Ultralight backpacking - a moniker defining, among other things, the upper weight limit of one's base equipment (everything carried minus food and water). As an example, some sources state a UL kit must be below 10 lbs.
For a while now I have toyed with the idea of a really big cross country loop starting and ending in or near Moab (where Nunatak HQ is located!).
With inspiration from many shorter trips over the years, confirming water sources and sketchy passages, the pieces are now starting to fall in place. However there's still 'blank' spots on my map.
Backcountry travel in the desert presents one with the unique, but serious issue of available water. Whether backpacking, ultra running or bikepacking the need to have adequate water to survive is ever-present.
This year Nunatak introduced chemically treated moisture resistant down (hereafter: dry-down) as an option for all products. While stamped as having the same 900 fill power rating as the regular down offering, our assessment reveal distinct qualities setting these two types apart.