Category Archives: Fastpacking

Fastpacking: The sport that takes in the best of ultrarunning and backpacking!

Ultramarathon running is one of the fastest-growing sports at the moment. But ultrarunners know there’s more to ultrarunning then competition. And that’s where fastpacking comes in: the sport that combines the endurance fitness of long-distance running with the adventure and sight-seeing of a backpacking trip. It’s fun – and it’s great ultramarathon training too! Fastpacking is simply ultralight backpacking. A typical ultrarunner can usually “run” (which we all know often means a lot of power-hiking too) a trail that is

Save your feet with these lightweight running gaiters: Montbell Stretch Short Spats gear review

I bought a pair of these spats (lightweight gaiters) a few years ago and I loved them. Snug fit, perfect for trail running. So I’m really excited about the recent improvements Montbell has made both to their design and their materials, making them even better. I used my old Montbell spats on mountain runs in British Columbia and Washington state. They are so light that you don’t even notice you’re wearing them. And they are well contoured and tight, so