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Ultralight Glasses

rated 4 of 5 stars These extremely lightweight "nose specs" are great to keep in a pocket for use checking maps or other small writing for those "experienced" backpackers that are having a little trouble focusing on the small stuff. Generally work well and come in three strengths, but aren't that comfortable for longer wear like reading at night. A couple of years ago, I hit that age when my perfectly functional eyes decided they were getting tired. It started with me using the zoom keys a lot on my laptop at work… Full review

Caldera Cone System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The most efficient, lightweight, simple stove option out there. Though, there is a slight learning curve, and keep it out of the wind. I've been doing more solo backpacking so I needed a lighter weight stove option. After significant research I decided on the Caldera Cone. It is the lightest, most efficient option out there, as long as you are just needing to boil water. The pot stand/wind screen/heat concentrator fits my solo titanium pot perfectly. However, keep in mind it is sized to a specific… Full review

Caldera Keg-F Stove System

rated 5 of 5 stars Stove is lightweight and has a very efficient design. Boils 2 cups of water in 7 minutes or so. As mentioned, best for boiling water to add to rehydrate meals for one thru-hiker or two day-hikers. Highly recommend! After using the MSR WhisperLite for years on previous backpacking outings, I was glad to find/switch to the Caldera Keg-F Stove System. It is much lighter and easier to set up, and is less bulky to pack. I don't need to bring the nested pots or the gripper as well. Don't get me wrong,… Full review

Caldera Keg-F Stove System

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a complete ultra-lightweight alcohol cook kit for water-boil only. It uses a 750ml Fosters beer can as the pot and comes with the Caldera Cone windscreen/pot stand, lid, caddy, and more. The entire kit without fuel bottle weighs less than 7 ounces. This is a review of the Caldera Keg-F cook kit by Trail Designs. I am not associated with TD in any way nor received any special consideration. This is a complete alcohol cook kit for water-boil only. It is called the Keg-F because it uses a large… Full review

Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars After more than three years of constant use, I can confidently say this is still my favorite stove and piece of gear that I own! The light weight, versatility of fuel types, and heating efficiency of the Sidewinder Ti Tri have exceeded all my expectations. Minor negatives include the multiple-part setup, price, and being sized for one pot per stove. After an initial review in 2014 and a minor update in 2015, I decided to completely rewrite this review as it didn't do justice to this great stove! Full review

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