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Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight convertible pants, good range of sizes, held up well in my case. In contrast to Bill H.'s experience, these held up well for me over 25 days on the JMT, including various side trips on rough Sierra granite. I have the khaki colored ones and got them filthy a couple times over, but they washed out nicely, with only a few spots of pine pitch as lingering memories. The fabric is light and cool, better for California than Norwegian conditions. It dries quickly -- on a few hot days I lay… Full review

Travel Sack +55

rated 3 of 5 stars 50 dollar sleeping bag, decent warmth, good liner bag in my opinion. Warmth: The bag does keep you warm, on a 50-60 degree night with a shorts and t-shirt on it is perfect for me. I'm a cold sleeper, so maybe I'm not the best judge for warmth. Comfort/Enter/Exit: As far as comfort goes, I love the feeling of polyester taffeta, soft smooth nice on the skin. Length is 78, hip width is 53 and shoulder is 60 (all in inches), which happens to fit me perfectly, I'm 6'2" 230 pounds. the hood works well… Full review

Relax Air Bed

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to use, durable, comfortable, just a tad expensive. I bought this for my wife and me while car camping. We have two Big Agnes Q-Core pads that we have been using for both backpacking and car camping, and they are a pain to set up (I use the BA Pumphouse to inflate them), roll up, keep clean, and make sure they are taken care of well, as they are a bit delicate. They are pretty comfortable, as reviews will attest to, but they make some compromises. So, for car camping trips, we decided it would… Full review

Mars 80

rated 5 of 5 stars You can disappear for seven days with this very comfortable pack without leaving any gear behind. Great Pack. I have used this on a 50-mile trip hiking the north loop in Glacier National Park and a 38-mile trip on the AT in North Carolina. I carried six days worth of food on both trips. I tend to bring  a lot of unnecessary gear, chairs, hammock, electronics, and a big first aid kit. The Glacier trip I carried 65 pounds without discomfort and had to scramble a couple of times. Pack feels like a… Full review

Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ha! Just read the full review ; ) Purchased the Kingdom 6 online 5 years ago. Lived in it for 2 summers+autumns until the snow stuck (late oct in sw co). following are a mess of messages i sent a friend regarding this tent: Thought the 2 (main tent structure) panels of screen would make it difficult to keep the warmth in, but banked it up with some straw on the sides and was cozy!..especially love (besides being able to stand in it), the 2 'walls' that meet across the center forming 2 rooms. and… Full review

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