MSR PocketRocket Canister Stove REVIEW

Product Performance Review of the MSR Pocket Rocket lightweight canister stove for backpacking.

Coleman Exponent F1 PowerBoost Canister Stove REVIEW

Product performance review of the Coleman Powerboost canister stove - one of the hottest burning small stoves on the market.

Performance Comparison Testing of Lightweight Canister Stoves: Controlled Data Evaluating Key Variables of Temperature, Wind, and Windscreen Use

Canister stove testing under real world conditions you expect in the field, not on the kitchen counter.

Liquid Fuel Stoves Head to Head: MSR SimmerLite vs. Coleman Xtreme

Performance comparison of two lightweight liquid fuel backpacking stoves.

Wild Things Belay Jacket REVIEW

Product performance review of the Wild Things Belay Jacket, a synthetic insulated backpacking jacket with Epic shell.

2004 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

Staff Favorites - Our gear picks from the 2004 hiking and backpacking season.

High Gear Trail Audio 512
Are you someone who needs some Bach or Black Sabbath to round out that perfect wilderness experience? High Gear has just what you need! The Trail Audio 512 is a...
Western Mountaineering Pod 30 Sleeping Bag REVIEW

Review of one of the most coveted "top" bags from premium U.S. manufacturer Western Mountaineering.

Garmin Foretrex 101 GPS REVIEW

Comprehensive review of the Garmin Foretex 101 GPS Review.

Garmin Geko 201/301 GPS REVIEW

Comprehensive review of the Garmin Geko 201 and Garmin Geko 301 ultralight GPS units.

MEC Northern Lite Pullover and Vest REVIEW
Overview Ice Age Trail: Alan wearing the Northern Lite vest on a crisp morning. The elastic arm openings help seal in warmth. In our opinion, the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)...
Integral Designs Logan Vest REVIEW

High loft insulating vest - warm enough for winter use.

Moonstone Cirrus Ultralight Jacket REVIEW
Overview Jay wearing the Moonstone Cirrus Ultralight Jacket on the Continental Divide Trail in the Southern San Juan Wilderness, Colorado. The 12.7-ounce (360 gram) Moonstone Cirrus jacket uses a 15...
Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover REVIEW

Lightweight Polarguard Delta-insulated pullover.

Montane Solo Jacket REVIEW

Insulated jacket with integrated shell hood - lots of features to boot.

Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Inner Vest REVIEW

Synthetic, no-frills, ultralight insulating vest.

Golite Buzz Jacket REVIEW

Lightweight synthetic high loft insulating jacket.

Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket REVIEW
Overview Don in his Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket on a climbing trip along the Mogollon Rim, Arizona The Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket is dedicated to no frills lightweight performance. At...
Camelbak Kronos Backpack REVIEW
Overview Photo 1: Camelbak Kronos The Camelbak Kronos is designed as a hybrid between traditional and ultralight packs. The Kronos features a ventilating Exo-Air™ Soft Frame and a 3-liter hydration...
Backpacking Food List: Protein-Powered Food for Sustained Energy

Looking to boost energy while keeping the weight down? Try this protein-powered food list for backpacking.

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