What is the most important ultralight backpacking equipment to buy? Well, think first of the bigger, heftier things you like to have with you when out in the bush: your pack, for instance, and your tent. Then what about the sleeping bag and sleeping pad? Those are probably your most ‘expensive’ items in terms of weight, but a camping stove is heavy too, and you probably need something to cook with, unless you travel where open fires are allowed or intend to subsist on granola bars.
Ultralight backpacking equipment is gear especially designed for the weight-conscious backpacker. Even the lightest of packs feels heavy after you’ve dragged it forty kilometers up mountains and down ravines, and it’s important every item you put in there is as light as it could possibly be. So scour the ultralight backpacking equipment catalogues and find you some gear that won’t break your back.