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Offline jrebel

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I need a sleeping system?
« on: April 26, 2017, 08:08:39 PM »
I will be hunting Idaho in Mid to late Oct on a horseback hunt.  I have everything I need except a good lightweight sleeping bag and pad.  I am affraid my current system will not work for the cold condistions we may see.  Reccomendations??  Also....I am 6" 260 lbs and comfort is king. 

Thanks

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 09:05:28 PM »
I just ordered a underground quilts bandit 0 degree quilt.  There on sale right now.  There's several different lengths and fill options from 800-950 down.

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 09:06:27 PM »
Normally I'd suggest going to your local REI and fitting in a few sleeping bags, but looks like you're from Wenatchee and not sure if there is one there.  See if any of the local sporting goods stores there have sleeping bags out, and a table you can try them on at. 

For the pad, lots of options depending on your budget.  From Exped, Thermarest, Big Agnes, etc.

My sleeping bag is from Feathered Friends (downtown Seattle, but can order online) and they make various sizes and fill profiles.  My sleeping pad is Thermarest NeoAir.  Both work for me for cold temperatures.  I have a sleeping bag liner that adds about 8 degrees for extra warmth in cold weather. 

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 09:33:13 PM »
Buy a hot water bottle.
After dinner boil water,fill bottle place bottom of bag. Will stay warm all night. :tup:
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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 06:54:45 PM »
Western mountaineering badger. Best money I ever spent.

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 02:45:12 PM »
Western mountaineering badger. Best money I ever spent.
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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 11:11:24 PM »
If your on a horse weight really doesn't seem like a big deal.  I'd go synthetic for sure.  On foot get the very best down bag you can afford.
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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 05:13:31 PM »
I bought a quilt from 6 am outdoors and it works great. It's actually viam as Roman numerals vi. He is local maple valley for now but will be moving to Montana soon . Very reasonable price too
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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 09:26:44 AM »
I am a huge fan of ZPacks sleeping bags.  They're expensive but completely custom to your specs.  They are the lightest & warmest I have found and you can order a bag or a quilt.
http://www.zpacks.com/

For a pad, I use a thermarest Z-lite Sol under my bag when hunting; it keeps the mountain ground chill out of my bones while I sleep & is almost soft.  While this isn't much of a pad, it sure feels like an upgrade to the 1/8" piece of foam I use backpacking.

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 10:52:18 AM »
If you are packing in with animals and want comfort, head over to Cabelas and buy one of their huge synthetic bags with fleece lining - the rectangle ones.  Then, get a 4-6" thick foam pad, I got mine from Fred Meyer of all places.

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 07:42:22 PM »
I run an exped winterlite sleeping pad and a 15 degree Mt Harware Ratio down bag. Best system I've used in the last 10 years of trial and error.. I'm 6'3 and about 190# if that helps. I used to use a Northface synthetic bag, but I really like how small my down bag can compress for packing in.. The exped pads also roll up super small! I worry about space almost as much as weight for long hikes into camp..
  Be sure and let us know what you end up with!

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 08:52:41 PM »
Have you considered adding a canvas bedroll... look at draper tent on Facebook,  he can sew you any size you need,  and fairly cheap,  high quality

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 09:33:00 PM »
Montbell Burrow spiral-stitch 0 degree and Exped Downmat 7 inflatable down insulated pad.  Like it a lot but Western Mountaineering is a sure thing too. 

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2017, 07:17:05 AM »
Western mountaineering badger. Best money I ever spent.
This is the answer!

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Re: I need a sleeping system?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2017, 01:59:11 PM »
Sleeping system complete.......exped pad TT 9LW, enlightened equipment quilt (Revelation X-long / X wide 0 degree), hoodlum and companion (pillow). I'm ready for whatever mother nature has in store this year in Idaho. Can't wait.


 

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