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Functional Designs Sweetie Pie Summer Bag Doubler
by the Product Review Staff
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Functional Design Sweetie Pie Bag Expander Review
by Marty Coatney
The Functional Design Sweetie Pie Bag Expander is a versatile, zip-in, sleeping bag expander that can be used singly for individuals that enjoy more space, or together with another expander as a sleeping bag doubler. Two expanders can also be zipped together to form a child-sized bag allowing for an adventurous toddler to have his own space. Read More...
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Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld Color Mapping GPS - REVIEW
by Alan Dixon and Steve Nelson
Garmin's latest mapping GPS has a large, high-resolution display, streamlined controls (including the new "Rock 'n Roller" input wheel), and topographic maps for the entire United States at 1:100K scale. In many ways, it represents an advance in handheld GPS for the general consumer...but it appears to have missed the mark for lightweight backpacking. Read More...
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Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
by Alan Dixon
With the addition of a new ‘H’ high sensitivity receiver, the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS sets a new benchmark for GPS performance in difficult reception areas Read More...
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Garmin Foretrex 101 GPS REVIEW
by Blake Morstad
Comprehensive review of the Garmin Foretex 101 GPS Review. Read More...
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Garmin Geko 201/301 GPS REVIEW
by Alan Dixon
Comprehensive review of the Garmin Geko 201 and Garmin Geko 301 ultralight GPS units. Read More...
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Garmin Oregon 550t Handheld Color Mapping GPS Review
by Alan Dixon
Garmin trumpets the addition of a camera to this gadget, but are the improvement they DON'T mention even more impressive? Read More...
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Gerber Sports Saw
by the Product Review Staff
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GoLite Belay Parka REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
Product performance review of the GoLite Belay Parka, a lightweight synthetic insulated backpacking jacket. Read More...
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Golite Buzz Jacket REVIEW
by Don Wilson
Lightweight synthetic high loft insulating jacket. Read More...
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GoLite Cumulus Jacket REVIEW
by Don Wilson
A comfortable and lofty 14-ounce jacket with some nice features, but missing ultralight appeal. Read More...
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GoLite Dawn Backpack REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
The GoLite Dawn provides a compact, stable carry for small dense loads. Although billed as a day pack, the accomplished ultralight backpacker will find plenty of room for several nights on the trail. At less than a pound, the GoLite Dawn is a very attractive option for ultralight hiking with small volume loads. Read More...
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GoLite Demaree Canyon Jacket and Anorak Review
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl
Attractive fully-featured multi-purpose insulated down garments, but are they warm enough for our backpacking needs? Read More...
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GoLite Den 2 Tent REVIEW
by Stuart Bilby
Single wall two hoop design provides exceptional headroom and interior space, and a full panel door offers terrific views and good ventilation. Read More...
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GoLite Feather-Lite Sleeping Bag REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
We found a “sleeper” - the Feather-Lite has 1.5 inches more loft than specified. Read More...
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GoLite Flash Sleeping Bag REVIEW
by the Product Review Staff
The Polarguard 3D-filled GoLite Flash Sleeping Bag takes a modular approach to sleep systems, with a removable top that can be used to adjust the temperature range of the bag: when it's warm, simply zip it off and leave it home. Read More...
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GoLite Footwear Competition and Fire Reviews
by Darin Banner
GoLite Footwear has developed a unique underfoot suspension system that largely accomplishes their intentions. The shoes are comfortable, but there are durability concerns for the soles. Read More...
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GoLite Galaxy Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Lightweight for the volume, plenty of weight-carrying capacity, and user-friendly features, although the water bottle pockets could be more easily accessible. Read More...
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GoLite Hex 3 Shelter REVIEW
by the Product Review Staff
The GoLite Hex 3 Shelter is a winter traveler's dream: a floorless shelter that provides bombproof wind and storm protection. For 3-season use, the Hex 3 is a roomy refuge from fringe season storms. Read More...
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GoLite Hooded Inferno Jacket Review
by Will Rietveld
Great value on a super-warm, lightweight, 800 fill down parka. Read More...
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GoLite Infinity Backpack REVIEW
by Alan Dixon
The 50 liter GoLite Infinity provides stable load carrying with an innovative internal frame and enough options to sufficiently organize your gear, for less than three pounds. Read More...
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GoLite, Integral Designs, and Wild Things High Loft Synthetic Insulating Jackets (Comparison Review)
by the Product Review Staff
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GoLite Jam Backpack REVIEW
by Alan Dixon
The GoLite Jam Backpack is a frameless pack that carries well. A smaller cousin to the GoLite Gust, the Jam offers a few more features and better load stability for smaller load volumes. Read More...
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GoLite Jam2 Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
GoLite makes some significant improvements on an old favorite – without increasing the weight! Read More...
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GoLite Lair 1 Shelter REVIEW
by the Product Review Staff
The GoLite Lair 1 Shelter offers more weather protection than a tarp without a dramatic weight penalty. At less than 12 oz, the Lair 1 is ideally suited for solo travel in areas where ventilation is important but the chance for rain is very real. Read More...
