Head wraps are one of my favorite multi-use items and I finally got around to making a quick video showing a few ways to wrap them around your head for a face mask or wrap. I recently had a chance to review a few items from NorthXNorth, including their balaclava (hooded neck gaiter), handkerchief, and… Continue reading DIY Face masks and head wraps
Premium design, materials, and fill power, these quilts are top tier. What sets these quilts apart is the attention to shaving grams and still making them versatile for both hammock and ground camping.
The Warbonnet Outdoors Wooki under quilt is a full-length insulator for the bottom of a hammock, replacing more difficult to use pads as a means to stay warm in a hammock, especially for sleeping. The under quilt is specifically designed for the Blackbird, Blackbird XLC, and Traveler hammock models that Warbonnet makes.
If you are looking for a versatile, inexpensive camping quilt, take a look at the Go-Anywhere Blanket from Tribe Provisions. This blanket not only makes a great summer throw, it rivals the ubiquitous military poncho liner in terms of versatility and is a great option as a base for converting into a top quilt and… Continue reading Tribe Provisions Go-Anywhere Blanket Review
Quilt-style sleeping bags are perfectly adapted to hammock sleeping because they lack a back, making them easier to use (no wriggling). The DD Hammock Quilt is a synthetic-filled top quilt that works great in a hammock (or on the ground). Manufacturer: DD Hammocks, made in China MSRP: UK£45.00 (~US$70) Available Features/Specifications Top quilt with cinch-style head… Continue reading DD Hammock Quilt Review
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 year; the Vesta rounds out their synthetic line (the Vulcan is the matching synthetic under… Continue reading ENO Vesta Synthetic Top Quilt Review
For the past few winters, I’ve been playing with “non-traditional” insulation options for extending my hammock camping in cold weather: vapor barriers, hammock socks, and top and bottom covers. This season I spent a lot of time designing and testing a hammock sock, but I was so irritated by the amount of condensation and frost… Continue reading DIY Jacks “R” Better Weather Shield