Every ounce counts on the trail. Cutting gear until only the bare necessities are left lightens the load in your pack but it’s nice to find those luxury items worth taking along. The Ultralight Backpacking Table from Cascade Wild is one of those items so well designed that it’s hard to find reasons not to bring it. The corrugated vinyl is easy to clean and completely waterproof. The symmetrical legs will straddle a log or press into the forest floor for a level 12″ x 8″ surface.
Super lightweight at 2.3oz (ours weighed in at 2.2oz) and sturdy enough to make a hot pot of coffee on, this little table earns its keep. The flat, clean surface is nice to have when you’re cooking dinner or making breakfast on the uneven forest floor. Not quite big enough for a game of Pokemon but plenty big enough to take apart your GoPro or lay your spork.
Setup is simple and intuitive. Our favorite part of the design is the same button snaps that keep the table folded up into a 12″ x 4″ easy-to-pack rectangle also snap together to form the legs. A firm but gentle tug pops the snaps apart and after a few uses they loosened up enough to not freak us out that we were going to tear the vinyl panels.
Overall we were really impressed with the practical construction and design of this little table. We’ll be taking it with us every time we go out for an overnight or for extended hikes on the trail. Get yours for only $10 at cascadewild.com and support a small business that really appreciates the interest. Proudly handmade in the USA.
See you on the trails!