Gear Reviews

In depth performance reviews of lightweight backpacking gear.

M Exped Lightning 60 Review
in Reviews | by Luke Schmidt | on May 13, 2014

M Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
in Reviews | by Ryan Jordan | on May 06, 2014

Freestanding Double Wall Tents - A Cursory Review of 1P/2P Offerings from Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, and Nemo
in Reviews | by Sean McDevitt | on April 15, 2014

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SpotLite Reviews

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

Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
in SpotLite Reviews | by Ryan Jordan | on July 15, 2014

Deejo UL Knives
in SpotLite Reviews | by Roger Caffin | on May 27, 2014

Jiva Coffee Cubes
in SpotLite Reviews | by Roger Caffin | on May 13, 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.

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

Tenkara for Backpackers: State of the Market Report - Part 1
in State of the Market Reports | by Chris Stewart | on August 13, 2013

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Reader Gear Reviews

Gear reviews submitted by our readership.

3M Ultrathon Sponge-Top Insect Repellent - 34 Percent DEET Rated 5/5
by Gene C | on July 25, 2014

Axonn,LLC Spot Satellite Messenger Rated 3/5
by Allen Currano | on July 20, 2014

MSR SiltStopper Prefilter Rated 5/5
by Bob Shaver | on July 16, 2014

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