Hiking And Camping Gear Reviews
Save The Hassle: Hiking And Camping Gear Reviews & Advice
Do you have some outdoor gear that you really love? A sleeping bag that fits you just right, or a camp stove that seems to keep working forever?
How about some that you hated? Like those boots that never would break in or a tent that fell apart the first night out?
Our gear articles aim to point you toward dependable items that will land in the “love” category. Accordingly, here we present some hiking and camping gear reviews and advice to help you choose the best outdoor equipment. Find out what works and what doesn’t before you buy!
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The Best Wood Burning Backpacking Stove
Is a wood burning backpacking stove right for you? Check out the pros and cons, plus a few of the best wood burning backpacking stoves.
Discount Backpacking Tents
You can buy great discount backpacking tents for $150 or less. “$150 or less?” you say. “That’s a bargain?” Well … yes, it is!
Vanabode eBook Review
I just read a unique and very interesting ebook called Vanabode: Happily Camp, Travel, And Live Forever On $20 A Day. Vanabode is a term coined by the author, Jason Odom, which he defines as "to happily abide in a four wheeled box shaped vehicle providing...
Choosing An Ultralight Backpacking Tent
An ultralight backpacking tent is a good investment if you are serious about cutting weight. An ultralight tent can shave a pound or more from your pack weight while still providing a secure shelter.
Camping First Aid Kits
Camping first aid kits should be tailored to your skills, budget, location, length of trip and the people in your group. On every trip, you can and should take a large, well-stocked outdoor first aid kit.
Finding A Camping Water Purifier
A camping water purifier or filter for hiking or backpacking is essential on any trip where you need to draw water from outdoor sources.
Camping Sleeping Bag
ere are some tips on how to find the best camping sleeping bag for your needs: how to tell if you need one, what to look for when you’re shopping, and how to pick out the one that will fit you.
Camping Coffee Maker
Many of us enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning, and you can still do so while camping. Finding a good camping coffee maker can make a huge difference in enjoying the mornings of your excursion.
The Best GPS Hiking Units
The best GPS hiking units for every skill level. The best value, best price, and all-around best hiking GPS devices.
Unique Camping Gifts
Finding unique camping gifts for an outdoor lover can be a bit of a chore. Let’s face it — most camping equipment is functional, practical, and also … just a little boring.
Best Waterproof Digital Camera Reviews
We all know that moisture is the enemy of digital electronic equipment–or at least we should. I’ve ruined several cameras by not being careful enough with them in wet conditions.
Choosing A Backpacking Tent
A good backpacking tent is an essential part of a backpacker’s outdoor equipment. Your tent is your “home away from home.” It gives you protection from rain, wind, snow, and bugs. Pick a good one.
Hiking First Aid Kit
A hiking first aid kit is indispensable for safe hiking. Backpacking first aid kits are even more essential when help is far away.
Camping Cooking Equipment
If you go to a camping supply store, you see a huge array of camping cooking equipment. Which do you need? Which should you buy? Your questions answered.
Backpacking Sleeping Bag
So you’re planning a backpacking trip. First of all, that’s awesome! Preparing for your trip will ensure you have a great time. Obviously among your preparations finding the right sleeping bag is of the utmost importance.
Rectangular Down Sleeping Bag
A rectangular down sleeping bag is the ticket if you want a light, warm, and comfortable bag to curl up in.
Buying An Ultralight Sleeping Bag
Looking for an ultralight sleeping bag? Me too. I like the idea of a warm, comfortable ultra light sleeping bag that weighs next to nothing and packs down small.
The Best Tents For Camping
There are many different kinds of tents for camping, from small 2 person dome tents to gigantic multiple room shelters that can house 10 people and their dogs.
Here are a few tips for tent care and tent storage. Your tent is a very important part of your hiking and camping equipment. Make it last as long as possible by taking good care of it.
Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket
The Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket is an excellent waterproof, breathable jacket. It is light and packable, making it easy to take on any trip where you expect “precip”-itation. I’ve had mine for about 3 years and have been very happy with it.
Marmot DriClime Windshirt Review
I love my Marmot DriClime Windshirt. I am such a fun of the Windshirt that I wear it all the time, not just when I’m camping and hiking. It is light, warm, and makes me look cool (or so I like to think).
New Balance Hiking Boots
I recently bought some New Balance hiking boots – the Rainier 1500s – and so far I’m very happy with my purchase. Such praise does not come lightly from me; I have a hard time finding boots that fit my wide (and apparently abnormally shaped) feet.
Marmot Limelight 3 Tent Review
The Marmot Limelight 3 is a great value for a 3 person backpacking tent. It comes with a footprint and gear loft, extras that would normally cost $50 more.
Backpacking Camping Tents
Backpacking camping tents are a smart choice if you want to save money and simplify your outdoor gear storage. Unfortunately, most tents are not suitable for both uses.