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Members Only 2004 Raingear Review and Gear Guide Overview
by Alan Dixon
Gateway page to BackpackingLight.com's 2004 rainwear reviews and rainwear gear guide. Read More...
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2006 Osprey Aether 60 Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
What a conundrum! The upgraded pack has some great improvements, and is now an outstanding value, but (darn it) it's also heavier. Read More...
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2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
by Ken Knight
These three section carbon fiber trekking poles are sturdy and stiff and are light in your hands AND on your budget. Read More...
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2007 Black Diamond Enduro CF Trekking Pole REVIEW
by Matt Eckhart
These poles use a mix of aluminum and carbon shafts with unique FlickLock adjustments and are solid performers for four season use. Read More...
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2007 Deuter KangaKid Child Carrier REVIEW
by Marty Coatney
A lightweight internal frame child carrier that compacts for use as a day pack. Read More...
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2007 Hennessy Hyperlight Backpacker A-Sym Hammock REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
The Hennessy Hyperlight Backpacker A-Sym hammock is a refined backpacking hammock that incorporates full rain and bug protection, and has a convenient entry/exit system. Read More...
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2007 Jacks 'R' Better “Down to Earth” Pad Converter REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
The Jacks ‘R’ Better Down to Earth Pad Converter converts any JRB quilt, including the No Sniveller, into a top bag system. Read More...
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2007 Jacks ‘R’ Better Nest Down Under Quilt REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
A lightweight down hammock under-quilt designed for a Hennessy hammock that still allows for easy bottom entry. It can also be used as a top quilt or as a top bag. Read More...
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2007 Jacks ‘R’ Better Old Rag Mtn Down Quilt REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
A cold weather quilt that can be used in a cold weather hammock system, as a quilt for ground sleeping, or as a winter overbag. Read More...
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2007 Montane eVENT Quick-Fire Jacket REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
The Montane eVENT Quick-Fire Jacket offers great features such as a full coverage hood, drop tail, excellent sizing, dual vent pockets, and super-breathable eVENT fabric, all at a lightweight 11.9 ounces (size large). Read More...
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2007 Rab Summit Extreme Tent REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
Based on the previous Outdoor Designs tent, the Rab Summit Extreme is a rare eVENT tent that provides the ultimate in single wall breathability. It is built to handle the most extreme alpine environments and has few peers in its extreme mountaineering niche. Read More...
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2007 Sherpani Rumba Superlight Child Carrier REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
Ultralight by child carrier standards, the Sherpani Rumba Superlight child carrier offers advanced features and a comfortable ride. Read More...
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2008 LuxuryLite Big Survival Stik Walking Staff REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
This is a modern version of the traditional hardwood walking staff. Made of carbon fiber, it is much stronger and more robust than even the stiffest of trekking poles. It has an adjustable hand strap, breaks down into sections, and can even be converted into a “trail defense system". Read More...
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Aarn Bodypacks Featherlite Freedom Internal Frame Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Big loads carry well and redefine what it means to control your center of gravity. Read More...
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Aarn Liquid Agility Backpack REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
Dynamic suspension and a unique redistribution of weight breaks the industry mold in backpack suspension design. Read More...
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A Custom Backpack – Designed by You
by Will Rietveld
I worked with R2 Packs to design and build my dream pack, and report on my experience. Read More...
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Adapt Gear Bison Trekking Pole REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
This fixed-length carbon fiber trekking pole is not as elegant or lightweight as our top choice Gossamer Gear Lightrek pole, but it’s a strong performer and is the value champ at only $72/pair. Read More...
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Advanced Mountain Products Alumilite Stove Set Alcohol Stove REVIEW
by Jay Ham
Product performance review of the Advanced Mountain Products Alumilite Stove Set Alcohol Stove, a lightweight alcohol stove for backpacking. Read More...
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Adventure Medical Kits Mylar Emergency Sleeping Bag
by the Product Review Staff
Adventure Medical Kits Mylar Emergency Sleeping Bag Read More...
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Adventure Medical Kits Thermo-Lite Bivy Sack
by the Product Review Staff
Adventure Medical Kits Thermo-Lite Bivy Sack Read More...
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Alpacka Stowaway Dry Suit Review
by Ryan Jordan
A 22-ounce waterproof dry suit designed for packrafters with an eye towards saving weight and bulk on longer expeditions. Read More...
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Alpacka Ultralight Paddle Review
by Ryan Jordan
A packrafting paddle is not a particularly special thing. It’s simply a kayak paddle, capable of being broken down into two or four pieces for easy stowage while inside or attached to a pack. Read More...
