Grab an Ultralight Tent, Quilt, or Pack at a Discount Now at This Sale

Several well-known ultralight brands are slashing prices for the Small Business Sales Week event—but it ends tomorrow, so you’ll have to hurry.

Photo: Enlightened Equipment

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Going ultralight is rewarding, but it’s not necessarily cheap: Hikers looking to shave grams often end up paying a premium for high-tech fabrics and expertly-designed products. If you’re looking to lighten your pack without lightening your wallet, then the ongoing Small Business Sales Week sale, organized by Garage Grown Gear, is for you.

Right now, more than 60 brands—including some ultralight mainstays—are offering discounts on a wide variety of gear, meaning that this is a great time to pick up that dream pack, quilt, or tent you’ve been eyeing. The catch? The sale ends tomorrow, May 23, so you’ll have to hustle. Here are five of our top picks.

Enlightened Equipment Revelation
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Enlightened Equipment

Enlightened Equipment makes some of our favorite quilts, bar none, and right now they’re offering 20% off all stock gear plus free domestic shipping. Our pick: The Revelation ($268 after discount), an 850-down-filled model with a laundry list of handy features including straps to seal it to a sleeping pad and lightweight, U-shaped baffles. 

Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt
Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt (Photo: courtesy)

Hammock Gear

Just dipping your toe into the world of quilt camping? Hammock Gear’s Economy Burrow (starting at $180 after a 20% discount) was our ultralight columnist Nathan Pipenberg’s pick for an affordable sleep system. While it’s technically meant as an overquilt for a hammock, it works just as well with a pad thanks to its cozy, 850-fill-power down.



LightAF is pretty much what the name says: The company specializes in stripped-down packs for backpackers who have slimmed down their kits and need something equally gossamer to put them in. The company is offering 10% off of all its products with the code SBSW10; use it to grab its Ultra 40L Curve which weights 31.2 ounces and can hold up to 35 pounds thanks to a pair of removable aluminum stays.


Kula Cloth

These quick-dry pee rags have become a more eco-friendly (and less gross) alternative to dealing with TP or using a soggy bandana on trails everywhere over the past several years, and now’s your chance to grab one for 12% off (starting at $17.60) in your choice of funky prints.

Six Moon Designs Owyhee

Six Moon Designs 

This ultralight mainstay, which was responsible for the Editors’ Choice winning Lunar Solo, is offering 20% of all backpacks plus a selection of its tents and tarps with the discount code SMDSBW. If you’re looking to grab an ultralight shelter, the Owyhee Backpacking Tarp ($168 after discount) is a great place to start. Despite the name, it boasts a full perimeter of bug-proof mesh, and at just a hair over a pound and a half, its light enough that you’ll barely notice it in your pack.

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