Stephen Seeber presents measurements of several market-leading insulations along with four performance metrics to help judge their performance.
Small and mid-sized companies are making increasingly delicious vegan and vegetarian backpacking food. This gear guide covers meals from six of those companies.
Backpacking Light publisher Ryan Jordan subjects the Jetboil Stash to the StoveBench testing protocol to answer the pressing question: is this innovation, or lipstick on a pig?
The Outdoor Research Flurry Sensor Glove (2.5 oz / 71 g, $40) is the warmest glove I've found that I can use effectively with a smartphone.
Rex Sanders illustrates how difficult it can be to make accurate product comparisons based on manufacturer-provided data.
Stephen Seeber tests the infrared reflective properties of space blankets.
This gear review will cover two foot-insulation options from Rab; the Rab Expedition Slipper and the Rab Hot Socks. Both pieces of gear are lightweight options to add warmth to camp insulation, though they differ in terms of insulation level and type, materials, and intended use.
A winter backpacking gear list for hiking on packed-snow trails in dry (low-humidity) climates.
Roger Caffin troubleshoots the heat shunt on V4 of his inverted canister stove design.
The Xero Shoes Alpine Snow Boot is a flexible, insulated, waterproof, zero-drop footwear option for minimalist shoe lovers who still want warm feet in cold and snowy conditions.