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 recommended 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 blisters and 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.
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.
To keep your weight to 20% on multi-day treks, we recommend commercial dehydrated foods as they have a balanced protein/carbohydrate mix for sustained energy. These can be purchased at Anacoonda, Paddy Pallin or you can purchase in advance online at Campers Pantry, Strive, Back Country, Alps & Amici and WA’s first dehydrated food producer Feed the Hike. Even easier, local supermarkets are now providing protein rich dinners and snacks suitable for trekking.