More detailed instructions for searching can be found on the sticky post by TomD at the beginning of the General Discussion section. You might want to search the last 2 years of the 2005-08 Archives, too.
If you haven't already found them, there are lots of excellent articles on gear selection listed in the left-hand column of http://www.backpacking.net/
, the home page of this site.
Another good site for gear selection ideas is Mark Verber's website.
Lots of ideas for gear, from the latest technology to ultra-low-budget alternatives. He keeps the site pretty up-to-date; I don't know how he does it! Also tons of links to reviews and other sites.