Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review

While it may be on the heavy side of ultralight, Paradox has worked hard to make each ounce count succeeding in creating a pack that excels at carrying extremely heavy loads.

2013 Staff Picks

As we close out the year, take a minute and see which gear our staff uses often.

Stephenson 2C Tent Review – Part 1

A preview of the Stephenson 2C - the smallest and lightest "climber's" version from the ultralight line of tents from the Stephenson family of New Hampshire.

Peak Design Capture Pro Camera clip

While the camera clip may be useful in some settings, it is not ideal for wilderness travel.

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

Although certainly a very dependable jacket, the Plasma seems to be more of a technology statement rather than a high-value jacket.

MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs

Overpacking is a major issue with frameless packs. Implementing side panels can help distribute your load in a more effective way.

Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review

The quest for the perfect lightweight backpacking shoe continues. Don't hold your breath. While these shoes are great for most hikes they are less than ideal for seriously demanding trips.

New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review

The Leadville Runners are light and we mean really lightweight. But don't worry you won't have to sacrifice comfort or stability as you conquer the outdoors.

Ultralight Group Cooking

Going ultralight and cooking for a group can be a real challenge. The "Critter" stand is lightweight and takes the pain out of cooking for a group.

Backpacking Tights – Part 2

Take a more in depth look at the tights best suited for the backcountry.

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