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Posted: 5/8/2001 2:23:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/8/2001 2:27:27 PM EDT by DaMan]
I'm looking for a high quality bag for 40-80 degree F temperature range. Roomy and light weight, if possible. Right now I'm looking at the Wiggy's model. TIA! DaMan
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 2:26:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 2:32:18 PM EDT
Thanks, Troy! I thought that Wiggy's was the "creme de la creme" in sleeping bags..... but wanted to check if there was anything better out there! Comfortable sleep is valuable! DaMan
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 2:33:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 2:36:11 PM EDT
40 to 80 degrees doesn't even require a fart sack! If it's not going to get any colder than that, try using a poncho liner, inside of a Army sleeping bag cover. It will fit in a butt pack, and cost you about 30 bucks. I humped this combination regularly when I was in. Good luck!
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 2:36:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 2:39:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 3:45:53 PM EDT
I've got poncho liners. They don't cut it when you get close to 40 degrees. DaMan
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 3:55:58 PM EDT
Try the newer Thinuslite (SP?) poncho liners. They're sold by US Cav or Brigade QM I think. Haven't tried one but they're supposed to be a lot warmer than the issue liners but still pack down small. A lot lighter than carrying a seperate bag. Good Luck.
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 4:07:46 PM EDT
If you're set on a bag go with the wiggy Desert Bag. Stuffs down to 6x12 and weighs apprx. 2.5 lbs. A little heaviewr than a P liner but you will sleep....not wake up every 20 mins trying to get warm. FYI: wiggy offers about a 40% discount to active duty. He's a great guy to deal with. Another option is a P liner with a light weight Gortex bivy. This combo is good down to the low 40's and will keep you reasonably dry in the suck. A light pad is important also. I'd go with the waffle foam ones. They weigh in at about 18 oz and add a great deal of warmth. The whole system should come it at about 3 lbs and is very flexiable in a variety of situations. Stay away from down for tactical situations. It's great for campers that can stay in the tent when it's raining but will get you dead in a military situation. My .02. hope it helps.
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