Category Archive: Car Camping

Sea to Summit Spark SPIII

Sea to Summit Spark SPIII Sleeping Bag Review

Sea to Summit has followed up their release of the Spark SPI sleeping bag with the release of two, warmer, versions – the Spark SPII and Spark SPIII.  I recently began using the SPIII to see if I liked it as much as I did the Sea to Summit Spark SPI.  Its essentially the same […]

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Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow Review

This season Sea to Summit released three new pillows.  I recently got a chance to try out the Aeros Ultralight Pillow.  Did it leave a crick in my neck or help me drift off to blissful backcountry slumber? Read on to find out!

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Sea to Summit Aeros Traveller Pillow Review

What always makes a night’s sleep in the backcountry better? A pillow that’s what! The Sea to Summit Aeros Traveller Pillow, one of two “Aeros” ultralight pillows introduced by Sea to Summit this season,  aims to give you the comfort you desire but without the weight penalty associated with most pillows. I, like many of you, have a love/hate […]

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MSR Alpine Salt and Pepper Shaker Review

Its that time of year when cobwebs are dusted off gear that has been sitting unused for several months and when that happens the majority of us get that urge to go down to our local outdoor store and buy new stuff! Everyone likes to upgrade a few things at the beginning of the season […]

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The often overlooked benifits of a simple baseball cap

Look around a group of mountain guides and you will notice something.  Its rare to see a majority of them wearing beanies.  Instead, baseball caps dominate.  Look at river guides and what do you see on their heads? Baseball caps.  What about people leading kayak trips? Or Grand Canyon excursions? Again, they are rocking the […]

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REI Snow and Sand Tent Anchors Review

When you are anchoring a tent or hammock in the snow or sand traditional tent stakes don’t work very well.  Enter the REI Snow and Sand Tent Anchor system.  Essentially they are small parachutes that you attach to your guy lines and then burry in the snow/sand.  By providing a ton more surface area than […]

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Vapur Eclipse Water Bottle Review

The Vapur Eclipse water bottle is my new favorite water bottle.  Until recently I’d never used a collapsible water bottle – I would either use a traditional hard plastic water bottle (a 32 oz. Gatorade bottle is my hard plastic bottle of choice) or, more often than not, a water bladder. I love using water […]

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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp Review

The Black Diamond Spot headlamp is a pretty standard headlamp offering with the exception of its 130 lumen output.  It runs on three AAA batteries and has a fairly solid run time. One thing I don’t like about this headlamp is that it is unregulated – resulting in a pretty considerable lumen drop after 1-2 […]

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