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Backpacking gear reviews, outdoor skills, news, forums about lightweight and ultralight backcountry travel, hiking, packrafting, tenkara, camping, and more. Over the past 17 years, Backpackinglight.com has published more than 4 million words of original content in 2,000+ articles and videos, has become a premiere provider of ultralight backpacking education and guiding, and is home to an active...
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The Outdoor Gear Store specializes in high quality lightweight backpacking equipment, ultralight hiking essentials, and in general, excellent outdoor gear from time-proven manufacturers as well as promising new gear companies. With backpacking gear and hiking essentials from the Gear Store, you can "gear up & get out" with confidence !! Weighs 2 lb 7 oz (1106 grams), rated 5 F / -15 C, 26 oz...
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Chile’s new Patagonia National Park may well become the “Yellowstone of South America” due to its rich diversity. The new Park has it all — the high glaciated peaks of the Southern Andes, wide valleys with ice cold glacial rivers, forests of southern beech hanging with moss, and startlingly green...
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Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) was established in 2001 by Pacific Crest Trail hiker Brian Frankle, who recognized a need for durable yet lightweight backpacking equipment. Over 15 years later nearly half the hikers completing this arduous 2,660 mile trail carry a ULA pack. Our reputation...
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If you engage in backpacking, at some point, you may consider packing a lighter load. That consideration was the main reason that Backpacking Lightweight was created in 1996, and it continues to be its primary focus. Since then, however, the Lightweight Backpacking & Hiking website has grown to...
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Functional ultralight backpacking and hiking gear designed by hikers. Providing you the best in lightweight outdoor and minimalist gear. Now featuring our custom 100D Robic jacquard camo super tough fabric, the Kumo 36 superlight backpack is a smaller volume pack that has the right features for the minimalist thru-hiker,... View full product details. If hack-ability is your jam, this is...
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Enjoy the freedom of a lighter backpack with no loss in comfort. Slash the weight of your pack with gear that is chosen by weight, quality, and efficiency. It’s all in one place for your convenience. Browse through the gear for dozens of ways to lighten your pack. Most of our gear is in stock and ready to ship. It’s guaranteed. You must be satisfied. Your new ultralight gear will help you get...
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Shop now for ultralight backpacking gear. We design and manufacture some of the lightest adventure equipment so you can experience and enjoy more wilderness. Free to Experience. Free to Enjoy. Free to Connect. Free of Fear. Free of Misery. Free to Smile. Litesmith designs, builds and curates ultralight adventure gear.
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Ultralight backpacking and hiking is about a virtuous circle. If your backpack weighs less, you can hike at a faster rate and closer to your day hike speed. Additionally, you won’t be as tired and sore. You can make 20 miles per day versus 10 miles per day if your pack is not killing you. If you can hike 20 miles per day, a 60-mile trip is a three-day trip, not a six-day trip. If you do the...
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Backpacking North is Lapland's premier outdoors blog covering self-powered adventures in northern Finland, Norway, Sweden and beyond. The blog features hiking trip reports, gear reviews, and the world famous. It's been fifteen months since my last backpacking trip, or, indeed, a single night spent outdoors. Plenty of time has been spent outdoors, though most if it was in the saddle or tethered...
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We design and manufacture the highest quality ultralight backpacking gear: backpacking quilts, backpacks, and accessories for your next lightweight adventure. The movement toward ultralight backpacking is growing, and we’re glad you’re joining us. Maybe you’re planning a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and need to cover maximum miles. Perhaps you want to continue backpacking into your golden...
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Ultralight backpacking gear lists and keto backpacking food ideas for thru hikers and backpackers looking to improve their backpacking performance with a ketogenic diet. Keto & Ultralight Backpacking Gear & Technique Gear Companies Gear Lists Keto Backpacking Low Carb / High Fat Diet: Why go Keto? Make no mistake, food is the final frontier in the evolution of ultralight backpacking and hiking....
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Scotland, what a beautiful nation and what an incredible hike Scotland has to offer. Truly incredible experience and one I thoroughly enjoyed. The TGO Challenge is a hiking adventure that is organized once a year […]. Hammock glamping.. that’s right, glamping maxed out, and no shame at all. The first real day of spring has arrived in Stockholm so I did what any highly motived government...
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The Mountain Hardwear Finder Jacket is a 2 layer rain jacket that gets suprisingly little coverage from the backpacking community. While not a full 3 layer rain jacket, the Finder Jacket, in both women’s and men’s, is able to hold up relatively well in a rainstorm or quick downpour. For non alpine use the Mountain Hardwear Finder Jacket is an excellent entry level rain jacket with an entry...
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Lightbackpacking provides tips for backpacking light, lightweight hiking, and ultralight backpacking. Getting there — from Portland, Oregon to Mammoth, California — took some doing. Keeping an eye on the weather, seeing nothing but sunshine and 65 degrees days at 8,000 feet in the Eastern Sierra, two friends and I booked a flight to Reno where we met a fourth friend and then drove three and a...
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Enlightened Equipment Offers Ultralight camping quilts for backpacking, bikepacking, and paddling adventures. Down or synthetic compact quilt-style sleeping bags and outdoor gear made in Minnesota, USA. It’s that time of year when children and college students are out of school, families are vacationing, and generally speaking, more and more people are spending quality time outdoors. Whether...
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Lightweight Backpacking, Camping Equipment, Camping Tents, Climbing Gear, Hiking Gear, Backpacking Gear from Backcountry Gear in Eugene, Oregon. We specialize in ultralight equipment for lightweight backpacking, climbing, hiking, camping and backcountry use. Backcountry Gear is a premier outdoor sporting goods store. We partner with top names in the business to provide the best in outdoor...
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ProLite Gear is the leading shopping guide and product review website for high performance outdoor gear. Browse products and view our latest articles. ProLite Gear is the leading shopping guide and product review website for high performance outdoor gear. Browse our selection of products and view our latest articles on mountain climbing gear, ice climbing gear, ultralight backpacking,...
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Nunatak is a Custom Ultralight Fastpacking Gear Manufacturer, Down & Synthetic Quilts, Sleeping Bags, Jackets Vests Parkas Made in Utah USA. Nunatak Gear is dedicated to the design and manufacturing of quality ultralight gear utilizing 900FP+ goose down and sophisticated shell fabrics. Nunatak was founded in the winter of 1999. From a basement operation in West Seattle with a bunch of good...
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Jim and I hiked the JMT in 2016, with Luke and Ian Willnerd. This is a video of some of our pictures and videos, a sort of highlight video. Jim put this together. Day 14 on the Camino Frances, Ciruena to Redecilla del Camino. Day 15 on the Camino Frances, Redecillo de Camino to Belorado. Day 19 on the Camino Frances, Leon to Villadangos del Paramo. Day 17 on the Camino Frances, Burgos to...
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