Demonstrating the new "rectangular mode" on the Zenbivy Light Bed. This system uses the existing clips and loops on our quilt to connect the footbox directly to the mattress. The result is unrestricted movement for your feet all the way to the edge of the mattress, but the quilt is "tucked in" and cannot fall off. Full rectangular bag comfort from a system that is as light as a mummy bag.
Note: the video was shot with a pre-production prototype. The production quilts have color coded loops and hooks.
Update March 2019: This video shows the Light Bed with the color coded hooks and loops from production:
To compress or not to compress? That’s the question. Compression caps (and compression in general…) are hotly debated within the backpacking community. Even the Zenbivy Team has opposing opinions on the use of compression caps.
Temperatures are warming and summer is just around the corner. If you've always wanted to try backpacking now's the time to get ready for a summer outdoors. Backpacking is a lot of fun, especially with a few friends, and doesn't have to come with all the struggle and discomfort associated with it.
Deciding what to eat in the outdoors stumps even seasoned backpackers, but having a delicious meal when you get to camp can take your trip to the next level. There are many good options for calorie-dense freeze-dried meals, just head to your local outdoor store and pick your menu.