The Outdoor Vitals Ventus Active Hoodie is an ultralight insulated mid-layer that provides a lot of warmth for the weight.
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Camping in a SUV can be a bit cramped for space, so adding a canopy to my setup has given me a lot more room. It provides a place for cooking and for staying dry, as well as some privacy when I’m not inside my vehicle.
This synthetic insulated jacket has many features not found on similar jackets, and the price tag is much less than you’d expect for what you get.
The Tarptent Aeon Li tent is an ultralight single-wall one-person tent that utilizes trekking poles and stakes for setup. This is my go-to tent for most backpacking trips due to the low weight – just 1 pound.
The main reason I hike and backpack is to spend time in scenic locations in the wilderness. In order to capture some of that beauty, camera gear is one of the few items that I’m willing to carry extra weight for.
Like pretty much everyone who backpacks, I learned that I needed to lighten my load to make the trips I do take less of a toll on my body.
The Hydroblu Versa Flow is a squeeze-type water filter that is lightweight, inexpensive and easy to use. After using the Versa Flow on over 15 days of backpacking, it’s now my preferred filter.
If you are looking for a lighter weight alternative to a sleeping bag, or you want an option that allows for more freedom of movement, this backpacking quilt is a high quality option with a low price tag.