Hiking Sleeping Equipment

The sleeping equipment category includes reviews of the best five products within each category of hiking sleeping equipment (sleeping bags, tents, bivy sacks etc.). Sleeping equipment for hiking trips should not just keep you dry and warm during the night, but also be as packable and lightweight as possible.

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Reviews of Hiking Sleeping Equipment


Best Lightweight Tarps for Hiking

A tarp is basically a sheet of waterproof fabric that can form a decent shelter when attached with guylines to trees, trekking poles, rocks or any other stabile things. Tarps are by far the lightest portable shelters; a high-quality tarp that can form a shelter for one to two persons can weigh as little as… Read More »

MSR Thru Hiker 70 Wing Tarp

Best Bivy Sacks for 2017

A portable shelter comes in very handy during multi-day hiking trips as it allows you to set up camp almost anywhere and anytime you like rather than having to reach accommodation facilities such as for example mountain huts.  While tents are the most versatile and comfortable, you might find a tent to be too heavy… Read More »

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy Sack

Best Lightweight Hiking Tents for 2017

Having a tent gives you flexibility and freedom to set up camp anywhere you like during a multiple-day hiking trip rather than having to reach certain mountain huts or other shelters on the beaten path. The main advantage of tents in comparison to other portable shelters is that they are very versatile while other shelters… Read More »

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Hiking Tent

The Best Sleeping Pads for 2017

Overnight hiking and mountaineering trips require high-quality sleeping equipment so that you can stay warm and comfortable during the night. A sleeping bag is the most important piece of sleeping equipment as it reduces the convective heat loss by trapping the body-warmed air. However, the convective heat loss can be reduced further by using a… Read More »

Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad

The Best Summer Lightweight Sleeping Bags with Synthetic Insulation

High-quality sleeping equipment is very important on multi-day hiking and mountaineering trips as it keeps you warm and comfortable during the night. A sleeping bag is the most important piece of sleeping equipment; if you use a bad-performing sleeping bag, your night outdoor will not be comfortable even if you otherwise use other sleeping equipment (pad,… Read More »

The North Face Aleutian 35 Bag

The Best 3-Season Lightweight Sleeping Bags with Down Insulation

When it comes to spending a night outdoor during hiking and mountaineering trips, you will need high-quality sleeping equipment so you can stay comfortable and warm during the night. A sleeping bag is one of the most important pieces of sleeping equipment as it is in direct contact with your body and responsible for reducing… Read More »

Marmot Helium