Tag: ultralight backpacking

Gear review: Hilleberg Enan

A few years back my first gear review I ever did on this site was a review of the Hilleberg Akto. I liked the tent but found it had too many faults to really consider […]

Gear review: Jetboil TI Sol

I have owned the Jetboil TI Sol for almost 3 years now, so this has to be the slowest gear review in the history of gear blogging. I’m not sure if I can add anything […]

Starting your backpacking life

I have a friend who is starting to get interested in backpacking, we went on a short trip last year and had a great time despite the fact that we melted each-others shoes and almost […]

Gear Review: Merrell all out terra trail shoes

After my Iceland trip last year I realized it was time to buy new shoes as I had started using tape to keep my Haglöfs together. I’m not a big buyer of shoes so I […]

Snowy arctic paradise and gear failure hell

I felt the warmth on my face as the afternoon sun crept through the mountain ridges, my body hot from from the layers of winter clothing and the gore-tex jacket and pants keeping all the […]

The UL Jacket – Essential gear for any backpacker

I once wrote an article a long time ago about the ultralight wind jacket and how I felt it was the single most important piece of gear for any backpacking regardless of your weight preferences. […]

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 4

Emstrur (Botnar) to Þórsmörk — 15 km, estimated walking time 6-7 hrs, 300m net descent — Again, I was left breathless by the amazing hike. Glaciers, desert, rivers, mountains and forest all within a 15 […]

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 3

Alftavatn to Emstrur (Botnar) 15 km, estimated walking time 6-7 hrs, 40 m net descent I was in no rush to leave Alftavatn, the views were simply incredible and it was nice to just hang […]

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 2

When volcanic desert transforms into a true paradise on earth Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn – 12 kilometer from volcano to paradise After a day and a half of hiking in rain and cold, finally some sunshine […]

Gear for sale

It’s about that time of year for me to go through my gear closet and start cleaning out what I need and don’t need for my coming trips. I can ship to just about anywhere […]