Category Archives for "Backpacking"

7 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads Reviews

In 2020, most major sleeping pad manufacturers began using a common R-value testing standard to measure and rate the insulation values of their sleeping pads. This is a big win for backpackers because you can now compare the warmth provided by pads made from different manufacturers. Therm-a-Rest, REI, Sea-to-Summit, NEMO, Exped, and Big Agnes has […]

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The Best Backpacks for Backpacking and Hiking

Gone are the days when backpacking consisted of strapping on a huge external frame and lumbering through the forest with an aching body. Trends in backpacks these days err towards minimalism and thoughtful, ergonomic design. Below are our favorite backpacking packs for the 2019 season, from ultralight bags for minimalists and thru-hikers to comfort-oriented options for weekend […]

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