Ultralight (and FUN) Backpacking
and Camping Gear - since 2002.

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BigStik Hiking Tool...

Jump down to the 2.2lb 66L StackPack...

Hi Bruce, I have a StackPack I got from you at least 15 years ago after reading about it on the early days of backpackinglight.com - one of those timeless purchases that keeps going! --Elliot

Our new...

Burns Alcohol!
$24.95 - Pair of AlCANdles
No Wax / No Wick / No Scent / No Soot
No Waste / No Liquid / No Spills

• Pretty orange flame for EIGHT hours
• You add ALCOHOL for burn time you want
• Refill Over and Over - NEVER wears out
• Unbreakable sealed ALUMINUM can
• ABSORBENT core... no liquid inside

You pour in 70ml (about 2 ounces) of alcohol and you have a pretty orange flame for 8 hours. Or fill with less if you want a shorter burn time. The aluminum can (2.5" tall) is rugged and durable, perfect for camping and backyard parties.

We ship your AlCANdles charged about half full with 99% isopropyl alcohol, ready to light up. Pull out the foam plug in the lid and light with a match, lighter, or sparker. To extinguish, blow a puff of air or cover the hole.

Wax candles produce chemicals that can irritate and soot that can collect on your walls and ceilings. Water and carbon dioxide are the only by-products when you burn alcohol.

Keep AlCANdles in your bug-out bag, glove box, backpack, on your dining room table, night stand, and patio table.

Free USA postage.
$24.95 - Pair of AlCANdles
International Postage $17.34

Order Parts for the Thermarest and LuxuryLite Cots...
How wide is my cot?? Lay the fabric flat on a table and measure the width... it will be 24, 25, 26, 28, or 30 inches.
$39.95 - Parts Kit for 24" wide LuxuryLite and Thermarest Cots. The width of your fabric will be 24" laying flat. Includes four Cot Feet, two female bow tubes and two male bow tubes. Not cheap China knockoffs. Genuine Easton tubing and injection molded feet are made in USA. Colors may vary. Free USA Shipping.
$39.95 - Parts Kit for 26" wide LuxuryLite and Thermarest Cots. The width of your fabric will be 26" laying flat. Includes four Cot Feet, two female bow tubes and two male bow tubes. Colors may vary. Not cheap China knockoffs. Genuine Easton tubing and injection molded feet are made in USA. Colors may vary. Free USA Shipping.
U.S.A. - $48.50 -- Factory 2nd Ultralight Fabric Sheet for 24" Wide Cots. Fabric is gray sail fabric with white grid and the underside is shiny black. We rented packs and cots for a while and some of these are lightly used, or crooked sewing, or cosmetic fabric flaws. Includes postage to USA addresses.

$30 - International Postage -- For Canada and most other countries.

Hello Bruce, Thanks for taking my call today. I took my son to his first Boy Scout camp trip yesterday. While prepping for the adventure I debated how I could save myself from the “hit by a car feeling” I would awake with. I decided to bring my old LuxuryLite cot from 10 years ago when I paddled a week on Lake Powell. That cot saved me then and did it again last night! Just a few minutes to set up and I slept like I was on a waterbed. Thank you Bruce for the amazing invention. My wife, who would not go camping, tried it and I ordered another one today for her. -Jeff Smith"

Between 2004, when we shipped the first LuxuryLite Ultralight Cot, and 2012 when we sold our patent to Cascade Designs Thermarest, we made the LuxuryLite Cot in many different widths and layouts. We still have lots of parts (fabric, feet, tubing).

Click for hints on assembling the LuxuryLite Cots...

$27.95 - BlackFeet Set - 6 Nylon Feet fit all LuxuryLite and Thermarest Cots. Made in USA. The standard LuxuryLite Cot uses 12 feet. Color is black or gray.

$59.55 - Complete Bow Tube Set for all 24" Wide LuxuryLite Cots. 8 Male and 8 Female tubes. Color may vary. Made with Easton 7075-T9 anodized aluminum. Made in the USA.

$59.55 - Complete Bow Tube Set for all 26" Wide LuxuryLite Cots. 8 Male and 8 Female tubes. Color may vary. Made with Easton 7075-T9 anodized aluminum. Made in the USA.

Questions? Email sales@neotrekk.com or call 979-900-6280, ask for Bruce.

"My Big Stick has been a constant companion and joy on the hiking trails of SW Ohio and Michigan. This year we received a lot of light snow/warm/cold days, so all the trails are iced over and difficult to walk without assistance. Thank you for making such a superb item." - E. Willis - 2/15/2022 - purchased 2/15/2017.

-The key job of a hiking pole is:

-The BigStik TwinWall does that job better than any other hiking tool.

• lifetime breakage warranty - we send you a new Section.
  • feels good in your hand, builds trust in your brain.
    • surface spiral pattern for a secure grip anywhere.
      • joints have zero wiggle and impossible to collapse.
        •10,000+ mile Monster Carbide tip sticks everywhere.
          • a short packed-up length of 18 inches.
            • instant height changes with Prussik Hand Strap.
              • long list of options & accessories.
                • US Patent: 8,136,542 and Made In USA.
                  • Never feels hot in sunshine or cold in winter.
                    • BigStiks have been on the trail since 2008.

$259.95 - TwinWall 56" BigStik™ - A packable hiking staff with four Sections (add more below...) that won't break - even if you smack a coconut open, or whack a bear between the ears, or do chin-ups, or compete in a Bo Staff battle. Nothing comes close to its strength and durability. The weight of the four Sections is 15 ounces. If you seek a lighter staff, scroll down to see the Carbon BigStik and Alloy BigStik.

The Monster Carbide tip might show a little wear after 10,000 miles but will still stick like new on all trail surfaces. Four spiral edges dig in anywhere... granite, sandstone, wood, concrete, ice, even metal beams. You stab a snake with this tip and that snake is no longer a threat.

