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The Campsaver Ultralight 30 Down Sleeping Bag is filled with 10.8 ounces of 850 fill power goose down.

Campsaver Ultralight 30 Down Sleeping Bag Review

The online retailer, Campsaver, has started to manufacture and sell their own branded men’s and women’s mummy bags and hoodless sleeping bags, including the Campsaver Ultralight 30 Down Sleeping Bag, filled with 850 fill power goose down. Priced at just $299.95, it’s an excellent value (see table below) relative to other sleeping bags with the […]

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The Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL is a hoodless warm weather sleeping bag.

Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL Sleeping Bag Review

The Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL is a lightweight hoodless sleeping bag that only weighs 20 ounces. Perfect for summer or lightweight backpacking, the Pitchpine is insulated with highly compressible 850 fill power Downtek treated down which is more resistant to moisture and faster drying than untreated down feathers. The Pitchpine 45 SL is a Big Agnes […]

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My boring gray Therm-a-rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad "in action."

What is the Best Backpacking Sleeping Pad?

What kind of sleeping pad to you use on backpacking trips? A self-inflating air mattress, like a Therm-a-Rest Prolite? An inflatable sleeping pad like a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite? A closed cell foam sleeping pad, like the Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest or Therm-a-rest Z-Lite? Please leave a comment. Most Popular Searchesnewsultralight 50 liter backpackwhat is the best light […]

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Camping with the Exped Synmat Winterlite Sleeping Pad

Exped SynMat Winterlite Sleeping Pad Review

The long-awaited Exped SynMat Winterlite insulated sleeping pad is now available at major outdoor retailers, including REI. This is a very lightweight, high R-value sleeping pad (R-Value = 4.9) that is warm enough for camping on snow, in addition to three season use. Mummy-shaped, the SynMat Winterlite is filled with a synthetic microfiber insulation which is […]

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When you're too warm, you can fold the quilt part of the Backcountry Bed down, just like you would with a blanket in your bed at home.

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 Fill Power, 3-Season Sleeping Bag

The Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed is unlike any sleeping bag ever made. Part sleeping bag, part quilt, part top bag, part bed, it combines the thermal efficiency of a mummy-style sleeping bag with the comfort and freedom of a quilt sleeping system. Available in two different  models, one insulated with 650 fill power DriDown (two season) […]

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Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket, RailRiders EcoMesh Pants, La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Shoes

SectionHiker’s Top Hiking and Backpacking Gear Picks

A number of you asked me to publish my top hiking and backpacking gear picks, so I’ve pulled together a list of my favorite gear. I’ve been using most of it for years and it’s the kind of stuff I’ll replace when it wears out. While a lot of the gear listed below is ultralight or […]

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