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Old 11-25-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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sleeping bags, $600!

Hi
Any die hard campers out there? My wife wants to buy
a Stephens Warmlite sleeping bag. ( we have a MH ?).

Are they worth the money (not to me). Plus $600 bucks
could almost buy me two tires.

Fred from Pasco, WA.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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not really unless you are camping in the mountains in woods in winter.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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Gosh........I'm sure hoping I never get stuck someplace where I NEED a $600 sleeping bag..........though I'm having trouble imagining what one could do to a sleeping bag to make it WORTH $600?
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #4
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I picked up some very nice ones from Gander Mtn once.. good down to -30*F for $60.. forget the brand though..
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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I picked up some very nice ones from Gander Mtn once.. good down to -30*F for $60.. forget the brand though..

$60 I could see spending...........and that would be a real good sleeping bag, I bet.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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Check out the military surplus stores in your area. Look for a cold weather bag... the label will specify the temperature protection range. Military gear is good stuff and the prices can be very attractive... or not. Shop carefully and prudently.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:50 PM   #7
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I wouldn't pay $600 for a sleeping bag even if it came with a young honey to keep me warm.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:07 PM   #8
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I paid more than that for mine.....but don't tell her I said this.
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DW and I quit using sleeping bags YEARS ago. Even when we slept in a tent, we made up the queen-size air mattress with sheets and blankets from home. When it got cold, we took our electric blanket.

I could see a sleeping bag if you backpack, but otherwise give me sheets.
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That is kinda "out there". Regardless of how she wishes to keep warm inside your MH, what happens to your wet systems when it gets cold and MH is unheated?
Lindsey, I agree.
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As someone who sleeps on the ground in a tent at least once a month (year round) with the Scouts, even I can't justify $580 for a Stephenson Warmlite!

However, for $580 you are buying 3 sleeping bags that fit into each other. Although down is light and warm, if it gets wet, it loses its insulating qualities.

I have a $150 LL Bean mummy bag with hollowfill insulation and is rated to zero degrees. I also have a body sock that adds another 15 degrees of warmth. I have slept in temps down to 10 degrees in that bag with no hypothermia.

If you don't want to go with sheets and a down comforter in the camper, I suggest you get a rectagular 'camp bag' with a flannel liner. Way more comfortable and way roomier.
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We have boondocked down to 14 F and been comfortable while in bed. We have 2 AMG batteries and use them to run the propane heater fan and use an inverter to run one twin size electric blanket crossways on our queen bed. I have heat pump heaters that I can run from the generators, but they don't work well below 40 F
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We use our sleeping bags as comforters. A standard rectangular sleeping bag fits nicely inside a twin size (68 x 88 inches) duvet cover. The duvet cover will be a tad long. You can also make your own from sheets, quilts, etc if you want. Lots of instructions on the internet. I just found it was easier to keep a duvet cover clean when we had a dog and cat, both of whom thought they should climb up in bed to warm up their feet after going out side in snow or rain. I can toss a duvet cover in any washer and dryer... not so with a sleeping bag. I hate those puffy comforters they have in the stores that do a poor job of keeping you warm at night. Sleeping bags do a much better job, even the cheap ones.
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i think if you need a $600 sleeping bag its gonna somewhere like Mount Everest so i think you dont really need one, there are quite a few good ones that a heck alot cheaper
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