The TwinWall BigStik is unique because it laminates carbon tubing over aluminum tubing. Carbon fiber tubing is known for its superior stiffness and light weight, but can get crushed if jammed sideways. Aluminum tubing is known for its crush resistance, but is not as stiff and can ping and vibrates. We marry the two by bonding Easton aluminum tubing inside the directionally layered carbon tube, so you get a structural combination that is ideal for a hiking staff. The TwinWall BigStik will last a lifetime. The patented overlapping joints deliver strength and rigidity that exceeds the tubing. All other types of hiking pole joints will wiggle, collapse, unscrew, slip, or jam. The BigStik floats with no water leaking thru the joints. There are no gritty/wobbly threaded or telescoping joints, no bungee cords, no moving parts. Super stiff - in a deflection test, the TwinWall BigStik is stiffer than steel pipe electrical conduit, or fat bamboo, or any wood staff.

You will love the hand feel and secure grip of the carbon outer tube (7/8" / 22mm). The tight spiral surface pattern delivers high grip for both your hand and the cord of the Slide/Lock Handstrap that uses a Prussik knot for instant grip. The outer carbon tube never feels hot in the sun or cold in winter. Silent when hiking on hard rocks... no ringing or pinging like aluminum hiking poles.

You receive three 14" long Upper Sections and one 14" long Monster Carbide Tip Section. The Texas Toothpick is not included... order the $12 Texas ToothPick Swap below. Total weight of the four Sections is 15oz. Also includes a rubber top cap and the patented Slide/Lock Handstrap for instant height adjustment. You can flip your BigStik upside down to use the rubber tip on pavement. Packs down in 5 seconds to 18" long.

Free USA Shipping.
$48.25 -- International Shipping. USPS postage for one BigStik to Canada, Europe and most other countries.

$12.00-- Texas Toothpick Swap - with your order of the TwinWall BigStik - Instead of the standard male joint, we put the Texas Toothpick on one of the Sections. Dig holes, self-defense, camera monopod, spear, tent stake, more.

$17.45 -- Flashlight and Set of 3 Secret Vials - Slides inside any BigStik. The 1000 lumen waterproof flashlight comes with two AAA batteries. The plastic test tubes with stoppers hold about 20ml of your favorite liquid.... or candy, pills, water treatment powder, etc. One tube will slide down inside any BigStik section. They can't fall out the bottom of the Section.

$65.50 - Add a 14" TwinWall Section - 2.6 ounces [70 grams] To make a 70 inch BigStik, add this Section. To make an 84" BigStik, add two. To reach the moon, add 1.082 billion Sections.
$71.15-- TwinWall Texas Toothpick 14" Section - You can put this Toothpick Section into the BigStik at the bottom, in the middle or at the top. You can jam the Toothpick into the dirt for a camera monopod, or a shelter pole. Also great as a deterrent to any animal threatening you. We polish the point so it is not sharp like a knife... but you can sharpen it with a file or sandpaper to make an edge that will cut. The 7075-T9 aluminum is about equal to cheap steel for holding an edge. The unassembled length is 21 inches.
$72.45 -- Custom Length Female-Female TwinWall Section - 11" to 19". Female socket at both ends. Tell us the length you need. One FF is used in the middle to make a long pole with multiple MF Sections on each side. For instance, to make a hammock spreader bar.
$69.88 -- Custom Length Male-Female TwinWall Section - 11" to 19". One end is male, the other end is female. Tell us the length you need. One FF is used in the middle to make a long pole with multiple MF Sections on each side. For instance, to make a hammock spreader bar.
$85.85 -- 14" TwinWall Monster Carbide Tip - fits only the TwinWall BigStik. Delivers an amazing 'Swing Inertia' that enables you to plant the tip exactly where you wanted it on the trail.. no deflections from weeds or wind or muscle twitches.
>>>The Monster Carbide Tip has no match in the world of hiking poles. It will never wear out, even if you hike a thousand miles a year for the rest of your life and hand it down to your grandson and he does the same. The bottom TwinWall Section has a milling machine bit that is hunk of solid carbide 3/8" diameter, 2.5" long with 4 spiral flutes. We epoxy the bit inside the TwinWall tube with a crosstube to prevent sliding in. The carbide sticks out an inch and cuts into soft or hard rocks. You will love it when you discover how the TwinWall BigStik with the two ounce carbide tip delivers inertia as you swing it with each step. It lands where you aimed, it does not get deflected by a weed or a little muscle twitch.

>>>The patented Slide/Lock Handstrap enables you to make your BigStik any hand-to-ground length you need in one second by using your thumb to slide the prussik knot up or down as you swing your arm forward. It is not a wrist strap, it's a HAND strap that you can instantly let go if necessary. On the top, there is a rubber cane tip so you can flip the BigStik upside down to use the rubber cap on pavement and inside buildings. The BigStik is hollow when you take off the Tip Section... you can divert water from sources you can't reach with your arms. You will feel totally secure leaning all your weight on just one BigStik going down the steepest hills. Your other hand is free for taking pictures, balancing, gripping rocks and trees, and swatting mosquitoes.

$189.95 -- 56 inch Carbon SingleWall BigStik™ - The three top Sections are carbon with no inner aluminum layer and the tip Section is Easton anodized aluminum with epoxy glass fill that will last 2000+ miles. Weight is 9oz. With the Sliding Hand Strap and rubber top cap weight is 10oz. You can add a Section of any length to make a shelter pole... scroll down to "Create Your Custom BigStik". Free Shipping to 50 States and Canada.
Editorial: You probably use bendy telescoping hiking poles. You deserve better. The three major design challenges for this basic outdoor tool are: #1 - how to deliver immediate length changes while hiking fast on up-and-down trails, #2 - a way to pack the thing into a small space (like inside a carryon), and (3) reliability: zero worrying about breaking or collapsing. If you have no need for #2 (packs small) then the classic wood hiking staff is still a great tool because it does deliver on #3 and #1. But a pair of the popular telescoping poles fails to deliver on both #1 and #3 - a dual shortcoming. The BigStik delivers on #1 and #2 and #3. And the BigStik is a lot lighter than the classic wood hiking staff.

