Much lighter than the original, but the trade is a smaller pot. The design is well thought out and it packs nicely. The construction is bomber and the stove should last years of use. The drain lid is great for trail pasta and it makes we want a pot like this for my kitchen. I haven't used it in cold weather yet, but I think it should be OK. The remote canister lets you warm it and the burner preheat tube allows the can to be inverted to burn liquid first in low temps. I love buying from Backcountry with their 100% return policy, great selection, and free shipping. You can be confident that the PackLite will fit your backpacking and general climbing needs. The JetBoil is now my emergency stove for the winter day climbing or hiking pack.
These gloves are good for ice/snow climbing. Not as waterproof and warm as the BD Guide Glove, but it has more dexterity. I really like the padding for hand protection. I plan on taking them to Peru this summer. I would have given them a five, but as a primarily east coast winter climber, the water resistance could be better. I recommend them. Kurt
I just tried the R.5 Zip Shirt on an all day snow/ice climb and it was awesome. The combination of Polartec Power Dry, grid interior, and smooth outer surface is a winner! I also have the bottoms. Power dry is just that - DRY when you stop. Well worth the price. I highly recommend them. Thanks goes to this site for the great sales, free shipping, and excellent customer service. Kurt