Is a 15C sleeping bag warm enough?

Sleeping bag for the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

I’m walking the camino frances from mid-March to late April. I prefer to bring my own sleeping bag, rather than using albergue blankets. What rating of sleeping bag do you recommend for the allergies in early Spring? Is 15C too light?

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Which sleeping bag is best for the Camino de Santiago?

Sleeping bag on the Camino

The question was:

I’ll be setting off from St Jean on 1 October. I’ve got a silk liner but I suppose I’ll also need a sleeping bag at this time of year. I only have a 36l Osprey Stratos backpack so I’d need a compact bag. I don’t want to spend too much and wondered if a basic, lightweight 1/2 season sleeping bag would be OK? Here are 2 I was looking at – any thoughts?

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Which sleeping bag for an October Camino?

Sleeping bag for the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

I’ll be setting off from St Jean on 1 October. I’ve got a silk liner but I suppose I’ll also need a sleeping bag at this time of year. I only have a 36l Osprey Stratos backpack so I’d need a compact bag. I don’t want to spend too much and wondered if a basic, lightweight 1/2 season sleeping bag would be OK?

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Is a Fleece sleeping bag enough?

Is a Fleece sleeping bag enough?

The question was:

Whew! The sleeping bag debate is huge here and I’m still confused. Sounds like a fleece liner would be nice and cozy with a silk liner inside, but, where does one get the former and are they light and compact? I’ve found a Vietnamese company who makes and sells silk liners cheaply but don’t know where to find the fleece ones.

Also, what do the temperature ranges really mean-I’ve heard that the fleeces are good to 15degs C and a silk liner add another 5 degs=10degsC. Does that mean that if the temperature of the Albergue is 10 degs I would be cozy??? And if it was 5 degs outside I would be cold? (I’ll be heading off the start of October 2012). :D

EEk! I know someone out there will know the answer. I’m on a budget, so don’t want to spend $100 on a sleeping bag (the lightest one I can find here in Melbourne -the Roman Palm-is actually 750grams in its case and the reviews for it are not great).
Thanks folks!

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Sleeping Bag or just Silk Liner?

The question was:

We are travelling the first 3 weeks of May 2011 and I was looking at a lightweight sleeping bag but it still will take up room in my backpack. I was considering using a silk liner instead for protection on the beds and leaving the sleeping bag at home.

Read all the good Silk Liner and Sleeping bag advice in the forum here