sleeping bags

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

I'd like to talk with you about the importance of a good night's sleep. The top factor determining what kind of day I'm about to have isn't the forecast (I...

May 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

Little makes a weary backpacker happier than peeling off dirty, wet hiking clothes and crawling into a sleeping bag at the end of a long day. While sleeping bags are...

Apr 17, 2018 : The Editors
The Top Sleeping Bags and Quilts of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

The Top Sleeping Bags and Quilts of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

We surveyed 253 section and thru-hikers who were on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2017. We asked about the temperature, fill, brands, and models of the sleeping bags and hammock...

Dec 19, 2017 : Mariposa
The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

We surveyed one hundred eighty-eight section and thru-hikers who were on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2016. We asked about the sleeping bags and pads they used. For the second...

Dec 23, 2016 : Mariposa
First Piece of Gear, Yay!

First Piece of Gear, Yay!

I got my first piece of gear today!! So exciting! ^_^ Since I'm still obviously gear hunting, I won't delve into much other than sleeping bag and comfort. So, I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Adeline
The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail

The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail

When I bought a sleeping bag for my thru-hike, I was incredibly overwhelmed. Synthetic fill is more water resistant, but natural down is more lightweight and compresses to a smaller...

Jan 6, 2016 : Mariposa
By the Numbers: Sleeping Bags and Pads on the Appalachian Trail

By the Numbers: Sleeping Bags and Pads on the Appalachian Trail

"Should I switch sleeping bags in the summer?" "How warm of a sleeping bag do I need?" "What kind of sleeping pad should I use?" Before I thru-hiked the AT,...

Apr 26, 2015 : Mariposa
A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

My parents did what they could to make cold a part of my life. -- conceived and born in the midwest with occasional skiing trips throughout my childhood and keeping...

Jan 12, 2015 : Courtney