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Blue Wolf
01-06-2004, 15:58
What is your choice for sleeping bag if you could only have one bag on a thru-hike down or synthetic and temp rating.

01-06-2004, 15:59
Western Mountaineering's Ultralight down bag. 20 degree rating (or 25) but it is a VERY warm bag compared with others of the same rating.

Gravity Man

01-06-2004, 16:16
I have a Feathered Friends Hummingbird that I like very much so far. I've used synthetic and down in the past. This is my favorite bag by far.

01-06-2004, 17:43
If I could only have one bag on a thru hike I'd choose a 20 degree down bag.

01-06-2004, 18:26
My 15-degree down Marmot Pinnacle seems to span a wide range of hiking conditions, but a 20- or even 25-degree bag with an optional silk liner might be better for those hot summer nights.

01-06-2004, 18:35
If I had to have one bag for the whole hike it would be the Western Mountaineering Ultralite. It has a great weight (under 2 lbs), good temp rating 20-25 degrees, and Western Mountaineering has such a high reputation for great quality.

Blue Wolf
01-06-2004, 19:11
:banana good posts so far makes me kinda wanna lean my choice toward the western mountaneering bag

01-06-2004, 19:38
Feathered Friends Wren with zippered arm-holes and drawstring bottom. On those cold night pee-calls I can stick my arms out the two small arm openings and undo the foot of bag, hike it up some and walk out and pee-while still warm in my bag. Just have to remember to really hike it up enough, though :D :D

And, at times its nice to be able to lounge around in the bag and still be mobile. Plus, the zipper is in the middle, where it should be

01-13-2004, 12:33
my Sierra Designs Wild Bill 2.0 has worked GREAT for me for 3 years now.

its rated @ 20 degrees but i believe its a bit warmer than rating.

slept on top of it in Georgia section of A.T. ........

inside in the mtns of NC/TN...."very toasty" in upper 20s, low 30s temps.

synthetic: Polarguard 3D fill & only 2lb12oz....& never have to worry about the downpours because it'll dry fast! :D

see ya'll UP the trail in 2004!

Mountain climber
01-14-2004, 13:09
I use the Mountain Hardwear 2nd Dimension +15 - Long. I used it in North Carolina last March, we had 9 inches of snow the first night I was there, and it did fine down to 10 Deg. It was a rather sudden storm but the bag worked fine. I was on Blood Mountain OCT for 5 days and it did fine then as well but it did not get as cold. I have always had down bags before this one but it has convinced me that Synthetic bags can be just as good. :clap