Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Pads

NEMO Forte 35 Synthetic Sleeping Bag Review

NEMO Forte 35 Sleeping Bag Review

The NEMO Forte 35 is an affordable, lightweight, Primaloft synthetic-fill sleeping bag with a “spoon” shape for people who don’t like the draftiness of a quilt nor the confined feeling of a mummy bag. The NEMO Forte has lots of unique features and interesting design elements. Ultimately, we believe the …

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Air Mattress Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad is an updated version of the original stem-valve NeoAir UberLite pad, featuring Therm-a-Rest’s new Winglock Valve, which can be used as a one-way (non-leaking) valve during inflation and a two-way valve during deflation. The NeoAir UberLite is the lightest and most compact pad Therm-a-Rest …

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Nunatak Arc UL 20 Three-Season Quilt Review

Nunatak Arc UL 20 Quilt Review

The Nunatak Arc UL 20 Quilt is a thoughtfully-designed, lightweight three-season quilt. While fairly expensive at $425, its features and execution make it worth every penny. There are a number of quilts out there that cost a good $150 less than this one, but many of them lack premium features …

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NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad Review

NEMO Tensor UL Insulated Sleeping Pad Review

The NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad is a lightweight insulated air mat that’s available in a wide variety of lengths and widths. It’s undergone substantial improvement since we last reviewed it a few years ago including a new flat 2-way valve, new insulation, reduced weight, and inclusion of an inflation …

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Sleeping Pad R Values

Sleeping Pad R Values

A Sleeping Pad R-Value measures a sleeping pad’s ability to prevent heat loss (to the ground) when you lie on it at night. Pads with higher R-values do this more effectively than pads with lower R-values. R-value isn’t a measure of warmth per se, but of a pad’s ability to …

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