The One Stop Shop goes for a Walk On The Wild Side in Germany!
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Walk On The Wild Side is a great little online and Brick & Mortar Shop in Bonn, not far away from Cologne. The owners are life-long outdoor enthusiasts and what I really like about them is that they offer many different kind of “outdoor niches” under one roof - from gear for Bushcrafting to Ultralight Backpacking. They also carry some brands which are hard to find in Europe, like Montbell, Clikstand and Hydrophil toothbrushes. They have affordable shipping costs to every European country and also send to the USA, Australia and Japan. So lets dive in and take a look at their list:
|Backpack||Liteway Elementum||454 g||199,90 €|
|Sleeping bag||Western Mountaineering NanoLite Top Quilt||312 g||349,90 €|
|Mattress||Nemo Switchback||415 g||49,90 €|
|Shelter||Liteway Simplex Tarp||246 g||119,90 €|
|Stove||Whitebox Stove||31 g||23,90 €|
|Pot||Evernew Ti Ultralight Pot 0,9L||110 g||60,90 €|
|Cutlery||Sea to Summit Cutlery||8 g||1,00 €|
|Knife||Opinel Taschenmesser No.6||26 g||8,90 €|
|Cup||Snow Peak Ti-Single 450 Cup||70 g||37,90 €|
|Waterfilter||Sawyer Micro Squeeze||53 g||39,90 €|
|T-Shirt||Svala Merino T-Shirt||162 g||64,90 €|
|Longsleeve||Svala Stretch Mesh Hunt Shirt||120 g||59,90 €|
|Trekking pants||Ortovox Pelmo Pants||225 g||119,90 €|
|Fleece||Aclima Warmwool Hooded Sweater Men||340 g||109,90 €|
|Insulation||Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket||132 g||369,90 €|
|Wind jacket||Montbell Tachyon Parka Men||70 g||108,90 €|
|Rain pants||Montbell Versalite Pants||99 g||139,90 €|
|Rain jacket||Montbell Versalite Jacket||186 g||199,90 €|
|Shoes||inov-8 Roclite 275||550 g||150,00 €|
|Lamp||Black Diamond Ion||31 g||26,90€|
|Trekking Poles||Locus Gear CP3||336 g||139,90 €|
|Navigation||Silva Kompass Ranger S||59 g||41,90 €|
Total Weight: 4.035 g
Total Price: 2.424,00 €
Price per g: 0,60 €
My thoughts on the list:
Another beautiful list which both is very light and also stays on the more affordable side of things!
The Big 3 (the backpack, shelter and quilt + sleeping mat) tip the scales at 1.427 g together, which is very good. It’s nice to see Liteway gear, the Nemo Switchback and a Western Mountaineering quilt in here. Especially the latter two make for a comfortable and warm sleep setup, and the Tarp will work nicely with the Locus Gear poles.
The Whitebox Stove is a real classic, if you’re into alcohol stoves and like to tinker you also could make your own stove and save a bit of money. The Evernew Ti Pot is a good size, though personally I am not a fan of titanium cups like the one in this list - it’s too easy to burn your lips when you drink your morning coffee ☕️ The Opinel knives are great, and the cutlery is a real bargain!
Nice to see Svala in this list! It’s a Finnish Merino brand, and I love to see all the goodness from Montbell in this list. That Plasma 1000 Down Jacket has been on my “Wanna-Have” list since it came out, and the wind jacket and rain garments are amazingly light. The Roclite from inov-8 are great shoes for hiking, good to see their newest version in this list!
It starts to feel that we’re either seeing Black Diamond or Petzl headlamps 😂 This time it’s again the Ion, a powerful little headlamp. A compass for navigation and the Locus Gear Poles round out this list.
I like this list, with a baseweight of 2.251 g (the garments are 1.884 g) it is even SUL and would allow you to carry the one or other luxury item without weighing you down too much!
Please keep in mind that these lists are suggestions! You do not need to buy everything in one go if you are already hiking & backpacking, and this list simply shows 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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