[pct-l] Bag/Quilt Warmth

Edward Anderson mendoridered at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 27 14:03:09 CDT 2011

Hello Heather,

It is called a Cocoon. They have them at REI. It weighs just 4.7 ounces. 


From: Heather Darnell <mom_and_alex at yahoo.com>
To: "pct-l at backcountry.net" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Cc: EdwardAndersonMendoRider PCT <mendoridered at yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: Bag/Quilt Warmth

MendoRider - I agree with your strategy, and I love the negligible added weight of my sleeping bag liner, but I find I don't care for the cut. I wonder if you'd be willing to share what liner do you use?

Heather Darnell 

>Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:19:09 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Edward Anderson <mendoridered at yahoo.com>
>Subject: [pct-l] Fw:  Bag/Quilt Warmth
>To: John Abela <pacificcresttrail2011 at gmail.com>,
>    "ned at mountaineducation.org" <ned at mountaineducation.org>,
>    "pct-l at backcountry.net" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
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>I am of the opinion that you are making this bag decision much more complicated than it has to be.? Just bring your 20 degree bag >and also a sleeping bag liner.? On a really warm night, what I do is use just the liner on top of my sleeping bag. If I need a little >more warmth I simply put on my Smartwool long underwear and, if it becomes cooler later I might add some
 other layer that I will >want to bring along anyway. The liner, when I use it inside my bag not only adds warmth (9.5 degrees) but also keeps the inside >of the bag clean. The liner is very easy to rinse out (I don't use soap) and will dry quickly. To keep my bag fresh I turn it inside->out and hang it in the breeze. On a really cold night I use the liner, the Smartwool long underwear, extra layers and my tent with >rain-fly >on to keep out the wind. That way I always have WITH ME what I might need to deal with whatever conditions I find.?
>>On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 7:27 AM, John Abela <abela at johnabela.com> wrote:
>>To get back to the topic of bags...
>>So it seems like the general consensus here is that going with a 20
>>degree bag is pretty much the best option for the full duration of the
>>I will say I am surprised to not see very many people out there with
>>32 degree bags.
>>Out of curiosity, has anybody in this group done sleeping bag
>>bouncing? Bouncing between 32 degree bags and 20 degree bags,
>>depending on the locations and temps, in an effort to save an extra
>>pound in the warmer sections.

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