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Sleeping bag advice #9617030 02/19/15
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I am going to do a week backcountry hiking and fly fishing trip to Yellowstone this summer and I need to get a sleeping bag. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good balance between quality and price? I would love to spend less than $100.

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Check out REI almost all of their gear is good. 1 C note is not much of a budget for down bags but will get you a decent synthetic one. Also check out Sierra Trading Post for some good deals, stay with the name brands as they have a range of quality. This one fits the bill: https://www.sierra.com/kelty-20-f-tuck-ex-thermapro-sleeping-bag-mummy

Bags I have owned or used and liked were: Sierra, North Face, Marmot, REI, Jacks Bags, Kelty, Big Agnes and some others I don't recall. I have one that is forty years old with lots of duck tape patches but still good. All the synthetic bags didn't last half as long. Get a tall one and if you are not used to a Mummy get one with a box foot to it, a semi mummy.

Get one rated for three season use as I have had fairly heavy snows in Yellowstone even during the summer. Also get a self inflating foam mattress like a Thermo-Rest, they really make a difference.


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Re: Sleeping bag advice [Re: kolhoznik] #14518079 01/29/20
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There are 4 factors to balance: cost, weight, warmth, bulk. You will not get a real warm, small, light bag that is inexpensive. Gotta decide what you are willing to compromise on. If you are trying to go that low on price, plan to buy a synthetic, not down, and expect it to be a bit heavy and bulky if you want it to be warm. You might want to check into used stuff, gear exchanges, and factory blems.

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