Los Angeles Times - Outposts
Backpacking gear: The good, the bad and the weird
As the summer backpacking season winds down, and through-hikers on the Pacific Crest and John Muir trails return to the comfort of sleeping indoors, let's take a look at some of the good, the bad and the just plain odd in the world of backpacking gear.
Flying over the woods, mountains, lakes or plains? You'll want this gear.