The 30L Hyperlight Mountain Gear Summit Pack weighs a mere 12.7 ounces. Made out of ultralight cuben fiber for day hikes and summit attempts, or for anyone pushing the super ultralight limits, the Summit holds enough water, food, extra gear and clothing for your big day. And it’s streamlined so you can bring it on […]
Product reviews on backpacking gear.
My wife and I kicked off our car camping season last week with a trip to the Dolly Copp campground at the foot of Mt Madison in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On this trip, we tried out LL Bean’s King Pine 4 tent, in our seemingly endless quest to find the perfect car […]
The Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL is a lightweight hoodless sleeping bag that only weighs 20 ounces. Perfect for summer or lightweight backpacking, the Pitchpine is insulated with highly compressible 850 fill power Downtek treated down which is more resistant to moisture and faster drying than untreated down feathers. The Pitchpine 45 SL is a Big Agnes […]
The Osprey Packs Atmos AG 50 might just be the most comfortable backpack you’ll ever wear. Featuring the new Anti-Gravity ventilated suspension system, this backpack wraps around your upper torso, positioning itself properly on your hips for maximum load transfer and comfort. It’s even adjustable, so you can dial in the torso length and hip […]
Approach shoes, like La Sportiva’s Xplorer, provide an interesting compromise between trail runners, climbing shoes, and more rigid hiking boots that may appeal to hikers looking to down size from heavy boots to a lighter weight hiking shoe without giving up the stability and support of a boot. What are Approach Shoes? Approach shoes are basically […]
The Hyperlight Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack is a 40L pack (with an additional 9.8L of external storage) that is suitable for ultralight backpacking trips, off trail hiking through dense vegetation, or winter day hikes when you need to carry extra clothing layers. Made with Hyperlight Mountain Gear’s (HMG) ultralight blend of polyester and cuben fiber, the pack is […]