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Carinthia Pro G145 Sleeping Bag

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Weighing only 850 grams, the Carinthia G145 features two layers of G-LOFT insulation (75g / m²), giving it a minimum comfort of 0.9 °.

In addition to an almost seamless outer shell of water repellant Shelltex Ultra Pro, they’ve added antibacterial features to the G-LOFT liner. Incidentally, the bag has loops to accept Carinthia’s cotton and fleece liners to extend the bag’s comfort range.

www.carinthia.eu/en/g-145-p2768

Kelty Awarded NSNs for Shelters, Sleep System & FieldCraft Poncho

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Kelty has been awarded NSNs for their 1,2, and 4-6 person tents as well as their AF Sleep System and FieldCraft Poncho.

1-person Field Tent

Coyote Brown 8340-01-690-2863

MultiCam 8340-01-690-2878

2-person Field Tent

Coyote Brown 8340-01-690-2885

MultiCam 8340-01-690-3118

4-6 person Squad Tent

Coyote Brown 8340-01-690-3144

MultiCam 8340-01-690-3352

Alpine MultiCam 8340-01-690-3053

AF Sleep System

8340-01-690-3306

AF Sleep System Long

8340-01-690-3364

FieldCraft Poncho

8340-01-690-3105

Now on Indiegogo – Campster: Full-Height Ultra-Light Everywhere Chair

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The Campster is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. It’s an Ultra-Light, Full-Height, folding camping chair.

– Seating height like a normal chair (17”/43 cm)
– Ultra-portable – Folds to the size of a bottle
– Ultra-light – weighs only 2 lbs/0.97 kg
– High weight capacity – up to 300 lbs/136 kg
– Fast & easy set-up – unfolds in <10 sec
– No assembly – 1-piece telescopic design
– Anodized aluminum body
– Ripstop seat with breathable mesh
– Offered in black or space grey

Claim yours at www.indiegogo.com/projects/campster-full-height-ultra-light-everywhere-chair.

Sea To Summit – Ascent Down Sleeping Bags

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Insulated with ULTRA-DRY Down 750+ for performance in wet weather, the Ascent offers extra room between hips and knees and a mixture of vertical and horizontal baffles in the chest area to help prevent compression and clumping of the insulation.

Their triple-zipper Free-Flow Zip system offers separate zippers on your left (full length) and right side (half length) and in the foot box. Open them for ventilation or to turn the Ascent into a fully-flat comforter.

What’s more, the Ascent can be connected to the Women’s Altitude, Journey and Venture sleeping bags, in both Regular and Long lengths because they all have the same side zipper length.

Offered in 25 F, 15 F and 0 F models in regular and long lengths. But don’t let those ratings fool you. There’s a lot of venting like we mentioned earlier, offering increased versatility in marker weather.

Here are their recommended uses:

– 2.5 Season: 25°F (comfort range 25°F to 70°F)

– 3 Season: 15°F (comfort range 15°F to 65°F)

– Winter: 0°F (comfort range 0°F to 60°F)

seatosummitusa.com/collections/mobile-sleep-system/products/ascent-down-sleeping-bag

Helinox Savannah Chair

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Helinox makes great, lightweight camping chairs but many of their designs are minimalist in nature. Enter the Savannah Chair which offers plenty of comfort thanks to the roomy seat and legs that put it at a proper height so you don’t feel like you’re doing deep squats getting in and out of it. Even better? It’s available in MultiCam for those long deployments.

Floor to the top of the back, it’s 44″ tall and 31″ wide, with the seat 16″ off the ground. There’s beverage holder and a spot for a pillow.

The Savannah will accept up to 320 lbs but weighs just 4 lbs, 3 oz and packs up into a 6″ high and 21″ long bag for storage.

helinox.com/products/savanna-chair

Patagonia Macro Puff Quilt

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Based on their famous Micro Puff Hoody, the Macro Puff Quilt features a DWR treated Pertex Quantum shell and PlumaFill insulation which replicates the structure of down in a continuous synthetic insulation material that will keep you warm, even when wet. It measures 83” x 69” and incorporates loops at the four corners.

Available in Balkan Blue w/Classic Navy, Feather Grey w/ Dolomite Blue and Fire w/Forge Grey.

www.patagonia.com/product/macro-puff-outdoor-quilt

Therm-a-Rest Vesper Quilt

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

The Vesper Quilt from Therm-a-Rest is rated to 32 deg F (0 C) but weighs just 15 oz, stuffing down to the size of a one liter water bottle. That’s thanks to the 900-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down.

Remember, this isn’t a sleeping bag, it’s a quilt, that you wrap up in, so consider it appropriate for three seasons. Or, use it in conjunction with a cold weather clothing system.

One feature that’s pretty cool, is that it will integrate with a Therm-a-rest mattress. Plus, there’s a nice footbox, built-in.

Available in regular and tall lengths, there’s also a model that goes down to 20 deg F (-6 C).

Velocity Systems Basha

Monday, May 11th, 2020

IG user @redbeardtactical_de shared these photos of the Velocity Systems Basha and Mayflower Jungle Kit being used in the field in Germany.

Some of the multiple uses for the Basha are shelter, rain poncho, poncho raft to float your kit, etc.