one pound sleeping bag recommendations
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Daniel Schmidt
(dschmidt) - F
one pound sleeping bag recommendations on 08/10/2005 21:50:51 MDT Print View

I am looking to cut my sleeping bag weight in half for a mid-Sept. John Muir trail hike. I carry a BD Firstlight tent(would not give it up to save a limb) so I can go with a higher temp rated bag with light shell material. Right now I carry a 2lb mountainsmith vision which is very warm if not overkill in Sept. in a tent. Also, I move around ALOT in my sleep and toss and turn. I am 6'2" and fairly broad shouldered. I current use a ridgerest but would like to upgrade to a torsolite or something similar. This would allow for a sleeping bag with no down in the bottom such as a sierra designs wicked fast. As far as layering, I am thinking a driclime and a baselayer will suffice. Or should I bring along my micro puff pullover?

any suggestions?

Richard Nelridge
(naturephoto1) - M

Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania
One Pound Sleeping Bag on 08/10/2005 22:03:03 MDT Print View

Daniel,

You may want to look at the following Rock and Ice article about light sleeping bags:

http://tinyurl.com/bwsh4

Rich

Edited by naturephoto1 on 08/10/2005 22:04:09 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
sleeping bag for jmt on 08/10/2005 22:33:04 MDT Print View

I would look at some of the Western Mountaineering bags that are close to but not at 16 oz. The Highlite is 20 oz size large with stuff sack, and rated I think (I forget) at 45 degrees. I am 6'1 210 and had to sell it because it was too confining for me. Their are many WM bags that are nearly that weight that are quite good. Instead I would maybe look at at ID Sil Tarp/Equinox Bivy combo with the bag that you do have instead. Your weight would be the same and it would give you considerable options in sleeping at night. More times than not, I don't even pitch my tarp at night and sleep under the stars. I hike almost exclusively in The Sierras and just love sleeping under the stars every chance I get. If this does not work out for you, check out some WM bags.