When I’m overnighting in my SUV camper, I like to keep tasks like cooking simple. Both in the amount of work involved, and in the types of gear that I bring.
The Big Agnes Bunk House 4 tent is like having a cozy cabin for camping. It’s large enough to stand up inside, has plenty of room for two cots, and the attached awning makes a great front porch for hanging out.
Utilizing lightweight layers allows you to adjust your wardrobe for anything nature throws your way. In this post, learn more about base layers, mid-layers and outer layers for hiking.
A common mistake that backpackers make is either bringing too much clothing or bringing clothing that is inappropriate for the conditions. Learn how to use layers to stay warm and dry while taking fewer items.
The Altitude Sun Hoodie from Outdoor Vitals is the lightest top layer option available – both in weight and in breathability. Made from a moisture-wicking mesh-like fabric, this is my top choice for hiking in hot weather.
My backpacking gear list is based on an approach that is lightweight while providing enough comfort items to make trips enjoyable.
The Zenbivy is a different type of sleep system – part quilt, part sleeping bag – designed to be more like sleeping at home.
Insulated jackets are a key component in a good layering system for hiking. When choosing jackets, I look for options that are lightweight and pack down small so they are easy to stash in a backpack.
The NovaPro Jacket from Outdoor Vitals is a feature-packed ultralight (and seriously warm) jacket. Utilizing a stitch-less baffle construction to keep out wind and rain, this jacket is made for cold weather.