Rating: 5 / 5
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty pleasures is make-over shows, so this was totally up my alley.
For those who are unfamiliar with the DVD, Glen Van Peski of Gossamer Gear fame, takes a traditional female backpacker and transform her into an ultralight backpacker! They breakdown her pack, then Glen's and eventually give her an ultralight pack of her own!
This DVD is very professional in quality, having the look and feel of something I'd actually see on TV. The sound is superb as well, which is often lacking in many visual media offerings.
The only down side, if there actually is one, is that the DVD focuses mostly on Gossamer Gear products, but there are mentions of Six Moon Designs, ULA, and a few others. This is not the most informative source out there for the beginner ultralight backpacker, but instead works with other sources to help one understand what they've read a bit better.
All in all, a fine product. Definately worth more than the $5 I paid for it!