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post #1 of 47 Old 11-29-2017, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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3 season sleeping bag

WTF, happened to the price of sleeping bags? We're just looking for 2 "square" compact sleeping bags for next years run across the country. I get it that quality costs but for the prices I'm seeing they would need to come with a hotel room. Anyone have any info on reasonably priced 3 season sleeping gear? I'd appreciate hearing from you.THNX

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post #2 of 47 Old 11-29-2017, 04:38 PM
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If you are open to shopping in USD, I would recommend trying Steep and Cheap, Sierra Trading Post and REI garage in that order.
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My kid got me a Coleman o mummy bag.She told me to take it back if I wanted the regular shape bag. Its so warm even in the 29 degree camp out on motorcycles at Hungry Mother camp ground last month.Have camped in it below 25 and still great.If doing over sure would have taken it back. I toss and turn so much wake too often with it tight around me. My other two bags are cheap and work good above 40.Carry a light fuzzy blanket that warms it more if needed or just use if over me if warm.
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If you want good quality sleeping bags that will actually keep you warm you can't go wrong with "Wiggy" Bags.

Wiggy is a bit of an ass but his sleeping bags are extremely good. Not cheap but something that can very well last you a lifetime and they are made in North America as well.

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Has anyone ever tried a Selk'Bag? https://www.selkbagusa.com/collectio...ag-5g-original
For if you get bitey visitors during the night.

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Warm cheap compact. You can pick any 2, but not 3. Warm and compact 3 season bag (fits easily in a panier) means down. MEC has a few bags under $250. At that price they won't be covered in Gore Tex but that shouldn't be an issue for 3 season camping with a good tent. With a compression bag they shrink to nothing and will last a lifetime.

A decent synthetic bag will cost about $70 less, weight about the same but will require about double the space.

Down can't get wet... It'll take forever to dry and won't insulate when damp, but it compresses very well and is light weight. Synthetic takes a lot more volume when stowed but will still insulate when damp and dries faster.

Some shops may still have cyber Monday pricing. Check out Atmosphere.ca and www.altitude-sports.com

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There are also bag liners. I have a silk one that makes it a cocoon inside a cocoon of a sleeping bag.
But I wake a beautiful butterfly every morning.
Mine main bag is a 20 degree Kelty mummy bag, It packs up small and light so it's good for moto camping.
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I'm a fan of my Hotcore sleeping bag. Got it from LeBaron just as they closed down. The bag is very light, quite warm and only cost around $70

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I'm using a Kelty, model discovery 15F. Wide temperature spread in the desert 70F daytime can be 20F night in winter. and of course the large temp. difference in elevation. I bought it from REI.

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Has anyone ever tried a Selk'Bag? https://www.selkbagusa.com/collectio...ag-5g-original
For if you get bitey visitors during the night.
Looks like they are wearing there skidoo suits.

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