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Backpacker Magazine – May 2008

Field Notes: The Latest Word from Our Testers

The green truth behind bamboo, a hyper-efficient cookpot, and a bargain three-person tent.

by: The Backpacker Editors

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Tech4o Traileader | Under Armour Cold Gear Base 2.0 | Crazy Creek Backpacker Lite AIR | Bridgedale Ventum Light Hiker | Primus EtaPower 1.7L Pot | High Sierra Explorer 55 | ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 | Green Scene

UNDER ARMOUR COLD GEAR BASE 2.0 CREW AND LEGGINGS
These new baselayers impressed multiple testers with their fit and performance. The stretchy polyester midweight fabric has a smooth outer face for easy layering and a fuzzy internal waffle pattern that feels wonderfully cozy. The construction also aids wicking, as the internal channels move sweat closer to the surface of the fabric, where it can evaporate faster. Fit on both the tights and the crewneck is efficiently–not embarrassingly–snug, though the cut fell a few inches short for testers with longer limbs. The silver-based anti-stink treatment works as well as the best we've tried. Cold Gear baselayers also come in lighter (1.0) and heavier (3.0) weight versions, all in men's and women's sizes. $50 each for the 2.0 layers. (888) 727-6687; underarmour.com.

Tech4o Traileader | Under Armour Cold Gear Base 2.0 | Crazy Creek Backpacker Lite AIR | Bridgedale Ventum Light Hiker | Primus EtaPower 1.7L Pot | High Sierra Explorer 55 | ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 | Green Scene


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