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The Nanoloft is as tough as it is cozy. That’s because the blanket’s made with ripstop fabric and recycled NanoLoft filling that insulates just like down. Plus, it packs down into a stuff sack, so it’s an inconspicuous companion.

One of our favorite adventure blankets in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide, the Original Puffy “is the Cadillac of backcountry quilts,” according to our testers. It’s weather-resistant and packs into the included stuffsack. As an added bonus, the synthetic insulation makes it machine washable.

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When the Switchback first came on the market last year, we crowned it the best budget sleeping pad. It uses two types of foam with different densities and specially-designed raised spikes to give optimal comfort and warmth.

The Air Core Insulated sleeping pad offers a 4.1 R-value, with a comfort range down to 15 degrees. Complete with a ripstop nylon outer and stuffed with a thin layer of PrimaLoft insulation, it’s a durable multi-season pad for those chilly nights under the stars.

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For a technical but luxurious adventure blanket, look no further than the Proton. Outside tester Graham Averill highlighted it in his camp blanket test because of its many features, such as a waterproof shell, synthetic insulation, and a heat reflective coating.

Our travel editors have been preaching the good word of the Trtl pillow for years. A unique take on the classic doughnut-shaped neck pillow, the Trtl is far more comfortable because you can adjust it to support your neck in any position.

Contributor Bryan Rogala called the Comfort Plus one of the most comfortable pads you can buy in his roundup of Outside-approved camp sleep gear. Credit the hundreds of air-sprung cells that distribute pressure evenly across the pad.

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