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Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby herdbull » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:40 pm

Nuff said in the title. So I need another bag to compliment my Marmot Helium EQ. I plan on heading to S.A. and it appears the consensus is that a 0*/-15* will have you covered. With 0* being the most popular and -15* being somewhat overkill.

So I've started the search and geeshzzzz.... this could keep a guy busy for a month. I'm not looking to break the bank as this will get used sparingly as compared to something you may hammer away on for 100 days a year. Synthetic or down, is doesn't matter a whole bunch. From what I can tell the weight savings in a middle of the road bag is minimal between the 2.

A couple of the bags that keep coming up in my search is the MH Lamina 0*, Ultra Lamina 0* and even the Extra Lamina 0*. Their pretty easy on the pocket book, pack fairly small and run around 4lbs. Anyone use these? What else would you recommend or have you had good results with. I'm open to suggestions.

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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby USAKeller » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:15 pm

I'll throw in a vote for the Marmot Lithium Membrain! 0-degree down bag with a waterproof fabric exterior which I personally have found to work quite well shedding external condensation (much better than my MH down bag without a waterproof exterior that eats up condensation). It's fairly lightweight too and I know it's a bit more pricey but I bought it when I received a 20% off coupon from backcountry.com or REI. Marmot also makes the Lithium without the "Membrain", which is even lighter and cheaper.
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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby stonebaez » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:17 pm

I hate narrow bags with a passion, ruins my sleep. Big Agnes does a great job making lighter wide bags. They do require insulated pads underneath, they have a pouch underneath that the pad slides in to so you can't roll off it. If you have the cash:

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Bag/blackburnSL
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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby pvnisher » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:53 pm

Any of the montbell or Sierra designs stretchy down bags.
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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby Johnson » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:51 pm

Montbell UL Super Spiral #0:

http://www.backcountry.com/montbell-u.l.-spiral-hugger-0-sleeping-bag-0-degree-down

I have the #1 and love it. I would have a hard time sleeping in a traditional mummy bag though. This BA bag is pretty roomy but not stretchy:
http://www.backcountry.com/big-agnes-pomer-hoit-sleeping-bag-0-degree-down
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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby Tim A » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:15 pm

I know the Marmot Couloir 0 bag is currently running for 40% off on backcountry.com

Not sure if it covers what you need, but any Marmot Down product running at 40% off deserves a glance.

http://www.backcountry.com/marmot-couloir-sleeping-bag-0-degree-down

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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby nyker » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:38 pm

I like Western Mountaineering Bags:

They make several models including a couple zero degree bags like the one below:

http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=Products&page=Sleeping%20Bags&cat=Microfiber%20Series&ContentId=38

But, as Western bags often run better than true (i.e warmer), you might be able to get by with a 5 degree bag like this one if you are targeting a zero degree bag:

http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=products&page=Sleeping%20Bags&cat=Gore%20Windstopper%20Series&ContentId=49

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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby Johnson » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:43 pm

After several beers, I would recommend this one that you could use if you ever do Everest:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trails-Everest-Mummy-Sleeping-Bag/19887499?findingMethod=rr
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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby wildlobo71 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:00 am

Johnson wrote:After several beers, I would recommend this one that you could use if you ever do Everest:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trails-Everest-Mummy-Sleeping-Bag/19887499?findingMethod=rr


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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby Johnson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:05 am

wildlobo71 wrote:
Johnson wrote:After several beers, I would recommend this one that you could use if you ever do Everest:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trails-Everest-Mummy-Sleeping-Bag/19887499?findingMethod=rr


Kept me warm in my house when the furnace failed on me last January - sign me up!



The beers or the Everest bag? :lol:
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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby herdbull » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:32 am

That's a super great deal on the Wally world bag. Me thinks I'll just get 2 for that price (sarcasm).

There's some really good bags mentioned here. Honestly I'm staying away from anything where the first digit in the price is a 5 or 4. I know you get what you pay for but I'm not looking for a top of the line bag. Just something that will get the job done. Thanks for the heads up on the MH bag though. I do think I will take those off of the list.

I saw that Marmot Couloir and was all over it until I saw it's only in the Long. I'm small framed and 5'9" with boots on and tip the scales at a whopping 150lbs so a big bag is not really required. I do like to try and sleep on my side though. I also have a BAIC so I may head that route with the integrated sleeve for the pad.

This is good stuff. Gives me some more things to research today during our crappy rainy weather.

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Re: Sleeping Bags...... Uhhgg

Postby CO Native » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:05 am

The Mountain Hardwear Lamina is a decent bag if you're trying to save money. There's one at Sierra Trading post for under $200 right now.

Just remember when you go for the lower priced ones you're giving up something to save money. The Lamina is heaver and not as durable as some of the others mentioned here. I've also heard it doesn't quite live up to it's temperature rating, but the one I linked for you is a -15 so that should be good enough even if it's really more like a 0.
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