Gore-Windstopper on a Sleeping Bag

4:53 a.m. on May 23, 2010 (EDT)
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I am in the market for a new sleeping bag. I have been looking at a Western Mountaineering Apache and was wondering if it was worth the extra $80 to go for the Gore-Windstopper model or if the MicroXP is good enough. Any input?


2:36 p.m. on May 23, 2010 (EDT)
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If you use a good tent or bivy you probably don't need the windstopper.

If you tarp or no shelter, get the windstopper.

6:36 p.m. on May 23, 2010 (EDT)
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Yeah, I have got the MSR Hubba Hubba HP. I didn't think that I would need the GWS with any good shelter/tent, but I know that Gore and WM both make great products and I thought the two together...well might be really great. Thanks for the response, would like to hear from anyone who has owned either if possible, thanks!


9:57 a.m. on May 24, 2010 (EDT)
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Save the $$ and the weight. I have the gore version of the Apache. Use a bivy sack with it and the lack of breathability is a problem. If I were to do the Apache again I'd go with the microfiber.

Of course right now I have my eyes on an ultralight!

7:02 p.m. on May 25, 2010 (EDT)
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That's good to hear about the breathability as I am normally a warm sleeper, so I would want the better in that category. I think that I have decided on the MF anyways, since I will be sleeping in/under a good shelter/tent. Thanks!


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