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Suluk46 Backcountry Team – Sponsorship

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suluk46Greetings Hikers,

Today I am very excited to announce that I have become a sponsored hiker of Suluk46, joining their Backcountry Team sponsorship program.

The owner of Suluk46, Steve Evans, and I have been in contact with each other for a number of years now. He has traveled the world, lives in Canada, and is the maker of some of the finest gear that I have ever purchased.

Steve has a great YouTube Channel that I have followed since he started posting videos.

He is one of the very few hikers in the world that has a decent amount of miles using a 0.34 cuben fiber tarp, and I am not positive but I think he has the second most miles of anybody, after myself. He strives for everything that I strive for: intimate knowledge of your gear, having the finest gear that does what it is designed to do, and the experience to be able to go out there and push yourself without putting yourself at risk.

I have been a long time user of his gear and have never purchased a single piece of gear from him that I felt was sub-par in any way.

The Suluk46 Titanium Windscreen is an absolute vital part of my sub two ounce cook kit (see video).

The Suluk46 Collapsible Titanium Stove is without a doubt the best wood burning stove for sub 400ml cups that exists. (see my review)

The Suluk46 Titanium Trowel is unquestionably the toughest and lightest full size trowel that I have ever owned. (see my review)

I am presently testing his newest product, the Suluk46 Titanium Double-wall Wood burning Stove, and it has been truly amazing me. (full review coming after I get more testing in different weather conditions) It is a sub-three ounce dream for wood burning fans!

And one of these days I am going to end up buying the Suluk46 Titanium/Carbon Fiber Ice Tool. I almost bought it the end of last year but I was not sure of just how long of a handle I would want and have been testing different length handles on some cheap’o ice axes this winter. Still not sure to be honest… what a tricky thing it is, trying to pick the best length for an ice tool.

As a hiker, and as many of my readers know, I tend to really push the boundaries of gear. It has been this reason that I have sought out companies such as Suluk46 in order to find gear that allows me to push the boundaries without excessive risks. I demand the lightest weight gear possible, and at the same time I also demand that gear to handle situations that weekender gear would never be able to survive in. Not that I am abuse towards my gear, but rather because I carry so very little gear as a SUL/XUL hiker, what gear I do have has to perform without failure every time it is called upon. Suluk46 has become one of my go-to companies for gear that I know I can buy – and trust that it will perform without failures and be as lightweight as a piece of gear can be made with modern material.

I know that a lot of my readers have bought gear from Suluk46 and that is awesome – if you have not already bought some gear from them, I would really encourage you to check out what they offer.

I am truly grateful to Steve Evans, to Suluk46, for adding me as a member of the Suluk46 Backcountry Team!!

+John Abela

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Written by John B. Abela - HikeLighter.Com

February 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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  1. I have his Ti windscreen and love it. Had to cut it down a little to fit inside my GSI Minimalist pot, but it works great in my kit. Not at 2 oz like yours, but I carry a luxury item (collapsible cup) and a comfort item (pot cozy). BTW, what do you use as a pot grabber, your bandana?

    Rick Burtt

    February 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm

  2. Congrats, John.

    Hikin' Jim

    February 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

  3. Yes, Congratulations!

    Linda

    February 12, 2013 at 12:08 am

  4. Congratulations John! I also own a Suluk46 Ti Windscreen and thanks to you recently purchased the Ti Trowel. I also recently have been tinkering with wood burning stoves and am waiting for your detailed review on Suluk46’s Titanium Double-wall Wood burning Stove. This is awesome news and I look forward to hearing more about Suluk46 in general!

    coolbreezesblog

    February 12, 2013 at 6:14 am

  5. John, Congrats and thanks for pointing out his You Tube channel, I just subscribed and noticed he is pretty close to 500 subs.

    milligan308

    February 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  6. […] Evans, the owner of Suluk46, has been an exceptional person to work with on this product! Suluk46 brought me on as a sponsored hiker in early 2013. After a few months I just knew that Suluk46 was going to be a […]


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