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Old 11-28-16, 05:27 AM   #1
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My ultralight home!

Tent: MSR Freelite 1
https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co...ing-tent-p5030

Sleeping pad: Exped Hyperlite LW
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Sleepingbag: Western Mounteering Summerlite
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This is my "big three" when am heading for Norway-Paris next year

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Old 11-28-16, 01:47 PM   #2
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Wonderful setup! I just picked up the same air pad and it was so light, I got a Long-Wide. Normally I go for torso pads to save weight. Man, I have never slept better in the woods when it's 20ºF.

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I am in the market for a new mattress, but there are several reviews on REI's web site describing how baffles have blown. Makes me hesitant.
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Old 11-28-16, 02:44 PM   #4
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Am going the bike packing way on black friday I also orded revelate design Harness and salttrolly drybag, gastank, halv frame bag medium and a ekstra bag to put outside the salttrolly. Am not sure about the saddle bag yet..! But am leaning on the Arkel Seatpacker 15. Then I have around total 45-50 Litre off space to my gear.

Am trying to go ultralight for the cost off only light haha
Tent 40% discount
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Sleeping pad 25% discount (------=-------------=------)

Anybody have tips about a lightweight stove, feel free to speak
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Wonderful setup! I just picked up the same air pad and it was so light, I got a Long-Wide. Normally I go for torso pads to save weight. Man, I have never slept better in the woods when it's 20ºF.

Nice pic man. Are you dawn at 1,5 kg with that setup?
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Many possible answers.

Ultralightest is probable a mixture of ESBIT tablets (no container required) and a simple alcool stove similar to the EverNew Stand (somewhere down the page. 60 grams or so). You may also want to consider liquid alcool. I prefer ESBIT tablets. Safer and more convenient.

If you prefer gas canisters, MSR pocket Rocket is worth considering.
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For a canister stove also look at Soto.
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I am in the market for a new mattress, but..........
Heh!...Looking through old photos I just realized that my current Therm-a-Rest "Guidelite" is at least 30 years old and has never had a puncture. At 1.5 pounds it's not that outdated either. Think I'll stop while I'm ahead!
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Nice to see other ultralighters - here's my multitasking core rig @ 5lbs/10L.

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Nice to see other ultralighters - here's my multitasking core rig @ 5lbs/10L.

Nice man ive also bought a ultralight jacket last week, Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer
Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer Review | OutdoorGearLab
Orded it from Cape Verde when I was there last week, and I used this brilliant Daypack
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not bigger than a fist packed. Will use it when am shopping food the last hours off the day. Evening food and breakfest when stealtcamping.
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Heh!...Looking through old photos I just realized that my current Therm-a-Rest "Guidelite" is at least 30 years old and has never had a puncture. At 1.5 pounds it's not that outdated either. Think I'll stop while I'm ahead!
I hear you. I have been through several mattresses, but my old Therm-a-Rest Prolite 3 has been going strong for many years. Guess my old back has been spoiled by a thicker mattress.
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I can't speak to the durability of the Exped, but i'll try to wear it out this winter. Will report back.

Between Kelley and I, we have three thermarest air pads and none have ever failed. I had five other pads, but I mailed them all to the protestors at Standing Rock. Best place to send extra gear for winter camping!
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I can't speak to the durability of the Exped, but i'll try to wear it out this winter. Will report back.

Looking forward to hearing how it goes.


The worst I ever had was a BA Air Core. I inflated in the house once to make sure it held air. Put it away and then left for Cycle Oregon a few weeks later. On Day 0 it literally developed a hole right before my eyes (near the valve) as I was inflating it. Fortunately, I brought the patch kit. The hole didn't seal completely and the thing would lose air over night, but it held enough to get by.
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I've had two Exped air mattresses (the old synmats, not the new hyperlight) that have had baffles de-laminate. Both times it happened while inflating the pad, and both times they still held air afterwards. Just had an awkward bulge in the center that made sleeping less comfortable. Both times Exped has replaced the pad with a new one.

