If you are planning a long term trip or are simply going to need a lot of equipment then weighty bags can be a real problem. Nobody wants to be carrying around heavy, bulky packs for long periods so packing yours with Ultralight Backpacking Gear is definitely the way forward.
Below is a list of ultralight backpacking travel items that won’t break your back when on the move.
Sleeping Bag – The Marmot Hydrogen is for those who do NOT want to compromise. Where other ultra light sleeping bags sacrifice quality and warmth for less weight, this doe’s not. All bags are tested to ensure they reach international down standards. Weighing in at only one pound, this is perfect for ultralight backpacking fanatics whilst being a great performing bag. Buy Now $362.00
Liner –Sea to Summit Adaptor CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner packs into its own 3″ x 5″ nylon stuff sack, weighs just 8.6 oz and is even treated with Insect Shield to repel insects and mosquitoes ensuring you have comfortable nights sleep. An ideal liner for use in tropical weather conditions due to the coolmax fabric technology and lightweight enough not to notice you are even carrying it. If you’re used to a standard cotton sleeping liner on your previous travels, then boy are you in for a pleasant surprise. Buy Now $57.95
Backpack – The Osprey Atmos 50 Liter Backpack ISN’T ONLY ultra lightweight at 3 pounds, Extremely comfortable with ventilated shoulder straps, Packed with pockets and fully zipped compartments which can detach to create a small daybag, Perfect for hiking/road trips/summer vacations and round the world adventures, but is ALSO one of the coolest looking backpacks money can buy. Buy Now $198.95
Shoes – New Balance Trail Running Shoes are good for both everyday backpacking wear and when you need extra traction for the occasional hike or trek. At less than 2 pounds you won’t even notice when they’re packed in your bag and not in use. The upper mesh material allows your feet to breath when being put to use and drys quickly if that water cave trekking activity requires it. Available in many colors, All in all the ideal ultralight backpacking shoe. Buy now from $33.50
Tent – Sea to Summit Specialist™ Solo and Duo shelters are two award winning shelters that give the interior space and comfort of a tent with a lower overall weight and more compact size than many bivis. Made of a thin waterproof/breathable Pertex fabric, the Solo weighs a miniscule 625g and the Duo coming in at 846g – with its poles! Either shelter can be set up with trekking poles, letting you leave the company’s alloy tent poles behind and shed further grams from your already super-light system. Buy Now $547.52
Travel gear is getting increasingly more lightweight so leave the heavy stuff behind and invest in some ultralight backpacking gear, your back will thank you for it.