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Tasmania’s Overland Track with HMG Ambassador Forrest McCarthy

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HMG’s Ambassadors are the testers, critics and storytellers of our products. They put our gear through the paces in the worlds toughest playgrounds and give us critical feedback which helps us drive product development. They also help us spread the good word about HMG’s backpacks, tents/shelters and accessories — while regularly making us jealous of what they’re doing in the field. This past winter HMG Ambassador Forrest McCarthy traveled to Tasmania with his wife Amy McCarthy to take on the Overland Track — one of Tasmania’s premier hiking routes. Read on for the report . . . Continue reading

Neon, Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail – (Segment 6)

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By the end of the day, Neon had an entirely brand new setup of equipment free of charge.With the ultralight and rain-proof HMG Windrider 2400 HMG trimmed Neon’s pack weight significantly which should make the next 1,700 miles to Maine even more fun. As a way of saying “Thank You” to Mike and the rest of the HMG team, Neon has been keeping us all up to date with periodic posts and pictures from the AT. We hope that you’ll check in regularly to follow Neon along the trail! Here’s Neon’s sixth post from the trail . . . Continue reading

Neon, Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail (Segment 5)

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One of the people HMG met at this year’s Trail Days festival was a thru-hiker named Brenna (trail name “Neon”). Unfortunately, Brenna had all of her gear stolen from her tent while she was exploring the festival. When HMG founder Mike St. Pierre heard what had happened to Neon, he decided to hook her up with a free HMG Windrider 2400 pack as well as a some other free HMG products. Mike also spread her story among other equipment vendors at the festival. By the end of the day, Neon had an entirely brand new setup of equipment free of charge.With the ultralight and rain-proof HMG Windrider 2400 HMG trimmed Neon’s pack weight significantly which should make the next 1,700 miles to Maine even more fun. As a way of saying “Thank You” to Mike and the rest of the HMG team, Neon has been keeping us all up to date with periodic posts and pictures from the AT. We hope that you’ll check in regularly to follow Neon along the trail! Here’s Neon’s fourth post from the trail . . . Continue reading

Hike Fast. Paddle Hard. Dance All Night

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This past July HMG Ambassador Luc Mehl and friends participated in the first annual McCarthy Creek Packraft Race and Whitewater Festival in Wrangel Mountains of Alaska. We’re hoping this event, organized by Kennicott Wilderness Guides and McCarthy River Tours and Outfitters, will become and annual happening. HMG is psyched to support the rapidly growing packrafting community by making some of the best packrafting packs available. Continue reading

Neon, Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail (Segment 4)

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One of the people HMG met at this year’s Trail Days festival was a thru-hiker named Brenna (trail name “Neon”). Unfortunately, Brenna had all of her gear stolen from her tent while she was exploring the festival. When HMG founder Mike St. Pierre heard what had happened to Neon, he decided to hook her up with a free HMG Windrider 2400 pack as well as a some other free HMG products. Mike also spread her story among other equipment vendors at the festival. By the end of the day, Neon had an entirely brand new setup of equipment free of charge.With the ultralight and rain-proof HMG Windrider 2400 HMG trimmed Neon’s pack weight significantly which should make the next 1,700 miles to Maine even more fun. As a way of saying “Thank You” to Mike and the rest of the HMG team, Neon has been keeping us all up to date with periodic posts and pictures from the AT. We hope that you’ll check in regularly to follow Neon along the trail! Here’s Neon’s fourth post from the trail . . . Continue reading

Neon, Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail – (Segment 3)

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Every year Appalachian Trail thru hikers, gear heads and dreamers flock to Damascus, Virginia for the annual “Trail Days” festival.  This year, Trail Days was held from May 17-19 and attracted thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from all over the globe. Hyperlite Mountain
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Climbing in Greenland – Nameless Creek

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Earlier this summer Hyperlite Mountain Gear sponsored an expedition by Team Glitterbomb (that’s Lizzy Scully, Quinn Brett, Prairie Kearney and John Dickey) to climb unclaimed big walls in Greenland. HMG is amazed at what the team accomplished and proud that our ultralight backpacks and shelters helped them along the way. Read on for a post from Lizzy Scully on the expedition and Nameless Creek, the rushing waterway that featured prominently in their time in Greenland. Continue reading

Pack Lite: Oregon Coast Fatbiking

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HMG Ambassador Steve Graepel is about to leave on a fatbiking expedition on Oregon Coast. In this post, he gives us his approach to gear selection and going light when planning a multisport expedition like this one. Continue reading