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Therm-a-Rest Vela Blanket: 40 Degree Down


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Car-campers never had it so good. The Therm-A-Rest Vela Down Blanket is toasty, lightweight, and super-compressible--everything you need for a good night's sleep during your spring, summer or fall car-camping excursions and road trips. The Vela's simplicity equals versatility whether you're in a tent, couch-surfing, relaxing at home in front of the TV, or avoiding the perils of motel blankets. The Vela also works with just about any camp mattress thanks to its loop kit and side snaps, and the double-size version comforts couples or folks who have restless legs and active dreams.

Price : $ 229.95


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Lightweight Sleeping Bags Checklist

Sure It's Warm Enough? Lightweight bags are meant for use in weather between 30-50 degrees. But, remember, it's always prudent to add on at least 10 degrees to the bags rating. Thus, a bag rated to 40 degrees might only keep you warm in 50 degree weather.
Down or Synthetic? Each have their advantages. Down is less bulky and weighs a few ounces less. Synthetic costs less (usually) and is easier to dry - you can just toss it in the dryer.
Don't Forget the Sleeping Pad! A sleeping bag is useless without a sleeping pad. So, if you don't already have a sleeping pad, get one. For lightweight sleeping bags (thus used in warm weather), you don't need a super thick or winter-style one.
Ideal Uses for a Lightweight Bag. Where you know...for sure...that the temperature will stay at least 10-15 degrees above the sleeping bags rating. And, where every ounce and cubic inch of space is at a premium. Lightweight bags are often used by climbers and bike campers/travelers. For backpacking in the mountains, a lightweight bag is NOT recommended!

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