Tag: Lightweight Backpacking

From The Gear Closet: My Favorite Lightweight Backpacking Gear

From The Gear Closet: My Favorite Lightweight Backpacking Gear

After years of trial and error, here is the backpacking gear and hiking clothing that I return to over and over again.

Bearikade Expedition Bear Canister – Gear Review

Bearikade Expedition Bear Canister – Gear Review

If you need a really big bear canister, the Bearikade Expedition should be at the top of your list. Here’s a review to help you decide if all the fancy carbon fiber is worth your money.

Tahoe Rim Trail: 7 Day Lightweight Backpacking Itinerary and Tips

Tahoe Rim Trail: 7 Day Lightweight Backpacking Itinerary and Tips

The 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail makes a fantastic lightweight backpacking route. Here’s a 7 day TRT itinerary, plus gear and logistics notes, from my TRT thru-hike.

Borah Gear Cuben Bivy – Gear Review

Borah Gear Cuben Bivy – Gear Review

The Borah Gear Cuben bivy is an ultralight, ultra-packable, water resistant bivy with bug netting top. It’s not right for every adventure, but here’s where it shines.

Enlightened Equipment Convert Hybrid Sleeping Quilt – Gear Review

Enlightened Equipment Convert Hybrid Sleeping Quilt – Gear Review

The Enlightened Equipment Convert is a flexible, lightweight hybrid sleeping quilt great for, well, pretty much anything. Here’s what I love about it, and one little thing that I don’t.

Gear Review: Big Sky Soul 1P Solo Tent

Gear Review: Big Sky Soul 1P Solo Tent

Detailed review of the Big Sky Soul 1P, an affordable, lightweight, versatile freestanding solo tent. Here’s why I love it for backpacking, bikepacking, and travel.

Clothing For Lightweight Backpacking: A Minimalist Full-Comfort Packing List

Clothing For Lightweight Backpacking: A Minimalist Full-Comfort Packing List

Choosing your hiking clothes wisely can shave pounds off your pack weight. Here’s an overview of what to wear backpacking when you’re trying to keep your backpack light.

The Case For Hiking in Trail Running Shoes (Plus Transition Guide and Popular Shoe Models)

The Case For Hiking in Trail Running Shoes (Plus Transition Guide and Popular Shoe Models)

Tired of big heavy boots? Here’s how to decide if hiking in trail running shoes is right for you, plus how to transition safely and which shoe models are best.

Lightweight Backpacking Tips for More Comfortable Miles

Lightweight Backpacking Tips for More Comfortable Miles

These lightweight backpacking tips and tricks will help you hike faster and more comfortably in the backcountry.