Chris Townsend has just written a piece on the TGO website on Colin Ibbotson’s new Tramplite rucksacks which are due to go on sale in October this year. How many of us have had a good idea, but never really developed it? We might have done a MYOG project, but very few make it to a saleable product. Well, Colin, seems to be making the leap with his pack designs. From the descriptions, I can’t wait for some more details as they seem to be quite radical. I’ve come to a similar conclusion to Jörgen, that reducing the big three (shelter, carrying, sleeping) is critical to going lightweight. I have a cunning plan for the shelter bit. Perhaps now the carrying bit can be reduced radically. I look forward to finding out more in October. Well done Colin. Tramplite countdown clock.