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Sleeping bag for cold weather mountaineering

Postby Rinat Shagisultanov » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:37 am

I know that the similar question was asked b efore, but I have to angsk nevertheless.
Are there any recommendations on the cold weather sleeping bag to expeditions above 6000 m (e.g. Aconcagua)? The average new price for these items sis ~$700.
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Postby Brad Marshall » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:05 am

I've taken an Eastern Mountain Sports MM0 (0F) bag on Aco several times. Bought it new on ebay for $49.
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:37 am

REI Kilo -20 was great on Denali. A little warm for me!
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Postby albanberg » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:44 am

mattski wrote:check this 3 times warmer than down 70$
http://www.marvelox.com/blizzard_survival.php


Have you used one of these?
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Postby Rinat Shagisultanov » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:24 am

REI Kilo -20 was replaced brl]y REI Expedition -20. http://www.rei.com/product/801840 Right?
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Postby norco17 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:45 am

Rinat Shagisultanov wrote:REI Kilo -20 was replaced brl]y REI Expedition -20. http://www.rei.com/product/801840 Right?


I think it is the same bag with a different name the old model was the kilo expedition-20. I think they eliminated the kilo when they got rid of the kilo plus 0 (good bag) and the sub-kilo 20+. Wish I had the other two bags also but one bag is all I can afford. A budy of mine had the kilo expedition but took it back and got a feathered friends bag. He likes his new one better.
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:47 pm

Rinat Shagisultanov wrote:REI Kilo -20 was replaced brl]y REI Expedition -20. http://www.rei.com/product/801840 Right?


Yes, same bag. I got it at a 25% off sale. After the rebate at year-end worked out to a good price. It is a very warm and reasonably light bag. I also looked at FF but the cost pushed me away. My tenmates had the FF and we all equally warm at 17k. I was going to sell it after Denali (at least that is what I told my bride!) but have now decided to keep it since I liked it so much. (Plus, i am going back to Denali in May)
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Postby Kai » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:14 am

I will sell you an unused Valandre Lafayette for $450.

http://www.mountaingear.com/pages/produ ... 113615/N/0
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Postby WouterB » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:33 am

I've got a Valandré Odin and I love it. Best, warmest sleeping bag I've ever owned or slept in.
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Postby ScottyP » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:11 pm

Kai wrote:I will sell you an unused Valandre Lafayette for $450.

http://www.mountaingear.com/pages/produ ... 113615/N/0


+5* bag for Denali ? Dunno if I'd do that.
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Postby Rinat Shagisultanov » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:07 pm

I have been looking at Valandre for while, but +5 is light. I have been using light sleeping bags when the condition whay below the recommended temperature rating with extra clothes. It works for the short trips, but for multi-day trip, this will not work.
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Feathered Friends

Postby coldworlder » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:54 pm

I have a feathered friends and love it. It just so happened I have an extra Ptarmigan that has been "overfilled" to hit a -40 rating. It has a goretex-type (activant?) shell, weights 4# 6 ozs, and is in great shape - was only used on a few climbs. I may be willing to let it go - If you are interested you can PM or e-mail me at sjwark@gmail.com.

Here's is the web info from feathered friends site...this one is about 6 years older: http://www.featheredfriends.com/Picasso ... egree.html
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Postby Rinat Shagisultanov » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:33 am

I have just remembered that I have a Mountain Hardware card for friends and family store. Any opiniions on MH Wraith or Ghost?
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Postby 96avs01 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:21 pm

I have MH King Tut, predecessor to Wraith. Liked it so well on Denali that I decided to keep it rather then unload it after returning. Though I do see that the Wraith doesn't have the bag expander feature that mine has, which I really like. While lighter options exist, they won't be anywhere near half off on the Wraith...guess it is somewhat dependent on how much coin you want to drop.
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Postby kevin trieu » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:39 pm

Hey Rinat, I have the Marmot CWM -40 that I'll sell for $450. I think I paid $600 for it and used it only on one trip to Denali. Been sitting in the closet the last two years.
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