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Temp Rating Sleeping Bag for Hanging in the Sierras 3 seasons
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Benjamin Ingalls
(bingalls1987)

Locale: Southern California
Temp Rating Sleeping Bag for Hanging in the Sierras 3 seasons on 05/15/2013 11:02:22 MDT Print View

What are your thoughts on the right temp bag to be used with a hennesy ultalight to stay warm possibly without bubble pad or uq Or are the UQ's absolutely necessary

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Temp Rating Sleeping Bag for Hanging in the Sierras 3 seasons on 05/15/2013 12:09:12 MDT Print View

You will need a pad or other kind of under insulation. Not much, but yes.

Brian Reyman
(breyman) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Need some sort of insulation on 05/15/2013 15:24:14 MDT Print View

You definitely need some type of insulation. Something that should keep you as warm - or a bit warmer - than what you'd want the sleeping bag at. Most report only being able to go to 65-70*F without something underneath (and laying on a sleeping bag doesn't count as it crushes the insulation).

Depends what you consider three season, but you should at least consider a closed cell foam pad - like a walmart blue pad. Or, if you want lots of comfort and to stretch the temperature lower, a 30 or 40* UQ would be worth considering.

As a note for both, I personally like a 20* UQ and 20-30* quilt or sleeping bag for the rocky mountains in Colorado for 3 season use. You could probably get away with a bit less, but not by much.

Edited by breyman on 05/15/2013 15:25:20 MDT.