An excellent choice for the person who wants to cut pack weight without sacrificing protection from the elements. The Zpacks Soloplex is an amazing tent with a simple yet very effective design. Please continue reading to see if this could be the ultralight tent for you! Zpacks uses a lot of methods to keep the weight of their gear down. Thinner and lighter materials, smaller lines and line locs, smaller zippers, and so on. From what I see they do their best to inform consumers of the materials strength… Full review
This is a great UL pack that is smartly designed, comfortable within its load limits, customizable, and about as light as you will find in a framed midsized backpack. Cuben and carbon fiber construction keep the weight at around one pound. This is a review of the Zpacks Arc Blast backpack. I purchased one in late Spring 2014 and have had the opportunity to put a couple hundred miles on it by now. I am not associated with Zpacks in any way. This is probably the lightest framed mid-size backpack on… Full review
The ZPacks Triplex tent combines wonderfully lightweight and compact packing with roominess for two (and adequate for three). It would work very well for a solo hiker as well given its light weight. It appears to be plenty durable for extended hikes such as the long thru-hiking trails. While during sunny days, the inside of the tent got somewhat warm, the thorough ventilation kept this tolerable (you should be on the trail hiking then, anyway), and provided plenty of dry shelter during the huge… Full review
These pants are great! I don't usually carry rain pants for summer hikes in dry climates, but for a few ounces these pants saved my bacon in the abnormally stormy weather we experienced on the JMT this past August. I wore them for hiking in rain at high elevation and also around camp and at night in the tent for extra warmth. These pants are worth every penny of the $160 I paid for them. They are so light and small that I don't hesitate to throw them in my pack "just in case". The three layer laminate… Full review
Awesome ultralight shelter for one person, or two people if they're really cozy. Easily usable as a 3-season shelter, with proper sleeping gear and clothing. I used this tent (with optional beak) for the first time on a 5-day, 60 mile hike in the Flattops Wilderness area of the Rocky Mountains. Elevations were over 10k the whole trip. Weather was varied, lows between apx 38-48, light rain, heavy rain, moderate wind, calm/still air, and heavy mosquito activity. My previous tent was a Lightheart… Full review
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