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3 Ways To Save: Ultralight Dayhiking

Save weight, your feet, and money with these three pieces of ultralight gear

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Instead of buying a waterproof sleeping bag stuff sack for overnight trips and an ultralight dayhiking pack, get a two-in-one deal with the Outdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger. It has 1,650 cubic inches of storage space, which is ample room for layers, snacks, water, camera, and emergency gear on a dayhike, but it’s so light and packable that it also serves as a waterproof stuff sack for a typical three-season sleeping bag. (And then doubles as a summit or daypack in camp.) There’s nothing fancy–just a rolltop closure, exterior stuff-it pocket, mesh shoulder straps, and sternum strap with safety whistle. And it has no hipbelt, which means comfort maxes out with a 10-pound load aboard. But why would you carry more than that on an ultralight dayhike, anyway? $49; 9.6 oz.; one size. (888) 467-4327; outdoorresearch.com. Reader service #120

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