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    Ultralight sleeping bag

    Doing a multi day trip the end of next month need a summer weight bag, suggestions on what your recommend and where to purchase
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    I read a review for Therm-A-Rest Space Cowboy 45 $299 recently in the Wilderness Magazine and thought it would be ideal for the very same purpose that you outlined.

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    Would be interested to hear from any one who has one of these

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    Lighter/smaller than the above Thermarest and with a lower temperature limit, works very well as a summer bag for me as it breathes very well and covers into early Autumn and late Spring. the SPI model is lighter again but unsure where to find it

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/brands/sea...spark-sp2.html

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    I got a summer weight bag off here a month or so ago, believe it is a torpedo 7. It works ok but the zip is either all the way up and secured by a Velcro tab or it undone, it is a 'slippery' zip and just undoes itself if you move around in the bag

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    I have one of these and its actually impressively warm for its size and weight

    https://youtu.be/MY1bJPSZWnY
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    @Ryan_Songhurst how did you and @Philipo fit in that lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I have one of these and its actually impressively warm for its size and weight

    https://youtu.be/MY1bJPSZWnY
    No good for us giants

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    I've got one of these for light summer trips - 530g, packs down smaller than a down jacket, does the job ok and good value.

    https://www.macpac.co.nz/equipment/s...s-down#start=1
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    Probably won't be able to get 1 in time... but I'd recommend looking at a quilt as a summer option. I use a Katabatic Gear quilt and find it awesome for the weight and packed size

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    @Ryan_Songhurst how did you and @Philipo fit in that lol
    Have you seen Phil before?
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    I have a MacPac escapade also. In winter I can use it as a liner for my Sea to Summit MCIII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillB View Post
    I have a MacPac escapade also. In winter I can use it as a liner for my Sea to Summit MCIII.
    I have been looking at a Sea to Summit Micro 3 how do you find it.
    What temps/conditions is it still comfortable.
    Looking at one to use instead of my Fairydown Lightweight.
    Can it handle spring/autumn frosts -5c for example.

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    Been vey happy with my Montbell down hugger 800#2. -6 temp rating and only 735 gms. Works out cheaper than a lot of nz sold bags like the Sea to Summit Spark SpII which has a much higher temp rating (not as warm). The Super Spiral-Stretch System means the bag will stretch when you move giving more freedom of movement and has a POLKATEX water repellent system which makes it resistant to light rain and oils so easier to keep clean
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    I rate my moontbell too. Mine might be a #3. Maybe rated to 0 degrees from memory. Go through the Japan website if you decide to get one.

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    Look like it will be the Macpac Escapade Down 150 - Boxing Day Sale weight 500 grams I'm such a warm blooded individual and generate so much heat when I'm sleeping I quickly turn sleep into a sauna session.
    Off to do the Hollyford Track end of January one off my bucket list

 

 

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