Frederick Reimers

Ground Ajanta 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Apparel manufacturer Ground has hit the tent on-ramp at full speed. The Ajanta, its first three-season tent, is an impressive debut. An intuitive, hubbed pole architecture makes it easy to set up,...

Marmot Hideaway 4 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Backcountry HeadquartersThere are plenty of sturdy and roomy four-person base-camping tents on the market. What makes the Hideaway our favorite is that, while it's downright cavernous it's still...

MSR Mo Room 3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

THE ENTERTAINERWe're not saying you should buy a tent based on how many people can comfortably play cards inside. But if you do, you should know that the Mo Room, with 44 square feet of space and...

GoLite Adrenaline 20 – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

1. Thanks to its top-of-the-line 800-fill down, light fabrics, half-length zipper, and trim cut, the Adrenaline 20 packs down to the size of a loaf of bread. Even more impressive, at less than two...

Big Agnes Lynx Pass II - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Light and RoomyEven when building a "value" tent, Big Agnes gets the details right. With amenities like a vestibule that turns into a shade canopy with trekking poles, high-visibility (read: trip-...

Mountain Hardwear Sojourn 2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

ROOMY AND WELL-PRICEDLike all of Mountain Hardwear's tents, the three-season Sojourn is packed with user-friendly touches. The fly's two clear windows make for sleeping-bag weather checks, while the...

Mammut Shield – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Nothing is worse than being rudely awakened by rain when sleeping out sans tent, which is why testers had high praise for the 15-degree Shield. For starters, the 800-fill down is wrapped in a...

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...

Sierra Designs Cochise 15 – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Campers who feel claustrophobic in tight mummy bags will love the Cochise's stretchy construction. The baffles of this 15-degree, synthetic-fill bag are sewn with elastic fabric, so you can squirm...

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...

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...

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