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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 LandBreeze Solo Original Tent
This two-pole, wedge, solo, double wall tent is quite something at 4 pounds.
Snow Peak Giga Power LI Stove, Metal Crab
Another entry into the expanding remote canister stove market featuring support for canister inversion.
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.
Warmth Unlimited introduces lightweight down products to US Market
Polish manufacturer Warmth Unlimited launches its line of lightweight garments and bags in the US.
Freestyle Audio Fusion Digital Music Player
A good sounding, 35 gram, waterproof and shock resistant MP3 player.
National Geographic Maps Expands Explorer 3D and Weekend Explorer TOPO!
National Geographi continues to expand and improve their series of topographic mapping software.
Kamik Introduces the Viper, a Lightweight Waterproof Insulated Boot
The full-height Viper at 19.6 ounces per boot (men's 9) sets a new standard for a lightweight insulated boots.
Darn Tough Vermont Micro Crew Cushion Socks
A sock to fill the void between the very short and the rather long enters the range of Darn Tough Vermont socks.