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JasoFett

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Camino(s) past & future
4/23/2016 - 5/30/2016
Hello everyone!

I am planning on going on the Camino the last week of April through May. What temperature sleeping bag do you suggest I take? I want to pack as lightweight as possible of course, and was wonder if a 55F would be heavy enough?

Any suggestions?

Thank you!
 

Maxie

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances 15,16
Ingles 15
Norte 16, 17
Finesterra /Muxia 16, 17
Primativo 16
VDLP 16
Portuguese 17
I'm not sure if this will help you but it is an option http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/filler-down-sleeping-bag
I use this as part of my sleep system. I also use a 20f quilt paired or individually depending on temps and whether I'm camping. I plan on doing the GR11 after my Camino's.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
For many years I carried a Marmot pounder plus. I don't know if they make them anymore.
Now I use a down blanket I made from a down sleeping bag.
I cut off the hood and zipper.
 

AlwynWellington

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Camino(s) past & future
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What temperature sleeping bag do you suggest I take?
I will start from Le Puy early April.

I have a 5C/40F bag. If it gets too cold some nights I will put another layer of clothes, not forgetting the feet.


I want to pack as lightweight as possible
I am an ultra-lightweight freak. My research took me to zPacks. My 5C/40F bag ways around 330 grams.
 
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Mark Lee

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A bag rated for 55F would work just fine. Just make sure it's the lightest, most compact one you can afford.
There are several different ones out there. Mine is a North Face Aleutian 1S. It's a great little bag. As lightweight as some of the liners out there.
 

AlwynWellington

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Just make sure it's the lightest, most compact one you can afford.
There are several different ones out there. Mine is a North Face Aleutian 1S. It's a great little bag. As lightweight as some of the liners out there.
North Face don't seem to stock an Aleutian 1S currently.

The model closest to @JasoFett current requirement seems to be an Aleuitian 50(F?) / 10(C?). It weighs 760 grams. There are some much much lighter than this, if weight is important to you. And if you go down the temperature range you tend to go up in weight.
 
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Mark Lee

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North Face don't seem to stock an Aleutian 1S currently.

The model closest to @JasoFett current requirement seems to be an Aleuitian 50(F?) / 10(C?). It weighs 760 grams. There are some much much lighter than this, if weight is important to you. And if you go down the temperature range you tend to go up in weight.
Yeah, the 1S weighs about 737 grams. When I bought it, it was on sale 1/2 price as a discontinued model. It was the lightest bag I found at a reasonable price. Some of the ultra-lightweight ones have an ultra-expensive price tag. No way would I ever spend over $100.00 on a sleeping bag for walking across Spain. Rather save that money for beer and food on the Camino. :D
 
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Mark Lee

Guest
For many years I carried a Marmot pounder plus. I don't know if they make them anymore.
Now I use a down blanket I made from a down sleeping bag.
I cut off the hood and zipper.
They sell the NanoWave 45 and 50. Both under a hundred dollars and both weigh less than two pounds. Look like good bags for the price.
 

Maxie

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 15,16
Ingles 15
Norte 16, 17
Finesterra /Muxia 16, 17
Primativo 16
VDLP 16
Portuguese 17
I agree with Mark Lee, for a Camino a bag of 800g or less with a 3/4 zip, ( can be used as a quilt) is best. You do not need an expensive bag.
 

Aesklepius

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: St Jean Pied-de-Port to Santiago, on to Fisterra, Muxia and back to Santiago. (April-June 2016)
I'll be walking just a bit earlier than you and have tried a few bags. I've settled on a Marmot NanoWave 50 SR long (10C rating), with a silk liner and fleece top for sleeping. In this, I am comfortable. I'm of average height, but found that, with the long bag, I could snuggle in just a bit more to escape the chill. Buen camino!
 

JasoFett

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
4/23/2016 - 5/30/2016
Thank you all for your comments! I really appreciate it!
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
I just tried an experiment at home. When I went to bed I set the temperature to 65 degrees F (a little over 18 degrees C. I tried sleeping with just sheets, and was too cold to sleep. I switched to my very lightweight sleeping bag and was comfortable. SO, I know what I need to do. I am carrying the bare minimum in my backpack, but really need my sleeping bag.
 

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