I currently live in Ohio but I'm moving to Denver soon. While I'm very excited about this I'm not sure my gear can handle the extreme temperature swings of the Rockies. This is just a portion of the gear I have currently:
Bag: Montbell Super Stretch #2 bag (25 degrees, old style)
Pad: Insulmat 3/4
Shelter: Contrail when alone, 4 pound double wall tent when with someone else.
Clothing: Montbell down half sleeve shirt, polyester thermals, wind jacket, DriDucks or Golite poncho, wool gloves, balaclava and wool watch cap, wool socks, windpants.
Bear Bag: Odor proof sack and mesh bag to hang.
I know a question like this is very subjective, but I'm trying to figure out something that will get me through summer and a good portion of spring and fall, camping below the tree line. Right now I'm thinking I'll need a full insulated jacket (or another layer of lightweight fleece), and insulated pants (or again a light fleece). On average, would that be enough with the 25 degree Montbell bag, or do I need a warmer bag too? Is the Contrail sufficient for the conditions I'll face below the tree line? What about the "three season" insulmat? Finally, would an Ursack be sufficient for the Rockies? Thanks.