The GoLite Pinnacle Pack carries 4500cu inches worth of gear at an incredibly low 1lb 9oz weight. This is a great pack for fast packers and alpinists who strive for simplicity in their gear. The Pinnacle Pack’s lidless design helps it achieve its low weight and provides a clean profile. GoLite added a large front pocket to provide a place for smaller items like your extra pair of gloves. The foam back panel supports moderate loads and allows you to move freely as you hike or ski. The Pinnacle Pack also includes a hydration sleeve to hold your favorite 3-liter bladder and keep water accessible.
Tired of running out of juice in your headlamp three days into a weeklong trip? Thanks to an integrated solar panel, the Everlite Solar Headlamp banishes those pesky disposable batteries forever and saves space in your bag for more important things. This headlamp comes with a 2.5 x 4.5-inch solar panel that quickly charges the small lithium ion battery; six hours in the sun = 12 hours on high and up to 24 hours on low or flash modes. The multifunctional solar charger also hooks up to cell phones, GPS, iPods and other electronics using Everlite’s converter cables (sold separately). At only 5 ounces for the headlamp and panel, the Everlite Solar Headlamp is the obvious choice for extended trips and light-and-fast endeavors.
The Firefly is a unique design which turns your bottle into a lantern. Its unique construction allows it to be used right side up, upside down, or hanging from the nearest handy branch. The lid design contains an integrated LED light which spreads a warm glow throughout the bottle. It has variable light levels so you can have a nightlight for stormy nights, or a reading light for enjoying your latest read; the control is at your finger tip. The electronics are in a separate sealed compartment, so there’s no risk of water or juice gumming up the works. Compatible with all standard wide mouth bottles.
Why settle for instant coffee when you can sip your favorite brew on your next excursion? The featherweight French press brings civilization with you, even to the most uncivilized locations. It comes with a Jetboil stove that is a self-contained cooking system a little larger than a Nalgene bottle. This super-efficient canister stove is attached to a mug to form a single, connected system. The Jetboil can boil a cup full of water in 30 seconds. Now you can stay in bed until the last minute and still have time to make fresh coffee. The base and canister nest inside of the mug for transport, and it has an insulating sleeve to protect your hand and hold heat inside. A handgrip strap gives you something to hold onto so the hot stuff goes into your mouth, not your lap. Fuel canister not included.
The Teko Women’s Inego Ultra-Light Crew Socks prevent your feet from getting all sweaty and blistery on your hikes and runs. Thanks to a soft, environmentally-friendly fiber, the Inego Crew Socks help keep you and the environment going day after day. The Inego Ultra-Light Socks wick moisture away from your feet as you heat up, and the fabric dries quickly, so you’re not left peeling off soaked socks after a hard hike. With extra reinforcement in the heels and toes, these Teko socks stand up to your active and everyday wear.
GSI Outdoors created the intelligent Ultralight Dualist Cook System to solve the problems of previous minimilast cook sets. A folding handle locks while cooking and secures the whole set when you’re on the trail. A Lexan lid has a built in strainer and sip hole, and lighter-than-titanium Halulite withstands scratches and evenly conducts heat. A self-standing stuff sack doubles as a kitchen sink to hold dishwater for when you’re done eating your chicken corn chowder.
Take the polarized Kaenon Porter Sunglasses with you on your next afternoon paddle or bike trip. Kaenon’s SR-91 lenses give you the eye protection you need for any of your active pursuits. The Porter Sunglasses’s revolutionary SR-91 lenses give you both the lightweight durability of a polycarbonate lens and the clarity of a glass lens. The wrap-around design ensures a comfortable, stable fit, which keeps them locked on your head as you charge down the trail. Kaenon made these shades versatile enough to handle high activity sports as well as the post-ride hangout.
You like to go light, but you like to go prepared. Now you can do both with Adventure Medical’s new Ultralight Series kits. Adventure racers, backpackers, hikers, bikers, and climbers all rave about the Ultralight .5. Paddlers love its waterproof design which consists of an inner leakproof bag with airtight seal (certified waterproof to 200′) and a tough, lightweight outer bag made of 1.3oz silicone impregnated ripstop nylon. This outer bag also has the handiest little stuff pocket for driver’s license, credit card, keys, etc. With this kit, you get just enough hospital-quality supplies for one person, all wrapped up in an ultralight package.
This 3-megapixel waterproof wrist camera frees you from the hassle of dragging out your normal camera everytime you see a photo op while surfing, waterskiing, or skiing. It locks flat and pivots up for use, so it won’t get in your way when you’re not using it. Plus, not only does it take pics, but up to 54 minutes of video as well. And if you take a digger, you won’t have to worry because it’s waterproof to a depth of 100 feet.
This lightweight, tray-style hitch mount has good looks, easy loading and a price that’ll make you feel like you got away with highway robbery. Each tray is independently adjustable so you can carry bikes of any height or length. A spring-loaded pin lets it fold down for rear of car access. Plus, it folds up and into itself when not in use.
If you’ve planned a day of in-town R&R at the end of your weeklong outdoors trip, you’ll want to throw this is your pack. Nothing screams “hot summer sultriness” like a cotton sundress with a multicolored Pac-Man print, which makes the Volcom Women’s Jagged Edge Dress steamier than a roomful of sweaty dudes playing vintage video games on an August night in Memphis. Tuxedo-inspired stitching on the bodice, shirt tail hem detailing, and buttons down the front add a certain formal “je ne sais quoi” to your look. So show off your backpacking tan by wearing this out on the town.
