Ultralight Backpacking Since 1999
We’ve been ultralight backpacking since 1999 and invite you to join us! The Adventure Alan & Co mission is to help you carry better gear and less weight. Whether you’re a weekend day hiker or an ultralight backpacking veteran, we’ve got recommendations and techniques to help improve your experience in the backcountry by carrying less weight. Happy hiking!
Ultralight Backpacking Gear List | 9 Pound 2023
Nine pounds of backpacking gear is all a hiker needs to be safe and warm. So, if you want to reduce pack weight without reducing comfort, look no further! The hiking gear in this guide is suitable for all 3-season conditions on trips around the world, from Alaska, to Patagonia, to Utah. Simply put, it’s better backpacking gear.
Best Backpacking Tent 2023 | Lightweight & Ultralight
There is an exceptional and LIGHT tent here for every type of backpacker. But you’ll need to choose carefully to get the perfect tent for you at the right price!
Best Lightweight Rain Jacket 2023
Find the best lightweight jacket & pants for your needs, your travel, and your budget. No BS! All these lightweight rain jackets have all earned their spot on this list by performing far better than the competition.
Best Backpacking Quilt For Ultralight Camping 2023
The best backpacking quilt for you is right here! We’ve compiled the warmest, most affordable, ultralight camping quilts of 2023.
Best Ultralight Sleeping Bag For Backpacking 2023
Find the best ultralight sleeping bag for backpacking! We’ve compiled the lightest and warmest backpacking sleeping bags in existence.
Best Hiking Shoes 2023 | Trail Runners
Looking for the best hiking shoes ? Read our no BS, unbiased guide for the best hiking shoes & backpacking shoes for men and women. Your feet are arguably your most important asset on the trail. Blisters, Achilles tightness, and foot pain can all quickly derail a hiking or backpacking trip. So, finding the right hiking shoes is imperative. We can help!
Fastpacking Super Ultralight Gear List | 5 Pound 2023
For high-milage trips, use this fastpacking super ultralight gear list weighing just 5 lbs. Hike faster, lighter, and more efficiently.
Best Backpacking Gear of 2023 | Staff Picks
Avoid being on the trail and not having what you need. Here’s our top picks for the best backpacking gear in 2023!
Adventure Alan & Co Ultralight Backpacking Content
This website exists to teach critical ultralight backpacking skills and techniques to beginners and experts alike. From how-to content and trip reports, to gear lists and buyer’s guides, make sure to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the world of ultralight backpacking.
Ultralight Backpacking Gear Lists
Our ultralight backpacking gear lists offer a complete, item by item selection to help you pack optimally. From the 5 pound fastpacking to 9 pound ultralight, we tell you everything you need to carry into the backcountry.
Ultralight Backpacking Buyer’s Guides
Shop with confidence knowing that you’ve picked the best lightweight or ultralight gear in any given category. Our Buyers Guides cater to ultralight backpacking preferences, and we have designated sections for both Gear and Apparel.
Ultralight Backpacking How-Tos
Learn something new about hiking and ultralight backpacking in our How-To Section. We cover skills, techniques, and even have and entire section dedicated to backpacking food.
Hiking Guides & Trip Reports
Find inspiration for your next backpacking trip, or grab all of the info you need to execute a high route. We have Trip Reports and Trip Guides.
Ultralight Backpacking Product Reviews
We’re constantly testing and reviewing new ultralight backpacking products to recommend. Browse our Featured Reviews, or immerse yourself on our All Reviews Page for a wide selection of the latest and greatest.