow text messaging via satellite from remote locations, which goes beyond just chatting, enabling you to provide important information to people on the outside.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Introduction and Tribute to Small Ultralight Gear Companies not Exhibiting at OR

Summer OR is underway! We begin our coverage with new products from small companies who specialize in ultralight backpacking gear, including some new names.

Salomon Minim Down Sweater Review

This is one of the more impressive jackets in our ultralight down jacket roundup, but it has a few shortcomings and uncertainties.

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