I have had the Osprey Levity 45 liter ultralight backpack (1 lb. 12 oz.) since last summer and loaded it for trips multiple times before leaving it home for the familiarity of other tried and true packs such as the HMG Southwestern 3400, Zpacks Arc Blast, or MLD Prophet. It was announced with a grea ...Read More
Gossamer Gear's slogan is take less. do more which is a philosophy that I adopted some time ago and I have a fair collection of ultralight equipment including my recently purchased Gorilla 40 that I was persuaded to try by my daughter a wilderness ranger in Washington's Cascade range, she uses the M ...Read More
I have been an advocate for Hoka One One's ultralight aggressive and highly cushioned running and hiking footwear since the original Speedgoat and Speed Hiker Mid became available in the United States in fact my first Speed Hikers were imported from the UK and they eventually relieved me fro ...Read More
As an ultralight gear enthusiast I recently searched the internet looking for previews of the newest 2019 offerings and found Big Agnes was stepping into the dyneema fabric and carbon pole super ultralight tent arena, my initial thoughts were enthusiastic as each year I have lowered my pack and foot ...Read More
Gear Gone Wild : HMG Southwestern 3400 on the Carne Mountain High Route, Glacier Peaks Wilderness, WA.
Time and time again I find myself leaving home with my Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 ci (55L) cuben fiber backpack it is a simple, waterproof, bombproof backpack that has the fit and function that I minimally need at 2 lb. and here I am closing a multiday loop of the Carne Mountain High Rou ...Read More
I was looking for a compact ultralight canister stove which would boil quick, use gas efficiently and be durable / dependable in the summer and shoulder seasons and after doing some research to include raves from my daughter who has used it for two years including a PCT thruhike in 2017 I have settl ...Read More