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Granite Gear Virga 2
 Granite Gear Virga 2
The Granite Gear Virga 2 is the only absolutely frameless pack that we tested in our ultralight backpack review. Weighing in at 18.6 ounces, it is the lightest pack we tested. In the not distant past,...


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Jan 31, 2016; 10:08pm
JanSport Katahdin 40
 JanSport Katahdin 40
The JanSport Katahdin 40 is one of the two smallest backpacks we tested in our ultralight backpack review, and it also has one of the worst weight-to-volume ratios. What this pack does have going for ...


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Jan 31, 2016; 10:07pm
Mammut Creon Light 45
 Mammut Creon Light 45
The Mammut Creon Light 45 is a fully-featured, tensioned frame backpack that carries 30 pounds better than most packs we tested. However, for ultralight backpackers, it is unfortunately quite heavy co...


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Jan 31, 2016; 10:07pm
REI Flash 45
 REI Flash 45
The REI Flash 45 is one of the most affordable packs we tested, but it unfortunately performed so poorly we have a hard time recommending it over much higher performing competitors. The weight-to-volu...


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Jan 31, 2016; 10:07pm
Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30
 Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30
Designed for multi-day running, the Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30 is the most unique ultralight pack we tested. With a volume just big enough for a two-night load and an ergonomic shoulder harness sy...


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Jan 31, 2016; 10:06pm
Patagonia R1 Hoody
 Patagonia R1 Hoody
Our testers loved using the Patagonia R1 Hoody. We put this fleece through the wringer, from the desert floors of Las Vegas to the surrounding peaks – hiking, climbing, running and even re-bolting alp...


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Jan 31, 2016; 9:41pm
The Best Climbing Belay Device
 The Best Climbing Belay Device
What is the best belay device for rock climbing? Over a six month test we took ten of the top products on the market up and down rock, ice, and snow, from the storied granite walls of Yosemite Valley ...


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Best Belay Device

Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Gossamer Gear Gorilla
 Gossamer Gear Gorilla
The Gossamer Gear Gorilla won our Editors' Choice Award because it is the best and most adaptable ultralight backpack we tested. While it is not the lightest product we tested, it carries both light l...


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Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Osprey Exos 48
 Osprey Exos 48
The Osprey Exos 48 easily offers the most bang for your buck, making it the obvious choice for our Best Buy Award for ultralight backpacks. Among the five highest scoring packs, this one is the most a...


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Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Black Diamond ATC Guide
 Black Diamond ATC Guide
The Black Diamond ATC Guide is a tough rappel/guide's belay device and our favorite device for multi-pitch climbing. It gets our Top Pick award, barely edging out the newest version of the old winner,...


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Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Petzl Reverso 4
 Petzl Reverso 4
In our old review the Petzl Reverso 4's predecessor, the Reverso 3, was our favorite belay device for multi-pitch climbing. Both are tube designs with auto-block capability that function well at belay...


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Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400
 Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400 is an impressive pack that delivers a lot of volume relative to its weight. This simple but very functional option for ultralight backpackers has lots of ext...


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Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Trango Cinch
 Trango Cinch
For a few years the Trango Cinch challenged the original Petzl GriGri for being the best assisted locking belay device. Since then the Petzl GriGri 2 came out and other companies entered the market wi...


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Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
Edelrid Eddy
 Edelrid Eddy
The Edelrid Eddy has been around for awhile but has yet to gain much popularity. Although it may look like the Editors' Choice Petzl GriGri 2, it weighs twice as much and costs more. The Eddy does hav...


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Jan 31, 2016; 12:00pm
The Best Portable Solar Panel Review
 The Best Portable Solar Panel Review
What is the best solar charger for your phone, tablet, and other small electronics when off the grid? To find out, we took ten contenders and put them in head-to-head tests while on trips all around t...


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Best Solar Charger

Jan 30, 2016; 12:27pm
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