Coming out in fall 2010, the Gnar is a good balance of sizing and fit, features, and overall light weight, but it could be a little warmer.
Q: What’s a Halo Top? A: an ultralight down-insulated minimalist anorak that weighs just 7.9 oz (225 g), and it’s sized well for taller people.
The Alpini is a lightweight furnace and lands on our recommended list, but how about a version for non-climbers?
Well designed, lightweight, warm down bootie with an integrated tall gaiter and performance equivalent to a multi-layer system.
Ultralight down insulated pants from MontBell, PHD, and Western Mountaineering are reviewed and compared. Down pants provide the most warmth for their weight, and are especially versatile for colder weather camping. Wear them to stay warm in camp and to extend the warmth of an ultralight sleeping bag.
This jacket really rocks - an excellent balance of light weight, basic features, warmth, wind and water resistance, and cost.
Remarkably lofty and warm for a 30 F (-1 C) rated bag – this is the first sleeping bag I have tested that’s warmer than its claimed temperature rating!
The ultimate down jacket for ultralight backpacking and lightweight cold weather pursuits.
An ultralight down jacket that performs well in active pursuits, but it’s not the best choice for ultralight backpacking.
The Hydrogen is a well designed, high loft, roomy, warm, mummy-style down 30F-rated sleeping bag, but its shell fabric is heavy and wets out too easily.