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Best Winter Sleeping Bags for Backpacking in 2017

Here we selected and reviewed the best winter sleeping bags for backpacking. A sleeping bag is probably the most important piece of sleeping equipment because it reduces the convective heat loss and thus keeps you warm and comfortable during nights. The warmth of a sleeping bag depends on the amount and quality of its insulation.… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Torch Sleeping Bag

Best Women’s Rain Jackets for Hiking

In an ideal world all outdoor activities would take place in sunny dry weather. However, even if you plan your hiking trips meticulously after the weather forecast, there is always a chance that you will run into some unforeseen rain – especially at higher altitudes where the weather can change abruptly. A quality rain jacket… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Quasar

Best Fleece Jackets for Women

A high-quality fleece jacket can both be used as a snug mid-layer in cold weather and as an outer layer when hiking in dry weather at moderate temperatures. It can also be used as casual wear in everyday life and is thus one of the more versatile pieces of hiking clothing. In comparison to other… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear MicroChill

Best Down Jackets for Women

Hiking at high altitudes or in the height of winter can be an absolute pleasure but only if you are dressed appropriately for the low temperatures. A down jacket is the perfect option for hiking in icy cold weather as it provides the most warmth in relation to its weight compared with other insulation materials… Read More »

Patagonia Down Sweater

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2017

Hiking in cold and windy weather is no fun unless you wear appropriate clothing which keeps you warm and snug. This includes a high-quality base layer, insulation layer and an outer layer. A softshell jacket comes in very handy as the outer layer because it provides both insulation and protection against the wind and light… Read More »

Outdoor Research Ferrosi

The Best Gloves for Hiking and Mountaineering   Recently updated !

Hikers, mountaineers and trekkers regularly face harsh conditions such as low temperatures, heavy rain, snow and wind. In order to perform to the best of your abilities in these conditions you will need some additional equipment that will provide decent insulation and weather protection – not least for your hands as fingers are one of… Read More »

Outdoor Research Alti

Best Lightweight Waterproof Jackets of 2017

Backpackers regularly face harsh conditions like low temperatures, strong winds and heavy rain. Backpacking in such conditions is unpleasant, unless you have the right equipment and clothing – including a good waterproof/breathable jacket. A waterproof jacket will not only keep you dry on a rainy day, but it will also protect you against the wind… Read More »

Montane Minimus

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

Best Sleeping Bags of 2017

Sleeping equipment keeps you warm and protected against the elements (rain, snow, wind etc.) while sleeping outdoors. A sleeping bag is one of the most important pieces of sleeping equipment because it is in direct contact with your body and thus responsible for keeping you warm by trapping the body-warmed air within its insulation fibers.… Read More »

Marmot Helium

The Best Hiking Waterproof Pants

In a perfect world all hikes would be conducted in sunny dry weather, but rain and wind in itself should never put you off from doing a trail. In such conditions a pair of waterproof pants is a great addition to a rain jacket as it further reduces the wind-chill effect as well as the… Read More »

Waterproof Pants