Ultralight Backpacking: All You Need to Know | 2021 | Field Mag

A deep dive into the world of lightweight and ultralight backpacking, and why you should embrace the “less is more” philosophy, too At mile 19 on day two a familiar fatigue had fully set in. Weighed down by a massive 35 pound pack, searing pain sprouted between my shoulder blades, thighs burned, heels hurt. The faces of my hiking partners told a similar story—uncomfortable, and accepting. This wasn’t our first backpacking trip. Far from it. We knew the feeling well. The juice was always worth the squeeze, after all. The discomfort was just part of the backpacking experience. It was fact. Years later I discovered it didn’t have to be… More about this article in the link below…

Credits: Photographer Brandon Herrell, Graham Hiemstra, Hyperlite Mountain Gear


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