I've taken my normal wind shell and upgraded it with a new fabric which is Argon Cs90. This fabric weighs in at .9 oz. compared to the regular ripstop which is 1.1 oz. Even better than that, it has a double ripstop grid and high end calendering to help block the wind. This wind shell has an amazing feel. It's extremely soft and you don't even know it's on. Here are the specifics and of course it's lighter; .9 oz. sqyd Argon Double Ripstop Nylon, #3 Ultra light YKK separating zipper, elastic cuffs, adjustable waist, 1/16th shock cord and micro cord lock 2-way adjustable hood (brim and face) Weight: 3.05 oz. for a size large
Based on using the eVent membrane we have sourced and aquired a state of the art fabric for LUL. It is extremely durable and is manufactured with lightweight 30 denier rip-stop face fabric, newest ePTFE membrane , and custom 13Denier mesh liner all laminated together. This type of manufacutring makes one superior waterproof breathable fabric. The Rain Shell will have a waterproof rating or HH of 15,000mm and an awesome breathability or MVTR of 30,000g/m2 . This Rain Shell can battle whatever conditions you throw at it , and will exert body heat faster than most products on the market. It is hard to believe such a lightweight product can be so durable. I have been building custom gear for several years and I can say without a doubt this shell is arguably one of the best in its weight class.
The Vapor 30 Rain shell specs!!!
- Comes complete with heat sealed seams
- Durable 30 denier Rip-Stop face fabric
- Custom #3 ykk uretek waterproof zipper
- 2 Hood adjustments face cinch + brim back and forward
- 1 Handed waist cinch with anchored cord lock
- Elastic cuffs
- Custom pantone Burnt olive color (See Picture for the color reference only, not actual fabric)
- Chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack (We are considering making this a standard item)
-Estimated weight 7.8oz
Please send me an email if would like to consider doing a pre order to secure your spot in the production order. The expected fabric arrival date is June 25th and production will begin immediately
I designed this wind shell with 1 thing in mind. "weight" At 2.4oz This is one of the lighter wind shells on the market. I used Argon .67 Rip-Stop because of its excellent calandering, in tern making the fabric good for wind resistance. The wind shell comes with adustable cuffs, 1 handed waist cinch, stiffened hood brim, and 2 hood adjustments. You can simply roll it up with a rubber band or choose the optional stuff sack chest pocket.
This is an accessory pouch that attaches to your shoulder strap. It is perfect for a cell phone, keys and just those extra things that need a pocket when you leave the car.It is made from Ultralight 140D dyneema fabric and has a power mesh front pocket. Top and bottom D-Ring attachments with elastic to go around the shoulder strap.
Weight .5 oz
Need some pants that are so light they don't even feel like there on? Well you got it. These are great for warm summer days. Introducing my first wind pant.This pair of pants comes in at 1.6oz (without ankle zips) for my regular size. They are made from extremely high quality double rip-stop Argon Fabric. The leg bottoms have the ability to cinch them down with 1/16 shock cord and cord lock. The waist uses the same. These pants have everything you need and nothing you don't. Pockets optional Medium: 36x32 Large: 38x32
These stuff sacks have a draw cord on both ends so the hammock can be pulled out from either end. They are made from extremely light .51 oz cuben fiber with a main bonded seam and sewn draw cord channels. Using cuben fiber stuff sacks is a great way to lose some extra pack weight.
-New size is 8.5 x 18 large enough to hold most hammocks and some extra stuff
This hood design is baffled (Not sewn through) made with Ultralight 10d fabric and 1 oz of 800fill WR-down. It has a draw cord around the face and a custom cut fit around the shoulders to keep all the heat in. This is sure to keep you warm in the cold!
- Simple Pullover design
**Now with Hyper-Dry Water-Resistant 800FP Goose Down
**Now with Argon 10denier Ripstop Fabric.
NOTE: Current color is a black outer and copper inner.
Its cool,tough and it safely stores your food! This isn't your basic food sack. It is made from 2.92 oz Hybrid cuben material which is a blend of 1.43 oz cuben fiber and a 50 denier nylon shell giving those critters a heck of a time getting your food. The top works just like a roll top dry sack with a 1/2 in side release buckle closure. This bag is designed for about 3 days worth of food for 1 person.These come in either black or grey depending on stock. Determined by LUL. Weight is just 1.5 oz Dimensions: 13x17
Each set is entirely hand-made, seam taped and ready to go. They are made from .75 oz. sq yd cuben fiber for durability. They are amazingly light at under 1 oz (.8 oz to be exact) The wrist area has a Ultralight 3/8 side release buckle with firm grosgrain to tighten down. The over-mitt can also be cinched down to prevent snow from getting in. This area uses 1/16 shock cord and reinforced grommet. During construction the entire glove is seam taped to be completely waterproof. These come in black or white depending on stock. This is determined by lukesultralite. Weight is .8 oz size large by default. If you need a XL please indicate in the note section at checkout.