I'm not sure if this counts as a recommendation or a warning. The pads are great, and the customer service has been phenomenal. And they claim they had a bad lot, and fixed the problems that caused the de-lamination.
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Old 11-29-16, 01:12 PM   #15
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Anybody have tips about a lightweight stove, feel free to speak[/QUOTE]

I use a trangia 27 stove with a small clik fit holder. Uses denatured alcohol. Also used some high test bourbon once. Man that was painful to see it lit. Both fit in a 1 liter ss pot. Small, compact, did not weigh it. Also need to carry some fuel. Depends on where you tour, this has some more available fuel options. Was checking out some of those titanium/steel little wood stoves. Just need fuel around.
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Nice man ive also bought a ultralight jacket last week, Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer
Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer Review | OutdoorGearLab
Orded it from Cape Verde when I was there last week, and I used this brilliant Daypack
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack - 1220cu in | Backcountry.com
not bigger than a fist packed. Will use it when am shopping food the last hours off the day. Evening food and breakfest when stealtcamping.
I've been carrying an S2S Ultra-sil Daypack too... haven't used it yet though, as I still have spare room in my pannier. I do load my free rear rack with a near gallon of water at the end of the day though - for a shower, dinner, B'fast, and the morning ride while stealth camping.

You're investing in top shelf UL gear... curious what your spin on UL touring is? Mdilthey's seems to be into off-road/bikepacking, and I'm into ultra-portability for multi-modal transport and taking everything indoors with me (stores, restaurants, museums, hotels)... how about you? UL seems to be a rather tiny niche here.
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Old 12-03-16, 05:54 PM   #17
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Just got my frame bag from revelate design and it fits my Roubaix frame perfect in medium 5L and the tent poles are fitting right in it
And now a qustion. Am looking at a compressionbag like this too my WM Summerlite
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Will the small bag (10-3,3L) or the XS (6-2L) be the best choice? Never had one befor, and can only be orded on the "big nett" thats the reason I ask

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Will the small bag (10-3,3L) or the XS (6-2L) be the best choice?
I use the Sea-to-Summit small stuff (not compression) for my down-bag. The bag weights 28 ounces and it fits nicely. It couldn't fit in the XS.
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Had to order it :-) 35% discount in the mid chrismas sale. Comfort/sleep is importen
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Wonderful setup! I just picked up the same air pad and it was so light, I got a Long-Wide. Normally I go for torso pads to save weight. Man, I have never slept better in the woods when it's 20ºF.



not unless your a badger
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Enjoy your travels In July-August I will use my Hilleberg ATKO while bicycling solo (Cape York, Queensland to Cairns) - unsupported - and IF my traveling companion will come along, then we will use a Nallo 2-GT.

Whatever works - works atm. No one "best" solution, IMHO.
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I am in the market for a new mattress, but there are several reviews on REI's web site describing how baffles have blown. Makes me hesitant.
I recommend the Nemo Tensor series. 3 inches thick, super light, and it feels like sleeping on a heated pad.

I went from a 1" thick cheap thermarest to that Nemo and it was night and day. It blows me away how warm it feels, it honestly feels like sleeping on a heated pad.
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I recommend the Nemo Tensor series. 3 inches thick, super light, and it feels like sleeping on a heated pad.

I went from a 1" thick cheap thermarest to that Nemo and it was night and day. It blows me away how warm it feels, it honestly feels like sleeping on a heated pad.
I have a Nemo. I think it's the 40R or something like that. It sprang a leak around the valve that has been stubborn to patch. I think the leak started because the valve became very sticky and I had to twist it hard to get it open. As a result, I am not keen on the brand, but maybe they have changed the valve design.
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Just order this ultralight stove https://www.amazon.com/BRS-3000T-Ult.../dp/B01E9UF41Q
It cost only 16$ shipped to norway 25g only so I give it a shot. Someone else on this forum tried it?

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Just order this ultralight stove https://www.amazon.com/BRS-3000T-Ult.../dp/B01E9UF41Q
It cost only 16$ shipped to norway 25g only so I give it a shot. Someone else on this forum tried it?
i use one and was going to mention it. Works great so far.

I've also had Exped baffles blow up. Couldn't sleep with a bulge in the middle so I punched the mat until it looked like a big twinkie. Then I slept on my belly with my arms hanging down. Exped replaced it and I sold it and bought a NeoAir. I've had a Big Agnes seam leak, an Exped baffle blown and a NeoAir cut last summer (patched since).
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