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Looking for a new warm weather bag.
I really prefer a 40 degree (or very close).
I'm mostly looking to cut some weight without breaking the bank.
2 pounds or less would be great.
Any thoughts on the Cross Mountain from BA,or other recommendation?
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last summer i found a deal on Lafuma Manor Extreme 600 (45*)... it was a close-out deal so might not be around anymore but... this sucker is only 20ozs and compresses down to cantaloupe size. i only got to test it a few times this summer, but i have no complaints so far.

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FWIW, the concept of a semi rectangular bag with a pocket for a pad and no insulation in the bottom sounded attractive to me but didn't really work out like I hoped.  I found that I really liked a regular slim cut mummy that could be zipped open and used like a quilt.  For me the 17 oz Mountain Hardwear Phantom 45 is perfect for most of my usage where the temperature can be counted on not going lower than the teens F (I need to wear some clothing with it a little below freezing).

With that in mind I'd advise either trying one out first or buying from REI or someone else with a liberal return policy.  In nothing else at least try it out in the store.
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OBChristo is selling one.

http://forums.backpacker.com/cgi-bin....1162807

Why not a quilt? Be even less weight and they really shine at warmer temps.


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A quilt is an interesting concept, but I think I'd rather have a full rectangular bag than a quilt honestly.
I didn't really the cross mountain had no insulation on the  bottom, I too like to unzip it and use it blanket style.

I found a north face allegheny, and it looks about perfect  for my needs. If I can find the down version (it's out there) I'll be in heaven.
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If you don't mind ordering internationally; I've got a Mountain Equipment CoOp Gosling 40* which has been fantastic. It's a rectangular bag and works great zipped open as a quilt in my Hennessey hammock in the summer, or just over a pad in my Eden 1.

Around a hundred bucks. Great bag.


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20 degree 800 fill down quilt on sale for $99. 1 lb 8 oz

http://www.golite.com/UltraLite-3-Season-Quilt-Regular-P851.aspx

Edit: Nevermind - Out of stock


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Looking for a new warm weather bag.
I really prefer a 40 degree (or very close).
I'm mostly looking to cut some weight without breaking the bank.
2 pounds or less would be great.
Any thoughts on the Cross Mountain from BA,or other recommendation?

The 40F bag I have experience with is the Marmot Arete(wonderful bag). 800 fill and 1.5lb.
They're $150-160 online sometimes.

That Cross Mountain is only $107.96 at Campmor, and only weighs a few more oz. 'Course the one review it has at Campmor is a 1 star review complaining of being cold at 60F...
There's a lot of other 40 degree bags out there to look at, too, but I'm another who'd be shopping for a quilt if starting over. That Enlightened Equipment Revelation looks really nice at 1lb. More $$$, though.
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I use a generously rated 35F that can go to 25F with a bit of extra clothing: http://www.llbean.com/llb....ular-35

If you don't do winter camping, that bag is all you need for 3 seasons. With a 40F bag I think you would end up needing at least two bags.

In a heat wave there are simple, light alternatives to a sleeping bag---a sheet, a light cotton quilt (that's what I use), or a fleece blanket.
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(treelinebackpacker @ Feb. 07 2013, 9:20 am)
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Looking for a new warm weather bag.
I really prefer a 40 degree (or very close).
I'm mostly looking to cut some weight without breaking the bank.
2 pounds or less would be great.
Any thoughts on the Cross Mountain from BA,or other recommendation?

The 40F bag I have experience with is the Marmot Arete(wonderful bag). 800 fill and 1.5lb.
They're $150-160 online sometimes.

That Cross Mountain is only $107.96 at Campmor, and only weighs a few more oz. 'Course the one review it has at Campmor is a 1 star review complaining of being cold at 60F...
There's a lot of other 40 degree bags out there to look at, too, but I'm another who'd be shopping for a quilt if starting over. That Enlightened Equipment Revelation looks really nice at 1lb. More $$$, though.

I also have the Marmot Arete and love it. I bought it at Marmotmountainworks.com for $165, but recently saw it at Backcountry.com for $140
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