RapidPure Filters Review

Some filters leave a bad taste while others do an insufficient job of treating the water. The RapidPure filter changes the game and pushes the boundaries of water treatment.

Exped Lightning 60 Review

Due to a robust internal frame, this pack not only excels at carrying either heavy or light loads, but it's also rather comfortable and lightweight.

Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review

While not commonly found in most hiker's packs, the lightweight and superior construction of this bivy offers good value for a bivy that occupies a narrow market niche occupied by very few products.

Freestanding Double Wall Tents – A Cursory Review of 1P/2P Offerings from Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, and Nemo

Ultralight tents are becoming more lightweight and durable. This is good news for ultralighters.

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review

For their first ever attempt, Black diamond created a versatile, durable, and waterproof windshirt that raises the bar for ultralight windshirts.

REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review

A lightweight, high performance tent great for ultralight backpackers looking for more comfort in the wilderness - most notably couples.

Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review

While not a part of the traditional lightweight backpacker's gear list, a hatchet is a great piece of gear that can bring a unique perspective to fire building and shelter making.

Concerning the Wilderness Serape

Despite the added weight, a Serape is a versatile piece of backpacking gear that can help manage the sudden weather changes.

Stephenson 2C Tent Review – Part 2

A performance review of the Stephenson 2C - the smallest and lightest "climber's" version from the ultralight line of tents from the Stephenson family of New Hampshire.

Lil’ Bugout Shelter Review

An uncommon design transforms the Lil' Bugout into a weather fortress. And it has plenty of space to keep you cozy as you weather the storms.

AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization

Combining the best of both worlds, AT Nordic ski systems give you comfort, stability, and lightweight as you explore the backcountry.

New Balance MT910V1 and MT910V1GTX Trail Shoes Review

The flagship of New Balances's 2014 lineup, the MT910s perform well in a myriad of conditions and provide comfort and stability while on the trail.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review

With room for sleeping and gear storage as well as a durable construction that can handle a range of weather conditions, the HMG UltaMid is an ideal shelter for lightweight backcountry travel.

Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application

Backpackable wood stoves will add weight to your pack, but they have many benefits, such as, peace of mind, warmth, and the ability to dry wet gear.

Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review

While it may be on the heavy side of ultralight, Paradox has worked hard to make each ounce count succeeding in creating a pack that excels at carrying extremely heavy loads.

Stephenson 2C Tent Review – Part 1

A preview of the Stephenson 2C - the smallest and lightest "climber's" version from the ultralight line of tents from the Stephenson family of New Hampshire.

Peak Design Capture Pro Camera clip

While the camera clip may be useful in some settings, it is not ideal for wilderness travel.

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

Although certainly a very dependable jacket, the Plasma seems to be more of a technology statement rather than a high-value jacket.

Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review

The quest for the perfect lightweight backpacking shoe continues. Don't hold your breath. While these shoes are great for most hikes they are less than ideal for seriously demanding trips.

New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review

The Leadville Runners are light and we mean really lightweight. But don't worry you won't have to sacrifice comfort or stability as you conquer the outdoors.

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