Hiking Gear

Hiking Gear 

Hiking is one of the most rewarding outdoor activities you can enjoy, and having the right gear on your journey can make a huge difference. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a novice traveller, having the proper equipment will ensure your trek is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Lightweight hiking gear is a must when going on a hiking trip to make the trip comfortable, and what is essential is that they are lightweight. With this comprehensive guide to outfitting your next outdoor adventure, you will be sure to make informed decisions when buying the best hiking gear in Australia.

What to Bring for Day Hiking?


So, what do you need to bring for your upcoming day hike? These items should be on your hiking checklist:

Lightweight hiking backpack

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Plenty of food along with a portable cooking set
  • Plenty of water, so it is vital to consider a good hydration pack
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass
  • First-aid kit
  • Knife or multi-tool


Novaprosports offers an ever-expanding range of essential, high-quality gear, including ultra-lightweight hiking tents, lightweight sleeping mats, outdoor hydration packs, lightweight inflatable air pillows, lightweight & compact sleeping bags, toiletries kits, lightweight hiking or backpacking bags, trekking poles, lanterns & headlights, and more. In addition, our hiking gear collection showcases essential outdoor gear, tools, and things the Novaprosports team thinks are necessary for a good hiking or camping experience besides our unique hiking tents. So make your night's stay in the wilderness as comfortable as possible while not significantly compromising the weight of your hiking backpack. They are also designed to be set up very quickly & compact when packed up to save valuable space in your lightweight hiking backpack. 

They may be on our camping essentials page if you are looking for smaller accessories or toiletries. Also, don't forget to check other goodies on our sleeping bags and sleeping mats page.

Sleeping Bags


The sleeping bag is a sleeping insulation device, covering or a quilt that can be closed with a zipper or similar to form a tube to allow a person to sleep inside. It functions as a lightweight and portable bedding for a person who sleeps outdoors in the wilderness while doing activities like hiking and camping. Sometimes it comes with gadgets like sleeping bag liners, sleeping mats and light accessories. The lightweight sleeping bag provides maximum warmth in cold weather like snow camping and helps vent heat on warm nights and under different temperature ratings. This will ensure you have a good night's sleep during your camping trip. Check out our guide on the top 5 reasons the sleeping bag should be on your camping gear online list.


Types of Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags come in different sizes, from the small ones that can fit in the palm of your hand to the large ones that are almost as big as a person's. In addition, they come in various colours, sizes and styles. Some are designed for colder climates, and some for warmer weather camping. They are usually made from synthetic materials that do not absorb water quickly, provide warmth and keep the body heat. There are many hiking sleeping bags on the market, like mummy sleeping bags, lightweight synthetic sleeping bags, thick ultralight winter down sleeping bags, semi-rectangular sleeping bags, summer sleeping bags, and mountaineering sleeping bags. Mummy-shaped sleeping bags are considered the best among others. When using a mummy-shaped sleeping bag, you also roll over with the bag when sleeping rather than turning inside it. This sleeping bag shape is ideal for camping, hiking and long-distance trekking in cold weather.

So when choosing the right sleeping bag for your next backpacking trip, consider these different styles and shapes. Choose the one that fits your adventure trip, can be lightweight, and provides warmth and excellent insulation. At Novapro Sports, we stock the best lightweight sleeping bags made of highly synthetic and quality materials to make out your outdoor camping or hiking experience.



Whether planning an overnight hike or a multi-day camping expedition, having reliable and comfortable hiking equipment is essential. One item that should top your list is a quality tent. Hiking tents are designed to keep you safe, warm, and dry while allowing you to experience the beauty of nature in comfort. From rugged one-person models for solo adventurers to more extensive options for groups, there's something perfect for everyone. 

When shopping around for a new tent, it is essential to consider your individual needs and preferences. Many hikers prefer lightweight tents that don't weigh them down when they have long treks ahead. Others might prioritise durability over weight savings or want to invest in a tent with plenty of interior space to sleep comfortably through the night. 

When selecting, paying close attention to each tent's features is also crucial. Ensure the design includes enough ventilation and rain protection to stay comfortable during wet weather conditions, and add storage areas and pockets for all your supplies and personal items. Many more expensive models offer additional features such as built-in LED lighting systems or extra-strength fabric construction – perfect for adventurers who need their gear to stand up against extreme wind or harsh weather conditions they may encounter on their journey. 

