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Mfar1234

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Posted: 02/13/14 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whats a GOOD "0 degree" sleeping bag at a decent price?



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Id get a Marmot sleeping bag. Not sure where but they're usually decently priced!

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How about L.L.Bean? I saw a couple for $300-$400 Down to-20Deg. 100% Guaranteed to last.

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Kelty is another brand:

Kelty At Amazon

It's not until you hit the $100.00 price point that you'll start hitting "down" usually!

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If you have access to electricity, take a long extension cord and an electric blanket. Put the electric blanket inside the sleeping bag, and even a moderate sleeping bag will be comfy in the coldest weather. I discovered this trick AFTER we quit tent camping. Who says you have to 100% rough it?


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Sorry I can't help you with a sleeping bag in the US.

When we use our tent we have 2 sleeping bags we bought about 20 years ago. They are filled with artificial fibre no down. They are rated to -10 C. They definitely have been used in colder weather and are fine.

My hubby is 6'3" and 250lbs. We zip 2 together and sleep "natural". Sleeping that way we tend to be warmer. ( not why you are thinking, LOL)

If it is in the summer we do not zip them to gether but use one for the bottom, then sheets and we can use the other bag if cold.

We have found that it is not always the more expensive bag to be the best. Look for one that you can wash rather than dry clean. We found when dry cleaned the chemical really stays with the bag a long time.


If you have a MEC store close or you can order online they have some great products and they guarantee everything for life!!!!!!!

* This post was edited 02/13/14 09:48pm by loulou57 *

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There are many. Check out REI and/or Campmore for starters.
Sort of depends on if you want it to be light weight and compressible for backpacking and are willing to sleep in some of your clothing or if you want it for car camping comfort.

I am in the process of shopping for two new backpacking bags myself and my wife. At the present, I am considering using a lightweight quilt (~900 goose down fill) or double sleeping bag with about 9" of loft and a coupler (no insulation underneath) to form a large semi-rectangular sleeping bag for two. Our highly insulating NeoAir thermarests will provide the needed insulation under us.
This combination should be comfortable for my wife and I down to about 15 degrees and weight about 2 lbs. For us it is all about weight which is the only reason I am considering it in the first place with its ~$800 price tag. For car camping, you can find something much less expensive.

Something to think about if you are (or have along) a women is that in the last few years, the better manufactures have been making gender specific sleeping bags. They (the manufactures) have finally figured out that women usually sleep cooler than men (probably took a government study to determine this...) so they are making women's sleeping bags with more insulation than men's for the same temperature rating. At first I though it was marketing hype, until I looked at the loft for two comparable bags other than the gender.

Probably more information than you were after but I hope it helps some,

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Like Steve suggested , try REI. and look at a Space Blanket to put under your sleeping pad. They look like a plastic tarp with aluminum foil bonded to one side. I use the good one( I think it is made by Thermos ) and it is amazing how much warmer it is than without it. It seems to reflect the heat back at you. If you are in a damp area you want synthetic fill rather than down.
I have slept too many nights in a tent in the winter and have most of the tricks down to being comfortable.


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Steve...we have stayed away from the down sleeping bags. Other family members have bought them and found that they tend to get thin quickly due to loss of feathers. If the down gets wet, it stays wet for a long time. Humidity can have an affect on the down also. There are many lightweight bags that are very warm.

Do you have a MEC store close? You could look online also. They guarantee for life!!!!

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