Hello! Hiking and camping are true passions of mine. And to get the most enjoyment out of them, I take serious the equipment and gear that is required. I have taken the time to research and review all of the following for your benefit. I try to keep in mind both quality and budget when listing products. If you see something you like, please click on one of the links or images to continue to checkout. Every item purchased through this site allows us to get a small commission so that we can maintain the site and continue exploring new and exciting trails for your enjoyment. Cheers!


To find the best tent you need to ask yourself what you’ll be using it for. Are you going to be going on a multi-day backpacking trip and in need of a lighter tent? Will you be traveling by car and more worried about a budget-friendly tent big enough for the whole family? I have listed several options below that are highly recommended for each scenario. Click on the links and start getting excited about your next camping adventure!

Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent (budget friendly, rainfly separate)

Sleeping Bags

Wenzel Grande – best all-around bag for typical camping trips
Kelty Callisto 20 – lightweight, great bag for multi-day backcountry trips
TETON Sports Mammoth Double – tandem bag, fits 2 adults comfortably
Kelty Cosmic 0 Degree – best affordable cold-weather bag on the market

Mattresses, Pads & Hammocks

Mattress: I’m sure there are probably more luxurious air mattresses and pads out there but I have been using the Lightspeed Outdoors for several years now and it has never let me down. The setup and take-down are extremely quick, the mattress stays firm all night, and it’s a comfortable sleep. The price isn’t that bad either. The only complaint I have is that it is somewhat bulky rolled up but well worth it after a long-day hiking on your feet.
Lightspeed Outdoors 2 Person Air Bed Mattress


Sleeping Pad: If you are looking for something that packs down a little smaller, check out the Nemo Tensor. At only 15 oz, this is the pad you won’t mind hauling around with you all day.
Nemo Tensor 20 Sleeping Pad



ENO DoubleNest  – Very popular, compact, durable, and lightweight 
Castaway Travel Hammock – Low budget, single hammock


Nemo Fillo Pillow
This pillow is seriously a must-have! The comfort level is up there with the pillow you use every night and it packs into a small roll that will fit in any size pack you have with you. Seriously, do yourself a favor and buy one!





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