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Old 02-05-2013, 05:39 PM  
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Question about sleeping bags for backpacking

Ok, all you outdoorsy types, I have been looking into some sleeping bags that are good for backpacking. I have seen the down bags that stuff into basically a coffee can, or so it seems. This isn't for extreme use, just for a couple over night hiking trips and what not.

I have seen prices from $100-$500+

Again the most important thing here is that the bags stuff down to small size to fit in the backpack compartment.

Thanks for any ideas or suggestions
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #61
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Bwana, have you checked out Boca Grande ?
I have not. I will be in the Key West and Marathon area again.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:53 PM   #62
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I have not. I will be in the Key West and Marathon area again.
Do you fish on the fly down here?

Boca's great tarpon and snook fishing, some of the best, but not the best sight fishing. Big Tarpon and snook though and a lot of them.

And leave some fish for me if you get down there before May.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:55 PM   #63
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Pete check eBay. I recently bought a Kelty 0 degree down bag for $100.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #64
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This appears to be a catch all thread, but the basic idea is that down is usually better, but it'll usually cost a bit more, and it sucks if it gets wet. If you're planning to use it a lot, it's worth the extra money.

Oh, and the best way to buy one is to go into a store that lets you try one out. I don't think REI has made it to KC yet, but if there's a store kind of like that in the area, go and see them and just ask questions. Or at least read this.

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advi...eping-bag.html
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #65
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Ok, all you outdoorsy types, I have been looking into some sleeping bags that are good for backpacking. I have seen the down bags that stuff into basically a coffee can, or so it seems. This isn't for extreme use, just for a couple over night hiking trips and what not.
This is the part that has me concerned. I haven't read all the posts, but I'm going to assume there's already been a Brokeback Mountain reference. NTTAWWT
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #66
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Pete check eBay. I recently bought a Kelty 0 degree down bag for $100.
I apologize I did not read every post, I never do. This one caught my attention. That's a great bag but, not every 0-degree bag is awesome. There are 0-degree bags out there that weigh alot more than others. You really need to look at weight as well as temp.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #67
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Do you fish on the fly down here?

Boca's great tarpon and snook fishing, some of the best, but not the best sight fishing. Big Tarpon and snook though and a lot of them.

And leave some fish for me if you get down there before May.
I do both fly fishing and bait fishing down there. Oh, and I'll be down there well before May, as in next week. (will leave you some fish) I'm taking a break from Belize this year and spending my money down there. My wife has never been there so I figured what the hell.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:01 AM   #68
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I apologize I did not read every post, I never do. This one caught my attention. That's a great bag but, not every 0-degree bag is awesome. There are 0-degree bags out there that weigh alot more than others. You really need to look at weight as well as temp.
Definitely agree. I did alot of research and happened to come across this bag on ebay. Had great reviews from people and my main 2 concerns, which were weight and if the temperature rating was truly accurate, were alleviated with this bag. The bag came with a compressed bag to stuff in and it weighs right at 3 lbs.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:37 AM   #69
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Definitely agree. I did alot of research and happened to come across this bag on ebay. Had great reviews from people and my main 2 concerns, which were weight and if the temperature rating was truly accurate, were alleviated with this bag. The bag came with a compressed bag to stuff in and it weighs right at 3 lbs.
I am going to go to Backwoods to get check things out in person then order from somewhere online.
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It has probably been said, but pairing up your bag with a Therma Rest pad is well worth the money.
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I am going to go to Backwoods to get check things out in person then order from somewhere online.
Retailers love it when you do that.
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Just stuff that bad bitch til it goes, heh?
Try putting it in vertically. Tent may have to go on the outside, though.
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I might buy from them, depending on costs and such. They are not cheap there for the most part.
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I am going to go to Backwoods to get check things out in person then order from somewhere online.
That is a good idea because I love that store but they are expensive.
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