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    Just got a Lazy Slug Tube today...

    ... and I might be in love.

    Haven't had a TON of time to play with it yet, but man... I can see this speeding up setup pretty considerably, and teardown as well. And it's a nice little extra bit of water protection, given that it's silny, for setting up (under an already-pitched tarp) during a storm, or extra tear protection if it drops to the ground where it might snag something.

    I can see it now... hiking with ground dwellers and having my camp set up, Ursack tied to a tree, and laying with my feet up and de-booted, OFF THE GROUND, with dinner in the pot while everyone else is still trying to throw lines into trees and pitching their tents... ahhhhhh.

    Oh yeah... remarkable craftsmanship (seriously impressed my seamstress mother-in-law), and crazy fast service.

    Well done, Wilderness Logics! I'll be back for more, no doubt.

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    Any pics yet?

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    I know these things are awesome for car camping applications (I've seen it first hand) but I'm curious how they would work with backpacking? Can you just cram the whole slug in your pack?
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    Re: Just got a Lazy Slug Tube today...

    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    Any pics yet?
    Not yet, unfortunately.






    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    I know these things are awesome for car camping applications (I've seen it first hand) but I'm curious how they would work with backpacking? Can you just cram the whole slug in your pack?
    Definitely. It adds a tiny bit of bulk, but if you think about the fact that it replaces sacks for everything that's going into it, that shaves a bit of the bulk. It's just a tube of silny, the stuff doesn't take much room. And it looks mighty bulky hanging there, but you can cram that thing WAY down in the pack. It helps to leave the end openings a smidge open to provide an easier route for air to escape, but it's really not that difficult. Still takes less time than breaking everything down separately and cramming each thing into its own sack, then cramming those into the pack.

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    pics?

    Kyle,
    Just so you know, as the saying goes, pics or it didn't happen. Looking forward to seeing them. You have any trip reports yet? Good to see you on the Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowanderer View Post
    Kyle,
    Just so you know, as the saying goes, pics or it didn't happen. Looking forward to seeing them. You have any trip reports yet? Good to see you on the Forum.
    No reports yet, except my very succinct report on the CO Fall Hang, if that counts. XD I am finally geared up for backpacking, just waiting on some slightly nicer weather and finding someone to go with. So this'll be my first year backpacking, and I am WAY excited.

    Now, as for the pictures... I should have known better.

    I also got some tarp skins from MountainGoat today, so I did a double photo shoot.

    We'll start with everything packed away: a Warbonnet Superfly, Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1DL, Warbonnet 20 Yeti, and Warbonnet 20 Mamba. Obviously, the Superfly is in the skins above the tube, which has far more than enough room for the hammock and quilts.



    One half of each pulled back:


    Everything pulled back:


    The beauty is that, in that last pic, I did zero fiddling with anything after the slug was pulled back. The hammock and quilts come out of there ready to go.

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    ...so are you putting the entire slug into a massive dry bag? I assume the slug doesn't replicate a dry bag since the ends can be left open.

    Thanks for posting the pics.

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    It doesn't replace a dry bag, no. There are 4 openings for water to get into. It DOES add an extra layer of protection, though. I'm stuffing it, along with everything else I want to keep dry, into a garbage disposal bag I'm using as a pack liner.

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    I think I like it... good job.

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    Does it make it a lot bigger in your pack? I have thought about getting one of these but thought it would make everything a lot bigger in my pack.

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