Choosing a Lightweight Summer Bag

10:33 a.m. on August 4, 2006 (EDT)
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I sleep warm. Usually very warm. I’m also on a bit of an ounce-counting kick lately, and yet I continue to haul a 3+ pound, 20-degree sleeping bag on just about every trip. My EMS MM 20, has served me well for years, in all seasons, and I always stuff it into my pack without a second thought. Last week I finally realized the obvious: the bag is total overkill for summer trips, and even for l...

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12:39 a.m. on October 11, 2006 (EDT)
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I recently purchased the ALPS Mountaineering +35 degree Clearwater model.

Got to use it some this past Summer camping here in southern Wisconsin. I plan to use it on future backpacking trips. I purchased it mainly for the "fit" and weight. Pretty light and compact for a synthetic bag.

And no, I don't work for ALPS Mountaineering nor am I affilated with this Company. My years of experience with ALPS gear conviced me they make pretty good gear, that's all.

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