Wednesday, April 14, 2021

ESSENTIAL GEAR : Snugpak Jungle Bag


Another go-to when traveling to any destination is the Jungle Bag from Snugpak. Almost fits in your pocket yet its a solid sleeping bag with a 55 degree rating, insect netting and did I mention that it compresses down and fits in the palm of your hand? 

You can accessorize the bag with an additional insulation layer from Sea to Summit which can add an additional 10 to 15 degrees of rating to the bag (highly recommended). 

A great deal with a low cost - $79 direct and on Amazon. 

We have bags with more loft (and a higher price tag) but the Jungle Bag gets the most use. 


The Jungle Bag is an ideal sleeping bag for tropical conditions. Snugpak® engineered the Jungle Bag with Travelsoftâ„¢ Insulation that allows the Jungle Bag to pack smaller than a coconut. With its square foot design it can be opened out into a blanket or you can zip the Right and Left side zip bags together to make one big bag. Another unique feature of the Jungle Bag is its concealed roll away mosquito netting which can be zipped over the face sealing the Jungle Bag giving you protection against mosquitoes, snakes, etc. made with Travelsoftâ„¢ Insulation, selected and chosen for its exceptional performance in hot and humid conditions. In addition, there is an antibacterial and antimicrobial treatment that discourages the growth of bacteria. This results in a reduction of odors and the need for regular laundering, ideal for prolonged tropical travel where temperatures may be high and facilities limited. The Paratexâ„¢ base fabrics wicking properties and high breathability remain unaffected by the bacteria busting treatments.


  • Built-in Roll Away Mosquito Net
  • Pocket on the inside of the bag
  • Lightweight / Compact / Durable
  • Paratex™ Antibacterial Technology
  • Left side and Right Side zip bags can be zipped together to make one large sleeping bag for two
  • Comes with compression stuff sack

ESSENTIAL GEAR : Hill People Mountain Serape

 No matter when headed to urban environments or out into the wilderness, this item is always in my backpack. Cold hotel room? No problem. Its a fantastic insulation layer. Unexpected cold weather on your weekend camping trip? The Mountain Serape functions both as a garment to wear as well as insulation in your sleeping bag, and it also functions as a bag of sorts on its own. 

Items must be multi use, and the Mountain Serape checks all the boxes when it comes to utility. 

Details from Hill People : 


The Mountain Serape is an exercise in insulation versatility. This single item functions in the following ways:

  • insulated hooded poncho
  • knee length greatcoat (zipper or hook secured)
  • blanket for two in a survival situation
  • half zip sleeping bag good for a 20-30 degree temperature gain

It has the following features.

  • 66" x 88" - Note that the way the sleeping bag mode works makes this effectively much longer when in that mode. It will extend 12" past the head of a someone who is 5'10" and 220 when in sleeping bag mode.
  • DWR treated 70 denier mini-ripstop shell sheds snow and light rain
  • 2.6oz / 80g primaloft fusion insulation (US made primaloft gold)
  • YKK zippers
  • at 2.5lbs it is heavier than a comparable sleeping bag, but lighter than a comparable sleeping bag plus comparable jacket.


 In this crazy world of pandemics, unrest and general uncertainty, there's no better time to get out and escape into the world!

We'll cover places, gear and pro tips to make your excursions into the unknown an adventure. 

What are you waiting for, GET OUT THERE! ;) 

ESSENTIAL GEAR : Snugpak Jungle Bag

  Another go-to when traveling to any destination is the Jungle Bag from Snugpak. Almost fits in your pocket yet its a solid sleeping bag wi...