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Backpacker Magazine – September 2012

Gear Review: Sweet Dreams

Boost comfort and convenience–and your zzzz’s–with these three sleeping accessories.

by: Will Rochfort

Cocoon Ultralight Air-Core Pillow
Cocoon Ultralight Air-Core Pillow
Sea to Summit Coolmax Adaptor
Sea to Summit Coolmax Adaptor
Nite Ize Ziplit
Nite Ize Ziplit

Cocoon Ultralight Air-Core Pillow
> Pros Inflatable air chamber swathed in synthetic fill and a fuzzy microfleece shell provides fine-tunable “can’t leave home without it” head support; packs down to baseball size
> Cons Costs more than stuffing your jacket into your sleeping bag hood
> Price $26
> Weight 3 oz.
> Info cocoon.at

Sea to Summit Coolmax Adaptor
> Pros Adds a few degrees of warmth while protecting insulation from body oils, dirt, sunscreen, and bug dope; works well alone on hot nights (stretchy Coolmax wicks sweat and dries fast)
> Cons Liners mean extra weight and bulk
> Price $45
> Weight 9.5 oz.
> Info seatosummit.com

Nite Ize Ziplit
> Pros No more fumbling for a headlamp: Loop this little LED to your bag zipper and you have enough light to find your tent door in a hurry.
> Cons Confirms you as serious gear geek
> Price $3
> Weight 1 oz.
> Info niteize.com



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