You can use this to hold everything you want right above your head at night such as a phone,keys and your headlamp. These are made from .75 oz cuben fiber. It has three individually sewn pockets and it comes with mitten clips to attach to the ridgeline. I found the best way to attach this to your ridgeline is to make 2 prussic loops and clip each outside mitten clip to them. This provides tension and keeps the organizer in place. (See Picture)
We are now making Custom top quilts upon request. We use top quality down and purchase 800FP but is allways 850+. DWR Hyper-Dry Goose down (Comes with certification tags) The bag is Made using Argon .67 10D Rip-Stop Fabric for an extremely soft high quality down product. Comes with a cinch neck to keep the heat in on really cold nights. Baffles use .7oz mesh to save weight with a 2" over-all height on the 20 degree bag.
You choose the style: Sewn bottom or zippered
Colors: Black, Dark grey, Copper (Any combination inner or outer)
Argon 90 is available as well for extra strength ( This does add a little weight)
Comes with a sil-nylon stuff sack
Length:75" Width: 51"
My Standard bag is a 20 degree rating with a fill weight of 13oz
Zippered bottom: $ 299
Sewn bottom: $315
Please write in the note section upon checkout the color scheme you would like.
Ah yes, another beanie to add to my collection. So here's the details. 1 layer of DWR- coated Polartec Windblock fleece makes up the outer layer. Next is a thermal regulating membrane to keep the heat in. Last is a highly breathable ACT mesh that wicks sweat and makes contact with the skin. WOW! we made it through all that. If you didn't understand here's a summary. This is a water-resistant thermal regulating- wicking beanie. HA. There DONE.
Why carry a heavy leather wallet while hikng when you can have one that's just as durable and weighs .2 oz. All you really need in there is a credit card, ID and some cash and that's what this one is designed to hold. Current color is black. standard wallet fold.
Keep your little champions head warm this winter with my DWR Fleece beanie. This provides good protection from light snow and rain while maintaining warmth even when wet. Measure around the top of there head and put that in the note section on checkout.
These are a great addition to your down vest. They have elastic cuffs and the top has a channel with 1/16 shock cord and cord lock. To keep them up there is a larger peace of shock cord with line lock running from one sleeve to the other. Both of the sleeves combined hold about 1oz of down.
Weight using 7D fabric was 2.35oz.
(One Size) contact me if you have Larger arms.
**Now with Hyper-Dry Water-Resistant 800FP Goose Down
**Now with Argon 10denier Ripstop Fabric Also use them as a pillow or leg warmers
My Ultralight vest is second to none. I use high quailty 10D Fabric and it's almost 1 oz lighter than any Large production vest and carefully handmade one by one. Each baffle is weighed and stuffed individually for supreme warmth and loft.This is one of those items you don’t mind bringing along with you. At only 4.2oz this is sure to keep you warm on those brisk Fall evenings. It has a down Filled collar and 1/16 shock cord adjustable waist to prevent drafts. It has a Superlight Argon 10denier fabric outer shell in black and argon grey interior shell .
Comes with sil-nylon stuff sack.
**Now with Hyper-Dry Water-Resistant 800FP Goose Down (2oz per. Vest)
**Now with Argon 10denier Ripstop Fabric
NOTE: Current color is black exterior and copper inner (I personally love the copper color) The last picture shows the interior copper color. 1/4in zipper pullover option is available for an additional price.
There's alot of down jackets out there, but if you want serious quailty materials all the way through. This is it! We use some of the best lightweight ripstop nylon available and fill it with a high quality down. I source everything personally to make sure you get what i would want.
-Full zip or pullover available (Please specify in the note section upon checkout, You can get stealth pockets on the full-zip or a kangaroo pocket on the pullover ONLY)
-Argon 10D Fabric
- #3 Coil Ykk ultralight main zipper
- Overfill down collar (Hood optional)
- Lycra Cuffs
- Hidden underneath style waist adjustment for a cleaner look
- Total Fill = 3oz 800FP Hyper-Dry
This started as a custom project for a customer and I decided to add it to my lineup. These gaiters are made from Pertex Shield fabric. This adds the perfect balance of durability and weight (Rain shell coming soon). Full length velcro opening. Top channel with 1/16 shock cord and Anchored cord lock 3 inch elasticized gaiter lace clip 1 inch replaceable shock cord under shoe attachment running through beastie-D-ring (Extra set included) -Bottom channel is elasticized as well to make a good seal around your boot or shoe. Total weight 2.1oz pair *As with all my products these are fully customizable*
I Love this stuff !!!!! We were able to secure 100% merino wool from New Zealand. This fabric offers extremely great warmth to weight ratio as well as unbelievable comfort. This is a 2-layer fabric, outer is a beautiful brownish ash color and has a black interior. This is a limited edition offer. Get one while their hot and in stock.
