Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SctDad

Sleeping bag for Philmont

Recommended Posts

I have been asking people that I know questions about a sleeping bag for Philmont. No one can give me a straight answer to my question.

 

I am trying to get a sleeping bag for Philmont and I want to know what is a good weight range. I know the following obvious points in looking for a sleping bag

 

Lighter is best

 

Pounds = Pain

 

OK I got those points. But what I am asking is, what is a good weight range?

 

Can someone give me a straight answer. I am not a rich man, so the $400 sleeping bag is out of the question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most recommendations for Philmont I've seen are for sleeping bags rated for 30F. With that kind of rating, there are a slew of bags to choose from, even in the 2lb to 3lb range. Campmor, I think, has a down bag that runs about $100. Eureka has a synthetic that runs about $50. But don't forget to check into the ScoutDirect discount with Alps Mountaineering. Good prices, good quality. Closer to the 3lb weight, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the other half an ALPS Mountaineering bag for under $75 on sale form REI. 25 degree rated and about 3 pounds. SHE LOVES IT.

 

I got Eureka 20 degree rated one via Campmor for under $80. It is approx 3.5 pounds, but is a LONG which is what you will need. I like longs b/c A) I am in that height range where some regulars are too short, and B) I like the extra room to store stuff at the foot and keep warm.

 

 

BUT YOU DEFINITELY NEED A LONG :)(This message has been edited by Eagle92)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TWO

 

Thanks for the reference. I think that I might be getting that one for my daughter.

 

As for me, I talked with someone today at a local outfitters and we discussed my military sleeping bag and I think I may use that for me. I think that I may use that for myself.

 

Thank you guys for the help that you have given so far.

 

Here is a link to the specs that I have found online

 

http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/shtf-survival-disaster-preparedness/159784-military-sleeping-bag-system-surplus.html

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...