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nad4072418 wrote a review of on October 17, 2013

3 5

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

Here's the deal with this bag: It's a sleep system bag so an inflatable mat slides into the sleeping bag on the bottom. Here's the catch for the petite size, the pad stops below the hood and below the feet. In other words, if you are 5'6, your head will not be on the pad and your heels will feel the end of the pad and the dead space beyond. The max user height for the petite is probably 5'0-5'2. It's certainly warm and reasonably light, but the design confines you to sleeping on your back or stomach. So 3 stars for today.

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nad4072418 posted an image about on March 29, 2013

Medium on the AT

I have a Belgian Malinois that carried his own food and water for 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail. I also suggest letting the dog carry the trash as a long hike progresses since he's losing pack weight as he eats his food. *Make sure you practice with your dog and the pack with weight first so his pads are use to it and so is his back.

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nad4072418 wrote a review of on November 23, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used the bag a few times now, in fairly cold weather - 30-35 at night. I considered this one or the TK3, but if you combine this with a liner, you'll get the same weight, temperature rating, price, and more versatility. In order to really stay warm, you MUST cinch the hood. Seems obvious, but it's easy to forget. I was worried a little about warmth because it's not quite a "mummy" but I just found the extra leg room kept me from getting twisted and didn't hurt warmth at all. The bag compresses very small, the zipper is great and can even be joined with another S2S bag to make a double bag. No sweat/condensation problems, it comes with tabs around the bag to be able to secure it to a sleeping pad, and it comes with a wash bag, storage bag, and compression sack. I'm very pleased.

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nad4072418 wrote a review of on September 9, 2012

Warm and Dry
5 5

This tent is big for a 3 person, and for a short person (5'6), this is like a 8 person tent! I use it for my girlfriend and 2 dogs and it's perfect. Very warm, and after using it in a summer storm, there is no doubt it's very dry. Gear stayed dry in the vestibule, there are lots of pockets on the inside for cell phones and other handy items. It's really a 3.5 season tent since the vents are only on the top. It's probably not the best for hot summer camping if you aren't going to buy the footprint to pitch alone with the rainfly. Great tent for the price. Can't beat it.

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