View Full Version : New Year...New Gear

01-24-2015, 21:49
Sorry if you already saw this posted it in the wrong spot earlier

Here are a couple of new products that caught my eye
Nemo Blaze 2p...2lbs, 30 square feet, saw this thing in person a while before it came out...it's sick 1lb 12 oz on the 1p
http://www.nemoequipment.com/product/?p=Blaze+2P (http://www.nemoequipment.com/product/?p=Blaze+2P)

They also have this guy...The Hornet 2p seems comparable to the Fly Creek except that it has 2 doors and maybe little more volume
http://www.nemoequipment.com/product/?p=Hornet+2P (http://www.nemoequipment.com/product/?p=Hornet+2P)

Osprey Atmos Ag...
http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/mens/atmos_ag_50 (http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/mens/atmos_ag_50)

and the Sleeping pad from Sea to Summit are intriguing
http://www.seatosummit.com/product/?...=0&o2=0&o3=901 (http://www.seatosummit.com/product/?item=UltraLight+Mat&o1=0&o2=0&o3=901)

01-25-2015, 09:23
The Blaze is a neat design. The Hornet is using the term 'free standing' very loosely, but that's typical nowadays. My main concern with both are the materials used in construction. 20d floor and 7d walls.

The Osprey AG looks interesting, I've seen only tidbits of insight on it though. I personally don't typically haul the sort of weight which would make the pack practical so it's not really under my radar.

The STS pads are neat.The lack of insulation pretty much means they are only good for one season use. I don't see how it will compete against the xlite.

01-25-2015, 18:59
Both of the Nemos are only 85" long with pretty slanted end walls (especially the Hornet) which makes usable length even shorter. Where's the love for us tall backpackers? :confused: