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    Nunatak 3/4 thru-hiker's bag

    Have you guys seen this?
    http://www.nunatakusa.com/Sleeping_Bag_Arc_AT.htm

    It's a 3/4 bag that you use with an insulated jacket - they recommend their Skaha down sweaters. They call it the thru-hiker's dream...weighs only 8 oz for 40F!

    Could also be useful in a hammock.
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    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
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    Nice concept and at 8oz in weight! Wow. If the temp range was better this great winter addition.

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    I think they do custom jobs - I'm sure they'd make the same design thicker if you wanted to pay for it. All of their stuff is pretty spendy, though.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    The concept is fine and everything, but I'd hate to HAVE to sleep in a down jacket every night on the AT. I prefer to keep my sleeping gear and outer clothes seperate for the most part. That's not to say that I don't sleep in my jackets and stuff to stretch out the lower range, but it worse comes to worse, I know my sleeping bag is going to be dry, whereas I can't 100% guarantee my jacket will be.

    Granted, I almost always just use my jacket as a pillow, and my down gear hasn't been wet in 15 years, but you never know. Now that I'm slowly converting to the hammock thing, I might start ditching the jacket in favor of draping my underquilt over me or sewing a "head hole" slit ala a No Snivller.

    If I thru-hiked again, I'd consider going that route, pairing that with my Marmot DriCime shirt. The DriClime's a little heavier than a windshirt/undershirt combination, but it's probably my most-used piece of gear overall.
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    Anybody ever try this thing? It looks kind of interesting, but a year later I haven't heard anything about it.

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    Hrm...I haven't seen any comments on it either. Looks like a great kid's quilt, though. Maybe someone could buy it for their kids and give it a try themselves!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    My understanding is this concept came from the mountain climbing community. I've seen such 'bags' referred to as an "elephant foot."

    One I decided I wanted a quilt I eventually went with Nunatak's Arc Alpinist and I agree that their goodies are pricey -- but the quality is superb! The Alpinist was one of the best presents I ever bought myself.

    I use the quilt for those warm summer nights (40+) when I'm not sleeping in my parka...

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    40+ is a warm summer night? thats late fall temps for me

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    Gee, for me at 5ft tall, this would be about like a regular quilt, lol.
    Might be worth looking into for warmer weather at that weight!

    Perkolady

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    This is indeed a concept growing out of the climbing group. I have a very good friend who has had a custom made bag like this for years which he uses when on climbs together with his insulated parka.

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