Our Gear Reviews are short, and focus on two concepts: Whether the product fulfills advertised claims, and whether we like it for our own purposes. To that end, the Product description and Product specifications information is taken directly from the manufacturer's promotional materials, and then our impressions will hopefully illuminate how well manufacturers meet expectations, as well as how any particular piece of gear might fit into a buyer's plans. Since we don't "unbox" and review, but actually use the gear before giving our impressions, it's possible that we may in some cases be reviewing products that have been superseded by newer versions.



Cost: $15

Product description: With its accordion-style design and closed-cell foam construction, the Z Seat camping seat is an ounce-counter's solution to on-the-spot comfort. It's virtually indestructible and superlight, making it ideal for backpacking, ski touring and relaxing on rough terrain. Available with or without our warmth-boosting, reflective ThermaCapture™ surface treatment, there’s hardly a place that the added comfort isn’t worth it. 

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Cost: $320  

Product description: The world’s lightest full-featured down jacket. The sub-eight-ounce Ghost Whisperer Down can be compressed into its own pocket for easy storage. It’s been designed with the essentials in mind: Q.Shield™ DOWN 800-fill insulation resists moisture and maintains warmth, stealth elastane binding inside cuffs seals out moisture, toggle hem adjusts easily.

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Cost: $190

Product description:  Made with the ultralight thru-hikers in mind, everything about this pack is light and fast. The mesh Airspeed™ Suspension stabilizes the load and simultaneously provides maximum airflow for high-output ventilation. The ExoForm™ hipbelt and shoulder harness combine for all-day carrying comfort.

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Cost: $285 (total for my order, prices have gone up since)

Product description: The Enigma is an ideal minimalist quilt when weight, simplicity, and compressibility are critical. The sewn-closed footbox requires no fuss or adjustment, and shedding the zipper shaves weight to an absolute minimum. Down fill, water repellent treatment, sizing, temperature options, and fabrics are all specific to your needs to get you the quilt you need without any extra weight. This is the perfect quilt for mountaineers, backpackers, packrafters, and bikepackers, who need simple gear that takes up little space and is as light as possible.

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Cost: $79.95 

Product description: The CapturePRO® Camera Clip is our flagship, pro-quality camera carrying solution. Carry any camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. All-aluminum, extra-durable construction. Compatible with multiple tripod types, and can be used as a tripod head itself.

This CapturePRO comes with our new PROplate which combines the functionality of the three previous PROplates into one new PROplate.

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