Launch Week Day 7: HMG Summit Pack Giveaway

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*** Scroll to the bottom to enter the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Summit Pack giveaway*** OK, OK, full disclosure. Garage Grown Gear's founder, Amy Hatch, is an ambassador for Hyperlite Mountain Gear. But there is a reason why. Their Cuben fiber packs logo and shelters are super lightweight, extremely high quality and comfortable to use and wear. Plus, all of Hyperlite Mountain Gear's products are made in Maine. Earlier this year, we posted a discussion with Hyperlite Mountain Gear's Founder Mike St. Pierre. Here are a few of our favorite quotes from him:   Mike web edit“Instead of adding bells and whistles to backpacking products – things people really don’t need – to drive our bottom dollar, I would rather maintain the lightweight philosophy and expand that philosophy into other outdoor disciplines.” “HMG started because I was looking for a way to reduce my overall gear weight for backpacking trips but, at the time, was unable to find what I was looking for at big box stores.”  “It was a lot of trial and error. I still have boxes of old Cuben fiber tarps and prototypes I could never sell.” Click here, to read the full Q&A with Mike. Also, check out this article Garage Grown Gear's Founder Amy Hatch wrote for Hyperlite Mountain Gear's blog: Why My Parents Adopted a Lightweight Mindset Summit Three Quarter w straps Summit BackToday, we're giving away a Summit Pack from Hyperlite Mountain Gear! Use the  widget below to enter. After entering your e-mail address, there are several opportunities for bonus entries, including sharing with us how you've gone lightweight in your outdoor sports. Don't forget to check out the other great giveaways currently open: ***Also, all week long we're offering a 30% discount on USA Made Farm to Feet socks to all who sign up for our newsletter. You'll find the promo code on the Thank You screen. Read our review of Farm to Feet socks to find out how the company meticulously sources its wool and why they have quickly become our go to socks***
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44 comments

Daniel O

Daniel O

I’ve started to go more lightweight on my backpacking. The lighter you pack, the further you can go.

Dylan Spencer

Dylan Spencer

I have upgraded my tent to a tarp and utilize items in more than one way. My favorite weight reduction has been using a cat can alcohol stove instead of my previous msr stove.

Cathy Scholtens

Cathy Scholtens

Beautiful pack! Love your web page, everything you make looks incredible! Lightweight is a hikers dream isn’t it, but only if you don’t have to trade-off against durability and efficiency! Your packs seem to have all 3, plus beauty!

Becky Howard

Becky Howard

These are beautiful looking packs, lightweight but sturdy is always a plus!

wyolyon

wyolyon

I’ve learned to pack less make the most out of what you do pack. Lighter gear helps that for sure.

fs

fs

No longer carrying cookware and I love it!

Brittany

Brittany

I have a lightweight tent, but a good lightweight sleeping bag and pack are next on my list.

Eugenie

Eugenie

I have a very lightweight rain jacket that I carry or wear as well as lightweight boots.

Alex F

Alex F

A light pack makes for a happy hiker.

Eric

Eric

I have gone lighterweight by switching to trail runners instead of boots.

Howell

Howell

I wear lightweight clothing and shoes and pack only what I absolutely need.

Shannon

Shannon

I carry only the essentials with me. The lighter the pack, the more enjoyable the trek!

James Harris

James Harris

I’ve gone lightweight by writing down what I actually used on each trip, and check that list against my planned list for upcoming trips. This helps me realize what I “need” as opposed to what I just “want” to bring along.

Abby

Abby

Weigh EVERYTHING! It all adds up! Alcohol stoves rock as does backpacking in running shoes (carrying less weight means less stress on the feet!). Check out Mike Clelland’s ultralight backpacking book for some amazing tips!!

Stuart

Stuart

I stopped reading Backpacker magazine and buying my gear from REI. Now I get far better information from the forums at backpackinglight.com and buy from cottage manufacturers whenever possible. My baseweight used to be 35lb+ for a 3-5 day trip. Now it’s usually less than half that.

Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas

I ditched the bottles of beer and went to cans.

Tyler Storey

Tyler Storey

Skinny rack, skinny rope and a light pack for climbing is the way to go.

Michael Hilchey

Michael Hilchey

Pack light and go further!

RenegadePilgrim

RenegadePilgrim

I went lighter two years ago. It’s changed my whole outlook on the outdoors and how little I really need to be comfortable.

Zachary Schindler

Zachary Schindler

I’ve started going light weight in my backpacking by not bring as much. After each trip I make three piles of my gear. What I used, what I didn’t use, and what I want. I started to bring more of what I used and pretty much none of what I didn’t. I’ll take a few items of what I want so I feel comfortable.

Nicole

Nicole

HMG has some of the best products in the ultralight market.

Josh

Josh

Best way to pack light is to get HMG products.

Dan Goggins

Dan Goggins

HMG makes the absolute top of the line cuben shelters (like the ultamid). Their packs are impeccable as well.

Ran Cohen

Ran Cohen

I’m still struggling to upgrade my kit to UL items as well as to pack the bare essentials for every trip. I’m doing well but there’s still room for improvement. An HMG pack would definitely help me do that.

Bella

Bella

Looking to cut down on weight….cuben is a great way to go!

Mack

Mack

Toptier quality that will last many seasons.

Parker

Parker

The ultamids from HMG have the best weight/space ratio you can get.

Logan

Logan

I’ve made my first forays into UL with second-hand and DIY gear. HMG’s packs seem to be absolutely top of the line; would love the chance to check one out!

Autumn

Autumn

Love their summit packs….best in the world.

Nicole

Nicole

Incredible quality…they have responsive customer support too.

Paul Osborn

Paul Osborn

With kids, it’s been about cutting down the big three, buying an UL family tent and getting high quality, lightweight clothing!

tkoob

tkoob

We try to be efficient. No beer cans on our backcountry trips, wine goes in a plastic nalgene bottle. We bring powdered milk. We try to go light with all our food. Breakfast for example is oatmeal. Plain and simple.

Cody

Cody

Keeping it simple! Reducing number of items taken, finding multi use for items, and picking lightweight items for the rest.

name

name

pack less and buy things much lighter weight than before

Chris Noble

Chris Noble

Lightweight trail runners – you’ll never look back.

brent stewart

brent stewart

I’ve always tried to balance weight with functionality and durability/trustworthiness

Robin French

Robin French

Working to go sub 14 pounds base weight.

Jim Barbour

Jim Barbour

Fabulous UL pack! Perfect for when I have to carry my daughter and hike too. Looove it. :)

DanielP

DanielP

I plan on doing a lot of walking this summer and my gear is in need of some refining. I’ve yet to have the opportunity to try Hyperlite’s product, but I’d cherish any opportunity to minimize my load.:)

Stephen

Stephen

Started making my own gear.

Brian

Brian

Looks like HMG has some really cool concepts

Marsha

Marsha

I usually carry a shoulder bag. This would be a major upgrade.

Denise T.

Denise T.

Just starting out. This would be a great start!

RC

RC

Anything has to be lighter than my external frame monster…

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