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Ultralight Packer Advice Blog

We strive to provide you helpful tips and tricks along with advice and quality reviews so you can get the most out of your thru-hikes.
October 25, 2019
What Are the Backpacking Big Three and What Makes Them Special?

What Are the Backpacking Big Three is a question asked by new backpackers when they read forums and posts online, today we answer this question.

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October 18, 2019
Can You Thru-Hike With A Dog? (And Should You?)

Can you thru-hike with a dog? Why taking your best friend with you can be amazing but it also provides some serious limitations, pay heed and prepare wisely!

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October 17, 2019
Amazon Essentials Lightweight Hooded Puffy Jacket Review

For a budget conscious shopper who is trying to go light on the pack weight, the Amazon Essentials Puffy Jacket hits home run!

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September 29, 2019
What Is The Best Training For Long Distance Trail Hikes?

Many feel that building a training program for long distance hiking is as simple as a gym workout, nothing is further from the truth.

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September 22, 2019
How Big of a Backpack Do You Need for Backpacking?

When you are checking out backpacks, trying to find what size backpack you should use for your thru-hike you want to look into the following traits for your personal best fit. Each will depend on your available funds and the needs of your other gear and weight of the items contained within. The best backpack […]

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September 16, 2019
How Fast Do You Walk When Hiking?

One part of hiking, whether day, section or a thru-hike that people always have questions around is on speed. Everyone wants to know what the speed of a hiker is typically during a hike, for most this is something that changes during their hike.

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September 8, 2019
ECOTEK Outdoors Hybern8 Ultralight Sleeping Pad Review

If you are looking for a more comforting style sleeping pad then the Hybern8 Ultralight Sleeping Pad may be the best choice for your next trip!

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September 5, 2019
What is the Best Budget Hiking Loadout For 2019

Today I'm going to cover the best budget hiking loadout for 2019 for Ultralight backpacking which will cover each item here and what the approximate cost would be at the end of the day

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September 4, 2019
Arc'teryx Cerium SL Jacket Review

One of the lightest weight down jackets available from Arc'teryx, the Arc'teryx Cerium SL Jacket is a sewn through down puffy jacket is built for use as a light midlayer for cool, dry conditions.

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