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#37725 - 06/21/14 04:06 AM Temperature bags?
Anon
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I was thinking about bringing my 35 degree down bag because it is ultra light and just layer on if I got cold at night. What have you overnighters been or plan on using.

I will be camping at Trail Camp a week from today. Seems like temps get into the low 40s there at night.

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#37726 - 06/21/14 05:18 AM Re: Temperature bags? [Re: ]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1023
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
In multiple times at 12,000 ft in July or August the lowest temp I encountered was 18 F but there was no wind that time . I use a 20 F bag

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#37727 - 06/21/14 05:51 AM Re: Temperature bags? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
Marty Offline


Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 90
Loc: CT
If you are thinking about a warm ultralight bag, Zpack makes 10 degree sleeping bags that weigh between 18 and 28 oz., depending on length and width. ($400+)


Edited by Marty (06/21/14 07:25 AM)

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#37728 - 06/21/14 07:03 AM Re: Temperature bags? [Re: ]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1255
Loc: Atlanta
The same as Harvey - 20-degree bag, but I'm a cold sleeper. The type pad you use - foam cell vs inflatable - can also dictate the bag. I use an inflatable Neo-Air. Between the two I've been reasonably comfortable down to the low twenties.

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#37730 - 06/21/14 07:54 AM Re: Temperature bags? [Re: ]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7740
Loc: Fresno, CA
If you're also going to be using a tent, use the 35 bag. Wearing stuff if it's cold works.

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#37731 - 06/21/14 07:57 AM Re: Temperature bags? [Re: Steve C]
Anon
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Thanks Steve. That's what my main plan is. I have every sleeping bag known to man...ok I'm exaggerating a bit...but I have a lot of them. The only problem is what one to pack

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#37737 - 06/21/14 10:25 AM Re: Temperature bags? [Re: Steve C]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1023
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: Steve C
If you're also going to be using a tent, use the 35 bag. Wearing stuff if it's cold works.


what if that stuff is wet? It happens. Rain, sweat, falling in stream, all of the above.

I like to think of my bag as my ultimate home away from home

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