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Sleeping Bag advice needed

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:57 am
by mikeydc
I'm looking for a light, affordable, bag for use between April - October. Will only be doing higher altitude camping in the summer though. Right now I'm choosing between the REI Halo 750 fill short and the Montbell Downhugger 650 #5. I can add a liner for colder weather I suppose... just wondering if anyone has any opinions one way or the other?
Thanks!
Michael

Re: Sleeping Bag advice needed

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:19 am
by whrdafamI?
Ya gets what's you pay for. Western Mountaineering or Marmot for me.

Re: Sleeping Bag advice needed

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:43 am
by rlown
if you either scroll through the Outdoor Gear Topix area or do a search on sleeping bags within this topix area, you will find a plethora of threads on Sleeping Bag choices, Quilt choices, and other sleeping items.

There is a good thread on Big Agnes, and bag choices as well.

I'm in the 15 degree WM camp fitted to my size/shape.

Re: Sleeping Bag advice needed

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:51 am
by maverick
Get the best you can afford, your sleeping bag is one, if not your most
important piece of gear!

Sleeping Bag advice needed

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:01 pm
by AlmostThere
Summer in the high Sierra - you should be prepared for 15-20f temps. Liners don't do a lot other than get twisted up in the bag.

Get the best you can afford. A good bag will last years - some brands have great resale value.


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Re: Sleeping Bag advice needed

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:17 pm
by austex
I have a Snow Lion from the Bezerkley area (out of business some time ago) with an unknown temperature rating (3-4" loft) from the mid 1970's. Not the lightest beast around; kept fluffed in a 24" cubed box in the off season,still serves me well. Used to be dark blue; now the outside is kinda purple, I don't mind...