Jan 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm #1312674
wife has taken a liking to hiking so i need to get her a lighter bag
her current bag has been functional but weighs 4+ lbs and doesnt pack small at all lol
so i need suggestions for a warm functional bag she can use for a few trips a year
without breaking the bank or freezing her butt off lol
here is what i would like to find if possible
20 deg rated
regular 6 ft length
3 to 3 1/4 lbs
$100 or less if possible
any info on what i might look at and where i might purchase one would be great
i know you get what you pay for but budgets are budgets and this is my current one
so which ever is the best bang for the buck in this class would be great
thanks for any info
kevinJan 30, 2014 at 6:52 pm #2068112
John S.BPL Member
Well, I was gonna say Campmor brand bags, but I don't see them on their site any longer.Jan 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm #2068131
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Check out Steep and Cheap gear cache right now. The camp category. There are a lot of good women's specific sleeping bags on sale right now for under 150.
these are a little over 100, but nice ones: http://www.steepandcheap.com/gear-cache/camp/BAG3006-MAR
And 160 for a down bag:
Under 100 from my local Seattle store:
http://secondascent.com/hiking-and-backpacking/sleeping-bags-and-pads/marmot-womens-trestles-30.htmlJan 30, 2014 at 8:12 pm #2068134
Kelty Cosmic Down 20 can be found for around a 100 or a little more, and is a pretty decent bag for a great price. Used one myself for a couple of years.Jan 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm #2068175
Peter GriffithBPL Member
Try searching eBay for "down sleeping bag". There are plenty in your price range, you just have to know what's good quality and be willing to buy used.Jan 31, 2014 at 12:21 am #2068187
J Dos AntosBPL Member
@damagerLocale: Redwoods of Santa Cruz Mts
The Kelty Cosmic Down 20 has plenty of positive reviews on BPL. Also you could always post a WTB ad on Gear Swap and see if you get any decent offers.Jan 31, 2014 at 5:15 am #2068197
+1 on the Kelty cosmic down. I picked one up new for $89 on sale at sportsman warehouse last year for the kids. 2.5lbs if memory serves.
Keep an eye on Geartrade.com. Backcountry will sell lightly used sleeping bags there which were returned by customers. My ULSS#3 looked like it was unused and was discounted > $100 off of retail.
Keep an eye out for Somnus sleeping bags from Backcountry. I've never seen one but have heard they are good quality for a budget bag.
Good luckFeb 1, 2014 at 7:50 am #2068566
Dean F.BPL Member
@acrosomeLocale: Back in the Front Range
The Kelty Cosmic 20 is probably your only realistic choice, assuming you don't find a deal somewhere. One of my usual hiking partners has one and likes it.
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