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Ernie Elkins
(EarthDweller)

Locale: North Carolina
20% Off at Campsaver.com on 05/24/2007 19:57:20 MDT Print View

Use code "memorial" for 20% off through the 30th.

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
MB #7 Down $127,MB UL $120 on 05/24/2007 21:15:10 MDT Print View

Great deals there using that 20% off; almost as cheap as buying it in Japan. This is a great chance to get your Montbell UL down jacket for under $120, a 1lb #7 down bag for $127, or a rain shell.. Fill the holes in your gear list, or replace some heavy items.
The down bags are an especially good deal since the 2007s are using 800 fill, and are much more expensive now.
Just to give new readers an idea of the quality and loft of a MB bag, I took my 1lb #7(50'F) down to 25'F using a tent,pad, and the insulating pants/jacket I normally carry. I could argue these are the best commercially made bags in the world right now; primarly due to the unique super-stretch circumfrential baffle system which continuously maximizes loft.

Chad Mason
(porch13) - M

Locale: Arizona
RE: MB #7 Down $127,MB UL $120 on 05/24/2007 22:18:51 MDT Print View

Sing it, Brett! I have a #5 and a #2 and absolutely love them both. I could never go back to a "non-stretchy" bag.

Now my only decision is whether to get the MB UL down jacket or the Thermawrap.....Anyone have suggestions either way?

James Pitts
(jjpitts) - F

Locale: Midwest US
Re: RE: MB #7 Down $127,MB UL $120 on 05/24/2007 22:22:23 MDT Print View

Tough call but I'll tell you that that dern down inner jacket is one of my favorite pieces of gear. I own both jackets and love the both. The down jacket is outstanding and if I could have only one that would be it!

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
Chad, I agree with James on 05/24/2007 22:51:45 MDT Print View

I could not make up my mind either, so I got the synthetic thermawrap(250g) for 3 season/wet climate and the Light Alpine Down(310g) for winter/alpine use. Both jackets will evidently last for decades given my infrequent use. My only other torso insulation is an REI fleece jacket.
One synthetic, one down, one fleece. Used singly, or layered. Wish I had understood this simple concept before I wasted a lot of money.

But Chad, since your bags are both down, a case could be made for buying the synthetic thermawrap, incase your bag gets soaked with condensation or liquid water.
I also bought two bags to make a 'system', in my case a #7 and a #3. By the way, putting your #5 INSIDE your #2 to make one huge bag should keep you alive down to -31'C, and comfortable at -15'C.(calculated by combining fill weights) Let us all know if you test that out? ;)

Oh, and this pic is to tempt Ben..oneshot

Edited by Brett1234 on 05/26/2007 08:16:39 MDT.

Steve McQueen
(cpholley) - F

Locale: Minnesota Transplant
Montbell on 05/25/2007 07:33:50 MDT Print View

Thanks for the code! Looks like a good one. I'm sure I could find something to buy!

As far as Montbell, I can't speak for the Down Jacket, but I will never go anywhere without my UL Thermawrap. It is the single greatest piece of gear I've purchased since I entered into this crazy world! Just last weekend, I took my Marmot Atom 40 degree bag down below freezing wearing the Thermawrap. I was toasty warm in fact!

Mandy Kent
(vermontsilkie) - F

Locale: rural New England
Re: RE: MB #7 Down $127,MB UL $120 on 05/25/2007 08:51:27 MDT Print View

I've come to realize that some people do better with down than others. Haven't figured out exactly what's going on but do know that some people sweat more than others and suspect the low-sweat folks are better suited to down items. There may also be a significant difference by gender, as studies have shown that women lose heat in the extremities more quickly than men, as our bodies are programmed to protect our innards (read baby in womb). That finally explained to me why I was freezing while hanging around on top of a mountain while my male companion was happily jumping around like a mountain goat.

Just thought I'd interject this issue as it might raise awareness helpful in making a choice between down and synthetic.

Mandy Kent
(vermontsilkie) - F

Locale: rural New England
Re: 20% Off at Campsaver.com on 05/25/2007 08:55:30 MDT Print View

BTW, do you know whether the 20% off feature works on items that Campsaver has already on sale?

Ernie Elkins
(EarthDweller)

Locale: North Carolina
Re: Re: 20% Off at Campsaver.com on 05/25/2007 09:06:01 MDT Print View

In my experience, Campsaver discount codes apply to everything on the site, including sale items.

Kevin Egelhoff
(kegelhoff) - F

Locale: Southern Cal
Re: 20% Off at Campsaver.com on 05/25/2007 12:43:43 MDT Print View

Ernie,
THANKS ... you just saved me $90.00 on two MB sleeping bags. I have been waiting to get a few summer bags and I couldn't pass up the opertunity to try MB out.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: 20% Off at Campsaver.com on 05/25/2007 19:33:12 MDT Print View

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Hideaki Terasawa
(trsw3) - M

Locale: Tokyo
Re: Re: 20% Off at Campsaver.com on 05/25/2007 20:57:01 MDT Print View

Hi Ben!

You are right! I couldn't resist buying FibraPlex pole, too.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: 20% Off at Campsaver.com on 05/25/2007 21:09:35 MDT Print View

Hi Hideaki:

I just sent you a PM.

Edited by ben2world on 05/25/2007 23:25:08 MDT.