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ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part I
Assembling Comparable Cooking Systems and Test Data

by Will Rietveld
White Gas, remote canister, top mount canister, integrated canister, alcohol, and fuel tab stove systems - when factoring in fuel carried, trip length, and conditions - which system is the lightest? Read More...
ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Members Only Lightweight Dry Sacks: Comparison Testing Results
by Carol Crooker
The lightest dry sacks from Granite Gear, Outdoor Research, Sea to Summit, Pacific Outdoor Equipment and Cascade Designs (SealLine) subjected to five tough tests - with lots of failures. Read More...
ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Members Only Water Weight Gain and Drying Characteristics of Lightweight Hiking Shoes after Submersion
by Carol Crooker
How fast do popular lightweight hiking shoes dry after a thorough soaking? Read More...
ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Members Only Drying Characteristics of Select Lightweight Down and Synthetic Insulated Tops
by Don Wilson
Loft recovery and water weight gain measurements of select down and synthetic tops after a thorough soaking. Read More...
ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Members Only Performance Comparison Testing of Lightweight Canister Stoves Fall 2005: Controlled Data Evaluating Key Variables of Temperature, Wind, and Windscreen Use for Four More Canister Stoves
by Will Rietveld
Backpacking Light stove testing follows strict scientific protocols to ensure testing conditions are controlled and repeatable, and that our results accurately reflect stove performance you can expect in the field. Read More...
ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Members Only Performance Comparison Testing of Lightweight Canister Stoves: Controlled Data Evaluating Key Variables of Temperature, Wind, and Windscreen Use
by Will Rietveld
Canister stove testing under real world conditions you expect in the field, not on the kitchen counter. Read More...
ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Members Only Night Time Condensation on Tarp and Tent Fabrics
by Mariah Walton
Preliminary field research on the nature of condensation and dew formation on different shelter fabrics. Read More...
ARTICLES Technology Research Reviews
Members Only LED Lighting Technology: A Comprehensive Primer to Understanding the Design Basis of Light Emitting Diode-Based Flashlights and Headlamps
by Rick Dreher
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ARTICLES Technology Test Reports
Frameless Backpacks: Engineering Analysis of the Load Carrying Performance of Selected Lightweight Packs
by Ryan Jordan, Ph.D.
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ARTICLES Technology Features
Members Only Quantitative Analysis of Backpack Suspension Performance
by Ryan N. Jordan, Ph.D.
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ARTICLES Technology Science, Theory & Math
Members Only Catenary Curvature as an Element of Ultralight Tarp Design
by Ryan Jordan and Alan Dixon
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