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    Kshatriya,

    10 lbs, 14 lbs too much weight to backpack. Too much volume, too.

    I have camped in The Arizona Strip in Winter. I did not need a zero sleeping bag.

    I camped on San Francisco mountain, near Flagstaff, and was glad for my 20 F sleeping bag. I camped on the North Rim, Grand Canyon in Winter and was glad for my 20 F sleeping bag.

    Desert and trees for a hammock. It is against the law to harm a Sagaro cactus.

    I would think, if you are going to ground-sleep in the desert, you would do well to have an OR Bug Bivy, or equivalent, to keep out somethinh poisonous that bites. Spend $ on that. Shake out your boots, shake out your clothing, before you put them on.

    I can't think where you would need a 0 F sleeping bag this time of year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Zero Degrees, Compact and low budget don't go together.

    Compact and zero degrees almost certainly means down for insulation. Enough loft to reach sufficient insulation value to provide zero degrees means a lot of down...and therefore higher cost for the construction with baffles, etc.

    Even a used zero degree down bag is likely to run $375-$425, provided you can find one. New ones are $500-$700.

    If this is a one-off trip, I'd try to find someone who'd loan you a sleeping bag.

    If this is a summer-time trip, zero "sounds" to me like overkill, even for a trip at altitude unless you are going to Denali or other similar sites.


    Not necessarily. I just picked up a like new condition Big Agnes 15 deg down bag off FleaBay for $88. I picked up BA zero degree pad for $33. Deals are there if you can be patient and a bit flexible. Obviously a 0 degree bag is going to be more, but the OP might consider going for a cheaper and more common bag like the one I bought, and prepare for the temp difference via clothing.

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    You might want to talk to MacEntyre about an Insultex-based solution. Do some searching here on the forums, people are getting crazy warm results from this material. It is also light, cheap, packs pretty small, and is durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tammons View Post
    I've been looking through Campmor for deals, but somehow missed this. I'd feel much safer ordering from Campmor than CampingMaxx, and this is the same price. It could also save me some shipping since I need to get some other gear too. Thanks.

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    They are supposed to be honestly rated, but I have never used one.

    They do not have DWR though.

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    The 550 down will not be helpful in terms of bulk either.

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    If you're considering synthetic, look at the Ultra Lamina from MH. I have their 15 degree bag and it kept me warm all the way to the top of Kilimanjaro.
    If there's two ways to take my comments, assume it's the lighter and funnier of the two.

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    Check out:
    http://www.snugpak.com/
    http://www.lafumausa.com/
    http://www.lafumagear.com/
    http://www.slumberjack.com/Default.aspx

    Gander Mountain carries Slumberjack and these really pack small. Same with Lafuma.

    Snugpak is a little more pricey but great quality and packs to the size of a football.

    Ebay has them all as well

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    hows this look ? i recently ordered from bob wards and got this bag . 50%off
    retail 300 your price 150 .. free shipping! they also have it in the long.. for 150 somthing..
    750 down with a water resist outer shell..
    http://www.bobwards.com/products2.cf...ng/brand/KELTY

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