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Backpacker Magazine – August 2009

Warm Weather Sleeping Bags

Lighten your load with a warm-weather bag that packs small bug goes big on comfort.

by: Annette McGivney

REI Aura (Courtesy photo)
REI Aura (Courtesy photo)



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Peter
May 15, 2011

I would encourage people to look at Snug Pak. We have 2 Merlins (rated to 45-32 (lowest) and the Jungle bag. Although not experts, we have used them in the Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Ranier, the Olympic Peninsula and Acadia during summer and fall. They pack to an incredibly small size (about a cantalope) and are warm, and if I recall, not super expensive. I am hoping to use them for backpacking in the White Mountains this summer. I am curious why this brand doesn't get more reviews.

Peter

New Hampshire

Anonymous
Sep 08, 2009

I use a Mountain Hardwear Lightpath...and it has worked splendidly in super hot and humid conditions. It ventilates very well, and can be set up "fastpitch" with just the fly and footprint.

Rick
Aug 14, 2009

On that subject has anybody found a warm weather tent-hot humid summer nights with heavy dew-- can't remove the rain fly and little air movement-the heck with 3 season tents I want a summer season tent

Ed Stoddard
Aug 14, 2009

Re - Warm weather sleeping bags:

You should look at SnugPak - A Brit company. I just took delivery (haven't tried it yet) of their Jungle bag - rated 44F - 36F. It is longer than many @ 86", square foot, mummy top with removable mosquito screen, under 2 lb, rolls very small. I paid $75.90 for mine from OutdoorPros.com.

Ed
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