18 responses

  1. Samantha
    November 18, 2013

    Philip – this is a great list! I definitely want one of those Plasma 1000 jackets. Not too expensive either. I’m forwarding this post to my husband!

  2. Burt
    November 18, 2013

    Are those bottles from REI? You American hikers have it made, I’d love to have that kind of selection avilable

    • Bob
      November 27, 2013

      Definitely looks like an REi shelf and I have purchased several of those from them

  3. TurtleMan
    November 18, 2013

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen rain pants that lightweight before. I’m hgoing to check those out. Do you know how much they weigh in a size Large or XL. I’ve heard that Japanese sizing tends to run a bit small.

  4. cp
    November 18, 2013

    The light looks cool, but it needs power right? Doesn’t seem that UL to me given that.

    • Philip Werner
      November 18, 2013

      It’s for ultralight hikers who backpack in winter (I realize there are very few of us).. When the sun goes down at 4:00 pm it helps to have a battery along.

  5. UltralightMan
    November 18, 2013

    Ray Jardine’s first and most inspirational (to ultralight backpacking) book was “The Pacific Crest Trail Hiker’s Handbook”. “Beyond Backpacking” is his follow up, sans a lot of his religious, philosophical and political opinions and minus a info specifically about the PCT, and his current book is called “Trail Life”, which is further refined but still much of it a retread of the previous volumes.

    • Philip Werner
      November 18, 2013

      Less whacky each iteration. Than man is a nut job but inspired many of us.

  6. John
    November 18, 2013

    Great ideas. I would love to receive any or all of them!!!

  7. Stinkbug
    November 23, 2013

    I’ve been using the myCharge 6000mAh battery pack all year to keep my “tronics” topped off and love it. All the right connectors. Don’t have to ration the phone or tunes or camera for a week at a time. Very versatile and lightweight. Check it out.

  8. Steve M
    November 25, 2013
  9. SnarkyNomad
    November 26, 2013

    I’m a big fan of Montbell’s ultralight down and synthetic jackets. I wear mine 6 months out of every year (though I went with the synthetic insulation, because it’s rainy here). Their jackets tend to be some of the lightest of their category, so they’re great for traveling too.

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