Though new to this hanging, I see that venerable inventors like Ed Speer had so much to do with its development, it would be special to own an original. It's sort of sad that such a useful item is no longer manufactured.
Originally Posted by rip waverly
The inventor of the SPE and Snugfit (Youngblood) no longer partners with Ed Speer, so the rights to manufacture them were lost when the partnership dissolved. Those were two very good designs. Whenever either of those items pop up for sale, they usually only last less than a couple of hours.
Originally Posted by cpresoz
and I'm remiss in only having tried the Snugfit for this first this this past weekend...got that same feeling post Packa use-why did I wait so long
I am one of the lucky ones with an original SPE 4x4. I also had a 2x2 that I gave to my neighbor. I had not really thought about selling the 4x4 but I have not used it in years. Too much going on now. Let me think about it and after Christmas I may offer it for sale.
I feel lucky in having all of you pass on your knowledge and the history. I went and got some pads, cut them up and mean to test their positions before I commit to threading them together to make a wing pad similar to Sgt. Rocks. I already see bulk is the issue for my backpacking and ultimately will get an underquilt. An SPE with an inflatable main pad would keep the bulk down a bit.
Originally Posted by southmark
If you decide, Southmark, to let go of your SPE, I would love to have it and would be honored. Thank you.
Thank you...it actually makes since. On your material one, did you use rip stop or a different type. I can't see the rip stop making that much difference with moisture, but I could be wrong.
Originally Posted by wisenber
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