How to Find the Perfect Sleeping Bag

The foundation for comfort outdoors, a sleeping bag is probably the most essential item of camping gear. But, they now come in a lot of styles. Mummy, rectangle, quilt, synthetic, down and backed or backless. Which is right for you?
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The Coziest Two-Person Sleeping Bag Yet 

Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that's small and light enough to actually fit in a backpack. If you want to cuddle outside, this is the bag for you. Sadly, it's not as good as it could be. » 2/17/15 5:00pm 2/17/15 5:00pm

Can The World's Lightest Down Jacket Stand Up To Backcountry Abuse?

Adventure Tested: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag

Planning a fast and light cold weather adventure? The Mountain Hardwear Mtn Speed 32 employs a new type of nylon to become the lightest sleeping bag capable of keeping you warm in freezing weather. » 7/16/14 12:39pm 7/16/14 12:39pm

The Site That Tells You if Sites Are Down Is Down is the site we all use to figure out if sites are actually down or not. But right now, that site appears to be down. I think? Is it really down? Or is it just me? I can't tell. » 7/07/14 1:21pm 7/07/14 1:21pm

Adventure Tested: Nemo Tango Duo Slim Two-Person Sleeping Bag

Adventure Tested: Sea To Summit Spark SP1 Ultralight Sleeping Bag

The lightest, smallest high-performance sleeping bag you can buy? This new Sea To Summit Spark SP1 weighs just 12.3 oz and packs down to the size of a grapefruit. Here's the world-first review. » 6/04/14 10:40am 6/04/14 10:40am

A Facebook Bug Pretty Much Took Down the Entire Internet

If you thought the Internet freaked out for a little bit and every site you went to was down, you're not alone. Major websites were down: CNN, Huffington Post, ESPN, Gawker, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, etc. were all broken. Why? Because of a glitch with Facebook. » 2/07/13 7:57pm 2/07/13 7:57pm

Facebook Is Down (Updated)

According to users and various reports, Facebook is currently down in the US of A. As in it's not working. As in it won't even load. In fact, Facebook hasn't been working for over an hour. How in the world is the world surviving? » 1/28/13 10:23pm 1/28/13 10:23pm

Is Twitter Completely Down for You?

Twitter is having big time problems in some places right now. Out in California, I can't even get the website to load or the desktop app to show any tweets. It's completely, utterly borked. But out in New York, no one seems to be having any problems. And Twitter on my phone works! What's the deal? » 1/21/13 7:00pm 1/21/13 7:00pm

Yesterday's Wikipedia Outage Caused By Dumb Ass Cutting Cables

Wikipedia went down for a couple of hours yesterday. The reason? Some dumb ass managed to sever the fiber cables connecting the site's servers in Florida. » 8/07/12 5:46am 8/07/12 5:46am

Google Talk Is Down

Google is reporting that there's a widespread outage of its Talk IM service. The company explains that it's "aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users". » 7/26/12 8:46am 7/26/12 8:46am

Gmail Is Down (Update: It's Back)

Gmail went down for a period of an hour or more today, affecting two percent of users worldwide. Google just confirmed that it has now resolved the issue, and everything should be back to normal. » 4/17/12 12:50pm 4/17/12 12:50pm

Hardcore Gifts for the Winter Backpacker

For some people, weather means nothing; they have to get outside and into nature no matter what. Here's the thing, though: without the right gear, they will die out there. Here's some of the sweetest cold-weather camp gear around. » 12/15/11 9:20pm 12/15/11 9:20pm

Pressure-Powered Portable Devices? Preposterous! Or Perhaps Not...

The best battery is one that lasts forever. The runner-up is one that charges because you're using the device it powers. And Australian researches are trying to make the latter a more mainstream reality. » 6/21/11 8:40pm 6/21/11 8:40pm

It's Cold! This Stuff Will Keep You Warm

We know: You're freezing. New York's a slushtrap, the Midwest is doing its best Hoth impersonation, and the West Coast is... uh... well, we'll just skip the discussion of California weather. We can help you! GEAR can help. » 2/03/11 9:20pm 2/03/11 9:20pm

D Is for Design: The Anatomy of a Down Coat

It's light. It's flexible. It withstands frigid temperatures on top of a mountain. And in the entire history of humans staying warm, nobody's been able to beat it. Here's how you build the most powerfully simple jacket in the world. » 12/17/10 12:00pm 12/17/10 12:00pm

FCC: "Broadband" Now Means 4 Mbps Down

The FCC has re-defined the minimum requirements of broadband to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That's a huge jump up from the previous minimum of 200Kbps but is fitting given our video streaming, downloading and cloud living times. As for myself, I could barely live with 4 Mbps down but then the FCC reminds me… » 7/23/10 12:29pm 7/23/10 12:29pm

AT&T Confirms Intermittent Service Disruption In Parts Of California…

Uh oh. We're hearing reports that AT&T service is down in Los Angeles. Anyone experiencing issues there or in other parts of the country? » 5/27/10 7:50pm 5/27/10 7:50pm

Patagonia Down Sweater Special Edition Winter Jacket

Patagonia's Down Sweater is the classic jacket for the cold and dry climate. In Fall comes the special edition with ripstop, water-resistant, nylon half the weight and twice as strong as previous. It's so thin, feathers show through the shell. » 2/18/10 9:02pm 2/18/10 9:02pm