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Gear Reviews

In depth performance reviews of lightweight backpacking gear.

M Little Red Wagon GEO: Craft Coffee for Backpackers (Review)
in Reviews | by Ryan Jordan | on July 21, 2015

M Sunrei Headlamp Spotlite Review
in Reviews | by Roger Caffin | on May 19, 2015

Flash Reviews No. 6
in Reviews | by Jonathan Davis | on May 05, 2015

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SpotLite Reviews

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

Flash Reviews No. 5
in SpotLite Reviews | by Ryan Jordan and Jonathan Davis | on April 22, 2015

M New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
in SpotLite Reviews | by Roger Caffin | on March 18, 2015

M The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
in SpotLite Reviews | by Roger Caffin and John Linn | on February 24, 2015

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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.

Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Rated 2/5
by avisito s | on July 29, 2015

MSR XGK EX Rated 4/5
by r m | on July 11, 2015

Hilleberg Jannu Rated 5/5
by r m | on July 11, 2015

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