Let's talk sleeping bags

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by BaRRaCuda1974, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. manstache

    manstache Flounder of ADV

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  2. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    A wise man once said:

    1. Reasonable cost
    2. warmth
    3. small pack size

    You are only allowed to pick two.
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  3. shrederscott

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    Hi

    BA makes great stuff.

    Serra Designs makes cool bags that have pad sleeve and no insulation on back .... they have a cool toe box ...big + has self seal opening let's u poke feet out of bag when they get toasty. .....also use a no zipper semi quilt design.

    I use the backcountry down bed model ...HIGHLY recommend it ....SUPER comfy with quilt like top ! !

    Scott
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  4. thelastfoiter

    thelastfoiter I like the gear as much as the motorcycles...

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    Top quilt, just got my first one and I like it much better than any sleeping bag I've used.
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  5. SATEX

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    I think you're referring to the "Backcountry Bed," which I have and love. I think of it as a hybrid of a bag and a quilt.
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  6. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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    Correct ...comes in a few versions long, ladies,down,synthetic, single or double, 20 or 30 degree

    I use long down 30 degree ...works great as Colorado summer bag .... SUPER comfy ! !

    Scott
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  7. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    I have the Western Mountaineering Sycamore down (now made with microfiber), great 2-pound 3-season bag that I use atop a Neo Air mattress. Light and packs small, more room than a mummy, no wasted space like a rectangular bag. When it's chilly, I put a space blanket under the mattress, socks on my feet and a ski hat on my head. Chillier yet, I wear whatever light jacket I've brought along to bed. Opens completely for warm weather. I've had other bags that claimed the same performance and didn't deliver; this one does.
    Hot tip for down bags - before you leave and when you get back, tumble them on low in the dryer for a while to remove any moisture they've collected and fluff them up.
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  8. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Been here awhile

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    Fir smallest pack size to warmth ratio I take my Feathered Friends Kestrel UL 30, and a silk liner.
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  9. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I just checked them out. Very nice but out of my price range. Someday maybe after I hit the lottery
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  10. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I hear ya. Bought the bag the year before I started paying college tuition for both kids......back when I had money.
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  11. NilesHenry

    NilesHenry Adventurer

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    Sea to Summit Basecamp 2 down bag. Paired with their insulated mat. Bag has full length zippers on both sides, making it more versatile in warmer temps. Packs into included 7 litre compression sack. I shopped and shopped before deciding on this model and am pretty happy with it.
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  12. manstache

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  13. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Been here awhile

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    UGQ down quilts look interesting, lots of custom options to get just what you want.
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    True, plus customer service is #1. I think all emails are answered by the owner.
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  15. OrangeDreamCycler

    OrangeDreamCycler ...explorer of options.....

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    I too hate the Cold.
    Therefore I have a repertoire of down sleeping bags and a gor-Tex bivy-bag at my disposal.
    This waterproof bag holds,
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    Holds all of this. Which when inside the bivouac bag give me a comfort zone down to about 30 below.
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    If I do not need all the bags, I just fluff them up around me. I'm a Nester. Go figure.
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    That is a tent on top. Most of the time I never deploy it, unless I'm spending a couple of days in one spot.
    The entire kit weight is twelve pounds. Including tent.
    Happy warm Camping. ODC
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    shrederscott Long timer

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    Hi

    I can assure you that the "bag" sleeps even better than it looks.

    It is by far the most comfortable bag/semi quilt I have ever used.

    Scott
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  17. Motor7

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    Well I just placed a custom order with Wexgear.com. I did confirm with them that they use duck down. After doing some research I really don't think it's going to be an issue for me. Bring on Winter....lol!


    CUSTOM DOWN SLEEPING BAG ORDERS
    SKU: #00055
    Rating & Down Fill Weight: -17°C (1°F), 1000 g (35.3 oz) of Down, Length & Style: Long XL Mummy (13% wider), Zipper: Right Side
    1 × $160.00
    Items $160.00
    Shipping $0.00
    color- Camo
    Total $160.00 shipped to TN
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  18. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    I have this bag. https://outdoorvitals.com/collections/down-sleeping-bags/products/summit-0
    It's duck, so far so good. I'm old, out of shape, & stayed toasty with out the fly on the tent. It got down to around 28 F. It was the best I could find, all things considered.
    The first thing I do when getting to camp is lay the bag out asap. It fluffs up by the time I'm ready.
    Another thing is to wear something, like PJs. It will help keep the bag clean longer. The fewer washings the better.
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  19. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Supporter

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    After years of wanting one of these, I just ordered one. It arrives tomorrow.
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  20. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Please update this thread with your experiences :)
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