NMBL and I did something different this past weekend. We went to a racetrack. And we traveled up to Pemberton to do it. For those of you who haven’t heard of Pemberton, it’s a town just north or Whistler, BC’s most popular and famous ski resort. The trip up to Pemberton is done on the Sea-to-Sky Highway which, as we’ve written before, is a great stretch of highway to ride. It’s arguably the most popular ride among motorcyclists in Greater Vancouver! The ride up there offers spectacular scenery and fun curvy stretches of asphalt. So much fun!
On Friday we received a very exciting email: a parcel was ready for pickup at our US post office box. Why was it so exciting? Simple. We only had one thing on order. Our Loco Libre Cayenne Pepper underquilts and Jalapeno Pepper topquilts! I can hear all the “Whuuuuut?”‘s. Lemme ‘splain. No. Lemme sum up. If you’ve read our review of the ENO Ember 2 underquilt (and other kvetching), you’ll know that I was less than happy with its performance AND design. NMBL wasn’t particularly enamoured with hers either. It’s just not a well thought out product. While ENO does have more robust offerings for underquilts, like the adjustable Vulcan, we decided to go with the made-to-spec Loco Libre offerings. They are well reviewed by other hammockers for their design and warmth. With a custom fit cost of only $10US more per underquilt compared to the Vulcan, we took the plunge. Continue reading “Loco Libre Underquilts: The Unboxing”