Home for the night
I used the Slumberjack Lapland 20 F on a 3 day 2 night trip along the Pinhoti Trail in east central Alabama. It turned out to be rather warm for January but I managed to get the bag wet. Did I mention we saw some storms… Anyways, the sleeping bag performed nicely, even when wet. To read the rest of the update please click here.
I have used the Slumberjack Lapland 20 F on four overnight trips so far. I don’t have a lot of new information to add to what I already reported after the first overnight hike but I was able to use the bag in cooler weather. So I’ll just cut to the chase and focus on that night. To read the rest of the update please click here
Join me while I’m testing the Slumberjack Lapland 20 F sleeping bag over the next few months. I’ll be using it with my hammock and have already determined that it works really well due to a few unique features found on the bag. To read more please click here.
Sierra Design Backcountry Bed
Sierra Design Backcoutry Bed.
I have often asked, when is someone going to make a sleeping bag that the zippers won’t get stuck when I try to unzip the sleeping bag and try to get out of the bag in the middle of the night when I have to go the bathroom? Well, my question has been answered. Sierra Design has developed a sleeping bag that does not have one zipper. It is called the Sierra Design Backcountry Bed. Read more… Review by Ron J The Backcountry Bed was provided by Sierra Design for the purpose of this review. http://www.sierradesigns.com/product/backcountry-bed-600-3-season
Alpine blanket with woman's Prolite
This has been a productive month for me in terms of improving my gear situation. I did receive, from Therm-A-Rest, the snap kit which consisted of 4 male snap tabs and 4 female snap tabs. The instructions call for mounting the tabs directly onto the air mattress to correspond with mating tabs on the blanket. Since I was really pleased with the way the Alpine was secure at the foot end of the blanket, I decided that I would not use snaps on the end. Then I thought of making a strap consisting of a matching set of snaps attached to something. My wife had a piece of 7/8 in wide quilt binding tape in her sewing supplies. I cut a piece 18 ½ in long and sewed the snaps on with nylon thread. It was not very pretty, but it was good enough to try. My plan was to use the strap for the middle set of snaps on the Alpine blanket. It seemed to work well when I tried it on my air pad in the house.
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Review by Arnie P
Alpine blanket with Prolite air pad
The next step in my trying out the Alpine blanket was to go on a series of one night local backpacks. Since my last report, I bought a Therm-A-Rest Z light pad. I now had essentially 2 air pads and one Z foam pad all made by Therm-A-Rest. I will now go into the differences I found while trying out the different sleeping pads. To read more.