Hi to all the ladies on the forum (and any guys too),
I need some advice about a backpack and sleeping bag for my wife, who has begun to consider joining me in some overnight hikes, provided I maintain her comfort levels, of course. Her back length is 17 inches.
I'll be carrying the shelter and her heavier, and more comfortable sleeping set up because I'm a gentleman, so she'll be carrying my sleeping bag (Rab Top Bag- 475g) and a Gossamer Gear Thinlight, which could double as padding for her pack. The rest of the gear will be hers in her pack- rainwear (Golite Reed ladies small, ID Poncho, Titanium mug and a fleece/ insulating layer and an icebreaker top) and food and water for an average of three days out. No doubt she'll want to bring some bits and pieces too.
I'm thinking of a Golite Ion Medium, which I have (maybe too long), an OMM 20L or 25L as it has mesh on the back for perspiration.
The veto will be used if her pack weight goes above 5kg total.
Any other suggestions for a pack?
We'll be hiking in summer at an altitude of about 2000m in the Pyrenees, and she'll be introduced to the UL method as we go.
I'm thinking of a sleeping bag for her too- she'll be on a Warmlite DAM (while I'm on a Ridgerest!?). Any suggestions for a sleeping bag- she's a cold sleeper (cold feet, warm heart) and 5 foot 6 tall. Temperatures should be down to about 0 degrees C?