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Sleeping Quilt vs Sleeping Bag: Why Thru-Hikers Are Evolving

For many like myself, a sleeping bag was the main gear for outdoor trips to keep you warm, for many with the typical rolled-up blue ground pad. But, as with most gear, time and technology advance and now we also have sleeping quilts as an option, one that has begun to dominate in thru-hiking gear …

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Sleeping Bags on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

When you’re sleeping out in the cold night air, the last thing you want is to be shivering and uncomfortable. That’s why it’s important to choose the right type of sleeping bag for your Appalachian Trail hike. Down bags are more compressible and lighter weight at the same temperature rating than synthetic models, but they …

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