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Old 07-09-2006, 03:51 PM
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sarbar sarbar is offline
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Review for Quarterdome and Sub Kilo

I finally got to test my REI Quarterdome tent and my ladies REI Sub Kilo bag, this weekend.

The REI feelings? It will work well as a roomy solo tent for me - as a solo tent it is downright huge. Will it work with my son? Sure, but not a lot of room for him to move-and sharing a tent with a squirmy 8 year old is not fun in the rain. I may end up taking my REI Coupe on trips with him, when I don't need freestanding.
Defintely a keeper though. Excellent venilation! And I love being able to sit up in it. Easy to set up.

The Sub Kilo Some people have claimed it isn't on the temp rating, but for the first time in almost a year I was warm at night (my meds make me very cold now). We camped on a subalpine lake, next to snow fields-and I was hot all night long. Zipped open hot. I can bet I will be using it 10 months of the year. And lovely fluffiness.

Ok, is isn't a scientific report here I was warm, and had no condensation in the morning. That is about what I care about!

I forgot, I also got to try out my Airwalk faux Croc's on the trip..and well, unless I have a river fording, I will take them with me on every trip I do. I am embarrased to admit I waited so long to get a pair. Dang. They are comfy, I can wear socks, and I don't fall out of them, like I did in my old camp shoes. Worth every penny of the $15 I paid. And being rainbow, ain't anyone going to have a pair like!

Last edited by sarbar : 07-09-2006 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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