Slum­ber­jack Preps You for Over­land Trips and Trails

Words by Perry Mack, pho­tos cour­tesy Slum­ber­jack

4WDrive - - Gear -

Slum­ber­jack Road­house Tarp

Get out of the rain or beat the heat on the trail with this slick truck tarp. It comes with two 2.4 m (8’) poles so you can use it with or with­out your ve­hi­cle, but the two-pole set-up us­ing your ve­hi­cle gives you a great cov­ered space. This 4 x 4.9 m (160x192”) ‘truck awning’ also comes with stakes and guide­lines so you can pull it out of its in­cluded carry bag and you are ready to set it up - you sup­ply the pa­tio lanterns. $120 USD slum­ber­jack.com

Rough­house 4-Per­son Tent

Like most tent de­scrip­tions, sure you can get four guys in the tent, you can also get four sar­dines in a can, but I don’t want to be one of them. The tent floor is 226 x 254 cm (89 x 100in) - enough for three guy-sized sleep­ing bags, but you can’t walk around. It is a com­fort­able size for a queen mat­tress though. The tent walls are fairly ver­ti­cal but the 153 cm (60.5 in) roof height isn’t tall enough for most peo­ple to stand straight, but this lower height does make the tent more storm and wind re­sis­tant.

It does ex­cel with a full cov­er­age rain fly and fully taped seams so you stay dry. It’s re­ally quick to set up at about ten min­utes. Carry bag, pegs and guy lines are in­cluded but you’ll still need to buy a foot­print to go un­der­neath.

It weighs in at just over 7 kg (al­most 16 lbs). $200 USD slum­ber­jack.com

Wheeler Lake 20 Sleep­ing Bag

This is a su­per com­fort­able three sea­son sleep­ing bag - spring, sum­mer, and fall but not win­ter. It’s a great de­sign that cre­ates a plat­form for your pil­low or zips into a hood like a mummy bag for those colder nights. We also like the en­larged foot box so you can sleep on your back and point your toes to the sky. It will fit folks up to 193 cm (6’4”) tall.

It’s a 190T poly taffeta shell and liner with a syn­thetic in­su­la­tion. The off­set quilt is a smart de­sign as well - by over­lap­ping the in­su­lat­ing pan­els there are no cold spots. $90 USD slum­ber­jack.com

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