Calorie Burn Information: Want to carry less food and not get hungry?... hike with ONE BigStik. Want to burn more calories to lose weight?... then buy two BigStiks. In the Feb 19, 2013 issue at www.gizmag.com: "According to the American Nordic Walking Association walking with two poles burns more that 40 percent more calories per hour and works more muscles than normal walking." If you are a long distance hiker, then use one BigStik and, on easy trail sections, swing it horizontally in your hand for the most efficient natural stride... allowing you to carry less food weight.

Click to read the full reviews...
$55 -- International Shipping for BigStik. USPS postage to Canada and most other countries.

The BigStik is the ideal staff for weekend walks or a PCT thruhike. The BigStik won't fail you in the middle of nowhere. LifeTime Breakage Warranty because this is not a new, unproven product; we sold the first BigStik in 2008. After seven years and several hundred thousand trail miles, all aspects of the design have been tested and proven... and the patented joints really work.

Change the grip height of your BigStik every few seconds on rocky up and down trail sections. The Slide/Lock Hand Strap uses a Prussik knot that slides easily when you push up or down where the cord encircles the staff, but grips instantly and never slips with downward pressure on the hand loop.

The anodized aluminum tip has epoxy/glass fill at the bottom that sticks on rocks better than the standard tiny carbide bump, and lasts 2,000+ miles. And the fat tip does not damage tree roots and trails like those tiny pointy carbide tips. For paved roads, sidewalks and airports simply flip the BigStik upside down when you hit pavement to use the quiet rubber tip. All the carbon sections are hollow... airport security can see right through. Or, the BigStik becomes a long pipe to collect water from hard to reach streams or seeps. Packs down to 18" long to fit easily in your pack or suitcase.

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$95 -- Alloy BigStik™ 56" long with Texas Toothpick. - The strongest aluminum hiking pole you can buy because it's made with 3/4" anodized 7075-T9 Easton aluminum tubing. No bending with all your weight on it. Lifetime breakage warranty. The top three 14" Sections are hollow so you can divert water from a stream or seep into your bottle. You can order additional Sections below. Also, you can leave one Section at home to make walking cane (T-tops in accessories below). The patented joints have no wiggle and cannot slip or collapse and are stronger than the tubing. One of the 14" Sections has the Texas Toothpick (you can cut the point off with any saw.) The bottom 14" Section has an Epoxy/Glass filled Tip that grips great on rocks. There is a removeable rubber top cap so you can flip it upside down for quiet walking on paving, or make a pipe (or big straw) to collect water. There is a foam grip, or order the Leather Grip below. You can also add the Prussik Sliding Hand Strap that delivers instant length changes as you walk. Packs down to 19" long. Weighs 8.5 ounces (245gm). The accessories listed below will fit. Free Shipping to 50 States and Canada. Scroll down to add international postage or fast shipping. We make the BigStik in Texas in our private machine shop.
$99 -- Alloy BigStik™ 70" long with Texas Toothpick. - This model has 5 Sections for tall hikers or shelter poles.

$19 -- Laced Leather Grip - Nothing beats leather for a good grip when wet or cold. It has a rubber core that sticks snugly to the tubing, but can be re-positioned by pushing on the top or bottom end. Does not fit on Carbon or TwinWall BigStik.

$55 -- 14" Alloy Monster Carbide Tip - for original Single Wall BigStiks, Carbon or Alloy. Compare with the standard carbide tip... which one do you trust to dig in and keep you from falling? Sticks good where other tips slip. 10,000+ miles won't wear it out. Easy to cut the aluminum tube shorter with a hacksaw or tubing cutter, or tell us the length you want.
$18 -- Prussik Slide/Lock Hand Strap - 0.4 ounces [10 grams] Instant height adjustment as you walk. Your BigStik will be the exact height you want for each step up or down steep trails. You move it as you swing your arm forward by pushing up or down on the prussik knot... but locks instantly with pressure down on the loop strap. (may be red or green).
$17 -- 14" Aluminum Tip with epoxy/glass fill for 2,000+ mile life - 2.0 ounces [55 grams], Plugs into single wall or TwinWall BigStiks. Easy to cut shorter with a hacksaw or tubing cutter.
$30 -- Custom Length Alloy Section - 11" to 19"
Tell us the length you need.
$24 -- Gig Tip - 4 oz. Three prong tip is a stainless steel frog gig. Spear that fish for dinner, or sticks really good on ice or deep leaf cover. 3 ounces
$7 -- Foam grip. This is a foam bicycle handlebar grip that you can position anywhere along the staff. Fits the TwinWall, Carbon, or Alloy BigStik. Usually positioned near the middle to grab when holding the BigStik horizontal and swinging your arms on easy trail sections (the fastest and most efficient human stride).

$23 -- Gold Tube Shelter Pole Extender Plugs in at the top. You can set the length of your BigStik in one inch increments from one to seven inches. Can't be used while hiking.
$20 -- Add Muscle Roller to a Carbon or TwinWall BigStik

Installs on a Carbon or TwinWall Section. Plastic rollers held in place with rubber collars. Easy to remove. Weighs 2 oz with 10 rollers.
$22 -- Professional Camera Mount - Has a 1/4-20 bolt with a 3/8-16 screw-on adapter to fit all cameras. Plugs into the top of any BigStik.

$25 -- Wood Cane Top. Light weight varnished carved wood. Brown color. Plugs into the top of any BigStik.

$45 -- Brass Cane Top (NOT ultralight) Heavy Solid Brass - 12oz - good for self-defense. Plugs into the top of any BigStik.

$26 -- Carbon "T" Top. Includes a 5 inch and 2 inch sleeve so you can add 2, 5, or 7 inches to your cane height. The top is a carbon fabric tube. Plugs into the Alloy or TwinWall BigStiks. Won't work in a single wall carbon BigStik.

