Over the last couple of years, I’ve stumbled upon a few companies that sell lightweight equipment useful for hiking and camping. They sell equipment well suited to long hiking trails such as the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa, etc.
The companies listed above use extremely lightweight materials for their backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, etc. and I believe the products are likely far better than mass produced stuff. It’s recommended a lot by hikers although I haven’t tried them yet myself, but they are expensive! ZPacks is my favourite but if you’re American, ordering from multiple companies shouldn’t be as problematic as it is for me here in England.
I’ve posted a bit too much about technological stuff lately! September (when I apply for my US Visa) is getting closer and closer and I’m getting really excited. I’ll try keep an eye out for other useful links :).