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Neil
07-06-2006, 03:27 PM
I'm scouring the net for a 16 oz. 40 degree bag and so far am empty handed. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Jay H
07-06-2006, 03:31 PM
WM Highlite:

http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=Products&page=Sleeping%20Bags&cat=ExtremeLite%20Series&viewpost=2&ContentId=16

MH Phantom 32 or 45, both are approx 16oz, but one is above your rating and one is below.

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Product.aspx?top=4&prod=995&cat=45&viewAll=False

I'm sure you could go custom too via folks like feathered friends, etc.

Jay

nazdarovye
07-06-2006, 03:33 PM
I have an 18 oz Montbell UL Stretch Down Hugger #5 that has been great for three-season camping - that's a good place to start. Also, the new Western Mountaineering Summerlite, at 19 oz, might be a good fit.

Getting to 16 oz in weight may mean going to a quilt, rather than a sleeping bag.

- Steve

sardog1
07-06-2006, 03:46 PM
Marmot Atom, in Regular size (to 6'0") (http://marmot.com/products/product.php?cat=bags&subcat=61&style_id=H2021); the Long (to 6'6") (http://marmot.com/products/product.php?cat=bags&subcat=61&style_id=H2023) is 1 lb. 4 oz.

KMartman
07-06-2006, 04:06 PM
I think this is 1lb 3oz...so SLIGHTLY higher than requested, but goes to 30 degrees...so...might make the extra 3oz worthwhile...

http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=The-North-Face-Beeline-900&gear_id=145&action=showgear

M

Neil
07-06-2006, 04:09 PM
Thanks guys. I just ordered on a Montbell #5 http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/bagdetail.cfm/MTB400
for 175 odd bucks.

Now, does anybody know where I can get a 1 gram toothbrush?

KMartman
07-06-2006, 04:12 PM
Thanks guys. I just ordered on a Montbell #5 http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/bagdetail.cfm/MTB400
for 175 odd bucks.

Now, does anybody know where I can get a 1 gram toothbrush?

sure...just break the one you use everyday....right at the brush part.....tape it to your finger for brushing...with the duct tape I assume is on your water bottle... ;-)

M

KMartman
07-06-2006, 04:15 PM
sorry you just got something...I use this personally in the summer months...works great and only slightly higher than you asked for in weight...but a HUGE savings in $$...

http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=39205352&memberId=12500226&storeId=226&catalogId=40000000226&langId=-1

M

jbrown
07-06-2006, 05:06 PM
Thanks guys. I just ordered on a Montbell #5 http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/bagdetail.cfm/MTB400
for 175 odd bucks.

Now, does anybody know where I can get a 1 gram toothbrush?


Fingertip Toothbrush (http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/finger_tip_tooth_brush.html)

Sorry, it's listed at 7 grams.

Zer0-G
07-06-2006, 06:01 PM
Nunatak makes a 40 degree top bag (I have one and I love it).
11 ounces.
www.nunatakusa.com

You might also look at the Jacks r better summer quilt. Also rated at 40 degrees and comes in at one pound.

www.jacksrbetter.com

Good Luck.

Neil
07-06-2006, 07:29 PM
Nunatak makes a 40 degree top bag (I have one and I love it).
11 ounces.
www.nunatakusa.com

Eleven ounces. Sign me up.
If you love it then I'm sure I'll at least like it.

11 onces. That nuts.

Gotta love those people.

rhihn
07-06-2006, 09:58 PM
WM Highlite:

http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=Products&page=Sleeping%20Bags&cat=ExtremeLite%20Series&viewpost=2&ContentId=16
Jay

Neil's already decided, but thought I'd mention that I have this bag. I love the weight and size. The zipper comes undone if you zip it all the way down - a pain in the middle of the night. It's rated 35, but I find that a little optimistic. Still serves my purposes.

Zer0-G
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Eleven ounces. Sign me up.
If you love it then I'm sure I'll at least like it.

11 onces. That nuts.

Gotta love those people.

Yes, it's agreat piece of gear. It's a top bag.
Not to insult your intelligence, but just in case you don't know, there is no bag under you. You fix straps around your sleep pad and the bag comes down around your sides. The theory being, if you crush the down under you it loses it's insulating properties. So, why bother having any down under you.

I love it.

I also have the Alpinist, custom made for zero degrees. It is 24 ounces.

The only issue is, unless he has them in stock, which is rare, you might have to wait a while, 3 or 4 weeks to get it. I believe they are all , more or less, made to order.
At least two years ago, they were made to order.

