Kelty Cosmic 40 Sleeping Bag Review

Poised to provide an aggressive balance between price, weight and performance, the Kelty Cosmic 40 is a lightweight down sleeping bag that retails for just $130. This is my review: … More Kelty Cosmic 40 Sleeping Bag Review

Thermarest Auriga Down Blanket Review

Ultralight doesn’t always have to result in the sacrifice of comfort. Sometimes, ultralight equipment can both improve comfort and reduce pack weight. The Auriga from Thermarest is one such example. How does it make it happen? The magic here is in the simplicity of it’s design, paired with the elimination of unnecessary materials (material and insulation … More Thermarest Auriga Down Blanket Review

Helly Hansen Verglas Down Insulator Review

The Verglas Down Insulator from Helly Hansen is a light weight, down jacket designed for staying warm in low activity times around camp, or for being out and about when the weather turns. About the Verglas The Verglas comes loaded with 700 fill down to provide loft and warmth. It’s constructed from a lightweight Pertex ripstop … More Helly Hansen Verglas Down Insulator Review

Nemo Nocturne 15 Sleeping Bag, Initial Impressions

The new Nemo Nocturne sleeping bags just showed up, and they’re looking great. Normally I just wait until I do my vigorous testing to post a review, but I’ll have to wait a while to properly test the sleeping bag in the appropriate temperatures (15 degrees) here in Tennessee. That being said, I’m pretty excited about … More Nemo Nocturne 15 Sleeping Bag, Initial Impressions

Sierra Designs Stretch DriDown Hoody Review

The Sierra Designs Stretch Dridown hoodie is designed to move when you move. Instead of firm, stretch-less nylon, the jacket is built using a nylon/spandex blend so that you gain mobility and comfort, without sacrificing weight or dependability. The stitching is also a stretchable material which gives the jacket extra give when you need it. … More Sierra Designs Stretch DriDown Hoody Review