Best Backpacking Hammocks in 2021

Here we selected and reviewed the best backpacking hammocks. A backpacking hammock is a great alternative to a tent in warm and relatively dry weather because hammocks are typically lighter and pack smaller than tents.  Furthermore, they also provide a very comfortable sleeping position and are not prone to condensation issues like completely sealed shelters…

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Therm-a-Rest Slacker

Best Travel and Backpacking Towels for 2021

Here we selected and reviewed the best towels for backpacking and travelling. A regular towel is a bad choice for backpacking or travelling as regular towels are heavy, bulky and slow to dry. Therefore, they occasionally need to be packed moist/wet inside your backpack. This is not recommended because such moist environments are an ideal…

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Sea to Summit Towel

Best Backpacking Quilts of 2021

Quilts are becoming increasingly popular among hikers, backpackers and mountaineers because they are lighter, less bulky and more adaptable than mummy sleeping bags. Unlike a sleeping bag, a quilt leaves your back in direct contact with the sleeping pad (the bottom of the quilt is open) and doesn’t have any zipper. However, it is typically…

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Sea to Summit Ember Quilt

Best Sleeping Bag Liners of 2021

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. Note that body oils decrease the loft and warmth of a sleeping bag. It can also be used without…

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Alps Mountaineering Mummy Liner

Best Backpacking Tarps of 2021 – Lightweight

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…

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MSR Thru Hiker 70 Wing Tarp

The Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking in 2021

Multi-day backpacking requires good sleeping equipment which keeps you warm and comfortable during the nights. A sleeping bag is the most important item of sleeping equipment because it reduces the convective heat loss by trapping the body-warmed air and thus keeps you warm. However, the convective heat loss can be reduced further with a high-quality…

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Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad