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    Summer Sleeping Bag/TQ "on Sale"

    Lafuma 800 40* bag at REI

    I'm not much of a salesman but summer is rolling around and some folks may be in a similar boat as myself.

    I have had this same bag for 2 seasons now and am outfitting my younger brothers for a weekend in the woods.

    $38 and change for a bag that has taken me down to 35* in my ground dweller days (granted I was shivering, but with only a summer weight top and bottom and below the temp range of the bag, it was my own fault. I'd say 50 would be a comfort range for this bag as my testing over the last 2 seasons has illustrated).

    For anyone that is looking for a huuuge bang for their summer buck - this bag is it.

    (They occasionally have regulars in stock, they are usually around $50, but he is 6'1'' anyways so this actually is advantageous)

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    thats a good one.
    i grabbed one along with tender a few seasons ago... its been my go-to for summer.
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    this was my very first bag when i started backpacking. i'd say you're comfy to about 50 in it. other than that it was a ncie bag. light, the zipper never jammed, roomy, and soft against my skin...

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    How small does it compress?
    "If animals could speak the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
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    Senior Member Tendertoe's Avatar
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    Next to a 2 ply roll -

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    I just ordered one to use as a summer TQ. For $38 w/ free shipping I couldn't DIY the equivilent TQ for that kind of cash...

    This will be a little heavier than my IX TQ but it also won't be as prone to condensation - or so I hope.

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    Just got mine today. Hopefully the weather will hold out 2 weeks from now and stay above 50* so this will be sufficient for my brother.

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    Tendertoe, do you think this could be made into a TQ and work fine? The girlfriend could use something if she ever decides to come out. She won't camp in colder temps so this may be the ticket.

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    Yes. Rip and I used it with no mod at all last summer. If you wanna get fancy you can slice and dice or just unzip to the knees and use it just fine.

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    Awesome, I may have to get one. I'm trying to get fancy. Haha. I figure I could cut a qyarter of the weight out. Maybe 18oz or so. Who am I kidding, she does most the sewing anyway, haha.

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