Backpackers.com July 2017 Highlights — Headlamps, Sleeping Bags, and Sleeping Pads

Backpackers.com — From mountains to plains to sea, we’ve been sleeping under the stars this summer. Getting out of the city and into the fresh air is our permanent weekend plan — and weekday plan, if we’re lucky. Below you’ll find the sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and even a new headlamp we’ve awarded and recommended for three different Backpacker Types. The campfire is calling.

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Feathered Friends Egret Nano 20 Sleeping Bag

The Feathered Friends Egret Nano 20 is the Rolls Royce of sleeping bags. Accurate warmth, deluxe features, quality materials, and made the U.S. of A.

feathered friends egret nano 20 award

Read the full gear review of the Feathered Friends Egret Nano 20 to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Wilderness Backpacker.

Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp

Bright enough, ultralight, and basic in its design, the Princeton Tec Byte headlamp is an excellent budget choice for non-technical backpacking trips.

princeton tec byte award

Read the full gear review of the Princeton Tec Byte to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker and Wilderness Backpacker.

REI Camp Bed 3.5 Sleeping Pad

The REI Camp Bed 3.5 soothes a rock and roll sleeping soul. Super thick, leak-free, and easy to inflate. Wake up rejuvenated.

Read the full gear review of the REI Camp Bed 3.5 to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Car Camper.

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

The Sawyer Squeeze takes the chore of filtering water and turns it into a quick and easy process. Fill the bag, screw it on, and squeeze.

sawyer squeeze water filter award

Read the full gear review of the Sawyer Squeeze to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Wilderness Backpacker.

Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad

Laying on a cloud may seem like a luxury, but with the Klymit Insulated Static V sleeping pad, even a basic backpacker on a budget can experience such comfort.

klymit insulated static v award

Read the full gear review of the Klymit Insulated Static V to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Wilderness Backpacker.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad

If Therm-a-Rest is the Ferrari of sleeping pads, the NeoAir XTherm is their show stopper. The combination of warmth, durability, and weight is peerless.

therm-a-rest neoair xtherm award

Read the full gear review of the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.

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Jen Nelson

Jen hates dirt but loves hiking in Southern California. She has ticked 42 states, 5 continents and 28 countries off her bucket list. When she’s not checking grammar and coordinating gear drop offs for the Backpackers.com team, you can find her sailing the Channel Islands or taking her adorable dog Daphne to the beach. She believes chocolate is a food group and bungee jumping is better than sky diving. Check her out on Instagram.

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