- Camino(s) past & future
- april 2016
Doing my first camino in april. Can anyone give me some ideas for sleeping bags. I'm really not a mummy bag fan. How much weight should i allocate for a bag?
Billy, I use a Coccoon silk/cotton coupler, it's rectangular and zippered for easy access. It can be washed and dried easily if necessary weight 290grammes. I use it with an Alpkit Cloud cover which I can best describe as a camping duvet 450 grammes. I have popperd the two together. I start my next Camino in March and it will be perfect
WE purchases sleeping quilts from Enlightened equipment in Minnesota USA. Marvelous equipment. Along with the bag we bought silk mummy liners and increased the size by adding darts along the seams. Here is a link to the one we bought. I would highly recommend it as the almost perfect backpacking sleeping bag. http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/n-ou1isn/japp2/products/93/images/680/2016_Prodigy_Main__34001.1441121501.1000.1000.jpg?c=2
Thanks HughBilly, I use a Coccoon silk/cotton coupler, it's rectangular and zippered for easy access. It can be washed and dried easily if necessary weight 290grammes. I use it with an Alpkit Cloud cover which I can best describe as a camping duvet 450 grammes. I have popperd the two together. I start my next Camino in March and it will be perfect
But note that 880g is close to two pounds not less than a pound as you saySnugPak, a UK company makes an excellent, quilted, semi-rectangular, tropic weight, synthetic-filled bag that weighs 880 net grams (less than a pound). In the provided stuff sack it weighs 900 grams. This is the civilian version of the black, olive, or sand colored military bag they produce for the UK MoD.
NOTE: The weight listed is for the COTTON liner. The micro-fiber liner weighs exactly 450 grams, or 15.9 ounces. I just weighed mine for you.
The specification for this 'liner' suggests that it is 1 lb 15 oz (~880gm), which is a 'little heavier' than the liner by the same company that weighs nearly 600gm. If these figures from the company's web site are correct, these are well over the weights of more conventional silk and cotton liners, which appear to range from around 120gm to 150gm.If you want something a little heavier / thicker for insulation, try Alps Engineering Micro-FLEECE liner, at:
I wound up going with a Big Angus simi rectangle bag. It has room enough to roll over and is rated for 30 degrees. A little heavier then i wanted at 2lbs 15oz but comfort is a must.I suggest that sleeping gear needs to be highly individual and determined by each individual, similar to footwear. No two people sleep the same way.
Personally, I am a cold-sleeper and like to have a loose, ventilated sleeping bag or liner. I "need" two-way zips so my legs receive enough air during the night. Other folks need the containment of a mummy bag, zipped to the neck. I also must alight from my bed to the toilet too many times each night. So, I NEED to be able to get free of the sleeping sack, bag, liner, or blanket timely and make my way to the loo...it is an "old man" thing...
To each his or her own. All we can do is report on what we have tried and favor. Ultimately , each pilgrim must choose what works best for them.
I hope this helps.
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