Appalachian Trail Cost: Analysis of a 2017 Thru Hike

There is always one question that gets asked when you’re about to start a thru hike. How much will it cost? So I did the hard part for you, analysed four and a half months of transactions to find out how much it cost me. So how much does Appalachian Trail Cost? Not including my gear,Read More

Thru Hiking Basics: What You Didn’t know.

The decision of undertaking a Thru Hike isn’t something that happens overnight. It is usually a long thought out process that takes into account many aspects of life. Uprooting your life for 4 to 6 months is by no means an easy task. Plenty of people get stuck in this stage and never end upRead More

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Review

Ah, time to review a necessity for all but the riskiest ultralight backpackers. Over the years, water filters are one of the things that changed a lot but they have plateaued in recent years. No longer are the days of heavy pump filters with expensive and difficult to use filters. One of the most popularRead More

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Review

A staple of extreme ultralight backpackers is not carrying a pillow at all. Using your extra clothes instead may work well for some. Others of us are willing to add a few ounces for the comforts of a pillow. If you have been looking at the Aeros Ultralight then you have found the right placeRead More

Best Battery Bank for Backpacking.

Rav power and anker battery banks

Look online these days for a battery bank and you are overwhelmed by a ton of different brands, sizes, characteristics, and everything else you can imagine. You are headed backpacking so you decide to try to narrow it down to battery banks for backpacking and now you’re stuck with a bunch of camouflage gimmicks andRead More

Men’s Altra Superior 3.0 Review

Over the course of the last year I have put a lot of miles on shoes, trail runners in particular. This review will be of the shoe that I wore the most. Logging over 1000 miles in two pairs of the Superior 3.0 trail runners. They are offered by Altra in their line of trailRead More

Introduction to Ultralight Backpacking

Here at Ultralight Advantage we wanted to make an introductory post in case you are new to Ultralight backpacking. We know most of the readers here already have a lot of experience but we just wanted to go over the basics for someone entering the world of Ultralight Backpacking. This post assumes that you haveRead More

Detailed Tarptent Motrail Review

I will be sharing my experiences with the Tarptent Motrail which I used on my 2017 Appalachian Thru Hike. I carried the MoTrail from Georgia to Maine. This will be my primary backpacking tent into the future. The Motrail is the two person version of the Protrail. You can find the direct link here for theRead More