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Big Agnes Cross Mountain 45-Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag


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There's no need to pack an expedition-style sleeping back for a quick summer overnight or backyard camping trip, so save weight and space by grabbing the Big Agnes Cross Mountain 45-Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag instead. At under two pounds it won't slow you down or fill up your pack, and it'll be comfortable on mild summer nights, unlike a heavy-duty winter bag that'll just make you sweat. To reduce weight as much as possible, the Cross Mountain forgoes insulation on the bottom of the bag, opting instead for an integrated sleeve that uses a sleeping pad as insulation, letting the bag pack down smaller than it otherwise would while the pad keeps you warmer than traditional insulation, which would only compress under your weight. The mostly-recycled Integrity synthetic insulation stays warm even if it gets damp, and if you've got two Cross Mountain bags with left and right zippers, you can even mate them together to make a double bag and cuddle up with a lucky someone.

Price : $ 139.95


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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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