GoLite’s New Shelter Line for 2008 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)

Fourteen new lightweight single wall tents, some with breathable fabric

Golite Ultra Sleeping Bag (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)

Golite rejoins the hoodless quilt market with an innovative new bag.

The North Face Triumph Anorak (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)
Overview The competition in the ultralight waterproof/breathable rainwear department will be heating up with North Face’s introduction of their 5.4 ounce Triumph Anorak in early 2008. No, it’s not the...
Cocoon Pillow by Design Salt (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)

A pillow that feels real that weighs 3.2 ounces

Open Air Demo at ORSM 2007

A preview of new products at ORSM

Crazy Creek Backpacker Lite AIR Chair SPOTLITE REVIEW

For lightweight backpackers who crave the luxury of a chair (10 oz) plus a REALLY COMFORTABLE torso sleep pad (11 oz) - this is worth a look.

Keen Shellrock WP Trail Shoe SPOTLITE REVIEW

With its eVENT softshell upper, the Shellrock seems like it should be the perfect lightweight trail shoe for wet conditions, but my field testing revealed very mixed results.

AntiGravityGear TreeLine SPOTLITE REVIEW

One-ounce bear hang using flat weave Spectra cord that easily glides over a tree limb.

2007 Birdiepal Umbrellas SPOTLITE REVIEW

For those that love umbrellas, Birdiepal brollies are the lightest available- and they are durable enough to survive the backcountry.

2007 Jacks ‘R’ Better SilNyl Tarp SPOTLITE REVIEW

A tarp that is larger than a stock hammock tarp and extends coverage for wet, cold, and snowy conditions.

Journey on the Wild Coast, Part 2 – the Gear

Erin describes the gear needed to complete a 4000 mile trek encompassing multiple climate zones, every season, and mixed modes of travel.

Journey on the Wild Coast, Part 1

4000 miles. 9 months. Seattle to the Aleutian Islands.

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Uber Lite Sleeping Pad SPOTLITE REVIEW

Lightest self-inflator on the market but the length and shape are not optimal and degrade performance.


A dense knit merino wool mid-layer

Montane Featherlite H2O Spotlite Review

A 3.5 ounce hoodless, waterproof jacket

Polar Wrap Toasty Feet Insole SPOTLITE REVIEW

Lightweight Insoles containing Aerogel for underfoot insulation.


Lightweight synthetic fabric waterproof boot with Primaloft insulation - perfect for active snow travel and cold weather hiking.

Forty Below Light Energy TR Overboot and Simple Slipper SPOTLITE REVIEW

An extremely versatile and warm footwear system for snowshoeing and snow camping in frigid conditions.

Seirus NeoSock SuperSock and StormSock SPOTLITE REVIEW

Breathable neoprene socks and weatherproof/breathable socks designed to keep feet warm in cold weather pursuits.

RBH Designs VaprThrm Socks SPOTLITE REVIEW

Vapor barrier socks with a good fit and loads of versatility, but slower to dry out when snow camping.

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