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Stripped Down: Gear Check for Thru Hiking/Backpacking

Mike St. Pierre is the founder and CEO of Hyperlite Mountain Gear. His passion for the outdoors and specifically for the ultralight approach to the outdoors drove him to found HMG and now drives HMG to continue its mission to create the most innovative, efficient, durable, light and ultralight outdoor gear on the market. Read on for Mike’s tried and true advice on how he selects his own gear. Continue reading

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Chris Brinlee’s “Brutal” Adventure on The Sierra High Route

Writer, photographer and adventurer Chris Brinlee recently returned from hiking/climbing the Sierra High Route with Gilberto Gil and Olivia Aguilar. The team used our packs, the Echo II Shelter System and the UltaMid, plus a bunch of stuff sacks. The route,
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Tales of a Trail Weenie

By Lizzy Scully Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s new Marketing Manager is heading out on her first, long (seven days) backpacking adventure the week before Trail Days 2015. A long-time rock climber, hiking long distances is totally new to her. Follow her
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Forrest McCarthy on Tasmania’s Overland Track

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

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

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

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Spruce Green is the new White

HMG’s ultralight, cuben fiber shelter systems, tarps and pyramid tents are now available in Spruce Green in addition to our classic white. Continue reading

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

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

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Hike Fast. Paddle Hard. Dance All Night

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

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

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

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

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Pack Lite: Oregon Coast Fatbiking

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

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Peter on the CDT – Grants to Cuba (Segment 6)

For 2013 Hyperlite Mountain Gear is sponsoring one thru-hiker on each of the Appalachian Trail (AT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with one of HMG’s ultralight, cuben fiber backpacks. Here’s the fifth update from the trail
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Neon, Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail – (Segment 2)

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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Peter on the CDT – Pie Town to Grants (Segment 5)

For 2013 Hyperlite Mountain Gear is sponsoring one thru-hiker on each of the AT, CDT and PCT with one of HMG’s ultralight, cuben fiber backpacks. Here’s the fifth update from the trail by Peter, HMG’s sponsored CDT hiker. Peter (trail name “CzechXpress”) will keep all of us up do date with periodic posts and pictures from his journey. We hope you’ll check in regularly to follow Peter along the trail! Continue reading

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Peter on the CDT – Doc Campbells to Pie Town (Segment 4)

For 2013 HMG is sponsoring one thru-hiker on each of the AT and CDT . Here’s the fourth update from the trail by Peter, HMG’s sponsored CDT hiker. Peter (trail name “CzechXpress”) will keep all of us up do date with periodic posts and pictures from his journey. We hope you’ll check in regularly to follow Peter along the trail! Continue reading

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Peter on the CDT – Emory Pass to Doc Campbells (Segment 3)

For 2013 HMG is sponsoring one thru-hiker on each of the AT, CDT and PCT. Here’s the third update from the trail by Peter, HMG’s sponsored CDT hiker. Peter will keep all of us up do date with periodic posts and pictures from his journey. We hope you’ll check in regularly to follow Peter along the trail! Continue reading

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Peter on the CDT – Deming to Emory Pass (Segment 2)

For 2013 HMG is sponsoring one thru-hiker on each of the AT, CDT and PCT.  Here’s the second update from the trail by Peter, HMG’s sponsored CDT hiker.   Peter will keep all of us up do date with periodic
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