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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 Softshell Jackets

A softshell jacket typically combines the qualities of a fleece jacket and a rain jacket by offering warmth as well as decent wind- and water-resistance. It is worn directly over your base layer or on top of an insulating mid-layer in cold weather. Wearing a softshell jacket for hiking is a lot more comfortable than… Read More »

Mountain Equipment Vulcan Jacket

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 Down Vests for Hiking

Hikers, trekkers and mountaineers are often exposed to challenging weather conditions.  In order to be comfortable on trails they have to choose their clothing with great caution. Hiking vests are becoming increasingly popular as they keep your torso warm while offering great freedom of movement, which is of great value for any active outdoorsman. Insulated… Read More »

Arcteryx Cerium LT Vest

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

The Best Backpacks for Kids

Hiking and scouting can be great activities for children and adolescents. Unfortunately, the offer of backpacks suitable for children is quite limited in comparison for the many options for adults. Backpacks for kids differ from backpacks for adults by having smaller and more adjustable harnesses and narrower hip belts. This does not only provide the… Read More »

The North Face Youth Terra 55

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