Backpacking Gear Sources

Sources for Ultralight and Lightweight Backpacking Equipment

This is only a small sample of the many sources for light equipment. Many other sources can be found by reading through the reviews and technique articles at Backpacking Light  You can also check out forums/discussions for advice:

General Outfitters & Larger Companies

Personal Favorites (mostly small manufacturers)

Hammock Gear (mostly small manufacturers)

Note: many hammock quilts & tarps can also be used for regular camping. Many times for less money and equal or better performance to conventional (ground sleeping) sleeping bags and tarps.

Clothing (for manufacturers not listed above)

Packs (for manufacturers not listed above)

Down Sleeping Bags and Down Clothing (for manufacturers not listed above)

Stoves and Cooking