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Best Cold Weather (Sub Zero) Sleeping Mat

Best Cold Weather (Sub Zero) Sleeping Mat

Multimat's Expedition Summit Compact 38S Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat Preface As always, we're looking at the Multimat Expedition Summit 38S from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Insulated Jacket

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Insulated Jacket

Mountain Equipment's Rampart Hooded Jacket Preface We recently wrote a post about synthetic insulation titled "A Fraud of Meaningless Measures" which serves as a companion piece to this review. It, [...] Read more

Insulation: A Fraud of Meaningless Measures

Insulation: A Fraud of Meaningless Measures

Synthetic Insulation: Warm ... but compared to what? Preface This is probably the topic (and there are a few) that, above all others, bothers me most about the outdoor industry. I wrote about this to [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (~200g) Thermal Sleepwear Top (Alt)

Best Lightweight (~200g) Thermal Sleepwear Top (Alt)

Montane's Allez Micro Pull-On Preface This review currently serves as an adjunct to our parallel recommended sleepwear top, the Odlo "Windblock" Crew. This excellent top is no longer made by Odlo but [...] Read more

Best Heavy Duty Cold Weather Softshell Trousers

Best Heavy Duty Cold Weather Softshell Trousers

Mountain Equipment's Ibex Mountain Pants Preface This review makes a modular case for winter legwear and references two related components. We recommend looking at the following reviews for a more [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Gaiters

Best Cold Weather Gaiters

Alpkit's Colca Hiking Gaiters Preface As always, we're looking at the Alpkit Colca Gaiters from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Height: 5ft 8", Inside [...] Read more

Scramble News (January 2020)

Scramble News (January 2020)

2019 Wrap-Up, Products & Plans for 2020 In this post we're going to briefly look back at 2019 before looking forward to 2020. Contents Manufacturing in 2019: A Brief Re-Cap Prototyping the HUL42 [...] Read more

Best Pack Accessories (Dry Bags, Stuff Sacks, Packing Cells etc...)

Best Pack Accessories (Dry Bags, Stuff Sacks, Packing Cells etc...)

Roll-Top, Drawcord & Zippered Pack Accessories Preface The purpose of most of the items outlined in this post, aside from providing some form of protection, is to make packing and unpacking in [...] Read more

Scramble G-55 Deluxe Solo / UL 2-Person Sil-PU Tarp - Final Release

Scramble G-55 Deluxe Solo / UL 2-Person Sil-PU Tarp - Final Release

Scramble's G-55 The G-55 is a minimalist deluxe solo / ultralight 2 person tarp designed to be setup quickly in harsh conditions with minimal fuss. Targeted specifically at bivvy bag users, the G-55 [...] Read more

Tarp + Bivvy Bag (1. Tarp): Best Deluxe Solo / 2 Person UL Tarp

Tarp + Bivvy Bag (1. Tarp): Best Deluxe Solo / 2 Person UL Tarp

Scramble's G-55 Deluxe Solo / 2-Person UL Tarp Preface To understand how we arrived at the tarp + bivvy bag setup for long duration treks in warmer conditions, please read our companion post "Reasons [...] Read more

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