Being Outdoors

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Tent or bivy for bikepacking

Tent or Bivy for Bikepacking? (Which one to choose?)

When it comes to bikepacking, there is a strong focus on minimalism. This means finding gear that can do multiple…

Best Binoculars for small faces

Top 5 Best Binoculars for Small Faces!

Unfortunately, when the eye pupils are not completely aligned with your binocular lenses, binoculars do not function correctly. For those…

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch More At Night?

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch More At Night? (What To Do!)

For most people, mosquito bites are more than just a nuisance; they’re incredibly itchy! And for some reason, this itchiness…

Are Nylon Backpacks Waterproof

Are Nylon Backpacks Waterproof? (How Waterproof is Nylon?)

Many backpacks are made of synthetic fabrics that are lightweight and durable, but their degree of water resistance varies. Nylon…

10 Best Cheap Lightweight Backpacks of 2023!

A good hiking backpack is an essential piece of gear for any hiker. There are many different backpacks on the…

70D vs. 210D vs. 420D vs. 600D vs. 1000D Nylon!

I recently wrote about the thinner nylon fabrics (from 10D to 40D) and how these are often used for weight-critical…

Quietest sleeping pads.

10 Quietest Sleeping Pads For Backpacking In 2023!

I admit it. I am a light sleeper and I hate when people are snoring or otherwise making noises during…

Is Nylon or Polyester Better for Rain Gear? (Explained!)

Modern rain jackets and rain pants can be made from several different materials, but most of these are derived from…

Is Polyester Warmer Than Down? (Answered With Data!)

If you are looking for a new jacket, blanket/duvet or sleeping bag, there are essentially two filling options to choose…

Is Dyneema or Nylon Better For Tents? (Answered!)

Dyneema is an artificial polymer just like nylon, but it has several fundamental differences. Both are plastics, but the manufacturing…