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    I have this one on my list of gear to buy when I see it go on sale. For the weight, it would be great for the backcountry hunts that I have planned in the future.

    https://www.rei.com/product/862532/r...o-sleeping-bag
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowrunner View Post
    I really dont think there is a need to spend that much on a sleeping bag. There are a lot of great options. Anything from REI is great. This one looks like a good deal on a Kelty.
    Bowrunner, with all due respect I couldn't disagree more with your statement. I spend all summer and fall in the backcountry of Wyoming (9-14,000') and I can tell you with 110% truth there is a difference between a $150 bag and a $600 bag and there is a need for the $600 bag. When you're carrying pounds on your back weight/warmth ratio is vital, which is the fill weight (550 compare to 850). Would you want 550 strands of insulation per square inch in your house or 850 strands?), but yes you are correct, if your a truck hunter then no need to spend a ton on a down bag, get a big heavy synthetic.

    Also, not all people are of average to small size and cant fit into a mummy style bag. So, while the mummy saves weight not all people can fit in them and get an ounce of sleep. I for one am one of those people. Im 6'2" and 250 pounds...not fat, I work out everyday. I don't have room to get my shoulders inside the bag and then move my arms around.

    So, there is a need for those types of bags...but not all people need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wileywapiti View Post
    Bowrunner, with all due respect I couldn't disagree more with your statement. I spend all summer and fall in the backcountry of Wyoming (9-14,000') and I can tell you with 110% truth there is a difference between a $150 bag and a $600 bag and there is a need for the $600 bag. When you're carrying pounds on your back weight/warmth ratio is vital, which is the fill weight (550 compare to 850). Would you want 550 strands of insulation per square inch in your house or 850 strands?), but yes you are correct, if your a truck hunter then no need to spend a ton on a down bag, get a big heavy synthetic.

    Also, not all people are of average to small size and cant fit into a mummy style bag. So, while the mummy saves weight not all people can fit in them and get an ounce of sleep. I for one am one of those people. Im 6'2" and 250 pounds...not fat, I work out everyday. I don't have room to get my shoulders inside the bag and then move my arms around.

    So, there is a need for those types of bags...but not all people need them.
    I'll continue that sentiment....

    If you're truck hunting, buy a synthetic bag regardless of size and weight. I bought a zero degree bag from cabelas which weights five pounds or so and its great.

    If you're back country counting-every-ounce, buy a quality down bag + a sleeping pad which is insulated--THE most overlooked item, and one which adds tremendous comfort. I'd rather spend $200 on an insulated sleeping pad and $100 on a cheap bag, than the other way around. When I made the switch from a a standard thermarest, to their insulated UL it was night and day in warmth. I've since switched to a big Agnes insulated Q Core and its the best pad I've ever owned, and I'd say I've owned close to 20 over my years of hunting and back packing.

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    I'll agree, I had that thermarest auto inflating pad and it didn't cut it. I'd feel rocks and I thought something was wrong with my sleeping bag because I was chilled even though it's a 20 degree down marmot. I bought the Exped Winterlite Synmat and my sleeping surface was much more comfortable along with being a warmer sleep


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    Quick comment on stuff sacks vs compression bags. My quilt had a stuff sack that just barely fits the bag so it's not extra big and seems to be designed to minimize excess weight. To save a little more space, I bought a couple long velcro straps at Home Depot so if I'm trying to reduce space, I can scrunch it down even more and saves weight compared to the compression bags that I have. Compression bags will weigh more due to extra buckles and straps so if you're wanting to reduce weight very cheaply, you might think about this.

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    north face blue kazoo 15 degree. 2.8 pounds. big agnes q-core slx 16 oz

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    I recommend Western Mountaineering UltraLite Sleeping Bag, though it is a bit pricey.

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    Scott- Did you ever do a review? Would be interested to read it as I am in the market for a new bag this year.

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    Not a fan of a mummy bag.
    Has anyone tried the Kifaru slick bag? I like the Big Agnes feature of the pad attaching to the bag, But I like the wider version semi mummy bag that Kifaru offers.
    Wish I could find something with the quality of the Kifaru bag but with the feature of being able to attach the pad to the bag like the Big Agnes.
    Does anyone have any homemade remedies of attaching the pad to the bag?

 

 
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