Archive for the ‘Shelter’ Category

The Big Gear Show 22 – Mountain Hardware

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Mountain Hardware is introducing some new sleeping bags for Spring 2023 including the Yawn Patrol seen here in Green.

This down filled bag will be offered in 15 deg and 30 deg versions and includes a few features you might be interested in.

In addition to a tinnier cut, there’s zippered arm access on either side as well as a zippered opening at the foot.

The Big Gear Show 22 – Bus Bum

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Bus Bum was developed out of necessity by a longtime member of LA’s textile industry. She related that she had once sat on something that stained her pants so she sewed up a padded seat cushion which could be rolled up.

Bus Bum is available in a variety of colors. It is made in the US from anti-microbial and durable US materials. The slip cover can also be removed for cleaning.

RVCA x Helinox

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Helinox has teamed up with RCVA to introduce a limited run of camp furniture featuring artists Ben Horton and Kelsey Brookes from the RVCA Artist Network Program.

Personally, I like Horton’s fish motif, but Horton’s background in biology really shows through.

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Big Agness – Wool sleeping Bag Liner

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

Big Agness offers a Merino (87% New Zealand Merino wool, 13% nylon) sleeping bag liner that can be used as a stand alone for warmer conditions. At 82″ long, it features 60″ of girth at the shoulder with a snap closure 42″ side opening. The neck opening incorporates a shock cord closure.

ORSM 22 – Grüezil Bag

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

This Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is Germany’s Grüezil Bag premiere in the US.

What I find compellling about the brand is that the use a combination of down (70%) and wool (30%) as insulation. They cover their down with AlmWolle which protects the down from moisture, even when there is high humidity.

This survival model seen here integrates a bug net and is designed to go down to around 40 deg F.

ORSM 22 – Eagles Nest Outfitters

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

ENO has got something for your next beach visit.

With the Lounger GL you’ve got a nice place to lounge up off of the sand and in a sitting position so you can enjoy some eyeball liberty or keep a sharp eye out for Jaws while little Billy frolics in the waves.

ORSM 22 – Klymit

Monday, June 13th, 2022

The Klymit Drift Camping Pillowcase makes sleeping away from home a bit more comfortable.

It flips inside out to go from a travel pillow which resists dirt to a comfy jersey fabric side for sleeping in comfort. Fits a Queen sized pillow.

If you face a lot of dust while bivouacked but want the comforts of home, check this one out.

NRAAM 22 – Stone Glacier

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Stone Glacier is expanding their sleeping bag line with a quilt which features an open bottom. This saves weight as you sleep atop your pad and aren’t carrying the portion of the bag that compresses under your body. It can be pulled closed via the bungees at the rear.

The shell is 15 Denier Pertex Quantum Shell with DWR. The insulation is 850+ Fill Power HyperDRY™ 90/10 Grey Goose Down.