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MontBell U.L. Down Inner Jacket REVIEW

The lightest down jacket on the market.

2006 Osprey Aether 60 Backpack REVIEW

What a conundrum! The upgraded pack has some great improvements, and is now an outstanding value, but (darn it) it's also heavier.

Macpac Epic 150 SF Sleeping Bag REVIEW

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.

Tubbs Elevation Snowshoe REVIEW

Clever, simple, user-friendly, and durable; but heavy.

Tarptent Virga 2 REVIEW

This upgrade to the classic Virga is a quarter pound heavier and includes some nice improvements, and some changes that need more tweaking.

Atlas 10 Series All Mountain Snowshoe REVIEW

Not the lightest snowshoes we tested, but wonderful performers.

Gossamer Gear NightLight Sleeping Pad (Torso Length) REVIEW

Durable, resistant to compression, and very comfortable for the weight, but a couple of extra inches would be nice.

Northern Lites Elite Snowshoe REVIEW

The lightest snowshoes on the market, but with less traction than heavier shoes.

Crescent Moon Gold Series 9 Snowshoe REVIEW

Nice innovations including a shape that allows a more natural walking gait, but heavy.

Jacks ‘R’ Better No Sniveller Universal Quilt REVIEW

Puffy down quilt/underquilt/poncho - so nice! Just trim the footbox please.

Dion Model 168 Rec/Fitness Snowshoe REVIEW

Modular design allows you to customize these snowshoes to the person and snow conditions, or upgrade instead of buying new snowshoes.

Jetboil French Press and Companion Cup REVIEW

Two accessories to add utility to your Jetboil Personal Cooking System.

Crescent Moon Gold Series 12 Snowshoe REVIEW

A sprinter's dream with lightweight - although less durable - materials, narrow tapered tails, and an aggressive toe cleat.

Tubbs Catalyst Snowshoe REVIEW

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.

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoe REVIEW

Innovative, with traction - and weight - to spare.

Fanatic Fringe Alpine Trail Backpack REVIEW

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?

Kovea X2 Canister Stove REVIEW

A good value for a sturdy, but heavy canister stove at approximately $27 US (where it’s available).

Brunton Raptor Canister Stove REVIEW

Wide pot supports and rugged - but heavy - stainless steel construction, for only 40 bucks.

Kovea Camp 3 Canister Stove REVIEW

Titanium stove - identical twin to the Markill Peak Ignition, and sister to the Vargo Jet-Ti - that has some problems in wind.

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