Hiking Gear

Best Double Sleeping Bags

Here we review the 12 best double sleeping bags. Two person sleeping bags are great for camping and RV – but they are too heavy for backpacking, most are not designed with weight in mind, more the idea of comfort sleeping with your…

Best Hiking Pants

Best Hiking Pants

We compared the best hiking pants on the market. Check out our guide that will help you pick out the best hiking pants for your next adventure.

Marmot vs North Face

Marmot vs North Face – Which Brand is Better?

The helpful comparison of two great brands in the outdoor industry – Marmot vs North Face that you exactly should read if you haven’t decided yet.

hiking in the countryside

Best Collapsible Water Bottles

While out hiking staying hydrated is vital to keeping up your energy levels, (and staying healthy). The Best Collapsible Water Bottles will help, while having enough space for lots of water it is also light.

Rain poncho

Poncho vs Rain Jacket?

Preparing for rain when you’re about to embark on the Camino de Santiago may not seem like something you need to do all year round, but you’d be surprised.

Whilst it offers brilliant weather during most of the summer, there’s always the chance of rain – I have been caught in thunderstorms in July and August. That’s why deciding between a poncho and a rain jacket is really important if you want to stay dry and get the most out of your Camino.

best down jackets

Best Down Jackets

We have taken the hard work out of finding the best down jackets for hiking or just being outside during the winter. Read our buying guide in what to look for in a down jacket.

backpack with detachable daypack

Best Backpack With Detachable Daypack

Backpacks with detachable daypacks come with integrated daypacks which can be detached by using a special mechanism. They’re an ideal solution for situations that don’t require the use of full backpacks, i.e. when you only want to carry a couple of essential items, which is also useful on a long hike when you are getting your bags transported each day.

crocs classic

Do Crocs Run Big?

Born in Colorado in 2002, Crocs footwear can now be found everywhere around the planet. These extremely popular foam-made clogs are available in more than 100 different styles for men, women, and kids. In other words, there are Crocs for every season and occasion – that’s how versatile and adaptable this footwear is.

hiking shoes vs hiking boots

Hiking Shoes vs Hiking Boots

Whether you’re a weekend hiker or a die-hard hiking fan, you probably know how crucial it is to wear proper footwear while you’re walking across uneven footpaths.

osprey vs camelbak

Osprey vs CamelBak Hydration Packs Reviews

Designed to make drinking-on-the-go efficient and convenient, hydration packs are undoubtedly one of the best innovations in the world of hiking. With these, you never have to slow down or stop to take a sip of water.

Salomon vs North Face Hiking

Salomon vs North Face Hiking Shoes

Next to roasting marshmallows over a fire and fishing down at the lake, it’s hard to come up with a more iconic outdoor activity than hiking. There’s nothing quite like it – you wander quietly under the shades of tall trees, march across grasslands, and traverse rugged and rocky ground to finally make it to the top of a summit, where you can enjoy a mesmerizing view.

keen vs teva

Teva Vs Keen – The Ultimate Sports Sandals

Due to their open-ended design, hike sandals are breathable, extremely packable, and also weigh a lot less than your regular hiking shoes or hiking boots.

what type of sleeping bag is best?

Down vs Synthetic Sleeping Bag

If I am in a situation where my sleeping bag might get wet or damp I would normally choose to use a Synthetic Sleeping Bag. Down sleeping bags are best for ultralight and warmth to weight ratio.

backpacking quilt vs sleeping bag

Backpacking Quilt vs Sleeping Bag

Even though most people consider sleeping bags to be the best solution to this, modern hiking enthusiasts have a myriad of options to choose from. One of these options is the backpacking quilt.

Hiking Headlamp

Best Headlamp for Hiking

The best hiking headlamps will be easy to use in all dark or low light situations. I use it mostly for early morning starts.

backpacking pillow

Best Backpacking Pillows

At the end of a day’s long hike, a comfy backpacking pillow will add that much-needed level of comfort.

hiking underwear

Best Hiking Underwear

Many hikers don’t buy hiking-specific underwear. But they should. The best hiking underwear is built specifically for the trials and tribulations of trails.

Waterproof jackets

How to Choose Waterproofs for the Camino de Santiago

This is the third post in my series about walking gear for the Camino, the first is how to choose the best hiking boots or lightweight hiking shoes, the second is how to choose a backpack. This is a general article on waterproofs – the age-old discussion about a waterproof jacket or poncho continues on the forum.

Backpack fitting

How to Choose a Backpack for the Camino de Santiago

After choosing the best hiking boots or hiking shoes for your feet, a backpack is the second most important piece of equipment you need for walking any of the Camino routes (see Camino packing list).  Bear in mind this humble backpack is going to hold all your belonging for a month, sometime more.

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