Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ultamid 2 – Ultralight Pyramid Tent

My HMG Ultamid 2 is constructed with DCF8 Dyneema® Composite Fabrics (formerly Cuben Fiber) and I use it with a Half Insert made with a DCF11 floor. My flysheet weighs 528 grams while the half insert comes in at 422 grams which gives a total weight of 950 grams. The weight includes perimeter guy lines …

The Vargo BOT-700 and my custom made Pothugger titanium windshield 175 g including burner and baseplate

I published a review about the Vargo BOT-700 back in February 2019. The review was based on using the Vargo BOT-700 together with a gas stove. I have used the Vargo BOT-700 since September 2018. However, after expressing concerns about issues with burning food, I decided to contact Norman at Stormin Stove Systems to help …

My rain protection system for lightweight backpacking

The lightweight rain protection system that I have used the last three years consists of the following 3 items totalling 221 grams including rain mittens: Berghaus Hyper Shell Jacket (size L) weight 89 gramsInov8 AT/C Ultrapant waterproof (size L) weight 86 gramsMontane minimus mitt weight 46 grams The Berghaus Hyper Jacket has a low weight …

Comparing the Soto Windmaster and the BRS 3000T stoves

I was asked some months ago if there is a significant difference between the Soto Windmaster and the BRS 3000T stoves with respect to fuel consumption. I used the Soto Windmaster during my Arctic Sweden hike last September in 2109. So in October 2019 I decided to conduct a little test comparing the stoves. Here …

Photography Gear for Lightweight Backpacking

This is my story about how I began capturing images on my adventures including what camera equipment I used and what photography gear I pack today. My intension of this post is not to write a review about what photography gear is best to use for lightweight backpacking but more a record of my progression …

As Tucas Foratata Down Quilt Review

In April 2018 I ordered my handmade custom Foratata down quilt from As Tucas who are a small cottage company based in the Spanish Pyrenees. As Tucas was founded by Marco Sánchez in 2013. They make gear and apparel that they have tested in the Spanish Pyrenees. Their brand name means The summits in the Aragonese language, …

Headlamps and Lanterns for Lightweight Backpacking

I live in Scandinavia where there are considerable differences in daylight length all depending on where my location is. When I'm on my treks in northern Sweden in the late summer months, I experience only a few hours of darkness. In June the sun does not set at all and in January there is darkness …

Footwear for Lightweight Backpacking

Over the years manufactures and suppliers have been telling us that we need to use our hard-earned cash on heavy, expensive hiking boots. Advertising from large companies dictate what the main stream buy. Instead, I challenge you to listen to the advice from people using and testing gear like bloggers, YouTubers and discussions on forums …

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Stuff Sack Pillow

Ultralight backpacking has its foundations starting with gear that has two uses. Multiple use items contribute to reducing your total pack weight. For example my trekking poles are also my tent poles. Another example is my Hyperlite Mountain Gear stuff sack for my puffy jacket which doubles as a pillow. I purchased my HMG stuff …

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