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Drying Characteristics of Select Lightweight Down and Synthetic Insulated Tops

Loft recovery and water weight gain measurements of select down and synthetic tops after a thorough soaking.

Performance Comparison Testing of Lightweight Canister Stoves Fall 2005: Controlled Data Evaluating Key Variables of Temperature, Wind, and Windscreen Use for Four More Canister Stoves

Backpacking Light stove testing follows strict scientific protocols to ensure testing conditions are controlled and repeatable, and that our results accurately reflect stove performance you can expect in the field.

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.

Night Time Condensation on Tarp and Tent Fabrics

Preliminary field research on the nature of condensation and dew formation on different shelter fabrics.

The Weird Science of Night Vision: Lighting Considerations for Lightweight Backpacking
Be sure to check our Gear Guide to LED Headlamps. Turn night into day (use bright light), or preserve night vision (use low light)? Because of the eye’s physiology, it...
Frameless Backpacks: Engineering Analysis of the Load Carrying Performance of Selected Lightweight Packs
Introduction The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the load carrying performance of several frameless packs available to the ultralight backpacking community. Frameless backpacks tested in this...
Quantitative Analysis of Backpack Suspension Performance
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High Exertion Moisture Accumulation in Rain and Wind Shells

High Exertion Moisture Accumulation in Rain and Wind Shells

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

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

The Petersen Test Methods for Evaluating Shell Clothing Performance

The Petersen Test Methods for Evaluating Shell Clothing Performance

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