Ultralight Backpacking in the Sierras

A Listmania! list by Jonathan Worthington
The list author says: "I consider this an above average list of ultralight gear that at the same time wont force you to take out a 2nd"
GoLite Peak Pack
1.  GoLite Peak Pack by GoLite
The list author says:
  "Best bang for the buck pack out there(even though I have a flash 50)"
Out of stock
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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GoLite UltraLite 3 Season Quilt
2.  GoLite UltraLite 3 Season Quilt by GoLite
The list author says:
  "Definetely the best quilt for the $ out there right now!"
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Vargo Triad XE Multi-Fuel Stove
3.  Vargo Triad XE Multi-Fuel Stove by Vargo
The list author says:
  "I actually prefer the vargo hexagon(wood burning stove) because it's such a simple and compact design, but this seems good too."
$26.89   Used & New from: $23.75
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Aquamira Frontier Pro Ultralight Water Filter
4.  Aquamira Frontier Pro Ultralight Water Filter by McNett
The list author says:
  "Extremely light and inexpensive"
$13.93   Used & New from: $12.60
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Platypus Big Zip SL 3-Liter Hands-Free Hydration System
5.  Platypus Big Zip SL 3-Liter Hands-Free Hydration System by Platypus
The list author says:
  "Easy cleaning and big.  If you don't want to fill the whole thing due to weight issues and water sources are not an issue, just fill it up half way."
$58.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

Marmot Mens Zeus Jacket
6.  Marmot Mens Zeus Jacket by Marmot
The list author says:
  "Very light and warm!"
Out of stock
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Marmot Ladies' PreCip® Jacket
7.  Marmot Ladies' PreCip® Jacket by Marmot
The list author says:
  "Stay light and dry"
$60.00 - $109.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Stansport Pack-Lite Pad (72X19X3/8-Inch, Blue)
8.  Stansport Pack-Lite Pad (72X19X3/8-Inch, Blue) by StanSport
The list author says:
  "This is all you really need"
$9.02
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Sierra Designs Baffin Sleeping Bag Bivy
9.  Sierra Designs Baffin Sleeping Bag Bivy by Sierra Designs
The list author says:
  "I actually like the "minimalist" bivy from REI the best.  It's under $100 and less than 1lb!"
Out of stock
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Light My Fire Swedish Firesteel Mini 1,500 Strike Ultralight Fire Starter
10.  Light My Fire Swedish Firesteel Mini 1,500 Strike Ultralight Fire Starter by Light my Fire
The list author says:
  "Good for a lifetime"
$9.95   Used & New from: $5.54
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Light My Fire Titanium Spork
11.  Light My Fire Titanium Spork by Light my Fire
The list author says:
  "Fairly cheap and very light"
$13.13   Used & New from: $9.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (773 customer reviews)

Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord (Black, 550-Pound/100-Feet)
12.  Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord (Black, 550-Pound/100-Feet) by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Multi-use item"
$8.41   Used & New from: $4.80
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,407 customer reviews)

Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon - Men's
13.  Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon - Men's by Mountain Hardwear
The list author says:
  "Warmest beanie on the market"
$25.20 - $43.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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Survival Bandana by OEM
14.  Survival Bandana by OEM by OEM
The list author says:
  "This seems gimicky, but hey, you need a bandana anyway so may as well use that real estate for something."
$9.99   Used & New from: $9.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Outdoor Research Men's Gripper Gloves
15.  Outdoor Research Men's Gripper Gloves by Outdoor Research
The list author says:
  "These seem to do the trick"
$29.25 - $52.91
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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The North Face Mens Paramount Peak Convertible
16.  The North Face Mens Paramount Peak Convertible by The North Face
Out of stock

Brunton Classic Compass(9020G)
17.  Brunton Classic Compass(9020G) by Brunton
The list author says:
  "Don't need anything fancier than this"
Out of stock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Smart Socks Merino Mid Weight Quarter II Sock
18.  Smart Socks Merino Mid Weight Quarter II Sock by Smart Socks
The list author says:
  "My feet like these"
$9.95 - $10.95
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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3M 2 Piece Miniature Travel Duct Tape Roll, 53" Length x 2" Width (Pack of 2)
19.  3M 2 Piece Miniature Travel Duct Tape Roll, 53" Length x 2" Width (Pack of 2) by 3M
The list author says:
  "Take approx 10'"
$5.55
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter
20.  Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter by Keurig
The list author says:
  "Use this to make fresh coffee, much better than instant."
$8.89   Used & New from: $3.49
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,612 customer reviews)

ChapStick Medicated Lip Balm, 0.15-Ounce Sticks (Pack of 24)
21.  ChapStick Medicated Lip Balm, 0.15-Ounce Sticks (Pack of 24) by Chapstick
The list author says:
  "A must"
$37.33   Used & New from: $34.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Petzl E99 PG Tikka XP 2 Headlamp, Graphite
22.  Petzl E99 PG Tikka XP 2 Headlamp, Graphite by Petzl
The list author says:
  "These are soooooo much better than a flashlight.  Super light, small and requires no hands!"
$54.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

Ultimate Survival Technologies JetScream Whistle, Orange
23.  Ultimate Survival Technologies JetScream Whistle, Orange by UST
The list author says:
  "Even though you should have one built in to your pack, why not carry an extra?"
$6.59   Used & New from: $1.95
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II Pocket Knife
24.  Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II Pocket Knife by Victorinox
The list author says:
  "Try to deny your desire to go overboard on the knife, you most likely will not need it."
$19.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 customer reviews)

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