What to pack for an ultra lightweight backpacking trip

Here’s a revision to a post from a couple of years back, revised to include some recent innovations. It builds on the post listing gear to take on a week-long backpacking trip but concentrates on ratcheting down from lightweight to what is often called ‘ultralight’. As before, regional differences in weather and terrain will affect … Continue reading What to pack for an ultra lightweight backpacking trip

What to pack for a week-long backpacking trip

(This article and gear list assumes two people hiking in moderate, non-technical terrain in late Summer/early Fall. It has been revised to include some innovations including sleeping mats and X-Pots)) It is, of course, impossible to come up with gear suggestions that work for everyone: climatic conditions and geographical terrain vary from region to region, … Continue reading What to pack for a week-long backpacking trip

We’ve got you covered – keeping your pack (and its contents) dry

Despite what you may hear from clerks in outdoor stores, most backpacks will not keep water out. This is because most backpacks are made of polyurethane coated nylon in one form or another: the coating prevents water from making its way through the fabric (at least, it does when the coating is still relatively new). … Continue reading We’ve got you covered – keeping your pack (and its contents) dry

Just the way we roll – how to use our Kayak/Canoe Carts with your boat

Sea to Summit’s kayak and canoe carts are designed to help you move your watercraft overland easily and reliably. They feature wide pneumatic tires to help them roll over uneven or soft surfaces, rugged aluminum tube frames for durability, and high quality straps to stabilize your boat. We’ve prepared 4 short videos with the help … Continue reading Just the way we roll – how to use our Kayak/Canoe Carts with your boat