Thursday, June 22, 2017

Backroads - Military Surplus Overnight Adventure



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This is what everyone has been waiting for; the FULL Adventure for Backroads; a Military Surplus Overnight Adventure.  I hope that you all enjoy it!

Strength and Honor

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Klymit Cush Recon Seat Pad / Pillow - Review - Light and Inexpensive



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Today Luke is reviewing the Klymit Cush Recon Seat Pad/Pillow.

Light and Inexpensive



Link : https://www.klymit.com/cush-recon-seat.html

Price : $17

Weight : 2.89oz

Color : Coyote Brown / Blue and Gray and Camo

Depending on where you look, you may see it listed as the Cush Inflatable Pillow and Seat Cushion

Rugged, light and compact, the Cush Recon is versatile, mission-ready comfort that easily transitions from backcountry to ball game. It wraps precisely around your head and fits right into your sleeping bag’s hood with an ergonomic deign that cups the ears and minimizes irritation at pressure points. Use it at single-layer thickness, or double or triple it up for more comfort while sitting or taking a quick trail nap. The Cush packs down to the size of a wallet, weighs just three ounces and inflates with just a single breath.

More Information

Price         $16.95
Weight    2.89 oz / 82 g
Dimensions             29" x 9" x 1.5" / 74 cm x 23 cm x 3.81 cm
Pack Size                  4.5" x 3.5" x 1" / 11.43 cm x 8.89 cm x 2.54 cm
Inflation  1-2 Breaths
Fabric      75D Polyester
Warranty                  Limited Lifetime

Review :

Light weight.
Comfortable especially as a pillow.
Works as a seat but do be careful where you decide to lay it.
Cut cutouts are very comfortable for sleeping
Material is so-so in comfort; easy to throw shirt over it.
Fits well in the hood of your sleeping bag
Easy to inflate.
Easy to delate.
Materials doesn’t absorb water.
Easy to wipe off if used as a seat.
You can go from sitting on snow or a wet log to sleeping instantly.
Very friendly price
Firm when inflated fully.  Release some air to make it softer.
I little slick; can be corrected with some seam sealer.
When used as a pillow, you can fold it to get the thickness that you need.

Monday, June 19, 2017

OutdoorsmanLab Ultralight Sleeping Pad - Review



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Today Luke is reviewing the OutdoorsmanLab Ultralight Sleeping Pad.



Link : http://outdoorsmanlab.com/outdoorsmanlab-ultralight-sleeping-pad-w-air-support-cells-bl/

Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M08KJBI

Price : $46.95 + Shipping

Color : Blue Orange Green

•      Ultralight sleeping pad weights ~14.9 oz (440g) and packs down to 9″x2.75″x2.75″.
•      Great comfort, support, and warmth with spot-cell air channel to limit air flow and better support.
•      Easy-to-use air valve allows for quick inflation (in 10 – 15 breaths) and deflation (in seconds!)
•      Durable, waterproof, abrasion resistant with Ripstop 20D Nylon fabric and extruded TPU Lamination
•      Easy pack and go with included nylon stuff sack that can fit even in your pocket.
•      LIFETIME WARRANTY – Fully warranted against defects in materials and workmanship with a lifetime guarantee.

I noticed on their web site that it states that with this product you receive a Life Time Warranty but on the Tag which is attacked to the carry sack, it says that you have to register for a 1 year Warranty.  From what I have seen, you do get a Life Time Warranty.

-Thoughtfully designed air cells provide great comfort and support for a great night of sleep

-Isolated air channels to limit air flow and provide warmth even without insulation (R-value 1.3 ~ 1.5)

-Inflated Size: 73 inch x 21.6 inch x 2.2 inch.

Large air valve for easy inflation / deflation in seconds.

Super small packaging, easy to carry with included carrying bag

Pair with other OutdoorsmanLab gear such as OutdoorsmanLab sleepng bag and OutdoorsmanLab backpacking tent for great outdoor adventure experience.

Pros :

Small Size
Light weight.
Comfortable.
Good Quality especially for the price.
Excellent price.
Excellent air valve.
Easy and quick to inflate.
No issues with quality
No issues with air leakage
Rolls up easily
Quick to deflate

Their customer support seems to be excellent based on what I have read online.  They seem to respond quickly and will replace their products if issues arise.

Cons :

Not the thickest of pads; if you have issues with your hips and you may want to go with a larger, thicker sleeping pad.

While insulated do keep in mind that this is not the warmest pad on the market.  My estimated range is temps down to 40F

Could be thicker, there will be times when moving around that you will feel the ground below you.  I find it comfortable but for larger individuals, you amy want to look at thicker options

No patch kit is included




Friday, June 16, 2017

Backroads - Military Surplus Overnight Adventure - INTRO



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This is what everyone has been waiting for; this is the INTRO for Backroads which is a Military Surplus Overnight Adventure.  I hope that it gets you excited for next week as that is when the full adventure goes live!

Strength and Honor