Monday, May 16, 2011

Sierra High Route and the Exped DownMat

Craig Dostie of Earn Your Turns (and the founder of Couloir Magazine) recently completed a ski traverse of the Sierra High Route. This is one of our favorite ski trips and we are glad to hear that Craig slept well on his Downat 7 XS. Here's what he has to say:

With booties, long johns and 3 layers up top it was enough and I slept toasty. The secret here wasn’t so much all the clothing, but my medium thick, down insulated Exped sleeping pad for insulation from the cold sink we slept on — ¾-length to save weight.

As we recall, it's possible to go a bit too light on this trip and end up having a tough time sleeping due to the shivering. The DownMat definitely helps in this department.