The Bergfreunde are a pure online shop and are well known for the great service, low prices and large assortment - also over the borders of Germany. But can they do ultralight?
If you need to freshen up what this is all about, read the Introduction!
The Bergfreunde are a fine online shop and I do regularly buy from them - their prices are very competitive, shipping is just 10€ across Europe and it’s fast, too - less than a week from ordering till it’s on my door step. Carsten send them an inquiry if they’d like to take part in the One Stop Shop, and it didn’t take long for him to get a positive reply. Funnily enough Dennis, who writes the Outdoor Blog and is also a friend of mine (and an ultralight hiker!) was tasked with creating our list. So, lets see what he came up with, shall we?!
|Backpack||Exped Lightning 45||1100 g||179,95 €|
|Sleeping bag||Mountain Hardwear Mtn Speed 32||446 g||449,95 €|
|Mattress||Vaude Camping Mat Light 110 g||29,95 €|
|Shelter||Vaude Lizard Gul 1P||690 g||599,95 €|
|Pot||Evernew Ti Non-Stick Pot 900 ml||140 g||76,45 €|
|Stove||Esbit Ti Stove||12 g||11,95 €|
|Cutlery||Light My Fire Spork||9 g||1,95 €|
|Knife||Baladeo 34 g Knife||34 g||24,45 €|
|Lamp||Black Diamond Ion||23 g||16,95 €|
|Trekking Poles||Black Diamond Ultra Distance||290 g||128,95 €|
|Shoes||Inov-8 Roclite 295||590 g||119,95|
|Fleece||Dynafit Gallium PL Fleece pullover||225 g||89,95 €|
|Insulation||Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket||205 g||249,95 €|
|Rain pants||Marmot Essence Pant||162 g||119,95 €|
|Rain jacket||Haglöfs L.I.M Proof Jacket||230 g||169,95 €|
|Boxers||Icebreaker Anatomica Briefs||50 g||29,95 €|
|T-Shirt||Icebreaker Anatomica SS Crewe T-Shirt||143 g||59,95 €|
|Longsleeve||Icebreaker Oasis LS Crewe longsleeve||198 g||79,95 €|
Total Weight: 4.657 g
Total Price: 2.440,10 €
My thoughts on the list:
- Solid choices for backpack and sleeping bag
- The mattress is good and light but might not be comfy enough for some
- I’m riddled why the Vaude tent was chosen. All Vaude UL tents that I have seen pitched were so such a sad view that I wouldn’t want one for free. And with the Bergfreunde having Tarps like the MSR TWing it’s a shame no tarp got selected
- Sweet to see another Esbit stove and pot combo, a nice and light choice though a windscreen would be needed
- Great shoes!
- Very good choices for the garments, with great weight-to-price-to-quality ratios
- Overall a very good list apart from the tent (which is my personal dislike =)
The standing thus far:
|Trekking-Lite-Store.com||6.157 g||2.288,80 €||0,47 € per gram|
|CampSaver.com||5.316 g||1.993,80 €||0,52 € per gram|
|Globetrotter||8.995 g||3.272,20 €||0,36 € per gram|
|Partioaitta||7.354 g||2448,15 €||0,33 € per gram|
|Bergfreunde||4.657 g||2.440,10 €||0,52 € per gram|
|AVERAGE||6.499 g||2.488,61 €||0,44 € per gram|
Disclaimer: The One Stop Shop Series was Carsten’s idea and he gave me permission to translate his posts to English and contact a few more shops around the world. If you can read German, you can head over to his blog and read already the first posts with the gear lists from Walkonthewildside.de and Racelite.de.