I’m not a materialistic guy. Over the years I have evolved from buying cheap gear many times to buying sturdy, qualitative gear once and taking good care of it – much of the gear I’m using, I have been using for several years already. 2018 was a year of hiking the Laugavegur trail, my canceled attempt to hike the GR20 and many many hours of gear testing and tweaking of my favorite pieces of gear (also, see my different packing lists for my hikes).
Note: Also see my other packing lists from trails like Laugavegur (Iceland), GR20 (Corsica) and Kumano Kodo (Japan) and my favorite gear for my business trips.
So here are my favorite pieces of gear for hiking in 2019 (in no particular order):
- Sea-to-summit e-vent compression bags (my review). I dedicated a whole separate post on these works of genius. Compression bags do not only keep your clothing, sleeping bag and tent dry but also compress its size to a minimum. Two hyper-super essential qualities for multi-day hikes in one.
What are your 2019 favorites?