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mountain climbing gear Mountain Climbing Gear
There have been numerous advances in modern mountain climbing gear and climbing apparel. These technical advances improve performance, reduce weight, and can increase the durability of the products.

ice climbing gear Ice Climbing Gear
The basic ice climbing gear consists of Ice Climbing Axes, Crampons, Climbing Harness, Ropes, Ice Climbing Gloves, Helmets, Ice Screws and other protection, and specialized apparel like Belay Jackets and Belay Pants.

Lightweight Backpacking Lightweight Backpacking
An article that discusses hot topics like what lightweight backpacking is, how much weight you should carry, and ProLite's philosophy on lightweight backpacking.

Ultralight Backpacking Ultralight Backpacking
An article that discusses hot topics like what lightweight backpacking is, how much weight you should carry, and ProLite's philosophy on lightweight backpacking.

Best Baselayer Reviews Best Baselayer Reviews
In this article the staff at ProLite Gear cover baselayers, and help you determine what baselayer will work best for you

Best Lightweight Wind Jackets Best Lightweight Wind Jackets
In this article the staff at ProLite Gear discusses Lightweight Wind Jackets and select their Top 5 Ligthweight Wind Jackets.

Photo Shoot - Rock Climbing - Lena Photo Shoot - Rock Climbing - Lena
This is a collection of images taken during a photo shoot with one of ProLite Gear's favorite customers and an amazingly skilled rock climber, Lena, that celebrate the sport of rock climbing.

Rock Climbing Is Sexy? Rock Climbing Is Sexy?
A recenty survey indicated Rock Climbing makes you more attractive

Best Winter Sleeping Bags Best Winter Sleeping Bags
In this article the staff at ProLite Gear discusses features for Winter Sleeping Bags and select their Top 5

Best Alpine Climbing Packs Best Alpine Climbing Packs
In this article the staff at ProLite Gear discusses what they look for in a climbing pack

Merino Merino
Merino wool clothing has rapidly become a favorite of lightweight backpackers because it provides a high degree of utility over a wide temperature range, it has excellent moisture transfer, and doesn't "stink" like synthetics.

Fast and Light (Fast and Lite, Light and Fast) Mountaineering and Backpacking Fast and Light (Fast and Lite, Light and Fast) Mountaineering and Backpacking
The concept of "Fast and Light" originated as a technique for alpine climbing, and later garnered support among backpackers, helping form the foundation for the Lightweight Backpacking and Ultralight Backpacking movements.

Lightweight Cooking Systems Lightweight Cooking Systems
This article discusses options for lightweight cooking systems and accessories

Frequently Asked Questions about eVENT Frequently Asked Questions about eVENT
This article answers Frequently Asked Questions about eVENT including durability, breathability, and applications.

All About eVENT All About eVENT
This article discusses eVENT fabric, its construction, and the advantages it has over other waterproof breathable fabric technologies

Eco Mountain Expeditions Eco Mountain Expeditions
Numerous mountain expeditions have been formed with specific environmental goals to clean up existing garbage on mountains and promote sustainable climbing practices. In this article and video, follow along with an expedition sponsored by Millet to clean up Kangchenjunga

Grand Enchantment Trail Grand Enchantment Trail
The Grand Enchantment Trail is a 730-mile wilderness walking route across the Southwest U.S., connecting mountains, deserts, canyons, and places of cultural and historic interest.

Pacific Northwest Trail Pacific Northwest Trail
This 1200-mile trail links Glacier National Park in Montana with the northwestmost point of the Olympic Peninsula at Cape Alava, Washington

Lightweight Clothing Systems Lightweight Clothing Systems
The clothing system is one of the most difficult gear systems to get right. This is an overview to help the consumer make the best choices possible to get a clothing system that will keep them comfortable in a variety of conditions.

Ultralight Sleeping Bags Ultralight Sleeping Bags
When choosing an ultralight sleeping bag, the first decision that needs to be made is insulation type. There are two types of insulation used in sleeping bags, Down insulation and Synthetic insulation.

Ultralight Tents Ultralight Tents
When choosing an ultralight tent there are numerous options on the market these days. Most tents considered to be ultralight weigh under four pounds, with many dropping below three. This is achieved by advances in fabric technologies, lighter weight poles, and weight saving designs and floor plans.

Bivy Shelter Bivy Shelter
Two ultralight shelter options are Bivy Sacks and Bivy Shelters. Bivy Sacks and Bivy Shelters are used by climbers, mountaineers, hikers and minimalist campers to reduce the weight of their shelter system. A

Ultralight Backpacks Ultralight Backpacks
There are numerous ways to carry less weight while backpacking. A great place to start is with the "Big 3": backpack, shelter, and sleeping bag. For this article we will focus on the backpack.

