Rent Light Weight Gear

I'd guess anyone would agree that a light load is better than a heavy load, but we're not always extreme ounce-counting fanatics here. Sometimes I'd rather carry a few extra pounds so I can eat well, sleep comfortably, and be safe in bad weather. Want to shave 5 pounds of wear and tear off your knees when you go backpacking? Maybe eat fewer chee...

I'd guess anyone would agree that a light load is better than a heavy load, but we're not always extreme ounce-counting fanatics here. Sometimes I'd rather carry a few extra pounds so I can eat well, sleep comfortably, and be safe in bad weather. Want to shave 5 pounds of wear and tear off your knees when you go backpacking? Maybe eat fewer cheeseburgers and waffles. Whether the weight is around your stomach or in your backpack, your knees aren't going to know the difference.

But, on really long treks, every pound counts. We have some choice gear that is really light but doesn't sacrifice comfort and safety. If you're going on a long or strenuous trip where those extra pounds matter, try to incorporate some of this gear into your mix - it's the lightest we carry within their respective categories. Also, if you want to get some weight off your back and knees, take along trekking poles you'd have to shave at least 10 - 15 pounds off your back to get the same effect as backpacking with a good set of poles.

It's easier to hike light in the summer as you'll have less clothing to pack around, and packing a bear canister where required can eat up a lot of pack space. Lastly, you probably don't want to rent a small, lightweight pack unless you also rent a lightweight bag, pad and tent. If you have any questions on what combination of gear would work best for your trip, just give us a call.

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