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    Which Backpacking Sleeping bag...On A Budget?

    I'm looking at alot of backpacking sleeping bags, with my family, and need to find 3 good backpacking sleeping bags for a budget price. I also have to buy 3 hammocks, so i'm trying to save a little dough on buying my gear!

    What bag do you guys reccomend?

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    Are these for use in a hammock? If so, a top quilt may be a better option. Also, are you concerned with weight and compressibility at all?
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    If you are looking for a sleeping bag, check out

    www.campmor.com
    and
    www.sportsmansguide.com

    They usually have decent bags at good prices.

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    I just scored two Swiss Gear "0 degree" mummy bags on close out from Kmart for $23 a piece. Not the smallest or lightest bags, but they fit my 6'4" 285lbs frame.

    Thanks to Gargoyle for the tip.
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    slumberjack 30* long. i go 6'2" and 260 lbs and have plenty of room to move in and around while in my hammock.
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    If you really want a bag, the Kelty Cosmic 20 degree sleeping bag is a pretty good bag at a budget price. Campmor has them on sale right now, $80 for the regular and $90 for the long. I think they even have an XL size if you are larger than most.

    If you are interested in a top quilt, Enlightened Equipment has great prices on quilts. Check out the Revelation X here. Lots of good options as far as top quilts but I think enlightened is the cheapest that I've found for down quilts (under $200 for 20 degree quilt)
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    Thanks for the tips guys!

    I'm needing compressability, and one that'll pack down from 2lbs-4lbs.

    The cosmic Kelty looks like my budget...I gotta buy 3.
    Last edited by Popsmoke63B; 01-28-2012 at 21:55.

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    To meet those Criteria you may look into the top quilts from some of our vendors. They have great resale, and no need to up grade later. Depending on what temps you are looking at hanging in some of the synthetic 3 seasons are not priced bad, and summer are even cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catalyst View Post
    If you really want a bag, the Kelty Cosmic 20 degree sleeping bag is a pretty good bag at a budget price. Campmor has them on sale right now, $80 for the regular and $90 for the long. I think they even have an XL size if you are larger than most.
    This is the bag I was going to recommend. I've had mine for a year and it works wonderfully as a top quilt.

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    What temperatures are you looking at sleeping in? That'll help narrow things down considerably.

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