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Old 08-12-2014, 12:57 PM
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Pushing The Limits of a Sleeping Bag

I have a 40+ degree goose down bag (700 fill) that I have been using for about 9 months now. I've used it 3 or 4 times in the local state parks during spring and summer months where the temps don't get much lower than 50 to 60 degrees. I'm perfectly comfortable at these temps in shorts and short sleeve base layers with this set up and under these conditions.

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Old 08-12-2014, 01:13 PM
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:51 PM
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I've used a 30ºF bag at 17ºF a number of times by wearing long shirt, pants, etc. I also have a silk NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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I get cold feet very easily. A few times when it got much colder at night than expected I used a hot NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:00 PM
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Thx everyone...great comments and very reassuring.

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:52 AM
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:20 PM
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I was out on the AT in GA last year in May expecting fairly mild weather.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:54 PM
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Thanks again for all of your comments and advice...very helpful!

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:38 PM
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The last two week section I did on the AT I used a Thermorest Pro-lite Xsm.
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