Updated Gear from Platypus

Jun 03, 2024

The ultralight QuickDraw Filter System delivers fast and easy filtration, and allows users to customize their systems with multi-vessel compatibility, to give adventurers the best user experience of any squeeze filter on the market. The dirty reservoir is light and compact and built to withstand the rugged demands of a months-long thru-hike. Its wide-mouth opening and fill-handle keep your hands d …
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Pure Clear ‘Active’ Filter Bottle Review - "Perfect if there is a regular water source to collect from as it eliminates the need to carry excess fluid''

Posted by Lois Fife on Jun 07, 2023

I have used this 750 litre bottle as my main hydration system for 2 multi-day trips. It is perfect if there is a regular water source to collect from as it eliminates the need to carry excess fluid. Setting the bottle up for the first time requires the filter to be sat in water for a couple of minutes to activate it, then put it into the bottle. Using the  Active Water Filte …
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Andy’s 2023 TGO Kit List

Posted by Andy Neil on May 09, 2023

May means one thing here in the Ultralight office, The Great Outdoors Challenge, or the TGO for short. We are incredibly proud to be a sponsor of this communal coast-to-coast crossing of Scotland. Three of our team, Danny, Chris and myself, are participating in this year’s TGO, so I thought I’d give you an insight into what’s in my pack and some of the gear I’ll be taking for this year’s chal …
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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Long-Distance Hike

Posted by Andy Neil on Mar 16, 2023

For me, there is no greater feeling than standing at the start of a national trail or standing in the sea, ready to make a coast-to-coast crossing or, for the truly intrepid, embarking on a multi-day journey that you, yourself, have devised. If the West Highland Way or Wainwright’s Coast to Coast have long been an ambition of yours, but the logistics of such a mammoth task leave yo …
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CNOC Vesica Collapsible Bottle & Vecto Water Container Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Andy Neil on Aug 02, 2022

Cnoc water bottle, water container, and versa flow water filtration set up Cnoc water containers and collapsible water bottles have been a mini-revolution in the outdoor world, since they were first brought to the market. Strong, durable, lightweight, and innovative, it’s easy to see why they have been adopted by so many hikers. The Vesica 1L Collapsible Bottle comes in 2 main o …
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