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Old 08-06-2013, 07:00 AM
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First down bag for daughter

My daughter is 12 and has had an REI Volcano Jr. since she was about 6 yrs old. It has been a great bag; very full featured for a kids bag. I wonder why they discontinued it.
Now that she's a bit older, I feel like she is mature enough to properly care for a down bag and am looking for some recommendations. The synthetic bag is much tougher to compress and is a bit on the heavy side so am hoping to lighten her load and create more space in her smallish backpack.
Am thinking 3 season bag rated 15*-20* will fit most of her needs in the Sierras and if she needs something else (unlikely), there are other bags in the house that she can use.
North Face and Kelty bags are looking nice on the price side and have looked at some of the REI bags as well.
Did some searching here and elsewhere but am looking for recommendations with a max budget of $200 and closer to $150 if possible. I prefer to buy stuff once and am looking for a reasonably priced bag that will serve for many years.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:04 AM
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i've been looking at the kelty bags for my kids. seem to be the best combination of price/value to me.

that said i have yet to try them due to budgetary restrictions.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:31 PM
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EagleRiverDee EagleRiverDee is offline
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I have a Kelty Women's Cosmic Down 20 and it's a good entry level bag that meets your price range. FYI the EN rating is 32°F, although they call it a 20° bag. In the $150 price range new.

Also Kelty came out with a line of bags with DriDown called the Kelty Ignite that got attention from Backpackers Magazine. In the $200 price range new. That's what I would buy between the two of them if I were going new.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:41 PM
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Been curious about the real life effectiveness of the Dri Down stuff.
Made my mind up not to bite until I found a 20 deg priced right.
Experience with a Marmot 20 deg should be a comparison yardstick
so to speak. Finally found a good price on a SD Zissou 23 @ $190.
A sale price on that Kelty ignite might be the way to go though, if U can find.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:37 PM
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Golite might have what you are looking for right now.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:36 PM
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This time of year, it seems like you can also find good "closeout" deals at your local outfitter. I bought a 40 degree bag from REI (Halo) for $100 that has 750 fill goose down and weighs 24.75 ounces.
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