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Camping Site in Mountains

We take an in-depth look at the REI Helix Sleep Pad, an excellent and budget-friendly option for campers seeking comfort. While we briefly touch upon the Nemo Tensor Sleep Pad for comparison, our primary focus is on the REI Helix and why it could be the perfect choice for your outdoor adventures. We explore its features, comfort, and durability, and put it to the sleep test.

We finally have enough use on the Hydrapak Seeker 3L water bag to give you our recommendation. This bag is extremely durable and comes with some added features that are missing on other bags. This was our primary water filter bag for all of our trips this summer and it held up without issues.

We head to the mountains to test out our new lightweight backpack the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 40! Kelli had been using the Osprey Aura 50 which is a great pack but definitely on the heavy side. Switching to this pack cuts out several pounds off of her base weight. We go over our first impressions of the pack and how it has performed over the last 6 days out on the trail. It has some great features like taped seams making it waterproof, large side pockets and stretchy outer mesh on the back.

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