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Hello,
         I'm 14 and getting ready for a Sierra's trip as well as for future trips. Obviously I don't have much of a job besides baby sitting and other random jobs and I need a sleeping bag. I'm trying to go as lightweight as possible and I usually don't go in very cold areas( Bay Area CA) I believe $200 is my price range, I no it's not much but It's all I have.. Again Light and compact? Sorry if I sound ridiculous.
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Lot's of options here:

http://www.rei.com/search?....jxPrice


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Are quilts a possibility?
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How many miles is the trip? How many days? What do you plan to carry? Tons of stuff or lightweight?

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My setup right now is generally lightweight I belive, Gossamer Gorilla, and 1 person Tarpent Rainbow for the main items. Clothes are under two pounds, and it's a four day trip. The majority of the weight is food.
I despise sleeping while "hot" if that matters...
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Sigh . . . what is this world coming to? A broke 14-year-old says he has only $200 to spend on a warm-weather sleeping bag. I have some great sleeping bags and have never spent as much as $200 on one. When I was 14 I pinned blankets together with safety pins and thought that was great. Worked perfect in my canvas boyscout tent.
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How did you have the time in between fighting off dinosaurs? Really though, I worked, and worked, and worked. I'm not some idiot with rich parents who just gets money, wish I was though.
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My setup right now is generally lightweight I belive, Gossamer Gorilla, and 1 person Tarpent Rainbow for the main items. Clothes are under two pounds, and it's a four day trip. The majority of the weight is food.
I despise sleeping while "hot" if that matters...

I started a thread just a bit ago how I started backpacking with just about nothing. Look on Craigslist, get something that's comfortable. Save your time looking for an expensive pack and use the time to dream, read and plan about where you will be hiking. Use the time to dream about the next trip. us the time to dream about the thru hike you will accomplish when you are 22. Use the time of having nothing to learn what you really require while traipsing through nature. Just go.

But if you really must, $200 will get you a good pack. Go lite has some great UL packs. Osprey makes good comfortable/ average weight bags. Gregory seems to be super plush but heavy. Get out and try some on. Just go.


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How did you have the time in between fighting off dinosaurs?

I like this kid.   :D   :laugh:   :D
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Sounds like you're getting a nice kit together. Quilt is a maybe for that budget, depending on temp rating, size you need, and especially if you'll entertain synthetic. Check out the Enlightened Equipment "X" lines, they use fabric seconds in both down and synth versions that potentially can be had for under $200. Have fun.

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Quilts are fine.  Lot's of people seem to like jacks r better:

http://www.jacksrbetter.com/quilts/

Maybe some of them will speak up.


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Quilts are fine.  Lot's of people seem to like jacks r better:

http://www.jacksrbetter.com/quilts/

Maybe some of them will speak up.

I like my Stealth, although the comfort rating is pretty optimistic.  They have a few quilts on sale right now that might work for you.
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Save your time looking for an expensive pack and use the time to dream, read and plan about where you will be hiking. Use the time to dream about the next trip. us the time to dream about the thru hike you will accomplish when you are 22. Use the time of having nothing to learn what you really require while traipsing through nature. Just go.

Thanks for the advice!
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I believe there is a thread on this site asking if "you" need the best most expensive gear. I don't. I have purchased 2- 20 degree down bags, that weighed about 2# each.  I watched for sales and they both cost $75. to my door.  One was on sale for that price for one day.  Watch sierratradingpost.com and sign up for their deal flyer. check sunnysports.com.  Join clymb.com, it's free. Good luck.
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I hate being the guy who says "For xxx more you can get...."

but...  :D

http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-s....ee-down
seems to be a real winner, it appears most of your gear is very high quality for someone starting out, be a shame to skimp on the bag at the same time.

if you do chose to go less cost, a very high quality quilt is a great option
http://www.enlightenedequipment.com/product/revelationx-30/
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Check out the Kelty Cosmic Down. You can usually get it for under $150...I have a 20 degree one and it does great!
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Sorry, you are ridiculous.  I use a $10 fleece blanket and clothes at times.  My most expensive bag was $110 and it's a down bag.  Don't mean to be mean but them's the facts.

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How did you have the time in between fighting off dinosaurs?

I like this kid.   :D   :laugh:   :D

Me too.  Sounds like he'dmake a bad enemy though.


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he'll be nicer in the morning.....

yikes!


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Check out the Kelty Cosmic Down. You can usually get it for under $150...I have a 20 degree one and it does great!

You can often find them for much less than that!  2 years ago I bought two 20˚ cosmic down bags from sunnysports for $70 each... they have been great bags for us, they pack very compactly and I've used mine down into the low 30's and was plenty warm.
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Scot, a bag is a sleeping bag not a pack.  I only mention this as many of my questions are not read but simply answered. Just my opinion. Have a good day and have fun on the trail.

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Scot, a bag is a sleeping bag not a pack.  I only mention this as many of my questions are not read but simply answered. Just my opinion. Have a good day and have fun on the trail.

Whew...I thought there was a ripple in my sanity so I just ignored it and moved on. It's good to know my sanity was still stable at least at the moment I read his post.

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Tigger, I have read a lot of your comments and posts and I can say that Yes your sanity is stable and intact. Mine, I think so...

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you're both nuts!


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toes, I resemble that remark.

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I have no plausible deniability.

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Lets all get in the woods this weekend! I will bring my new Sea to Summit Poncho and use it as a tent!!! And yes it weighs 3oz more than the new sil version. Have fun every one

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This cheap bag is out the door and into the woods for a few.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are!


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