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MARIE

OUTDOOR SUMMER GEAR

OUTDOOR GEAR    MARIE

 

TENT: ZPACKS, TRIPLEX

Weight: 680 g

Folded volume: 4,5L

Inside dimensions: height 122 cm, ground width 153 cm, ground length 230 cm

Fabric: 25 g/m² Spruce Green Dyneema Composite Fabric

2 apses, single wall

Why we chose it

  • Ultralight and very sturdy

  • Easy and quick to set up

  • Mounts with 2 walking poles

  • Large inner volume

  • Low wind surface / stability

  • Handmade in the United States

A new era 

By choosing the Zpacks Triplex we definitely choose the lightest 3 person tent in the world. Built in Dyneema, a new composite fabric with a weight/strength ratio 7 times higher than steel, this tent is a revolution in the world of ultralight hiking!

SLEEPING PAD: KLYMIT, V ULTRALITE SL

Weight: 330 g

Inflated dimensions: 51 x 183 x 6,3 cm

Packed dimensions: 16 x 12 x 12 cm

Fabric: 20D Durable Polyester

R-Value 1.3
Lifetime warranty by Klymit

Why we chose it

  • Quick to inflate (10-15 breaths)

  • Super light

  • Fits in a bag of less than 1L

  • No "cracking" noise

Light mat for deep sleep

The Klymit V Ultralite SL mattress is one of the lightest sleeping pad on the market. We also appreciate its comfort and the absence of friction noises at the slightest movement, good night rest assured.

SLEEPING BAG:

ENLIGHTENED EQUIPMENT, CONVERT APEX

Weight: 445 g

Selected size: Regular 

Fabrication: 10D Nylon Fabric / Synthetic Apex 2.1 Filling

Complete zip

Elastic cords at the ends

Vertical cells

 

Why we chose it

  • Quality of materials and finishes

  • Amazing versatility (can be used as a quilt, blanket or usual sleeping bag)

  • Excellent temperature/weight ratio

  • Handmade in the United States

  • Eco-responsible approach of the brand

  • Apex lining: fast drying

The perfect combo

We were looking for the most versatile sleeping bags possible, for the summer we chose the Apex Convert from Enlightened Equipment. Indeed, its central zip allows to use it in many ways: in quilt, duvet, paired or down in any sense because it has no hood. The Apex is the best synthetic liner today. 

COMPRESSION BAG: SEA TO SUMMIT, ULTRA-SIL

Size: S: 10 / 3.3 liters, 18 x 40 cm

Weight: 64 g

Fabric: Silicone Cordura 10d

Carrying handle

Compression straps

Self-locking tightening loops

Why we chose it

  • Compress itself at the third of its initial size 

  • Water repellent siliconized fabric

Squeeze!

Necessary to gain a valuable place in our bags, without sacrificing weight. Ideal for a walking trip where weight and space are major concerns.

PILLOW: ZPACKS, MEDIUM PLUS-PILLOW

Weight: 52 g

Size: 28,5 x 53,5cm

Fabric: 34 g/m² Dyneema Composite Fabric

Waterproof storage bag for the day, pillow for the night

Fleece sewn on the inside

Why we chose it

  • Ultralight

  • Super comfy and very soft 

  • Perfect size to store clothes

  • Waterproof

  • Versatile

Cosiness without weight

Zpacks pillows are also the waterproof bags that carry our clothes, therefore there is no deadweight for a pillow! Furthermore, these bags are waterproof, thus protecting our garments from moisture.

SLEEPING

BACKPACK: ZPACKS, ARC ZIP & ACCESSORIES

Weight: 815 g with accessories

Dimensions: 18 cm x 31,8 cm x 76 cm

Volume: 57L in total

Fabric: 100 g/m² Dyneema Composite Fabric
1 main pocket + 2 side pockets and 1 front pocket
Adjustable and replaceable belt and straps

Why we chose it

  • Zip on the front of the bag

  • Ultralight

  • Highly waterproof

  • Comfortable

  • Solid

An extension of ourselves

The Arc Zip from Zpacks is a breakthough in the field of hiking backpacks. Light, robust, breathable in the back, it combines all the required features. Thanks to its front zip and several pockets, it is a particularly convenient bag. Our trustworthy companion for our thru-hike in Europe. 

