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Western Mountaineering HighLite Sleeping Bag: 35 Degree Down


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For 30 years, Western Mountaineering has been dedicated to constructing some of the finest and lightest sleeping bags on the market, and the HighLite Sleeping Bag is no exception. Unlike some other bags that claim to keep you warm at certain temperatures but fail to deliver, Western Mountaineering rates their bags conservatively and only builds them with the finest materials available.Designed to keep you warm at 35oF and weighing in at a ridiculously light one pound, the HighLite is an excellent choice for summer outings and ultralight shoulder-season forays into the wild.

Price : $ 329.95


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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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