Ultra-lightweight, windproof nylon shell with a Silicon finish
Down-insulated draft collar with easy access draw cord
Down-insulated draft tube
Hidden draft tube pockets
Thermo-Pane Foot Box
3d, 6-Baffle hood with easy access hood draw cord
Down gasket face muff
Stuff and storage sack included
Two-way contoured zipper
Description: Marmot Pinnacle 15 Degree Sleeping Bag is great for three-seasons of camping and/or backpacking. This bag is also lightweight and packs small: it weighs about 2.75 lbs., and it can be rolled down to its smallest space which is about 7.5 x 14 inches. Awesome, huh?
After reading positive reviews online, we both decided to visit a local store and tested these sleeping bags, one for women and other for men. Although it was funny, testing them out actually helps because we know how they feel and how we can move around inside.
Marmot Pinnacle 15 Degree Sleeping Bags have the hood that wraps around your head reduces the heat loss as well. The ground-level seams prevents any cold air leaks through the zipper line. As we lay inside, it feels roomy, allowing us to move around and find that sleeping position. I also feel warm enough to have a good night’s sleep.
To men and women, we both recommend buying a Marmot Pinnacle 15 Degree Sleeping Bag for camping during a cold weather if you have the budget for it. Marmot is well known for making top of the line sleeping bags. It’s the most comfortable sleeping bag that I have ever used.
The North Face Men’s Apex Bionic Jacket is what I usually wear for cold-weather day-hiking. This jacket is lightweight, water-resistant, breathable, stretchy and windproof. The jacket weighs about 1.7 lbs. and is ideal to wear as an exterior shell during the weather 40 F or above. For colder climate, adding an insulation jacket would be recommended. Since I live in Colorado, I also use this jacket for casual wear.
The North Face Men’s Apex Bionic Jacket costs around $129 but it is well-worth the money. The features include the following: The soft shell shields the cold wind out and its thin fleece insulation layer inside warms your body. Below the jacket, a hem cinch-cord allows you to adjust for a good fit and prevents wind or snow entering up to your torso. The dual zip hand pockets and the left chest pocket allows easy access to your camera or any other essentials you would need during an activity. The rubber-backed Velcro cuff cinches allows snugging up on my wrists without removing my gloves adds a nice touch too. The jacket has a sleek cut, insuring that you look good.
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Mountain Hardwear Women’s Ramesa Convertible PantsLooking for a good pair of hiking pants, proper fit and comfort are important to me. I need to be able to move my legs and bend my knees. The material must have the following features: moisture-wicking, wind and water resistant, lightweight and breathable. Hard-wearing nylon material is best for any hiking pants. I chose to buy Mountain Hardwear Women’s Ramesa Convertible Pants because this pair of pants is comfortable to wear and stretchable enough to move easily. Because the fabric is thin, this pants is perfect to wear during a warm weather. I prefer the zip-off convertible hiking pants because it’s very convenient and adaptable to different climates and conditions. As the temperature rises, I can zip the bottom parts off, wear them as shorts and stuff them in my backpack!
This pair of pants isn’t ideal for extreme winter hiking conditions though. A pair of pants having a three-layer system (a thermal inner wear, an insulation layer and a outer layer) is recommended. For warm-weather adventures, I would highly recommend this pair of pants.
Although having several pockets can carry items for you, I avoid pants that have many because that would carry unnecessary weight. I prefer few zip pockets that are deep and comfortable, like these pants have. The pockets are roomy enough to carry items without crumbling them up into a ball inside your pants. They also prevent items from falling out. Speaking of weight, I always opt for the in-built belts as they help reducing weight and stay put. As I often experience chafing with my old pants, these pants is hardy enough to resist any chafing, scraping and skin irritation. Love it! I plan on buying another pair of these pants!
Travis and I have this Osprey Manta 25 Hydration Pack, which works as a backpack plus carries a water pack. As a petite, this backpack still snugs to my body well and I don’t need to readjust the straps nor belts while hiking. Even with my jacket on, I can easily move my arms.
Travis has his Osprey Manta 25 Hydration Pack for two years and it is still in good condition. As a 6’2″ tall guy, this backpack is also the right size for him. Travis likes how he can use this backpack in any weather. He can be prepared for any weather changes by loading his pack with all things that he’d need. If it rains, he can use the integrated rain cover and keep his pack dry. How awesome is that? It also has small and large pockets, including two small pockets on his belt where he could put his camera and easily take it out to snap a picture.