Terra Nova Laser Photon Elite Tent (2008 Model) Review

With a trail weight of just 1 pound 11 ounces, it's the Guinness World Record holder for the lightest double-wall tent commercially available, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review

At less than four ounces and roomy enough for a weekend of SUL gear (30L), the ZPacks Blast 18 certainly qualifies as "SUL" by the standard set several years ago by the Gossamer Gear G6, but is far more durable (yet has a similar weight as the first G6).

MSR Hyperflow Microfilter with Modified Cartridge Review

The MSR Hyperflow was previously reviewed in 2008, and was found to be light and convenient for crystal clear water, but it died very quickly in any other water. MSR acknowledged this problem and modified the cartridge to handle poorer water quality. The modified cartridge is tested here to see if there is an improvement.

MYOG: Bubble Wrap and Duct Tape Camera Case

A durable camera case made from cheap and free materials.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review

Backpacking Light has been able to spend time with a pre-production Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pad in the laboratory, in our living rooms, and in the field. Does the product deliver?

MYOG: The Incredible Rulk – Rucksack and Pulk Combo

It would be so nice to have a light pulk strapped onto my pack so that I more or less would be able instantly to switch back and forth between pack and pulk. Witness the creation of the Incredible Rulk!

MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent Review

MSR utilizes lightweight fabrics, carbon fiber poles, and elegant design to achieve a sub-three-pound double-wall tent for two.

Functional Design Sweetie Pie Bag Expander Review

The Functional Design Sweetie Pie Bag Expander is a versatile, zip-in, sleeping bag expander that can be used singly for individuals that enjoy more space, or together with another expander as a sleeping bag doubler. Two expanders can also be zipped together to form a child-sized bag allowing for an adventurous toddler to have his own space.

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios

Jetboil releases its first remote canister stove. Does this work well enough to be a good winter stove?

REI Flash 50 and Flash 65 Backpack Review

Three-pound internal frame backpacks with great fit, features, versatility, and value.

Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Rain Mitt Review

At one ounce per pair, these waterproof/breathable rain mitts are designed for ultralight backpacking, but should they be worn over a jacket sleeve or under it?

Make Your Own Gear: Light Fleece Pullover Top

This light fleece top is designed as a light winter pullover for snow conditions. It is very simple and styled as an anorak, rather than opening right down the front.

Terra Nova Laser Competition Review

Prior to the Terra Nova Laser Photon Elite, the Laser Competition was listed by Guinness World Records as "the lightest two-skin (double-wall) tent." While no longer the record-holder, at just over 2 pounds, the Laser Competition is still among the lightest double-wall tents on the market.

GoLite Hooded Inferno Jacket Review

Great value on a super-warm, lightweight, 800 fill down parka.

Big Sky International Montana 2P Tent Review

At 2 pounds, 10 ounces, the Montana is the lightest two-person double-wall tent available, but extreme lightness comes with a few tradeoffs.

Salomon Tundra Mid WP Insulated Boot Review

Ultra-warm, ruggedly-built, waterproof, lightweight boots insulated with Aerogel.

Sigma DP1 Review

The Sigma DP1 is a unique compact camera with a large sensor capable of taking superb quality photos but it is slow to use with some poor design features.

Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide – Deadly or not? Supplement 3: Brunton Vapor AF

Measurements of carbon monoxide levels produced by the Brunton Vapor AF Stove.

GSI Outdoors nFORM Ultralight Nesting Bowl and Mug Set Review

Two nesting bowls, strong polypropylene, ~20 fluid ounces capacity each, about 1.5 ounces weight each and US$8.95 for the set: they can't be too bad!

Tarptent Sublite Tent Review

Tarptent's newest, lightest solo tent is innovative and available in breathable Tyvek and traditional silnylon versions. At 18.5 ounces, the Tyvek Sublite is the lightest breathable fabric tent available.

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