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How To Wash a Sleeping Bag

Dirt, grime and oils on the surface of your bag will slowly work into the fill of your bag causing it to lose loft and warmth. In order to keep your bag performing at it’s best, we’ve laid out how to wash a sleeping bag and quilt.

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Blowing It Up: How to Inflate a Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Pad

Ask anyone: A good night’s sleep while camping or backpacking can make all the difference in your outdoor adventures. Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads are renowned for their comfort and convenience, and knowing how to properly inflate them quickly and efficiently is…

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How to Build a Fall Sleep System

A proper fall sleep system gives you the ability to capitalize on the exquisite shoulder season of autumn—no bugs, fewer crowds, no sweltering heat. Depending on where you are though, shoulder season can be hard to plan for. It is…

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Better Bikepacking For All

A guide through the essentials of bike-camping, from selecting your adventure wagon, route-finding, and packing principles in order to prime you for your next adventure.

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A Life Lived on a Therm-a-Rest Pad

My mom and dad are mountain people, to the core. In fact, they met in the mountains (before either had ever slept on a Therm-a-Rest pad), on a trail in Washington state’s Olympic National Park. My dad was an Illinois…

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What is R-Value?

Choosing the type of sleeping pad you want, you’ll want to factor in how warm a pad is. You can do this by comparing a pad’s R-value.

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