Wednesday 11 January 2017

Lightweight Backpacking Collection

In the High Sierra 

Over the years I've posted a few articles on lightweight backpacking. As these are scattered throughout this blog I thought I'd gather together the links so they can be easily accessed.

How New Is Lightweight Backpacking?

Backpacking: How Light Is Safe?

Ultralight, Lightweight, Traditional .... Or Maybe Just Backpacking?

Ultralight Backpacking? Some Thoughts

Thoughts On Lightening A Backpacking Load

Performance, Durability & Lightweight Gear 

A Lightweight Approach to Big Hills

Why Lightweight Footwear?

Then & Now: Comparing Gear For Long Distance Walks 

 Shelters for Backpacking

Some Thoughts on Lightweight Footwear in Winter

Lightweight Gear In Winter

Ten Lightweight Packs for Long-Distance Walking

Wild camp on the TGO Challenge


  1. I am a Ul backpacker with a summer base weight of between 10 and 12 pounds. That's because I use light but not SUL gear.

    Tent-> Tarptent Moment DW (double wall) solo tent,similar to a Hilleberg Akto)
    Bag-> factory overstuffed 20 F. Western Mountaineering Megalite
    Pad-> Thermarest Prolite regular
    Pack -> Osprey EXOS 58
    Stove -> Caldera Cone ti Sidewinder W/ ESBIT tabs, 3 cup pot, Lexan cup & spoon
    Hydration-> Camelback 3 L. W/insulated hose
    Boots-> Merrill GTX Moab Mids

  2. My backpack complete with 9 pound weight. An I'm comfortable with it.