Mail Call – New Sawyer Select Water Filter & Outdoor Vitals Mummy Pod

In this episode of Sintax77’s Mail Call, I check out the new Sawyer Select foam water filter, and a hammock camping sleep system by Outdoor Vitals called the StormLoft Mummy Pod, along with their netless hammock system with whoopie slings.

I also open some viewer mail and discuss Permethrin vs Picaridin for tick and mosquito treatment of backpacking and camping gear.

For an easier read, check out my full blog post here:

Links and Info for the Sawyer Select Water Filtration System:

Official Sawyer Select Filters Webpage Link
The three Select systems reduce chemicals down to 0.5 parts per billion (up to 40 times lower than the EPA’s maximum recommended level) and reduce pesticides down to 0.01 parts per billion (400 times lower than the EPA’s maximum).
The Select S2 and Select S3 models go even further, purifying contaminated water from suspect sources.
Select S2 filters out 99.99% of viruses.
Select S3 filters out 99.99% of viruses and reduces heavy metals such as copper, arsenic, and mercury down to 0.5 parts per billion (up to 260 times lower than the EPA’s maximum).
Weight: 9.25 oz total for bottle with foam filter and hollow fiber membrane filter attachment.

Original Sawyer Squeeze Filter on Amazon:
Sawyer Mini on Amazon
Sawyer Gravity System on Amazon
Sawyer Picaridin Lotion and Spray
Sawyer Permethrin

The 15° StormLOFT I was sent appears to be available direct from the at this point,
but some of their other typse of bags are starting to show up on Amazon, such as the Aerie model here

Links and Manufacturer’s specs for the Outdoor Vitals 15° StormLOFT Down Mummy Pod:

Official SormLOFT MummyPod Webpage Link
Easily switches from use as a mummy sleeping bag to a pod system to fully insulate a hammock!
Patented footbox allows hammock to run straight out of the bottom of the bag and seal, or zip it up for use on the ground and insulating baffles keep your feet warm!
Redesigned shoulder baffles seal cold air out and add additional comfort!
StormLOFT™ 800 fill power hydrophobic down provides premium performance in both loft, warmth and dealing with adverse weather conditions!
NEW YKK Anti Snag Zipper makes it virtually impossible to damage your sleeping bag while zipping it up. It also provides easier zipper flow making it a breeze to get in and out!
Vertical baffles keep the down locked into place both on the hammock and on the ground.
Included suspension system keeps the bag from sagging or moving when using it on the hammock
Extra shoulder room (grid) keep the bag extremely comfortable and roomy.
Outdoor Vitals Lifetime Warranty: Here at Outdoor Vitals we believe in standing behind the craftsmanship and quality of our products. Anything that was our fault, we fix so you can feel confident that you’re getting exactly what you paid for!

Links and Manufacturer’s specs for the Outdoor Vitals Ultralight Solo Hammock:

Official Outdoor Vitals Ultralight Solo Hammock Webpage
Weight: 14 oz (finished model may be 13 oz)
Hammock & Carabiners: 9.5 oz (finished model may be 8.5 oz)
Suspension System: 4.5 oz
Unfolded size: 9′ x 4′
Compact size: 7″ x 4.5″
7/64 inch dyneema™ whoopie sling
1 inch thick by 6 foot long double looped polyester tree strap
40D ripstop nylon fabric
Triple stitched
Wire gate high grade aluminum carabiner
Rated to 300 lbs when used properly

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