Gear Review: Sea to Summit Comfort Deluxe SI Sleeping Pad

Featuring a memory foam core, straight sidewalls, and 4″ thickness when fully inflated, Sea to Summit’s Comfort Deluxe SI Sleeping Pad is a luxurious option for camping in a tent or vehicle.

Having slept on the Comfort Deluxe SI sleeping pad at least 120 nights over the past nine months, I have definitely put this camping mat through its paces. Here is why I think you should buy the Comfort Deluxe SI Sleeping Pad, in spite of some frustrating quirks… Continue reading Gear Review: Sea to Summit Comfort Deluxe SI Sleeping Pad

Gear Reviews: Cotopaxi 18L Luzon Del Día daypack & Osprey Tempest 9 backpack

I am not a minimalist packer, so I like lots of pockets and bells and whistles that one typically finds on a rigid backed technical pack. Robert prefers a more unconstructed daypack. Come to think of it, our distinct preference for packs could be a metaphor for our personalities. Here are our daypack picks and impressions. Continue reading Gear Reviews: Cotopaxi 18L Luzon Del Día daypack & Osprey Tempest 9 backpack