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Backpacker Magazine – April 2009

Gear Guide 2009: Three-Season Sleeping Bags

Your sleep is important to us. That's why we logged 250 nights under the stars, from Alaska to Wales, to bring you the 30 best bags of the year.

by: Steve Howe

REI Halo 25 (www.sethhughes.com)
REI Halo 25 (www.sethhughes.com)

THREE-SEASON


Best Buy
REI Halo 25

Killer Deal
The North Face Chrysalis

Light and Large
Big Agnes Mystic SL 15

Editors' Choice Award
MontBell UL Spiral Down Hugger #1

Easy-Packing Synthetic
Eastern Mountain Sports Boreal 20

Top Ultralight
Feathered Friends Lark

Editors' Choice Update
GoLite Adrenaline 20

Waterproof
Mammut Shield 3-Season

Down Bargain
Lafuma Warm 'n Light 1000g DN

Best Fit
Marmot Pinnacle

Durable Ultralight
Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15

Synthetic Bargain
Sierra Designs Cochise 15

Wet-Weather Workhorse
Sierra Designs Trade Wind 15

Ultra Efficient
Western Mountaineering Ultralite

Warmest
Wenger Rhone

Most Versatile
Feathered Friends Snowbunting



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