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Synthetic Sleeping Bags

The North Face Lynx Sleeping Bag: 40 Degree Synthetic


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Short of actually knitting yourself a sweater out of bobcat fur, there's no better way to stay warm on summer nights than The North Face Lynx 40-Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag. One of the lightest, most packable synthetic summer bags on the market, the Lynx is EN-rated to keep you easily comfortable to 47 degrees, and won't have any issues if temps drop down into the 30s. How' The North Face's Heatseeker Pro insulation sandwiches super-compressible synthetic between layers of rugged filament, providing serious levels of warmth and packability without adding extra weight. The mummy design is ultra-efficient, too, cutting down on material while maintaining warmth, making the Lynx a top-shelf summer backpacking bag. Of course, it'd all be for naught if your bag got wet, right' Not quite. Synthetic insulation stays warm even if it gets wet, so damp nights won't necessarily be sleepless ones. There's also a draft hood and collar to seal out cold air, a snug hood to trap heat around your head, and loops to keep your bag securely attached to your sleeping pad. Even the zippers are designed to be snag-free, and have glow-in-the-dark pulls for enhanced awesomeness.

Price : $ 148.95


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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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