Category: cuben fiber

Cuben Fiber Renamed, Price Changes & Dyneema® Fabrics

Weighing in on the Acquisition There’s been recent buzz on the Web regarding DSM Dyneema’s 2015 acquisition of Cubic Technologies, name changes to the material it produces, formerly known as Cuben Fiber, and the future of this technological advancement. As one of the leading outdoor gear manufacturers backing this technology, we thought it appropriate to […]

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UltaMid 4 & Dyneema® 2400 Ice Pack Win Alpinist “Mountain Standards” Award

The prestigious climbing and mountaineering publication, The Alpinist, has awarded the 2400 Dyneema® Ice Pack and Ultamid 4 their “Mountain Standards” Award, which highlights a high-quality piece of gear that earns five stars from reviewers. Check out the reviews below.   2400 Dyneema® Ice Pack Review: “This was the first time that I climbed with Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s Dyneema 2400 Ice Pack. […]

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Dyneema® Fabric & The Ultralight Movement

A silent revolution is changing the outdoor industry. Some call it “the Ultralight movement.” New, extremely light and durable backpacks, tents and tarps, sleeping bags and clothing have been available for a few years now. These products have been winning editors awards from outdoor blogs, as well as being raved about by early adopters. Ultralight […]

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Woven Dyneema®: Bombproof, Foolproof, H20Proof Fabric for Outdoor Gear

When elite ice/alpine climber Angela VanWiemeersch got her first 100% woven Dyneema®-reinforced Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ice Pack, she didn’t know what to expect. “The friend who gave it to me insisted that I take this pack for my expedition to Alaska,” she says. “I took the challenge, and that three-year-old pack that had already been […]

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Why Cuben Fiber? It Just Makes Sense

Stripped Down Dyneema® Composite Fabrics (formerly Cuben Fiber), By Mike St. Pierre When I first delved into the world of ultralight backpacking, I combed the Internet trying to find a technologically advanced material that would change my backcountry experience. The fabrics used at the time had major limitations. For example, Silnylon, the primary lightweight fabric […]

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Raises Bar in American Manufacturing

John Schafer was ready to retire. At 64, he’s spent the last 30 years working in manufacturing, including the last few years running Shape Fabrication, a fabrication company for architectural and marine industries. At 6’4 and 280 pounds, he still lugs his Maine-made bleachers and steel staircases around with ease. But, he says, he was […]

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Bug Off! UltaMid Mesh Inserts

In the end we regret only the mesh we didn’t take… If you follow us on social media you probably already heard the news that we launched UltaMid Inserts for our 2- and 4-person mids. You can get them with a 100% waterproof Cuben Fiber bathtub floor or without. Either way, you’ll get that added bug […]

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How to Choose a Campsite

By Max Neale, a former Review Editor for Outdoor Gear Lab A good campsite can make or break your wilderness experience. When traveling long distances or through remote areas, I break the campsite selection process into two steps. At the macro level I look at maps and identify–based on my average speed and the desired […]

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Packrafting New Zealand

Adventurer (and one of HMG's favorite cuben fiber fans) Wyatt Roscoe reports on his winter 2013 packrafting trip to New Zealand.

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Are Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs 100% Waterproof?

Hyperlite Mountain Gear CFO Tries Packrafting and Discusses Waterproofness of Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs People ask us all the time if our Packs 100% waterproof. While Cuben fiber is 100% waterproof, we never say Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs are 100% waterproof – although they are very highly waterproof.  Approximately 90% of seams are sealed, but there […]

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