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Marmot Isotherm Jacket Review

The Marmot Isotherm Jacket is one of 2017’s lesser known jackets. Trying to capatalize on Patagonia’s Nano Air success, Marmot has updated the Isotherm to be even more breathable and utilizing the Angel Wing design, it offers a better range of movement than before. They also decided the Isotherm Hoody should no longer be a hoody. Go figure! Marmot Isotherm Jacket Read Reviews & Buy On Pros Excellent Warmth Decent wind resistance Roomy fit Highly compressable Lightweight Cons Less breathable…

BRS 3000T Review

So you’re looking for the lightest ultralight canister stove? Well, you’ve come to the right place: The BRS-3000T, at 25g is the lightest canister stove currently available. Whats more? Its less than $20. BRS 3000T Canister Stove Read Reviews & Buy On Pros Lightest canister stove available – 25g Fast and efficient boil times Folds up rediculously small 2700W Extremely low price Cons Narrow pot stand diameter – best used with tall pots Really needs a windscreen Pot stands prone…

Petzl Reactik Review

With so many backpacking headlamps out there its kind of hard to tell what really sets the Petzl Reactik and Petzl Reactik Plus apart from the competition. Petzl being a relatively new and unknown brandname struggles with recognition when going up against the likes of Black Diamond. Fortunately there is a rather large vocal group in the ultralight community that gives credit where credit is due. The Petzl Reactik and Reactik+ is a replacement line for the old Petzl RXP.…

Osprey Exos 38 Review

The Osprey Exos 38 is my favorite pick for fast and light overnighters or even the odd long weekend bash through the bush. Its lightweight build make it a joy to carry and its cavern of a main compartment make for quick work of camp setup and breakdown. The Osprey Exos 38 is the the smallest backpack in the Exos line. And while I’ve heard reports of people using it on the Appalachian Trail for casual hikers and weekend warriors…

Osprey Talon 11 Review

The New Osprey Talon 11. Wow. It really excites me to write this review. The Talon line is my absolute favorite of the Osprey lines. I have a Talon 44, 22, and an Exos 58. The Exos 58 is more comfortable than last years Talon 44, but I just had to see how this new updated Talon harness and back panel feels. The Osprey Talon 11 is the the smallest backpack in the Talon line. Its best suited to adventures…

Big Agnes Lost Ranger Review

The Big Agnes Lost Ranger is a 15 degree down sleeping bag with winter temperature ratings that packs a lot of warmth for its weight. The 650 fill duck down keeps weight down while keeping affordability in mind. Picking a winter sleeping bag can be a confusing operation. Coming in under 3lb’s, the Big Agnes Lost Ranger checks a lot of boxes for us looking for a cheap, midweight, winter sleeping that can easily fit into your pack. Big Agnes…

Best Ultralight Backpacking Stoves

Looking for an ultralight backpacking stove? Look no more! Over the last 30 odd years, backpackers have been dialing in their gear lists to go faster, further, and lighter – we’re now at an interesting point that you can use pretty much any type of stove and still have an extremely lightweight cook system. It now comes less down to fuel type and weight, instead now being more about your intended use and situational needs. If you alredy know what…

Marmot Sawtooth Review

The Marmot Sawtooth is a 15 degree down sleeping bag with winter temperature ratings that packs a lot of warmth for its weight. The 600fill duck down keeps weight down while keeping affordability in mind. Choosing a new winter sleeping bag can be tough. Coming in under 3lb’s, the Marmot Sawtooth is hard to fault and checks a lot of boxes for us looking for a cheap, lightweight, winter sleeping that can also fit into a small compression sack. Marmot…