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Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 800 Sleeping Bag: 30 Degree Down


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The Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 800 Sleeping Bag is an excellent companion for ultralight backpacking trips. With 800-fill duck down insulation stuffed throughout this quilt, you'll stay warm in this sleeping bag, even in temperatures as low as 30F. Compared to other backpacking quilts, this one has an oversized design for increased comfort that helps prevent you from slipping out of it while you're sleeping. It also has some unique features designed for comfort on cold nights, like a comfy hideaway hood and corner 'mitts' that help you pull the bag around you if you're a side sleeper and keep your hands toasty. The quilt weights a mere pound and a half to appease all you ultralight backpackers out there; just be sure to bring a sleeping pad if you want some insulation under your body during your trip. Sierra Designs made the Backcountry Quilt's shell out of ripstop for durability that keeps the bag light, and the liner out of taffeta for extra comfort while you rest. Sierra Designs treated the insulation with DriDown to give the bag water-resistant protection so you stay dry when condensation seeps in through your tent.

Price : $ 319.95


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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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