is it possible to get this smaller than 10 x 19 or should i think about going with a down bag for Yukon winter trip.
You can see the little "sippy" opening on the lid which makes it great for enjoying a warm drink while still keeping the heat in. Neoprene helps insulate the bowl/cup even more.
This is my first cookset specifically designed to be used in the field and I can't believe how small it packs down to, not to mention how light it is. For forty bucks its a great deal.
Just a couple of pics of my new soloist set. Can't wait to use it in the field.
are these good for rocky or frozen ground??
anyone have experience trying to pound these into tough ground??
would these be better for rocky or frozen ground than the north face (v shape, 10pk) listed on this site??
I bought a whisperlite about a year ago and I think it has an old pump, it doesn't look like the one in the picture, it has a small aluminum dial for flow control not the big red plastic knob, and it has two plastic white tubes and doesn't have the right angle like the one in the pic. Am I right, do I have an old pump?? and if so is there any way I can get msr to replace it with a new one??
Even if it is an old one is there any reason for me to upgrade the one I've got (works fine by the way)?? I only cook simple meals that require boiling water, oatmeal, tea, pasta side dishes etc.
can this (or any other sigg for that matter) be used as a fuel bottle for my whisperlite?? or just storage for fuel??
what are the actual dimensions of this??
all the vents are independent and can be zipped closed, you can seal up the tent completely from the elements.
two vents on the roof, one on the door, one at the back overlooking the real vestibule, and two on either side = tons of venting options.
does this put out too much heat to be used inside a tent?? with the proper ventilation being used of course. what lantern do you suggest to use in a tent, if any??thanks
yeah I don't get that either, it must be a mistake. I bought mine in dec/08 and it was about 7.6lbs with everything that came with it, I added some extra stakes and my total weight is still only about 8lbs.
according to trailspace.com its 1lb 2oz
will my msr whisperlite stove fit inside this?? without fuel of course.
I have the 2008 model (blue one). I've used it down to -14c and although I was warm enough to sleep (I'm a cold sleeper) it could have been warmer. On that night I used a homemade fleece liner and was wearing fleece pants, wool socks, and wool sweater. My downfall was that I wasn't using a very good sleeping pad, if I was I'm sure I would have been able to sleep at way colder temps.
With all winter camping you need to have a really good pad or your bag will not keep you as warm as you like.
The drawstring around the chest and hood are really good at keeping the warmth in. It is very spacious around the chest and allowed good movement (I toss and turn a lot), a little tight in the knees but still ok. The material is soft and comfy to the touch and really invites you to doze off. The zipper needs to be guided most of the way as its not the smoothest action I would like.
You will need a compression bag, it doesn't come with one (at least 2008 didn't). Without a compression bag the only option is to lash it on outside somewhere cause its BIG. Its also a little heavy but at this price you have to give up something.
in snowy conditions is spindrift a problem?? is the bug mesh on the inside of the door or the outside??
what would you choose for general winter camping in canada?? im looking at this bag or TNF Elkhorn, both are 0deg synthetic. the Elkhorn has H.O.T SL and this one has Climashield HL and the Elkhorn is $60 bucks cheaper but I think its 07 or 08 model. I plan on doing some overnights in the rockies.
how does cold weather effect this as apposed to a ceramic filter?? im looking for the best filter that I can use (north america) in the winter.thanks
how long are these?? (top to botton, as seen in picture)is the material durable enough to be used with rocks more than once??
how long are they?? 4.95$ for how many??