What Luxury Backpacking Items Are Worth The Weight?
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Sometimes the extra weight can be worth it on backpacking trips. What are those "luxury" items you just have to bring along?
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ArtRiddle
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Sep 4, 2019
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I bring an inflatable pillow for sleeping, and I am going to bring a 1lb lightweight chair (because as much as I like sitting on rocks, a chair sounds a lot more attractive to me). I also usually bring my DSLR for recording and photography, attached to my backpack strap by a Peak Design camera mount.
Sep 4, 2019
Brett919
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May 7, 2019
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A Therm-a-Rest Compressible camp pillow, Small size is 7oz, Medium is 9oz. Small one is great in a hammock. Medium is a little better on a pad, especially when side-sleeping. A "real" pillow greatly improves my sleep, if the head and neck are comfortable I'm halfway there.
May 7, 2019
StevovonE
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Apr 25, 2019
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MSR Guardian Water Pump. Knowing that me and my team's gut are void of virus-level nasties is worth the weight. Especially useful with larger groups, but I started taking it to the CA Sierra with 2-people outings as well. Always have someone give me grief about a 1 lb filter, until their gravity filter stops the show or one of them gets sick. Just worth it to me.
Apr 25, 2019
AndyMac57
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Apr 23, 2019
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I go uber-light but always take a Helinox Chair Zero. At just over half a kilo and the size of a drink bottle it earns its inclusion the minute you sit down in it after a long day on the trail.
Apr 23, 2019
toddb
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Apr 23, 2019
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Camp Time Mini Light Stool!
Apr 23, 2019
oldsparkey
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Apr 23, 2019
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I go ultralight and hammock camp so weight is a consideration except for two items and one of them reduces in weight ( gets a lot lighter ) during the trip. 1st is my pair of camouflaged Crocks as camp shoes and even as hiking shoes at times. 2nd. a Gatorade 12 oz bottle emptied of the Gatorade and filled with a good Sour Mash Bourbon. Somehow it's weight decreases ( it's one of life's mystery's ) as the days past till the only weigh is the empty gatorade bottle at the trail head on the last day.
Apr 23, 2019
ChrisinQueens
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Apr 21, 2019
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My luxury items I refuse to give up: 1.) Nemo Fillo. I need a pillow at night. I sleep in my puffy usually. This one is worth it at 3 ounces. 2.) Sea to Summit XMug. I'm a coffee addict. 1/3rd of my food bag is instant coffee. Watching the sun rise with a cup of hot coffee is why I go backpacking. 3.) Foam flip flops/Injini socks: My pair weigh 5.9 ounces and I NEED to dry my feet at the end of the day. Its not open for debate. Lol
Apr 21, 2019
dankeeler
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Apr 16, 2019
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I would say a chair, but, as I hammock camp, my bed doubles as a chair. My luxuries would be a flask of single malt, some chocolate, and a good friend.
Apr 16, 2019
PaigeD
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Apr 20, 2019
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Couldn't agree more
Apr 20, 2019
ToshOutdoors
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Apr 10, 2019
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Helinox Cot Lite. Not for the ultralight crowd at ~2.5 lbs, but for anyone who wants to sleep like they're in a bed, this is awesome. If you're not going far, it's really not too much to ask to carry it along.
Apr 10, 2019
inspirain
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Apr 5, 2019
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without any doubt, a 236ml Stanley flask full of single malt whiskey. perfect diversion from back-breaking trekking.
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Apr 5, 2019
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