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Royal Magnell
(BlueMan) - F

Locale: Northern CA
Silnylon VBL Sleeping Bag liner on 12/05/2009 18:16:16 MST Print View

I'm looking for a reasonably priced Silnylon VBL Sleeping Bag liner. Does anyone know where I might acquire one? I've seen the integral designs and the western mountaineering one, both which seem nice but are kinda expensive.

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: Silnylon VBL Sleeping Bag liner on 12/06/2009 15:34:19 MST Print View

Does it have to be silnylon? AMK makes a heat sheets one for about $16, and the Thermolite 2 (heavier, but the inner fabric has a nicer feel) for $35.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
VB clothing not bag liner on 12/06/2009 18:10:07 MST Print View

If I where you I'd look into VB clothing, not a sleeping bag liner. The reasoning is that you can wear insulating clothing over your VB clothing to keep you warmer in your sleeping bag.

If you where to use a VB bag liner then you could not wear any insulating clothing to bed as the liner would trap your body moisture and collapse the insulating clothing you where wearing.

Using sil-nylon is just fine for VB clothing or VB bag liners.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: VB clothing not bag liner on 12/06/2009 19:31:27 MST Print View

You could wear the vbl up to your armpits and wear a down jacket on top. On bottom you could try synthetic pants inside the vbl and see if it is compromised with moisture.

Royal Magnell
(BlueMan) - F

Locale: Northern CA
thanks! on 12/07/2009 00:17:54 MST Print View

Yeah, I can see that VBL clothing would be a better option. I'm getting a feathered friends VBL bag liner for now, because while I'd prefer to have VBL clothing I don't have the money to spend on it right now.

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
VB Clothes on 12/07/2009 07:52:58 MST Print View

I can't find the exact thread, but I do recall a BPL member talking about making VBL sleeping clothes out of garbage bags + duct tape. Another option might be one of those super cheap rain suits from Coleman or whomever. I bet those don't breath much. Bed Bath and Beyound sells emergency ponchoes for a dollar or two and they probably don't weigh 3oz.

Maybe not great for long term, but for experimenting with VBL, a cheap option.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
John Shannon quote on 12/07/2009 11:30:57 MST Print View

John Shannon wrote
"You could wear the vbl up to your armpits and wear a down jacket on top. On bottom you could try synthetic pants inside the vbl and see if it is compromised with moisture."

Yes you could. Then again It may be nice to have a system that you could use for more than just sleeping or camping in those Texas winters. :)