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Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest Backpack Review

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest Pack is a rugged multi-day cuben fiber backpack.The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 (55L) Southwest Backpack …

Prometheus Design Werx has a $200 Tarp You're Going to Want To Own

The Techncial Picnic Blanket is a versatile and durable ground tarp that can meet all of your outdoor needs.

The 10 Non-Essentials: A Lightweight Backpacking Gift Guide

The biggest benefit of having an ultralight backpacking gear list is that you can add a few luxury items back in without having to worry so much …

SOL Bivvy Review: Emergency Night's Sleep

<i>Emergency bivvy sacks are simple, useful products in bad situations or when an ultralight solution is required. This review was originally written in</i> …

First Look: Upcoming 2017 Outdoors Gear

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held next week in Utah, is a mecca of gear. Thousands of brands debut products for the coming year. …

Camping

Rain Jacket Buying Advice Released by OutdoorGearLab

This article begins with the history of breathable/ waterproof fabrics and goes on to explain waterproof breathable insert materials such as; ePTFE …

Top 5 technologies that make ultralight backpacking possible

Cuben Fiber<p>Cuben Fiber may just be the newest kid on the block, but it has definitely earned its place in my pack. Developed for the sport of sailing …

NEMO Siren Down Ultralight Quilt Review

The Nemo Siren is a 30 degrees bed-style backpacking quilt insulated with 850 fill power down that only weighs 19 ounces.If you find a mummy sleeping …

Tenacious Tape for Hiking Gear Repair

Tenacious Tape is the bees knees for patching rips and burns in hard shells and insulated jackets, inflatable sleeping pads, tents, sleeping bags, …

Performance assessment: High Route Tent 1FL meets Glacier National Park

The High Route’s weakest corner is this one. In strong winds, orient the shelter 90 degrees, so that the ridgeline is pointed into the wind, not …

Three-Season Hiking Glove Systems

People are always surprised by the fact that I carry gloves on hikes and backpacking trips, even during the summer. I need them because I hike in all …

Backpacking

Fuel Economy (Efficiency) with Stoves

OK, how do I <i>stretch my fuel</i> with my backpacking stove? I do NOT want to run out of fuel before the end of my trip! And why carry more than I have …

How to Pack a Backpack and Eliminate Wasted Space

I like to lay out my gear in camp before I pack it back up in the morning. I have a mental check list I go through to make sure I haven’t left …

How to Choose a Backpacking Stove and Pot

A lot of backpackers own multiple pots, stoves, and windscreens, because like other backpacking gear, there’s often no perfect combination of …

Double Layer or Single Layer Backpacking Hammocks? How to Choose Between Them

Underquilts are normally used to insulate the bottom of single layer hammocks. Photo Courtesy of Mike Stivers.Many backpacking-style hammocks come in …

How do you sleep comfortably under a tarp?

I am entering my next phase of backpacking to learn to like to sleep in a floorless shelter so someday I might be ready to tarp. I recently purchased …

First Look: MSR Trailshot Microfilter Gives Fast, Filtered Water Anywhere

MSR designed a new kind of water filter with its one-handed, squeeze-pump unit called the Trailshot. It is light, easy to use, and fast. Read on for …

Bison Designs Kool Tool Belt

Who needs a tool belt when your belt is your tool? The Bison Designs Kool Tool Belt helps keep your pants up and keep you ready for anything by …

Best New Gear Awards: Summer 2016

With the 2016 summer Outdoor Retailer gear convention now underway in Salt Lake City, here are our picks for the best new gear to debut at the show.

Salt Lake City

The top 6 best walking trousers of 2016

We've tested walking trousers in locations as varied as the Cairngorms, the Lake District, Iceland, the Dolomites, the Atlas Mountains and Slovenia …

Camping

Complex Knit: First Look At Polartec Delta 'Cooling' Fabric

For years, runners donned wet cotton shirts or soaked hats to cool down in hot weather. New this year, technical-fabric maker Polartec puts science …

Ultralight Tent and Shelter Guide

Ultralight Tents and Shelters – How to ChooseUltralight backpacking tents and shelters come in all shapes and sizes, but each type has advantages and …

Go Light - Ditch Your Nalgene Bottles

Whenever I see a backpacker carrying wide-mouth Nalgene bottles, I cringe, because I know that three of them add 15 ounces to the weight of their …

Ultralight Backpacking Tent Footprint Substitutions

How Much Does Your Tent Footprint Weigh? This one is 7.4 ounces.Over fifty percent of backpackers use a manufacturer’s tent footprint under their …

Rocky Gore-tex Socks

I’m pretty close to nailing down my footware system for crossing Scotland next May during the TGO Challenge. Hiking conditions in Scotland are …

Backpacking

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Inflatable Sleeping Pad<p>Comfort<p>Ease of Inflation<p>Warmth<p>Weight<p>Durability<p>Packed Size<p>Excellent<p>The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm is …

Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect. Our contributor stepped back to give tips on reducing pack …

Backpacking