Sleeping bag recommendiation? HELP!!!?

I've been a BoyScout for a few years now, and my birthday is today. My dad decided to take me to the hiking store, and we picked out a nice backpack. We picked out a sleeping bag too, but it was pretty big. Too big to do a 80 mile hike.

That's where you come in. I need a sleeping bag that fits what I need.

Very Light.

Very Compact.

Around the 200$ mark.

Very durable.

And DEFINATELY 15-20°F or below.

Pick something you would take if you had 200$ to spend.

PLEASE suggest both synthetic and down, or any other materials. All help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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  • 7 years ago
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    You did not mention a crucial factor: moisture.

    If you are going to be in wet areas I would not recommend down.

    Synthetic is the way to go if it might get wet.

    Synthetic is bulkier and heavier but also less expensive.

    Since you will be packing you may be interested in these videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-i3pFPhs9o

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    (part 2 is where the real info is)

    10 piece basics:

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    600 videos you may enjoy:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/wildernessoutfitters

  • 7 years ago

    I really like my Marmot Sawtooth +15 down sleeping bag. It weighs about two pounds. You should be able to find it for about $200 to $250 if you can wait to shop around for clearances.

    I use my Marmot Never Summer 0 down sleeping bag nine months of the year in the mountains. It is also highly compressible, but weighs about four pounds.

    Sierra Trading Post - Clearance Price ~~~

    Marmot Snowcrest 5 down sleeping bag, $180. Weight is three pounds with 600 fill down. Buy now!

    Look at Go Lite sleeping bags as well.

    If your budget is unlimited, then look at Sierra Designs Dri Down.

    I would buy the Marmot Snowcrest from Sierra Trading Post.

    I will never buy a synthetic sleeping bag. I suffered too much in a synthetic bag when I was a Boy Scout because my dad was not as generous as your dad. Be sure to thank him. Many times. And help with chores around the house. Lots of them.

  • Scott
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    If goose down is an option, check out Feathered Friends. They rate very well in Backpacker magazine's reviews. I have been very happy with mine. May have to pay a little more than $200 though.

  • Tim
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    I don't think your requirements are reasonable.

    When picking a bag it can be light, warm, or cheap. Pick two out of the three.

    A 15 degree 2 lb sleeping bag is going to cost more than $600.

    Here are some bags I would consider:

    http://www.rei.com/product/847648/kelty-cosmic-dow...

    It is only rated to 40 degrees, but it is less than 2lbs and stuffs to 7X11" $120

    http://www.rei.com/product/847649/kelty-cosmic-dow...

    It is rated to 21 degrees but is heavier at 2lbs7oz and stuffs to 8X14" $160

    All the other bags I looked at are either much heavier, or much more expensive

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    very light

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