Camping Cookware

Hiking cookware can be lightweight and durable enough to withstand the rigours of outdoor adventure. But with so many different types, finding the perfect set for your needs can be difficult. Here are some tips on how to pick out the ideal hiking cookware set for your next outdoor excursion.

The material of your hiking cookware should withstand heavy use and extreme temperatures and be lightweight and compact enough to fit in a backpack. Some popular materials include titanium, aluminium, stainless steel, cast iron, ceramic-coated metal, and non-stick pans. Each type has pros and cons concerning weight, durability, cooking performance, heat retention/distribution, maintenance demands, and cost. Research each material before purchasing to determine which fits your budget and needs best. 

Next, the size of your cookware will depend on how many people you plan on feeding while camping. Larger groups require larger sets, while smaller sets are typically reserved for solo travellers or pairs. If you carry all your gear in a backpack or other small container, look for ultra-lightweight options that won't take up much space or add too much weight compared to heavier metals like cast iron. 

Lastly, modern camping cookware often comes with additional features like lids with vented holes for boiling water faster without losing steam; pour spouts that make liquid transfers safe; folding handles that make pots easier to store; foldable grills that fit into small spaces; removable skillets for flame heating; silicone sleeves that increase heat resistance when handling hot pots; detachable windscreens that protect flames from solid winds; storage bags; etc. All these features can help enhance user experience while cooking outdoors, so look into what each set offers before purchasing one.  

Hiking Lamps

Hiking lamps are essential camping equipment that can distinguish between a successful and a difficult journey. Regarding hiking lamps for your next outdoor adventure, there are three main types: headlamps, hand-held flashlights, and lanterns. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages depending on your needs. 


A headlamp is designed to be worn on the head, freeing up both hands for tasks like setting up camp or navigating trails. Headlamps typically come with adjustable straps to fit comfortably on any size head. They offer bright, long-lasting light that is easy to direct in any direction while keeping both hands free. The downside is that they can be uncomfortable after long periods of wear and require batteries for power. 

Hand-Held Flashlights 

Hand-held flashlights are lightweight, convenient options for smaller tasks such as finding items in a backpack or searching for something dropped on the trail. Many models also double as a lantern, ideal for lighting larger spaces at campsites. However, hand-held flashlights are unsuitable if both hands need to be free since they require one hand to hold them steady while illuminating objects. 


Lanterns provide a bright light source over a large area, making them great for illuminating tents or common areas around campsites. Many models now have rechargeable batteries, making them more environmentally friendly than traditional propane gas lanterns. The downside is that they tend to be bulky and heavy, which makes them impractical for carrying long distances during hikes. 




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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is considered "ultralight" in hiking?

"Ultralight" in hiking is a style of losing unnecessary weight by hiking with lightweight gear. It emphasizes carrying the lightest and least amount of hiking gear. Although no technical standards exist, and it entirely depends on each person's preference whether to take some items or leave the others, some hikers consider the initial base weight of ultralight hiking gear is less than 5 KG. So, the hiker might go for less or more depending on their discernment, knowledge & experience to survive on the hiking trail.

What are the "big four" gear that you must bring for hiking?

There are four essential items you must bring in your hiking trip as follows: (1) Backpack - It is vital to carry your hiking gear. A good one is made of high-quality material, has a simple design, and supports a carry load range of around 45 Kg. (2) Hiking Tent - It is your shelter in the wilderness. Ultralight tents can save weight, are easy to set up, and give more protection in harsh weather. (3) Sleeping Bag - It protects you and keeps you warm. (4) Sleeping Mat - Its insulating properties give you comfort and protection.

How to choose the right hiking gear?

There are essential factors you have to consider when choosing the right hiking gear as follows: (1) Define the kind of hiking you plan to do. (2) Determine the hike duration to decide on the type of hiking gear to pack. (3) Hiking distance and trail ascending help determine how light your pack should be. (4) Get to know more about the technical difficulty of the hiking terrain. (5) Choose the ultralight, high-quality material, and easy-to-set-up and dismantle hiking gear to help you smoothly enjoy your hiking trip.