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Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report – Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort

We survey lightweight internal frame packs with a maximum weight of 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) and a volume generally in the range 50 L to 75 L.

Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report – Part 1B: Theory and Technology

We survey lightweight internal frame packs with a maximum weight of 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) and a volume generally in the range 50 L to 75 L.

Peace Pilgrim: Minimalist Trekker for World Peace

Mildred Norman Ryder intentionally transformed herself from a middle class homemaker to a virtually penniless promoter of peace. She called herself "Peace Pilgrim," and for almost thirty years she wandered North America on foot on a pilgrimage, carrying her only possessions in her pockets.

Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report – Part 1A: Testing Overview and List of Packs Tested

We survey light-weight internal frame packs with a maximum weight of 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) and a volume generally in the range 50 L to 75 L.

Aconcagua Photo Essay and Gear List

Tackling big mountains with lightweight gear is becoming our trademark, and it never gets dull!

MYOG Goes to the Mountains

To test his latest creation, a sub-5-ounce pack, Jamie filled it with the rest of his MYOG kit and took to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: The Morning After – Reflections on OR and the State of the Market

The dust has settled, sleep has been snatched, and I've processed the more intriguing themes of the Show.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 4 – Cool Finds and Sleep Deprivation

The daily perspective: NEED. MORE. ESPRESSO.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: New Fabric Technologies Are the Driving Force For Many New Products

Columbia Thermal Reflective, Pertex Quantum GL, Polartec Power Shield Pro, Polartec Yarn applications, and a case against wool for hiking socks.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 4 – OR Winds Down in the Final Day – But the Good Stuff Keeps Coming!

We present our final lightweight gear finds and summarize the trends we noticed at this Outdoor Retailer.

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