Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Sophie Anderson has written 27 posts for Ten Pound Backpack.

Best Women's Backpacking Sleeping Bag of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

When it comes to backpacking trips and climbing adventures, a good night's sleep is as important as a sturdy pair of boots. Women hikers and backpackers may have their unique preferences and needs, but one thing remains the same - the need for a reliable, cozy, and lightweight sleeping bag. Today, we are pretty stoked to introduce you to our top pick, the Western Mountaineering UltraLite, a bag...

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Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Attention to all outdoor adventurers, it is time to ready your gear for your next backpacking trip, and we are here to guide you in one of the crucial choices: a sleeping bag. Unarguably, the category's favorite is the Western Mountaineering UltraLite. Why, you may ask? This blog post details all the reasons for this ultimate choice.

From the warmth and temperature rating to its warmth-to-weight...

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Best Hydration Pack of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Welcome fellow adventurers, camping enthusiasts, and anyone ready to quench their thirst on the trail! Hydration is important on all your outdoor exploits, and a good hydration pack is an absolute must-have. Luckily, you're in the right place to find the best of the best, and after rigorous testing, we've found the Osprey Skarab 18 to be the frontrunner.

The Osprey Skarab 18 blew us away with...

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Best Women's Backpacking Backpack of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Ladies, let's break the stereotypical 'I'm just coming for the marshmallows' camping image and gear up for some serious backpacking adventures. Don't you just love splitting away from the mundane world and diving deep into nature's blissful serenity with nothing but your backpack for company? Yeah, we know you do! And that's exactly why we've rallied up this review of the best backpacking...

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Best Backpacking Backpack of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Welcome fellow adventure enthusiasts, to our take on the 'Best Backpacking Backpacks'. If you're one to heed the call of the wilderness, a durable, comfortable and aptly-sized backpack is not just an accessory, but a lifeline. And while there's a ton of options out there, we reckon the Osprey Atmos AG 65 takes the cake.

With its perfect blend of weight distribution, comfort, durability and...

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Best Backpacking Hammock of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

When it comes to the great outdoors, there's something truly magical about shedding off the weight of the world and swinging to sleep in a hammock that is nestled right in the heart of nature. With this post, we aim to make this experience even better for you by revealing the best of the best in the world of backpacking hammocks. Want to know the big winner? Say hello to the amazing Warbonnet...

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Best Camping Tent of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Step into the wild world of nature with the right gear - quality camping tents that will serve as your home away from home. When it comes to camping out under the stars, the North Face Wawona 6 stands out as a stellar option. It's like a cozy cabin in the woods, right there in your backpack! With its balance of size, stability, and ease of setup, it's easy to see why we're totally in love with...

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Best Hiking Gloves of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Hiking gloves, the unsung heroes of your outdoor outfit, often get overlooked. Yet, properly suiting up your hands does more than just keeping them warm and dry. Did you know, the right pair of gloves can also protect your hands from sunburn, blisters, and muscle strain? Our top pick, Outdoor Research Stormtracker Sensor Gloves, does all these and more. In this guide, we'll explore the...

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Best Women's Hiking Sandals of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

Nothing beats a scenic trek through nature, but even the most picturesque trail can become an arduous journey if your feet aren't happy. Lucky for you, we’ve done some serious footwork to find the best hiking sandals for women. Our top pick, the Chaco Z/Cloud 2, offers a blend of comfort, durability and traction that's sure to put a spring in your step.

We evaluated potential trail champions on...

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Best Women's Hiking Shoes of 2024

Sophie Anderson

Written by Sophie Anderson

A lifelong adventurer, Sophie has treaded every terrain from rocky cliffs to forest trails. She aims to spark a love for the outdoors in every reader.

When it comes to traversing the great outdoors, a reliable pair of hiking shoes is a must-have. Our top pick for 'Best Hiking Shoes for Women' is none other than the La Sportiva Spire GTX. This pair of shoes doesn’t just nip at the competition’s heels; it leaves them in the dust thanks to its top-notch traction, unrivalled footbed design support, excellent waterproofing and breathability,...

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