Simply Trekking's ultralight trek gear
Our goal is to make your pack carrying weight (trek gear, food and water) to equal 20% of your preferred body weight. Carrying a backpack, weighing more than 20%, over several days, not only will be onerous, slow you down, but can also lead to painful injury. Also bone formation is not completed until between ages 13 and 18, so for teens, carrying just 20% of their body weight is even more important.
ULTRALIGHT TREK GEAR
575-950g Sleeping quilt or bag (down) & sleeping sheet
361g Sleeping cocoon
407g tarp (share with 1 0r 2 persons)
1-2kg 2 person tent (shared weight)
416-600g Mattress inflating thermal
400g Child mattress inflating thermal
325g Stove & full gas bottle
280g pot, bowl, spoon
1kg Adult backpack
400g Child backpack
500g per day for food (Brekkie, snacks, lunch, dinner)
2-3kg water, 1 litre in hard bottle, 2 litres collapsible bottle
Ultralight backpacks using the latest technology making carrying easy for you. To date there is only one Australian cottage industry Wilderness Threadworks in Queensland whom we purchase from, the others come from Osprey.
Ultralight shelters & tents
WA weather is mostly very mild enabling us to camp out in the minimum of shelter and still be warm, dry and comfortable. We source our sleeping cocoons (with mosquito netting) and tarps from Australian cottage industry Terra Rosa Gear, Victoria. For the Cape to Cape Track, where there is no shelter, we provide lightweight 2 person tents to share or if you’d prefer, we will provide a 2 person tent on your own.
Our sleeping bags and quilts are down, it is soft, cuddly, keeps you warm and come in adult and kids sizes. Although we provide sleeping sheets with our bags and quilts, they are washed regularly as we are lucky in WA to get lots of fine days between treks. We supply a variety of mattresses with high thermal ratings. To complete the warmth we also supply complimentary, a lightweight thermal jacket for campsite use only.
We can source your dinner from Tasmania’s cottage industries, Campers Pantry, Strive, Alps & Amici and WA’s first dehydrated food producer Feed the Hike. We cater for your gluten free, vegetarian and vegan needs. Local supermarkets are now providing healthy snacks suitable for trekking.