Ultra Lightweight Rucksacks and Backpacks
|Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Rucksack |
The Mariposa Plus continues the ultra-lightweight backpacking revolution with the same incredible array of important features at a weight of just over a pound! This is the same great pack as the original but constructed of ripstop nylon for added durability while keeping the weight penalty to about 3 ounces.
Price £80 .00
|Gossamer Gear Miniposa Rucksack |
The 2011 Miniposa continues the revolutionary ways of lightweight rucksacks with the same incredible array of important features plus a reduced volume for all of you true minimalists out there who still want most of the features of the Mariposa line. We love the way this pack carries, its slimmer profile makes for a very controlled load that doesn't move around on your back but still allows 5 days worth of food and gear to be carried comfortably.
|Gossamer Gear Mariposa Rucksack |
The ultra lightwieght Mariposa builds on the popular features of the stalwart G4 backpack, effectively incorporating the "dual use" technique of ultra lightweight backpacking. Your sleeping pad (NightLight, Z-Lite/Z-Rest, Thermarest® 3/4 length, or other 20"-wide pad) becomes part of the pack frame by inserting into the back of the pack
|Gossamer Gear G4 Rucksack |
The G4 is designed to effectively incorporate the "dual use" technique of ultralight backpacking. Your sleeping pad (NightLight torso, Z-Lite/Z-Rest, Thermarest® 3/4 length, or other 20"-wide pad) becomes the pack frame by inserting into the back of the pack. This way it can be extracted during rest stops to sit/lay on without unpacking your pack.
|Golite Women's Jam Lightweight Rucksack - Grease/Night |
The Golite Jam² is a lightweight classic. It has been newly updated for 2010 wirth new Double-Wishbone hipbelt connection to transfer weight efficiently to the hips and features quick-access zippered stretch pockets. High-void meshes on back panel, hipbelt and shoulder harness move moisture quickly and promote rapid drying.
|Terra Nova Laser 20L Rucksack |
The new range of Terra Nova lightweight packs is led by the Laser 20L daypack, which enters a competative market to become the lightest fully featured pack of it's size currently available. Our extensive knowledge and development of lightweight materials and design has led us to produce a day pack with a full length water resistant zip, exterior mesh pockets, hip storage, removable chest strap/whistle and front compression cords, all at an incredible 328g
|Terra Nova Laser 35L Rucksack |
The Laser 35L is the largest pack in this Terra Nova new range, but still comes in under half a kilo despite having a removable back pad for protection from climbing gear, full length water resistant zip, hip storage, chest strap with whistle, side compression and multiple gear attachment points and loops. Without the 8mm foam back pad this multi-function pack is only 476g!
|Integral Designs Silcoat Ultralight Daysack |
The ultimate ultralight 25 litre day sack. Stuff your waterproofs, your insulation layer and your sarnies in here and get going. You won't notice your carrying them. Weighing in at 4.5 oz (125g) this ultra light back pack features 2 inch wide polyester webbing shoulder straps tapering to 3/4 inch adjustable side straps, and a removable polyester webbing belt.
Here's some information for your enjoyment:
|The Lightest 50 Litre Rucksacks - April 2013|
I love my 50 litre Golite Jam rucksack, we only sleep together on camping trips (and maybe the occasional night at home when Im lonely), but we have a reasonable relationship and a mutual respect for each other. I think 50 litres is the perfect size for a few days hiking in the summer...
|Finally- scientific proof that you need a lighter load|
You wouldn't dare argue with Sir Isaac Newton would you? I know he got bonked on the head with an apple but we all do daft things.
The main concern for us walkers is that Newton discovered the reason we need to lighten the load of our rucksacks.