While we all realize the fever of cuben fiber known as dynnema, the super ultralight fabric comes at big expense and if you are trying to stay in a moderate budget is nearly impossible to acquire. By doing some basic math for a DIY project, the expense is nearly the same, and requires proper skills, […]Read more "Going SUL in a budget: Cuben Fiber vs membrane 0.93 "
Going super ultralight has many benefits; in our case wasnt about triming ounces to hike more, it was about the challenge. Remember your back and spine truly does not differentiate much between 10 or 15lbs of weight; is physocological unless you are injured. We are gear rats and like anyone, our transition into sul gear […]Read more "Stupid Light GearList rated to 35F "
We recently received the recharge directly from the manufacturer in conjuction with their newest thermodown 15F 700 fill quilt. Paria Outdoors broke into the market last year with a new trekking pole design simulating some aspects of black Diamond z poles. A tri-fold design adjustable to 135cm. While innitially they had some quality control problems, […]Read more "Paria Outdoors recharge UL insulated pad Review"
In our last article we offer a full list of ultralight gear down to 32F with a total weight of 6lb 11oz with a cost of $524 not including trekking poles, clothing, food or fuel. Lets put a few options for your own research, in the hopes will enlight your future purchases. Going light is […]Read more "Summer sleep system for cheap. "
Let me start by reiterating that backpacking is not longer an expensive hobbie or sport. Globalization has created a lot of competition among manufacturers, bringing the niche market to an affordable balance. While you can shave a lot of weight going super ultralight, in some cases, the expense to save a few ounces becomes a […]Read more "$500 uL Backpacking gear list. "
As we know there’s a big difference between car campers, big haulers, old school hikers, backpackers and ultralighters; but theres a few items by necessity we all share. The brand, size and weight will vary depending purpose but if you are going to make the expense, put aside the trials and go for reliable. The […]Read more "Essentials: the basics for everyone. "
In order to find the best deals, you need to plan ahead and take an advantage of past season gear; all big manufacturers release their products twice a year for the upcoming seasons. By buying your winter gear during the summer and vice-versa you be saving a lot of money by simple research. Here is […]Read more "Where and when to buy backpacking gear on-line?"