$22 -- Carbon "T" Top with Texas Toothpick. Light weight carbon fiber 3/4" tubing handle with a Texas Toothpick joint. Plugs into the top of any BigStik, Alloy or Carbon.

$20 -- Crutch Top / Shelter Pole Base - Aluminum tube with pipe foam. Plugs into the top of any BigStik. Flying??... make your BigStik into a crutch and have no problems walking with it onto the plane. Or flip the BigStik upside down and use the Crutch Top as the base plate at the bottom for a shelter pole inside your tent.

$35 -- Brass Ball Top Toothpick (NOT ultralight!). Brass ball is filled with lead shot and weighs 10 ounces, like a small hammer. Makes an effective defensive weapon. The Texas Toothpick is made with aluminum and is not sharp enough to cut... but will poke a nice hole in a coconut. Slides into the top of any BigStik with a friction fit... no threads or connectors. The Toothpick end has a slot that enables you to break off the point if you accidentally take it on a flying trip.
$15 -- Rubber Tip/Cap Set. Two rubber tips. One is a big heavy duty rubber tip with a steel washer at the bottom and fits over the Monster Carbide tip. The other is light and small for the top of the Staff. Good for sidewalks, airports, paved paths.
$15 -- 4 inch tip with snow basket. You remove the 14" Tip Section that came with your BigStik. Slide the snow basket and then the hollow 4" aluminum tube onto the male joint of any carbon or alloy section. Makes your BigStik about 10 inches shorter. Weighs 0.8 ounces.
$20 -- Shooters/Telephoto Rest. V rest for the gun stock. Includes the rubber top cap with screw. Also works great to support a big telephoto camera lense.

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'OneKG' Ultralight Backpack and Camp Chair
Carry 66 liters AND any Bear Canister

Telescoping Easton Aluminum frame fits anyone,
pack lifts off the customizable Hook Belt.

Instant access to your food in any bear canister.

Full width rain-proof velcro openings.
Fast access to any piece of gear.

Slide-out seat pad makes a highback camp chair.

Belt fits waists from 25 to 50 inches.

StackPack 'OneKG' 66 liter
Modular Backpack and Reclining Camp Chair
$495 - StackPack 'OneKG' (2.2lbs) Modular Ultralight Backpack 66 liter with three 22 liter Barrel Bags.
The StackPack design is all alone... designed to deliver where 20th Century pack designs fail. The Barrel Bag is the lightest you will find, 100grams for each 22 liter bag... and totally waterproof - no rain leaks in the seams and the triple laminated fabric absorbs no water.
1) Many popular trails now require using a bear canister. The StackPack is the only backpack designed from scratch to carry a Bear Canister (or TWO 450 canisters, or a bundle of firewood ). And you can open the canister lid without taking it off the pack frame... instant access to your delicious snacks! The bear canister sits on the frame shelf, held snug all day with two velcro straps.
2) The Barrel Bags hold your gear all sorted and organized with fast and easy access using full width velcro closures... no zippers to jam or leak rain. The fabric is racing sailboat 3-layer laminated fabric that is totally waterproof and absorbs zero water.
3) The frame sits on the Hook Belt and you can lift it off and down on the ground in 3 seconds with the belt staying at your perfect setting all day.
4) The top bar is a slider that telescopes for the right height on any hike. You can move it up and down as you hike and set the shoulder straps to the width you prefer. Unlike internal frame packs that must be made in a range of sizes, the StackPack is like the drivers seat in your car - one size fits all, and very comfortable.
5) The crazy light Easton aluminum frame delivers maximum ventilation for hot weather, no sweaty hot padding on your back, and no compression on your down jacket in cold weather. 6) The built in SitPad can be pulled out to make an instant highback camp chair that holds any angle you set. 7) The only backpack you can convert to a 'trail trailer' by adding the WildWheels listed below.

You won't miss all those tiny pockets on your current pack because the Hook Belt allows you to take the pack off in 3 seconds and set it standing upright on the ground or on a stump. Pop open the velcro for immediated access to everything with no digging. Then you can hook the StackPack on the Hook Belt again in 5 seconds. You never have to unclick or adjust shoulder straps or the waist belt. Leave the waist belt on all day perfectly adjusted.

Add the Front Pack for walkalong access to all your gadgets and the big clear pocket for maps and phone screen while moving at full speed. You also have fast access to clean ultralight grocery store water bottles and snacks. And the Front Pack optimizes your center of gravity so you can walk with your head held high.

[22nd Anniversary Special: We include $95 worth of accessories; PCT FrontPack, Campchair SitPad, pair of Moveable Hip Pads, and Frame Backstraps. All are easily removed and re-attached to fit your preferences. Weight is 2lb 12oz including all these accessories.]

Yes, this pack is only 35 ounces. And the 66 liter capacity is all inside the waterproof Barrel Bags, not mesh nets and little pockets. And, if you need to carry HUGE quantities of gear, you can add the Big Load options listed below to carry 4 or 5 Barrel Bags - up to 100 liters! The frame top section is a slider that telescopes up and down to fit any torso length, guy or gal, from kid to basketball player. You can set the width and height of the shoulder straps to your preference. You can adjust the shoulder straps and Hook Belt to share the weight as you prefer between your shoulders and waist.

The frame uses no screws or bolts or glue... precision machined joints on Easton aluminum tubing fit with no wiggle and do not work loose while hiking. Our patented Pak-Flat frame is made in our shop in Texas, It can be taken apart and packed down flat for flying or biking. The entire pack... frame, belt and bags will fit into a 16" pizza box. The frame with shoulder straps by itself weighs only 16 ounces and can be used without the Hook Belt for light loads. We make the StackPack in Lake Jackson, Texas. The aluminum frame is cut, machined, and assembled in our shop from Easton tubing. The vertical frame tubes may be gold or black. The Barrel Bags are cut and sewn in our sewing room using American made triple layer laminated racing sailboat fabrics that do not fray or seep water.

