Miniposa and Mariposa™ can be taken as cabin baggage on airline flights, just watch the fatness and be sure to remove any tent stakes, pen knives or cutlery. You are normally allowed 10 kg in the cabin. And it ensures the bag chuckers don't trash your ultralight pack. Put your other gear in a cheap duffle bag and book it on as normal baggage.

–Submitted by David Booth, Canberra Australia

April 19, 2010 — Brian Fryer