Sea to Summit Telos TR3 Tent Review

For a long time, we have been without a lightweight backpacking tent which would pack small and provide good weather protection. We were thus head over heels when Sea to Summit offered us to test its Telos TR3 tent in return for an unbiased review. We received the tent a couple of months ago and…

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Sea to Summit Telos TR3 Tent - partial mode is great for admiring the surroundings

Best Backpacking Hammocks in 2022

Here we selected the best backpacking hammocks. A 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, hammocks also provide a very comfortable sleeping position and are not prone to condensation issues like completely sealed shelters (tents, bivy sacks…

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Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Hammock

Best Travel and Backpacking Towels for 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022 – 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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Kammok Kuhli Tarp

Best Lightweight 2-Person Backpacking Tents of 2022

A backpacking tent gives you the flexibility and freedom to set up camp anywhere you like rather than having to reach stationary shelters on the beaten path. The main advantage of tents in comparison to other portable shelters is that they are very versatile. Most other shelters can only be used in very specific situations….

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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Hiking Tent

The Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking in 2022

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