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9/15/14 10:36 A

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Wife and I both use Big Agnes that have the sleeve to put the inflatable mattress in. Nice thing about these is even if the bags are different lengths, you can still zip them together to make a double bag. We really enjoy ours. Check out hammock camping. It's great and much more comfortable than sleeping on the ground.

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8/23/14 11:19 A

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I have a Big Agnes for car camping that I love since the foam pad fits in and doesn't move around. It also has a "pillow" area that I can stuff my down jacket into for more comfort. I'm not sure what the weight is on it, and I don't use that one for backpacking.

I do have a lightweight REI bag I got awhile back for backpacking, and it is super light, but can get cold at night, so I end up sleeping in all my clothes!

Both of those are synthetic, not down, I think down bags are more expensive, so if you're trying to keep the cost down, look at those. They tend to be slightly heavier too, but do better if you are in wet conditions.

Any way to borrow a bag from someone you know? Or rent equipment? It might be worth checking in to if you aren't sure you will like the activity. If you like to camp thought, you will probably love backpacking...

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8/22/14 3:03 P

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I don't have any specifics on those bags, but here is probably the best resource for sleeping bag comparisons. I can put in all your specific criteria and then read the reviews.
http://www.backpacker.com/gear/gear_find
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8/22/14 2:40 P

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I'm in the market for an overnight hike sleeping bag (preferably under 4 pounds). I'm just starting into overnight hiking, so my inclination is to go cheap and then trade up when I prove to myself that I'll actually go and therefore the investment is wort it. However, my fiancee is trying to convince me otherwise. What bags to do you use or recommend? I'm aiming for less than $200.

These are the ones I'm currently debating on:
- BIG AGNES Women's Slavonia 30 Sleeping Bag, Regular: www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24
133916 (I worry that the head area will always be that closed up, because I like fresh air when I sleep and I'm a stomach sleeper)
- NEMO Women's Harmony 40 Sleeping Bag www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13
341840 (I like the part that folds down like a real turned down sheet. Plus the head area looks more open
- Outsunny 86" x 29" 23-degree Cool Weather Scoop Sleeping Bag www.amazon.com/Outsunny-23-degree-Weather-
Scoop-Sleeping/dp/B007HCMXXG/ref=sr_1_
52?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-52&keywo
rds=backpacking+sleeping+bags (It's my price, but I'm not sure about the weight. It says it's 3.3 pounds, but the shipping weight is 7 pounds! And I doubt the box to ship it in is 3 pounds!)

Any help would be much appreciated!

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