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Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Pole REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
Stiff, lightweight, and reasonably priced, the Alpkit Carbonlite poles are the carbon trekking pole value leaders. How did they stand up to months of abuse? Read More...
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Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
by David Chenault
For fast, easy over-snow travel, combine the traits of a snowshoe and those of a ski. A short, fat ski would keep the maneuverability, packability and hopefully light weight of a snowshoe as well as the glide and easy trail breaking of a ski. How well does this theory play out in reality? Read More...
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Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
by Ryan Jordan
The quest for the perfect lightweight backpacking shoe continues. Don't hold your breath. While these shoes are great for most hikes they are less than ideal for seriously demanding trips. Read More...
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Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
by Luke Schmidt
Are You an Ultimate Hiker? Andy Skurka’s approach to backpacking. Read More...
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AntiGravityGear Mama’s Kitchen Deluxe Set Alcohol Stove REVIEW
by Jay Ham
Product performance review of the AntiGravityGear Mama’s Kitchen Deluxe Set Alcohol Stove, a lightweight alcohol stove for backpacking. Read More...
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AntiGravityGear O2 Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
This new single wall tent provides convenience and ventilation, plus loads of room for one person and gear and can accommodate two people when needed. Read More...
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AntiGravityGear Pot Cozy REVIEW
by Jay Ham
Product performance review of AntiGravityGear Pot Cozy including comparison data on how long contents stay warm in a pot with and without a Cozy in freezing and room temperature conditions. Read More...
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AntiGravityGear TarpTent REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
With over 38 square feet of floor area, this single person tent has the highest area to weight ratio in its class (single wall shelter with floor), but it has a few flaws. Read More...
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Arc'Teryx Alpha Comp
by the Product Review Staff
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Arc’Teryx Fission Belay Parka REVIEW
by Don Wilson
Product performance review of the Arc'Teryx Fission Belay Parka, a lightweight synthetic insulated backpacking jacket with a Gore Dryloft shell. Read More...
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Arc'Teryx Sirrus SL Jacket REVIEW
by the Product Review Staff
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Atlas 10 Series All Mountain Snowshoe REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Not the lightest snowshoes we tested, but wonderful performers. Read More...
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Atlas BC24 Snowshoe REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
This showshoe lets you climb like a mountain goat, but needs more flotation and some weight reduction. Read More...
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Members Only AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
by Ryan Jordan
Combining the best of both worlds, AT Nordic ski systems give you comfort, stability, and lightweight as you explore the backcountry. Read More...
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Members Only Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
by David Chenault
Backpackable wood stoves will add weight to your pack, but they have many benefits, such as, peace of mind, warmth, and the ability to dry wet gear. Read More...
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Members Only Backpacking Tights - Part 2
by Damien Tougas
Take a more in depth look at the tights best suited for the backcountry. Read More...
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Balloonbed Inflatable Sleeping Pad REVIEW
by Mike Martin
Amazingly light and compact sleeping pad. Just be prepared for giggles from your friends. Read More...
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Bask Light 69 Pack Review
by Roger Caffin
This lightweight mountaineering pack from Russia provides large volume, simplicity, and durability. Read More...
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BearVault BV100 Food Canister REVIEW
by the Product Review Staff
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Berghaus Mount Asgard Smock Review
by Danny Milks
The Mount Asgard Smock is a minimalist mountaineering shell meant to withstand hard use and bad weather. If Superman needed a jacket, would this be the one? Read More...
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Berghaus Octans 40 Backpack Review
by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen
An adventure racing pack with innovative design elements, how does it perform as an ultralight backpack? Read More...
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Beyond Backpacking, by Ray Jardine (Book Review)
by Rick Dreher
Book Review: Beyond Backpacking Read More...
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Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad Review
by Will Rietveld, with input from Carol Crooker
Finally - a really lightweight, thick, comfy inflatable sleeping pad. Used properly, it's a cushy alternative to a thin torso length pad. Read More...
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Big Agnes Cyclone SL Chair Kit Review
by Carol Crooker, with input from Will Rietveld
Camp chair aficionados rejoice - the ten ounce barrier has been convincingly broken by Big Agnes with their six ounce Cyclone SL chair kit. Read More...
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Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent Review
by Brad Groves
At 5 ounces less than its predecessor, is the new Fly Creek worth the extra price? Read More...
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
Big Agnes raises the bar for two-person double-wall tents by creating their lightest offering ever. In fact, it is the lightest tent in this category from any manufacturer. Will it Fly high, or leave us up a Creek? Read More...
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Big Agnes Horse Thief
by the Product Review Staff
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Big Agnes Lost Dog 50 Sleeping Bag REVIEW
by Stuart Bilby
Generously sized summer synthetic top bag that is on the heavy side of lightweight. Read More...

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