5 Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2023 (Complete Buyer’s Guide)

Last spring and summer, I was able to test 5 of the best ultralight backpacks on the market, and they are still current...
hiker carrying an Osprey Levity

What Is Considered Ultralight Backpacking?

Backpacking is a term with many meanings. You could go "backpacking across Europe" which could just be carrying a giant backpack on planes instead...
Zenbivy bed next to Light Bed

Zenbivy Bed vs Light Bed Comparative Review (We Tried Both)

Zenbivy set out to make the world’s most comfortable outdoor sleeping system, and I have to admit that after using both the Zenbivy Bed...
hiker with Gossamer Gear Gorilla 50

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Review (Why You May or May Not Like...

The Gossamer Gear Gorilla 50 is a great lightweight pack designed for long-distance backpacking when keeping weight to a minimum is key. It has...
hiker carrying an Osprey Levity

Osprey Levity 45 Review (If You’re Serious About Ultralight)

The Osprey Levity 45 ultralight backpack is like a prizefighter, ruthlessly cutting weight.  It is the lightest weight pack that I have seen that retains...
Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor Review

Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor Review (Flexible but Limited)

The Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor is a well-made pack by a company that has been making quality packs for a long time, but it...
3 people trekking on a rocky mountain

Trekking vs Backpacking: Same Thing or Different?

If you're just starting out tackling different types of hikes and treks, you may wonder what the difference is between the common terminology you...
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Junction Ultralight Backpack Review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Junction Ultralight Backpack Review

Let’s start with the fact that lightweight backpacks are not for everyone. If you plan to carry outlandish loads, please buy an outlandish backpack. If,...
hiker carrying Gregory Focal overlooking reservoir

Gregory Focal & Facet Pack Review (All the Fixins, No Fat)

The Gregory Focal 48 is a great lightweight pack with more bells and whistles than most packs in this category. It fits great and...
grizzly bear pooping

Bear Scat: What Bear Poop Looks Like and More Crappy Facts

Anyone who spends time in nature knows that finding animal poop on or near a trail is more than just a gross inconvenience. Poop...
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