Gear Review: GoLite Imogene UL3 / MyTrailco Tent UL3

Updated 2/8/2017

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Gear Type: Tent
Material: Rip Stop Nylon
Weight: 48 oz
Price: $300 (discontinued) / $249
Link:  GoLite Imogene UL3 (discontinued) / MyTrailCo Tent UL3
Pros: Light, free standing, pop-up vent hole, seam sealed.
Cons: Small vestibule, shorter than competition, pointed roof, very little pocket storage, feels smaller than competitor.

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First Look: REI Flash Air Pillow

Quick and Dirty
Gear Type: Pillow
Trail weight: 1.25 oz
Price: $19 (on sale), $29 retail
Link:  REI Flash Air Pillow
Pros: Ultralight
Cons: Air moves around the baffles, small surface area.

REI Flash Air PillowAlright, I caved in.  After years of using a stuff sack and dirty clothing, I ran into a problem: I do not carry a lot of clothes on the trail.  That lead to my impulsive purchase of the REI Flash Air Pillow (Flash).  For $19, it was worth a shot.

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