A lightweight pack will save you a ton of weight on the trail. As one of the three heaviest items that you're going to carry (backpack, sleeping bag, & shelter), it's important to keep your pack light. After all, all you really need out of a backpack is a comfortable way to lug around all of your stuff. But making a good lightweight pack is not that simple. When companies strip down their packs to make them as light as possible, the bags tend to lose very important features, like comfort, durability, and load-carrying capability.Read More
At a mere 16.4 ounces, the ZPacks Arc Blast is an ultralight backpackers dream come true.
The ZPacks Arc Blast is one of the lightest and most comfortable backpacks I’ve ever taken on the trail. Its minimal, carbon fiber frame provides airflow to your back, which is an uncommon benefit for ultralight packs. The design of the pack is simple, making it convenient and easy to use. Large hip-belt pockets and shoulder strap pouches are an additional benefit that should not be passed up. The Arc Blast is an exceptional blend of toughness and simplicity that will greatly reduce your pack weight.Read More
GEAR GUIDE 2019
Outdoor adventure gifts are the best kind around. The gift ideas listed in the CleverHiker Gift Guide are can’t miss recommendations for anyone that enjoys backpacking, hiking, and camping. So give a gift that gets someone outdoors this year. Give the gift of adventure!