Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SynMat UL 7 and Dreamwalker 650 in the Kitsap Sun

Seabury Blair Jr. recently wrote an article for the Kitsap Sun where he reveals his enjoyment of Backpacker Magazine's annual gear guide. He mentions a few of the items he would most like to own from this year's issue and among his picks are a couple of Exped pieces of gear:

"For a sleeping bag, I'd probably pick up an Exped Dreamwalker 650. I get claustrophobic in a mummy bag, and this semirectangular bag would fit just right. It's packed with 750-fill power down, weighs only 2 pounds, 7 ounces, and costs $470 [note: this price is a misprint. Actual cost for DreamWalker 650 is: Medium - $360, Long - $390.

I'd go for an Exped SynMat UL7 pad, a virtual pillowtop mattress for backpackers. It's 2.8 inches thick and weighs only 1 pound, and costs $155."

Here's the full article: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/14/seabury-blair-jr-this-author-salivates-over-gear/#ixzz1GgRhCs1N