For Ultralight nerds, Down Jackets to weight/warmth ratio

A place to chat about gear and the philosphy of ultralight. Ultralight bushwalking or backpacking focuses on carrying the lightest and simplest kit. There is still a good focus on safety and skill.
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Ultralight Bushwalking/backpacking is about more than just gear lists. Ultralight walkers carefully consider gear based on the environment they are entering, the weather forecast, their own skill, other people in the group. Gear and systems are tested and tweaked.
If you are new to this area then welcome - Please remember that although the same ultralight philosophy can be used in all environments that the specific gear and skill required will vary greatly. It is very dangerous to assume that you can just copy someone else's gear list, but you are encouraged to ask questions, learn and start reducing the pack weight and enjoying the freedom that comes.

Common words
Base pack backpacking the mass of the backpack and the gear inside - not including consumables such as food, water and fuel
light backpacking base weight less than 9.1kg
ultralight backpacking base weight less than 4.5kg
super-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 2.3kg
extreme-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 1.4kg

For Ultralight nerds, Down Jackets to weight/warmth ratio

Postby Lamont » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 9:37 am

I thought I would share this, I know a few of us here like to check the RUL and see what's going on and have seen this already.
A Dutch bloke created this a while back- worth a look if you haven't seen it. Interactive. I think the max jacket weight for inclusion was about 350gms or so.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
In sodding ounces though.
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Re: For Ultralight nerds, Down Jackets to weight/warmth rati

Postby Joynz » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 11:51 am

Thanks for posting that - very useful.

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Re: For Ultralight nerds, Down Jackets to weight/warmth rati

Postby Lamont » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 12:22 pm

Joynz wrote:Thanks for posting that - very useful.
Check out the Nunatuk Shaka pullover!

No worries.
Skaha (ha ha :lol: )...and the Cumulus Primelite (Toray Airtastic outer shell) I suggested you have a squiz at.
Even the Decathlon jobbies get quite a look in.
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