Forums
Ventana Wilderness Forums • View topic - sleeping bag

sleeping bag

This is the place to talk about the tools & toys that make for easy living in the backcountry.

Moderators: dknapp1, Betsy M

Re: sleeping bag

Postby Emperor norton on Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:26 am

My sleeping hag just divorced me, ooh sleeping bag, nevermind
Emperor norton
 

Re: sleeping bag

Postby Steve B on Sun May 10, 2015 12:19 pm

I carry a Western Mountaineering 32 degree bag that is just slightly over one pound. I have used this bag from Campo to Crater Lake, a few times the temperature dropped into the teens but I wasn’t too uncomfortable. If it gets too cold you can always put on all your clothing and your pack and be OK or you can get up and hike.
User avatar
Steve B
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:39 pm
Location: Del Rey Oaks, CA

Re: sleeping bag

Postby LBehrmann on Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:13 pm

What rating of temp would you use for a PCT hike (assuming no snowshoeing)?
LBehrmann
 
Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:11 pm

Re: sleeping bag

Postby jonl on Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:53 am

Try the Down Works in Santa Cruz.

http://www.downworks.com

They know bags and have been making them for decades. They'll can make you anyhting you want,

They are also VWA supporters!
User avatar
jonl
 
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:57 am

Re: sleeping bag

Postby runcyclegirl on Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:16 pm

An alternative to the traditional sleeping bag is the quilt. I recently purchased one from Enlightened Equipment.
My bag is the Revelation Elite, short, 20 degrees. At 17 oz., it is indeed a revelation!!
http://www.enlightenedequipment.com/revelation-elite/

Maria
runcyclegirl
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:58 pm

Re: sleeping bag

Postby Hillary on Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:47 am

Agree. Western Mountaineering is the best. Never been cold, super breathable, unbelievably light - mine is 2.0 lbs, stuffs down small, zipper never catches, zips easily in the middle of the night. I use a mummy liner as well to keep it clean (+4.4 ounces). Its worth having a second job for a month to pay for it.
User avatar
Hillary
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:21 pm

Re: sleeping bag

Postby mikesplain on Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:47 pm

Have you checked out Western Mountaineering? Good stuff.
http://www.westernmountaineering.com/in ... eping-Bags
User avatar
mikesplain
 
Posts: 610
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:15 pm

sleeping bag

Postby LBehrmann on Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:24 pm

What do you like for a 3 season bag? I have a North Face Cat's Meow 0C bag, but it only lasted 6 years before the fluff was not so insulating. It is disappointing because I follow the recommendations about hanging it from its toes in full length and hang it from its head full length and not having it in the stuff sack when not using it. Maybe Kelty is better because I think I had a Kelty longer than this. The North Face isn't even good in the 40s anymore even with the camping pad.

Yes my budget is 300 to 400 dollars max, provided it will be warm, lightweight, and durable (last 10 years of frequent use)
LBehrmann
 
Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:11 pm


Return to Gear & Gadgets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron