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Packable Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best for summer and ultralight hiking, this pack is a bargain, even at EMS list price of $40. Can hold a maximum of 25 lbs, although you will be happier at 15 to 19 lbs. The material is tougher than it looks, the seams are properly stitched, and the value is awesome, for a 25L (1500 cu in) 9 ounce pack. I used it in March for a two-day /one-night 30-mile R/T on the Appalachian Trail, the weekend that many NB thru-hikers were starting. It held up well and I even had a 20-degree down bag / 2 pound… Full review

Hobo Sleeping Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars The EMS Hobo pad rolls up very small and is very lightweight. I have camped with it for 60+ nights. It is not the largest or thickest sleeping pad, but I find it very comfortable. I like the EMS Hobo pad a lot. It is long, which I like because my feet don't hang off the bottom (I am 6'). It rolls up very small. You simply roll it up or fold it in half lengthwise and then roll it so it rolls into a cylinder roughly 8" X 8" X 1". When I unpack the Hobo pad after it has been fully deflated I manually… Full review

Velocity 1 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Exceptional 1-person tent. I must say I was a little skeptical at first when I purchased this tent. What turned me on to this tent is the shoulder width. If you're like me and have broad shoulders, trying to squeeze in a 1-person super light shelter with a 26" maximum width can be somewhat of an uncomfortable pain in the butt. With the EMS Velocity 1, you are able to rest in reasonable comfort with a shoulder width max of 35". That is close to an extra 5" on either side when compared to other tents… Full review

Velocity 2 Tent

rated 3 of 5 stars Too short for anyone over 6' and too narrow for all but the most intimate couples. I bought this tent a few years ago. While it did the job, it is one of my least favorite backpacking tents.  The packed Velocity 2 is the green bag strapped to my pack.  The setup tent looks a bit like a horseshoe crab. WEIGHT At 69.7oz (without the footprint), the Velocity 2 is far from lightweight. In fact, it weighs nearly as much as my old 3-person dome tent, but with less room. INTERIOR SPACE Over the past… Full review

Velocity 2 Tent

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Beautiful looking tent with a major design flaw in the zippers / mesh. Caution! The tent is beautiful looking, lightweight, and sets up and takes down easily. The problem? You have to be so careful with the zippers. They are prone to catching the mesh from the tent and after very few uses, I've managed to rip holes in the mesh (one is about 3 inches long). This is a real pity. I've used many tents (EMS, Nemo, LL Bean) and have never had this issue to this extent. It is a design flaw, and I'm waiting… Full review

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