There are many advantages to using a Shrink Bag, starting with the wide mouth design. 

The Lightning series of packs (Lightning 45 & Lightning 60) are often thought of as backpacking packs. They certainly are outstanding for this application, no doubt about it. In fact, they were designed with backpacking and thru-hiking as the primary activities. But during the months and years of development (and since) it became clear that these packs would have much broader capabilities. 

Hammocks are often considered a summer-only piece of gear. Well, they certainly are great on a warm evening, slowly swinging their occupants to sleep. But hammocks aren't too bad in winter either, under certain circumstances. 

"In conclusion, I LOVE this bag and its versatility.  Beyond the features I got to use, it can unzip into an awesome blanket to use on warmer nights for yourself or to share with a companion.  You can sleep with your arms through the sleeves to easily adjust your pillow, read or if you are a side sleeper you can still use your arm pillow! You will be the center of attention for a few moments but just remember that you giggled a little too – before you thought about what a great idea it really is!"

"Staying true to its roots, the Glissade is all business and no frills." Or, as we like to say, refined to the basics!

In a discussion on the website, the Mira II was recently used as an example of a tent that "crosses over nicely from summer to cooler autumn use (or milder Southern winters)." Here's a link to the article

We received an email from a customer the other day, sharing his experience with the Lightning 60 pack. Here's what he had to say: 

Yes, it's true. Exped sleeping mats are very comfortable. We know, we test them. 

We always say that it's important to use the gear we sell. There is simply no substitute for out-in-the-wild knowledge.