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    Top insulation recommendations on a Budget

    I am looking for the best bang for the buck top insulation. So far the best deal in my mind that I have found is the Ozark trail 30* down bag from wally world. It packs very small and seems to have received some good reviews and at $69 looks hard to beat. What other options would you guys recommend, I have been leaning more toward sleeping bags for the versatility but I am open to top quilts as well.

    Budget is less than $100.
    Goal- I would like to be able to camp in the 20* range

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    Ebay seems to have a bunch of down sleeping bags for suspiciously cheap prices like this one

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BUCK703-GOOS...item2a2ab58e16

    any experience with these?

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    Sleeping bags can be Cheap, Light, and Comfortable.

    Pick any two of the above.
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    Find a couple of clearanced jcpenny puffer jackets

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    For down, which can be pricey, I found that an affordable one is the Kelty Cosmic Down sleeping bag.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Here is the link for a thread about the walmart down bag https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=69242

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    I have found that cheap bags don't come close to their claimed lower temp rating. The bag you are looking at seems to be 90% duck down and 10% duck feathers which could impact your comfort. Feathers could feel like laying on straw. After trying many "cheap" bags and freezing my butt off I have instead now looked for sales on gear I know will work for me. For instance, a couple of years ago I picked up a Marmot Atom 40* long bag for sale at less than $200 on sale. This bag easily beats its rating and keeps me comfortable at down to 35* or so. While my cheaper REI 20* bags having me freezing at 40*. Though you could always buy two bags and put one inside the other if you get cold. You can also add bag liners to increase warmth and comfort.

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