DRY BAGS AND STUFF SACKS: ZPACKS

Weight: from17 to 43 g for the dry bags ; from 3 to 11 g for the stuff sacks

Fabric: dry bags 34 g/m² Dyneema Composite Fabric ; stuff sacks 17 g/m² Dyneema Composite Fabric

Various sizes available, from wallet size to big food bag

Why we chose it

  • Very resistant

  • Ideal for organizing your backpack

  • Protects the business from moisture

  • Space-saving

A little bit of order

Whether it is to easily find his stuff, to keep it dry or to separate food from clothing and electronics, these bags have become indispensable for us!

CARRYING

 
 

NUTRITION / HYDRATION

HYDRATION SYSTEM: PLATYPUS,

HOSER 3L & SOFTBOTTLE 1 L

HOSER: Weight: 114 g

Dimensions: 18 cm x 42 cm

Capacity: 3L

SOFTBOTTLE: Weight: 25 g

Dimensions: 15 cm x 33 cm

Capacity: 1L

Why we chose it

  • Without plastic taste

  • BPA, BPS and phthalate free

  • The built-in silver ions protect the bottles from moisture and bacteria

Mouth-watering

Platypus Hydration Solutions are what we found to be more environmentally friendly, cleaner and more versatile. They are more lightweight and resistant.The must for any ultralight hike!

WATER FILTER: SAWYER MINI

Weight: 54 g

Dimensions: 13,5 x 3,5 cm

Can be used as a filtrating straw to drink directly or as a filter for several liters in a row

Why we chose it

  • Lightweight

  • Compact

  • Easy to use

  • Versatile

In addition to an unbeatable price/weight ratio, the Sawyer Mini combines all the required features for any hiking gear : light, space-saving and versatile.

As clear as spring water

STOVE: PRIMUS, OMNILITE TI

Weight: 350 g

Multifuel stove (gas, petrol, diesel, kerosene...)

Fabric: titanium

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Why we chose it

  • Energy saver

  • Polyvalent

  • Lightweight

All in one

When finding gas cartridges with the proper nozzle can be complicated in some countries or in the countryside, we are always sure to find gasoline!

LIGHTER: VARGO, FLINT LIGHTER

Weight: 9 g

Size: 63 mm

Fabric: Titanium

Removable edge to replace the lighter stone

Why we chose it

  • Durable tool thanks to its replaceable flintstone

  • Usable with one hand

  • Effective in all conditions

The spark that lights the fire

This ultra compact lighter delivers a precious spark even in the harshest conditions or after being immersed. 

TABLEWARE x2 : VARGO, FORK

Weight: 16 g (32 g both)

Size: 16,2 cm

Fabric: Titanium

Why we chose it

  • Lightweight

  • Robust

  • Biocompatible

Bon appétit

The Vargo citrus-colour titanium "sporks" combine lightness and robustness, exactly what we need for our ultralight hiking trip !

CUPS x2: TITO, TITANIUM CUP 42CL

Weight: 51 g

Capacity: 420ml

Fabric: Titane

Removable handles for easy storage

Why we chose it

  • Ultralight

  • Durable and strong

  • Cheap

At the beginning...

The Tito titanium cups, of ideal size, are also very light and do very expensive. They are part of our first pieces of gear and we have used them for quite a time now. We can assure you: they are solid!

