This Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ultamid 4 review features a lightweight shelter that can be used for mountaineering or family backpacking trips.
Performance Gear Reviews
Performance reviews provide an in-depth evaluation of lightweight backpacking gear based on extensive use in a backcountry environment and/or performance testing in a controlled environment. In addition to comprehensive field testing, Performance Reviews compare the specific product’s performance to the key competitors in its niche. Some Performance Reviews have been assigned a formal rating that reflects the standards of our Gear Review Awards Program.
This Patagonia M10 Anorak review features a minimally-featured, simply-styled waterproof-breathable rain jacket that weighs 7 oz.
This Montane Minimus 777 Jacket Review investigates the ultralight design, waterproofness, breathability, durability, and comfort of this sub-6-oz jacket in sustained rain.
The Kokopelli Nirvana packraft performs well in whitewater, it is durable, well made, and competitively priced.
This MSR WindBurner Review determines if this canister stove is a good choice for backpacking trips as well as if it is “windproof.”
Primus released a new blend of gas known as Winter Gas. Does this blend increase fuel efficiency? Is it worth the cost?
Tunnel tents are known for their robust frames and thriving in inclement weather. Does this tent from outdoor industry newcomer Nigor uphold to these standards?
Replace stock parts in your Jetboil PCS with a carbon fiber lid and sub-one-ounce stove burner, and save nearly 3 oz on the weight of your cook system.
Guide’s Gear features products used by BPL’s WTS guides that have withstood the test of time by demonstrating exceptional performance, durability, weight, and value. Guide’s Gear No. 1 goes to the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack for offering more features than any other two pound pack on the market.
The Iridium GO! gives you access to technology even in remote locations by creating a backcountry WiFi hotspot for multiple smartphones.