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Backpackinglight.dk and Backpackinglight.se are owned by ultralight backpacker Kenneth Shaw which you might know from his Ultralight and Comfortable blog. Kenneth bought the Backpackinglight.dk domain and shop from Niels and made the range of the shop quite a bit larger over the last few years, and also nowadays offers the possibility for German and Scandinavian customers to pay via invoice at a later date. Overall I think BPL.se has a great range of brands, including many US cottages, and competitive prices. Lets take a look at the list which Kenneth has sent us:
|Backpack||Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400 black||908 g||358,00 €|
|Sleeping bag||Sierra Designs Cloud 800 Long||710 g||286,00 €|
|Mattress||Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Xlite Regular||340 g||171,00 €|
|Shelter||Gossamer Gear The One||612 g||420,00 €|
|Stove||Soto Windmaster||67 g||81,00 €|
|Pot||Vargo Bot 700ML||138 g||114,00 €|
|Cutlery||Toaks Ti Long Handle Spoon||19 g||9,00 €|
|Knife||Leatherman Skeletool KBx||37 g||37,00 €|
|Cup||Kupilka 21||80 g||13,00 €|
|Waterfilter||Sawyer Micro||57 g||33,00 €|
|T-Shirt||Aclima LW T-Shirt||150 g||70,00 €|
|Longsleeve||Aclima Hiking LS||226 g||120,00 €|
|Trekking pants||Lundhags Makke MS Pant||435 g||160,00 €|
|Fleece||Patagonia Men’s R1® TechFace Hoody||400 g||150,00 €|
|Insulation||Cumulus Incredilite||340 g||181,00 €|
|Wind jacket||The OMM Sonic Smock||50 g||85,00 €|
|Rain pants||The OMM Halo Pants||80 g||95,00 €|
|Rain jacket||The OMM Halo Smock||95 g||104,00 €|
|Shoes||Altra Lone Peak 4.5||578 g||120,00 €|
|Lamp||Black Diamond Iota||56 g||40,00€|
|Trekking Poles||Locus Gear CP3||298 g||284,00 €|
|Navigation||Samsung S9+||190 g||600,00 €|
Total Weight: 5.866 g
Total Price: 3.531,00 €
Price per g: 0,60 €
My thoughts on the list:
The Windrider is also almost ten years later still a great backpack. and my 7 year old XLite is still going strong. The Sierra Designs Cloud 800 35F sleeping bag looks comfy and is pretty light for a sleeping bag, and The One from Gossamer Gear is a classic design which GG has brought back a few years ago, and is very popular. The Big 3 weight together 2.570 g which is really good.
The Soto Windmaster seems to work well without a windscreen, even at a high altitude and low temperatures. Together with the Vargo Bot 700 ml it makes for a compact stove & pot setup, and as usual we see a Kupilka cup and a long-handled Ti Spoon. The Sawyer Micro is a well-liked waterfilter, and that Leatherman knife is seriously light!
I love to see well-establish Scandinavian brands like Aclima and Lundhags in lists! They make fantastic garments which are long-lasting and environmentally friendly, which always is a plus in my book. It’s also great to see garments from The OMM in this list - 175 g for a rain jacket and pants is amazing, plus they are also pretty affordable!
The Black Diamond Iota is used far and wide by alpinists, trailrunners and ultralight backpackers alike, and the Locus Gear Poles are some of the lightest telescope poles on the market. It’s good to see a phone on the list for navigation, this shows how far we have come in the last five years! Nowadays you can rely on your phone for navigation, photography and everything else while in the fjell, a true multi-use item thus.
Keep in mind that these lists are suggestions! If you rather use your iPhone or a map and compass for navigation - that’s just fine! Read Carsten’s take on this list in German at Fastpacking.de.
Disclosure: The One Stop Shop Series was Carsten’s idea back in the day. The 2019 Series we have created together and you can read his take on the different lists in German on his blog, and you can read my take over here in English. Furthermore, we have been remunerated for our time by the individual shops.
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