Whether hunting, fishing, or camping, a week in the Wyoming mountains will bring weather challenges.
Last week, our evening campfire session was cut short by a sudden storm. Laying in my warm Grizzly sleeping bag and watching the lightning flash through the Freestander Turbo Tent was exhilarating. The electrical storm had plenty of flash, followed by hail and a pouring rain for the next two hours. The sound of big drops on canvas was both soothing and scintillating.
This was my first storm sleeping in a Turbo Tent, and the experience was very comfortable — and dry! First, the tents go up quickly and can be “popped” by a single person without the worry of losing poles, since the tent comes connected. Inside the tent, we had sturdy cots and the most comfortable sleeping bag I’ve ever encountered: The Grizzly.
Here’s a quick summary of each product:
Freestander Turbo Tent by Black Pine Features
- Color: Beige and Green
- Lightweight aluminum poles, jointed and connected
- 150-denier ripstop polyester with Thermoguard lining
- 210-denier nylon bathtub-style floor
- Rainfly with front awning
- Two side windows with zippered storm flaps
- Zippered pockets for stow-and-go guylines
- Heavy-duty MAX zippers
- Electrical power cord inlet
- Footprint: 10′ x 10′
- Center height: 7′
- Wall height: 5′ 6″
- Wind rating: 60 mph
- Weight: 32 lbs, including tent, rainfly, stakes, and canvas carrying bag
Grizzly Sleeping Bag
Mummy-style sleeping bags are a great idea if you were a Pharaoh in your former life and need to sleep a thousand years. If you just want a great night’s sleep, the full-sized Grizzly sleeping bag is ideal. My hunting buddy John and I had each climbed about 2,000 feet at nearly two miles of elevation the first morning of our elk hunt. Returning to camp in early afternoon, we had time for a short nap. The Grizzly sleeping bags quickly got us sleeping and nearly consumed the day. The soft flannel lining and the large space of the bag had me sleeping like a king. Here are the details.
- Color: Olive with plaid lining
- Shell: Duck canvas
- Insulation: Microfiber
- Flannel lining
- Double-layer offset quilting
- Oversized draft tubes and chest baffles
- Big, heavy-duty MAX double zipper
- Stuff sack included
- Machine washable (gentle cycle), hang to dry
- Length (outer): 90”
- Width (outer): 40”, shoulder to foot
- Fill weight: 5 lbs
- Bag weight: 9.7 lbs
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