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Camp Light: The Ultimate Camping Kit Bag

Camp Light: The Ultimate Camping Kit Bag
7 April 2021

If you're looking for the ultimate lightweight setup for your backpacking adventures, our selection of ultralight camping equipment has got you covered. We've put together this kit list with a combined weight of only 3.76kg, including all the basics as well as a couple of extras for improved comfort.


Rab Mythic 400 Sleeping Bag

Rab Mythic 400 Sleeping Bag

  • Price: £459.99
  • Weight: 660g

Whether or not you believe in nominative determinism, there’s no denying the Rab’s Mythic sleeping bags have acquired a legendary reputation. The Mythic 400, which sits in the middle of the range, has 900-fill hydrophobic down, and will keep you comfortable down to -6 degrees Celsius, but weighs just 660g, a phenomenal warmth to weight ratio.


MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove

MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove

  • Price: £34.99
  • Weight: 73g

One of the most popular backpacking stoves of all time has been upgraded and improved. The PocketRocket 2 is lighter and smaller than its predecessor, can handle a wider range of pots, and boils a litre of water in three and a half minutes. Perhaps most importantly, it packs down tiny, and can squeeze into the MSR Titan Kettle.


MSR Titan Kettle

MSR Titan Kettle

  • Price: £59.99
  • Weight: 118g

No question of pots calling kettles anything here, because the MSR Titan is both. It’s also a mug, a bowl or whatever else you need it to be. Large enough to hold 0.85 litres, this versatile vessel is a great complement to the PocketRocket 2. For an additional £39.99 you can add the Titan Mug to your pack, which fits neatly inside the kettle and takes the combined weight to just 172g.


Helinox Chair Zero

Helinox Chair Zero

  • Price: £109.99
  • Weight: 510g

Just because you’re camping light, doesn’t mean you have to slum it. This ultra lightweight chair packs down to a 35cm x 10cm cylinder, and weighs just 510g. Sure, you could save yourself half a kilo and leave it at home, but when it’s that small and light, surely you’re better off not sitting on the ground?


Sea To Summit Alto TR2 Tent

Sea To Summit Alto TR2 Tent

  • Price: £429.99
  • Weight: 1156g

If it’s hard to believe that a two-person, three-season tent could weigh this little, just wait until you set the Alto TR2 up - it’s even harder to believe that it’s this spacious inside. The Australian brand’s patent-pending ‘Tension Ridge Architecture’ allows for a high ceiling, two large doors and vestibules for storing gear. With fully taped seams and a 1.2k hydrostatic head fly, this will handle most weather, and take up almost no space in your pack.


Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Regular Camping Mat

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Camping Mat

  • Price: £189.99
  • Weight: 250g

This is the lightest insulated sleeping mat Therm-a-Rest has ever produced. 183cm x 51cm wide, it provides 6.4cm of cushioning, but packs down to just 15 x 9cm and only weighs 250g. The brand’s WingLock valve system makes inflation and deflation rapid and straightforward.


Therm-a-Rest Air Head Pillow

Therm-a-Rest Air Head Pillow

  • Price: £38.99
  • Weight: 160g

Who says you can’t treat yourself to little luxuries when you’re camping light? This Therm-a-Rest pillow weighs just 160 grams, and packs down tiny when deflated. You’ll barely notice it’s there - until it’s time to sleep, when this makes all the difference.


Osprey Levity 45 Backpack

Osprey Levity 45 Backpack

  • Price: £219.99
  • Weight: 830g

With a 45 litre carry capacity, this is the perfect pack for multi-day hikes where you want to move fast. The price reflects the fact that Osprey have pulled out all the stops to keep this as light as possible, while not sacrificing any essential features. The AirSpeed suspended mesh back panel keeps the pack off your back, improving ventilation, while the ExoForm harness sits comfortably on the shoulders and hips.


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