A critical look at seven lightweight rain pants to keep you dry this spring.
In Part 2 of our exploration of Lightweight Bikepacking, Dave reviews some notable packs and examines their utility for bikepacking.
"This kind of cycling actually brings you closer to the land than hiking... because you must read the landscape so closely in order to ride across it." -Drew Walker, “The Talkeetna Traverse” Adventure Cyclist (Jan/Feb 2001)
Planning like crazy to do a thru-hike doesn't quiet the fears: "Can I do this? Will my gear work? Will I stay motivated? Do I have the right food?" Only time on the trail would answer.
Part 3 of this tutorial gives the details on the seven tunnel tents included in this report.
Part 2 of this tutorial examines the specifics of tunnel tent design and functionality and lists the commercially available tents.
How tunnel tents work, why they can handle extreme weather, and how to pitch them under extreme conditions.
The Starbursts are packed. What else could they need?!
Baby steps: out of love for her outdoorsy husband, Margie looks before she leaps and books a weekend in a Utah yurt, THEN learns the definition of "yurt."
Part 2: Details on the ten jackets in the report.