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Drew Davis
(drewnc2005) - F

Locale: Hillsborough, NC
Golite Venture 20 Bag on 12/26/2007 18:57:32 MST Print View

Backcountry.com has this one for $250 instead of the $325 it normally retails at. I think it is a mistake and you will only have a shot at this for a limited time. Not bad for a 20 degree bag with 800 fill down.

J W
(jhaura) - F

Locale: www.Trailability.com
Re: Golite Venture 20 Bag on 12/26/2007 20:40:22 MST Print View

Yeah, not a bad price, but they sell for $170 or so on ebay plus $15 shipping, so the price is still lower on ebay everyday.

Good catch though, sometimes these do turn out to be cheaper than ebay.

For example item number 170179895538 sold for $171.

Edited by jhaura on 12/26/2007 20:41:34 MST.

Drew Davis
(drewnc2005) - F

Locale: Hillsborough, NC
Re: Re: Golite Venture 20 Bag on 12/27/2007 07:54:26 MST Print View

Good call. 20 degrees, 800 fill, under $200 - hard to find.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: Golite Venture 20 Bag on 12/27/2007 08:02:48 MST Print View

Not exactly light though at 34 ounces for a 20 degree bag.

Drew Davis
(drewnc2005) - F

Locale: Hillsborough, NC
Re: Re: Re: Re: Golite Venture 20 Bag on 12/27/2007 10:25:45 MST Print View

What is your benchmark for a lightweight 20 degree bag?

The Montbell UL SS Downhugger #1, a 15 degree bag by most accounts, comes in at 36 ounces and most would consider this to be very light. The #2, a 25 degree bag, still comes in at 1 lb. 15 oz. The Western Mountaineering Sycamore, a 25 degree bag, comes in right at 2 lbs. I use these as benchmarks because they, like the Golite bag, are wider for broad-shouldered or large folks.

The WM Ultralite, another 20 degree bag, for example, is about 8 ounces lighter but much more restrictive. Therefore, a comparison to this bag is not as telling or accurate as it would be to the others mentioned above.

IMO, I don't see how 34 ounces is not lightweight for a 20 degree bag of this size. If you're comparing quilts or something to this bag, then you are probably right. But, you're also comparing apples to oranges.