[pct-l] Sleeping bag help, please

CHUCK CHELIN steeleye at wildblue.net
Mon May 28 13:30:05 CDT 2012

Good morning, MendoRider,

I’m really glad to hear those weights because since I don’t carry either
one I can now feel good about saving 10.75 extra ounces vs. the 4-5 ounces
I thought I was saving.

At home with lots of chores and cabin fever…

-Hiking the Pct since before it was the PCT – 1965



On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Edward Anderson <mendoridered at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Nope, not so. The Equinox Ultra-light Bivy is not lighter than the Cocoon
> Silk sleeping bag liner. The Bivy weighs 6.5 ounces vs only 4.7 ounces for
> the silk Cocoon.  And the bivy is not useful in keeping the INSIDE of your
> bag clean. And, the Cocoon improves the warmth of the bag by 9.5 degrees.
> Of course, you could bring both and still only be carrying an extra 10.75
> ounces. The Bivy and the Cocoon are designed to serve different purposes.
> MendoRider-Hiker

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