MYOG: Silnylon Backpack

A gem of MYOG: with an 11-ounce weight and 3500-cubic-inch volume, this pack is simple to make and elegant to behold.

Nemo Espri 2P Tent Review

While not the lightest of tents, this shelter can handle such a wide range of multi-tasking to make it worth a closer look.

The Global Test: One Gear List for Two Years and Five Continents

Part 1: Backpackers are all over the map when it comes to answering the question... What should I pack?

Salomon Minim Down Sweater Review

This is one of the more impressive jackets in our ultralight down jacket roundup, but it has a few shortcomings and uncertainties.

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Trekking Pole Review

What happens when you take the highly rated fixed length Lightrek 3 poles and add adjustability and optional straps? Are extra weight, flexibility, durability, and slipping concerns, or does Gossamer Gear nail it with the Lightrek 4 poles?

New Balance MT876OR Review

The latest in the New Balance 87x series of light low-cut joggers - and they're even better than the previously-reviewed MT875ORs.

Sierra Designs Gnar Down Sweater Review

Coming out in fall 2010, the Gnar is a good balance of sizing and fit, features, and overall light weight, but it could be a little warmer.

Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW

A three-pound solo shelter made of almost-magically breathable eVENT fabric and designed for alpine climbing, it can handle wild weather, but is it comfortable to live with?

Crux Halo Top Review

Q: What’s a Halo Top? A: an ultralight down-insulated minimalist anorak that weighs just 7.9 oz (225 g), and it’s sized well for taller people.

Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain Anorak Review

The Alpini is a lightweight furnace and lands on our recommended list, but how about a version for non-climbers?

Brunton 7DNL Compass Review

Small, light, easy to use, and about the right size for a simple baseplate model.

Primus Express Spider Stove Review

A good remote canister stove, heading in the lightweight direction.

Terra Nova Laser Tent Review

With the 2.47-lb (1.12-kg) Laser, Terra Nova takes aim at the lightweight backpacker that wants to travel in comfort. Will the Laser hit the bull’s eye, or will we just be blinded by the light?

MYOG: Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang

Perform an easier-yet-secure PCT Bear Bag Hang without using the traditional stick + clove hitch. This MYOG is simple, functional, and lightweight!

Darn Tough Vermont Boot Sock Review

In a world where most clothing seems to come from China and be of debatable quality and life, these thick, durable, woollen Made-in-Vermont socks are a standout - and have a well-deserved cult following.

MSR Hubba Hubba HP Tent Review

With new fabrics, a strong design and plenty of pitching options, the HP is quite attractive. Will this relatively lightweight double-wall abode have us exclaiming with enthusiasm or will we hurry on to the next cutie?

New Balance MT910GT Joggers Review

Totally synthetic, solid soles with a good tread and a range of width fittings, a Gore-Tex 'Extended Comfort Footwear' lining, but a slightly stiff sole.

Marmot Venus Jacket Review

With 800 fill-power down and weighing less than 12 ounces, does this attractive and warm jacket ultimately put fashion over function?

MYOG: Aluminum Windscreen for Canister Stoves

Functionality and practicality are the benefits of this windscreen that stores neatly within your cookpot.

MYOG: The Poddle

Hiking poles + paddle blades = the Poddle, the ultimate multi-tool for hiking and packrafting or kayaking!

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