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MontBell UL Spiral Down Hugger Sleeping Bag Review

A lot to like and a great value for a 30 F rated down mummy bag weighing only 19 ounces.

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag Review

A warm, refined sleeping bag, but not the lightest in its class.

Rab Microlight Jacket Review

Trim-fitting ultralight three-season down jacket with a great shell and basic feature set, but its numerous horizontal seams allow down fragments to leak out.

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review

Lower volume ultralight backpack with removable stays and other components - so you can set up the pack for individual trips and personal preferences to your heart's content.

The North Face Beeline Sleeping Bag Review

The specifications look great, but the devil is in the details.

The North Face Thunder Jacket Review

Not the lightest down jacket to be found, but it's an excellent balance of warmth and durability, and versatile the year around as an outer layer or midlayer.

Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Jacket Review

Perfect balance of warmth, light weight, and performance for less extreme conditions.

Lightweight Pertex Shield Rainwear Hitting the Market (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Pertex Shield rainwear is more breathable than polyurethane laminates and similar in weight and price.

Ultralight Multi-Fuel (Alcohol/Esbit/Wood) Cooking Systems from Evernew and Trail Designs (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

New cooking systems allow a hiker to use wood fuel when conditions are right and use alcohol or Esbit fuels as a backup.

Ultralight Tent, Sleep System, and Tarps from Brooks-Range Mountaineering (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Brooks-Range introduces some truly lightweight gear equally suited to winter camping or summer ultralight backpacking.

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