This Patagonia Nano Air Light Hoody Review takes an first look at a lighter iteration in the popular apparel category of "active insulation".
The newly released New Balance 1080v5 shoes have "fresh foam" technology to minimize running wear on the body without compromising stability.
Underwear acts as a moisture (sweat) transfer layer to keep you reasonably dry "down there". This guide highlights some important considerations about materials, design, fit, weight, and performance criteria when selecting a pair of hiking underwear (or shorts).
In part 5, Roger Caffin shares his design for a pot support for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
Back injuries and poor sleep patterns lead the author to purchase an expensive mat: will it be worth it? A trial of the Exped DownMat UL 7.
In part 4, Roger Caffin tests the vortex burner in the lab and in the field as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
The Patagonia Sun Stretch Shirt is a lightweight nylon-polyester blend shirt. I use it as a trekking base layer or insect-protection layer in camp. This review reflects my long term experience with this shirt - more than two years and hundreds of miles of use.
In part 3, Roger Caffin discusses the mechanical design for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
In part 2, Roger Caffin explains the research and development behind the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
After trying several commercial backpacks, I made my own DIY ultralight backpack so I could have the features I like.