Lighten Up DVD

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Walk thru an Ultralight gear makeover.

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Now you can order your very own personal copy of the critically-acclaimed smash hit DVD "Lighten-UP! - an Ultralight Makeover". Based on the format of the popular TV makeover shows, this DVD shows Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski, dubbed the "Guru of Lightness", taking experienced traditional backpacker and professional mountain guide Jackie Paulson on a three-day trip in the mountains. On Day One, Glen teaches Jackie some of the basic concepts of ultralight backpacking while she hikes with her traditional gear. Day Two finds Glen sorting through Jackie's pack, tossing most of it out as she negotiates in vain to keep her cherished gear. He replaces it with a pack filled with lightweight gear (without telling her what's in the pack). As the remainder of the trip unfolds, Jackie discovers what a cutting-edge ultralight kit looks like, how to use her newfound gear and techniques, and realizes she can lighten her load without sacrificing comfort. Great footage, incredible dialog, exciting teaching.

Audiences nationwide have experienced the thrill of watching Jackie's base pack weight drop from 29 lbs. to under 8 lbs! Now you can be the first in your zip code to add this stunning show to your personal DVD collection. This a great tool for ultralight talks and clinics, because it presents important concepts in a fresh, easy-to-understand format. This professional quality DVD, produced by well-known ultralight photographer/producer Justin "Jolly Green" Gunn, includes discussion of the origins of ultralight backpacking , and interviews with some leaders in the industry.


Thank you so much for the [Lighten Up DVD]. I have watched it twice. I have read books
and watched videos for some time, trying to find a better "how to" on ultralite camping. Your video was the first to actually "show it" in action. -VR, San Diego


Running time

  • 33 minutes



  • Universal (works in all countries)
  • Packed with valuable "how to" information
  • Great teaching tool


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