The Travel Hammock created the 10-ounce Ultralight Hammock so you can stretch out and relax between two trees in camp, yet it won’t weigh you down on the trail. A quick-drying nylon blend material creates a relaxing place to kick back even when you can’t find a flat piece of ground. The Ultralight Hammock fits into its own built-in stuff sack for quick-and-easy storage when the time comes to get going again. *Max capacity is 250 pounds.
The Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4 is the lightest, most compact, four-season self-inflating mattress ever made. The ProLite line of mattresses belongs to the Fast& Light Series from Therm-a-Rest. They are engineered to accommodate those who need to carry everything to survive – from alpinists to adventure racers and long-distance backpackers. Therm-a-Rest’s proprietary foam is 20% lighter and traps more air than previous models, making it warmer and far easier to carry. The ProLite 4 is thick enough for four-season use, and features a sticky-dot non-slip surface that ensures your mattress stays put for a full night’s sleep. Compatible with the Lite Chair Kit for added backcountry comfort. Pair it up with a Fast & Light Stuff Sack for protection and portability.
$84.95 – $109.95
Therm-A-Rest’s most luxurious chair set-up, the Trekker Lounge will turn your sleeping pad into a comfy seat in no time. It’s made with a soft nylon Taslan top and durable nylon oxford bottom that fully encases the mattress. The removable back-support stays eliminate the need to remove the mattress for sleeping or packing. This chair sleeve fits full-length 20in or 25in mattresses in Therm-A-Rest’s Trek & Travel and Camp & Comfort Series.
$44.95 – $49.95
The Coleman F1 UltraLight Stove isn’t just a weight saving stove; it’s also ultra-compact and ultra-powerful for its size. Hailing from Coleman’s award-winning Exponent line of backpacking gear, the F1 UltraLight weighs in at a scant 2.7 ounces, but packs 16,400 BTUs of heat in its single burner for lightning-quick boiling time at full blast. Full flame adjustability means it’s also capable of a low simmer and everything in between, and the serrated pot supports fold away for storage in the included stuff sack. If you pack light but don’t want to sacrifice function, the F1 UltraLight from Coleman should be a part of your checklist.
Keep your gear dry, your wallet full, and your load light with the bombproof Sierra Designs Sirius 3 Tent. With lots of space, this three-season shelter makes sure you and your two tent-mates stay mates. This lightweight tent tags along on trips between March and October. Sierra Designs’ Swift Clips make pitching fast and easy. The innovative pre-threaded Quick Pitch Swivel Hub system cuts down on set-up time by cutting down on material and moving parts. The dual doors put an end to the midnight steamroll exits. Dual vestibules add 4 square feet of protected external storage space on each side of the Sirius 3 Tent. Funk-fighting, anti-microbial Tent Guard with Ultra Fresh treatment offsets your tent-mates’ fragrance.
The Sea To Summit’s Lightweight Dry Sack is lighter and more packable than traditional boating dry bags, which means you can take this waterproof Dry Sack backpacking and adventure traveling. Fully taped seams and a roll-top closure on the Dry Sack block water whether this bag sits inside your pack or your kayak hull. Choose the 35-liter Dry Sack for clothes and gear, or a smaller bag for quick trips. *Sea To Summit recommends double-bagging sensitive electronic devices.
$9.90 – $19.90
Outdoor Research Helium Compression Sacks squish your clothes, sleeping bag, and other gear to minimize the amount of pack space you need for a long trip. Not only that, but the Helium Compression Sacks also include end pockets to stash small items. Thanks to Outdoor Research’s use of ripstop silnylon fabric, these bags weight a fraction of regular nylon compression sacks.
$24.95 – $31.95
Ahhh…The Ocean Minded Women’s Siren Sandals lull your feet into a deep state of relaxation. The eco-friendly peeps at Ocean Minded used a combed EVA topsole and a slight wedge for lots of comfort and incorporated a foot-hugging graduated strap for a little function to go with the form.
It’s an investment, but you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. This slim and compact camera is WiFi-capable and allows you to send images at the touch of a button to your Flickr account or Nikon’s “my Picturetown” service. Plus, you’ll get six-months of complimentary T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi service for digital cameras. In terms of picture quality, you’ll be more than happy with its 9-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, and a 3-inch LCD display. Brag to all your friends trapped back at home in the summer heat by sending your wicked-awesome photos as soon as you take them while on the road.
Just because you smell like a monkey after three days on trail doesn’t mean you have to eat like one. Mountain House’s Freeze Dried Rice and Chicken meal for two is light, easy to make, and best of all, tastes great. It comes in a foil package that stands up on its own for easy eatin’ and cookin’.
The Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter is Katadyn’s highest rated microfilter. The Katadyn Hiker is ideal for lightweight backpacking, and eliminates Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and all bacteria. The Katadyn Hiker is easy to use and even guaranteed not to clog for 1 year. Included with the hiker are a Nalgene bottle attachment and hydration pack attachment. The Hiker is efficient with its lightweight compact microfilter that gives a high water output per stroke.