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GoLite Malpais Trinity 3-Layer Liteshell Jacket Review
by Brad Groves
On paper, the Malpais has everything a gear junkie could possibly want, but does real-world experience with the jacket remind us of the disparity between some online dating profiles and the actual person? Read More...
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GoLite Multi-Sport Backpack REVIEW
by Alan Dixon
If you can fit your gear into 30 liters, for 1 pound 5 ounces you get a bomber pack with almost every conceivable feature (except a frame). Read More...
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GoLite Peak Backpack Review
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl
The frameless 36 L Peak backpack has been redesigned: we take an in-depth look, with commentary on the revised Jam and Pinnacle packs. Read More...
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GoLite Phantom Rain Jacket REVIEW
by the Product Review Staff
The GoLite Phantom Rain Jacket weighs less than 12 oz yet provides full weather protection and good breathability with Gore-Tex Pac-Lite III fabric. This is a full-featured shell providing parka-length coverage, pit zips, and generous pocket space. Read More...
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Golite Pinnacle Backpack REVIEW
by Doug and Amy Johnson
The Golite Pinnacle is a replacement for the popular Gust pack and is the larger version of the popular Golite Jam2 backpack. It offers many upgrades over the Gust, but how do they affect the pack’s performance? Read More...
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GoLite Quest and GoLite Odyssey Packs
by Roger Caffin
Mini-review for the 2010 State of the Market Report on Internal Frame Backpacks. Read More...
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GoLite Quest Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Right on target for the lightweight backpacker: 70-liter, 3-pound internal frame pack with the right load-carrying capacity and feature set. Read More...
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GoLite Reed Rain Pants REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
The lightest waterproof/breathable rain pants available: nearly perfect, with one glaring problem - that we show you how to address "easily enough" without adding a lot of weight. Read More...
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GoLite Rodeo Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Lightweight and versatile snow sports pack with nice features, but falls short in some areas. Read More...
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GoLite Team Backpack REVIEW
by Marty Coatney
Lightweight, frameless, water-hauling, 3300 ci backpack with lots of features - too many for non-adventure racers. Read More...
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GoLite Trig 2 Shelter REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
The GoLite Trig 2 Shelter is a single wall pup tent on steroids - it offers more ventilation options and a two-trekking pole pitch. Read More...
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GoLite Tumalo Storm Jacket & Pants Review
by Ray Estrella
The Tumalo line is GoLite's most affordable WPB rain gear, yet only gives up a little weight on their top-of-the-line offerings. How does it perform? Read More...
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GoLite Ultra-Lite Poncho/Tarp REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Just because Skurka and Coup chose this raingear/shelter for their record-setting thru-hikes, that doesn't mean it will work for you. Here's the scoop on a tough poncho that makes a great shelter but suffers a little in raingear mode. Read More...
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GoLite Ultra Quilt Review
by Steve Nelson
High-quality, 800-fill down quilt with Pertex Endurance “Arid Zone” patches at head and foot is a solid value. Read More...
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GoLite Vapor Ultra-Lite Local Barrier Vest
by the Product Review Staff
The GoLite Vapor Vest capitalizes on vapor barrier principles to keep your insulation dry while wearing a backpack and hiking (or skiing, or climbing) in very cold conditions. Read More...
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GoLite Vision Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
A panel loading internal frame pack with a small volume and very low profile that offers comfort with excellent organizational features. Read More...
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GoLite VO24 Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Lightweight 1600 cubic inch multi-purpose frameless day pack. Score another winner for GoLite! Read More...
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GoPro Wide Helmet Cam Review
by Ryan Jordan
Practical application review on using the helmet cam in the backcountry... essentially, how does it do? Read More...
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Gossamer Gear G5 Hyperlight Backpack REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
It’s made of spinnaker fabric and must be "handled with care," but the volume to weight ratio will knock your socks off! Read More...
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
by Will Rietveld
Lower volume ultralight backpack with removable stays and other components - so you can set up the pack for individual trips and personal preferences to your heart's content. Read More...
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek ‘06 Trekking Pole REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
The lightest poles on the market, now with stiffer shafts and more contoured grips. Are the shafts stiff and durable enough for serious trail usage? Read More...
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3 Trekking Pole Review
by Doug Johnson
With all-new, tapered and oversized carbon fiber shafts, the Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3 is significantly stiffer than previous models. As reigning “lightest trekking pole” champ, how does this affect the pole’s overall weight? Read More...
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Trekking Pole Review
by Doug Johnson
What happens when you take the highly rated fixed length Lightrek 3 poles and add adjustability and optional straps? Are extra weight, flexibility, durability, and slipping concerns, or does Gossamer Gear nail it with the Lightrek 4 poles? Read More...
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek Trekking Poles REVIEW
by Doug and Amy Johnson
Product performance review of the Gossamer Gear Lightrek Trekking Poles, lightweight poles for backpacking. Read More...
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack Review
by Jay Ham
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