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ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING GEAR LIST
9 POUND FOR 2020 from Adventure Alan

Nine pounds of backpacking gear is all a hiker needs to be safe and warm. Simply put, this list has better backpacking gear. For over a decade it’s been tested, refined, and updated to reflect only the best and current backpacking gear now available in 2020. If you want to reduce pack weight without reducing comfort, look no further! The ultralight backpacking gear and hiking gear in this guide is suitable for all 3-season conditions on trips around the world, from Alaska, to Patagonia, to Utah. A Weight Summary for this Gear (Base Pack Weight) is at the end of this post.

Below you’ll find one or more of our favorite options for every single type of backpacking gear a hiker must carry. Green check marks indicate our go-to option(s). Look for ultralight cottage industry favorites, as well as excellent and reasonably priced gear from mainstream retailers like these $45 Carbon Fiber Trekking poles from Amazon.

See the full article from Adventure Alan on his website here.

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May 6, 2022

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