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August 6, 2021
No matter what type of expedition you plan to do, two thoughts often enter the minds of adventurers: What you want to bring VS What you really need to bring. Here are 3 tips to save space in your backpack and avoid this inner conflict.
There’s no doubt that the compression bag is a hiking, trekking, camping and canoe-camping enthusiast’s best friend, as it allows for tons of room for packing as many clothes as the bag can handle.
It comes in all sizes, ranging from 8 liters to 30 liters. Compression bags can also be used to separate clean clothes from dirty ones or to effectively organize your clothes: tops in a bag, undergarments in another bag, etc… It can also significantly reduce the amount of space your sleeping bag takes.
Do not make the mistake of putting together many outfits. Instead of bringing the only fuchsia shirt that goes perfectly with your grey pants, opt for a blue shirt that goes fabulously with your grey pants, beige shorts and black bathing suit.
Complementary and versatile clothing is key. A swimsuit that doubles as shorts, an athletic bra that dries quickly and can be used as a bikini top, pants that turn into shorts, a shirt that can serve as both a light jacket and chic top, a light t-shirt that will serve as your pajamas and top for the day, etc. The different ways of wearing clothes are as numerous as the selection of functional pieces offered at SAIL. The essentials of the Borealis collection are ideal for dressing you wherever you want to go.
However, make sure that they adapt well to the temperature and your type of outing (for example, camping in the forest in the fall does not require you to bring the same clothes as a three-day mountain hike in the spring), and prioritize bringing polyester clothing and merino wool: lighter, comfortable options and easy to dry.
Unless you’re going for a trek in the mountains for several days, you really won’t be needing a -40 degree sleeping bag. Heat means more weight, so prepare adequately.
Instead, opt for a lighter three-season bag that will ensure maximum comfort without taking up extra space at the bottom of your bag.
Before leaving, shop for a backpack and gear up for adventure by visiting the outdoor section of our website.