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Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

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

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

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

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

2 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

2 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

2 months agoLifestyle : ADAPT Network

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

Ultralight Tent and Shelter Guide

3 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

6 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

Gear Review: My Trail Backpack Co Light 50L

These days, thru hikers and weight conscious backpackers are spoiled for choice when it comes to lightweight backpacks on the market. With Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA), Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD), Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG),...Show More Summary

It’s time for an ultralight meal planning makeover!

Unexpected injuries ending thru hikes prematurely can be devastating! After hiking only 375 miles, I was forced off the trail due to a shoulder injury. Although I could no longer carry my backpack, I couldn’t bear the thought of my dream ending so soon while the remainder of my body felt great. Show More Summary

ULA CDT Backpack Review

6 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

The ULA CDT is a frameless backpack designed for ultralight backpacking, day hiking, and travel with a manufacturer maximum recommended load of 18 pounds or less. Weighing 19 to 24 ounces(with optional pockets), it’s a streamlined backpack with limited closed storage (36 liters in the main bag+extension collar/54 liters total). While the CDT is not the lightest …

Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

The Ultralight Backpacking industry’s future began to change in January of 2016, when Brandon McIntyre (Stitch) and Ashley Thick (Good Lady) started designing a line of backpacks to fit their adventurous lifestyles. Today, they offer...Show More Summary

How to Bend Backpack Frame Stays

7 months agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Backpack frame stays are aluminum rods that many ultralight or speciality backpack manufacturers use in their backpacks instead of full frames. They usually slot into pockets that run down the inside of the backpack along your back and slot into the hip belt or lumbar pad to help transfer load to your hips. Backpack companies …

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