Monatauk Gnat Stove Review

A big burner head, simple design, minimal use of materials, and light weight (1.7 oz) put the Monatauk Gnat at the head of the pack for ultralight canister stoves.

Lowrance Endura Sierra GPS Review

Lowrance adds touchscreen functionality with its top of the line Sierra GPS. With a plethora of multimedia options, it comes across as more entertainment device than a dedicated navigational aid. How does it work for backpacking?

Podcast: Alpacka Packraft Safety Design Features

Designer Sheri Tingey talks about the history of safety design in Alpacka packrafts and the latest tweaks she's made to the boats to improve whitewater performance and safety.

Podcast: Carol Crooker Puts Waterproof Footwear to the Allegheny Test

Four footwear systems in as many days: Carol does her best to get cold feet.

Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka SPOTLITE REVIEW

Lightweight, extremely versatile hooded down jacket that can be worn as an outer layer or midlayer.

Rab Bergen Pant SPOTLITE Review

Great fitting, lightweight, exceptionally versatile eVENT pant.

Montbell Thunderhead Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW Review

One of the lightest Gore-Tex Pro Shell jackets available, with weight and performance (with supplemental ventilation) comparable to a lightweight eVENT jacket.

New Balance MT1110GT Joggers SpotLite Review

Totally synthetic, good soles and a XCR membrane for wet weather use, plus a range of widths, including really wide.

Integral Designs Rundle Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW Review

Hoodless, synthetic insulated jacket with an optimum balance of warmth, durability, wind/water resistance, and light weight.

Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack SPOTLITE REVIEW

This multi-purpose bag serves as a waterproof day pack, compression stuff sack, dry bag, and pillow.

Coleman Pack-Away Lantern Spotlite Review

A compact LED lantern, lighter than canister lanterns and fairly bright, but not yet perfect.

GSI Outdoors Cascadian Bowl SPOTLITE REVIEW

Strong polypropylene, almost twenty-four fluid ounces capacity, 1.55 ounces weight and $1.50 USD: it can't be too bad!

GSI Outdoors Cascadian Cup SPOTLITE REVIEW

Strong polypropylene, will not burn your lips, twelve fluid ounces capacity, 1.7 ounces weight and $1.75 USD: it can't be too bad!

Outdoor Research Endeavor Mitt SPOTLITE REVIEW

Lightweight durable shell mitt especially suited for snow sports or any situation where a more durable waterproof-breathable mitt is needed.

Komperdell Touring Glove Spotlite Review

Gloves made with Komperdell's new seamless bonding construction get a mixed review.

Granite Gear Vapor Day Pack Review

Lightweight, full-featured, very comfortable internal frame day pack.


These eVENT-lined gloves performed so well they left me wondering why eVENT gloves are not more common.

Kamik Viper Insulated Boots SPOTLITE REVIEW

Good lightweight insulated boots for travel in dry snow, but they have some major drawbacks for wet snow travel and for normal hiking and backpacking.

Arc’Teryx Squamish WindShell Review

A full-featured, high quality windshell

Icebreaker Cross Cami SPOTLITE REVIEW

Women's merino wool top with built in support.

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