This article features lightweight down parkas (usually, full-zip jackets with hoods, a longer hem, and box-baffled construction) appropriate for winter backpacking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, and other cold-temperature activities.
State of the Market Reports
State of the Market Reports offer an in-depth assessment of an entire product category, with a comparison summary of notable products in that category, and an evaluation of their applications, technologies, features, and performance. Heavy emphasis is placed on a technology overview of the product category, a discussion of performance comparison criteria, and a performance comparison (with ratings) of each product presented in tabular format. Performance is to be based on evaluation of the products in the field.
This comprehensive State of the Market Report presents more than a dozen synthetic insulated jacket reviews and performance comparison to evaluate their durability, warmth, weather resistance, breathability, and features.
The most comprehensive review of backpacking scissors for ultralight hiking and camping: 11 models compared in 13 tests! You just may leave your knife at home.
2018 Packraft Reviews and State of the Market Report providing a comprehensive overview of solo river packrafts.
Part 1 helped you choose the rod. After reading part 2 you’ll be all set with the tackle needed to fish tenkara in the backcountry.
A look at the best rods to bring into the Backcountry. It may not be what you think. Sometimes the best combination takes into account both the weight and the reach of the rod.
Balancing weight and durability, ultralight gaiters are crucial to keeping your feet dry and free from debris.
Part 3 in our series on satellite communications focuses on the currently available two-way texting devices suitable for lightweight backpacking.
Part 2 in our 3 part series on satellite communications focuses on the currently available sat phones suitable for lightweight backpacking.
Part 1 in our 3 part series on two-way satellite communications for lightweight backpacking.