Zer0-G

Neil
07-06-2006, 10:20 PM
Yes, it's agreat piece of gear. It's a top bag.
Not to insult your intelligence, but just in case you don't know, there is no bag under you. You fix straps around your sleep pad and the bag comes down around your sides. The theory being, if you crush the down under you it loses it's insulating properties. So, why bother having any down under you.

Zer0-G
Yeah, I went to the site. Definitely not your ordinary bag. I need mine too soon so will be stuck schlepping those extra ounces. In the meantime guess I can always cut the handle off my toothbrush, remove the labels from my underwear etc. etc.

Zer0-G
07-06-2006, 11:15 PM
Yeah, I went to the site. Definitely not your ordinary bag. I need mine too soon so will be stuck schlepping those extra ounces. In the meantime guess I can always cut the handle off my toothbrush, remove the labels from my underwear etc. etc.

They might have some in stock.

But, also, The Jacks-r-better Summer Quilt is really nice as well. I just checked, it's 15 ounces. You can close the bottom to make a foot sack. It's really versatile. I ordered one and I use it in my hammock all the time. Warm, light, versatile and $149.00.
I got it in two days.
Those Jack guys ar VERY accomodating.

Zer0-G.

dreamstream
07-07-2006, 08:32 AM
Love my highlite/beothuk as named up here for the Canadian market.

40 deg rating, but have slept warm many nights down into the 30s even as low as mid 20s with just a 2oz silk liner.

Less than a pound and keeps you warm, just a bit pricy.

Zer0-G
07-07-2006, 08:41 AM
Love my highlite/beothuk as named up here for the Canadian market.

40 deg rating, but have slept warm many nights down into the 30s even as low as mid 20s with just a 2oz silk liner.

Less than a pound and keeps you warm, just a bit pricy.

I'd like to see that. Have you a link to share?

Uh-Oh !!! I better go to my gear junkie meeting now....:eek:


Zer0-G

dreamstream
07-07-2006, 08:56 AM
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444250 1831&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302701483&bmUID=1152276799598

There is an error on the page the reg length is for 6 feet, my reg length bag came in at 15 1/2 oz.

Neil
07-07-2006, 09:10 AM
I took a look at that bag in the MEC store here in Mtl. but the half zipper made me decide against it thinking of warm summer nights.

I think the Montbell for 175 US (and no tax) will prove to be a better buy.

Zero-G, does that 11 oz. Nunatakusa allow you to change positions easily?

Gris
07-07-2006, 09:20 AM
OK, had to weigh in here (pun intended). Went thru this process couple of years ago and settled on a BA Horse Thief. Lists at 24 oz. tho mine weighs 25. It's also a "top bag," w/ a 75% zip. Also a wide body bag that wraps a little insulation under you on the sides and has a built in pad holder pocket. I snagged it cause it's really comfortable, roomy, light, durable (has that same shell material as the tougher Western Mountaineering bags), uses 775 down - compresses to nothing and cost only a little over a $100 new (on sale). I can't remember how much down is in it but I paid close attention to that when I bought it. It had more than most and of course it's mostly on the top. I couldn't be happier. It lofts up way high and is super warm (I'm a notoriously cold sleeper). It's rated 35 and that's conservative. In fact, it would be more like a three season bag than a summer bag for you northern folks.

Zer0-G
07-07-2006, 12:27 PM
I took a look at that bag in the MEC store here in Mtl. but the half zipper made me decide against it thinking of warm summer nights.

I think the Montbell for 175 US (and no tax) will prove to be a better buy.

Zero-G, does that 11 oz. Nunatakusa allow you to change positions easily?

I have no problems changing positions. I am a toss-turn type of sleeper. It would in most cases be strapped to your pad. If you don't strap it and use it as a blanket, turning is no problem.

If you have a wider girth than most of us NORMAL people, he will custom make a bag for your dimensions. Of course, if you make the top bag bigger, the weight goes up.

In the summer I tend to move toward quilts/blankets as opposed to bags.

Oh! I just remembered. Gossaner gear (www.gossamergear.com) has a Gossamer Gear SleepLight bag. That is rated at 32 degrees at 16 ounces. That bag is made by Nunatak for Gossamer gear. It is an enclosed bag, with no down on the bottom. For all you people who panic at the first sign of a draft, this would be the lightweight bag for you ..... ;)

Did you check out the jacks r better better shenendoah summer quilt? www.jacksrbetter.com

Zer0-G :D

Zer0-G
07-07-2006, 12:53 PM
Hey Neil,
Are you going nuts yet?
Do you want all of us to find , perhaps, 20 or 30 more bags for you to consider????? :D