Asolthane wrote:Well, of course I got two replies, and they are opposing opinions. As for elevation, I am training for the SHR and like to camp high.
The 15 deg. Marmot Pinnacle weighs 40 oz
20 deg WM Ultralight bag weighs 29 oz
30 deg WM Megalight weighs 24 oz
30 deg Marmot Hydrogen 23.7 oz
32 deg WM Summerlight weighs 19 oz.
I carry a Marmot Zeus jacket. I sleep in a tent (so far...considering this tarp thing). And I carry a Thermarest Neo Air xlight.
I guess I would rather carry heavy weight baselayer and be more comfortable around camp and get away with a lighter bag. And, I don't like being cold.
People are different, I am from Northern Europe so probably more used to cold and wet weather. Your best bet is to see if you can borrow a few bags to try, if you go for a 30 degree bag just take some extra clothes until you find out if it works for you. If you are the sort of person that gets cold feet and hands you may be best to go with a 20 degree bag and take a hot chocolate before you hit the sack.