What is ultralight backpacking and an ultralight backpacking gear list breakdown. 8.5 pound full comfort base weight and a 9.5 pound consumables for thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail or Continental Divide Trail. Tent, sleeping bag, everything reviewed. #ultralight #backpacking #ultralightgear
For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect. Our contributor stepped back to give tips on reducing pack weight for weekend backpacking trips and thru-hikes alike.
The best lightweight backpacking gear often can't be found at familiar stores like REI. Learn where the thru-hikers get their most specialized gear, and other tips for enjoying a lighter backpack on your next hike. #backpacking #hiking #backpackinggear