Choosing a Lightweight Summer Bag

10:33 a.m. on August 4, 2006 (EDT)
346 reviewer rep
982 forum posts

This thread is for comments on the article "Choosing a Lightweight Summer Bag"

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...

Full article at

12:39 a.m. on October 11, 2006 (EDT)
153 reviewer rep
460 forum posts

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.

April 21, 2018
Quick Reply

Please sign in to reply

More Topics
This forum: Older: Eureka! Freedom Tent Recipient of da Vinci Award Newer: 2007 Hydration (and on-the-move) Packs
All forums: Older: Steep tech moto Newer: Stove information