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What sleeping bag?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Bake 21-May-19
JTreeman 21-May-19
Jims 21-May-19
Jims 21-May-19
midwest 21-May-19
Scoot 21-May-19
Brotsky 21-May-19
huntabsarokee 21-May-19
fubar racin 22-May-19
IdyllwildArcher 22-May-19
Z Barebow 23-May-19
elkstabber 23-May-19
Scoot 23-May-19
huntabsarokee 23-May-19
Trial153 23-May-19
OFFHNTN 23-May-19
From: Bake
21-May-19
I know it comes up every year, but I don’t always pay attention, and they come out with new every year.

Need to replace a 2+ lb Northface

20-30 degree rating. The lightest and most compact possible.

No budget

What’s the best and lightest and smallest packing?

From: JTreeman
21-May-19
No budget, I like this already!

—Jim

From: Jims
21-May-19
Western mountaineering all day long!!!!!

From: Jims
21-May-19
I'd freeze in a 20 to 30 degree bag....but I'm a light-weight!

From: midwest
21-May-19
WM Badger would be my choice. Going strictly off of reviews.

From: Scoot
21-May-19
I have a badger and I mostly love it. I'm 6'0" and 185-190 (depending upon the day) and don't need the extra space. But... it's a great bag. It'll probably fit me better in a few years. :)

From: Brotsky
21-May-19
+4 for Western Mountaineering, I might go with the Antelope though because I’m always cold at night!

21-May-19
I have the WM Alpinlite and think it’s a great bag. I probably would have picked the Badger but got a great deal on this one.

From: fubar racin
22-May-19
I just upgraded to an outdoor vitals it’s been working great for me so far but only been on 1 trip with it so far. My biggest reasons for going with them though was I liked the versatility of that certain bag and liked that they support hunting, I’m betting that there’s lighter more compressible bags on the market.

22-May-19
Blane,

Go to enlightenedequipment website and look at the Revelation quilt. You can customize it and has a closed toe box. This will work for you in all August/Sept hunts and will work for sheep hunting as well as it weighs 1 lb and is treated down so it’s good when wet and I can vouch for that. I got mine rated to 20 and was snug as a bug in a rug at 20 sleeping on the ground on a single Thermarest in merino base layer and I sleep cold.

Edit: 24 and 26 was as cold as it got, but I was warm. As it gets close to the rating, you’ll want a beanie and a hoodie.

From: Z Barebow
23-May-19
I have a WM Apache. Bought it used on Rokslide. I have not truly tested it yet. But I wanted something better than my old bag. A good nights sleep is worth the cost. (Per above, I always wear a beanie and I use a bag liner to keep my bag clean.)

From: elkstabber
23-May-19
I'll second Idyll's suggestion. Enlightened equipment has what you're looking for.

From: Scoot
23-May-19
I spent one night with a quilt and don't think there will ever be a 2nd! They work great for some, but they definitely aren't for all of us. Not sure what didn't work for me, but I hated it. I'm glad they work well for some, but they didn't for me.

23-May-19
I will 2nd Scoot. I purchased an Enlightened Equipment quilt before they offered the waterproof down but when they still were offering think it was 850 loft. Got a 20° but paid a few dollars more for some extra fill. Wasn't a fan. I liked the extra room that you get with a quilt but felt like I needed more layers on. Still have it but since I got the WM haven't used it.

From: Trial153
23-May-19
I have switched over to quilts, but I have no complaints about my WM bags that own. I would pick that I wanted off their website then call around to find a deal....Bean outdoors would be my starting point.

From: OFFHNTN
23-May-19
If you are a side sleeper, I STRONGLY suggest you look at the NEMO Riff 15. It is light, warm, and spoon shaped. I love mine.

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