Jacks ‘R’ Better Shenandoah Summer Quilt REVIEW

Rectangular down quilt that weighs less than a pound and has features that adapt it for top blanket or hammock underquilt use.

Gregory 2005 G Pack Backpack REVIEW

Comfortable, light (but it should lose half a pound), and compact backpack with enough capacity and load control to support multi-day outings.

Osprey Stratos 34 Backpack REVIEW

New for 2006, the Stratos 34 daypack provides all the features, fit, and comfort you can ask for from a general use daypack. It’s also bomb-proof, and heavy by our standards.

Osprey Exposure 36 Backpack REVIEW

A feature-laden pack designed for alpine climbing and ski mountaineering that doesn't translate well for general purpose use.

Black Diamond Shadow 55L Backpack REVIEW

A solid - read, heavy - and well-designed climbing pack with a unique Y-frame capable of carrying a lot of weight.

GoLite Rodeo Backpack REVIEW

Lightweight and versatile snow sports pack with nice features, but falls short in some areas.

Make Your Own Gear: Alcohol Stove Windscreen

Complete step-by-step instructions on how to construct an efficient alcohol stove windscreen.

Petzl MYO XP LED Headlamp REVIEW

Three-watt collimated LED headlamp with rear-mount battery pack that misses perfection by just a couple of features.

Vaude Lightwing Ultralight Tent REVIEW

Two-person, three-season, double wall tent with a high price but a sturdy build.


Wrist-mounted 2.7 oz GPS unit targeted at done-in-a-day activities, tested with Topo! 4.0 mapping software.

MSR Hubba Hubba Tent REVIEW

Double wall tent for two that weighs just over 4 lbs and has a unique pole hub system that makes it a breeze to pitch.

Hilleberg Akto Tent REVIEW

A four-season solo tent that weights just 3 pounds, offers excellent usable space, is very durable, and provides full storm protection...does the Hilleberg Akto have a down side?

Redfeather Alpine 30 Snowshoe REVIEW

A heavy, all-purpose snowshoe with an excellent crampon system.

Mountainsmith Fusion 35 Backpack REVIEW

An all-day, off-piste or hut-to-hut snow sport pack with features that might just validate the weight.

Redfeather Trek 30 Snowshoe REVIEW

Lightweight snowshoes at a great price, but there are issues.

MontBell Monoframe Shelter Hexagon Tent REVIEW

Two-person double wall tent that nearly breaks the 3-pound barrier but gives up some features.

Lightwave zrO cylq Tent REVIEW

Double wall tent that weighs 3 lbs, fits 1.5 people and does well keeping rain out, but...

Vaude Hogan Ultralight Tent REVIEW

Two-person semi-freestanding double-wall tent that weighs less than 4 lbs but sacrifices in some areas to achieve that weight.

EMS StarLight II Tent REVIEW

Not the lightest two-person double wall tent we've seen, but a good value nonetheless.

Dunham Cloud Contrail-Mid Boot REVIEW

Lightweight, comfortable, and supportive - yes. Live up to all the manufacturer's claims - no.

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