The Osprey Packs Tempest 20L Backpack for women is a breathable, comfortable, and adjustable option chock full of features, making it well-suited for all-day use. The large feature set packed into this small pack makes it a great option. While 20L may not be enough storage space for pack rats, that is a personal preference and not a design flaw of the pack.
The Osprey Packs Aura AG 65L Backpack for women is a supportive, breathable, and high-quality pack that is well-suited for those who like ample storage compartments, adjustable components, and a comfortable and breathable suspension system. Despite being slightly heavy and a little tricky to fit, for those who want a functional, durable, and above-all comfortable pack, this is a great choice.
The Klymit Double V Sleeping Pad is a comfortable, easy-to-use, and durable option that is well-suited for car camping for three-season use. Despite not being the best for cold weather and being too heavy for backpacking, this choice could be great for 1-2 people who favor a comfortable and sturdy pad for car camping excursions.
The Platypus GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System – Reservoir Kit is a durable, easy-to-use, and efficient system that purifies water quickly by using gravity. While you can’t allow the filter to freeze, and it can clog in extremely dirty water, the fast filtration rate, intuitive design, and ease of use all make one of the best choices on the market.
The Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season is a durable, roomy, and protective option, that is well-suited for shorter backpacking trips or car-camping excursions. Despite being a little heavy for extended backpacking trips, the easy set-up, nice features, and ample inside space make this a great choice for various two-person adventures.
The Primus Omnilite TI Stove is a good option for those who value versatility, durability, and packability. Light enough for solo use, but powerful and stable enough for group use, this stove is compatible with numerous liquid fuels as well as gas canisters and therefore is a nice option for long or remote trips. Two of the stoves majors flaws, which may make you think twice before shelling out the more-than-modest cost, are the finicky leather pump cup and the propensity for clogging due to the small fuel jet hole diameter. While it has plenty of upsides, this is a stove that takes some maintenance. There are definitely less highly-engineered but comparably effective options out there.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season is a spacious, weather-protective, and lightweight option that is best for two or three people on any type of outdoor trip. The lighter weight for being such a protective and roomy tent makes this a great option for backpackers. Despite the inner dimensions being a bit small for 3 people, the adjustability of using canopy-only mode, big vestibules, and tall height of the tent allows for a spacious feel, making this a good option for two or three travelers.
The Tepui Awning is an easily transportable cover that protects against light wind and sun, but has various negative reviews that raise questions about the durability of this product. Despite being easy to install and bring with you on trips, the reports of faulty products arriving, damaged pieces being shipped, and not coming with anything to attach the awning to your roof-rack unfortunately make this not a great option.
The Marmot Lithium Sleeping Bag: 0 Degree Down is an extremely warm, comfortable, and lightweight bag with features like a two-way zip, draft tube, and durable outer layer. This is a beloved bag that works well in a variety of backpacking conditions. Despite some minor issues, this bag is a great choice for cold weather backpacking and can compress relatively well.
The Marmot Hydrogen Sleeping Bag: 30 Degree Down is a warm, comfortable, and easily-packable bag that provides a comfortable sleep in above and near-freezing temperatures. This bag provides ample comfort and a easy-to-use hood that will be suitable for most campers and backpackers out in mild temps.