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Danner Agitator 230 XCR Trail Shoe SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
This low-cut trail shoe performs like a boot – really tough, supportive, and stable. Read More...
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TechSpun Environmental Sock System SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl
TechSpun makes some strong claims for these socks; is it hype, or do they really work? We tested them in summer and winter to find out. Read More...
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Outdoor Research Flex-Tex Gaiters SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl
Lightweight, durable, breathable, water-resistant, and stretch to fit a variety of footwear – but we had a couple of problems with the snaps and sizing. Read More...
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Headsweats Race Hat SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Way cool hiking hat that really manages the moisture and stays put, but snags fairly easily. Read More...
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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks (Production) SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
The lightest dry sacks, but also the leakiest (compared to lightweight dry sacks from four other companies) when subjected to harsh conditions. Read More...
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Cascade Designs SealLine Storm Sack Dry Sack SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Top performing lightweight dry sack with roll top closure and taped seams. Read More...
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Granite Gear Drysack SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Fairly lightweight dry sack with roll top closure and taped seams. Read More...
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Outdoor Research HydroLite Dry Sack SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
The lightest dry sack available - almost. Read More...
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Pacific Outdoor Equipment WXtex Pneumo Lightweight Dry Sack SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Lightweight dry sack with a twist - purge/inflate valve and welded seams. Read More...
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GoLite DriMove Long Sleeve Top SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Lightweight, good fit, very comfortable, really wicks moisture away, but snags easily. Read More...
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Jetboil Group Cooking Sytem SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Roger Caffin
The second generation Jetboil stove system - efficient, but speed of heating can vary wildly. Read More...
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Inov-8 F-Lite 300 Shoes SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Very lightweight (300 g, 10.5 oz US men's 9). Are they lightweight backpacking capable? Read More...
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Headsweats Protech Hat SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Mike Martin
Headsweats offers an alternative to a conventional wide-brimmed sun hat. Read More...
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GSI Hard Anodised Extreme Cookpot SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Roger Caffin
Light Teflon-lined aluminium cookpot for two people. Read More...
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GSI Bugaboo Cookpot SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Roger Caffin
Light Teflon-lined aluminium cookpot for two people that is lighter and cheaper than the GSI Hard Anodised Extreme set. Read More...
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Jacks 'R' Better Biker Quilt SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Down quilt that surrounds a top-entry hammock. Read More...
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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld and Aubrin Heinrichs
Compared to a poncho/tarp, is it possibly a better poncho AND a better shelter? Read More...
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Fanatic Fringe PG Delta 30 Quilt SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Mike Martin
Looking for an ultralight quilt, but don't trust down insulation? With a few compromises, this may be your solution. Read More...
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Feathered Friends Rock Wren Sleeping Bag SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
A wearable down sleeping bag designed to replace, and thus serve as, your insulated clothing. Read More...
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GoLite Hut 1 SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Mike Martin
Roomy, bombproof floorless shelter for one. Read More...
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Feathered Friends Vireo Sleeping Bag SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
A hoodless, ultralight down sleeping bag designed for integration with an insulating jacket. Read More...
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The North Face DIAD Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
Well under 9 ounces, including pit zips - but those pit zips are pretty small Read More...
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Patagonia Base Layers SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
Patagonia revamps its Base Layers for Fall 2006 Read More...
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Photon Freedom LED Micro-Light SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld and Rick Dreher
This miniscule wonder has most of the functionality of a regular headlamp, at a fraction of the weight. Read More...
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Big Sky Evolution 1P EX Tent SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
Lightweight, solo, double wall tent, with two vestibules. Read More...
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Snot Spot Nose Wipes SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Got snot? Slip a Snot Spot over your glove or mitten. Read More...
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Mountain Laurel Designs Devotion 40 Sleeping Bag SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Is an 11-ounce, 40-degree bag possible? Nunatak thinks so, and now so does Mountain Laurel Designs. Read More...
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MontBell U.L. Thermawrap Parka SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
A synthetic-fill parka with full front zip, handwarmer pockets, and hood. Read More...
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Timberland Delerion Pro Shoes SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Ryan Jordan
A trail running shoe with minimal water absorption, excellent flexibility, integrated gaiter, and an effective tread pattern. Read More...
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Integral Designs Pertex Wind Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
A 4.5 ounce jacket with quality components. Read More...
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GoLite Virga Rain Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
6 ounces! 80 bucks! Read More...
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Sierra Designs Isotope Rain Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Alan Dixon
Full featured rain jacket that is under 6 ounces. Read More...
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Helly Hansen Mars/Venus Windshirt SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
The lightest windshirt? Read More...
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GSI Lexan Cutlery SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Roger Caffin
Light, cheap, Lexan eating utensils. Read More...
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Montbell UL Wind Jacket SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
2.6 ounces, full zipper, does it hold up with use? Read More...
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Six Moon Designs Essence Backpack SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
This 3,200 cubic inch, 13-ounce ultralight pack has loads of innovation and hits a sweet spot for one to three night ultralight backpacking trips. Read More...
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Patagonia Houdini Full Zip Windshirt SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
3.8 ounces, good features, soft and comfortable fabric - how does it work in the field? Read More...
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Jacks 'R' Better JRB Down Hood SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Simple hood that mates with the No Sniveller quilt. Read More...
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Jacks 'R' Better JRB Down Sleeves SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Carol Crooker
Sleeves that can be worn under the No Sniveller wearable quilt or with a vest. Read More...
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AntiGravityGear Universal Alcohol Stove Accessory Pack SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Marty Coatney
The primer pan is the darling of this set. Read More...
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Mini Bull Designs Sketti Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Roger Caffin
Robust and powerful alcohol stove that doesn't require a pot stand. Read More...
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Mountainsmith Fusion 35 Backpack SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Jay Ham
You won't see this one in stores, or on the Mountainsmith website yet. We take a first look at a super comfortable and well designed alpine/snow sport backpack; a precursor to our full review. Read More...
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Crescent Moon Booties SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Jay Ham
This snowshoeing accessory adds warmth and water resistance to any shoe, without adding much weight. Will their one-size offering fit your shoes? Read More...
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Feathered Friends Hyperion Jacket (Epic Shell) SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Loren Lee and Don Wilson
Weather resistant Epic shell, good loft, great price - but heavier than the lightest down jackets of similar loft. Read More...
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Nunatak SkahaPlus SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
Lofty, 9.6 ounce hooded down sweater. Read More...
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Patagonia Down Sweater SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Don Wilson
New full-zip 11 ounce down sweater. Read More...
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Redfeather Alpine 30 Snowshoe SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Marty Coatney
Tapered snowshoes for multi-purpose use. Read More...
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Redfeather Trek 30 Snowshoe SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
Value priced aluminum-framed snowshoes. Read More...
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2005 GoLite Wisp Wind Shirt SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld and Ryan Jordan
Only 2.8 ounces, fits well, but limited utility. Read More...
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Markill Peak Illuminator Canister Lantern SPOTLITE REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
A mantle-type canister fuel lantern that puts out lots of light, is silent, and gets good gas mileage Read More...

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