Hiking Gear For Sale

Nope, not mine, but another fellow hiker that is very likely more well-known than I. In fact, I am pretty sure he is… I am talking about John Abela (and for those of you that may not know him, you can check out his blogs, Redwood Outdoors and HikeLighter.Com). John has decided to move on towards another journey and is looking to sell ALL of his gear to help him get started.

So I wanted to share this information to help get the word out. I have known John for about a year now, and although we have never met, I feel like I know him well enough to consider him a friend simply from all the lengthy conversations that we have had.  John has helped me with a lot of my gear decisions, as well as ways to drop weight, and even to redistribute it so that it just feels lighter. John has done his homework, and his gear (which he is selling) represents that.

John is what is called a SUL (Super-UltraLight) hiker, and even an XUL (eXtreme-UltraLight) hiker, and the gear that he is selling is the same gear that he uses for these types of trips. But don’t get me wrong, he also has some good ole’ UltraLight gear for sell too so there is something for everyone here.

Anyway, John has posted his gear for sell over on his site. So, here is what he has to say, as well as a link to the gear that he is selling:

Hello All.

I am selling off all of my hiking gear and if anybody out there is looking to make a one-time purchase for 99% of what gear you would need for a sub 10 pound setup for the PCT or CDT or AT or just about any other long distance trail in the world (plus a bunch of other gear), or one hell of a comfortable sub 20 pound setup, or even a killer awesome sub 5 pound setup, I have combined together the finest gear out there, as I have gone from being a 28 lb BPW hiker down to the sub 2 pound BPW hiker.

The time has come for me to move onto another adventure! No sad story here — not a matter of anything other than I have another adventure in life I want to pursue!

See everything I have for sale at:


This is an “all or nothing sale”. To be honest, I have no desire to box up dozens of different boxes and ship them to dozens of different addresses.

Thank you to all of my readers! HikeLighter.Com has only been around for less than six months but in that time has become one of the premier SUL/XUL websites on the internet. A huge thank you to everybody!

John B. Abela
Eureka, California USA

So, I encourage anyone that is interested to take him up on the offer. It is an all-in-one sale  and it may seem like quite a bit of money, but I assure you that once you got your hands on the gear that he is selling you will forget about the $$ you just gave up because you will get so much more in the gear itself. Plus, as he said, these are multiple, entire kits. So, buy once and have all that you need. (Gotta admit, that is pretty sweet!)

Thanks for reading!


About Stick

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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1 Response to Hiking Gear For Sale

  1. Good luck John. I wish you the best in your sale. Man that is a lot of $$$ though.


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