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Lightweight Backpacking

Once you go lightweight you will wonder how you ever enjoyed the trail before. The ultimate goal of a lightweight backpacker is to hit the trail with a pack weight below 25 pounds. That includes everything. Pack, sleeping bag, tent, food and water. Reaching this goal is fairly easy, you just have to find the right combination for you.

A small but growing group of backpackers fall into the category of ultralight backpacking. These are backpackers hitting the trail with a total packweight of less than 15 pounds.

Whether your goal is to go as light as possible or shed some pounds from your current pack, below you will find the gear you need to help you reach that goal.