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T.C. Cromie
(yogru) - F

Locale: Land of too much rain!
25% off at Campsaver on Montbell on 05/18/2011 12:27:47 MDT Print View

Been waiting for this sale!

Just picked up a Mont-Bell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger #3 for $212 shipped

Some good prices on jackets too.

Stephen B Elder Jr
(selder) - M

Locale: Front range CO
Nice!!! on 05/18/2011 12:41:27 MDT Print View

Good find! #1 also!

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: 25% off at Campsaver on Montbell on 05/18/2011 13:02:12 MDT Print View

the email they sent has the wrong prices. they took another 25% off for the email. i called them on it and they wouldnt honor the cheaper price they sent out on email. waste of time.

Greg F
(GregF) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: Re: 25% off at Campsaver on Montbell on 05/18/2011 13:36:31 MDT Print View

I am in Canada so I need to get up to $200 to get free shipping. Is there anyone who would want to get in on an order together to save shipping costs? We could split the cost of shipping it once one of us reciece the order from Camp Saver.

Edited by GregF on 05/18/2011 13:37:24 MDT.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Ugh on 05/18/2011 13:43:27 MDT Print View

Their vest is not on sale. :(

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Super Spiral vs. Spiral on 05/18/2011 13:59:53 MDT Print View

Any good insights as to the difference in these 2?

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: Super Spiral vs. Spiral on 05/18/2011 14:17:13 MDT Print View

I have the #3 super. Here's my experience based on a few hours of testing at around 28-30 F:

The Super Spiral 2 oz heavier and can stretch more to give more room. The disadvantage is that when the entire bag is stretched, at some point, the overall loft is reduced. When the bag is stretched in one spot too far, such as the knee of a bent leg, that spot will feel cold.

Depending on the temperature, some of the extra room you gain with the extra stretch might only be usable for repositioning, not for a long-term sleeping position. The tradeoff for the flexibility is that you have to manage cold spots more carefully than with a non-stretch bag.

If you're at least fairly comfortable in a normal size bag, get the Spiral. If not, get the Super Spiral.

Brian Gentry
(Treegreen) - F
25% off at Campsaver on Montbell on 05/18/2011 14:21:52 MDT Print View

The Spirals are often lighter, but the Super Spirals will seriously stretch to give massive amounts of room if you really want it. The Supers are very comfortable.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Super Spiral vs. Spiral on 05/18/2011 14:26:50 MDT Print View

Sounds like both are decent options. Leaning towards the spiral. Interesting point on loft and stretch. I always feel a bit of stretch reduces trapped air and is a bit warmer. But I can see how you can have too much of a good thing.

T.C. Cromie
(yogru) - F

Locale: Land of too much rain!
Re: Ugh on 05/18/2011 14:39:42 MDT Print View

Their U.L vests/jackets are on sale...just not the Ex Lights

Kevin Cody
(codycolor2) - F

Locale: Los Padres NF
Re: 25% off at Campsaver on Montbell on 05/18/2011 14:41:44 MDT Print View

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I am always the guy who waits around for sales, then buys the item because he gets frustrated that he can't find the deal so he buys it then the deal comes out. YOUR MY HERO.

Dave Heiss

Locale: Pacific Northwest
No pants... on 05/18/2011 14:56:39 MDT Print View

Bummer - the Montbell Thermawrap pants aren't part of the sale.

Todd Dea

Locale: Coast Mountains
Nice remind on 05/18/2011 18:26:35 MDT Print View

I got the e-mail this morning as well but was too busy at the time to look. Came home and saw this thread and jumped on it. Not quite quick enough apparently to grab a U.L. Super Spiral Down #3 bag in a reg (sold out) but I did manage to grab an UL Down Inner jacket in Royal Blue in my size !!

Thanks again for posting the deal !

Kevin Cody
(codycolor2) - F

Locale: Los Padres NF
Re: Nice remind on 05/18/2011 19:02:42 MDT Print View

Hearing this makes me feel for you but at the same time I am so happy I have a smart phone with internet so I can order it while at work :) oh and thank you BPL for this section and to the original poster of this thread

Todd Dea

Locale: Coast Mountains
. . . on 05/18/2011 22:01:41 MDT Print View

LOL. Nice !! Did you get the last #3 reg ??

Jimmie Rich
(syrmyth) - F
trade on 05/20/2011 01:42:31 MDT Print View

I just bought the UL down parka (they are sold out at campsaver) a week ago but I would prefer the regular jacket. Anyone want to buy my parka so I can buy one of these jackets? It is size small and is the orangeish color. If I had the money I would just keep both because I really like the parka. :p

Josh Thomas
(JtPeso) - M

Locale: Louisville, Ky
montbell miracle on 05/23/2011 20:49:19 MDT Print View

Woo hoo! I checked last Thursday and every length and zip of the Montbell #3 spiral and super spirals were sold out. Just checked again for some reason, and they had one spiral down #3. Freakin sweet.

Kevin Cody
(codycolor2) - F

Locale: Los Padres NF
Re: . . . on 05/24/2011 13:00:52 MDT Print View

Yes I did. Turns out that although I got the 25% off discount I happened to be semi unlucky in the fact that their was a lot of people ordering that day and some how the computer allowed them to sell more then they had. Needless to say I won't be getting my #3 till mid to late June which I will IMPATIENTLY wait for. So worth the wait though.