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Backpacker Magazine – August 2009

Summer Ultralight Packing List

Be ready for humidity; hot temps; storms; bugs galore Look for waterproof/breathable shells; synthetic, quick-drying fabrics; well-ventilated shelters

by: Elisabeth Kwak Hefferan



Pack
Lightweight luxe
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian; $200, 3 lbs. 8 oz.

Superlight
Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet; $160, 10.8 oz.

Tent
Lightweight luxe
GoLite Shangri-La 2 Nest; $130, 2 lbs. 2 oz.

Superlight
Jacks ‘R' Better Cat Tarp; $190, 1 lb. 3 oz.

Bag
Lightweight luxe
Big Agnes Horse Thief SL 35; $300, 1 lb. 6 oz.

Superlight
Cocoon Silk Mummy Liner; $50, 4.7 oz.

Shell
RAB Drillium; $275, 12.7 oz.

Camp shoe
Sanuk SUV; $75, 8 oz.

Umbrella
Eberhard Gobel Light Trek; $38, 9 oz.

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