The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 is a high volume ultralight backpack that is capable of carrying heavier loads.
Flash Gear Reviews
Flash Reviews provide a brief overview of a new product, or perhaps a piece of backpacking gear that may not appear in our performance / field review pipeline. The purpose of a Flash Review is to introduce you to new gear and give you an overview of its features and specifications. Typically, Flash Reviews include some author commentary about how the reviewed piece of gear fits into the overall style of lightweight backpacking, and perhaps a brief statement of observed performance based on one-time or otherwise short-term field use.
The Arc’teryx Zeta FL Jacket is a Gore-tex Paclite Plus rain jacket that features a trim fit and hip length. It has articulated tailoring in the hood and arms, a full-length water-resistant zipper, two handwarmer pockets with water-resistant zippers, elastic hem and wrist cuffs, and an adjustable hood aperture.
An increasing amount of hikers are turning to skirts and kilts for greater mobility and versatility in the backcountry. I felt it high time to give it a try
The Sierra Designs High Route 1P Tent is a three-season tent designed for withstanding variable conditions while remaining (sort of) light.
The KS Ultralight R-50 is a backpack designed for a variety of applications including climbing, hiking, and snow sports.
Light and large: our Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 5400 Backpack review – a lightweight pack with the chops for carrying large loads.
The Atom is the smallest and lightest backpack offered by the UK’s Atom Packs. It is a specialized tool aimed at the fast and light hiker.
The ThruNite Ti3 is a diminutive but rugged little flashlight that can produce as much as 120 Lumens of brightness on a single AAA battery.
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear REpurpose water bottle is a recycled aluminum bottle developed with the lightweight outdoor community in mind.
This Tritensil Review features a knife/fork/spoon set done in hard plastic. You can reassemble to make a long-handled spoon or fork.