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Ultralight Backpacking Gear List | 8 lb Base Weight (Full Comfort)

An overview of ultralight, an ultralight backpacking gear list and breakdown.


Base Weight: 8.07 lbs
Shelter + Pack + Sleep System + Kitchen + Water Storage +
Packed Clothing + Electronics + First Aid Kit + Extras

Consumables: 7 lbs
Toiletries + Food + Water + Stove Fuel

Worn Weight: 2.99 lbs
Worn Clothing + Footwear + Accessories

TOTAL WEIGHT: 18.06 lbs

If you are interested in learning the complete ins and outs of this backpacking gear list, you can find Cara Dixon's full article here.


May 7, 2022

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Media Mentions from Greenbelly

Ready-to-eat backpacking meals that provide about 1/3 of your daily nutrition. All natural ingredients. Darn tasty.


Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.

Media Mentions from Wirecutter


One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.

Brodie Swisher


While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).

Alyssa Longobucco