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By the Numbers: If You Carry a Space Blanket, Buyer Beware

Stephen Seeber tests the infrared reflective properties of space blankets.

Standards Watch: Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings

In this installment of Standards Watch, Rex Sanders tackles sleeping bag ratings: the standard, the pros, and the cons.

Improving R-values For Consumers

Sleeping pad R-values are not useful for many consumers, and the guidance from pad makers, retailers, and gear reviewers is inconsistent and prone to misinterpretation. This is a proposal for improved labeling and marketing of R-values.

Enlightened Equipment Rev-HOLE-ation Quilt Review (First Looks)

Enlightened Equipment’s new Rev-HOLE-ation Quilt ($335, 24 oz / 686 g) is a fresh take on a classic: The Revelation Quilt.

Podcast 027 | Listener Q & A

Ryan and Andrew answer listener questions gathered from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Podcast 024 | The Backpacking Gear We Love, and Why

Andrew and Ryan talk about some of the BPL Staff's favorite gear, our gear review philosophy, current news, and more!

Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt Review

The Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Ultralight Top Bag is an affordable, semi-customizable down quilt that is offered in a variety of colors, fill weights (i.e., temperature ratings), foot box types, lengths, and widths. The quilt featured in this review is rated for 30 F (-1 C), has a "wide" width (55 in / 140 cm), standard length (5 ft 7 in to 6 ft 2 in / 170 cm to 187 cm), and a sewn footbox. This model retails for $179.95, has a claimed weight of 22 oz (624 g), and a claimed loft (single layer) of 2 in (5 cm).

REI Magma 30 Sleeping Bag Review

In this REI Magma 30 Sleeping Bag review, Mark Wetherington analyzes its cut, yoke, insulation and quality of construction.

Nemo Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad Review

This Nemo Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad review takes an in-depth look at the sleeping pad's comfort, stability, insulative properties, & more!

REI Magma Trail Quilt 30 Review

This REI Magma Trail Quilt 30 review features a high quality, well-insulated quilt that uses water-resistant down and includes an insulated draft collar.

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