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Best Water Bottles for Hiking and Backpacking in 2017

Here we selected and reviewed the best water bottles for hiking and backpacking. We only included insulated water bottles as these keep your beverages cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.  Insulated water bottles are typically made of stainless steel and therefore very durable. Furthermore, as stainless steel doesn’t absorb flavours, they can… Read More »

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

The Best Hydration Bladders for Hiking

A hydration bladder comes in very handy on hiking trips of all durations as it provides easy access to water and you have your hands free when drinking. Therefore, a hydration bladder allows you to take small sips of water throughout the hike which is recommended during strenuous activities as it ensures that the water… Read More »

Source Outdoor Widepac 3l Reservoir

Best Lumbar Waist Packs for Hiking

On shorter hikes with stable weather you might feel a little silly bringing a huge backpack (which has to be packed sufficiently to provide stability) only to carry some water and a snack in it. On the other hand, you will always want to have your hands free rather than carrying water bottles, accessories etc.… Read More »

Osprey Tempest Waist Pack

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Trail Running

A hydration pack is great for trail running and shorter hikes, where you don’t need to carry much hiking equipment besides water, power bars and other essentials. Another benefit of hydration packs is that they come with hydration systems (water reservoirs) included while you usually have to buy the hydration system for a bigger backpack… Read More »

Source Dune X-Fit Hydration Pack

The Best Backpacks for Kids

Hiking and scouting can be great activities for children and adolescents, but while there are many backpacks for adults available the offer of backpacks suitable for children is quite limited. Backpacks for kids differ from backpacks for adults by having smaller and more adjustable harnesses and narrower hip belts. This not only provides the young… Read More »

The North Face Youth Terra 55