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Stoic Somnus 30 on steep and cheap now
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Nicholas Meadors

Locale: Teh Front Range
Stoic Somnus 30 on steep and cheap now on 04/05/2012 09:17:13 MDT Print View

They've had the 15 degree bag on recently as well, but at 1lb 6 oz for the long and only 150 bucks new...seems like a sweet deal.

only 20 mins left, but i've seen them two or three times in the past couple days

Thomas Budge
(budgthom) - F

Locale: Idaho
bingo on 04/05/2012 09:32:52 MDT Print View

Thanks for the heads up, Nick. I've been in the market awhile, just waiting for the right price. This fit the bill. Hopefully turns out to be a good decision ...

somnus on 04/05/2012 17:46:25 MDT Print View

It appears to be a quality shell, and good down, good price point and weight.

But a lot of buyers seem to hate the center zip, and the zipper ends up on their face too and irritates them.

A bag you cant stand isnt worth anything

If backcountry had a clue, they would come out with a side zip that would compete with the UL ss3 and summerlite , but at $225 price point and they would have a real winner.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Sidesleeper's ideal bag on 04/05/2012 17:58:09 MDT Print View

The center zip makes this an ideal bag for side sleepers, who won't be bothered at all by the center zip - in fact. it's preferable!

Mark Rash
(markrvp) - M

Locale: North Texas
Somnus Quality? on 04/06/2012 14:34:52 MDT Print View

Can anyone speak to the quality of the bag?

If it pops up on Steep and Cheap again I'd like to get it. I have a WM Alpinlite which is more bag than I need for this time of year.

Russ Porter

Locale: Anchorage
bag quality on 04/06/2012 14:51:25 MDT Print View

So far so good on my sleeping bag. I've used it probably 25 nights so far and it appears in as good as shape as when I got it. For the money it's a hard bag to beat!

Ben F
(tekhna) - F
Re: Somnus Quality? on 04/06/2012 15:22:50 MDT Print View

Love mine

Keith Bassett

Locale: Pacific NW
Somnus 15 on right now on 04/06/2012 15:53:24 MDT Print View

Go fast. It is on right now.

Mark Rash
(markrvp) - M

Locale: North Texas
Got one on 04/08/2012 13:23:09 MDT Print View

Thanks for the feedback. My Steep and Cheap alert went off in Church today (on Easter Sunday) for the Somnus 30 bag and I was able to grab one. I have a Philmont shakedown in 2 weeks and I'm looking forward to trying it out.

They have also had the VAMP bag which is 650 fill for $99 a couple of times yesterday. If that comes back up it might be worth looking at for scouts and scouters going to Philmont.

Nicholas Meadors

Locale: Teh Front Range
Stoic vamp 30 for 110 on 04/13/2012 08:28:12 MDT Print View

just throwing it out. Stoic vamp 30 degree, 650 fill, 1lb 15oz for long. On steep and cheap now.

Pete Acker
(pka45) - F
Stoic on 04/13/2012 09:12:50 MDT Print View

Had to watch these bags and held back. If I could just sell my BA Pitchpine!

Daniel Cox
(COHiker) - F

Locale: San Isabel NF
Snagged a 30 on 04/13/2012 09:48:33 MDT Print View

I picked up a Somnus 30 when it was on SaC, it arrived yesterday. I haven't gotten to sleep in it yet, but initially it looks really nice. The few things that I'm not thrilled with are so far minimal, and likely 'quirks' rather than shortcomings.

$160 to my door for a $300 bag was too good to pass up. The CFO wasn't thrilled, so now I need to make a decision, keep the Somnus, or the 2 month old TNF Gold Kazoo. Luckily I got the TNF bag from Backcountry as well.


Daniel Cox
(COHiker) - F

Locale: San Isabel NF
Somnus 30 on Sac on 04/16/2012 19:29:36 MDT Print View

Somnus 30 up on SaC for $155.

20 mins left as of 730pm MDT