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Gear Reviews

In depth performance reviews of lightweight backpacking gear.

M Rab Vapour-rise Lite Alpine Jacket review
in Reviews | by Dave Chenault (photos by Meredith Chenault) | on December 24, 2014

M Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review
in Reviews | by Will Rietveld | on December 09, 2014

Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
in Reviews | by Ryan Jordan | on November 28, 2014

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SpotLite Reviews

Brief snapshots of new gear, gear category summaries, and interesting products.

Flash Reviews No. 2: Deuce of Spades, Helinox Ground Chair, and Vargo vs. MSR Pot Lifters
in SpotLite Reviews | by Ryan Jordan | on October 14, 2014

Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
in SpotLite Reviews | by Ryan Jordan | on September 17, 2014

Review of Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes by John Vonhof
in SpotLite Reviews | by Darin Banner | on September 16, 2014

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State of the Market Reports

In-depth reports of major gear categories, includes the synthesis of current technology, individual products, product testing, and comparison results.

Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
in State of the Market Reports | by Ryan Jordan | on October 01, 2014

M Gear Guide: Packrafts
in State of the Market Reports | by Ryan Jordan | on July 22, 2014

M Tenkara for Backpackers: State of the Market Report - Part 2
in State of the Market Reports | by Chris Stewart | on August 20, 2013

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Reader Gear Reviews

Gear reviews submitted by our readership.

Archtek Toothpaste Tablets Rated 5/5
by Mark Cashmere | on January 26, 2015

Big Agnes Rated 5/5
by Jonathan Ballinger | on January 23, 2015

GoLite Selkirk Jacket Rated 5/5
by Pointless Traveler.com | on January 18, 2015

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