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Enlightened Equipment Revelation APEX Quilt Review

This Enlightened Equipment Revelation Apex Quilt Review features one of the most customizable and lightest weight synthetic quilts ever made.

Lightweight Backpacking in the Winter: Gear and Techniques from the Arctic

Lightweight backpacking in the winter requires more intentionality with respect to gear selection and skill set, but with great rewards.

Exped DownMat UL 7 Review

Back injuries and poor sleep patterns lead the author to purchase an expensive mat: will it be worth it? A trial of the Exped DownMat UL 7.

Enlightened Equipment Booties Review

Community review / giveaway results for the Enlightened Equipment Apex-insulation-filled booties.

Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1

Tunnel tents are known for their robust frames and thriving in inclement weather. Does this tent from outdoor industry newcomer Nigor uphold to these standards?

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 26

In This Month's News: Woman Plans 5-Year Trek Across the Americas; Man and Woman Meet and Marry on the PCT; UL Sleeping Bag and Quilt Comparison Table; Ingredients for Planning an Expedition; Beginner Tenkara Tips; and much more!

Notes from the Field: Hidden Lakes, Montana

A quick overnight trip to a nearby lake chain offered opportunities for camaraderie with a friend and communion with nature.

How to Minimize Your Prep for Short Trips

Limiting the number of decisions, and keeping all your gear in one area are the major steps to simplifying your short backpacking trips.

Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra (Revisited)

An alpine ramble along part of the Roper High route of the High Sierras, leaves plenty of time for fishing and relaxation.

The Unconventional Sleep Systems Manifesto

A Comprehensive Primer and Market Analysis of Top Bags, Quilts, and Wearable Systems

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