It's all about lightweight in the outdoor world at the moment.
The designers have been doing their brands proud for this season with some amazing designs and innovations and we thought that you would want to know about them. So here is a short list of Up and Under's favourite new items where records are being broken for weight savings and creative functional design.
Montane Spektr Smock waterproof jacket
Spektr Smock

The world's lightest fully breathable waterproof shell!

But the Montane Spektr Smock isn't just light (only 210g) and waterproof, this eVent® smock is both revolutionary in design and superbly built and finished.


Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 backpacking and event tent

Guinness World Record Holder: Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 is the lightest double-walled tent in the world!

At only 581g the Laser Ultra 1 is designed for adventure racers, backpackers and mountain marathon competitors who need the ultimate light weight tent.

Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1

Montane Slipstream GL windproof jacket

Slipstream GL Jacket

The worlds lightest windproof jacket!

Montane have created another record breaker in the Slipstream GL Jacket. This windproof uses a new ultra-lightweight fabric from Pertex® named Quantum GL which weighs only 25 g/m2, so that the jacket itself only weighs 65g. Ihas good strength and wind, water and abrasion resistance when compared to garments more than twice its weight and packs down 50% smaller compared to standard windproof jackets.

Klymit Inertia X Frame sleeping mat

The lightest full length mat (183cm) ever produced is seriously revolutionary stuff.

A durable, full-length sleeping mat that weighs only 258g and packs as small as a drinks can, amazing.

We hope you find this interesting as a snap shot of some of the great equipment available for this summer and hope it inspires you to go light and fast.

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