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Darwin13
01-06-2013, 14:36
So yea I'm going to the Yukon Territory for a little journey and I need a good 5-10 degree sleeping bag with about 3 lbs of fill. Im tall at 6 6 so i need a long (i know this will up the weight but such is life). Does anyone know of a good durable down bag that would fit these requirements and be under 4 lbs?

Don H
01-06-2013, 14:46
How about a Montbell UL SS Down Hugger #0 Long?

http://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?cat_id=795&p_id=2321152

I have a #1 which I really like.

swjohnsey
01-06-2013, 15:35
A 30 degree bag is plenty.

leaftye
01-06-2013, 15:56
So yea I'm going to the Yukon Territory for a little journey and I need a good 5-10 degree sleeping bag with about 3 lbs of fill. Im tall at 6 6 so i need a long (i know this will up the weight but such is life). Does anyone know of a good durable down bag that would fit these requirements and be under 4 lbs?

A bag with 3 pounds of down fill will be a -40F bag.

Cookerhiker
01-06-2013, 16:21
A 30 degree bag is plenty.

Depends on what period of "summer" he'll be up there. Based on my experience in Yukon and Alaska in '10, fall arrives in mid-August and night temps can go below 30. I don't know if he needs a 5-10 degree bag but if I were going, I'd take a warmer bag - at least supplement the 30 degree bag with a liner

And it also depends on what part of the Yukon. If he's hiking the high country of Kluane National Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/kluane/index.aspx), I can't see a 30 degree bag cutting it.

The fall colors in the Yukon are spectacular, especially up the slopes in Kluane.

Darwin13
01-06-2013, 16:32
Thanks for the info. Still looking for the specific bag I asked. I have a 20 degree bag and a 35 degree bag but i want a 5-10 degree bag, with a lighter weight.

Also about the 3 lbs fill, that was a mistake, i was thinking about a synthetic.