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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.

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

M Candle Stoves
in SpotLite Reviews | by Russell Lawson (with minor assistance from Roger Caffin) | on February 24, 2015

M BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
in SpotLite Reviews | by Roger Caffin | on February 18, 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.

Western Mountaineering The Company Rated 5/5
by taetum shelyn | on February 28, 2015

Marmot Precip Pants Rated 3/5
by taetum shelyn | on February 28, 2015

Hermits Hut Rated 5/5
by taetum shelyn | on February 28, 2015

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