Racelite.de is a shop specializing in trailrunning and lightweight backpacking gear. As trailrunners go fast & light, you can be sure that their list is going to be interesting!
Located at the foot of the Alps in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Racelite.de has its website and Brick & Mortar shop open since 2005. Robert Pohlhammer is certainly a well-known name in Germany and beyond, as he is the organizer of the Yukon Arctic Ultra and the Trail Days. This is reflected also in part in his list:
|Item||Name||Weight in gram||Price|
|Backpack||Montane Grand Tour 55||1290 g||164,95 €|
|Sleeping bag||Cumulus Lite Line 300||640 g||199,90 €|
|Mattress||Klymit Inertia X-Frame||258 g||89,95 €|
|Shelter||MSR Carbon Reflex 1||1210 g||400,00 €|
|Pot||Included with the stove||-||-|
|Stove||Evernew Ti Appalachian Set||161 g||175,95 €|
|Cutlery||Sea to Summit Alpha Light Long Spoon||12 g||7,95 €|
|Knife||Gerber Ultralight™ LST||17 g||29,95 €|
|Lamp||Silva Ninox II||83 g||64,95 €|
|Trekking Poles||Mountain King Trail Blaze Poles||254 g||94,95 €|
|Shoes||Saucony XODUS 4.0 GTX||674 g||144,95 €|
|Fleece||Montane Chukchi Shirt||238 g||79,95 €|
|Insulation||Montane Fireball Jacket||315 g||184,95 €|
|Rain pants||Montan Minimus Pants||136 g||134,95 €|
|Rain jacket||Montane Minimus Smock||143 g||174,95 €|
|Boxers||Woolpower Lite Boxer||94 g||39,90 €|
|T-Shirt||Woolpower Lite Shirt||158 g||66,90 €|
|Longsleeve||Ortovox Merino Competition LS||201 g||89,95 €|
Total Weight: 5.884 g
Total Price: 2.145,05 €
See the German Version which also includes a water filter.
My thoughts on the list:
- Great sleeping system combo
- A bit heavy choice for the backpack, but it’s pretty high volume
- Nice shelter choice, though I’d have liked to see a tarp again
- Now that stove & pot combo is interesting, versatile as it can use Esbit, wood or alcohol as fuel and packs very compact
- Interesting shoe choice, never heard of the brand before but seems like a good shoe
- Excellent choices for garments!
- Again a very well-rounded list that’s pretty affordable - the cheapest European list thus far!
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|
|Walkonthewildside.eu||6.143 g||2.349,45 €||0,38 g per gram|
|Backpackinglight.dk||4.994 g||2.464,35 €||0,49 € per gram|
|Racelite.de||5.884 g||2.145,05 €||0,36 € per gram|
|AVERAGE||6.188 g||2.425,24 €||0,43 € per gram|
The average price, weight and € per gram again came down with adding Racelite.de. Next up is Ultralight Outdoor Gear from the UK!
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 the posts in German.