If you take up bikepacking, you’ll quickly learn that the smaller and lighter you can get your gear, the better. You don’t have to go crazy with new gear to get out there and experience it, but if you’re in the market Klymit is worth a look. The Utah based company has been making waves with light weight outdoor gear, and their new products are no exception.
Starting with the KSB 35° sleeping bag, their newest option includes 650 fill-power white duck down to keep you comfortable down to 35°. Weighing in at 1.9lbs, the bag can be used as a blanket or a mummy bag, and has toggles to make the bag shorter so your feet can stick out the end if you’d prefer. Packing down to 13″x7″, the bag seems like a pretty good value at $169.95.
To keep you comfortable under that sleeping bag, Klymit has two new V Ultralite SL pads – insulated and non. Using their trademark V-Chambered design, the 20D polyester pads are super light – just 337g or 450g, and inflate in 10 to 15 breaths. Pricing is set at $99.95 for the non-insulated, and $119.95 for the pad with Klymalite lofted synthetic insulation. Both pack down to a super small size.
To make inflation of those pads even easier, Klymit has a new Rapid Air Pump which is basically a large tube that you fill with air and then roll to force the air out of the end. Claiming it inflates their pads twice as fast as you can with your own breath, the pump is specifically for Klymit V pads. Weighing 99g and paacking down to 4″ x 2″, the $24.95 pump pushes up to 18 liters of air at a time.