WOOD STOVE: VARGO, TITANIUM WOOD STOVE + ULTIMATE FIRE STARTER

WOOD STOVE: Weight: 143 g with its cover

Dimensions: 76 x 127 x 101 mm

Fabric: Titanium

FIRE STARTER: Weight: 52 g

Dimensions: 15,2 cm folded ; 46,4 cm unfolded

Fabric: Stainless steel

Why we chose it

  • WOOD STOVE: Folds entirely to become extremely compact

  • Lightweight

  • Very good heat ratio

  • FIRE STARTER: built-in firelighter

  • Super effective to start a fire in harsh conditions

The heat of a campfire

With wood being available almost everywhere, the Vargo wood stove substitutes our stove system on some parts of our thru-hike of Europe and spares us from carrying an extra gas cartridge. The wood stove / bellow combo  allows us to easily ignite a fire at any time.

KITCHEN CONTAINERS KIT:

NALGENE, MEDIUM TRAVEL KIT

Weight: 170 g

Total capacity: 0,28 L

Fabric: High density polyethylene

8 bottles et 2 filler caps

Why we chose it

  • Robust and reliable

  • Resist to extreme temperatures, thus to freeze

  • Lifelong warranty

Spice it up

On a hiking trip, food can get a bit plain and dull. These little vials allow us to carry the seasoning to spice things up!

POT AND PAN:

TOAKS, 1350 ML TITANIUM POT WITH PAN

Weight: pot alone 115 g ; pot and lid 185 g

Capacity: pot 1350 ml ; pan 490 ml

Dimensions: pot 14,5 cm x 8 cm ; pan14,2 cm x 3,1 cm

Fabric: Titanium

Why we chose it

  • Durable

  • Lightweight

  • Heat-protecting handles

Dinner is served!

This pot + lid / pan kit from Toaks is light, space-saving and very robust. Almost completely impervious to scratches, its size is ideal for 2 to 3 people.

 

MISCELLANEOUS OUTDOOR

TREKKING POLES:

ZPACKS, TREKKING POLES

Weight: 398 the pair

Size: folded 62 cm ; fully unfolded 137 cm

Fabric: carbon fiber

Why we chose them

  • ​Light and strong

  • 1 year warranty against breakage

  • Comfortable

  • Versatile

Day and night

These trekking poles are really strong and the protective foam on the handles make them comfortable. Trekking poles during the day and tent poles at night, versatility is the key of ultralight hiking trips!

FISHING ROD / FLAG HOLDER:

BERKLEY, LIGHTNING ROD ICE COMBO + KIT 

Weight: 225 g

Dimensions: 60 cm

Fabric: glass fiber, aluminium reel

Full Cork handles using Hidden Thread Technology™ for more comfort

Why we chose it

  • Especially light and durable

  • Its fiberglass construction will not attract lightning when the cane is attached to the outside of our backpack, in flag-carrying mode

Fresh catch of the day

This ultralight fishing kit allows us to complete our diet and makes dual use since the cane also serves as a flag carrier to proudly display 2PVA's flag during our thru-hike of Europe.

UMBRELLA: EUROSCHIRM, LITEFLEX 

Weight: 230 g

Dimensions: 64 cm high, 100 cm in diameter

Fabric: Polyester, fiberglass and Teflon impermeable treatment

The silver coating has a blocking effect against the sun

Why we chose it

  • Versatile since it can be used as an umbrella or as protection against the sun

  • Solid and light

The lightest hiking umbrella in the world

Umbrella under the sun or when it rains, another piece of our lightweight, versatile and resistant!

KNIFE: VARGO, WHARN-CLIP KNIFE

Weight: 30 g

Size: Blade 69 mm; 138 x 25 x 3 mm

Manufacture: Ultra resistant titanium alloy

Kydex sheath for light protection, integrated clip for hanging on the backpack

Why we chose it

  • One of the lightest choices possible

  • An incredible blade for this weight

Little but strong

A small knife light, compact and yet super efficient!

HEADLAMP: BLACK DIAMOND, IOTA

Weight: 56 g

Size: fits in the palm of the hand!

