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Big Agnes Horse Thief

Big Agnes Horse Thief

Lightweight Snowshoes: Two Models from MSR and Northern Lights are Cream of the Crop
Overview Snowshoes are essential for traveling in the mountains in most of the winter and spring months. In some places of the western U.S. (e.g., the Cascade volcanoes and Northern...
GoLite, Integral Designs, and Wild Things High Loft Synthetic Insulating Jackets (Comparison Review)
Overview High-loft insulating garments have a higher warmth-to-weight ratio than any other type of clothing. So, they are perfect complements to a lightweight backpacking clothing system when temperatures plummet. This...
A Homemade Gear Sled (Pulk) for Backcountry Winter Travel
Introduction Winter backpacking is an entirely different experience from backpacking at any other time of the year. In the winter our needs for food, water, and warmth require significant changes...
High Exertion Moisture Accumulation in Rain and Wind Shells

High Exertion Moisture Accumulation in Rain and Wind Shells

Western Mountaineering, Feathered Friends, Nunatak, and PhD Lightweight Down Jackets (Comparison Review)
Introduction A lightweight down jacket is a wonderful thing. A down jacket can have up to three to five times more loft than its synthetic counterpart (e.g. a Patagonia Puffball,...
The Science of Breathability and Its Impact on Raingear Selection and Use

The Science of Breathability and Its Impact on Raingear Selection and Use

Book Review: The Ultralight Backpacker

Book Review: The Ultralight Backpacker

Face-Off: First Aid and Emergency Gear

Face-Off: First Aid and Emergency Gear

The Petersen Test Methods for Evaluating Shell Clothing Performance

The Petersen Test Methods for Evaluating Shell Clothing Performance

Hike ‘N Light Alcohol Stove

Hike 'N Light Alcohol Stove

RBH Designs Vapor Barrier Hand & Footwear

RBH Designs Vapor Barrier Hand & Footwear

Elite Top Bag by Rab Carrington

Elite Top Bag by Rab Carrington

Lightweight First Aid Kits for Hiking

Lightweight First Aid Kits for Hiking

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