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Ben Smith

Locale: Epping Forest
40 degree bag on 02/26/2014 07:31:34 MST Print View

Last March I hiked a 3 day section of a long distance path here in the UK.
My only down sleeping bag is a GoLite Adrenaline 1 which is rated to 40F and I slept on a thermarest prolite XS.
Whilst I'm not sure of the temperatures, we had snowfall on both nights and my girlfriend slept in a bag rated to 20F and on a full length self inflating mat but still found it to be a cold nights sleep.

Push your limits, you'll be surprised how far you can stretch them without losing an enjoyable level of comfort.

Keep pushing until you have a less enjoyable time (which ever type of fun Skurka calls it) and then backtrack.

David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Re: Devin on 02/26/2014 10:52:58 MST Print View


Here's one of my 3 season setups, BW a little over 7 pounds. Assumes nights sometimes dipping into mid-30s (but not consistently) and possibility of rain, but not days of wet conditions. I consider it plenty warm and comfortable.

Shelter: 14.6 oz
(Shaped silnylon tarp w/lines, stakes, polcryo groundsheet, head net)

Sleep: 33.4 oz
(40* quilt, Synmat UL 7 S)

Pack: 11.7 oz
(32L frameless, with foam sit pad 'frame')

Packed clothes: 32.3 oz
(LS merino zip, Montbell Down Inner, sleeping socks, merino bottoms, beanie, liner gloves, shell gloves, DriDucks jacket, windshirt)

Kitchen: 5.9 oz
(FM 300T canister stove, 600 ml TI mug, spoon)

Hydration: 1.9 oz
(1L platypus, repackaged aquamira)

Hygiene: 1.2 oz

Essentials: 11 oz

Food storage: 2.1 oz