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Lightweight (3 oz), simple, and long.
Slick, two-person inflatable single wall tent.
Simple, lofty and light - to be replaced fall '06 with a heavier version - too bad.
The lightest down vest on the market, with a full zip but no neck coverage.
A big (almost 7-ounce), synthetic hood for cold weather.
Lightweight, stand-alone down sleeves to pair with a vest or wearable poncho quilt.
Seals perfectly with the head opening in the JRB poncho quilts and has lots of puff for the weight, but the non-adjustable neck opening can let in drafts when it is used for sleeping.
A warm weather, wide coverage, rain hat from the makers of the classic Seattle Sombrero.
Outdoor Research Women introduces a lightweight, warm weather, sun and rain hat.
Spacious, durable, wind-stable 4.5 lb tent - while very light for its size, it still can't match the area to weight ratio of our highest rated double wall tent.
Other double-wall tent manufacturers claim that their tent is “ultralight” or even “hyperlight,” but the Evolution 2P really IS light without sacrificing anything in features or convenience - but of course it's not perfect.
There are lighter and roomier silnylon tents, but this is the lightest freestanding breathable fabric (Epic) solo tent on the market.
Cutting edge design and materials, loaded with features, user-friendly, load capable, and fits like wearing a vest - but a tad heavy by lightweight standards, and needs a few tweaks here and there.
Summer weight sleeping bag or winter bag liner with great features, but a fairly trim fit.
Generously sized summer synthetic top bag that is on the heavy side of lightweight.
Rectangular down quilt that weighs less than a pound and has features that adapt it for top blanket or hammock underquilt use.
Comfortable, light (but it should lose half a pound), and compact backpack with enough capacity and load control to support multi-day outings.
New for 2006, the Stratos 34 daypack provides all the features, fit, and comfort you can ask for from a general use daypack. It’s also bomb-proof, and heavy by our standards.
A feature-laden pack designed for alpine climbing and ski mountaineering that doesn't translate well for general purpose use.
A solid - read, heavy - and well-designed climbing pack with a unique Y-frame capable of carrying a lot of weight.