May 7, 2010 at 10:45 am #1258650
Looking to pick up a 2nd hand/retired down bag in fair condition for a good friend. He'll be heading into the Gila Wilderness for a few days next weekend with an old 50F synthetic bag that literally weighs as much as my summer gear list minus consumables. His sleeping bag is killing his weight for the trip and I'm a little concerned his bag isn't even up to task for keeping him warm. He does have a 0F bag but I won't even disclose the weight of that bag cause it's near blasphemy to list such numbers on BPL :)
Does anyone have a half-way decent bag they'd be willing to part with for around $100 or so? This is a joint effort my brother in-law and I are looking to do to make his first backpacking trip in a long time a good one.
Josh is about 6' and probably about 190 lbs. so a regular to long size bag would be best.
Expected temps: 25-45F @ night.
Thanks for the help. If you know of any decent deals shoot em' my way.
PM me or shoot me emails quicker at:
*** BAG FOUND!!! THANKS EVERYONE.May 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm #1607577
Email sentMay 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm #1607587
@mjklineLocale: Southern California
REI has their Subkilo on sale for $140 which seems like a good deal for a sub 2 lb bag (in reg size 29 oz). Here's the link:May 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm #1607608
don't look too bad for $109 at 30F or 25F for the women's long, and under 2 1/2lb.
The Subkilo should be the better bag, but maybe over your budget.May 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm #1607645
The friend sounds a little big for a sub-kilo; I think the shoulder width on that bag is only 57". Too tight for me, in any case, and I'm 5'10" and 195. If he's a back sleeper it might work.May 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm #1607648
Thanks for all the PM's and email offers. I just finished reading through them and responded to a couple.
The Sub-Kilo deal going on @ REI.com/outlet was our first thought, but he is a tad over 6' and the regular SubKilo is just too slim for him. The (Long) Sub-Kilo is a little out of our joint budget for picking up a sleeping bag on a whim for him right now. He'll likely want to make that investment himself, for now we're just looking for something that'll get him through for a while but not weight him down either.May 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm #1607653
Could you rent a bag for this trip from REI?May 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm #1607657
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
Sierra Trading Post has this SD Tomichi. 2 lbs 5 oz isn't lite (especially on this site) but at 89.00 it would do until he had more experience and could choose an UL option.
Edit: or this at campmor: Kelty Lightyear Long, $109.98May 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm #1607664
@socalpackerLocale: Southern California
HAhahaha… I'm only laughing because before I discovered BPL I had… Still have… a 30* Coleman that weighs 4 lbs!!! I'm embarrassed to admit I even thought about buying that monstrosity! I just keep it for chilly evenings on the couch now.May 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm #1607665
REI rental is a no go, the nearest REI is in Albuquerque, 320+ miles from Las Cruces.May 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm #1607668
That is funny, I'm sure we all have a bag that we're holding onto for sentimentality and a memento of heavier times. I have a 15F Kelty Mistral that weighs near a ton, I tried to pawn it off at no avail here not too long ago on Gear Swap, it'll make a great car camping/ bonfire/ sleep out in the backyard with the kids bag. I think that bag weighs around 6 lbs.May 8, 2010 at 9:10 am #1607760
See if Luxurylite still has their overfilled bags on closeout for $99. I've been really happy with my underfilled bag from them.May 8, 2010 at 9:28 am #1607770
Thanks Joe for the heads up.
I'm waiting to hear back from a member on a REI Kilo. Those Luxury lite overfilled bags are a steal @ $99! What's the fill rating? Do they loft well? Cool design, would make a great bag for heavier family trips and car camping.May 8, 2010 at 9:49 am #1607773
PM sentMay 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm #1607813
Mine lofts well. Never took it out in the cold to see how it did. I've got one that is underfilled, and it does great into the 30s. I've got one that was underfilled that I added down to the empty chambers, and it's almost too hot in the lower 20s. Easy to vent though.May 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm #1607873
Bag found! Thanks for all the offers and online deal tips. Ben and I managed to pick up a Marmot Never Winter bag for an excellent price from BPL member Jim Wyrwicki, thanks Jim for helping us help someone else out! You gotta love the cycle of BPL love. Cheers.May 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm #1607904
Good deal. I was just out in the garage and saw a bag I had forgotten. Was gonna make you a deal.
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