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Henrik and the trekking-lite-store.com are one of my oldest partners - they have been supporting me since many, many years. I interviewed Henrik in 2010 as they just opened and the they were also along in the first One Stop Shop Series in 2014 - here’s their list from back then. Since the beginning they offered ultralight gear from the USA and big brands, and slowly more and more brands can be found at this fine shop, from Gregory to Sea to Summit to Vargo. What is also very nice is that it’s easy to sort products here, from lightest to heaviest item. So lets see what we find in this list that they sent us:
|Backpack||Pajak XC3||720 g||164,95 €|
|Sleeping bag||Cumulus Lite Line 300||600 g||228,95 €|
|Mattress||Therm-A-Rest Neo Air Überlite||249 g||199,95 €|
|Shelter||GramXpert Ultralight Solo Tarp L||216 g||84,95 €|
|Stove||EOE Lithium||44 g||59,95 €|
|Pot||Esbit Titan Pot||110 g||54,95 €|
|Cutlery||Primus Trail Spork Tritan||7 g||2,95 €|
|Knife||Deejo Naked||15 g||19,95 €|
|Cup||Relags Fold Cup||24 g||2,85 €|
|Waterfilter||BeFree 1l||64 g||54,95 €|
|T-Shirt||Patagonia Airchaser Shirt||88 g||60,00 €|
|Longsleeve||Rab Merino 120 Long Sleeve||96 g||69,95 €|
|Trekking pants||Montane Terra Pack Pants||237 g||84,95 €|
|Fleece||Montane Allez Micro Pull-on||163 g||79,95 €|
|Insulation||Patagonia Micropuff Hoody||264 g||280,00 €|
|Wind jacket||OMM Sonic Smock||48 g||92,00 €|
|Rain pants||OMM Halo Pant||80 g||95,00 €|
|Rain jacket||OMM Halo Smock||95 g||125,00 €|
|Shoes||Columbia Trans Alps FKT II||790 g||139,99 €|
|Lamp||Nitecore T360||37 g||19,95 €|
|Trekking Poles||Mountain King Trail Blaze Skyrunner 120||240 g||129,95 €|
|Navigation||Silva Ranger SL||25 g||33,00 €|
Total Weight: 4.212 g
Total Price: 2.084,09 €
Price per g: 0,49 €
My thoughts on the list:
With a Baseweight of 2.351 g this is a really nice light list, with a good selection of garments and shoes which make it another really light list, which is at a tad over 2k also reasonably cheap. A price per gram of 0,49 € is also quite good!
I like the choice of backpack, it’s made in Europe and packs quite a nice set of features. It’s also great to see both Cumulus and GramXpert in this list, both are small European cottages that make great gear.
EOE makes some of the lightest gas stoves on the market, and this complete kitchen setup tips the scales at 264 g, which is great. There’s some affordable & light kit in this kitchen. like the Primus Spork and the Fold Cup!
A classic set of UL garments there with exception of the shoes maybe, Patagonia, Rab, OMM and Montane all are great brands which make high-quality garments and that selection should suit one well. The Columbia shoes I know Carsten will value, as he’s a fan of these kind of shoes!
And the accessories are also solid choice which are both light and also should be fairly durable.
Overall a nice list that is easy to adapt to personal tastes or the trip at hand, be it with a larger or lighter backpack, another shelter or a different stove!
Keep in mind that these lists are suggestions! If you are already hiking & backpacking you do not need to buy everything in one go but can replace gear slowly, and this lists merely should show you that you can purchase a complete Ultralight Backpacking Setup from one store. 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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