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Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack SPOTLITE REVIEW

A lightweight travel/daypack with 3-point compression, pockets, and hydration compatability.

Outdoor Research Cascadia Gaiter SPOTLITE REVIEW

A tall trim-fitting Gore-Tex PacLite gaiter that covers the tops of low-cut trail runners and full-height boots equally well, but balks over bulky boots.

MontBell Handy Scoop SPOTLITE REVIEW

A lightweight stainless steel trowel for digging cat holes in hard, rocky ground.

Baffin Outback Boot SPOTLITE REVIEW

Heavy-duty warmth and comfort, and good moisture management, for snow travel in frigid conditions.

Macpac Epic 450 SF Sleeping Bag SPOTLITE REVIEW

This waterproof sleeping bag functions like an insulated bivy sack - is it worth the extra weight and cost?

Macpac Interwool Mountain Warmth Baselayer SPOTLITE REVIEW

A winter weight hybrid baselayer with a wool layer next to skin and a polyester outer layer to wick moisture away.

VersaLayer Ability Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW

A unique soft shell jacket with retractable insulation in the torso area.

2007 Sierra Designs Isotope Rainwear SPOTLITE REVIEW

The Isotope is the current lightweight champ for backpacking rainwear – and it’s full-featured!

Catoma Outdoor Twist and Worm Tents Set Up at the Drop of a Hat

New manufacturer of tents with potential for lightweight backpacking, if they make the tents available with lighter fabrics.

Useful New Products From Sea To Summit

Several lightweight, well-designed, multi-purpose products to aid the lightweight backpacker, while reducing our environmental impacts.

Company Addresses Needs of Hunters and Mischievious Youth with Ultralight Weaponry

Guns, fire, merge into new innovations at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2007.

Snow Peak Giga Power LI Stove, Metal Crab

Another entry into the expanding remote canister stove market featuring support for canister inversion.

Snow Peak LandBreeze Solo Original Tent

This two-pole, wedge, solo, double wall tent is quite something at 4 pounds.

Wild Things Introduces Cuben “Lightweight Bivy Shelter”

Weighing in at just 3.8 ounces, it's a smart application of ultralight Cuben fabric to alpine-style emergency shelters.

New Lightweight Ti Ice Axes from Simond

10.6 ounces (300 grams) for the 54 centimeter B rated model.

Big Sur Bars Big on Taste

These energy bars are EXACTLY like something your Momma would make.

G3 Spadetech and Ortovox Polar Snow Shovels

G3 and Ortovox reveal clever new snow shovel designs.

Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy Sack

Big Agnes shows an eVent hooped bivy.

Snowshoe Maker Crescent Moon Goes Eco-friendly…

...and saves weight in the process.

Axis Outdoor SmarTube Drinking System

The beauty of the SmarTube is that it enables you to use an ordinary (free) PET water bottle (or other plastic bottle) as a hydration reservoir.

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