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Kit: Ultralight Backpacking

Obsessive weight-trimmers with less than 10 pounds strapped to their backs are considered "ultralight" hikers, a term as ubiquitous and unregulated in the hiking retail market as "organic" and "grass fed" are in the food industry. But trust us: the following gear truly is ultralight, perfect for those faithful to the church of long trails and little gear.

Optimus Maximus Keyboard

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The Optimus Maximus keyboard. It's finally available. Beyond sounding like a former Radio Shack product or a new Transformers character you should know that this is something you're going to want as