When Men’s Health editors tested dozens of pieces of outdoor gear over the course of a month for the 2019 Outdoor Awards, one overarching principle quickly became apparent: The important innovations aren’t in new types of gear (Turns out a sleeping bag with arms and legs isn’t a slumber revelation—it’s just a puffy jumpsuit for not having sex in) but in new ways of making fundamental gear more lightweight and easier to transport and set up (Are tents almost too easy to set up now?). There’s so much at stake when you’re outside that everything has to perform, and, more importantly, everything has to have a clear purpose.
Klymit, a comfort innovator in advanced outdoor technology, adds three new sleeping pads to its award-winning Static series. The Static V Luxe SL, Insulated Static V Luxe, and Static V Long are all lightweight, luxury sleeping pads.
Camping involves sleeping on the ground a lot of the time, so it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable. There have been countless times where I woke up with a stiff neck or back after a night camping. However, I have found this simple formula to be true when planning outdoor adventures. Good food plus good sleep equals a great campout. That’s why finding the most comfortable and reliable sleeping gear for camping is important. Here are some products that can help you achieve the balance of good food and good sleep on your next outing.
When you lose sleep, your brain doesn’t function the way it should — a good night’s rest is essential for a clear mind. According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), the structure of the brain is in a drastically different state during sleep, helping you to store memories and clear out toxic molecules that are developed throughout the day. This is why investing in the right gear for peaceful sleep is critical for anyone, and this goes for sleeping gear for camping, too.