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[pct-l] Thru Hiker Sleeing Bags

Since I'm a little clausterphobic I have an ARC Alpinist quilt from
Nunutak with 2 oz. overfill and a EPIC shell and have been very happy
with it.  It weights 24 oz. and is rated to 20 deg.  I sleep a little
cold thus the overfill.  If I was handy with a sewing machine I'd try
making one but I'm not.  The nice thing about a company like Nunutak is
they'll custom make your bag for you.  Not cheap, but a very nice, well
made quilt.  Here's the link...


:-----Original Message-----
:From: pct-l-bounces@mailman.backcountry.net
:[mailto:pct-l-bounces@mailman.backcountry.net]On Behalf Of Mike Saenz
:Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 1:31 PM
:To: Chris Willett; pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net
:Subject: RE: [pct-l] Thru Hiker Sleeing Bags
:Oh, I didn't mention: I was looking for the one that had something like
:70"+ shoulder girth...(yeah, I want it all and I want it NOW...).
:I mentioned to Ron that I liked the new tent, but then asked about a
:bathtub floor....
:I really WANT to put together an ultralight kit, but I just can't seem
:to shake some of my lux habits...(the oilcan stays...)
:Ok. I looked at the Western Mountaineering bags. Nice stuff!
:14 oz for a
:3-season bag!
:What about the quilts? Light and all the girth I could ever want?
:M i c h a e l   S a e n z
:McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, Inc.
:A r c h i t e c t u r e    P l a n n i n g    I n t e r i o r s
:w  w  w  .  m  v  e  -  a  r  c  h  i  t  e  c  t  s  .  c  o  m
:-----Original Message-----
:From: Chris Willett [mailto:CWillett@pierce.ctc.edu]
:Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 1:12 PM
:To: pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net; Mike Saenz
:Subject: RE: [pct-l] Thru Hiker Sleeing Bags
:Try Western Mountaineering at www.westernmountaineering.com
:The Highlite (40 degrees) weighs in at 19 oz. in the 6' 6" version.  It
:certainly was not optimal for the High Sierra, but good enough
:for SoCal
:and from Sierra City north.  I finished in Canada in late August, so I
:didn't have to contend with cold or bad weather up north.  If I was to
:do it again, I'd bring my Ultralight, which weighs in at 1 lb 15 oz in
:the large size and is good to 20 degrees.  I'd probably start with it
:and carry it until Sierra City, then switch into the Highlite for the
:rest of the trip, possibly picking up the Ultralight again in
:if I was running late.  I have reviews of both bags at
:http://whiteblaze.net.  Look in the Gear Reviews section.  The Highlite
:review was written last year and so will be a bit buried, but the
:Ultralight review I wrote recently.  The posts would be under the user
:name of chris.
:Christopher Willett
:Pierce College
:9401 Farwest Drive SW.
:Lakewood, WA. 98498-1999
:> ----------
:> From: 	pct-l-bounces@mailman.backcountry.net on behalf of Mike
:> Sent: 	Tuesday, September 28, 2004 12:53 PM
:> To: 	pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net
:> Subject: 	[pct-l] Thru Hiker Sleeing Bags
:> Not too long ago, there was a web link to some REALLY light sleeping
:> bags.
:> Does anyone have those links? Or recommendations on bags vs quilts?
:> M i c h a e l   "O i l c a n "  S a e n z
:> McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, Inc.
:> A r c h i t e c t u r e    P l a n n i n g    I n t e r i o r s
:> w  w  w  .  m  v  e  -  a  r  c  h  i  t  e  c  t  s  .  c  o  m
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