Alaska Bear Silk Glove Liners


They don’t seem to have a website, which is rather surprising these days, but Alaska Bear seems to have a good product with their 100% Pure [Mulberry] Silk Glove Liners ($12.99). Heading to Olympic National Park <link> with potentially cold conditions, I picked up a pair to supplement my regular gloves in case extra warmth was required, and certainly wasn’t disappointed (or cold).

Western Mountaineering SummerLite


Part of Western Mountaineering’s aptly named ExtremeLite series, the down-insulated SummerLite (MSRP $395 for 6’0” Length) mummy bag sports a 32°F rating at an impressively light 1 lb 3 oz (19 oz). Western Mountaineering’s product page states, Our goal in designing this bag was to make it as light as possible without eliminating key features or function.” This certainly appears to be the case on paper, as the SummerLite incorporates features such as a water resistant finish, full length zipper, draft tube, and continuous baffles.