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Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag: 40 Degree Down


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Deep under Utah's Wasatch Mountains, there's a secret gear lab wheresmarter-than-NASA scientists shoot feathers, fabrics, and waterproof treatmentsaround a track at millions of miles per hour, crashing them together andobserving the products that result. One of the creations is the Marmot Atom 40-Degree Down Sleeping Bag, which spontaneously sprang into being when a gaggleof 850-fill goose down collided with some light and durable Pertex Microlight fabric, right before the whole thing smashed into a DWRcoating and Down Defender water-repellent treatment. Once the scientists were able to conduct tests and confirm that the packagewas suitable for serious outdoor use in mild conditions, and that no new black holes had been created, the Atom wasready to be seen by the public. It's been drawing the most interest from backpackers and campers who like to go ultralight during the summer months, and during recent study,independent researchers have discovered a Nautilus six-baffle hood, insulated draft tube, and stretchy baffles around the head and feet, which seem to allow for comfortable movement during sleep. The Atom has also led to speculationthat, contrary to previous understanding, zippers and zipper guards were created in the initial microseconds of the universe's existence.

Price : $ 318.95


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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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