Cottage News for 2014

Posted on 05 Februar 2014

New Year, New Gear. After the successful article in 2013 and the superb cooperation with Hendrik from Hiking in Finland, we both decided to do it again and present you all the new finest gear from the cottages for the year 2014.



Lite Trail

Lite Trail will soon have in stock an upgrade of the Ti Shepherd’s Hook Tent Stake. The stakes will be powder coated in nearly bombproof Hi-Vis Lime Green on the top portion. Soi you will never loose one of these bright green stakes.

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FlyWeight Designs

Another interesting company on the boat market is FlyWeight Designs. For 2014 they have some interesting news in stock. At first they planing to launch the CrossFlyte Packraft. It is an 11oz lightraft raft with an optional inflatable floor and it is perfect to float down a river on a hot summer day or for crossing a lake when you don’t wanna walkd around.


The other new boat is the Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak. It weighs 4lbs and is extremely compact and has several unique features to make it the perfect ultralight inflatable kayak for paddling in the most remote locations.

Last but not least there are ultralight hip waders and a quilt in plan.
If there are more detailed informations I will make an update here.

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Mountain Laurel Designs

Mountain Laurel Designs has again a lot of gear coming this year. With the expansion last year they could shorten to waiting time to a tolerable level.
Taller hiker who what wants to sleep in a solo mid can look forward. The SoloMid XL will be available soon. It is 5″ longer, wider and taller than the normal SoloMid.

The TrailStar gets his own InnerNet made buy MLD and it is available in spring and for all Pyramid and Trailstar shelters are bathtub floors available.

The LittleStar shelter is now in full production and the CubenFiber SuperMid is now and standard product.

Burn, Prophet and Exodus getting a light supension option. This option adds an internal pad pocket, airbeam suspension pad, load lifters and a larger hipbelt to these packs for only 5 to 6 ounces. A SuperPack option for this packs is also available. This upgrade option uses all Dyneema X on all the outside pockets for bush whacking and tough trails.

 The Silnylon which MLD uses at the moment ist slightly heavier than other products from overseas, but it has the same waterproofness. The reason why they rejected the oversea product is that ithas too much stretch and a shorter service life.The CubenFiber shelter sare stronger an 5-15% lighter, because they use stronger color matching bonded tieout reinforcements.The 1700ci Newt Pack now has the rear mesh pocket. Look for a limited edition and much lighter cuben fiber version in Spring 2014 for true XSUL and SUL trips.
Dyneema X is the fabric of the MLD packs and it will be the first choice. It is significantly more expensive than other products like Robic Type 6 Nylon, but The Dyneema X has definitly the better quality in all points.

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Superb Cuben Fiber packs are made by Hyperlite Mountain Gear. The goal for 2014 is to improve the complete pack range with some NEW features. These include fully sealed side seams for improved water resistance, a double-reinforced 150d pack bottom, re-designed hip-belt pockets for improved utility, and extended hip-belt length for better wrap around support allowing improved weight transfer capability from the shoulders to the hips.Also on the large 4400 sized packs they are building the entire pack from our Cuben/150d Poly hybrid material and they have added an additional back panel frame-sheet allowing an increased carrying capacity of up to 60 lbs.

Also new for spring 2014 will be that they add the Black CubenFiber and CubenFiber Hybrid as new color for their packs and accessories and they will add some more new accessories to their collection like a roll top stuff sacks and a lightweight CubenFiber Chalk Bag.

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ULA Equipment

There are not really much new things from ULA Equipment. They are offering the most of the packs in CubenFiber and CubenFiber Hybrid and in several different colors which is quite popular. So everyone can put together his pack in his desired color and fabric.

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The last weeks and months were very stressful for LAUFBURSCHE. He designed new packs and improved the excisting ones, discard some news designs, but now he is back with three complete new packs.

The LAUFBURSCHE PACKsack. This is an 24l pack which is available in two fabric, but only in one size. The 70d Ripstop Nylon version weighs 130g and the Dyneema X Gridstop version 165g. The red zipper is an YKK Aquagard zipper and protects your gear from rain and snow. With a comfort limit from 5 to 6 kilogram it is the perfect pack for SUL trips. Along the pack there are gear loops to attach poles or a sleeping mat on the pack. Fore more details check out the shop or order, because this one is available from now.

