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    Senior Member evilleotter's Avatar
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    Any Experience with these bags?

    Looking for some advanced forum help here. I am in the market for a new sleeping bag. I know that alot of forum members swear by UQ's and TQ's, but I have always liked bags for a whole host of reasons.

    My criteria is:
    sub $150.00
    20-30* rating
    synthetic (although not opposed to down if the price is right)
    3lbs. or less
    Left Zip (I sleep head right/feet left in my ENO DN)

    So, here are the three that I've been looking at (in no particular order).....

    Sierra Designs Utopia 30 - 2lbs. 11oz., $115, EN34, shoulder: flex to 65"
    Columbia Reactor 15 - 2lbs. 14oz., $140, EN31, shoulder : 64"
    Mountain Hardware Extralamina 20 - 3lbs. 3oz., $140, EN25, shoulder : 66"

    It looks like they all compress down to about the same size.

    Does anyone have any experience with these bags that can provide some useful info? Any other ideas that I haven't listed here? Please share.

    Thanks to all for your help.

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    I have a high peak extreme pak. Meets all of your criteria at an awesome price point.

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    How about a quilt instead of a sleeping bag? RevelationX from enLightened Equipment is right around your price point. So much lighter and it will compress much smaller than any of the aforementioned bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBRanger View Post
    I have a high peak extreme pak. Meets all of your criteria at an awesome price point.
    That High Peak looks pretty good, but every place is sold out.

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    Senior Member evilleotter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangus7175 View Post
    How about a quilt instead of a sleeping bag? RevelationX from enLightened Equipment is right around your price point. So much lighter and it will compress much smaller than any of the aforementioned bags.
    The revelation is a bit more than I can spend, but the prodigy look pretty nice.....

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Please keep them coming!

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    Walmart had a run of duck down filled 30 or 40 degree bags for around 70 dollars.

    I think I may take a look at one of these, perhaps add some down if it suits me.

    Search and check the thread out before hand though. Might have been something I missed.
    This place you say your lookin' for
    It might have washed out with the rain
    Might not be there anymore
    Might not be the same

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    Maybe look into the Kelty Cosmic down 20 degree. $99 on sale. Just over 2lbs. Just got mine, have not tested it, but it looks real nice!

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    I've bought two new sleeping bags this year, one for me and one for my son. We haven't actually slept in them yet, except for in the garage for a couple hours! One is a North Face Gold Kazoo 30° down bag that weighs right at 2lbs and was $149 on sale at www.sportchalet.com. The other one was a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 down bag left zip that weighs 25 ounces and cost $189 at www.campsaver.com. They are both nice bags in the regular size although the Phantom is a little snug around the shoulders, it still fits fine, just a little snug with no wasted space. By the way I am 5' 10" and 165 lbs. These down bags really pack down nice! I still think I am going to give one of these to my daughter and get a top quilt! Good luck!

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    ended up purchasing the Sierra Designs Utopia 30. It is 2lb. 11oz. in stuff sack and expandable for my bulbous belly. Fairly lightweight for a 30* synthetic. I will receive the bag today and can share some initial thoughts with anyone interested.

    Thanks to all who replied. This site continues to amaze me everyday.
    Happy Hanging

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    Here are a few others with links and some info that may help.


    rei-lumen-synthetic 25°-bag
    http://www.rei.com/product/794797/re...n-sleeping-bag
    2 lbs. 11 oz. Shoulder 62" EN rated 27°
    Stuff sack volume 20.8 liters

    kelty-cosmic-21°down-bag
    http://www.rei.com/product/847649/ke...1-sleeping-bag
    2 lbs. 11 oz. Shoulder 62" EN rated 21°
    Stuff sack volume 11.5 liters
    advantages of down is that it packs much smaller than a synthetic of the same temp. weight and price point

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