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Is 950 Fill Power Goose Down Worth the Money?

Several gear manufacturers now offer down coats and quilts with 950 fill power goose down insulation, It’s high-end stuff, but there’s still the lingering question whether it’s really worth paying a premium for 950 fill power goose down instead of 850 or 800 fill power down when the weight savings are so insignificant. Let me […]

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The Sea-to-Summit Air Chair Kit lets you repurpose your sleeping pad to create a chair

Lightweight Backpacking Chair Kits

I’m not a minimalist and while I believe in the value of lightweight backpacking gear, there’s something to be said for bringing a few creature comforts along on my trips once in a while. There are times when you want to be like Andrew Skurka’s “ultimate hiker” and times when you want to be the […]

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The ENO Synthetic Primaloft Underquilt on a Warbonnet Blackbird - when cooler weather rolls round, you need to add bottom insulation to a hammock to avoid Cold Butt Syndrome

ENO Vulcan Under Quilt Review

The ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) Vulcan Under Quilt is a full length quilt filled with synthetic Primaloft Synergy insulation and has an integrated perimeter suspension system that is compatible with any gathered end hammock. Rated for 35-45 degree weather, it’s priced at $174.95, which is expensive when compared to other synthetic full-length underquilts like the Enlightened Equipment […]

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