Sleep Easy: Find Your Perfect Gear

Whether you're looking to go ultralight or stay cool on a hot summer night, here's the gear that will help you sleep comfortably.

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REI 25+ (Courtesy photo)

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Big Agnes Dual Core (Courtesy photo)

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Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow (Courtesy photo)

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REI Bug Hug 1 (Courtesy photo)


Bag REI 25+ Radiant ($179; 25°F; 2 lbs. 5 oz.;

Pad Big Agnes Dual Core (25″x 78″x2.5″: $145; 3 lbs. 1 oz.;

Must-have Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow ($23; 9 oz.;


Bag Montbell UL Spiral Downhugger #3 ($229; 30°F; 1 lb. 3 oz.; for three-season use; Feathered Friends Lark ($420; 10°F; 2 lbs. 5 oz.; for cold climes

Pad Therm-a-Rest NeoAir, (20″x47″ x 2.5″: $120; 9 oz.)

Must-have Foam earplugs (try E-A-R brand; for those noisy shelter nights


Bag Lafuma X950 Pro ($120; 30°F; 2 lbs. 2 oz.; for down lovers; REI Polar Pod ($89; 25°F; 3 lbs. 12 oz.) for fans of synthetic fill

Pad Big Agnes Air Core (20″x 48″x2.5″: $45; 1 lb.) for comfort; Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest (20″x 72″x.6″: $25; 14 oz.) for rock-bottom price

Must-have Therm-a-Rest Trekker Pillowcase ($11; 2 oz.)


Bag Mountain Hardwear’s Banshee SL 0 ($500; 0°F; 3 lbs. 10 oz.; or Wraith SL ($610; -20°F; 4 lbs. 12 oz.)

Pad Pacific Outdoor Peak Oyl Aero Mountain (20″x 72″x1.5″: $120; 27 oz.;

Must-have Integral Designs Hot Socks ($45; 4.5 oz.;, plus a leakproof hot-water bottle.


Bag Cocoon Tropic Traveler-Silk ($140; 2 lbs.;

Pad Pacific Outdoor Ether Compact 6 (20″ x72″x2.5″: $53; 20 oz.)

Must-have REI Bug Hut 1 tent ($39; 1 lb. 1 oz.)

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