MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Review: This Tent Ain’t Heavy21 Aug 31 Miles Arbour / gear
Having an ultralight and packable shelter doesn’t have to mean crawling into the cavelike confines of a bivy or succumbing to the potential exposure of a tarp setup. The MSR Carbon Reflex 1 is one of the lightest, fully featured solo tents available. Read on to find out how its its lightweight materials, carbon poles, and minimal design held up while bikepacking the Oregon Timber Trail…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Max SV Sleeping Pad Review + Corus HD Quilt0 Nov 14 Joe Cruz / gear
Thermarest’s Corus HD Quilt and NeoAir Xlite Max SV mattress promise lightweight, packable, luxurious comfort. For six months, we put them to the test…
Sea To Summit Spark SP I Review: Light as a Feather23 Oct 29 Miles Arbour / gear
The Sea To Summit Spark Sp I sleeping bag is light enough that it might just weigh less than your favourite down jacket. It also packs down smaller than most bags we’ve used and can still keep you comfortable through the summer and into the shoulder seasons. Here’s how it fared after a season and a half of use…
Enlightened Equipment Convert and Enigma Reviews: 40 is the new 20.19 Feb 22 Logan Watts / gear
As a sequel to our recent Quilt vs Sleeping Bag post, we took a look at two products from Minnesota’s Enlightened Equipment: the award winning Enigma quilt, and the Convert, an ultralight hoodless down bag with a twist. Plus, find out when and why a 40° bag may be all you need…
Quilt vs Sleeping Bag: Katabatic Alsek 22 & ZPacks Solo Down12 Dec 16 Logan Watts / gear
Bikepackers are increasingly choosing quilts over traditional mummy bags, largely because they’re lighter, simpler, and less bulky. But both have their place. Discover the pros and cons in our comparative review, featuring two of the top-rated ultralight options on the market…
Ultralight Sleeping Pads for Bikepacking: The Inflatable Shootout43 Oct 6 Logan Watts / gear
If you’re reading this, you probably appreciate the benefits of a comfy sleeping pad after a long, hard day in the saddle. These days, they can take all shapes and forms, from simple foam mats to technology laden air affairs. For those who prefer to pamper their spines, here’s our thoughts on some of the best ultralight inflatable mattresses available.
Big Agnes Slater UL 2+ Review: 2×3+ Bikepacking Tent5 Mar 26 Logan Watts / gear
The Slater UL 2+ tent offers a spacious interior in a minimal package with one hidden perk, a bit of insulation for the cold nights of winter and early spring.