A poncho/tarp is a good choice for SuperUltraLight backpacking. With this one you get a good shelter, rainwear, and pack cover for only 7 ounces.
Why use a silnylon poncho/tarp when spinnaker is lighter? The answer may surprise you.
A well-designed, low volume 4.4-ounce pack for dayhikes or SuperUltraLight overnights.
Improves on the classic (now discontinued) GoLite Breeze, and cuts the weight by a third.
It’s made of spinnaker fabric and must be "handled with care," but the volume to weight ratio will knock your socks off!
A comfortable and lofty 14-ounce jacket with some nice features, but missing ultralight appeal.
Staff Favorites - Our gear picks from the 2005 hiking and backpacking season.
Full three-season (non-bomber) weather protection for one person for only 11.2 ounces including guylines and stakes.
Minimal features and prone-to-abrasion-damage spinnaker fabric make this the lightest 2000-cubic inch backpack on the market.
We found a “sleeper” - the Feather-Lite has 1.5 inches more loft than specified.
Reader submissions of spreadsheet files used for trip planning and gear lists.
The lightest down jacket on the market.
What a conundrum! The upgraded pack has some great improvements, and is now an outstanding value, but (darn it) it's also heavier.
A waterproof sleeping bag may sound like overkill, until you think about the possibilities – like sleeping under the stars without getting damp or wet insulation, and leaving the bivy sack at home.
Lofty, light, warm, and durable for its weight - although it does lose a few feathers at the seams.
The MontBell Down Inner Jacket is only $139, but lacks the loft of the leading jackets.
Not the lightest snowshoes we tested, but wonderful performers.
Durable, resistant to compression, and very comfortable for the weight, but a couple of extra inches would be nice.
The lightest snowshoes on the market, but with less traction than heavier shoes.
Nice innovations including a shape that allows a more natural walking gait, but heavy.