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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

 

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.

 

BACKPACK: ZPACKS, ARC HAUL ZIP & ACCESSORIES

Weight: 977 g with accessories

Size: 20 cm x 31.8 cm x 76 cm

Volume: 64L in total

Fabric: 162.7 g/m² Gridstop 
1 main pocket + 2 side pockets and 1 front pocket 
Adjustable and replaceable belt and shoulder straps

Structure 'flexed Arc' which lets air in the back

Why we chose it

  • Zipper on the front of the bag

  • Ultra light

  • Breathable at the back

  • Very waterproof

  • Comfortable

  • Solid

An extension of ourselves

The Zpacks Arc Haul Zip is the perfect hiking backpack. Lightweight, robust, breathable in the back, it meets all the expected qualities. Its front zip and the additional pockets make it a particularly practical bag. Its Gridstop fabric makes it less noisy than the Arc Zip. Our faithful companion for our thru-hike of 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

 

HYDRATION

  • Without plastic taste

  • BPA, BPS and phthalate free

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

HYDRATION SYSTEM: PLATYPUS, PLATY BOTTLE 2L

Weight: 36 g

Dimensions: 19 cm x 35 cm

Capacity: 2L

Fabric: Polythene

Why we chose it

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!

 

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!

KNIFE: SPYDERCO, TENACIOUS

Weight: 117 g

Dimensions: closed 11 cm x 4 cm  ; unfolded 20 cm x 3 cm

Manufacture: stainless steel blade

Why we chose it

  • A formidable blade to cut... just about anything!

  • Easy to handle and reliable

  • It's a gift from my brother :)

A thin blade

With its 117g, the Tenacious was clearly not the lightest option but probably the most efficient and reliable.

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!

COMPASS: SUUNTO, CLIPPER

Weight: 5 g

Size: 30 x 24 x 11 mm

Liquid suspension

Balanced  for the northern hemisphere

Fastens everywhere

Why we chose it

  • One of the lightest choices possible

  • Its small size makes it always at your fingertips

All Quiet on the Western Front

This little compass comes in addition to our other navigation systems. The fact that it fastens everywhere, to a backpack strap for example, allows it to be always accessible.

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!

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