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Old 04-25-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Wicked Sleeping bag suggestion.

Hi all,

could you guys suggest a great sleeping bag for spring/summer/fall in 40/50F weather, to keep in the BMW cases?

thank you!

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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You're gonna get a ton of responses... most of which will tell you to use the search function

My opinion is the EMS Velocity 35 http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4420541
...under 2 pounds, synthetic, packs to the size of a nalgene. I've been really happy with mine!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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Big Agnes Buffalo has what no one else does. A sleeve that the pad or air mat slides into so you never roll off. Its a wide comfortable bag made for 40 degrees that packs smaller than many mummys cause it uses the pad as the bottom insulator.

I just slept warm at temps below 30 in it at Warped.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:43 AM   #5
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Hi all,

could you guys suggest a great sleeping bag for spring/summer/fall in 40/50F weather, to keep in the BMW cases?

thank you!

Emanuele
If you're going to keep it in your cases then don't get a down one. They need to be stored uncompressed. Same is true for synthetic really but they don't suffer from prolonged compression as badly as the down ones do.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:56 AM   #6
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If you're going to keep it in your cases then don't get a down one. They need to be stored uncompressed. Same is true for synthetic really but they don't suffer from prolonged compression as badly as the down ones do.
Hopefully Emanuele meant the bag would just be put in the cases from camp to camp each day and not stored in the cases long term...


To the OP: I just got a Kelty Light Year 20 degree down bag at the REI outlet store. Normally $200 (for the men's long), overstock price $133, with their recent 20% off sale and a $29 dividend I had there, mine was delivered for $86. It came with storage and compression bags, has a zipped storage pocket and four outside loops to attach two lengths of parachute cord to hold it on an air mattress just as effectively as the system on the Big Agnes bags. Even without the discounts I got it is a great deal on a very good bag that would work well for your specifications. REFERENCE.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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GOLITE or Snugpak

Check out golite.com I have an adrenaline which is a four season bag, but they make the best lightest stuff around. If you want something REALLY small check out Snugpak sleep systems. I got one in 2005 and it's the size of a cantaloupe when compressed.

I've been preparing to be a guide for a few years now and people in here have alot of good comments:

1. Down bags do need to be hung so then don't lose loft, but they remain king in warmth
2. That big agnes bag is really innovative for sure

Remember when buying a sleeping bag that the temperature standard (at least in the US) starts from the zipper up - it is an old throwback which assumes the use of a ground cloth and insulative type pad.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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Any Big Agnes with Big Agnes sleeping pad.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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I bought a North Face Allegheny a couple years ago. Been impressed with it. Probably been in it to the upper 40's. Packs pretty small but plenty warm. Still out there but no longer made.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/2610084..._lwgsi=y&cbt=y
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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I have a nice down bag, but it is overkill in the summer most of the time. I picked this up on an impulse a few weeks ago: http://www.sportsauthority.com/produ...entPage=family


It was inexpensive enough for a knockaround bag and super compact. Should be okay for warm/hot weather.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #12
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+1,they really do control moisture...cause man I sweat.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:33 PM   #13
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Just call Wiggys and ask a pointed question. He's a jerk.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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I'm a happy Alaskan, Summer and Winter in my Wiggy Bags. Also us his boot liners in place of felt pacs in my boots.
When it comes to outdoor gear I only speak up for what I find works best for me, and I have more than one Wiggy bag.
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