Primary Arms

Archive for the ‘Shelter’ Category

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.

ENO DoubleNest Hammock Earns REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Award

Friday, May 6th, 2022

The reimagined two-person hammock is noted as the best all-around hammock

Asheville, N.C. — Today, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc. (ENO), the leader in packable hammocks and outdoor relaxation gear, is pleased to announce that its reimagined DoubleNest Hammock has received an REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Award. This accolade comes a few months after ENO relaunched its iconic DoubleNest Hammock in January of 2022 with bluesign® approved fabric, thoughtfully updated features, and a refreshed color palette.

The REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards were developed in 2020 by REI’s in-house editorial team as a way to honor the top-performing products based on rigorous field tests conducted by REI staff and member-testers, sustainability attributes, and co-op member and customer feedback. The highest-scoring products are featured in Gear Guides found on Expert Advice and Uncommon Path, and the best of the best receive an REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Award. The full collection of REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Award winners can be found at

“In our field test, our testers believed there was no better hammock for a wide range of activities,” noted REI Co-op editors. “Its roominess and comfiness are spectacular, and we’re happy to recommend the hammock to anyone in the market.”

The reimagined ENO DoubleNest Hammock series underwent a meticulous development process that included retooling our supply chain, thoughtfully updating product construction, and fine-tuning our point-of-purchase strategy. “We’re elated to hear that our focus on design, responsibly made materials, and customer experience has been rewarded with this honor, and that the DoubleNest maintains its status as the industry-leading adventure-ready hammock,” said ENO’s Chief Product Officer, Ryan Klinger.

The reimagined DoubleNest Hammock builds upon the success of its predecessor, maintaining its portability, packability, ease of use, and original features while also incorporating:

• FreeWave® nylon solid color fabric that is supremely comfortable, breathable, fast-drying, and certified as 100% bluesign® approved

• An exclusive crinkle treatment providing exceptional softness and packability

• An extended 9.5-foot (2.9-meter) hammock body allowing extra room to stretch out, lay flat, and relax

• A bonus internal stash pocket, housed in the stuff sack, to organize essentials

• Specially designed (patent-pending) hammock-specific carabiners that easily attach to all ENO hammock straps or other secure anchor points, and help maintain correct orientation for a safer, easier hang

• Refreshed hardware including a custom side-release buckle and larger, sturdier cord lock making for quick setup and pack up every time

Weighing the same as its predecessor, the 19-ounce (538-gram) DoubleNest Hammock ($74.95), DoubleNest Print Hammock and DoubleNest Giving Back Hammocks ($84.95) can support up to 400 pounds. Each remains compatible with all ENO hammock straps, stands, bug nets, rain tarps, and insulation systems to continue to enable hammock enthusiasts to build their own hammock system tailored to any pursuit. The DoubleNest Hammocks can be found online and at specialty outdoor retailers across the country.

Carinthia Pro – Defence 4 Sleeping Bag in Woodland

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

The Defence 4 from Carinthia is a 3-season bag insulated with G-LOFT and should keep you comfortable down to -15 C but can be used in conjunction with other Carinthia bags.

It’s offered in Medium and Long lenghts and features a center zip with draft tube.

Helinox Chair One XL

Sunday, March 6th, 2022

The Helinox Chair One XL is 40% larger than the standard Chair One.l which is great for those who don’t want to do a deep knee bend every time they get in and out of their camp chair.

OR Snow Show 22 – Camo Bell Tent by The Get Out

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Designed to accommodate up to four, the Bell Tent from The Get Out but it will fit a full size mattress for some real glamping.

Featuring mesh windows and doors, it’s 13′ in diameter and 8′ tall and weighs 70 lbs.

This version of a frog camouflage pattern kind of reminds me of the uniform worn by the GI Joe Adventurer when I was a kid.