Review the current offerings in the packraft market and find out which boats are most appropriate for a variety of purposes including alpine lake fishing, incidental river crossings, flatwater boating, expedition packrafting, and whitewater paddling.
Gear Guides offer a cursory overview of a product category, with a summary of available products with their features, specifications and applications compared. Gear Guides offer less emphasis on field performance than in a State of the Market Report (i.e., this is sort of a “SpotLite” version of a State of the Market Report), but increased emphasis on showing the breadth of the product category. Gear Guides are a great resource for comparison shopping as a starting point for further research.
We’ve covered the materials, the combinations, and now ISPO wraps up with a look at some innovative ski gear.
ISPO 2014 features some innovative products. From sleep systems to clothing the new technology is exciting.
As we close out the year, take a minute and see which gear our staff uses often.
Take a more in depth look at the tights best suited for the backcountry.
An eclectic assortment of the staff’s favorite gear for 2012.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/thingy-dingy of 2011.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/place of 2010.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2009.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2008.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2007
A review of commercially-available, lightweight gear suited for – if not made for – backpacking with kids.