Camping is a very popular outdoor activity for nature lovers and freedom seekers. However, to fully enjoy this experience, it is important to be well equipped. Lightness and strength are ultra important features in your choice of tents and mattresses for multi-day hiking trips. Every ounce less in your backpack during the day saves you effort and possible back pain. In this article, we'll take a look at the MSR Freelite 2 tent and Therm-a-Rest mattresses, two essential pieces of camping equipment for a comfortable night's sleep in the great outdoors.

tente msr et matelas thermarest


The Freelite 2 MSR tent: an ultra-light, 3-season, semi-self-supporting tent

You surely know the iconic MSR Hubba tent, it is still available for fans! However, the Freelite 2 tent comes to challenge this one with an ultra light weight of only 910 g (2 lbs) without sacrificing the space of the tent. The interior and exterior of the tent have been designed to be as practical as possible during your bivouacs. Storage space, ventilation, sturdy zippers, quick and easy setup, and waterproofing are just some of the features of the MSR Freelite 2.

If you are looking for a practical, durable and lightweight tent, the Freelite 2 is for you.

tente freelite 2 msr

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir mattresses: optimized for spring/summer 2023

These are the best selling Therm-a-Rest mattresses of last season, already very good the NeoAir XLite 3 season mattress and the NeoAir XTherm 4 season mattress have been updated for 2023 to be even better than before!

Considered one of the most popular pieces of equipment in the outdoor world, the NeoAir XLite returns in 2023 warmer, thicker and quieter than its predecessor! With an R-value of 4.5 and an additional 1.2 cm of loft, the XLite is an even better choice for comfort-conscious hikers and those who want to travel light. With 83% less noise than its predecessor, the new XLite NXT is designed to give you and your camping buddies a truly peaceful night's rest. The XLite NXT has been redesigned to offer even more warmth without any extra weight, making this mattress a must-have for three-season adventures.

The NeoAir NXT update also re-launches the beloved XTherm with an improved R-value of 7.3, making it the warmest hiking air mattress on the market today. Therm-a-Rest has added 1.2 cm of loft to the XTherm while reducing the weight for each size, making this mattress a dream for cold weather hiking.

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In short, choosing a good mattress and a lightweight tent is key to living the adventure to the fullest with all the comfort you need.

Product expert advice:

These new Therm-a-rest mattresses are really bluffing because of their thickness, comfort and lightness. You won't feel it in your backpack but I assure you that you will sleep like a log. The best part is that there are sizes for all body types. Not having your feet sticking out is still better!

Nicolas - Trekking Product Expert

About Nicolas: "Passionate about the sea and the mountains and a great travel fan, I particularly enjoy surfing, trail riding, biking and snowboarding in winter."