Winter is the time to plan for your summer backpacking away from home. Whether you’re spending a few months in Europe, the US, or elsewhere, there’s some essential things you need.
Below is a list of the best 5 backpacking products for the summer which you can find on Amazon. I’ve hand-picked those five based on my long travel experience, in Australia, south Asia, and some parts of Europe.
What’s the keyword in backpacking? “Backpack”. I’ve used cheap, poor quality packs and ended up with aches and pains through my body, which is why I decided to spend a bit of money on my own pack.
The North Face is one of the most popular brands for backpackers, and the Conness 82 Pack is great for month long trips into the unknown. It’s the little features that add up, such as the detachable lid and sleeping bag compartment. On Amazon, this pack sells for $328.90.
2) Merrell Men’s Chameleon 4 Mid Ventilator / Women’s Mattertal Hiking Boot
Backpackers do a lot of walking. I can’t count how many roads I’ve walked down, but it’s probably enough to be called a man. So, it’s good to look after your feet while travelling in a comfortable and supportive pair of shoes.
Plus, you never know what terrain you’re going to encounter. That’s why these pairs make the list. Keeping your feet comfortable, dry, and great for walking the city streets or hiking through the middle of no where, these Merrell boots will look after your feet. Both boots are on Amazon for around $200.
Sleeping bags are so useful when traveling. You may find yourself in a hostel where the blankets may have a smell to them, camping on the beach for a night or two, or stuck at a train station overnight.
Last trip I took, I didn’t take a sleeping bag and ended up looking at my friend with jealousy in my eyes as he slept in comfort. The Coleman Trinidad Warm-Weather Sleeping Bag will do you well on your travels, and it’s designed for the hotter months. This can be found on Amazon for $30.76.
Surely on your travels you’re not going to spend all your time in the city? You’re going to get out and see some wildlife, stay a night or two next to a beach, or spend the night in the middle of the bush somewhere. The Coleman Exponent Heka X2 Tent is very decent for the summer nights spent away from society.
Easy to put up, lightweight and including a repair kit, this is a very good option for a tent. It’s one that you’ll end up having in the background of your travel photos for years. On Amazon, the Coleman Exponent Heka X2 Tent is $299.26.
When backpacking, there’s quite a few useful things that are required by really come in handy. Things like bottle openers, screw drivers, knives, scissors, corkscrews and such.
The Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Champ XLT is a handy little thing to keep in your pocket. Especially when it comes to opening bottles. On Amazon, this goes for $209.99.
Recommended Summer Backpacking gear
North Face Conness 82 Pack!