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Reccomendations for a new synthetic fill sleeping bag.

Postby OJ Loenneker » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:21 am

So It's time to get a new sleeping bag. My old one is worn out, and the funk just never seems to get washed out anymore. Plus it's been shedding down for years, I doubt the fill is anywhere near what it was new 15 years ago

I am looking to replace it with a Synthetic bag, rated to 0ºF temps.
I had been looking at the Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina. But, I seem to have alot of gear by them, and I don't really want to look like I was sponsored by them or something. Not that this is that important, but I wanted some opinions from SP before I make a solid choice.

So what do you use, and what is good and what sucks about your bag. I know, I am going to have a weight penalty for going with Synthetic, but for the climbing and backpacking I do, I always seem to head out in the rain (and it rains here alot in the PNW) so I wanted something that would not be compromised by getting wet.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Postby Brad Marshall » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:53 pm

I had a Marmot 0F synthetic bag that performed well. I believe their latest model is the Trestles.

http://marmot.com/spring_2009/equipment ... tles_0_reg
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Postby bird » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:01 pm

Brad Marshall wrote:I had a Marmot 0F synthetic bag that performed well. I believe their latest model is the Trestles.

http://marmot.com/spring_2009/equipment ... tles_0_reg


5lbs Ouch!
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Postby OJ Loenneker » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:12 pm

Brad Marshall wrote:I had a Marmot 0F synthetic bag that performed well. I believe their latest model is the Trestles.

http://marmot.com/spring_2009/equipment ... tles_0_reg


Yeah, I looked at that a little. The price is really good, but the weight seems a little high. Also, some of the reviews state that it does not compress down very small. I know, I know, it's not going to compress as small as down. But, from what I have seen with some of the new synthetics, like primaoft (I have a jacket with that fill) they compress as small as down, and feel like they have the same weight.
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Postby Brad Marshall » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:40 am

bird wrote:
Brad Marshall wrote:I had a Marmot 0F synthetic bag that performed well. I believe their latest model is the Trestles.

http://marmot.com/spring_2009/equipment ... tles_0_reg


5lbs Ouch!


Ya, most others are in the 3.5 to 4.5 pound range if you trust their temperature ratings. Sierra Designs has the Nahche at 4 lb 1 oz, Integral Designs the Emporor at 4 lb 14 oz, North Face the Snowshoe at 3 lb 8 oz and MHW the Ultralimina at 3 lb 5 oz.
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Postby battledome » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:43 am

I've got a down bag by Montbell, and it's my single favorite piece of gear. I can only imagine that their synthetic stuff would be just as awesome. I find that its warmth way exceeds its rating.

Also... my first bag every was a Sierra Designs synth. It was a good bag for a great price, and I've had really good experiences when sending gear in to them for maintenance.
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