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half bags, pied de le elephant
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larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
half bags, pied de le elephant on 10/15/2005 11:00:20 MDT Print View

Cleaning out an old duffel bag of ancient climbing stuff I found my half bag in the bottom. [I think this one had duck down in it and probably needs to be topped off.]
Has anyone used one recently or just weighed it out as alternative to a full bag.
The theory was if you were carrying a belay jacket you would wear it and just use a half bag. Sometimes stuffing your legs into your pack.
Also is there any source for these?

R Alsborg
(FastWalker) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Re: half bags on 10/15/2005 11:52:15 MDT Print View

Western Mountaineering is bringing back their version of the half bag in 2006

David Spellman
(dspellman) - F
Re: half bags, pied de le elephant on 10/16/2005 22:33:14 MDT Print View

Nunatak has them. They call theirs the Akula.

Richard Nelridge
(naturephoto1) - M

Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania
half bags on 10/16/2005 23:40:08 MDT Print View

Feathered Friends offers their extended version of the half bag: the Vireo:


(RavenUL) - F
Re: half bags on 10/16/2005 23:50:35 MDT Print View

I like halfbags. I like them for summer, and they make an excellent bag liner for winter. You can carry a lighter 3 season bag as your overbag... and youve got more utility.

Wild Things makes a primaloft halfbag if you looking for a synthetic bag.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: Re: half bags on 10/19/2005 20:14:11 MDT Print View

I appreciate everyone's input, my wife really doesn't think I need a half dozen url's to chase around, but relationships are about compromise...