The Western Mountaineering UltraLite Sleeping Bag: 20 Degree Down is a great choice for backcountry travelers who want a durable, lightweight, and comfortable 3-season bag. The feather-weight of the bag coupled with the high warmth-to-weight ratio will keep you warm and cozy on your adventures.
The Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Insulated Sleeping Pad is a versatile pad that can be used for multiple activities, like backpacking and camping. The comfort, warmth, and durability provided make this a superb choice.
The Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad is a basic pad that is best suited for those wanting to save money, and won’t be sleeping in much weather below freezing. The lack of insulation and potential for micro-holes leave the durability in question, but the pad is more comfortable than many pads, making this a good choice for a backpacker on a budget.
The YETI Roadie 20 Cooler is extremely durable, functional, and super efficient at keeping food and drinks cool. Despite being a little difficult to transport, its impressive insulating ability makes this product a good choice for keeping food and beverages cold for a weekend or longer.
The Therm-a-Rest XTherm Sleeping Pad is an insulated four-season air mattress. Weighing just 15 oz, it’s exceptionally lightweight, durable, and packs up small, which explains its popularity with winter campers and backpackers. While you need to take care in handling, and get good at using your repair kit, the pad is still plenty durable, and widely considered one of the comfiest on the market.
The YETI Tundra 65 Cooler was designed to be the last cooler you ever buy. This cooler does more than just rely on its legendary name, it provides insulation on a scale that competitors can hardly even compare to. Built with the active outdoors in mind, this cooler is as durable as they come. Although heavy and incredibly expensive, if you need to keep 56 quarts worth of stuff cold for a long time, you simply can’t find a better alternative.
The YETI Tundra 45 Cooler is heavyweight, durable, and functional. Despite being very expensive, this cooler does exactly what it claims to do by keeping contents cool for extended periods of time. It maintains an extremely durable exterior, boasts a bear-proof lid, and withstands wear-and-tear.
The Western Mountaineering Versalite Sleeping Bag: 10 Degree Down is a fantastic lightweight sleeping bag that is made to withstand sub-freezing temperatures and compresses easily. The construction of the bag allows you to shift the down and change the warmth factor, making this an extremely versatile and high performing bag.
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad is a very lightweight and compactable 3-season pad designed for light and fast overnight adventures. Beware that the pad’s material is very noisy and that warmer and more comfortable (yet heavier) options exist.
The Marmot Limelight Tent: 3-Person 3-Season is a durable tent that is easy to setup. While it has good headroom, the tent can be a little tight for three people. While it is not ultralight, the Limelight is a good mid-range tent for backpackers.