Video: Trailblazers – The Ultralight Movement

This short film is the first of a new series that comes our way from The Dyneema Project, which is a commercial program that is looking to use that space-age material in outdoor gear to make it lighter and stronger. The film gives us a glimpse at the growing movement amongst outdoor athletes, mountaineers, backpackers, and others to go ultralight when traveling in the backcountry, something that can come as a bit of a revelation when you begin to explore the possibilities. While this video is meant to promote these products, it is done in an interesting way and with some outstanding scenery too. The short documentary is a look behind the curtain of the outdoor industry, with insights into where it is currently heading.

Kraig Becker