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Rab Summit Superlite Bivi – Bivy or Tent?

Rab Summit Superlite Bivi – Bivy or Tent?

At first glance, the Summit Superlite Bivi looks more like a tent than a bivy. So why do they call it a bivy?  It has something to do with US laws. More on that later. The Rab Summit Superlite Bivi is made of the very breathable eVENT fabric. This is the same material used for waterproof and breathable raincoats. The advantage of the eVENT fabric is its very light, single-wall structure for an almost... [Read more]

MLD Soul Side Zip ultralight eVent Bivy

MLD Soul Side Zip ultralight eVent Bivy

The Soul Bivy Side Zip eVent Bivy by Mountain Laurel Designs can be used directly in the open air without a tarp or tent thanks to the waterproof eVent outer. I use the Soul Bivy Side Zip in the mountains as well where a tarp or tent can be very hard to set up because there are sometimes no suitable spaces for a tarp. It’s quite an experience to sleep out in the open with the bivy. Ultralight hiking... [Read more]

Patagonia Mens Down Sweater

Patagonia Mens Down Sweater

The Patagonia Down Sweater is an ultra-light down jacket. What I really like about the jacket is the very water repellent and wind proof material. The very densely woven synthetic fabric of the Patagonia Down Sweater with an additional Deluge DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish keeps you dry in virtually any rain. According to the manufacturer, the finish is just as water repellent after many years. The... [Read more]

PossumDown Gloves and MLD eVent Rain Mitts

PossumDown Gloves and MLD eVent Rain Mitts

I have long sought a light glove and waterproof shell combination which does not let me down even when temperatures reach -10 degrees centigrade. I have now found just such a combination which weighs a total of only 63 grams! 1. PossumDown gloves These gloves offer an unbelievable weight/warmth ratio. A pair in size L weighs only 38 grams and keeps the hands considerably warmer than any other glove... [Read more]

SnowClaw ultralight snow shovel

SnowClaw ultralight snow shovel

The SnowClaw is an ultralight snow shovel that does not weigh much or take up space in your backpack. At 164 g and 4 mm thick, you hardly notice the SnowClaw in your pack. The SnowClaw is ideal for winter tours where a larger shovel is often not needed. It is ideal for the central uplands or Harz Mountains. For a long time, I never took a snow shovel with me because the larger ones were always too... [Read more]

Arc Alpinist Quilt / sleeping bag

Arc Alpinist Quilt / sleeping bag

The down quilts made by Nunatak USA are not yet well known in Germany. But these elegant quilt products are now sold all over the world. Sales are made only directly via the Nunatak USA website. The down quilts are expensive, but they are worth the price. Generally, customers do not just purchase one down quilt. Some ultralight hikers have 2 to 3 Nunatak ultralight down quilts for various areas and... [Read more]

SPOT GPS Satellite Personal Tracker Review

SPOT GPS Satellite Personal Tracker Review

The SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker is the first satellite messenger that enables message communication via satellite. In addition, the SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker can be used to determine location. Communication via satellite means SPOT can be used all over the world independently of cellular phone networks. I was able to test the SPOT thoroughly on my latest Sweden tour. After unpacking the... [Read more]

MLD LiteSoul ultralight bivy

MLD LiteSoul ultralight bivy

Mountain Laurel Designs has a total of four bivys in its product range. The lightest of these is the MLD LiteSoul, which weighs in at 4.4 ounces (130 grams). The top fabric of the MLD LiteSoul is highly water resistant and breathable. The bottom fabric is in Spectralite .60 (cuben fibre), which is extremely light and water resistant. Although the Litesoul bivy features a mummy-style form, it is extremely... [Read more]

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir first impression

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir first impression

The NeoAir mattress is another of this year’s innovative products from Therm-a-Rest. Its arrival on the market has been awaited with a considerable degree of anticipation in the ultralight scene, although date of delivery has been delayed in Germany and is now stated to be mid-May. The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir is the lightest air mattress in the world. It weighs only 254 grams/14 ounces (weighed), making... [Read more]

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks

Sea to Summit now has Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks,  an ultra-light version of the Dry Sacks. Depending on size, they are more than 50% lighter than the popular Sea to Summit Dry Sacks. The Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks are made of silicone treated Cordura, one of the lightest and sturdiest water-proof nylon fabrics. The seams are double stitched and sealed. The Ultra Sil Dry Sacks are slightly transparent so you can... [Read more]

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