I'm fairly new to the backpacking world and am trying to modify my current gear list to reduce weight and conserve space. Although it's not the lightest pack around, I'm pretty happy with my Deuter ACT Lite 65+10. While I am concerned with weight, I also want to reduce the volume of items that go into the pack. I've decreased the size and weight of my tent by half, my sleeping mat by 3/4, and have decided on a cooking system that will reduce my weight and volume by 1/3. Clothes and food are what they are and there is not a whole lot to be done about those items. What I need to look at now is a new bag, and that is why I would like some recommendations.
I am a side sleeping, tossing and turning all nite kind of sleeper, so a quilt is not really an option. I'd be spending more time trying to stay covered than actually sleeping. I'm in the midwest so night time temps will range anywhere from about 25F to 80F. I have the high end temps covered with a lafuma 50f bag. What I am looking for is something for the lower temps. I current have a Marmot neversummer 0F bag which is way too heavy and bulky. I sleep cold so think a 20 - 30 degree bag would be about right.
Any ideas?, I'm after a quality bag, and would like ideas for a money no object bag, and then something in a realistically priced bag...$300 range
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated