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Enter for a Chance to Win a FREE Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus Ultralight Backpack

The Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus Ultralight Backpack is one of the most popular ultralight backpacks of all time.Weighing 17.5 ounces, it is a 58L frameless roll top backpack. With a max recommended load of 20-25 pounds, it’s wellShow More Summary

How to Sleep Under a Tarp in the Rain

Tarps are a great ultralight backpacking shelter option, provided they’re used in a climate where there’s no rain or occasional rain. To clarify, I’m talking about square or rectangular tarps with or without catenary cut ridge lines and sides, and not single walled shelters like pyramids and their numerous variants. Show More Summary

My AT Camera Gear: From “Fully Loaded” to “Bare Bones”

There’s no doubt that the gear hype among photographers is just as mesmerizing, bottomless, and situational as with backpacking gear. Whether you’ve taken the traditional or ultralight route, there’s a camera set up out there that’ll...Show More Summary

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus Ultralight Backpack Review

The Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus is a frameless 58L backpack that weighs 16 ounces. With a max recommended load of 20-25 pounds, it’s well sized for three-season thru-hiking and ultralight backpacking, when you need a higher volume...Show More Summary

KS Ultralight Gear Alpisack Backpack Review

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

The KS Ultralight Alpisack is a 50L frameless backpack weighing 21 oz. While it can be used year-round, it has a few special features that also make it optimized suitable for climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, and winter hiking. Being frameless,...Show More Summary

Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

What kind of gifts can you buy for an ultralight backpacker who’s a minimalist and eschews material possessions? It’s a quandary, isn’t it? Here are some tried and true gear favorites that all ultralight backpacker’s lust for. They may be minimalists, but they’re not stupid. Show More Summary

Ultralight, a Means to an End

In the world of backpacking the term “Ultralight” gets thrown around like a badge of honor.  I’ve never had the unfortunate indignity of hauling a 70lb pack up a mountain, but I’ve spent plenty of time )and money) through the years obsessing...Show More Summary

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packing Pods Review

3 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Hyperlite Mountain Gear makes small and large packing pods which are the ultralight equivalent of the luggage packing cubes that people use to pack travel bags. They’re U-shaped to fit snugly into Hyperlite’s backpacks and can be used...Show More Summary

Zpacks Nero Frameless Ultralight Backpack Review

3 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

The Zpacks Nero is a frameless 38L ultralight backpack that weighs 10.9 ounces and is made with waterproof Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF), formerly called cuben fiber. It’s seam taped inside, making it effectively waterproof so you don’t...Show More Summary

Short Length Ultralight Sleeping Pads

3 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Switching to a shorter torso length sleeping pad is a good way to reduce the weight of your ultralight backpacking gear because your legs don’t need the same amount of insulation as your core does in three season conditions. If you have...Show More Summary

Enter for a Chance to Win a FREE Granite Gear Crown2 60L Backpack

4 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

The Granite Gear Crown 2 Backpack is a roll-top, multi-day backpack with an optional top lid pocket. An upgrade to the first generation V.C. Crown 60 backpack (See Best Ultralight Backpacks), this new model includes large zippered hip belt pockets, an optional top lid, and adjustable-length hip belt. Show More Summary

Ultralight Meal Planning With Friends and Lessons Learned

I recently completed the incredibly beautiful 71-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass (Section J) in Washington State with a friend from work. Although we’re both experienced backpackers and chat frequently about our adventures, we had never hiked together. Show More Summary

How to Speed Up Esbit Cube Cooking

4 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Esbit cubes are solid fuel cubes used for cooking backpacking meals. Weighing just 0.5 ounces (14 g) each, they’re ultralight, you don’t need a container to carry them like an isobutane gas canister or alcohol bottle, and you can even...Show More Summary

12 ingenious ultralight hiking tips and tricks

4 months agoLifestyle : ADAPT Network

These backpacking hacks will help make your trip a whole lot easier.

Ultralight Tent and Shelter Guide

5 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Ultralight backpacking tents and shelters come in all shapes and sizes, but each type has advantages and disadvantages for different camping conditions. It’s best to understand these before you waste money on a tent or shelter that doesn’t suit your needs or comfort preferences. There are six basic types of ultralight  tents and shelters: Double-Walled …

Taking your Camera on Trail with Ease

We all know that most smartphones these days take some pretty darn good photos, but if you’re really wanting to step up your game, then carry a mirrorless or a DSLR with you while you’re on the trail. Being an ultralight backpacker is no easy task. Show More Summary

The Journey Toward Ultralight

It’s not just about gear I used to think ultralight backpackers I met or heard of were totally crazy.  These individuals were a special breed of super fast hikers who cared not about a good night’s sleep, staying warm and dry, or eating cold oatmeal for days on end. Show More Summary

The Best Backpacking Tent I’ve Ever Used

Nemo’s 1.75-pound Hornet Elite 2P is shockingly livable for an ultralight shelter

Why You Don’t Want or Need an Ultralight Backpack

Most of us really only need one internal-frame pack. Here's why it should be the new Osprey Aether AG and not one of its super high-end, tech'ed out competitors.

ULA Backpacks: How to Choose

8 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) is one of the oldest and most respected ultralight backpacking gear manufacturers. Their backpacks are quite popular with long distance backpackers and weekend warriors in the United States and are a frequent sight along our National Scenic Trails and in the backcountry. Show More Summary

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