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Jam 35L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The GoLite Jam 35L is a great pack for day hikes, single-night trips, and ultralight backpacking. It is simple, lightweight, and comfortable. Definitely a great purchase. There are a few negatives to the product, but the positives outweigh them by a landslide. One of my favorite things about this backpack is that it has everything you need, and nothing you don't. The only issue I really have with it is the drawstring opening to the main pocket. This opening makes the pack be more like a tube, making… Full review

Wenatchee PrimaLoft

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice jacket for when it gets cold. I've been using this jacket for about four months now (Colorado winter/spring) and I really like it. Down is getting more expensive so after shopping down I decided to go synthetic and I'm glad I did. We've had a wet spring in Colorado. I've seen the temp drop 10-15 degrees in an hour so the pit zips have come in very handy. This jacket works in town and in the backcountry and will keep you comfortable in a wide range of temperatures. I think my torso length puts… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super lightweight, super warm, and priced right. I won't be long winded in this review because what you need to know is this is the perfect hooded jacket for the price. Warm, water resistant, pockets lined with felt like material, and uber lightweight. I got this on sale for Memorial Day at 15 percent off for $169.99 (199.99). The jacket can use a shell over it for wind and I use a Patagonia Torrentshell for those days. Full review

Wolf Creek L3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A compromise between weight and functionality. This tent is a compromise between a larger car camping tent and an ultralight backcountry tent. At 4¾ pounds it is much heavier than many ultralight tents and shelters but it is roomier than they are.I bought this tent to take my Cub Scouts hiking. The weight is well worth it for short hikes in and ease of setup. GoLite states that the tent, with experience, can be set up in a minute. With my challenged dexterity this is a stretch, but two or three… Full review

Chrome Dome Trekking Umbrella

rated 5 of 5 stars This umbrella is a lifesaver for desert hiking. It provides both shade and sun protection and I can't hike without it now that I've experienced it. The first time I hiked in the southern California desert I was in complete misery. The sun was relentless but I wore long pants, long sleeves, and a hat with a skirt for sun protection. I was hot and uncomfortable and had no escape from the sun. When I ventured into the desert the next year, I bought a Chrome Dome to accompany me. It was a game changer. Full review

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GoLite Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

How Green is My Pack? Eco Index to assess outdoor gear and apparel
Survey your outdoor gear: your base layers, fleece, go-to backpack. What’s it all made of? Where did it come from? The Eco Index will assess your outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear's overall environmental impact, eventually. Read more
April 18, 2011

New Barefoot and Minimalist Trail Footwear
Barefoot and minimal footwear is growing in popularity, including among the outdoor set. Whether you’re interested in going all in (barefoot) or want to ease into the idea (minimalist or lightweight), here are the latest trail offerings for 2011. Read more
March 16, 2011

How to Recycle Old Outdoor Gear
Depending on who you're talking to, today is either America Recycles Day or Zero Waste Day. If you can't donate or pass on old backcountry gear, what are your recycling options once your gear reaches the end of its trail life? Here are a few. Read more
November 15, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Day One Round-Up
What stood out after a full first day on the show floor? Shells from Outdoor Research, GoLite, and Rab. New GoLit packs, and sleeping bags from Sea to Summit and Sierra Designs. Read more
August 4, 2010

Gear Maker Profile: Doug Clark of GoLite Footwear
Doug Clark has ridden a rollercoaster with GoLite Footwear, standing by his brand when a corporate giant gave up on it. Now he's hoping his "upside-down" approach to shoe technology, one designed to work with the natural human gait, will provide a foothold in the highly-competitive outdoor shoe market. Read more
July 23, 2010

GoLite announces “I’m Not Trash” product take-back program
GoLite has announced "I'm Not Trash," a product take back program. GoLite will reuse, repurpose, recycle, and/or store for future recycling any GoLite apparel or equipment, regardless of its condition, that the company manufactured since its founding in 1998. Read more
February 17, 2010


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