Equinox ARAS Eagle Backpack Review

The Eagle is the Platypus of frameless backpacks: it has some unique design features, loads of comfort and convenience features, and it's a great value, but is it the right pack for you?

ZPacks Dyneema X 26 Backpack Review

ZPacks offers a range of pack sizes, fabrics, and innovative pack options that minimize weight. You end up with a really lightweight custom pack. How does the tested ZPacks Dyneema X 26 compare to other lightweight frameless packs for ultralight backpacking?

New Balance MT814OD Review

Just slightly heavier than the 740s, do the 814s finally hit all Roger's sweet spots despite their weight?

Vasque Mindbender Trail Shoe Review

Created to eat up miles without eating up your feet, but is Brad suitably impressed?

Elemental Horizons Aquilo Backpack Review

The Aquilo is the mouse that roared. I expected it to be a smaller frameless backpack based on its specifications, but it jumped into the high volume pack category, then it came out on top in that group.

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Expedition Weight Baselayers Review

These lightweight synthetic baselayers are remarkably warm for their weight and highly versatile.

New Balance MR740TR Review

Another fine member of the lightweight low-cut New Balance jogger family.

Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 Tent Review

Terra Nova maintains their reputation with the latest “lightest double-wall shelter in the world,” weighing just over 1 pound. This one has a Cuben Fiber canopy and floor.


German innovation hits the frameless backpacking market: water resistant with a volume that manages to work well for overnighters and week-long expeditions. Is it too good to be true?

GoLite Tumalo Storm Jacket & Pants Review

The Tumalo line is GoLite's most affordable WPB rain gear, yet only gives up a little weight on their top-of-the-line offerings. How does it perform?

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