Range: minimum 7 m; maximum 40 m

Power: 150 lumens

Rechargeable lithium battery, adjustable intensity with dimmer

Average autonomy: 6h

Why we chose it

  • Ultralight and compact

  • Rechargeable and therefore more ecological

  • Adjustable intensity

A beacon in the night

Black Diamond's Iota is not the most powerful headlamp but for this weight and size, it is totally enough for our needs. In addition, its rechargeable battery saves us from carrying extra batteries.

MINI SHOVEL: VARGO, DIG DIG TOOL

Weight: 34 g

Dimensions: 20.5 x 4.4 cm

Fabric: Titanium

Double use: small shovel and tent pole

Why we chose it

  • Ergonomic: does not hurt the hand thanks to its curved edges

  • Versatile

  • Light and strong

  • Its U shape and notched edges make it extremely effective

"You dig"

Whether digging a small hole or fixing the tent, especially in winter in the snow, Vargo's Dig Dig Tool has all the qualities we're looking for!

By burying our needs we make the vow of 0 trace on the environment.

HARNESS: BLUE ICE, CHOUCAS LIGHT

Weight: 84g

Folded, it holds in the hand

Fabric: UHMW polyethylene, polyamide, Aircraft-grade aluminum leg buckles

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Why we chose it?

  • The lightest harness of the world!

  • Winner of an Outdoor Award 2017

Better safe than sorry

For steep and equipped passages, a harness and a small lanyard are never too much! We found the lightest harness in the world, it would have been wrong to deprive ourselves of it!

SAFETY ROPE AND CARABINER (EMERGENCY)

Rope

Why we chose them

Dyneema Rope Beal​

  • Dyneema rope Beal

  • Excellent weight / strength ratio

  • Do not hold water

Carabiner ninetneen G Eledrid

  • The lightest carabiner in the world

When you have no choice...

The choice of a hiking rope is not simple, it is only useful in case of extreme emergency and is not to compare with mountaineering equipment. We opt for a static rope without any elasticity and inappropriate for climbing. It will replace in our bag the traditional para-cord.

TOWEL: PACKTOWL, FULL BODY ULTRALITE

Weight: 100 g

Size: in size "full body" 137 x 64 cm

Manufacturing: Microfibre

Fabric made in France, assembled the United States

Why we chose it

  • 3x lighter than the lightest of its competitors

  • Ultra fast drying (80% faster than cotton)

  • Space-saving

Get out dry of a shower

An obvious choice with this new model from PackTowl. In addition to being the lightest in the world, this towel is super resistant. The best for our hiking trip!

FIRST AID KIT

What is in it?

  • Disinfecting wipes

  • Dressings

  • Compresses

  • Mini tweezers

  • Scissors 

  • Survival blanket

  • Electrolytes

  • Medical adhesive tape

  • Drugs:  ibuprofen, pain reliever, anti-histamine, anti-diarrhea, anti-emetic, anti-spasmodic, broad spectrum antibiotics

  • Micropur

  • Sterile gloves 

  • Needle and thread

Why?

  • Simple wounds and blisters

  • Idem

  • Idem

  • Removes splinters and ticks

  • For both first aid and  hygiene

  • Lightweight and effective insulation in case of problems

  • Allows you to rehydrate quickly 

  • Versatile for injuries and blisters

  • Helps to cope with the most common situations and to contain symptoms the time to get real care

  • Water purifier

  • Care / insulates gloves from moisture

  • To sew in case of emergency

PHARMACY

TOILET KIT

What is in it?

  • Biodegradable multipurpose soap

  • Toothbrushes and charcoal powder

  • Anti-friction cream

  • Cleaning wipes (winter)

  • Alcohol disinfectant gel

  • UL hairbrush

  • Disinfectant powder shoes

  • Solar cream

  • Multipurpose scissors

  • Menstrual cup

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