Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Pads

Big Agnes AXL Air Sleeping Pad Review

Big Agnes AXL Air Sleeping Pad Review

The Big Agnes AXL Air sleeping pad is a warm weather ultralight sleeping pad (mummy or full size) that beats the pants off the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite in terms of comfort and compressibility when packed. But it takes a lot of effort to inflate by mouth and you’ll definitely want …

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Warbonnet Wookie Hammock Underquilt Review

Warbonnet Wookie Underquilt Review

The Warbonnet Wookie is a down-filled hammock underquilt that’s super easy to set up and eliminates the need to adjust with a underquilt suspension system, which is the nemesis for many first-time underquilt users. That’s because the Wookie doesn’t have a traditional underquilt suspension, but works more like a fitted bed …

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The Gossamer Gear SitLight Sit Pad Review

The Gossamer Gear sit light pads provides a clean place to sit when cooking dinner.

All of Gossamer Gear’s ultralight backpacks include a SitLight Sit Pad that can be used as a seat during rest breaks or in camp. The foam pad slides into two elastic pad sleeves on the pack of the back to provide cushioning and enhance ventilation. It can also be quickly removed and used as …

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Superior Hammock Insulated Hammock Review

Superior Hammock makes an insulated hammock where the down insulation is sewn onto the back of the hammock.

Superior Hammock is a new cottage gear manufacturer based in Minnesota that makes fully integrated hammock shelter systems. Their flagship product is a gathered-end hammock that has the down-filled insulation sewn directly onto it instead of being packaged as a separate underquilt. Weighing 36 ounces (including carabiners and tree straps), …

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Therm-a-rest Ridge Rest Solar Sleeping Pad

Therm-a-Rest Ridgerest closed cell sleeping pads have been around for a long time and are a favorite with many hikers. They’re also one of the least expensive, highest value foam pads you can buy. The RidgeRest SOLite is basically a classic RidgeRest sleeping pad, with a silver heat reflective coating painted …

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Lightweight Backpacking Chair Kits

Lightweight Camping 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 …

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