This is an essential item to my winter kit. It's amazing how much these help in keeping you warm. It is made from the same material as my DWR/Thermal beanie. This specialized fleece is windproof with a DWR and also has a thermal regulating membrane. The membrane aids in retaining and regulating body heat. The channel at the top uses 1/16th shock cord and anchored cord lock to keep it in place.
After many requests its here! The LUL Ultralight down jacket. The outer shell is made from Pertex endurace fabric which gives it a waterproof but breathable barrior to the elements. This jacket can be worn in light rain and snow without the down getting wet. The inner shell is a super soft Argon 10D Ripstop nylon. Inbetween the 2 fabrics is a high quality 800 FP Hyper-Dry Water-resistant goose down. That is just one more addition to making this down jacket one of the best element smashing jackets on the market.
*NEW improved cut for an even better fit!
- Kangaroo pocket is optional. NOT standard. Pocket Is down filled
- 4oz of 800FP hyperdry down inside (With hood) For supreme warmth
-Collar style (Hood is optional)
-Color&Fabric Charcoal grey Pertex endurance outer fabric, Black Argon 10D inner fabric (Copper pictured)
-Adjustable waist and anchored cord lock
-Weight 9.1oz w/hood and kangaroo pocket (4oz of that is down) 7.9oz without kangaroo pocket and hood (collar version)
-All Packaged in a nice and neat matching stuff sack!
-This is available in full zip as well, let me know in the note section upon checkout (KANGAROO POCKET ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE PULLOVER) Full zip- Choose stealth pockets
Using the same custom made eVent based fabric as my Vapor 30 Rain Shell,these pants are not only extremely durable for there weight , but will pack down to the size of a soda can. Need to go bushwacking off trail? YES they can do that too! With an MVTR Rating of 30,000gm2 they can exert body heat faster than most products on the market. As far as Rain, a Waterproof 15,000mm HH will definetly keep you dry.
Vapor 30 Rain Pants specs
-Comes with heat sealed seams
-Custom Pantone Burnt olive color (See picture for color reference only- not actual fabric)
-Durable Rip-Stop 30denier Face fabric
-1 handed anchored cord lock cuff cinch
- Estimated weight 6 oz
Estimated price $149
* Please send me an email to save an early spot in production. ETA June 25th for delivery of fabric and then production will begin.
This is a front pouch used to expand your overall pack space and make easy access to gear you use frequently. It has adjustable mitten clip attachment points for securing to your shoulder straps. Also included is an adjustable waist strap to use as a day pack. It can be carried around your waist or even over the shoulder. It is made from 140D dyneema fabric and comes standard with a #3 YKK waterproof zipper.
-10 x 7.5 x 2 Deep
- weight-1.5 oz
These are matching sleeves to my WPB down vest. The outer fabric consists of a superlight WPB Pertex fabric and a high quality super soft 10denier inner fabric. Both combined they hold 1-oz of down. 1-oz of 800FP Hyper-Dry water-resistant down NOTE: These are not the matching set for my down vest. Please choose the down sleeves. (There is a difference)
In replacment of my old fleece, we have chosen a lighter weight and more breathable merino wool. The fabric has an extremly soft feel and the color is a heather grey stripe. Use it on brisk cool days or even as a sharp around town layer.
- Fully featured and adjustable hood
- 1 handed anchored cord lock waist cinch
- Elastic cuffs
- ykk #3 1/4 zip pullover
- see picture for fabric sample ( picture to follow)
- weight 7oz
- When sizing for this, SIZE DOWN (If you wear a large - get medium and so forth) This garmet is suppost to fit close
This may seem like another adverage wind shell, but its far from it. Made with an extremely high end Epsilon ripstop fabric . Weighing 1.5oz sq yd for extra durability. This fabric also sports an extremely good DWR finish, letting the water roll right off while maintaining good breathability. This shell has a dual adjustment hood, adjustable waist and elastic cuffs.
