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Best Softshell Pants of 2018

Here we selected and reviewed the best softshell pants for hiking in cold weather. In cold weather regular pants don’t provide good enough insulation for comfortable hiking. Therefore, softshell pants or warm long johns are required. However, long johns are not the best option for hiking (except in super cold weather) as they restrict your… Read More »

Outdoor Research Cirque

Best Sleeping Bag Liners of 2018

A sleeping bag liner is a thin and lightweight cloth sack designed to be slipped inside a sleeping bag. It keeps your sleeping bag clean and free of body oils and thus increases its thermal efficiency as body oils decrease the loft and warmth of a sleeping bag. It can also be used without a… Read More »

Alps Mountaineering Mummy Liner

Best Women’s Rain Jackets for Hiking in 2018

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 Backpacking Tarps of 2018 – Lightweight   Recently updated !

A tarp is basically a sheet of waterproof fabric which can be attached with guylines to trees, trekking poles, rocks and other stabile things to form a shelter. Tarps are by far the lightest portable shelters; a high-quality tarp which accommodates two persons can weigh as little as 10 ounces (300 grams). Different modular components… Read More »

MSR Thru Hiker 70 Wing Tarp

Best Bivy Sacks of 2018

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

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy Sack

Best Backpacking Tents of 2018 – Lightweight 2-Person Tents

A backpacking tent gives you the flexibility and freedom to set up camp anywhere you like rather than having to reach 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 can only be used in… Read More »

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Hiking Tent

The Best Gaiters for Hiking in 2018

Although hiking in snowy conditions is not easy, it can be an unforgettable experience to wander around an amazing snow-covered landscape. To be comfortable and safe on snowy trails you will need some additional gear, like for example insulated clothing, winter hiking boots and gaiters. Gaiters are very useful for hiking on snowy trails because they… Read More »

Outdoor Research Crocodile

The Best Down Jackets of 2018   Recently updated !

Hikers and mountaineers are often exposed to low temperatures, harsh winds and other challenging conditions – especially in mountainous regions. Hiking under these conditions is no fun unless you have the right equipment to keep you warm and protected against the elements. In winter, when the temperatures drop, you will have to put on extra… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer

The Best Summer Sleeping Bags for Backpacking in 2018

It is important to have good sleeping equipment on backpacking trips because it keeps you warm and comfortable during the nights. A sleeping bag is the most important piece of sleeping equipment; if you use a low-quality sleeping bag, your nights outdoor will not be comfortable even if you are using other sleeping equipment (sleeping… Read More »

The North Face Aleutian 35 Bag

Best Hiking Rain Jackets of 2018 – Lightweight

Hiking in rainy weather is no fun unless you have the right equipment and clothing. A high-quality rain jacket is essential in wet conditions because it keeps you dry and thus warm. Furthermore, it also protects you against the wind and reduces the wind-chill effect. In this review we selected the best hiking rain jackets… Read More »

Rab Muztag Jacket