Gear Reviews

In depth performance reviews of lightweight backpacking gear.

M The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
in Reviews | by Roger Caffin | on April 15, 2014

M Top Ultralight Tent Review
in Reviews | by Sean McDevitt | on April 15, 2014

M Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review
in Reviews | by David Chenault | on April 08, 2014

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SpotLite Reviews

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

M Backpacking With A Thermometer
in SpotLite Reviews | by Rex Sanders | on October 29, 2013

M Backpacking With A Voice Recorder
in SpotLite Reviews | by Rex Sanders | on October 22, 2013

Backpacking Tights - Part 1
in SpotLite Reviews | by Damien Tougas | on August 13, 2013

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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 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

M Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
in State of the Market Reports | by Will Rietveld | on June 25, 2013

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Reader Gear Reviews

Gear reviews submitted by our readership.

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service Rated 5/5
by David Olsen | on April 15, 2014

Goosefeet gear Custom down parka Rated 4/5
by Tjaard Breeuwer | on April 14, 2014

None Ultra-light 318g UL outdoor inflatable Rated 1/5
by Andy Jarman | on April 10, 2014

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