Free USA shipping. Made in Texas. Scroll down for international shipping buttons.

Hello Bruce,
"We bought two 'scratch and dent' Luxurylite packs from you years ago....
-- Debbie Kramer -2018
P.S. It's still the most comfortable pack either of us have worn. And since I herniated L5-S1 a few years ago, the ONLY pack I will wear. I'm so grateful that it exists :)"

If you want to shop the dozens of options to customize your StackPack, please scroll down for more info. If you want to really enjoy your next adventure, click the above 'Add to Cart' button now and place your order right now.)

>>>Download the StackPack User Guide (1.5 meg MSWord file)

$25 - Campchair SitPad & Shelf - The SitPad & Shelf is attached to the frame shelf and folds out to make the StackPack into a cushioned high back lounge chair. You can set the pack frame to any lean angle from straight up... or way back to take a nap. When hiking the SitPad wraps over the bottom Barrel Bag to stop wear and tear when you set the pack down on rocks or thorns or sharp junk in the truck. Includes a Shelf that sits on top of a bear canister so the Barrel Bag will not get worn against the sharp edges of your bear can. Or you can add the Shelf at the top of the frame to make it fast and easy to attach/detach your foam pad. Color is white or black.

$75 - StackPack Postage to Japan, Australia, EU, and many other countries.
$55 - USPS shipping to Canada.
$95 - UPS 2nd Day Air shipping option to 50 States for one Stackpack.

"Muchas Gracias mi amigo," Denis (Red Leader) Hazlewood...

"I have been proudly carrying my LuxuryLite backpack since 2003, when Bruce put one together for me at his booth at the ADZPCTKO (Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off), at Lake Morena, CA."

"During these fifteen years I estimate I've carried the LuxuryLite on more than fifty five backpack trips, and, several dozen dayhikes. My LuxuryLite has been to the Grand Canyon, the Lost Coast, five National Parks, eight State Parks, and at least a dozen Wilderness Areas."

"In all those years, on solo hikes, and leading trips for our backpacking group, Carrying A Good Thing Too Far, I've only carried one other pack one time, when I loaned my LuxuryLite to a woman who had never carried a backpack before. I wanted to be sure she'd have pleasant memories of her first backpacking experience. (and she bought one right after)"

"All these years on the trail, I've been asked about my unique ["I've never seen a backpack like that before, tell me about it."] LuxuryLite, by uncounted numbers of hikers, and know that I've sold that pack to at least seven hikers, just because I couldn't shut up about how much I LOVE THIS BACKPACK. I've backpacked since 1967, and carried about twenty different backpacks; believe me: This is THE ONE."

"I use the *original* hook-belt model, and have carried as much as fifty five pounds, with no pain, or problems. Also, the LuxuryLite carries one small cylinder, for a day hike, with no problems at all. Most backpacks don't work well without, at least, some kind of load. Not so with the LuxuryLite; a little or a lot, it does the job with style, and in comfort."

"And then there's the personal service you get from Bruce. Got a problem? Call Bruce and get it straightened out, right now. This guy is amazing, and a hoot to *brag and lie* with; after all, he IS from Texas."

$15 - Back Straps. If you really like the hug-tight feel of internal frame packs, you will like this pair of breathable fabric straps that hug your back and add comfort when carrying big loads. But your back is still totally ventilated. Colors may vary. You can tighten up the two shoulder straps to make the pack hug you tight for technical trail sections. Easy to install or remove... just take off the Slider and slip them up off the vertical tubes. 0.8oz.

$35 - Hook Belt Pad Set. (Belt not included). If your body type is very thin, or you are under 65 inches tall and normal weight, these pads can let you hike longer and not have sore spots at the end of the day. Also very beneficial if you have a bad back and need to set the shoulder straps loose so there is no weight compressing your spine. You get a neoprene waist wrap that goes under your clothes and two hip pads that can positioned anywhere along the Hook Belt to cushion your hip bones.

$95 - 22 liter, 3.8oz, 17x10" Extremelight Barrel Bag - 1335 cuin. No other thru-hike proven pack bag that holds 22 liters comes close to the 100 grams of our bags. Three of these Barrel Bags weigh 11.4 ounces and will easily hold 40-50 lbs of gear and supplies. No zippers to jam and fail and leak. The full width opening uses OneWrap velcro. Sewn in Texas using PM02 black gridstop laminated racing sailcloth made in the USA. Does not fray, get sticky, or attract dirt. Wipes totally clean with a wet paper towel. Waterproof in a rainstorm or floating across a stream. Because the outer layer is bonded laminated film it absorbs no water (most backpacks soak up a pound of water when wet.) Free shipping.

$125 - Stackpack BigLoad Package. You get the Frame Riser Shelf that pushes the weight up higher so it feels like the balance of a typical internal frame pack. Weight is 8oz for the BigLoad Shelf and 2oz for the BigLoad Tube. If you need to carry more gear volume and/or weight, these two Frame Upgrades are a good choice. Carry bulky items like a chainsaw or firewood. Comes with two 3" and two 6" spacer tubes so you can set a shelf spacing of 3, 6, or 9". Add the BigLoad Tube on the Frame Slider to set the shoulder strap height independent of the number of Barrel Bags you are stacking on the top Shelf. The BigLoad Tube is also good if you want to put weight onto the shoulder straps, not just the waist belt... for a feel like traditional internal frame packs. Note: The BigLoad Tube can be used with the WildWheels, but the Frame Riser Shelf cannot be used with the WildWheels.

$25 - StackPack BigLoad Tube. If you won't be needing the added height of the Riser Shelf, you can buy this tube alone. You slide the BigLoadTube onto the Frame Slider. This allows you to set the shoulder strap height independent of the number of Barrel Bags you are stacking on the Frame Shelf. The BigLoadTube makes it easy to put more weight on the shoulder straps and less on the waist belt. Weighs 2 oz.