This is a unique dual purpose item, not only is it a custom sized pack liner for your pack but it's a light-duty backpack as well. The purpose of this is to have a light day pack to use when your main is not needed. The body is made from thick 1.5 oz cuben fiber with a roll top closure while the straps use a combination of 3D mesh (for padding) and cuben fiber. Weight is 3.5 oz 17 x 32
These are a direct match for the Pertex rain shell. They are made from the same material and color. Specs: adjustable waist (1/16 shock cord and mini cord lock) , adjustable leg cuffs (1/16 shock cord and mini cord lock), packs to the size of a tennis ball, room to wear hiking pants underneath, ankle zippers for boots and large shoes (optional), taped seams (optional), extremely lightweight 2.8oz without taping or ankle zips.
Note: This is for guys where weight is the highest priority, Not for really wet conditions. Choose Pertex Shield pants for a high waterproof rating.
-Please write your pant size in the note section at checkout
This is currently the lightest Waterproof-Breathable jacket I offer. It is made from extremely high quality pertex endurance fabric. Pertex Endurance technology incorporates an ultra-thin air permeable coating that is both highly breathable, and extremely wind and water resistant. This layer protects the insulation material from the elements to maintain loft and retain warmth.
Tech specs: waterproof 1,000mm, breathability (MVTR) – 7,000g.
Specs: 2-way adjustable hood, elastic cuffs, full length waterproof lightweight YKK main zipper, shock cord and mini cord lock adjustment around the bottom skirt, weight 3.5 oz. (without pit-zips or seam taping) about 4.6 oz with both options. size: L - color is a dark charcoal grey.
NOTES: This jacket is recommended for individuals where weight is the highest priority. Not recommended for extremely wet environments.
This makes an awesome wind shell as well.
These are a great combination of durability and small packing size. Comes with taped seams, elasticized waist and adjustable ankle cuffs. Throw them on over your hiking pants and your ready for the storm. These are a direct match for the pertex shield jacket.
Add your pants size in the note section upon checkout . waist / inseam
Weight: 3.7oz with taped seams
Pertex shield is an extremely durable fabric for its weight . This will yield a jacket weighing about 4.8oz for a size med. TAPED SEAMS INCLUDED. This has the durability of gore-tex (Pac-lite) but just a little bit lighter. If you are expecting alot of rain this is your go-to jacket with a 10,000mm waterproof rating. This makes it able to handle large rainstorms but keep your pack light. Black and red colors are available. Pertex Shield represents a fusion of technically advanced face fabrics with a breathable micro porous waterproof coating. With the focus on durability, Pertex Shield combines wind and water protection with excellent comfort, by reducing condensation build-up within the garment. NOTE: This is a different fabric than my other pertex jacket. They are NOT the same. Technical specification: waterproof, 10,000 mm breathability (MVTR) – 7,000g Main features include: balanced wind and water protection, core performance and excellent durability. Shell Specs: taped seams included, adjustable waist, 2-way adjustable hood, elastic cuffs and *NEW* reinforced hood brim
Often times I've needed rain gear to cover my pack and me while hiking. A poncho does just that but i needed a cooler one and of course lighter. This is it. Made from silnylon fabric. Full featured hood and four d-rings along the bottom side. With the included shock cord and mitten clips, you can keep it from flying all over the place in high winds. A longer piece of shock cord included for use with a pack on. The poncho is oversized and hangs down to your knees to keep the water mostly off your pants. Stuff sack included. Size: 58 x 82
Now implementing Sil-Poly fabric for a higher Waterproof level (HH)
This is a seamless pack cover with 1/16th shock cord and micro cord lock to stay in place in any conditions (Optional shock cord and mitten clip to use in extremely windy conditions) This is available in cuben fiber as well for $47.99. Silnylon Weight: 2 oz
These make a great addition to your rain shell. High strength surged construction. Made from 1.1 oz. silnylon with 1/16th shock cord adjustable cuffs and waist. It weighs 2.7 oz. for a medium. Comes complete with a matching stuff sack. Default size is a medium which is 36 x 32 and a large which is 38 x 32. Let me know in the note section upon checkout of a size update or request. *Ankle zipper option is now 20 in. long. Note: These pants are best as an around camp pant and not so much for hiking. If you want pants for mostly hiking choose my pertex shield pants or the eVent pants.
