12211Re: DAM Dilemma - Exped or Warmlite?
- Jan 2, 2006Warmlite is mummy-shaped, with greater loft than the Exped 9 Delux, wider where it
counts, and 17 ounces lighter. It's a no-brainer. With the Warmlight down air mattress
you can be really comfortable on a shelter floor, if necessary, and warm, to boot.
Stephenson's has been making down air mats for decades & have the kinks out, for the
most part. (You still have to seam-seal the pump-sack.) For instance, they know what
causes ultra-slow leaks & what needs to be done. Their products are great.
However, the Stephensons warmlite website, www.warmlite.com, is the Soup Nazi: naked,
stupid, and slow. Public frontal nudity is family tradition at Stephenson's. I am perfectly
serious. His own mother glows buck buck on the front page! And if the convoluted &
breathless "explanations" of an ultra-stupid yankee suit you, it's a hoot. Orders are with
writen paper check only, delivered by snail mail only, and you must telephone repeatedly
to get that far, all followed by suspense for a SEASON before delivery. Wait, it gets worse!
There is no retail, anywhere, so you're stuck in the Twilight Zone permanently if you buy
Meanwhile, their products are great, inspired, even. One pictures a village of the naked
hippy damned living as nomads in excellent tents: sex and sewing, sewing and sex, sex
and sewing, sewing & sex...
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