Gear Treasure Hunting: Day 3 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Lots of good stuff in our day 3 roundup: a 2.4-ounce day pack, a new integrated canister fuel cooking system, new 3-pound internal frame backpacks, and 11-ounce mid-height hikers, to mention a few.

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

The Gorilla is a refined internal frame or frameless pack - the outcome of years of ultralight backpack evolution.

The Bounty Continues: Day 2 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Wednesday's standouts and goodies - we continue to find lots of interesting gear and technology stories on the floor of the Salt Palace.

Tarptent Moment (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Henry Shires performs his magic once again – the new Tarptent Moment has one hoop pole, two stakes, sets up in less than a minute, and has loads of room for one person.

Tarptent Scarp 2 Tent Review

Although the Scarp 2 incorporates several weight-saving and space-making design elements to create a friendly, roomy, well ventilated, and stable tent for two campers, these benefits do not come without compromise.

Terra Nova Laser Photon Elite Tent (2008 Model) Review

With a trail weight of just 1 pound 11 ounces, it's the Guinness World Record holder for the lightest double-wall tent commercially available, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent Review

MSR utilizes lightweight fabrics, carbon fiber poles, and elegant design to achieve a sub-three-pound double-wall tent for two.

REI Flash 50 and Flash 65 Backpack Review

Three-pound internal frame backpacks with great fit, features, versatility, and value.

Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Rain Mitt Review

At one ounce per pair, these waterproof/breathable rain mitts are designed for ultralight backpacking, but should they be worn over a jacket sleeve or under it?

GoLite Hooded Inferno Jacket Review

Great value on a super-warm, lightweight, 800 fill down parka.

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