| Gram CounterYou can't run far or fast with too much gear weighing you down. Browse our collection of light-weight running and hiking gear, to satisfy even the most meticulous gram counter.
When you're in it for the long haul, cutting down the weight of your gear can keep you running for longer. Whether you're the kind to cut off your toothbrush handles, or just looking to trade in your heavy hiking boots, this collection is full of practical, weight saving solutions.
At around 43 grams per square meter, Ultra-sil is an increasingly popular fabric for ultra-lightweight waterproof gear. Not content even with this, Sea to Summit has recently released Ultra-sil Nano, almost half the weight and packed size of Ultra-sil! It should be noted that while these super lightweight fabrics are remarkably strong for their weight, any material that is likely to be dragged along rocks or caught in trailside twigs should be made of a sturdier material.
Another way to cut down weight is to trade in leather, Goretex or other membrane-lined waterproof shoes for light, well-draining shoes made of mesh. This is especially useful if your routes include creek crossings or large puddles, as your shoes will expel the water while you run and dry faster. Combine with a good pair of quick drying wool socks for dry, blister-free running.
Author: Stephanie Ford Date Posted: 5 December 2019
Runners are an odd bunch. We’ve got plenty of things going for us - tenacity, commitment, passion, grit - but we can also be somewhat of a puzzle for non-runners. (Understandably, we know running ‘til your toenails fall off isn’t for everyone). Choosing presents for runners can be a nightmare. We probably hate the shoes you love and our favourite flavour of GU today might make u Read more...
Author: Stephanie Ford Date Posted: 8 August 2019
We’ve compiled this packing list for you for multi-day or thru hikes in summer, spring or autumn. We’ll also provide some tips and tricks along the way about what to look for in your hiking gear - so keep an eye out for those! What to pack for your multi-day or thru hike Clothes This is where people really overdo it, so we’ll start here. My first tip: You need Read more...