$45 - PCT Front Pack - It's a Hydration Pack / Rucksack / Food Bag / Camera Bag / Map Case. This unique Front Pack makes your total load feel 10 lbs lighter because the Front Pack hangs out in front counterbalancing the weight inside the backpack. Proven on many PCT and AT thruhikes. You can snug up the straps to keep it tight against your chest when you going up or down steep/rough trails. The clear pocket on top holds your maps, permits, and you can operate your touch screen phone through the plastic cover. The bottom of the Front Pack has a beaver tail strap that slips behind the pack's waist belt, carrying most of the weight. Each top strap is looped over the top posts on the StackPack frame. Three compartments... in the middle compartment you put snacks, camera, GPS, etc; and the large compartment will hold four 1 liter water bottles.. a whole gallon. A DayPack too... the straps can be buckled on to the bottom to make a little BACKpack for side trips or water refills. Made in China. 600 cuin capacity, weighs 9 oz, 12" x 18" flat with 9x12 clear vinyl window.

"I recently received a luxurylite back pack for fathers day from my kids. They knew I was going to Philmont... and knew that I was getting tired of my old heavy back pack... I love the backpack and it did exceptionally well during our 80 miles at Philmont.
On one occasion, our crew opted to hike down to Cyphers mine with our lunches and eat there. So instead of someone empting their pack, I had already detached my top bag(smellables) and my bottom bag was empty from setting our tents up. So I took the middle bag off, reattached the bottom bag and filled it with all our lunches and I carried it to Cyphers mine. I barely knew it was on my back.
The only thing that would come close to being a problem while on my trek would be occasionally the frame would pop out of the hook. But, I learned that as soon as I put the pack on I immediately adjusted it from side to side to insure myself that it was completely in the hook.
I love the concept of the three external bags. I could separate my equipment and know exactly where each item I was looking for was located. Thank you so much for this exceptional product. I am sure the "wear and tear" is not any different than any other product. I do a lot of backpacking and the Philmont trek was my first to try this pack out. I can't wait to hit the Buffalo River with my new toy." --Scott

$45 - StackPack Airport Wheels - Turns your StackPack into a wheelie bag for airport travel. Plugs into the bottom of the frame in 5 seconds. Then slide the shoulder straps to max length and pull the frame top tube to its full 36 inch height and roll your new luggage on any hard surface, inside or outside. The Airport Wheels split into two pieces that fit inside a Coro-Case or Barrel bag when not in use. The StackPack frame will sit on the Hook Belt with the Airport Wheels still mounted. Weighs 4 ounces. You can use our optional 14" wide Barrel Bags or the CoroCase for a totally legal carryon size for the overhead bin.

$39 - StackPack Umbrella - Hike in the shade all the time! Plugs into the top tube extensions on either side of the StackPack frame. Weighs 7oz. Packs down to 7" long, 2" diameter, so it stores easily in any Barrel Bag or inside the Front Pack. The opened diameter is 36". You can slide your hand up and collapse the umbrella instantly for tight trail sections. The aluminum shaft telescopes so you can set how close it is above your head. Also use it while sitting in the StackPack Lounge Chair to keep the sun off you or to see your phone screen. Or stop the acorns from smacking onto your head.

............s StackPack WildWheels

$175 - StackPack WildWheels - Plugs into the bottome of any StackPack frame. Can be stored against the frame behind the Barrel Bags when you want to scramble or climb. For short rough spots, leave the WildWheels attached and hoist the pack onto the Hook Belt and hike with the wheels hanging below the pack. It will not hit your legs as you walk. Free USA Shipping.
Converts your StackPack into an ultralight Trail Trailer that will roll over 90% of wilderness trails. The WildWheels top tubes slide up into the bottom of the StackPack Frame and are held to the frame with the Shoulder Strap clips. Velco wraps keep it quiet. No bolts, or screws, or hinges. It takes only 10 seconds to attach or detach. If you have a pack that weighs 40lbs the wheels will carry about 30lbs leaving only 10lbs on the Hook Belt. Very stable with a 19" width that fits rolling down narrow trails. Delivers a smooth ride over rocks, gullies, roots, gravel. Smoothly rolls up or down building stairways. If the trail gets too knarly or too vertical just lift up the StackPack and set it onto the Hook Belt with the WildWheels hanging down. Walk until the next rolling section, then lift off the pack, extend the shoulder straps to full length and drop the top bar into the Hook to roll on down the trail. Heading into a long stretch of climbing/scrambling/snow.... you can pull the wheels out and stow them up high behind the Barrel Bags. The pack will even roll great in that position like wheeled airport luggage.

The wheels have sealed ball bearings so you can roll through mud, under water, and along a sandy beach with no problems. The solid tires (no flats) will last thousands of miles. And the wheels are easy to replace... held on with a nylock stainless steel nut. Constructed of anodized aluminum tubing with epoxy bonded joints. Will never rust or corrode. You can strap your bear canister or heavy gear like ammo boxes to the WildWheels frame... or give the kid a ride! Weight is 2 lbs.... the StackPack and WildWheels combined weighs 4.2lbs, less than most other big backpacks.

$170 - Telescoping Pak-Flat Frame with Shoulder Straps. Build your own custom pack for metro travel or wild adventures. This telescoping aluminum frame fits any torso length, child to adult, guy or gal, no compromise on comfort. Mount any bag or container you want to use. The maximum height of 36 inches gives you the room for any pack bag. The frame with shoulder straps weighs only 16 ounces. It can be taken apart to pack flat to fit in a 16" pizza box or a stuff sack like in the picture.

$45 - Standard Hook Belt fits 25 - 50 inch waist. Does not include hip pads. Will work on any LuxuryLite pack frame made since 2002. Weighs 8oz. This new version makes it easy to lock the belt's Hook to the frame tube using a loop of velcro for hikers into running and jumping down the trail.

