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Another sleeping bag question
I need to update bags for my kids this year. We have been in a rag tag situation with sleeping bags and they are growning fast. I can't afford WM type for all of them:) I need to buy three bags this year with the intent of them being decent bags they can backpack with 3 seasons. I don't want to replace them in 2-3 years. We get out a lot between summer camping/backpack and hunting trips so they will see use. My question is....do I have to be in the $300 price point to get what I'm looking for? I've had marmot, north face and big Agnes for myself in the past and they were all ok. They don't hold a candle to a high end bag in my opinon but decent bags for around $200. I think that would work. The Big Agnes was probably the nicest of those and I think it was around $250. I'm in the camp of you get what you pay for but I can't swing 3 $500 bags! So let's hear it. What do you guys think in that price point? There are some marmot bags out there less than $100....I'm leary of that. Thanks for input and happy Memorial Day!
I have a North Face Cat's Meow bag and it's been great. Used it on two Dall sheep hunts and other hunts. Another one is Mountain Hardware they make good bags. Backcountry and Moosejaw have good deals on bags.
Check out REI. There branded gear is very well made. If you sign up to be a member they have several 20-30 percent of sales per year(Memorial Day sale ends today). I have used the REI brand tents and sleeping bags a lot backpacking and have never had a complaint.
I have had one of their 30 degree bags for at least 10 years and use it a lot every year. Super light weight , and-compresses down very good for backpacking. A couple years ago I got a REI 15 degree bag when they had a sale. It actually weighs the same amount and compresses down just as small as the one I got a long time ago. Lots of options in Your price range if you watch the sales.
How bout this...REI Outlet...there's a "long" bag as well.
I have a Kelty 20 deg down bag I've been using for 10 years or more that's been great. Also have an REI 30 deg down bag that has been really nice. I combine the two for really cold late season trips.
Also keep an eye on Camofire.com as they have some incredible deals on camping gear on day most weeks. Last year I got an Alps inflatable pillow for $17 and it's been a best buy of the year! I spent 38 days in a bag on the ground last year so having great stuff is super important to me, especially if you can pick it up on one of the sale sites or on closeout.
Right on. Sure sounds like I can get some decent bags for the boys for under $200 pretty easily. Thanks fellas.
Can find good deals on Camofire, Campsaver and Steep and Cheap.
Just sayin’ as to make you aware. The military sleep system is something you should consider. Yes, it’s heavier then down but, without the bivy, it comes in around 4 pounds. And, would be a system they’ll keep and use forever even after upgrading to a lighter system for backpacking. They can be had for pennies in comparison. Will keep them warm and are very durable. Plus they make for great car camping trips with their durability even after they upgrade.
Goggle Hyke and Byke I've not hear a bad thing about them so far. I have one of their tents and its been great.
We are running teton sleeping bags. They have some decent options for around $100. I got my first teton bag at a yard sale then liked it enough to buy more. Dont think we spent over 100 on any.