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Would you believe us if we said that your complete weekend camping kit list, including your trekking rucksack, tent, and outdoor clothing, could weigh under 10kg? Probably not, but we’re here to prove it’s possible, just follow our ultimate camping kit lit for your next ultralight weekend adventure. 


For ultralight camping weekends, the Osprey Exos 48 (1.05kg) should offer enough space for your gear and two days of food. 


The AirSpeed trampoline-suspended mesh back system with ExoForm mesh hip belt and harness keeps you comfortable and cool while you’re carrying your load in warmer weather. Hip belt and mesh pockets also offer extra storage for your small essentials.



The Terra Nova Laser Competition 1 (970g) is the ultimate solo backpacking tent; it’s lightweight, three-season suitable, weatherproof, and breathable, and best of all it can be pitched in five minutes flat. DAC Featherlite fabric keeps the weight low, however you’ll need seam sealant to make this tent 100% waterproof in more extreme conditions.  


(Sealant will add a few grams onto your pack weight but we will not add it to the final total.)



The Rab Ascent 500 (1.06kg) provides excellent comfort over three-season camping. 500g of hydrophobic duck down offers extra protection while the bag’s Pertex Microlight fabric keeps things super-light. 


The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir X-Lite (350g) can be stuffed into its compression sack smaller than a 1L bottle of water. 


The Black Diamond Spot (54g with batteries) has three levels of power with a maximum battery life of 200 hours on its lowest light setting. 




The Light My Fire Titanium Spork (20g) is extremely durable with a serrated edge on the fork.

Hydration + Nutrition


Your water reservoir is your most costly item in terms of weight, but undeniably one of your most vital on any camping adventure. Filled with water the Source Widepac 2L will add 2.11kg to your final score. 


If you’re solo backpacking in remote areas, you won’t have the luxury of stocking up your reservoir on a regular basis. The Katadyn Mini Ceramic Filter (210g) can purify 500ml of water per minute (with a lifespan of up to 7,000L). 


The Primus Lite+ Stove is merely 390g including the canister (sold separately) and pot. It saves precious rucksack space by packing entirely into its own 500ml pot, which has a handle and heat resistant sleeve so that it can also be used as a mug. 


The Lite+ uses click-button ignition so that you don’t need firelighters and boils 500ml of water in just 2 minutes 45 seconds. 

For two days of walking and one night of camping your meals and trail snacks should weigh about 4kg. You can save weight by removing food from heavy, bulky packaging, but never take less nutrition than you think you need for the sake of a few grams. 


Add this packable, ultralight hiking clothing to your itinerary (the women’s outfit weighs slightly less): 



Total weight approx. 1.3kg


For a walking boot which is ultralight but still provides enough support and protection on rugged hikes, we recommend the innovative Mammut Comfort High Gore-Tex Surround (918g for a pair of size 8.5s). 


These boots are built with GTX Surround Technology, which provides 360° breathability and complete waterproof protection.


The Silva Expedition 4 (50g) is an excellent navigation tool. To monitor your route and collect advanced data while you’re trekking, equip an ultralight GPS watch like the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HRM (186g) as well. 


Total weight approx.: 8.999kg 

With 1kg spare for extra food and treats! 


Get ready for your next ultralight backpacking trip with our amazing camping collection!


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