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Old 06-19-2014, 07:58 AM
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Bags specifications questions: loft, rating, weight

I am in the process of identifying some choices for sleeping bags for my wife and me. After spending hours looking at specs and reading articles, I still have some questions.

Our use profile: 3 season (in Montana, so 25-50 night temps), moderate use (we are not going to be frequent backpackers, but want these for use over many years). We will be moderate backpackers (i.e. short trips, 1-2 nights for the most part). Budget: reasonable at $250-$400.

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Old 06-19-2014, 12:04 PM
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Sleeping bags are really subjective. I have purchased several and still find myself looking, althoug NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:16 PM
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Backpack: GoLite Pinnacle
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I don't know if GoLite has any treated down bags but they have a pretty nice selection and occasiona NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:54 PM
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1. Loft matters a lot to folks who want to pack really light and compact and can afford high loft b NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:37 AM
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:39 PM
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Went with the North Face Hightail 3S

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Old 03-23-2015, 09:55 AM
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