BillyBob58 I must confess once I am asleep I am practically dead, I also am asleep just before my eyes close 90% of the time. As for lounging which I have done a little today in the expedition, and I also setup the safari next to the expedition, and everything you pointed out is evident. That said the only time I see the smaller one being an issue is a slow paced hike or waiting out a storm. I also have the old snap-on expedition 2.5 which I gave to my girlfriends son he wants to replace his bed with a hammock. I will be replacing it with either an explorer sized HH or dare I say a warbonnet I have one scheduled to be delivered tomorrow thanks to pelletgun. I try to keep gear for 4 due to the nieces, nephews, and cousins in the military when they have some leave.
I see my self using the expedition the most this summer as it will fit in my fishing pack the best for the weekend fishing hikes.
And who knows if a shorter model would have been still good enough, and saved me a bit of weight and volume also?
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