By Will Rietveld
Please note that this article simply highlights new lightweight gear of interest, and by no means is it comprehensive of the category or constitute a review of the item. It’s simply a collection of new interesting gear for lightweight backcountry travel.
Items featured will be available in spring 2016 unless stated otherwise. Weights are for men’s size Medium apparel or size 9 footwear.
|Black Diamond Cirque
35 Pack. This Dyneema Gridstop ski pack has ski loops on the sides, top and
side access, and tool attachments. Weight is 2 pounds 4 ounces and MSRP is
$200. It will also be available in 30 and 45 liter sizes.|
|Louis Garneau Phenom Snowshoe. These 25-inch long snowshoes have a Boa closure on the binding for quick in/out and precise tightening. Weight is 3.1 pounds/pair and MSRP is $300.|