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I cut the hood and zipper out of my very lightweight down bag.
Works great.
I think any down quilt would work. It's rather hot in those albergues, to me.
 
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Good day wonderful people, I’m wondering if I can leave my sleeping bag at home and just take a liner for my upcoming efforts on the CF at the end of the month and September?
Just trying to cut down weight vs cooler / cold nights.
Any pearls of wisdom greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in anticipation Bob’s
 
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I have one just like what trecile linked to above, and it’s perfect. I bought it at Costco a few years ago for quite a bit less, but recently they only sell them in 2-packs, so the one at Amazon is a good deal if you don’t want an extra. I don’t see them on the Costco website yet, but they will probably have them later in the fall.
 
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Marbe2

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On a similar theme:
Good day wonderful people, I’m wondering if I can leave my sleeping bag at home and just take a liner for my upcoming efforts on the CF at the end of the month and September?
Just trying to cut down weight vs cooler / cold nights.
Any pearls of wisdom greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in anticipation Bob’s
I would bring a quilt. It can get cold in September, especially in mountainous areas at night.
 

nidarosa

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Inglés 2009+2017, Francés 2012+2018, Astorga-Santiago repeatedly
I love my Sea to summit traveler tr1, can be zipped up like a bag, opened up like a quilt and everything in between. Not the cheapest but perfect for me. Also the Black Diamond, now Blue ridge above, but they can slip off the liner bag during the night, so some put it inside the liner to keep it in place.
 
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Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
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I use a down quilt purchased at Costco some years ago. When I went to get a second one a few years later, they were no longer using down as the fill.

I sewed a ribbon to both sides at about just-below-knee level, so I can tie them together to ensure the quilt doesn’t slither off in the night.

You could cut the quilt down to a smaller size if you were handy and wanted to save a bit more in ounces.
 

trecile

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You could cut the quilt down to a smaller size if you were handy and wanted to save a bit more in ounces.
That's exactly what I have done for some fellow pilgrims.
I cut it in half to make it approx. 35" wide x 60" long. This tucks inside a silk liner and covers from neck down to toes.
First I sew a line of stitching about a quarter of an inch from one of the existing lines of stitching. Then I cut between the two lines. This helps to keep the down from escaping. I finish the edge with silk binding.
It ends up weighing about 8 ounces.
 
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bobhilljax

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2021
Enlightened Equipment synthetic quilt rated to about 50F. Friendly Swede liner, that zips on 2 sides. 718 grams about 25 ounces.
 

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motero99

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Camino Frances 2019
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A person I met on the Camino Frances used the Costco down quilt. She installed snaps so she could also use it as a sleeping bag. I had a Rumpl quilt. It was very comfortable, but took up more space than I would have liked in my backpack.
 
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MichelleElynHogan

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I have just purchased one of these.


It consists of basically 1/2 of a sleeping bag. It can be worn as seen or use as a blanket head to toe. It can also replace a warm jacket, especially used as a warm layer under a poncho.

Remember, multiple uses from every component in your pack makes a happy Peregrina.
 

benny aumala

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Or maybe this, use as a quilt. Works OK with me.
 
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AussieWayne

Walked Camino Francis April 2018 from SJPdP.
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Camino St JAMES from SJPdP April 2018.
Plan Camino Portuguese Sepl 2019
I have an Enlightened Equipment Revelation 40°. You can convert it to a mummy bag by zippering the footbox and cinching the end if needed. You may also consider a top quilt from HammockGear. I have an Incubator 20° for cold weather camping.
I agree - I used the Enlightened Equipment Revelation 40 on my Camino 3 years. Has to be one of the lightest on the market and was perfect for what I needed. Highly recommended.
 

MikeyC

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We bought the Naturehike down sleeping bag which opens up to use as a throw. They come in 2 sizes.

 

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