The NEW LAUFBURSCHE huckePACK. A 63l backpack with a weight of 490g and a recommend comfort limit of 17kg. This pack uses a Klymit AirBeam as frame. It is available in size S, M and L and has two small outer pockets made with Dyneema X Gridstop and one big mesh one to store wet gear, water bottles or smaller things. The new huckePACK is perfect for winter or packrafting trips or for a longer expedition when you have to carry your complete food. The typical LAUFBURSCHE lid is revised and the shoulder straps are more convenient.  The release date of the huckePACK is March.

The third new LAUFBURSCHE pack is the PACKraum. If you wanna get more infos about this pack check out Hendrik’s cottage news.

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YAMA Mountain Gear

Yama Mountain Gear’s owner Gen is working hard and the result is a new fantastic shelter which will be published soon. The shelter utilizes an asymmetric design to create a truly unobstructed. It has afull length and aside entry with ample headroom and vestibule space. You can pitch it with your two hiking poles. While there is no name for the moment Join the website and win the prototype if your name is the final one.

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Elemental Horizons

Elemental Horizons started in 2013 a cooperation with Klymit and they used the AirBeam mat as frame sheet. This pack line combine the innovation of a cottage and the manufacturing and materials of a mainstream company to produce and excellent product for a good price. At the moment there are two packs in the line. The Motion 35 (available now) and the Motion 60. The Motion 60 is designed to be an ultra comfortable load hauler. It combines the Air Beam frame sheet with an S-bent aluminum frame stay to increase support while maintaining superb comfort. The pack weighs 2.75lbs and is available in 2 sizes.

For the own Elemental Horizons packs are some more new fabrics in the line and an in-stock program is planned for packs which can be shipped immediately. Furthermore the custom build service will be also available in the future.

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Warbonnet Outdoors

Brandon from Warbonnet Outdoors is at the moment satiesfied with his gear range so there are no new releases for the next time. A few month ago he presented the Blackbird XLC. This hammock is a slightly larger version of the excisting Blackbird with a fully removeable mosquito net top and you can also swap it out to a solid-fabric top for winter.

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enLIGHTened Equipment

Cozy warm quilts are my by enLIGHTened Equipment. At the beginning of the year they  moved into a little shop to have more working space to produce all these excellent down and synthetic quilts. All down products got an baffle update and more fill options.

Tim is currently working on an Enigma 950 version as well as a return of the epiphany in enigma style in 950. The  Under Quilts will soon be offered in more lengths and he has a liner that will be our soon, in cuben or nylon.

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Suluk 46

Steve from Suluk 46 is back with a very lightweight piece of gear. It weighs 6g and is an ultralight camera pod. The A-Pod is made with plastic and has an stainless steel threaded insert in the top to engage into the threaded hole in the bottom of your camera. When you wanna use the A-Pod you have to put it on the hiking pole or a wooden stick an stabilize everything with some cord.


Terra Rosa Gear

When you read this Evan from Terra Rosa Gear gear is on a hiking trip in the Brooks Range in Alaska and he his testing some new things. No worry he has gave us some infos of a new piece of gearwhich he developed in the last two years. He finalized a design of gaiters and these will be on the website when he is back from Alaska in March. The gaiters will be available in a lightweight, a heavy and an extra heavy version for all kind of adventures with sizes from S-XL and custom sizing.

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Nature Base

Nature Base is a German cottage which produce natural wear from wool and etaproof an individual gear. Jonas the owner is very successful with his cottage and he made the next step. In April he will move into a new small shop. Congrats for that.

He will definitly get a new loden fabric which is produced in Europe  and we wants to reduce the plastic in his gear. Instead of polyester satin care labels he wants to use cotton.

Shoelasts are on the way for some new minimal shoes made with natural materials in a sporty and casual design.

Some days ago he released a new small lightweight camera strap. It is made without leather that there are no problems in rainy conditions. The strap is adjustable that you can use it with mitts and it can be used with several types of cameras and it weighs only 10g.

For those who wants to shave the beard in the morning Nature Base is planing to release an ultralight shaving set with a folding shaver with a Wilkinson Blade (5g).The set also includes a small towel (10g), a stuff sack (5-10g), a 30ml bootle for soap and  10ml shaving oil.

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Where is the rest???

You are missing some cottages??? This here is not everything. Check out Hendrik’s article to see what Locus Gear, Flat Cat Gear, As Tucas and all others have in the line for 2014. And you will also see the new LAUFBURSCHE-Gear PACKraum.

If you have a cottage which is not mentioned in our articles, fell free and contact me and we will add you to the list.
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