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Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 14

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By Jonathan Davis and Eric Vann on April 15, 2015
News this week: The U.S. Senate votes yes on SA 838, Eric Barone becomes the fastest man on a mountain bike, YouTube opens 360 video uploading, an off-trail route in King's Canyon, Exped Lightning Review, and much more!

Gear » Reviews

M ISPO 2015: Part 3

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By Matthew Pullan on April 15, 2015
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

Gear » Reviews

Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack

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By BackpackingLight.com Staff on April 07, 2015
Guide's Gear features products used by BPL's WTS guides that have withstood the test of time by demonstrating exceptional performance, durability, weight, and value. Guide's Gear No. 1 goes to the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack for offering more features than any other two pound pack on the market.

Techniques » Make Your Own Gear

M MYOG: Hanging Stove System

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By Darin Banner on April 07, 2015
In the winter, depending on snow conditions a fully-enclosed shelter can be preferred in which case a hanging stove system will still allow you to cook from the comfort of your shelter.

Gear » Reviews

M Iridium GO! First Look

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By Alan Dixon on April 01, 2015
The Iridium GO! gives you access to technology even in remote locations by creating a backcountry WiFi hotspot for multiple smartphones.

Trends » Media Reviews

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 13

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By Eric Vann on April 01, 2015
News this week: Expedition Brings Sight to the Blind in Nepal, Skiing in the Cascades, Gear needed to Hike PCT in the Winter, 83-Year-Old who Runs a Ski Resort, and much more!

Gear » Reviews

ISPO 2015: Part 2

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By Matthew Pullan on March 24, 2015
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

Places » Trip Reports

M Lake Superior Coastal Trail Adventure

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By Leanne Hennessy on March 24, 2015
The Superior Coastal trail offers stunning views of Lake Superior that for this duo of hikers symbolized a shared spiritual transformation that cannot be erased.

Trends » Media Reviews

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 12

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By Eric Vann on March 18, 2015
News this week: Steger's Solo Winter Traverse through the Boundary Waters, the 235-mile Trans-Adirondack Route, ISPO 2015, and more!

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

M New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review

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By Roger Caffin on March 18, 2015
Very similar to the first version, these lightweight shoes perform well for trail running or hiking.

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