Lightweight Sleeping Gear for Hikers and Backpackers


Australia is chock full of excellent backpacking and hiking locations for daring adventurers. From Fremantle and Rottnest Island in Perth to Melbourne’s St. Kilda and the Great Ocean Road, there are many routes for you to take. Backpackers know that when trekking out in the great outdoors, you need to stay on your feet and pack light. This is why most hikers spend a good deal of their time at camping shops in search of lightweight sleeping gear. Here are a few suggestions you can consider if you want to hike and sleep comfortably outdoors.

Foam Mats or Pads

Foam gives great cushion for when you have to sleep on the hard ground. They may not be as comfy as inflatable mattresses or air beds but they make up for it in lightness. They are quite durable, puncture-proof and they make great insulators to keep you warm. They are available in various sizes and thickness. You can readily sling it over your backpack.
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