Why you might want a warmer sleeping pad

Let me start by stating the obvious: we're all talking about achieving warmth from a comfort perspective, not for any survival purposes. With this in mind, let's think about what it takes for us to be comfortable and how our bodies provide feedback to us. I'm only going to focus on the heat element of … Continue reading Why you might want a warmer sleeping pad

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Some thoughts on temperature ratings

Insulation in general seems to be a very polarizing topic. For one, it's complicated -- and that can lead to incomplete conclusions. And secondly, data points gathered through "experience" are not easily reconciled and analyzed in a rigorous way. While keeping in mind my general philosophy towards the outdoors (i.e. Just get outside), I wanted … Continue reading Some thoughts on temperature ratings