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    What Sleeping Bag?

    I did fine for a few years with a cheap Big 5 sleeping bag but I recently went back packing and everyone had small stuff sack bags. Are these all mummy style sleeping bags? Trying to figure out what to get that wont be huge on my pack.

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    Sierra Trading Post has some good deals on mummy bags. Figure out what temperture rating you need and compare weights and prices. Down bags will typically be more expensive than synthetic, but they will also be lighter. If weather is a concern consider that down loses its insulating properties when it is wet, but synthetic does not.

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    You can find good deals on Mummy bags online, just gotta look and look. I love my Sierra Designs "Wicked Fast" down bag. It is rated @ 32deg and is warmer than my Marmot synthetic was and it was a 15deg bag.

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    keep your eye on steepandcheap.com I got my Big Agnes 0* bag for $130. Current model and it was selling retail for over $300.
    It came brand new all factory packaged and everything.
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    I second Sierra Trading Post they have a lot of good deals, also check there website as they have a better selection than in the store.
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    17 mins left to get one of these
    http://www.steepandcheap.com/?CMP_ID...001&mv_pc=r239
    ALPS Mountaineering Slick Rock Sleeping Bag: 0 Degree Synthetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by kairo View Post
    keep your eye on steepandcheap.com I got my Big Agnes 0* bag for $130. Current model and it was selling retail for over $300.
    It came brand new all factory packaged and everything.
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    $50 bag on steepandcheap right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by kairo View Post
    $50 bag on steepandcheap right now
    i thought i was the only one that knew about steep and cheap...?


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    go to: gearattack.com

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    i've been buying stuff there since steep and cheap opened, also everything ships out of utah, so it's here litterally in 2-3 days max with ground shipping, i love it

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    right now there is a 0 degree sleeping bag for 47.28 not bad (on steep&cheap)
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    Quote Originally Posted by go4x4it View Post
    right now there is a 0 degree sleeping bag for 47.28 not bad (on steep&cheap)
    Quote Originally Posted by kairo View Post
    $50 bag on steepandcheap right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by go4x4it View Post
    right now there is a 0 degree sleeping bag for 47.28 not bad (on steep&cheap)

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    this is the bag i use for backpacking, and absolutely love it. it's a little too warm for summer packing, but who needs a bag in the summer anyways
    http://marmot.com/fall_2008/equipmen...ver_summer_reg

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    Thumbs down

    http://www.wiggys.com/ - best bag I've used (and it's made in the USA).

    These are available in various widths/heights to accommodate various body types. I've the Super Light and Overbag and have never been cold.

    These are also one of the few bags that will fit tall people...:mouth_water:

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    If Check REI and Sportsmens for Kelty bags. I used the same 0 deg Kelty bag for over 10 years and I just got a new one because well, its been 10 years and I wanted one. I gave the old one to Kq to use and it's still going strong. I paid less than 100 for each of them.

    On the cheap tip you can not go wrong with Kelty!

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