Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW

The Icebox does the igloo engineering for you, but you still have a steep learning curve. Once you master the technique, you may discover a new and fun wintertime activity.

Tarptent Double Rainbow Tent REVIEW

Introduces some major advancements in single wall tent design and provides user friendliness not seen before in a single wall tent, but there are a few details that could be refined.

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL3 Tent REVIEW

A lightweight double-wall three-person tent with full storm protection and great views - but is it really sized for three?

Valandré La Fayette Sleeping Bag REVIEW

A four season bag that offers excellent loft for the weight. The center zip has advantages, but is it the right solution for you?

Tarptent Rainshadow 2 Tent REVIEW

Ultralight (just over 2 1/2 pounds) single wall tent with a bathtub floor and plenty of space for three adults - or maybe the whole family.

Hilleberg Rajd Tent REVIEW

Lightweight single wall, two-person shelter with lots going for it: quality materials and construction, ease of set up, interior space and headroom, and storm worthiness – but it has one major problem.

Gossamer Gear / Tarptent Squall Classic Tent REVIEW

At just over 1 ½ pounds, the Squall Classic improves on the original Tarptent Squall design with bathtub floor, spinnaker cloth construction, Easton aluminum stakes, and guyline adjusters. It drops significant weight from the Tarptent Squall 2 but does it go far enough to justify the cost?

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW

Tarptent introduces the 1+ person Contrail, a throwback to the original minimalist Tarptent, but loaded with refinements and new design elements.

Fibraplex Fibrapole 292 Carbon Fiber Tent Poles REVIEW

Fibraplex carbon fiber tent poles can save ounces of tent weight - are they durable enough?

Crescent Moon Silver 10 Backcountry Snowshoes REVIEW

Lots of nice features, climbs like a goat, and would be near perfect if they were lighter.

Yowie Snowshoes REVIEW

Radically different snowshoes using an injection-moulded flexible deck with all-over grip, a fast webbing binding and tough crampons, claiming great agility on all slopes.

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape Rainwear/Shelter REVIEW

The Gatewood Cape has the same dual functionality as a poncho/tarp, but promises better shelter.

GoLite Multi-Sport Backpack REVIEW

If you can fit your gear into 30 liters, for 1 pound 5 ounces you get a bomber pack with almost every conceivable feature (except a frame).

Valandré Mirage Sleeping Bag REVIEW

Beautifully constructed, lightweight, and highly-efficient mummy for three-season conditions. But does it have the versatility you need?

Tent Comparison: Tarptent Squall 2 and Six Moon Designs Europa

These two outstanding tents vie for the title of best two-person ultralight single-wall shelter – which one has the edge?

Six Moon Designs Europa Tent REVIEW

Possibly the finest 2-pound two-person shelter on the market - providing you don't intend to use it above tree line in intense winds.

Tarptent Squall 2 Tent REVIEW

Winner of the 2005 Lightitude Award for best single wall shelter, the Squall 2 improves on the classic Squall with several important updates.

Hilleberg Kaitum Tent REVIEW

With a massive total area of 58.3 square feet and a weight of less than 6 pounds, the Hilleberg Kaitum delivers serious livable space for the weight. But how does it stand up to the rough alpine and winter environments it was designed for?

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Backpack REVIEW

If you’re looking for a lightweight backpack to carry 25 to 35 pound loads, this is one you gotta check out. It rocks!

Balloonbed Inflatable Sleeping Pad REVIEW

Amazingly light and compact sleeping pad. Just be prepared for giggles from your friends.

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