Now implementing Sil-Poly fabric for a higher Waterproof level (HH)
Weighing in at only 4.2oz (without pit zips) this is an extremely light and durable waterproof rain jacket. It is made from 1.1oz waterproof-silicone impregnated rip-stop nylon. The hood has 2 adjustments , face cinch and brim back and forward. Lightweight elastic cuffs and 1- handed anchored cord lock waist adjustment. The jacket uses a custom made #3 waterproof zipper from YKK. It comes complete with a stuff sack. Size small available *New reinforced hood brim*
Now implementing Sil-Poly fabric for a higher Waterproof level (HH)
My Dry Bags are one of a kind. They have everything you need and nothing you don't. They are 100% waterproof and use a Roll-Top closure. They are made from lightweight but durable .75oz sq yd Cuben fiber. The entire bag is constructed using LUL's highly effective bonding process for maximum structural integrity. My seams are even stronger than the material itself. The closure has a strip of velcro and box-x stitched tab for easy open. A 1/2 in. side release buckle is bar tacked and holds it closed once rolled down. These are great for down apparel, sleeping bags, clothing and rafting trips .These can be custom sized as a pack liner for your pack. These can also be custom built and sized to hold anything you can imagine. Size: 6x9
Are they ugly? Not at all!! What else are you going to wear when washing all your other clothes at an overnight stop on the trail. These shorts only weigh 1 oz and will take up the space of a lighter in your backpack.You will now have something to wear while washing your hiking clothes , that takes up minimal space and weighs next to nothing. Heck you may even want to wear them on a hot day on the trail.
- Adjustable waist
- Key/accessory clip on the lower thigh
- Rolls up to about the size of a lighter. Rubber band included, Yay!
- Weight 1oz
- PLEASE WRITE YOUR WAIST SIZE IN THE NOTE SECTION UPON CHECKOUT
I just love little pouches!! Originally, this was a custom project for a customer and is now a production item. You can put this just about anywhere. I used hybrid cuben (50D polyester laminated to 1.5 oz cuben fiber) to make this thing tough as nails. A #3 waterproof YKK zipper runs the full length with tabs at either end. The back of the pouch has webbing loops to run a belt through or whatever you'd like. The inside has a built in mitten clip key attachment to make important items extra secure. This is perfect for your cell phone, keys and other small items.
These are made from waterproof Dyneema X gridstop fabric in matching ULA evergreen and is the perfect addition to your other lightweight pack. Other colors are available. A waterproof #3 YKK zipper goes across the lid for easy access. The new lids have 2.5 in. depth with 1/2 in. side release buckles on each corner for quick connect. A 1/2 in. nylon webbing is attached to the mitten clips which fastens it to the pack. Custom pack lids available. Contact me for build options and pricing. It is now available with quick clip detachable 5/8 in. waist belt. Available in black Dyneema X and 140D black and evergreen. Make a note in checkout and send me an email with your request and I can make it happen for you.
My Cuben Fiber Stuff Sacks have bonded seams and a sewn draw cord channel. Bonding makes the seams stronger than the material itself. Without abuse, my sacks can last for a long time. There is a 3/16 eyelet hole for abrasion resistance,1/16 draw cord and mini cord lock. Custom sizes within reasonable specs at no additional charge. Round bottom stuff sacks are also available.NOTE: Round bottom stuff sacks are not as durable as my regular stuff sacks because more sewing is involved, My traditional style is 90% bonded except for the draw cord channel. With cuben stuff sacks the less stitches the better. Size: 4x6
These are a 2.5 layer waterproof/breathable mitten designed to go over an insulating layer of fleece or similar gloves to protect you from the elements. The wrist area has a 3/8 Side release buckle with elastic that can be tightened up to fit properly. The gauntlet of the glove can be cinched down to keep the snow out by using an anchored cord lock and shock cord. At a weight of 2 oz. this greatly increases your hand warmth and keeps your pack weight low.
NOTE: Navy blue color is g***-T*** Fabric
Black is pertex shield fabric
Charcoal grey is pertex endurance fabric
This is the same tough material my critter bags are made from. It is made from 2.92 oz. sqyd (Hybrid) Cuben Fiber. It comes with a velcro top closure and easy open grab tabs. It can be sized to fit your Element stove or an Emberlit stove. Weight : .3oz
This is the same style as my Crazy warm down hood , but we added Pertex waterproof breathable fabric for the outer shell. This gives you the ability to leave it on in light snow and rain. Combined with 800FP down-tek water-resistant down you've got one storm-worthy down hood.
This vest can be worn in light rain and snow. Using my WPB Pertex Fabric as the outer layer and a super lightweight 10d fabric inner, this vest has winter time performance written all over it.This has a beautiful dark charcoal grey outer and jet black inner. Stretch lycra finishes off the arm holes and stays snug keeping the heat in. The waist has adjustable shock cord with mini cord locks. This all gets zipped together with an ultralight #3 ykk zipper. I even have the sleeves to match. **Now with Hyper-Dry Water-Resistant 800FP Goose Down (2oz per. Vest) -Adjustable waist -Overfilled Collar -Stretch lycra arm holes -#3 ykk Zipper - Weight 4.8oz