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brambles

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I have done a lot of research on summer, super lightweight (and affordable!) sleeping bags (I would want two of them, one for me and one for daugter) and I would really like to buy this brand/version. https://www.macpac.co.nz/equipment/sleeping-bags/down/macpac-escapade-down-150-sleeping-bag---standard/113701-CLBLU-LHZ.html (I would order one right hand zip and the other a left hand zip)

Unfortunately, they do not ship to the United States :( What to do?

Wondering if someone in Australia or New Zealand would order them and ship them to me? I think the shipping cost would be about $30 and I could PayPal them the $. Just an idea.
Any other way that someone can think of to get MacPac in the U.S.?
 

mike mcbroom

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I have done a lot of research on summer, super lightweight (and affordable!) sleeping bags (I would want two of them, one for me and one for daugter) and I would really like to buy this brand/version. https://www.macpac.co.nz/equipment/sleeping-bags/down/macpac-escapade-down-150-sleeping-bag---standard/113701-CLBLU-LHZ.html (I would order one right hand zip and the other a left hand zip)

Unfortunately, they do not ship to the United States :( What to do?

Wondering if someone in Australia or New Zealand would order them and ship them to me? I think the shipping cost would be about $30 and I could PayPal them the $. Just an idea.
Any other way that someone can think of to get MacPac in the U.S.?
I have used a See To Summit bag. weighs in at 1lb. 50 degree bag. it worked great
 
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I used a simple light down throw from Costco, (2 for $29 last year) as recommended by @trecile. The fabric is slick, so I used pins to keep it attached to my silk sack. I was very happy with it. Perfect weight for September theough October.

I did buy a light weight sleeping bag I didn’t take. You might consider the Mountain Hardware Flip bag that has different weight down on each side for cooler or warmer sleeping. It is light, not a mummy and packs small.
 

brambles

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Thank you for your replies. I actually got the Mountain Hardware one that you
I used a simple light down throw from Costco, (2 for $29 last year) as recommended by @trecile. The fabric is slick, so I used pins to keep it attached to my silk sack. I was very happy with it. Perfect weight for September theough October.

I did buy a light weight sleeping bag I didn’t take. You might consider the Mountain Hardware Flip bag that has different weight down on each side for cooler or warmer sleeping. It is light, not a mummy and packs small.
I actually got the mountain hardware bag that you mention in the mail just today. It was on sale and I got it for $98. Unfortunately it came in a mesh bag and not a compression sack as I thought it would so not sure if I might have to buy one. Thanks for the suggestion ! I'm not 100% thatI'm going to keep it because now I thi K I might have to buy a different storage bag for it. We'll see!
 

brambles

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I have used a See To Summit bag. weighs in at 1lb. 50 degree bag. it worked great
I would really like to get this bag but the ones that I've found online are over 200$ and I need two so I'd rather not spend that much. Thank you for the suggestion though! That's the bummer of this that the MacPac I want would be about $120 each and I could get two for basically the price of the sea to summit.
 

brambles

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I also tried the jungle bag snug pak which is about $70 and compresses but even though it says it's under 2 pounds, it feels heavy. Also knowing that there are lighter weight better options out there makes me not wan t to keep this bag. I really would rather not spend a ton of money to get bags that check all the boxes of what I am looking for, but it is starting to look like I might. Oh if only macpac had a distributor in th U.S! :)
 

trecile

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As @Corinne Lombardi said I use a silk sleep sack and a small down blanket. I bought my Montbell blanket before I knew about the Costco blankets. I have cut the Costco blankets down to half size for friends, and when tucked inside a silk liner they keep you nice and warm. All together my sleeping gear is well under a pound, and that includes a silk pillowcase.
 

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