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Hot Summer Sleep System
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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Sea to Summit Sleeping Bag Liners on 06/22/2010 14:26:42 MDT Print View

Sea to Summit makes several liners that might make good hot weather bags.

Scott Ireland
(WinterWarlock) - MLife

Locale: Western NY
Re: Sea to Summit Sleeping Bag Liners on 06/22/2010 14:29:58 MDT Print View

Ah - that reminded me...I bought a silk liner as well, but from this small company in New Zealand. Was actually cheaper than anything in the US, and wasn't just a white or grey bag...lots of choices, and customer service and delivery were fantastic.


John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
Hot Summer Sleep System on 06/22/2010 14:42:29 MDT Print View

I travelled around the tropics for a couple of years including some mountain spells, and the best sleep system I found was:
Silk bag liner- 100g
Pashmina blanket- 300g
mosquito net.
I just wore my clothes if it was cold.

If you can't get a pashmina then try a merino blanket- see here:
I reckon a merino blanket, 2m long by 100cm wide would come in at +/-350g. Wool packs up very small, doesn't need washing so much.

I hope this helps.

Nobody You Know
(DirtbagLiving) - F

Locale: Colorado
This might work... on 06/22/2010 14:50:00 MDT Print View

Use what I used while in the Army. Just google Army Poncho Liner. It's a quilted mylon blanket. I still have one to this day.

Ultralite Hiker
An option on 06/22/2010 15:32:59 MDT Print View

That looks like a good option. If I could just find out how much the ones I am finding on google weigh...

Scott Ireland
(WinterWarlock) - MLife

Locale: Western NY
Poncho liners on 06/22/2010 15:54:38 MDT Print View

I just saw a post on HammockForum that someone is considering buying a case of Army surplus poncho liners....head over there and maybe you can get in on it too.

Nobody You Know
(DirtbagLiving) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: An option on 06/22/2010 16:46:06 MDT Print View

I wish I had a scale. I'd weight mine for you. According to Ranger Joe's, it says they weight 18 oz.

Edited by DirtbagLiving on 06/22/2010 16:48:43 MDT.

Ultralite Hiker
What about this? on 06/22/2010 16:59:46 MDT Print View

Could something like this go down to 60 degrees?

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Re: Poncho liners on 06/22/2010 17:24:44 MDT Print View


I used an Army Poncho in Vietnam back in 1967 - 1968 and 1970 -1971. I bought 4 in 1968 and still own three of them. I even had a full zipper sewn on one to make sort of a sleeping bag out of it.

I just put one of them on my scale (without the zipper) and it weighs 19.675 ounces.

They were great back then but you can get a lot more warmth for that weight in today gear world.

A light weight quilt / blanket would be an easy MYOG Project.

Edited by bfornshell on 06/22/2010 17:27:07 MDT.

Ultralite Hiker
55-60 degrees on 06/22/2010 17:26:16 MDT Print View

I am just going to try to find something that works to 55 degrees and is as light as possible. Here is what I have found, or suggestions made in prior posts. Any other suggestions welcome, although I am trying to get out of this without spending more than around 100-150 dollars (hence leaving off some of the more expensive 1 lb bags):

Silk liner ~ 8oz - Doubt this will go past 60-65 without some clothing support, which you probably wouldnt have on a summer outing. However, it being so light, you could probably bring a jacket and do OK with weight/comfort ratio.

Poncho Liner ~ 18oz - I suspect this would go down to 60.

Lafuma Warm n Light 600 - 23 oz - 45 Degree bag, based on older threads the rating is pretty accurate

Marmot Pounder - 18 oz - EN rating of 54 which seems to be what others have been comfortable to in this bag

Lafuma x600 - 20 oz - Comfortble to roughly 50 degrees

Some other form of liner example: Integral Designs
Brushed Nylon Liner - although I have NO IDEA what comfort level this would provide.

Edited by Ultralite on 06/22/2010 17:26:51 MDT.

Luke Moffat
(alaska_lanche) - MLife
Shameless plug on 06/22/2010 17:33:01 MDT Print View

Speaking of which I have a set (right and left zip) lafuma warm n' light 600s for sale in the gear swap I will let go for cheap. :)

Ultralite Hiker
RE: Shameless Plug on 06/22/2010 17:37:30 MDT Print View

I am not ruling them out just yet, but if I can find a lighter option I am going to go with it.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Bivy? on 06/22/2010 18:00:12 MDT Print View

What about a bivy combined with one of the lighter options. You could then use it in colder temperatures combined with another bag. Sort of like layering your sleep system. I do that with bivy, sleeping bag liner and an UL-20 and have done temperature below zero.

Ultralite Hiker
possibly this? on 06/22/2010 18:08:11 MDT Print View

I actually may do something like this that was mentioned earlier. I just wonder what kind of warmth it provides. Anyone make an educated guess?

Jack Newton
(figster) - F

Locale: Central Arkansas
Hot summer nights. on 06/22/2010 22:13:06 MDT Print View

I sleep in my hiking pants, shirt, and carry my wind jacket just in case. The bug net keeps some wind off.


David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
hot sleeping on 06/23/2010 08:44:18 MDT Print View

For summer trips in the Grand Canyon I would bring a tarp, pad, and a synthetic sleeping bag liner, adding a wool hat and light puffy if it got chilly. This worked well for lows in the 60s.

Ultralite Hiker
Liner on 06/23/2010 08:47:54 MDT Print View

Which liner do you use?

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: Liner on 06/23/2010 08:59:40 MDT Print View

A fleece sleeping bag liner like this one from REI would probably work. Their MTS fabric liner(think Capiline 2)might work as well for less weight and less money.

For even less money, you could pick up a fleece blanket at Target or Walmart and use it as-is or making more bag-like with a little sewing.

Or if you can sew, buy 2 yards of Microfleece from Quest Outfitters for $20 + shipping and make your own.

Ultralite Hiker
Might be it. on 06/23/2010 09:21:49 MDT Print View

This might be the ticket for my wife and I when lows are about 68ish. When she is not there I can use it as a large blanket.

Only 9oz.

Lee Fitler
(tdilf) - F
Lafuma x600 on 06/23/2010 10:18:24 MDT Print View

I just got a Lafuma x600 for Fathers Day. It was also purchase on sale from REI outlet for like $35. Haven't used it yet but it will work better then the fitted sheet I tried using a couple weeks ago (brrr).

Edited by tdilf on 06/23/2010 10:19:16 MDT.