Frederick Reimers

Sierra Designs Verde 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

1. It's partly recycled, yes. But the Verde won this year's award because of how it performed in the field. It's all about the fill: The Verde's insulation (Climashield Green) is "continuous filament...

Wenger Chasseral – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Need a three-season and a summer-weight bag but can't afford both? Sidestep the decision with the Chasseral. If conditions are too warm, simply zip off the topsheet, which folds into its own stash...

EMS Sugar Shack 3 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Airy & DurableAstute architecture students will notice it right away: The Sugar Shack employs elements of Romanesque groin-vault structure—a sturdy intersection of four arches that lends...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Mountaineering MasterThe second tent by pole maker Easton, the two-man, single-wall Si2 features the company's proprietary carbon poles, which it claims are stronger than any aluminum pole on the...

Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

ULTRALIGHT AND COMPRESSIBLETesters liked Big Agnes's almost entirely recycled synthetic sack (the Skinny Fish; $180) just fine but were blown away by the down-filled Zirkel's warmth-to-packability...

The North Face Scorpio - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

A TINY SUMMERWEIGHT BAGThe North Face claims that its revamped line of Flight Series bags are the first synthetic sacks to rival equivalently rated down bags in weight and compressibility. We were...

Exped Woodpecker - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

BUILT TO LASTThe Woodpecker, from Swiss company Exped, is meticulously crafted—just what you'd expect from a nation of legendary watchmakers. (Of course, its heavy-duty zipper is the only moving...

Dagger Crazy 88 - Kayaks: Reviews

Ready to go pro? Then you already know that tricks are for kids—and success hinges on huge air. Enter Dagger's Crazy 88, our Gear of the Year selection. This boat is a masterly equation of...

Marmot EcoPro 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACKThe EcoPro costs a bit more than Marmot's other synthetic 15-degree-rated models (like the Trestles 15, $90). But this bag has good karma. Its insulation and shell are spun...

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