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Launch Week Day 7: HMG Summit Pack Giveaway
I’ve started to go more lightweight on my backpacking. The lighter you pack, the further you can go.
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.
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!
These are beautiful looking packs, lightweight but sturdy is always a plus!
I’ve learned to pack less make the most out of what you do pack. Lighter gear helps that for sure.
No longer carrying cookware and I love it!
I have a lightweight tent, but a good lightweight sleeping bag and pack are next on my list.
I have a very lightweight rain jacket that I carry or wear as well as lightweight boots.
A light pack makes for a happy hiker.
I have gone lighterweight by switching to trail runners instead of boots.
I wear lightweight clothing and shoes and pack only what I absolutely need.
I carry only the essentials with me. The lighter the pack, the more enjoyable the trek!
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.
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!!
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.
I ditched the bottles of beer and went to cans.
Skinny rack, skinny rope and a light pack for climbing is the way to go.
Pack light and go further!
I went lighter two years ago. It’s changed my whole outlook on the outdoors and how little I really need to be comfortable.
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.
HMG has some of the best products in the ultralight market.
Best way to pack light is to get HMG products.
HMG makes the absolute top of the line cuben shelters (like the ultamid). Their packs are impeccable as well.
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.
Looking to cut down on weight….cuben is a great way to go!
Toptier quality that will last many seasons.
The ultamids from HMG have the best weight/space ratio you can get.
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!
Love their summit packs….best in the world.
Incredible quality…they have responsive customer support too.
With kids, it’s been about cutting down the big three, buying an UL family tent and getting high quality, lightweight clothing!
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.
Keeping it simple! Reducing number of items taken, finding multi use for items, and picking lightweight items for the rest.
pack less and buy things much lighter weight than before
Lightweight trail runners – you’ll never look back.
I’ve always tried to balance weight with functionality and durability/trustworthiness
Working to go sub 14 pounds base weight.
Fabulous UL pack! Perfect for when I have to carry my daughter and hike too. Looove it. :)
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.:)
Started making my own gear.
Looks like HMG has some really cool concepts
I usually carry a shoulder bag. This would be a major upgrade.
Just starting out. This would be a great start!
Anything has to be lighter than my external frame monster…