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Ultralight but very tough and durable for weekend trails or border-to-border thru-hikes. Includes the telescoping aluminum Frame that is hand made in our shop in Texas from USA made tubing. The Frame and padded shoulder straps will fit any torso length, child to adult, guy or gal, no compromise on comfort. No sternum strap needed because you can slide the shoulder straps along the top bar. The shoulder strap attachment point can be moved up or down while you are walking to shift weight from waist to shoulders. Bad back?... you cut set the frame and shoulder straps to put all the weight on the Hook Belt and none on your shoulders. The Hook Belt fits waists from 24 to 40 inches (optional large size below).

'Even Flow' Olsen, April 2017 -- "Just ordered a barrel bag for my old original luxurylite external backpack. (2005) Mine was red and you put my trail name on it. Its a great piece of equipment. I have used other backpacks, but always come back to yours. It is the Goldilocks of backpacks - right between the old externals and internals. I carry between 28 and 31 lbs for a week of hiking. I’ll be doing a section of the AT late April to late May. Your backpack always creates interest when I’m with other hikers. When I show them all the features they are impressed. It has held up well. I did sew a waterproof patch over one hole - easy to do, no leaks. The internal backpackers are jealous because I can get into my stuff easier then they can. They all love that it can be use as a chair."

The 66liter StackPack with no accessories weighs 1kg (2lb 3oz), with all the accessory pads it weighs 2lb 12oz. 40-50% less than other packs.

• The NorthFace Terra50 weighs 4lbs, the Osprey Atmos is 4lbs.
• The Kelty Yukon weighs 5lbs, the ULA Airex is 2lb 7oz.
• A 100 Liter StackPack (four 20x10 Bags) weighs 2lb 12oz.
• The Gregory Denali 100 is 6lb 4oz.

• You can sit a little kid on the frame shelf and carry him, or a big chainsaw.
• For little side trips, use the frame with one Barrel Bag and no Hook Belt, like a rucksack.
• The telescoping aluminum frame fits any torso from 5ft to 7 ft... no pins or clamps.
• No shoulder pressure, no spine compression when you set the shoulder straps loose.
• The Hook Belt can be set for a 24-44 inch waistline (optional belt for 35-55in)
• Gear packed with the weight not centered?... rotate the Hook Belt to compensate.
• Carry any heavy item or bear canister on the frame's bottom shelf.
• Frame telescopes down to 22 inches, legal for airline carryons.
• Frame is very strong, tested to hold 200lbs.

• Lifetime Warranty; 30 Day Free Trial.

On a budget?...You can carry more weight in comfort with your favorite old pack by mounting it on the StackPack frame with the Hook Belt.

Touch here to read this entire Review: "I can not recommend this pack enough. As a Scoutmaster for ten years I had an opportunity to try and to see all sorts of external and internal frame packs. This is the best, hands down, in every category. Why do I love this pack – Comfortable. No other pack is nearly as comfortable as this. I loaned the pack to my son’s girlfriend for her first backpacking trip ever – they came back engaged!! At Philmont... " Tom L. September 2014
The StackPack is the lightest 50+ liter 50lb capacity backpack you can buy. Why? Most people think cloth is lighter than aluminum. Not true. To deliver the same amount of structural support, a fabric/foam structure will weigh about four times an aluminum tube frame. And aluminum tubing is lighter than titanium and totally strong enough for a backpack. The breakthrough Hook Belt™ and individual waterproof fabric Barrel Bags makes backpacking much more fun. Your gear stays organized and accessible inside the individual Barrel Bags. You can keep all dirty/wet gear isolated from food, cameras, clean clothes. Adjust the waist belt once to the perfect fit and leave it that way all day long because you can slip the frame off and on the Hook just like a beltless rucksack. Your torso length does not matter because telescoping frame adjusts from 20 to 32 inches. You can seup the shoulder straps so there is no compression weight on your spinal column. The StackPack is very comfortable because it is COOL... no insulated pads making your back sweaty and irritated..
"Four or five years ago I got a LuxuryLite pack from you and it has extended my outdoor career far longer than my aging back deserves." Frank Z. 3/2010
All the weight of your gear inside the Barrel Bags rests on the shelf at the bottom of the frame. And, you can set any food canister on that shelf with the Barrel Bags stacked on top. The velcro loops that hold the Barrel Bags to the vertical frame tubes are not weight bearing so we can use ultralight fabric without tearing. The Hook Belt supports all the weight while the shoulder straps keep the pack stable, but loose, comfortable, and cool. The Hook Belt means you can set your pack down anytime, anywhere without the waist belt dragging in the dirt, mud, and poison ivy - and it stands upright and rainproof.

The Barrel Bags can be removed in a few seconds to use inside your shelter like duffle bags. Barrel Bags are made from fabric that is light, tough, and waterproof. You can float this pack across a lake and nothing gets wet. Each Barrel Bag has a full-width Velcro closure (no zippers to jam and leak) that makes access to all gear fast and easy. The frame's vertical side rails extend one inch above the horizontal top tube so you can hang the Front Pack, hiking poles, dog leashes, etc.

You can slide the shoulder straps right or left along the frame top tube (even while walking) to perfectly fit your shoulders. The waist belt can be set easily from 24 to 44 inches with a moveable Velcro strap. There is no click-to-open belt buckle; you can change the snugness of the belt by fractions of an inch for optimum comfort. Our Barrel Bags will hold a lot more gear than a typical internal frame pack rated at the same cubic inches. Because there are no wasted corners and no double-counted external pockets.

On the trail since 2005, the StackPack works for overnight trips, national park treks, border-to-border thru-hikes, and any adventure in-between. Yes, it's totally unlike your current pack, like a drone is different from an old RC model airplane.

But you will quickly get used to a pack that you can put on and off in seconds and leaves your torso free to walk and balance naturally. You can configure the StackPack to put no pressure on your shoulders or spine. All the weight can be directed down the aluminum vertical tubes straight to the hip belt and lumbar pad.

The optional Front Pack puts weight out front to correct your center of gravity and make water/maps/GPS/phone instantly handy.

