The Ultimate Sleeping Bag And Pad For Backpack Hunters

Chasing elk in the mountains on a backpack hunt during the rut is the ultimate bucket-list adventure for many American sportsman, but it's not easy. A backpack hunt demands strong legs, powerful lungs and a willingness to go wherever the elk are, all while carrying everything needed for camp on the hunter's back. The right equipment is also a necessity, and one company — Klymit  — is re-inventing ways to make lightweight, on-the-go camping more comfortable and a good night's sleep guaranteed.

Whether bivouacking on the side of a mountain, napping under nylon in an alpine meadow or catching a few quick minutes of shut-eye at the trailhead, every hunter needs plenty of rest to be on the top of his game. Klymit understands that getting a good night's rest isn't always easy when you're sleeping on the ground. To answer that challenge they've created a full line of rugged sleeping pads and bags with innovative designs and advanced technology to achieve the kind of sleeping comfort that's hard to come by in the woods.

On backpack elk hunts, every ounce you can shave on equipment saves strength to keep you in the field longer. This is where a quality ultra-sleeping pad and bag are priceless.

The Perfect Pad

The first requirement for a good night's sleep in the outdoors is a cushioning, insulating layer between a tired hunter and the cold, hard, rocky ground. By identifying the issues with existing sleeping pads and solving those problems creatively, Klymit has completely changed the way the world sleeps outside. Body-mapping technology used in designing Klymit's sleeping pads puts warm insulation, soft padding and consistent support right where we need it most, eliminating excess bulk and weight in the process. Specially designed loft pockets in their ultra-light pads allow insulation from your sleeping bag to expand into voids when compressed, maximizing the pad's ability to insulate and protect while eliminating cold spots.

Because we have to carry hunting gear, along with our camping equipment, backcountry hunters have to count every ounce. That's where Klymit really excels. All this technology creates the lightest, most compact sleeping pads available, from the next-generation Inertia X Lite to the uber-soft Static V Luxe. Weighing mere ounces and rolling into bundles barely bigger than a soda can, these sleeping pads perform like luxury mattresses while taking up little space in an already stuffed pack.

The Static V Luxe sleeping pad packs down to about the size of a 1-liter water bottle while offering a perfect balance between comfort, technical performance, durability and lightweight packability.

The Ultimate Sleeping Bag

The next step in creating a sleep system for hunting season is a lightweight, packable sleeping bag that also insulates when nighttime temperatures dip below freezing. Klymit has hunters covered there as well with a full-line of stuffable sleeping bags designed with the backcountry in mind.

Like their pads, Klymit's sleeping bags put advanced technology and innovative design to work at keeping weight-conscious campers warm and comfortable. Features such as flexible baffles, three-dimensional foot boxes and expanded patterning in the upper torso ensure the bags move with the most restless of sleepers while maintaining optimum insulation from cold temperatures and chilling drafts. Both the durable, rip-stop nylon shell fabrics and hydrophobic silk-soft linings cradle hunters in comfort and protection from the elements. Klymit bags come in a range of options, from three-season down models rated to 20Ëš to full four-season down or synthetic options for the hunter who still holds onto his tags well into November or December.

In the outdoors, sleep is a premium commodity, whether hunters are heading out for an overnight scouting mission or week-long backcountry hunt. The team at Klymit understands the challenge and has risen to meet it through technical ingenuity and next-generation design that creates rugged solutions, all but guaranteeing a good night's rest, bugling elk not withstanding.

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