The Last Patrol The Last Patrol
Two Park Rangers complete one more journey celebrating their lengthy careers with the National Park Service

Sea-To-Sea Route Sea-To-Sea Route
In July 2005, 24-year old Andrew Skurka became the first person to walk the entire 7,778-mile transcontinental Sea-to-Sea Route. Taking just over 11 months, Skurka's trek took him from Cape Gaspé on the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Alava on the Pacific, passing through some of North America's most rugged and scenic backcountry and through communities large and small.

Great Western Loop Great Western Loop
The Great Western Loop is a 6,875-mile footpath that links together five existing long-distance trails

Backpacking and Hiking Trails Backpacking and Hiking Trails
A list of the major hiking trails, and other trails of interest. There are countless hiking trails in the United States, but three North/South national scenic trails stand out. These three trails are commonly referred to as the "Triple Crown

Great Western Loop - Andrew Skurka Great Western Loop - Andrew Skurka
On April 9 2007, Andrew Skurka set out to become the first person to complete the Great Western Loop, a 6,875-mile route that passes through the most cherished and pristine wild lands remaining in the United States including 12 National Parks and over 75 wilderness areas.

Hyalite Canyon Ice Climbing Hyalite Canyon Ice Climbing
Located just south of Bozeman, Montana, the Hyalite Canyon has some of the earliest forming accessible ice climbing in the lower 48 states.

Sleeping Bag Buying Guide - Page 1 Sleeping Bag Buying Guide - Page 1
This sleeping bag buying guide is a general overview of types of sleeping bags, features of sleeping bags, sleeping bag care, and tips on how to be more comfortable in your sleeping bag.

Backpack Types Backpack Types
Backpacks come in different sizes, styles, and available features. Many backpacks have been developed for specific use in mind and they can greatly differ in their Backpack Anatomy & Features. Knowing the basic Backpack Types are a step in the right direction for Choosing the Correct Backpack.

Backpack Anatomy and Features Backpack Anatomy and Features
This article we look at the differences in Backpack Anatomy and the features that a backpack might have. By knowing all about the backpack types and the possible features, you will be able to Choose the Right Backpack

Backpack Buying Guide Backpack Buying Guide
This article will help you select a backpack that fits, has the proper capacity, and features. A well-designed backpack that fits you, has the proper capacity, and has the features that are appropriate for the specific task will help you maximize your enjoyment and hiking comfort.

Backpack Sizing Backpack Sizing
This article will help you make sure that you purchase the right size pack.

Climbing Gear Climbing Gear
A 'Fast & Light' approach to travel, especially in the mountains, has long been 'the Grail' for many an outdoor enthusiast. This section contains what we have ranged as most suitable for outdoor enthusiasts wanting the best lightweight gear for fast mountain travel, without compromising on performance. Fast and Light alpine climbing is an approach to traditional mountaineering that seeks to leave behind everything but the minimum gear required to reach the objective under the assumed conditions. It also seeks to use the lightweight gear. It is an approach used only by Trained and Experienced climbers. Go as Light as reasonable, as Fast as possible for you and your companion(s) together, being sure that all are physically and mentally Trained and Experienced in the tasks required.

Backpacking Gear Backpacking Gear
Backpacking gear is expensive and purchasing backpacking gear for yourself is serious business. At ProLite GEAR we don't want you to waste your money on gear that doesn't work for you. We try to provide as much detail as we can on the products we carry, including product features, technical specifications, product reviews, and our own staff comments.

Fast & Lite Milestones Fast & Lite Milestones
Lightweight backpacking gear is allowing athletes to achieve truly incredible results

2 Seas 2 Feet Tour 2 Seas 2 Feet Tour
In July 2005, 24-year old Andrew Skurka became the first person to walk the entire 7,778-mile transcontinental Sea-to-Sea Route. Taking just over 11 months, Skurka's trek took him from Cape Gaspé on the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Alava on the Pacific, passing through some of North America's most rugged and scenic backcountry and through communities large and small.

Hayduke Trail Hayduke Trail
The Hayduke trail is an 800 mile long backcountry route that travels through some of the most scenic and remote terrain in the United States. It showcases some of the natural wonders of the Colorado Plateau region of the American southwest, linking together six national parks, as well as national monuments and recreation areas, state parks, wilderness areas, and wilderness study areas.

Pacific Crest Trail Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance mountain hiking trail that runs from the United States border with Mexico to its border with Canada

Continental Divide Trail Continental Divide Trail
Continental Divide Trail is a footpath running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) through the United States of America between Mexico and Canada

Appalachian Trail Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending beween Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine

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