Jacks ‘R’ Better Summer Universal Blanket SPOTLITE REVIEW

A sub-1-pound summer weight quilt that can be used as a top blanket or hammock under quilt.

Integral Designs Silcoat Backpack SPOTLITE REVIEW

Simple, lightweight, and versatile.

Sedona Trading Company Trail Gourmet Seasonings SPOTLITE REVIEW

Spices for those of us who want no fuss, no muss, and little weight

Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks SPOTLITE REVIEW

Lightest woven fabric dry sacks on the market today.

Mini Bull Design Elite Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

Mini alcohol stove that doesn't require a pot stand or priming.

Big Sky Products (Summit Shelters) Evolution 2P Tent SPOTLITE REVIEW

Double wall two-person tent with two doors, two vestibules, easy setup, and interior pockets for organizing gear: all for just a shade over three pounds.

Jacks ‘R’ Better 8’x8′ Square SilNyl Tarp SPOTLITE REVIEW

First look at the Jacks 'R' Better 8'x8' Square SilNyl Tarp.

Jacks ‘R’ Better No Sniveller Universal Quilt SPOTLITE REVIEW

A first look at a lightweight down quilt for saving weight on your 3-season sleep system.

Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth SPOTLITE REVIEW

Ultralight and ultra-tough, a ground cloth for the masses with a weight that appeals to the fringe.

Montane 180 Waterproof/Breathable Shirt SPOTLITE REVIEW

Rain shirt? Jacket? Who cares: It's 7 oz and has the ability to disappear in a corner of your pack.

GoLite Galaxy Internal Frame Backpack SPOTLITE REVIEW

Internal frame, enough volume for a long trek, and light weight = more appeal for traditional backpackers looking to "go light" without gettin' freaky about it.


Fuel miser and a SYSTEM (burner + wind screen + pot support) weight of less than an ounce...take notice.

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest SPOTLITE REVIEW

A worthy successor to the long-missed Puffball: less than seven ounces and packs to the size of a (insert cliche here: grapefruit! softball! water bottle!).

Brunton Liberty Mantleless Canister Fuel Lantern SPOTLITE REVIEW

Hallelujah! No fragile mantles! Good fuel efficiency and bright output make this a tempting gadget for winter camping.

Six Moon Designs Comet Pack SPOTLITE REVIEW

Internal frame option, narrow profile, and ease of use are the hallmarks of this lighweight backpack.

Mo-go-gear Go-torch Alcohol Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

A folding windscreen keeps this stove kit small but offers the power for boiling larger volumes of water.

Mo-go-gear Fire-fly Alcohol Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

A tiny stove well suited for backpackers that view pint sized cooking mugs as group cooking devices.

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