At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

The Dyrt is proud to partner with: 

Gregory Optic and Octal Ultralight Backpacks

Campers and hikers trust Gregory to design durable packs that carry heavy loads comfortably. Now they’ve taken that same expertise and applied it to their new ultra lightweight Optic and Octal series.

You can venture further with increased capacity, without suffering under too much weight with the new Optic and Octal ultralight backpacks. Weighing in at an impressive 2.5 pounds, these packs are designed with an ultralight 7001 aluminum perimeter frame with anti-barreling support. if you’re serious about cutting down on weight on the trail, starting with an ultra lightweight backpack that doesn’t sacrifice comfort is key.





The ventilated back panel will keep you cool on those big summer thru-hikes. The dual-density shoulder straps, extra supportive hip belt, and a load-transferring lumbar pad offer comfort, even on the most challenging trails. Your gear stays dry with a custom-fitted rain cover that stows for easy access. And you can save a few more ounces by switching out the top zipper pocket for the ultralight weather flap. With zippered hip-belt pockets and durable stretch mesh front pockets, you’ll have quick access to your necessities, like sunglasses and a water bottle, so you can adapt to trail conditions without stopping to remove your pack. With the Optic and Octal series, you can focus less on your pack, cover more miles, and enjoy the views. 

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  • Kayla Haas

    Kayla Haas

    Kayla is an award-winning outdoor photographer and published author who's enthusiastic about travel and storytelling. She loves to ski and hike, and is alway looking for a new outdoor adventure. She is passionate about increasing women’s participation in the outdoors.