Hyperlite Mountain Gear

March 6, 2015

Did the title of this post throw you off? Maybe you thought it was going to be some sort of farewell post? Pfff… no way! We won’t have any fancy photos or other such eye candy for you today, however the subject matter is important stuff none the less. Let’s take a minute to recognize excellence of a handful of…

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September 16, 2013

This is the first installment of our Cuben Fiber Roundup 2013 series. We’re kicking things off by taking a look at HMG’s latest effort, the Ultamid 2, a two person pyramid. Overview Those familiar with HMG’s Echo shelters may recall that they use a modular approach allowing the shelter to be customized depending on how much protection is needed. The…

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October 26, 2012

This is the sixth part of our Cuben Fiber Roundup series. In this part we’ll take a look at the HMG Echo I solo shelter. Overview The HMG Echo I is a modular shelter which includes a catenary cut tarp, a beak that attaches to the tarp, and an inner tent (aka “insert”) which offers full protection from bugs and…

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March 2, 2012

Cuben Fiber has made a big splash in the ultralight backpacking scene with everything from rainwear, to backpacks, and shelters being made from it now. As more hikers and backpackers venture from the mainstream into the world of niche products, Cuben Fiber becomes a fairly common alternative to silnylon and other ‘traditional’ lightweight materials. This article will be the first…

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November 7, 2011

We’re back at it, bringing you another installment of Meet the Manufacturers. Today’s unfortunate soul… er, interviewee, is Mike St. Pierre of Hyperlite Mountain Gear (‘HMG’ to spare some bandwidth). You may have heard about HMG’s products from the likes of Backpacker Magazine and Backpacking Light. The HMG factory is cranking out some well thought out and innovative gear from…

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