Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Tent REVIEW

Double-wall, two-person tent with a minimum weight of 3.5 lbs, good usable space, and an innovative design with some nice features but also a couple of drawbacks.

Vaude Taurus Ultralight Tent REVIEW

Lightweight double wall three-season, two-person tent that can handle a serious downpour, but its cramped interior may cause cabin fever.

Vaude Ferret 1 Ultralight Tent REVIEW

Two-person, double wall tunnel tent with one small door, good usable space, and high quality construction at just over 4 lbs.

MSR Lightning 30 Snowshoe REVIEW

Wanna be Spider Man on snow? Here’s part of your outfit.

Lightwave t1 cylq Tent REVIEW

Although trim in usable space, this lightweight 4-pound tent is capable of handling a storm as well as many four-season tents.

MontBell Monoframe Diamond Tent REVIEW

Double wall tent that weighs only 2.5 lbs; fly and pole weigh 1.5 lbs and can be pitched as a tarp. Of course, there's a drawback to these light weights.

Sierra Designs Lightning Tent REVIEW

Lightweight, freestanding double wall tent with Easton FX Carbon poles. Is this the ultimate compromise in a do-it-all three-season tent?

Exped Vela II Extreme Tent REVIEW

Not the lightest double wall tent at nearly 6 lbs, but it's storm-worthy and can shelter two people and loads of gear.

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 Tent REVIEW

A 3.3-pound double wall tent that uses an innovative Y-pole design to maximize interior space. The full mesh inner walls are good...and bad.

Oware Cattarp 1.1 Tarp REVIEW

Solo silnylon catenary ridgeline tarp at a nice weight, size, and price but it requires a lot of room to pitch.

Vaude Cross Ultralight 35 Backpack REVIEW

For those with short torsos, this is a lightweight and durable pack, with some clever design features.

GoLite Team Backpack REVIEW

Lightweight, frameless, water-hauling, 3300 ci backpack with lots of features - too many for non-adventure racers.

GoLite Galaxy Backpack REVIEW

Lightweight for the volume, plenty of weight-carrying capacity, and user-friendly features, although the water bottle pockets could be more easily accessible.

Vaude Rock Ultralight 25 Backpack REVIEW

Tough, tiny (1525 ci) frameless daypack or overnight pack for minimalists.

Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Pro Poncho Tarp REVIEW

Why use a silnylon poncho/tarp when spinnaker is lighter? The answer may surprise you.

Mountain Laurel Designs Spinntex Pro Poncho Tarp REVIEW

A poncho/tarp is a good choice for SuperUltraLight backpacking. With this one you get a good shelter, rainwear, and pack cover for only 7 ounces.

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25 Backpack REVIEW

A well-designed, low volume 4.4-ounce pack for dayhikes or SuperUltraLight overnights.

Fanatic Fringe Thompson Peak Backpack REVIEW

Improves on the classic (now discontinued) GoLite Breeze, and cuts the weight by a third.

Gossamer Gear G5 Hyperlight Backpack REVIEW

It’s made of spinnaker fabric and must be "handled with care," but the volume to weight ratio will knock your socks off!

GoLite Cumulus Jacket REVIEW

A comfortable and lofty 14-ounce jacket with some nice features, but missing ultralight appeal.

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