Backpacking Gear

best sock liners

Best Sock Liners

Sock liners are an essential piece of kit to help protect you from blisters. We have all had the nightmare of breaking in new shoes or enjoying a leisurely walk…only to find ourselves having to hobble the rest of the way home. Blisters are caused when your skin encounters an excessive amount of friction, and …

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Best Fleece Jackets

If you are looking for a fleece jacket, chances are you live in a cold part of the world, of you like to go hiking and camping. A fleece jacket is a versatile item of clothing that can be worn on numerous occasions. However, it can often be hard to find the right fleece jacket. This is because you’ll often come across many different brands, materials, and thicknesses. So how do you find the right one for you?

best backpacking sleeping bag under $100

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag Under $100

Finding the best backpacking sleeping bag for under $100 can be a tough deal. When you are on a budget every cent counts. Well, there’s a trick that backpacking pros have been using for a long time. You just have to know where to look. Join us as we discover the best backpacking sleeping bag that you can get, under $100.

Minimalist sandals

Best Minimalist Sandals – Guide to Barefoot & Running Sandals

The best minimalist sandals only use a few straps and they are made with zero drops. Drop refers to the height difference between the heel and the ball of the foot. I wasn’t sure about zero drops, given I often use walking shoes which have a drop of around 10mm.

If you are in a hurry or just don’t want to read through a few thousand words, I recommend Xero Shoes Z-Trail in their versions for men and Xero for women are the best minimalist sandals.

But there are a few advantages to this design, which includes a more natural walking or running experience. At the same time, minimalist sandals are not as bulky as they are made with just a few straps which hold the sole to the foot.

Water filter

Best Backpacking Water Filters for 2019

If you’re heading out on the trail you need to make sure you stay hydrated at all times, however, this is often easier said than done.

If the weather is warmer than you expected, if your water bottle leaks or you simply didn’t bring enough water with you, you could find yourself in need of water or risk dehydration.

Rather than drinking dirty water and risking illness you may want to invest in a water filter that can get rid of harmful bacteria. Making water much safer to drink, water filters can potentially save your life.

Stove for backpackers

Best Backpacking Stoves for 2019

If you are heading out for a long hike like the West Highland Way, it’s likely that you’re going to be taking a lot of essential equipment with you, though that depends if you are camping or staying in hotels or hostels.

I know that sometimes having a backpacking stove with you can turn a difficult day into a much more manageable one. With the ability to heat water so you can enjoy a hot drink and get yourself going once more, stoves are essential if you want to feel good, no matter what Mother Nature is throwing at you.