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This spring and summer have brought backpackers and climbers a variety of new pack designs, including a wide selection of women-specific models. Get acquainted in our rundown of noteworthy new backpacks for 2007.

Sweet Dreams:
Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison

Many backpackers consider pillows a backcountry luxury, one usually left behind to save weight and pack space. But a good night's sleep can be worth a few ounces (and maybe more) in your pack. So if you, and your neck, want to move beyond that rolled up fleece or stuff sack pillow, take a look at the range of backpacking and camping pillows available.

MSR Delays Release of Reactor Stove System

MSR has delayed the release of the Reactor Stove System -- previously scheduled for spring of 2007 -- due to the failure of a small number of stoves in a "worst case scenario" carbon monoxide test. Learn more »

Recent User Reviews

No1Home layers the MontBell U.L. Thermawrap synthetic insulated jacket.

USMCSarge's Kelty Pagosa 2 three-season tent has all the options.

Panama Pete does his best Luke Skywalker impression with the Princeton Tec Apex Pro headlamp-cum-lightsabre.

David Grimm provides a first look at the new Primus EtaPower EF stove.

Bob Digital adjusts to the Arc'Teryx Bora 80 internal frame backpack.

Soulfrk picks the Marmot Twilight 2P three-season tent over similar tents.

Robert Binford breaks in a pair of Alico New Guide mountaineering boots.

photo: Primus EtaPower EF
Primus EtaPower EF


photo: Marmot Twilight 2P
Marmot Twilight 2P

Steve P. Gary checks out the single-wall Black Diamond HiLight tent.

Jon evaluates the Osprey Talon 33 daypack.

Phaedrus lays out the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Arc'Teryx RT 45 daypack.

Noel V. runs down the MSR SweetWater Microfilter's pros and cons.

Revcounter fires up the Snow Peak Giga Power BF stove.

Neilthemeal reviews The North Face Prolix Delta soft shell jacket.

Shortstuff puts the Marmot Predator hard shell jacket through its paces.

Browse all user reviews by date, type, or brand.

Do you have a favorite -- or least favorite -- piece of gear? Write a review.

Forum Highlights

What's in your survival kit?

Beginning climbing

Getting back in shape

Hiking emergencies

Favorite backcountry/adventure quotes

Sleeping bags and dogs don't get along

Join the conversation: all this and much more in the Trailspace forums

Trailspace Blog Hits

Q&A: How to Buy Green Gear

Calling Chris Ryan

MSR Reactor: Delayed or Vaporware?

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