Additionally you can check the links in Map of shops, where we welcome everyone to add the location of good outdoor shops worldwide.
Theory and inspiration
- Andrew Skurka
Lightweight backpacker and heavyweight adventurer.
- Adventure Alan
Personal description on how Alan and his son went from heavypackers to lightpackers.
The world's leading site and powerhouse for the lightweight backpackers. Costs money, but worth it.
- Backpacking Lightweight
Lots of contents on this site on many aspects of lightweight backpacking.
Gear reviews and modification on light tents from an energetic enthusiast.
- The Bearable Lightness
Gustav Boström from Sweden, a founding member of Nordic Lightpacking.
- Chris Townsend
Very experienced long distance hiker, gear tester, writer, photographer and journalist.
- Hiking in Finland
Hendrik Morkels is a founding member of Nordic Lightpacking. Lots of interviews with people in the lightweight community.
- Jim Wood’s Basecamp
Lots of interesting stuff on silnylon and waterproofing, among other things.
- Joe's Ultralight Backpacking
Personal journey into ultralight backpacking.
- Mark Verber Outdoors
Very valuable info on many things regarding backpacking and quite a bit of ultralight.
- Nielsen Brown Outdoors
Rogers Brown's site. Roger is an Australian living in Denmark and a founding member of Nordic Lightpacking.
- Patagonian Dreams
Backpacking adventures of a Belgian couple. Lots of wonderful photographs.
- Ray Jardine Adventure Page
Few people have had more influence on modern lightweight backpacking than the author of Beyong Backpacking/Trail Wise.
- Roaming Dials Roman Dial, leading proponent of packrafting and lightweight backing in Alaska
- Ryan Jordan's Backcountry
Ryan Jordan is the driving force behind Backpackinglight.com.
- Southwest Ultralight Backpacking
Will Rietvield and Janet Reichls page. Both extensive contributors to Backpackinglight.com.
- Thunder in the night
Joe Newton, a Brit living in Norway, is a founding member of Nordic Lightpacking.
Do it yourself
- Anders gör det själv
Great Swedish site for MYOG enthusiasts.
- Extrem Textil
Good source for some lightweight fabrics
- Pennine Outdoor
Good source for some lightweight fabrics
- Point North
Good source for some lightweight fabrics.
Excellent source for lightweight fabrics. A lot of interesting articles on how to sew ultralight things as well.
The Homemade Stoves Archives. Loads of instructions for, yes, homemade stoves.
The leading site and powerhouse for the ultralight community. Costs money but worth it.
British site with lots of articles and gear.
- Bushwalking Australia
In FAQ there are tons of info from Roger Caffin, frequent contributor at Backpackinglight.com.
Leading Swedish community for outdoor activities cooperating with Fjaderlatt.
Web shops with a lot of light gear
- Backpacking Light UK
Web shop for lightweight gear from the UK.
Danish site that sells a lot of lightweight equipment from the US
Unlikely name of a Danish webshop that sell some outdoor gear, including Big Agnes tents.
Swedish online store specialising in multisport gear.
Sells lightweight equipment, mostly from European producers.
- Packa lätt
Small swedish online store with some interesting light gear
- Trekking Lite Store
German shop with such brands as Gossamer Gear, Tarptent, Zpacks and Mountain Laurel Designs.
- Ultralight Outdoor Gear
Specializes in lightweight gear. Very wide range of gear.
Manufacturers of (mostly) light gear
- Antigravity Gear
Small company with lots of light stuff. Interesting stoves.
- As Tucas
Spanish manufacturer of extremely lightweight clothing (mostly).
- Big Agnes
Small company that specialises in tents, sleeping bags and pads.
Light alcohol stoves.
- Gossamer Gear
Small company specialising in ultralight gear, particularly packs and shelters.
British company specialising in lightweight gear.
- Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Manufacturers of lightweight gear.
Light and innovative trail runners and boots.
- Jacks R Better
Quilts and hammocks. Wearable quilts.
German manufacturer of lightweight packs.
Japanese company with light clothing and sleeping bags.
- Mountain Laurel Designs
Small company specilising in light shelters and packs.
Small company specialising in ultralight quilts and sleeping bags.
Light clothing and packs for mountain runners.
- PHD Mountain Software
Specilises in light down gear.
Light and seriously affordable raingear.
- Six Moon Designs
Small company specialising in ultralight packs and shelters.
Specialising in, yes, tarptents.
- ULA Equipment
Specialising in light packs.
- Western Mountaineering
Leading manufacturer of light down gear. Also heavier stuff.
Manufacturers of ultralight gear