Sam Moulton

Smith Variant Brim - Helmet: Reviews

Our testers' clear favorite this year, the lightweight Smith looks cool and has a low profile. Smart feature: The venting system can shutter closed on the fly if you get cold or the snow starts...

Black Diamond Gizmo - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

For easy camp duty—reading, washing dishes, re-staking the rain fly in the middle of the night—the AAA-powered Gizmo is a bargain. Three tiltable LEDs provide plenty of light for the price...

The North Face Cat's Meow - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACKNow in its umpteenth iteration, the 2007 Cat's Meow is like its predecessors in one respect only: It's still one of the most versatile, durable three-season synthetic bags...

Mountain Hardwear G50 - Soft Shells: Reviews

WARMER THAN IT LOOKSWhen warmth matters most, grab the G50. On a late-fall backpacking trip in New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness, with temperatures plummeting into the single digits, one tester (who had...

POC Receptor Bug - Helmet: Reviews

Because the Bug's vents are recessed between its two slightly overlapping shells, you get a 100 percent puncture-proof helmet that breathes moderately well.

Mountain Hardwear Shadowland - Wind Shell: Reviews

Ignore the ForecastAll-purpose windbreakers like the nonstretchy Shadowland have been around for a while—and with good reason. More lined than insulated, the Shadowland is essentially what you'd...


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