I have to buy a new bag for an upcoming 2 week trip in the Adirondacks, and I also want the bag to be as useful for other trips as possible. I can get the sub kilo for $140, and the SD nitro 15 for $200. I'm trying to decide between the two, I don't mind spending a bit more, but if anyone can chime in I would appreciate it!
I've read the sub kilo 20 is a bit optimistic, but would work sleeping with layers, the SD 15 might be too warm for summer though. I've never had a "real" backpacking bag, always used heavier bulky bags, so experience is welcome.
Would the nitro 15 be more useful say, if I decide to do the AT in the next few years? I don't want to be limited, but I can only have one bag at this time, and since I am going into summer and on a budget, leaning toward the REI bag.
Thanks for any input!