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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.
At 5 ounces less than its predecessor, is the new Fly Creek worth the extra price?
With its polka-dots and odd shape, can this unique 3-season shelter be taken seriously?
Has Timberland found a niche the lightweight market?
A look at five lightweight shelters with extra space for your partner, gear, or four-legged companion.
A comparison of two full-featured down jackets with Quantum GL fabric and 850 fill power down.
A fully featured hard shell at a minimal weight.