The other options involve a bit more suffering.
Solo backpacking is best done when everything plays in your favor. The temperatures are warm enough that you don't have to worry about frostbite, and the weather isn't battling you with winds and rain. All your camping gear is hyperlight so you can move as fast as you want to; gear like the Helium Solo Sleeping Bag, which is Mountain Equipment's lightest option for summer treks. Stuffed with 700-fill down insulation, the Helium Solo packs small, weighs less than a pound, and keeps you warm in high altitudes when you're trying to beat the heat.
- Mountain Equipment's lightest sleeping bag for summer backpacking
- 700-fill down is light, lofty, and highly packable
- Helium 20 shell is ultralight and extremely breathability
- Weight-savings alpine fit with ergonomic hood and footbox
- Item #MEQ006Q
[regular] 75in [x-large] 81in
European Norm Comfort Rating
European Norm Lower Limit Rating
9 x 4 x 3in
[regular] 15oz [x-large] 26oz