[ Side sleeper’s sum­mer bag]

Climbing - - GEAR TESTED -

ED­DIE BAUER FLY­ING SQUIR­REL 40° With no zip­pers, no draw­cords, and a sim­ple tog­gle-loop clo­sure, the Fly­ing Squir­rel is an in­ge­nious man­i­fes­ta­tion of the new trend in sleep­ing sys­tems that es­chews stan­dard mummy bag de­signs. “It’s like wrap­ping your­self in a cozy co­coon,” one tester said, “ex­cept with this one you get to choose how tight and snug you want to be—and you can throw a leg out when it gets hot.” The bot­tom is a tra­di­tional foot­box, but it only ex­tends to about half­way up the shins, then each blanket flap comes out of the foot­box and goes up to the mid-neck. Testers used this while camp­ing near the Ver­don Gorge in temps down to 38°F, but found it per­formed best in temps around 44°F. Rip­stop ny­lon didn’t tear when it got stuck in the zip­per of the tent, and it packs down pretty small, “like a large can­taloupe.”

$299; ed­diebauer.com

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