LightHeart 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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August 30, 2012

LightHeart Gear is a manufacturer tents based in the US. I have slept in all of their tents, so I shall divulge my experience with the SoLong6, which is their solo shelter for tall people. Specs 100″ long x 55″ wide (30″ at feet and head) x 45″ tall Hybrid double wall Single side entry 1.1 oz silnylon construction Packed…

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June 4, 2012

This is the fifth part of our Cuben Fiber Roundup series. In this part we’ll take a look at the LightHeart Gear Solo shelter. Overview The LightHeart Gear Solo is an ultralight tent providing full protection for the solo hiker along with room for gear. This shelter has a diamond shaped footprint. The illustration below should give you a pretty…

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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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August 19, 2011

For those of you looking to make a departure from the mainstream 2-person tents to shed some weight while still retaining creature comforts we suggest taking a look these three duo’s offered up from the cottage gear industry. We’re looking at the Double Rainbow by Tarptent, the Duo Wedge by Lightheart Gear, and the Lunar Duo by Six Moon Designs.…

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May 2, 2011

Judy Gross runs the show over at LightHeart Gear. The company attitude may be lighthearted but when it comes to building tents she takes her business very seriously. Judy offers a range of hybrid single wall tents for the solo hiker, duo, and even an offering for those of us who are bordering on Sasquatch status. Take a look at…

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