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Scott Jurek Interview: Gear For A.T. Speed Record

A Soft Spot To Sleep — Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite


Sleeping pads are a must-have for snoozing on the hard ground of the A.T. Jurek chose this light model from Therm-a-Rest.

“It is compressible, light, and easy to carry for me or my crew. They’d bring the mosquito net and sleeping pad, and I could get a little sleep,” he said.

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Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.