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[at-l] down sleeping bags
- Subject: [at-l] down sleeping bags
- From: Tim Johnston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 9 Feb 1997 00:06:32 -0500 (EST)
I need a sleeping bag! I have been putting off making the big-ticket
gear purchases in the hopes of finding used gear at low-budget prices.
Didn't happen. Is it feasible to find good-quality used gear for cheap?
I may have to (shudder) pay retail for new gear. I would appreciate
veteran feedback on using a down bag for a thru-hike (with a bivy). I
scanned the Gear Guide '97 and my untrained eyes lighted on these bags:
North Face Blue Kazoo rated at 20/35 temp range (whatever that means).
This bag is listed at an incredibly light 1 pound 3 ounces. Is this
weight for real? List price is $215.
Feathered Friends Hummingbird rated at 20 degrees, weighs 1 pound 12 oz
and lists for $233. Getting to the edge of my upper price range here.
The Flicker 20-degree model is heavier (2 pounds) and cheaper at $180.
Western Mountaineering Apache is a 20-degree bag that weighs 2 pounds 2
ounces and retails for $250.
Moonstone Muir is 20-degree rated and weighs 2 pounds 6 oz, price is $235.
Other confusing data are the lengths. I am 6 foot 4 inches, and the
"long" length given by manufacturers varies widely. My naiive view is
that I wish that I could be happy with any 2.5 pound-or-less down bag in
the "long version,' preferably a used bag that I can get for $75-100--I'm
not picky. IF I must pay retail big-$, though, I might get picky and look
for the best price/performance I can find. Any feedback on this ramble?
PS Thanks in advance for downy wisdom.
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