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Backpacker Magazine – August 2009

Ultralight Done Right: Rainforest

Expect torrential rains; wet snow; big temp swings Get synthetic insulation (it's warmer when wet); breathable shells; quick-drying fabrics; waterproof footwear; well- ventilated shelters with big vestibules for gear and cooking

by: Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

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(Photo by Genny Fullerton)
(Photo by Genny Fullerton)

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Ultralight Done Right
RAINFOREST


Bag
Lightweight luxe
The North Face Fission; $239, 2 lbs. 4 oz.

Superlight
Backpacking Light UL 180 Quilt; $240, 1 lb. 4 oz.

Tent
Lightweight luxe
MSR Carbon Reflex 2; $500, 2 lbs. 13 oz.

Superlight
Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo; $275, 2 lbs. 5 oz.

Pack
Lightweight luxe
Osprey Exos 58; $218, 2 lbs. 8 oz.

Superlight
Gossamer Gear G4; $80, 1 lb. .5 oz.

Shoe
Lafuma X Light Mid OT; $130, 2 lbs. 1 oz.

Shell
Westcomb Spectre LT Hoody; $299, 11 oz.

Hat
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero; $52, 3.2 oz.

Pack cover
Granite Gear Cloud Cover; $28, 3.9 oz.
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