Meghan

Meghan

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Meghan

Meghanwrote a review of on May 15, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My first sleeping pad ever was a Thermarest Trail Lite (women's). Every time I used that pad, I would wake up sore and never rested. After reading reviews I decided to give this one a try. I was hesitant to purchase because of the high cost, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

This pad is VERY comfortable and VERY warm. I am a side sleeper and I felt like I was on a regular air mattress and didn't feel the ground at all. Yes, the pad makes a "crinkle" noise, but once I laid on it, I didn't even notice. Not an issue at all. It packs down very small and is lightweight as well.

My boyfriend and I both have this pad and when we woke in the morning, both had lost a little air, but were still well inflated where you would never feel the ground. I think this is common with any air-type mattress.

Yes, this is one of the more costly pads, but worth the investment. I awoke warm, rested, and ready for the day ahead. Highly recommend.

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Meghanwrote a review of on November 18, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

***May 2013*** (4 stars) Overall I think these boots are great. I wanted a boot sturdy enough for backpacking and light enough for day hikes...these boots fit the bill. Over the course of 2 days, I backpacked 16 miles with about a 25 lb pack. I did get a bit of a hot spot near my ankle from the edge of the tongue of the boot and/or the metal lace gromet, but with a little relacing technique, I made it go away. I am thinking that once the boots get broken in a bit, this will go away. The boots are nicely padded and appear to be made well. My last boots were Salomon and they lasted about 15 years...I am hoping these do as well. Can't wait to hike more trails in them. I recommend them.

*** UPDATE*** 5-15-15
(Updated to 5 stars) I've done a couple more overnight backpacking trips and recently just got back from a week of hiking in the Smoky Mountains. These boots are GREAT. They seem to have broken in fully and no longer rub my ankle. As we were hiking I mentioned that I should buy another pair now, so when they wear out I'll have a spare (that's how much I like them!)

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Meghanwrote a review of on May 24, 2013

5 5

I enjoy camping year round and needed a bag that could keep me warm, but wasn't as confining as a true mummy bag. This bag is semi-rectangular which gives plenty of room to move around, yet still tapers at the bottom which helps with heat retention. The bag has great loft and is so "puffy" you feel like you're sleeping in a cloud. The full length zipper is great because you can vent the footbox if your feet get too warm. This bag kept me plenty warm in temps as low as 30 and have no doubt it would perform at lower temps. The stuff sack that comes with it is actually a stuff/compression sack which is an added bonus. The zip-off hood allows you to customize your bag if the temps aren't too cold...great feature not seen in other bags. Highly recomend this bag for car camping (too bulky/heavy for backpacking).

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