It's a sure sign that spring is just around the corner when the Backpacker Magazine Gear Guide makes its annual appearance. Again this year, Exped makes a strong showing.
The Mira series of tents (Mira II shown above) has gotten lighter! Same proven design, but lighter fabrics:
Mira I HL 2 lbs 3 oz $329.00
Mira II HL 2 lbs 14 oz $379.00
Mira III HL 3 lbs 11 oz $479.00
SynMat HyperLite is the lightest, most compact insulated sleeping mat.
Available in these sizes:
M R-value 3.3 12.3 oz $169.00
MW R-value 3.3 14.6 oz $179.00
LW R-value 3.3 15.7 oz $189.00
Thunder 50 and 70 employ Exped's T-Rex frame for solid load control and weight transfer - and amazing weight reduction. Available in women's and men's versions.
Thunder 50 3 lbs 6 oz $249.00
Thunder 70 3 lbs 8 oz $289.00
Gemini IV uses the same inner canopy as the Gemini IV DLX, but the vestibules are designed without pole support, saving a bit of weight and bulk.
Gemini IV 8 lbs 8 oz $649.00