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What a conundrum! The upgraded pack has some great improvements, and is now an outstanding value, but (darn it) it's also heavier.
A waterproof sleeping bag may sound like overkill, until you think about the possibilities – like sleeping under the stars without getting damp or wet insulation, and leaving the bivy sack at home.
Durable, resistant to compression, and very comfortable for the weight, but a couple of extra inches would be nice.
The lightest snowshoes on the market, but with less traction than heavier shoes.
Nice innovations including a shape that allows a more natural walking gait, but heavy.
Clever, simple, user-friendly, and durable; but heavy.
This upgrade to the classic Virga is a quarter pound heavier and includes some nice improvements, and some changes that need more tweaking.
Not the lightest snowshoes we tested, but wonderful performers.
Puffy down quilt/underquilt/poncho - so nice! Just trim the footbox please.
Modular design allows you to customize these snowshoes to the person and snow conditions, or upgrade instead of buying new snowshoes.
Two accessories to add utility to your Jetboil Personal Cooking System.
A sprinter's dream with lightweight - although less durable - materials, narrow tapered tails, and an aggressive toe cleat.
An asymmetric frame and lightweight durable materials - like titanium crampons - give these racing shoes a lot of attitude, but they're not cut out for general backcountry use.
Innovative, with traction - and weight - to spare.
A durable small volume pack for SuperUltraLight backpacking or day hiking that would benefit from load control features.
Comparison: Brunton Liberty Mantleless and Vaude/Markill Peak Illuminator Canister Lanterns – Is Mantleless Better?
A mantleless canister lantern is breakthrough technology, but how does it compare with a conventional mantle-type lantern?
A good value for a sturdy, but heavy canister stove at approximately $27 US (where it’s available).
Wide pot supports and rugged - but heavy - stainless steel construction, for only 40 bucks.
Titanium stove - identical twin to the Markill Peak Ignition, and sister to the Vargo Jet-Ti - that has some problems in wind.
Compact and lightweight but sensitive to wind. Identical twin to the Kovea Camp 3, and sister to the Vargo Jet-Ti sold in the US.