Tap here to read this entire Review: "I cannot recommend this pack enough. As a Scoutmaster for ten years I had an opportunity to try and to see all sorts of external and internal frame packs. This is the best, hands down, in every category. Why do I love this pack – Comfortable. No other pack is nearly as comfortable as this. I loaned the pack to my son’s girlfriend for her first backpacking trip ever – they came back engaged!! At Philmont... " Tom L. September 2014

You won't miss all those tiny pockets on your current pack because with the Hook Belt it takes only 3 seconds to have the pack standing upright on the ground or on a stump. And the pack is on your back again in 5 seconds. And you never had to unclick or adjust the shoulder straps or waist belt. AND you can use to Front Pack to access all your items while walking along.

The Barrel Bags eliminate Hassle #1 while hiking... and that is finding that thing you need fast! You have multiple Barrel Bags with long velcro openings that let you reach to anywhere inside fast so every piece of gear is just seconds away. Nothing gets buried two feet down at the bottom of your pack. Nothing falls out of little pockets you forgot to zip, nothing gets wet from leaky zippers.

The Barrel Bags give you flexible capacity For little trips you can use just one or two Barrel Bags. Gear junkie? Need even more room?... stack four or five Barrel Bags for over 100 liters. Or add the new Wilderness Wheels to make an ultralight wilderness trailer.

Tune the frame to your body. If you adjust the shoulder straps a little loose there is no weight compressing your spine. If you lower the frame slider and tighten the shoulder straps you can share the load between shoulders and hips. The external frame enables hiking with the coolest and warmest pack design.... in the summer no hot sweaty pads press on your back. The pack pumps cooling air as it moves fore and aft a little with each step. In the winter, you put the Hook Belt on first, then your parka. Your jacket's insulation stays fully lofted. You just lift the jacket tail before dropping the frame onto the Hook.

Captain Caveman... "Another thing I love about your pack is its' all-around versatility. I love having one pack system I take on every trip, whether I am going ultralight for a few nights, or backcountry fishing for weeks at a time. When I go on canoe trips with my little pack canoe, or when I go on long fishing trips where I wade a lot, I add a big dry bag to the system. I love how my big dry bag (seal line pro pack 115L) is easily attached to the pack frame. I keep most of my gear in the original cylinders, like stuff sacks, to keep my gear compartmentalized in the "black hole". It does add a few pounds of course, but its worth it sometimes. I have actually floated my pack with the original gear cylinders on water crossings, and was amazed that it kept all my gear dry! But, with the dry bag, my pack actually becomes a life raft. I can lay on it, and paddle right across a pond! I also usually add a go-lite Ion pack as an additional gear cylinder; I keep my essential items in there, and can quickly grab it for short trips away from camp to fish, or gather, or explore, or whatever... Another way I 'customized' the best pack in the world was to add compression/gear attachment straps to the outside. I loop a daisy chain over the top of the frame, or around the vertical posts. I also threaded a nylon strap thru the tube on the outer edge of of the platform. The strap has an adjustable buckle on it. I put a 1oz carabiner on the daisy chain so it slides down to the center, and run the strap thru the biner, clip it into its' buckle, and tighten it down. It makes an X or hourglass shape over all the gear, with the biner roughly in the center. This makes it super easy to stack something else with the cylinders, like sleeping pad, fly rod case, waders, mesh bag of wet stuff, etc... Your Luxury Lite pack really is super light, super strong, and super versatile. A seriously great piece of gear for every trip I take. If I could only take ONE thing with me into the woods, it would certainly NOT be the luxury lite pack. BUT if I could take 2 or more things, the first thing I would grab is my pack!!!!!"

A big backpack that is truly Ultralight - with a weight of 1 kilogram [2.2lbs, 35oz] Popular packs are about twice the weight... the NorthFace Terra50 and the Osprey Atmos weigh 4lbs, the Arc'teryx Altra 65 and the Kelty Yukon weigh 5lbs. We achieve this level of performance by using artisan construction processes and the optimum materials in our Texas shop. USA sourced 7075-T9 aluminum tubing and fabric are purchased in small batches and quality tested before production. Calibrated milling machines are operated by hand, three different sewing machines are setup and tuned for different fabric components. We make batches of four at a time to insure the best quality and to speed up incorporating new features and improvements.

The modular construction means you can configure a PCT thru-hike pack or an urban travel pack that exactly matches your mission. And, if you lose or break some piece.... strap, frame tube, barrel bag,... that part can be replaced fast, in the field, at a low cost. Want to design your own pack?... you can buy just the Frame with Shoulder Straps and Hook Belt and mount any other bag/bags. The bottom shelf will hold a bear canister, chainsaw, baby seat, etc. See the pictures below for examples.

Smell-Block Food Bags
You don't have to hide your bear canister far from your campsite or hang your food from a tree. The multi-layer laminated film has an internal layer of vacuum deposited aluminum that totally blocks food smells (and moisture and liquids). And small scratches don't reach the metal layer. If you keep food fingerprints off the outside, all animals will walk right by and ignore your food stash. If you are using a bear canister, you can put your food into small or large Smell-Block Bags inside the bear canister. Or, when you set up camp, you can put your bear canister inside the big bag and set it inside your tent where it won't get snatched by man or beast. Try it on your back porch... put some cat or dog food inside a Smell-Block Bag and leave it out overnight. Dogs, cats, raccoons, squirrels, mice, birds, and all other critters will ignore it.

Also keeps food fresh for months in your pantry or fridge because the layered plastic also blocks oxygen and moisture. Oreos inside a Smell-Block Bag will still be crispy after a year.

$22 -- Smell-Block Ziplock Food Bags. A set of 5: one big 20x24" bags that will hold any bear canister inside, or most small backpacks, and four 8x10" bags for food storage inside your pack or bear canister. The big bag weighs 1.5 ounces, the little bag weighs 0.5 ounces. Shipping included.

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