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Ultra light hiking equipment/Gear

What is ultra light hiking?        

Most hikers would say it's more fun. Why? Not because you can hike faster (which you can) but because you have more time to enjoy the beauty around you at a pace that suits you. Lighter pack also means that at the end of the day you feel stronger, more relaxed and you recover  much faster. Lighter pack not only reduces the weight but also the volume which all together allows you to access more restricted areas, makes you less apt to lose balance and fall, and makes your feet and legs less sore and tired.

The Big 3 - Your pack       

The best way to reduce the weight of your pack can be made on your three heaviest items: backpack, sleeping bag and tent. The bigger your pack is the more you feel need to feel it. When you decide to buy a pack don't go for one that's too big in volume. The best thing to do is write down what you want from your pack then go to the store fill it up with gear and walk around for at least half an hour to see if you have the right fit. There are packs that weigh one or two pounds.

Your sleeping bag    

When it comes to sleeping outside we all want to have as much comfort as possible and thus we purchase sleeping bags for the worst possible conditions which are usually very heavy and make you roast since most of us go hiking in summers and occasionally in spring and autumn. Down sleeping bags are lighter than synthetic ones even thought they're often sniffed at because someone said that they don't function when wet. All bags are uncomfortable when wet. You can find ultra light sleeping bags that weigh one or two pounds.

Your shelter     

To reduce the weight of your shelter you need to seriously tackle the question of what conditions you are going to be sleeping in. In areas where you don't expect much rain or mosquitoes a simple tarp could be the best choice to make sure that dew doesn't settle on you. To protect you from mosquitoes and bugs you can get a mosquito or no-see-um netting. You can also find ultra light tarp tents complete with no see um mesh. Your ultra light shelter can weigh as little as one or two pounds. One more things you can do to distribute the weight of your tent is to split it between the people on your hike. 

Ultra light hiking products:     

Nowadays you can get literally anything from ultra light tents to ultra light cooking equipment, shoes, clothing and first aid kit. Ultra light hiking equipment has become more of a must than a luxury. Unless you want to end up carrying a bag which will eventually spoil your enthusiasm for hiking, consider investing in ultra light hiking equipment. It can be even cheaper than your current gear.


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