Travel Gear Continued…

Cabin Zero 44L Backpack

If you’re a frequent flyer and want to make the maximum out of your cabin luggage without paying for anything extra, go for this backpack. Particularly designed for air-travel its 55cm x 40cm x 20cm dimension that fits into all cabin regulations so you could go with 100% carry on all the time. The weight of the bag is moreover only 760g which means you can add more things to it and still not go overweight.

Its zippers open on 3 sides of the bag so you don’t have to yank everything out just like a lot of hiking backpacks which are top-loading only. It moreover works like a backpack when you wear it and as a suitcase when you put it down.


Quechua Arpenaz 1+1 Tent

If you are looking for a cheap, lightweight, easy to set-up-and-pack sort of tent, look no further than Quechua Arpanez 2-men tent. After all, it is Quechua’s most selling camping product, and there’s a reason for it. I used this tent personally for many years, camping in as low as -10-degree calcius and under harsh wind and it never disappointed.

If you’re a casual camper, and are not going for extreme mountaineering, I would recommend this product. And speaking of the price and the many other confusing options out there, “at this price tag, you won’t get such a product anywhere else”.


Quechua S15 Sleeping Bag

Quechua S15 Light sleeping bag is ideal for camping, but again for a casual user. It’s lightweight, waterproof, and is compact to carry while hiking or trekking in the Himalayas. I’ve tested it in -10 degree in Chandratal and other places in Ladakh and Spiti valley and it worked just well.

I know there are a number of options available out there, definitely, enough to leave you confused about which sleeping bag to go for, but trust my 2 years of occasional (and solo) camping stint in different climates, and just go for it. This sleeping bag is only going to keep you warm, no matter what.