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Three-section carbon fiber trekking poles that combine sturdy construction, rigidity, and vibration absorption in a very light and compact package. This “Women’s” pole is sized for most hikers, regardless of gender.
The lightest poles on the market, now with stiffer shafts and more contoured grips. Are the shafts stiff and durable enough for serious trail usage?
Two-section carbon poles that are very light weight, adjust for different size users, and perform great in the backcountry.
Stiff, lightweight, and reasonably priced, the Alpkit Carbonlite poles are the carbon trekking pole value leaders. How did they stand up to months of abuse?
Innovative multi-fuel stove for canisters, white gas and kerosene that performs well with canister fuel but is difficult to use with the other fuels.
Innovative dual-fuel stove for canisters and white gas and variants that works very well with canister fuel and reasonably well with white gas.
This carbon fiber snow shovel is the lightest, most versatile, and most beautiful on the market… but also the most expensive.
Does the perfect frameless backpack exist? The Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet comes pretty darn close.
Built for the gear-obsessed SUL crowd, the 3.2 ounce Mountain Laurel Designs Revelation pack is the lightest pack on the market while still offering a usable set of features. Further, it is the first commercially-available pack to be constructed of high-tech Cuben Fiber fabric. Impressive – yes, but how does it stand up to the rigors of off-trail hiking?
Looking for a weekend frameless pack that is both lightweight and durable? Check out the new ULA Conduit.
Panel-loading ultralight frameless backpack with a large top pocket - a great feature set - but it also has a few limitations that affect its field performance.
The feature set of this new boot from Dunham suggests that it might be an ideal lightweight, insulated, waterproof boot for snowshoeing and snow hiking. That would be true, if it were not for one serious problem…
With the new 2006 edition of the Terrastryder, Dunham has corrected the seam failure problem of its predecessor. The new boot merits high marks, except for one annoying carryover problem.
This radically different Tarptent is destined for greatness, but needs a few refinements here and there.
Both lightweight AND durable, the new ULA Relay is a full-featured frameless daypack capable of comfortably carrying a heavy load - but there are a few nits to pick.
Robust, lightweight, stable titanium alcohol stove that can be hard to get going - until a small modification is made.
Lightweight, simple titanium alcohol stove with very stable, secure legs but just adequate heat output.
Good looking, quality construction, supportive - and comfortable too?
Powerful, dead easy to light, sturdy alcohol stove - just be careful lifting a pot off before it burns out.
The lightest silnylon poncho/tarp we have reviewed, but also the shortest.