Living Ultralight really means simplifying your life and your gear to allow you to do and accomplish more. Some people think that being an ultralight backpacker is a suffer fest, but that is a big misconception.
Being ultralight is really about the mindset of having confidence in your gear and what you really need, enabling you to leave behind anything you might not need. By doing that, you can feel more light and free on the trail and really have a much more enjoyable time.
Not Just About Pack Weight
To us, Living Ultralight is not just about the lowest pack weight. It's about more enjoyable experiences! The better gear you have and the more wisdom on how to use it, the more confidence you'll have. It's not about getting rid of gear that you enjoy having around, it's about leaving behind extras that you would bring because of fear. You'll naturally be able to take fewer items if you are taking the best gear you are confident with.
That's why we focus so heavily on Performance. When we design gear, we never focus on hitting a certain price level. All we care about is how well the gear can accomplish the design intent. You can have total confidence that your gear can do what is was built to do!
The Live Ultralight Mindset
Once you understand the Live Ultralight mindset, it comes naturally to apply it to all parts of your life. If you want to travel internationally rather than have 3 suitcases full of stuff you can utilize one carry on backpack and simplify the whole process. By simplifying you break down barriers that keep you from actually doing things.
Living Ultralight means living in a more simplified and confident mindset.