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Marmot Never Winter Sleeping Bag: 30 Degree Down


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Average winter lows in Big Bend hover around 40, making it the perfect environment for the 650-fill goose down Marmot Never Winter 30-Degree Sleeping Bag. Really, though, the Never Winter's perfect for pretty much any spring, summer, or fall trip you can imagine, since it weighs just two pounds but comes loaded with features like stretchy tricot baffles, an insulated draft tube and collar, and a trapezoidal footbox designed to keep your toes warm and comfortable. Super lofty and light down doesn't insulate well if it gets wet, but the Never Summer's got a trick up its sleeve--the down has been treated with Down Defender, which helps it maintain loft and insulating value even if does get a little soggy. That's not all, though. The Never Winter comes complete with a five-baffle insulated Nautilus hood to keep your brain warm, and a face muff that seals drafts out and warm air in. Cinch everything down, and the locking drawcord will keep it there, and stay out of your face at the same time. Guards prevent fabric from jamming itself into the two-way zippers, too, while a low-profile stash pocket holds small gear that you want to keep handy at night.

Price : $ 218.95


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Winter Sleeping Bags Checklist

Insulation Type? For winter camping, nothing is better than high-quality goose down. It's warmer and less bulky. Yes, synthetic bags are ok (and less expensive), but for wintner camping...goose down rules.
Temperature Rating? Get a bag rated to -40 degrees. Remember, just because a bag is rated to -40, doesn't mean it will keep you warm at that temperature. Always be safe and "add 10 to 20" degrees onto the temperature rating of a sleeping bag.
Don't Forget the Sleeping Pad! A winter sleeping bag is useless without a thick sleeping pad. So, if you don't already have a sleeping pad designed for winter, be sure to get one. Remember, sleeping pads are designed for BOTH warmth and comfort!
Don't Jerry-Rig a Three Season Bag for Winter Use. It's not really possible to "jerry rig" a three season bag to make it suitable for winter use. Many good three-season bags keep you warmer when you sleep without clothing. About the best you can do to "winterize" a three-season bag is to insert a sleeping bag liner. But it's still a sorry substitute for a quality four-season bag.

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