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The Therm-a-Rest Technical Blanket can be attached to a sleeping pad and has a drawstring around the neck to seal in warmth.

Technical Camping Blankets from Nemo and Therm-a-Rest

Before sleeping bags became popular, backpackers and campers used to sleep outdoors with wool blankets. Some still do. But for warm weather camping, there’s definitely something to be said for using a blanket filled with synthetic insulation rather than a more constrictive sleeping bag or liner. In addition to providing all the comforts of home, synthetic […]

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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 Searcheswilderness technology sleeping pad reviewkumoSleeping pad comparison

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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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