Tent, mattress, sleeping bag
We choose the Big Agnes Ultralight tent after a long search period, because it’s a comfy 3 person tent and not hitting even 2 kg. It was not so much extra so we decided on the led lights version, and we already fell in love with it in our first wild camping session. Also it has a nice stealth colour, which can be pretty handy with our way of camping. With the extra footprint we can put it up in heavy rain without the inner layer getting wet, or use it as a tarp if we choose to use our double hammock.
Alan’s sleeping pad is a Therm-a-rest NeoAir Xlite, which proved ok even in zero degrees. At first I used a cheap one from Decathlon, but after almost freezing to death I gave in to get a Therm-a-rest too. I managed to catch a nice sale so I bought the thicker Xtherm version, which is also great on a snowy ground. These pads are really light, and usually sturdy enough compared to that, unless you’re unlucky enough to put them on a thorny base. One thing is for sure, next time we are not compromising on sturdiness and choose something else than an air mattress.
A good sleeping bag has to be warm, tightly packable and lightweight. From these three points, the cheaper synthetic types can only tick maximum one, the more expensive ones probably too, and since we are planning a lot of hikes, we need compact stuff. Duck or goose down sleeping bags are ideal choice if we consider these necessities, and we both have a German brand called Yeti. We already tried them and they can be closed up together, so it can be used as a big double blanket or common sleeping bag