Well designed, lightweight, warm down bootie with an integrated tall gaiter and performance equivalent to a multi-layer system.
Ultralight down insulated pants from MontBell, PHD, and Western Mountaineering are reviewed and compared. Down pants provide the most warmth for their weight, and are especially versatile for colder weather camping. Wear them to stay warm in camp and to extend the warmth of an ultralight sleeping bag.
This Japanese stove is small, light, and well-made, with a unique miniature pressure regulator instead of a needle valve.
Is this the "Three Musketeers" of backpacking gear (all for one, one for all!), or does it leave Chris feeling cold?
We cover yet another Primus heat-exchanger stove system in this Review: the Primus Eta PackLite. This is basically modelled on the Eta Power system, but smaller and lighter.
This jacket really rocks - an excellent balance of light weight, basic features, warmth, wind and water resistance, and cost.
Silnylon and spinnaker fabric have long been mainstays in making ultralight gear, but they require careful construction to avoid failures at seams or damage from abrasion. Laminating the fabric offers a solution to those problems.
Remarkably lofty and warm for a 30 F (-1 C) rated bag – this is the first sleeping bag I have tested that’s warmer than its claimed temperature rating!
There's a lot of bang for the buck in this roomy, lightweight, double-wall tent!
This zipperless down mummy-style 23 F rated sleeping bag is elegant for its simplicity, light weight, and high loft-to-weight ratio.
Petzl has been busy upgrading and gives us two new versions of an old stand-by.
The ultimate down jacket for ultralight backpacking and lightweight cold weather pursuits.
The lightest down jacket to be found, but the women’s version doesn’t have as much loft and warmth as the men’s version.
An ultralight down jacket that performs well in active pursuits, but it’s not the best choice for ultralight backpacking.
The Hydrogen is a well designed, high loft, roomy, warm, mummy-style down 30F-rated sleeping bag, but its shell fabric is heavy and wets out too easily.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2009.
Big Agnes raises the bar for two-person double-wall tents by creating their lightest offering ever. In fact, it is the lightest tent in this category from any manufacturer. Will it Fly high, or leave us up a Creek?
A lot to like and a great value for a 30 F rated down mummy bag weighing only 19 ounces.
My expectation for a small game rifle is to be able to shoot a very small and compact group on a target at 25 yards or less, and the Pak-Rifle makes my heart beat faster.
Sure, it's lighter than its DSLR brethren, but it's also heavier and bulkier than its compact cousins. Does it offer improvements to justify carrying the additional weight and bulk?