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Mainstream manufacturers are catching on, and competition in the ~2lb tent range is fierce. The SuperMegaUL2 is a brilliant addition to this growing field.
A predominantly well engineered sleeping bag that suffers from a small, yet serious design flaw.
A merino wool layering system to keep you dry and comfortable on cool summer nights.
A 29 oz sleeping bag featuring vertical baffles and Insotect technology... is it worth the weight?
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?
Durable lightweight packs that can carry a larger volume (and higher weight) expedition kit.
A 22-ounce waterproof dry suit designed for packrafters with an eye towards saving weight and bulk on longer expeditions.
Sure they look nice, but how do these clean, uncomplicated packs from new manufacturer Boreas handle the trails?
Finally, a remote-canister stove without the extra weight.
Fat bike, skis, or snowshoes? A discussion of the most efficient tools for oversnow travel.