Ultralight Group Cooking

Going ultralight and cooking for a group can be a real challenge. The "Critter" stand is lightweight and takes the pain out of cooking for a group.

Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)

Adapting SUL for mountain conditions, where frequent weather extremes necessitate more capable gear.

Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4a: Gear Reviews

Adapting SUL for mountain conditions, where frequent weather extremes necessitate more capable gear.

Rab Xenon and Patagonia UL Down Hoody: Comparison and Long-Term Review

New and evolving technologies necessitate a reexamination of the conventional wisdom of down versus synthetic fill insulation.

Integral Designs Traverse 2 Review

Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews

New Balance 889 Multisport Review

These new trail shoes have gone the way of the Vibram sole. How does this development affect performance?

Mountain Hardwear SuperMegaUL 2 Review

Mainstream manufacturers are catching on, and competition in the ~2lb tent range is fierce. The SuperMegaUL2 is a brilliant addition to this growing field.

Mountain Hardwear Speed 32 Sleeping Bag Review

A predominantly well engineered sleeping bag that suffers from a small, yet serious design flaw.

Ibex Clothing Review

A merino wool layering system to keep you dry and comfortable on cool summer nights.

Westcomb Focus LT Hoody Review

Superb fit and finish, high breathability, and nice mix of features, but durability insurance doesn't come with the $280 price tag - and at 9 oz, is it light enough?

Sierra Designs Cloud 15 Review

A 29 oz sleeping bag featuring vertical baffles and Insotect technology... is it worth the weight?

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400 Backpack Review

Durable lightweight packs that can carry a larger volume (and higher weight) expedition kit.

Alpacka Stowaway Dry Suit Review

A 22-ounce waterproof dry suit designed for packrafters with an eye towards saving weight and bulk on longer expeditions.

Boreas Buttermilks 55 Review

Sure they look nice, but how do these clean, uncomplicated packs from new manufacturer Boreas handle the trails?

Olicamp Xcelerator/Fire-Maple FMS-117V Ti Stove Review

Finally, a remote-canister stove without the extra weight.

Tools for Human Powered Oversnow Travel – State of the Market Report

Fat bike, skis, or snowshoes? A discussion of the most efficient tools for oversnow travel.

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent Review

At 5 ounces less than its predecessor, is the new Fly Creek worth the extra price?

Brooks-Range Foray 2P Tent Review

With its polka-dots and odd shape, can this unique 3-season shelter be taken seriously?

Sailors, Rappers, & Ultralight Backpackers: A Walk with the Timberland Cadion

Has Timberland found a niche the lightweight market?

Solo-Plus Tent Round-Up

A look at five lightweight shelters with extra space for your partner, gear, or four-legged companion.

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