Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Pole Review

Lightweight, collapsible, fixed-length poles that use avalanche pole technology to lock the sections.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review

These Cuben Fiber shelter systems are among the lightest out there, consisting of a tarp, mesh insert, and front beak and providing five useful shelter options!

Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review

Will heavier mid and outer soles plus durable leather uppers make for backpacking bliss, or will the Treks leave our feet wrecks?

GoLite Peak Backpack Review

The frameless 36 L Peak backpack has been redesigned: we take an in-depth look, with commentary on the revised Jam and Pinnacle packs.

Six Moon Designs Traveler Backpack Review

Larger volume frameless backpack, with removable stays, designed to be both a travel pack and a capable backpack once you get to your destination.

High Gear ATF8 Multi-Function Device

The ATF8 is almost everything I am looking for in a multi-function watch, without being merely a watch. It has proven to be accurate, durable, and easy to learn and use.

Black Diamond Infinity 60 & Innova 50 Backpack Review

Freedom of movement is the next advancement in internal frame backpack technology, but it appears to have limitations.

SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test

Results of 80 days (750 hours) of field testing of the new SPOT2 in Alaska, the Andes, the Pyrenees, and the Lower 48, including the Sierras and a southwest canyon system.

MontBell Ultra Light Super Spiral Down Hugger #3 Sleeping Bag Review

MontBell’s body-hugging stretch technology is lightweight and adds warmth, yet the bag extends to accommodate a wide range of sizes, shapes, and sleeping positions.

Therm-a-Rest Haven Down Top Bag Review

The Therm-a-Rest Haven is a simple sleeping bag: a zipperless down mummy bag with a bottom opening and pad straps that qualify it as a top bag. At about a pound and a half the Haven is light, packs small, and is relatively affordable for its (claimed) 20 F (-7C) rating.

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