Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter

1 pound, 12.5 ounces (tarp, inner tent, beak, and stuff sack.) 5.5 ounces (12 aluminum stakes and small stuff sack.) Total packed weight of full tent with 12 stakes:  34 ounces (2 pounds, 2 ounces) The Echo II from Hyperlite Mountain Gear is my latest backcountry shelter.  It’s a hybrid tarp/tent made mostly from lighweight… Continue reading Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter

Trail Designs Gatewood Cape and Evernew Ti DX Stove Kit

I had the opportunity to test out a couple of pieces of lightweight backpacking gear, the Evernew TiDX Stove kit, and the Six Moons Designs Gatewood Cape.  I took them both up in the High Uintas Wilderness for a 40 mile hike.  Days were cool, nights below freezing.  I experienced wind, snow, and sleet. Evernew Ti… Continue reading Trail Designs Gatewood Cape and Evernew Ti DX Stove Kit