Winter Camping


Dec 14, 2009
Outside Magazine
Winter Camping


1. MSR Dragontail
At half the weight of many four-season shelters (4.4 pounds), this smartly vented single-wall tunnel tent still offers a sprawling 30 square feet (plus a roomy vestibule) for two guys. $480;

2. Big Agnes Recycled Insulated Air Core
Light (1.7 pounds), comfortable (2.5 inches thick), and loaded with recycled insulation—we slept soundly below 20 degrees without a second mat. $89; big­

3. Lowa Silberhorn GTX
Lined with PrimaLoft and Gore-Tex, these toasty boots weigh in at a respectable 5.1 pounds. $440;

4. Marmot Eiger 48
Just enough room (3,000 cubic inches) for a couple of winter nights, yet it weighs only 3.5 pounds. $149;

5. Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoody
Warm into the single digits, highly compressible, and extremely light (1.4 pounds)—a very impressive jacket. $350;

6. MSR Reactor
An internal regulator pulls a roaring flame out of frosty isobutane/propane canisters, even well below freezing. Best winter stove we've seen. 1.1 pounds, $160;

7. SMC Capra HERA Edition
When the snow got steep, this ax was the lightest (1 pound, 60 cm) we felt we could rely on. Plus $10 from each sale goes to the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation. $86;

8. The North Face Hightail
Cozy to 15 degrees, this half-zip bag weighs only 1.9 pounds. $389;

9. Petzl Myo Rxp
The brightest lightweight lamp we've found. $100;

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