Gear Review

Bonefire Gear 30°F Insulated Hammock

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Bonefire Gear Insulated Hammock Details   What they say What I say Dimensions 120 x 58 in (305 x 147 cm) 114 x 58 in (290 x 147 cm) Weight 30 oz (862 g) 29 oz (822 g) Capacity 250 lbs (113 kg) — Manufacturer: BoneFire Gear, made in…

Tentsile Stingray Tree Tent Review

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I’m a little embarrassed to realize that I’ve had my Tentsile Stingray tree tent for over a year and I haven’t published a review! I purchased my Stingray during a sale at the end of 2013, and I’ve collected a…

ENO Vesta Synthetic Top Quilt Review

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ENO Vesta Synthetic Top Quilt Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) has continued to build on their line of hammock insulation options with the introduction of the Vesta synthetic top quilt. I reviewed their down-filled Blaze under quilt and Ignitor top quilts last…

Amok Draumr Hammock Kit Review

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AMOK Draumr Hammock Kit The AMOK Draumr Hammock fits in the hybrid hammock category: part gathered end hammock, part bridge hammock. It certainly has a stunning visual appeal. AMOK Draumr Hammock Details   What they say What I say Weight…

Speed Cinch Stakes Review

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Speed Cinch Stakes There’s a new stake on the market that offers something unique: a no-knot tie-off and cinching mechanism built in to the stake itself. I almost passed up the opportunity to test The Speed Cinch Stakes because on first…

Down and Synthetic Bootie/Sock Comparison Chart

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On my recent camping trip with my son, he complained about having cold feet. This isn’t the first time he’s had trouble keeping his feet warm, so I thought I would look into investing in some down- or synthetic-filled sleeping…

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Single Review

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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Single I’ve had the pleasure of testing the Therm-a-Rest Slacker hammock for the past few weeks and I’ve been loving it. My first impressions, based on the available material, was that the polyester-based hammock would have a…

Hummingbird Hammock Single Review

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A closer look at the Hummingbird Hammock Single I’ve been testing and providing feedback on the Hummingbird Hammock Single for many months now, and have seen a few iterations so far. The main selling points for their Single hammock is…

Impressions – Therm-a-Rest Hammocks

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Surprised? Therm-a-Rest Hammocks I shouldn’t be as shocked by the news, but I’m still amazed when I think of the recent press out of the 2014 summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City: Therm-a-Rest announced a line of hammocks and…

First Look: The Two-Person Clark Vertex Hammock

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Using the Clark Vertex Hammock at Boy Scout Camp This year, Boy Scout camp was exhausting (wait? Isn’t it every year?). Mornings began around 4:45 AM as we jumped in the pool for Polar Bear swims or the Tenderfoot Run…