anyone try this walmart down bag?

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  1. DaymienRules

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  2. CycleDoc59

    CycleDoc59 Wrench Rider

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    No experience with that bag, but it can't
    possibly be much at that price. "Down" is
    tricky, as there's more than one type, and
    both "fill power", loft and fill weight are critical.
    High quality down with high fill power is expensive,
    and low quality, low fill power down is no bargain....

    Also, any "temp rating" is highly suspect, as there
    is no standard; the mfg can claim any temp he chooses.

    This might help: http://tinyurl.com/chrs8yq
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    For $70 more, I bought a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 800 fill bag that weighs 1.5lbs. from Campsaver.com. Just looked and I guess they sold out quick, but if you search, you can find some great bags for not much more $$


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    It claims a 90% feather duck down 750 fill. Which, while not top of the line, is still not awful. I know it may npot compare to bags like the mountain hardware bag that you bought, rei lists that as a 400$ bag. Even at the sale price you found, its still double the cost.
    Looking for a cheap bag that packs small is a challenge without tapping the power of visa. Really the same issue that keeps coming up on any post that asks about value priced gear. I'm just hoping to determine if it would be a workable upgrade for summer trips using a basic synthetic mummy that takes up a full pannier.
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    Get yourself an emergency blanket, folds to deck of cards size, to supplement that bag if you get cold. There are good servicable gear items (tents, sleeping bags, etc) at low prices. I don't buy the koolaid line that higher priced gear is any better for occasional use than budget priced items. But, it's like anything else, buy what you can afford for the intended use and frequency.
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    That bag is talked about a lot on the hammock forum which i frequently visit.. again with mixed reviews as heard here.

    Some say spend another 100 bucks and get another bag, others say it's great at the price point you're looking, and certainly lighter and smaller packed then the 39 buck walmart bag sitting next to it. Most do say that its a decent bag for summer camping and you can add a cotton or silk liner for some extra comfort.

    Its all about price vs value tradeoff, good luck.
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    Buy it, try it and if you don't like it,,,,,, give it back. It is Walmart after all.
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    $70 shipped to my house??? I am tempted to get one to try out...
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    One of the reviewers states it is only rated at 32 degrees and both commented on how narrow it was. Not a cold weather bag for a fat guy.
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    If your not allergic to chicken feathers go for it.
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    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    For $ 35 more, I picked up a Big Agnes bag @ Gander Mountain several months ago. No more down bags for me motorcycle camping. The compression kept poking small holes in the bag and I was always shaking feathers out of my tent.
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    Walmart also had a Coleman Max synthetic that was rated around 20 degrees and packed fairly small for a syn. bag. Yes, that 20 degree rating is prolly BS but still, 60$ for lets say, a 35 degree syn bag that stuffs to a decent size.

    They also had a syn. bag {Traverse I think} rated to something like 10 degree. It's a whopper and you prolly won't be packin it on a bike and you sure won't be hiking it in but still, I think a good value for price for once in awhile camper.
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    I was looking for a mild-weather bag that packs small, and was considering the Mountain Hardwear Lamina 35 at REI.
    http://www.rei.com/product/846675/mountain-hardwear-lamina-35-sleeping-bag

    This bag has a stuff sack that is 6" X 12" - awesome for a synthetic bag.
    But the price is $180-$200.


    As I was checking my SPAM filter today, I saw a camping ad and checked it out. I found the same bag for $80 shipped free. It's been ordered. :clap

    http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-hardwear-lamina-35-sleeping-bag-35-degree-synthetic-mhw1499
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