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Sleeping pad inside your bag

Postby austex » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:46 am

I've searched the topic and can only find reference to liners. Question is with a sleeping bag and what are the benefits/drawbacks from having a sleeping pad inside the bag compared to outside? With a quilt it's a moot point. The reason I ask it would help me to keep from sliding off my pad. I do use a tyvek sheet underneath regardless.



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Re: Sleeping pad inside your bag

Postby rlown » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:19 am

my neo air wouldn't fit in even the WM badger. I do thrash around at night, but I'll take any sleep I can get.
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Re: Sleeping pad inside your bag

Postby maverick » Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:01 pm

Sierra Designs makes a sleeping bag, that includes a sleeve for your pad, so it does not move around during the night: http://www.sierradesigns.com/sleeping-bags/bed-style
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Re: Sleeping pad inside your bag

Postby freestone » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:07 pm

One of Klymet's first pads used body mapping technology to design a pad that could fit inside a mummy bag. They contend that when lying on your back in a traditional bag, all the down is in fact, not compressed and useless.

I have heard one drawback to mating the pad and bag, if you like to sit up while still in the bag, the pad makes that posture a hassle.
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Re: Sleeping pad inside your bag

Postby robow8 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:46 pm

I've got one of those Sierra Designs Backcountry beds and I really like it. I'm a thrasher at night and it's way more comfortable than a mummy bag. The sleeve that the pad goes into is only about halfway down, letting you curl up your legs. And there is no down on the bottom where the pad is attached, instead relying on the pad for insulation. And if you want to sit up, the "quilt" lets you do that too
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Re: Sleeping pad inside your bag

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:19 pm

robow8 wrote:I've got one of those Sierra Designs Backcountry beds and I really like it. I'm a thrasher at night and it's way more comfortable than a mummy bag. The sleeve that the pad goes into is only about halfway down, letting you curl up your legs. And there is no down on the bottom where the pad is attached, instead relying on the pad for insulation. And if you want to sit up, the "quilt" lets you do that too

Looking at the website, it looks like the bags are rated down to around 30 degrees. Do you find this to be accurate ?
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Re: Sleeping pad inside your bag

Postby robow8 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:50 pm

The Other Tom wrote:
robow8 wrote:I've got one of those Sierra Designs Backcountry beds and I really like it. I'm a thrasher at night and it's way more comfortable than a mummy bag. The sleeve that the pad goes into is only about halfway down, letting you curl up your legs. And there is no down on the bottom where the pad is attached, instead relying on the pad for insulation. And if you want to sit up, the "quilt" lets you do that too

Looking at the website, it looks like the bags are rated down to around 30 degrees. Do you find this to be accurate ?


I've only had it for a few months so I'm not sure. I did have it on a car camping trip at Barton Flats here in southern California and it got cold enough to leave a layer of frost on everything. I slept plenty warm. I do use a Thermarest X-Therm mattress.
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