More people are going ultralight than ever before—and there's more gear out there for them, too. Three ultralight gear pros take the temperature of the rapidly growing category.
From what to buy to what to leave behind, our ultralight columnist offered up essential advice this year.
The next level in lightweight backpacking requires making some tough choices. Here’s how to navigate them.
We combed through vintage magazines and catalogs to find out how low you could go back in the day.
Backcountry tech is more abundant than ever, but it can add up quickly in an ultralight kit.
Lightweight gear has a reputation for fragility, but there are exceptions to the rule.
Dan Durston dreamed up his innovative tent design while thru-hiking in Canada.
Strong opinions abound in the ultralight community. That doesn’t mean they’re always right.
Dyneema couture anyone?
For years, trail runners have been the footwear of choice for gram-counters. New boot designs aim to change that.
Gram-counters can seem obsessive, but these quirks are rooted in practicality.
Cottage gear-makers are flocking to yet another cutting-edge fabric designed for boat sails.
Learning to love these two ultralight essentials is one of the best ways to lighten your pack.
Cottage brands, the backbone of the ultralight community, are more popular than ever.
Staying safe in the backcountry doesn't have to weigh you down.
A few small tweaks to your schedule can make all the difference.
Piece of mind in just a few ounces.
These two companies are going green in their quest to shave weight.
Is lighter really always better?