3 Pound Backpack for Kids

Many people have asked me, how do you go backpacking with young children? The key, is having your kids carry their own lightweight backpacks. My youngest child started backpacking with me soon after he turned 2 years old, and carrying his own pack. After many years of trying different gear and adventures, I've been able to produce a hiking backpack that weights just over 3 pounds. It includes the backpack, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, headlight and chair! Most of these ultralight weight products are now available from Near Zero at the following links: