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Rab Enters the US Outdoor Market with New Lightweight Jackets, Bags
New lightweight eVENT and PrimaLoft jackets, and an upgrade to the classic Rab Top Bag.
OR Fever! Covering Outdoor Retailer with BackpackingLight
A day in the life of BPL editors in Salt Lake City
OR Fever! Covering Outdoor Retailer with Backpacking Light
A day in the life of BPL editors in Salt Lake City.
Shoeboard Allride 2 and Pocket Ski Snowshoe and Ski Hybrid Systems
Shoeboard re-designs their snowshoe and introduces the Pocket Ski, creating snowshoe-ski systems weighing not more than 2.5 pounds per foot.
McNett SilFix Silnylon Repair Kit
At 0.8 ounces McNett's SilFix is the lightest and most complete catastrophic repair kit for silicone coated nylon fabrics we have seen.
Big Agnes Pumphouse Pad Pump
Innovative, lightweight sack with many potential uses.
New Balance Launches New Outdoor Footwear Initiative
A lightweight Gore-Tex XCR trail running shoe from New Balance, and a really light 10-ounce shoe, both with some great features.
Montbell Hiking Kilt
Discover unheard of freedom of movement and breathability.
Outdoor Research Cyclone Cap
A very lightweight and highly wind and water-resistant hat for active winter endeavors.
MontBell Upgrades and Extends Their Down-Inner and Alpine-Light Clothing Lines
MontBell continues to upgrade and add versatility to its lineup of lightweight down jackets.
Marmot Venus Women’s Down Jacket
New 7 ounce down jacket for women.
Twenty-Two Designs Lite Dogz Telemark Binding
Lite Dogz telemark bindings combine a unique set of features at minimum weight.
Inov-8 Introduces Mid-Top Ultralight Boot
Inov-8 expands their RocLite line of ultralight trail shoes with a waterproof-breathable mid-height shoe that some might call...an ultralight boot.
Lightweight Backcountry Winter Gear Shouldn’t Skimp on Safety
Video, audio, and photography illustrating snow stability (pit) assessment, avalanche transceiver use, and a winter day hiker's best friend: the bothy shelter.
Grandpa’s Fire Fork by Light My Fire
Light My Fire shows a revolutionary lightweight cooktool for the whittle challenged.
Evernew America Water Bottles and Hydration Bladders
Evernew enters the water bottle and hydration bladder market with a big splash.
Playing in the Snow: A day at Backcountry Base CampClick here to view a photo essay and listen to an audio interview from Backcountry Basecamp.
GoLite Revamps Apparel Lineup for Fall 2007
Improved fabrics, lighter weight and lower prices - too good to be true?
3 Pounds, 4 Seasons, 1 Person: Sierra Designs Introduces the Single-Wall Assailant
Bomber one-person, four-season, single wall tent with waterproof/breathable fabric and enough room for gear.
ACR Enterprises Personal Locator Beacon – the MicroFix
The ACR MicroFix Personal Locator Beacon weighs just 10 ounces.