After a year on hold, we at Ellis Brigham are celebrating the small things, quite literally. Counting the grams so you don’t have to, this season is dedicated to going lighter and further.
More than just cutting the handle off your cutlery, ultralight is a state of mind. Whether it is your first foray into minimalism, or you are a long-time fan, we are here to inspire and support you. From summit raids against the clock to backpacking off the beaten track, our lightweight clothing, footwear, and equipment will make your exploits easier. If you are looking for new routes to add to your bucket list, we’ve got some epic UK traverses that will get your heart racing, and if you need further inspiration, we’ve got The North Face athlete Pau Capell sharing his training tips.
For more ideas on where to head and in-depth guides on what to pack, our blogs and buying guides are chock full of excellent advice. Once you have perfected your ultralight set up, we want to see it. Tag us at #livebreatheoutdoors so we can share in your adventures.
There are many reasons to be weight-conscious when you are heading into the mountains. Ticking off a string of Munros in a day or aiming for a new fastest ascent; both are easier when there's less to carry. That's why we created our Mountain Light collection.
Summer or winter, mountaineering requires a certain amount of safety kit. While you can't always reduce the number of items you need to take, there are other ways to lighten the load. Shave grams off your climbing rack by choosing lighter carabiners. Or take an ultralight insulator to regulate temperature instead of multiple mid-layers.
Running is a minimalist sport by nature, with so few items required, it can be tricky to save weight. Our Run Light collection has done the hard work for you. It features footwear, equipment, and clothing made with gram-saving in mind.
But why cut weight in the first place?
The marginal gains from choosing light can see significant improvements when added together. From 5k sessions to ultra-marathons, the less strain you can put on your body, the better. More than beating the clock, reducing injury chances, and covering more ground are excellent benefits!
Ultralight camping equipment strikes a delicate balance between strength, weight, and pack size. Whether it's a multi-day backpacking trip or an overnight bivy, choosing kit in this category offers up some noticeable gains.
It is not just the reduction in grams that make the difference. A tent, sleeping bag, and camping mat can take up considerable space in your backpack. That's why ultralight equipment focuses on reducing capacity as well as load.
With less to carry, you can choose a smaller pack and save extra weight. Some use it as an opportunity to cover more ground at speed. Others enjoy the comfort that comes with carrying less on their back.
Bikepacking is a fantastic way to see more of the world but it can be difficult to pack for. Space is limited on a bike that's why ultra lightweight kit is key. Not only does it reduce the weight for better bike handling when on the move but it also takes up less space which can be limited on even the most noble of steeds.
Innovative fabrics and clever designs mean you can expect convenience as well as durability that you can rely on for those epic, multi-day rides.