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Rick Sutton
(rickcsutton) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Sleeping Bags on 04/25/2012 00:35:46 MDT Print View

I currently own 3 WM sleeping bags and really like them all. I went looking for a 30 degree, ultralight bag several years ago and ended up choosing the WM Caribou as it was the lightest bag I could find that would work for my 3 season trips and accommodate my 6'5" frame and wider shoulders. I was hoping to get the HighLite, however, when I went to the store to climb in it, I found the 59" shoulder girth way too light.

Caribou's 35 degree rating has ended up being a bit too cool for me when I'm at altitude and the temps are near freezing, however, I am a cold sleeper. My suggestion is to climb into as many bags as you can and buy as good of a bag as you can afford as it will last you a long time.

Edited by rickcsutton on 04/25/2012 00:37:52 MDT.

Andrew McAlister
(mcalista) - F
30 degree bag on 04/25/2012 06:21:23 MDT Print View

+1 on the Rab Neutrino 200.

M B
(livingontheroad) - M
bag on 04/25/2012 19:29:59 MDT Print View

for a good deal on true 30 degree bags, go to Prolitegear.com
Go down to the clearance section, click on down bags 25-40F

They have Feathered Friends bags on clearance. $264 for Merlin if your slim, $279 for Osprey.

These are continuous baffle bags, the merlin has 11.5 oz down in a 58" girth bag , the Osprey has ~13oz in a 60" .

THese bags are conservatively rated. I think they probably approach 25F.