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SLEEPING PAD: THERM-A-REST, NEOAIR XTHERM

Weight: 520 g

Inflated waist: 51 x 183 x 6.3 cm

Pack size: 23 x 10 cm

Manufacture: 30D Rip Nylon

R-Value 5.7

Made in the USA

Why we chose it

  • Very comfortable

  • Ideal up to -20 ° C

  • Unrivaled thermal resistance (R-Value)

Sleep warm, wake up fresh

The Therm-a-Rest Neo XTherm is probably the lightest 4-season mattress on the market. Its extraordinary R-Value provides a real layer of insulation from the ground.

SLEEPING BAGS: ENLIGHTENED EQUIPMENT, CONVERT & CONVERT APEX

CONVERT  Weight: 617 g

Filling: 364 grams down 900+ Eu hydrophobic downtek 
Outside & inside: Nylon 10D

CONVERT APEX  Weight: 445 g

Selected size: Regular 

Fabrication: 10D Nylon Fabric / Apex 2.1 Synt Filling

Full zip, elastic cords at the ends, vertical cells

Why we chose it

  • Quality of materials and finishes

  • Versatile (can be used in quilts, blankets and traditional sleeping bags)

  • Excellent temperature/weight ratio

  • Handmade in the United States

  • Eco-responsibility of the brand

Sweetness and voluptuousness

We were looking for the most versatile sleeping bags possible, in winter we combine our summer and mid-season duvets. The 900+ Eu down and Apex lining make them light and efficient companions for our recovery nights. The full zip makes them easily couplable ;)

NIGHT HOOD: ENLIGHTENED EQUIPMENT, HOODLUM

Weight: 65 g

Filling: 2.1 Apex 
Exterior, interior: 10D nylon

Drawcord 
Full opening with pressures

Why we chose it

  • Quality of materials and finishes

  • Lightweight and space-saving

  • Handmade in the United States

  • Eco-responsibility of the brand

The perfect combo

No more duvets in which you find yourself the head facing the hood after moving during the night! Alone or in pairs in twin duvets, the head stays warm in all positions!

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 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

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!

WATER TANK: MSR, DROMEDARY BAG 4L

Weight: 185 g

Size: 31.75 cm x 58.4 cm

The tank is protected by an incredibly strong 1,000 denier fabric and has an improved food grade liner

Why we chose it

  • Protects water from frost

  • BPA free, for a water that keeps taste good

All in one

MSR's Dromedary is an extremely durable water pouch. It can carry ice-cold or boiling liquids but above all it protects the water from freezing in winter.

  • Without plastic taste

  • BPA, BPS and phthalate free

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

 

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.

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.

MISCELLANEOUS OUTDOOR

CRAMPONS: PETZL, LEOPARD FL

Weight: 384 g the pair

Fabric: Aluminium

Caracteristics: size adjustments without any tool

Why we chose it

  • Easy to put on and off

  • Very comfortable

  • Lightweight

SNOWSHOES: SNOWPLAK

Weight: 720 g the pair

Features: One size. The sizes range from 40 to 46 minimum with crampons 12 points. And with 10 points spikes adaptable from size 38.​

Why we chose it

  • Ultralight

  • Small

  • Sturdy

  • Versatile

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.

PROBE: ARVA, CARBON 2.40 COMPACT

Weight: 120 g

Dimensions: diameter 10 mm; total length 2.4 m (8 strands of 30 cm)

Fabric: Carbon, Kevlar cable

Meets ISMF and CEO standards

Why we chose it

  • Used by mountain professionals

  • The lightest probe allowed in competition

  • Ultra fast lock system

In case of disaster...

Not always pleasant to think about the worst, and yet the avalanche probe is the second accessory of our snow kit. Even if it is the top of the avalanche probe, we hope not to have to use it!

SNOW SHOVEL: ARVA, ULTRA

Weight: 290 g

Dimensions: 69 x 21 cm

Features: Round carbon handle, aluminum bucket, T-shaped handle for a better grip

Meets ISMF and CEO standards

Why we chose it

  • Used by mountain professionals

  • Excellent weight / strength ratio 

  • Made from recycled materials

By the shovelful

Whether to set up our camp in the snow or to dig in den avalanche, the snow shovel is part of the essential kit for any trip to snow-covered terrain.

BEACON: ARVA, EVO4

Weight: 220 g

Dimensions: 135 x 76 x 28 mm

40 m search bandwidth, 100% digital, 3 antennas, 457 kHz frequency, powered by four AAA / LR03 alkaline batteries, 250 hr emission and 40 hr reception

Why we chose it

  • Intuitive operation

  • Broad band of research

  • Direction and distance indicators

Ouhou... Anyone?

The Arva Evo4 Avalanche Beacon makes it easy to find victims in an avalanche. Both transmitter and receiver, it accurately indicates the direction and distance of the signal emitted by other beacons.

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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