Lifesystem Bivi Bags

Mar 12, 2024

As an experienced backpacker and nature enthusiast, I have developed a profound appreciation for using a bivy bag for camping, particularly for quick, solitary overnight adventures. Unlike conventional tents, bivy sacks offer a range of advantages and serve as a lightweight, minimalist alternative. Their compact size and weight make them ideal for backpacking, where every ounce counts; their small …
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Sierra Designs Meteor Lite 3000 and Litehouse Tents

Posted by Fran O'Donnell on Jul 03, 2023

Lightweight doesn’t mean light on comfort. Perfect for ambitious backcountry adventures, the Litehouse strikes the perfect balance between livable space and ultralight design. This incredibly strong freestanding 2 door, 2 vestibule tent is constructed with lightweight 15D Nylon and hub-less pole set for an incredibly small pack size. Two vertical walls increase livability, while the tapered footpr …
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The Ultimate Ultralight Bikepacking Advice Page

Posted by Chris Futers, Lois Fife and Rob Farquhar on Mar 15, 2023

Bikepacking Travelling on two feet can require little more than a rucksack to carry your belongings and enable you to travel far. An ultralight journey on two wheels can require a bit more thought. Some of the main factors being the terrain and the duration of the ride. Gruelling miles off road can feel very different to those on the road, and take a lot longer, but the rewards when b …
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The Ultimate Guide to Ultralight Tents

Posted by Andy Neil on Feb 14, 2023

Choosing a lightweight tent can be difficult given the wide range available; we have a wide variety of tents, and we want to ensure you get the right tent for whatever adventures you have. So here are some of the things to consider when you are in the market for a new tent. Here at Ultralight outdoor gear, we weigh every tent ourselves; the manufacturer’s weight can sometimes be inaccu …
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MSR FreeLite Range

Posted by Andy Neil on Sep 08, 2022

MSR has gone back to the drawing board with one of their market-leading tents, the MSR FreeLite. Originally released back in 2018 the new 2022 FreeLite is lighter (226g lighter in fact), has more headroom (3 inches), and is overall a more enjoyable, liveable space to relax and take shelter in than its predecessor. For context, we are comparing the 2 person versions of the FreeL …
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Hilleberg Tent Care Guide

Posted by Andy Neil & Hilleberg on Jul 25, 2022

Hilleberg tents are the pinnacle of durability and performance and are designed to last a lifetime. Our customer service team and the experts over at Hilleberg have put their heads together to come up with some tips to help you care for your tent. Make sure it’s dry The first and most important, and we all know this, but it happens all the time anyway: never put your tent away wet. …
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Knowledge Base - Are Tent Footprints Worth It?

Feb 16, 2021

Looking at the price of a footprint that goes with the lightweight tent you've just ordered can bring tears to your eyes. Is it just a money spinner for the brand or do you actually need it and if you do why doesn't it come with the tent in the first place? We've listed some of the reasons why you might want to get the footprint for your tent and some reasons why you might not.

Hilleberg - Yellow Category Tents

Oct 14, 2019

We engineer our Yellow Label tents principally to be lightweight. Intended for use in warmer climates and in snow-free conditions, these models have inner tents with large mesh panels which cannot be covered, and shorter outer tent walls. This ensures they have superb warm-weather venting, but can also make them feel cold in cooler conditions. Yellow Label models are perfect for long or short trip …
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Hilleberg Information Page

May 13, 2019

The Hilleberg StoryHilleberg is a well established tent manufacturer, renowned for quality and durability across the world. Here at Ultralight Outdoor Gear we have had the pleasure of selling and reviewing Hilleberg tents for a few years now and we have expanded the range of tents we stock each year. Hilleberg have been producing tents for well over 40 years now and their history and heritage is a …
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Knowledgebase Page - Our 'Big 4' gear choices for winter camping

Apr 08, 2019

TentsIt almost goes without saying you need a four season tent, but which one to choose? The ability to cope with high winds, rain and potentially snow mean that strength has to be a major consideration.Hilleberg make a range of tents that are certainly capable of withstanding the worst winter conditions you can expect to encounter in the UK. Their Red Label range of tents offer a balance of weigh …
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MSR Access Winter Backpacking Tents

Oct 23, 2017

Light, warm and strong - the ultimate tent for winter backcountry touring.Built to be the ultimate shelter for winter backpacking, backcountry skiers and snowshoers, the Access 2 tent is lighter than a mountaineering tent, but warmer than our backpacking tents. Limited mesh on the tent body offers greater warmth on frigid nights, while the light and packable design saves you precious energy on the …
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