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Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Greg


Black Pine Grizzly: A Cozy Sleeping Bag For Two

It’s summer time, and the weather is fine- or it will be soon enough! Camping might seem like a solitary pursuit- man or woman versus wilderness- but we prefer to treat it as a group activity. Families and couples can have some of their best memories formed around a campfire, on the road to a mountain or retreat, enjoying a clean and refreshing (and even romantic) dip in a pond or creek.

The Black Pine Grizzly Two-Person Ripstop 0-degree sleeping bag is generously sized for you to slip in next to a (close) friend or partner. Forget one of those mummy bags, this bag won’t compress you, and offers plenty of leg room. Of course, it’s not meant to be used in a technical mountain hike where ultralight gear is a priority- at nearly 13 pounds, it will certainly be far more useful in a car camping trip.

We liked the dual zippers allowing you to hop in on either side (or hop out, so you won’t disturb the others when nature calls), plus lay flat for a night under the stars. Microfiber insulation feels snuggly, but the lining is a class flannel to keep that lumberjack feel. The Grizzly is available in a few different versions- ours offered a 0-degree rating, but warmer and colder models are available to better fit your conditions. More unusually, they make a single-person sleeping bag as well as offer two different shell materials. Ripstop polyester should hold up well, and a canvas option is lighter weight,if a little pricier. Large zippers complete the package, along with a stuff sack with compression straps.

The Grizzly has a nice hood too, for a total of 90-inches in length, enough for even taller guys to fit. The olive color won’t be for everyone, but the blue is nice. And Black Pine makes pillows that pair with your bag, plus some cute kids gear. The Grizzly Two-Person bag is available now, online and in stores, for around $140 or you can purchase directly from Black Pine Sports- use discount code Trulynet for 20% off of your purchase!

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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