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#133937 - 05/19/10 11:14 AM Sleeping Bag Choice Help
oregonhiker Offline
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Registered: 04/12/10
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I'm looking for a new winter bag and this seems the perfect time with all the sales going on. I have my eye on a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 0 degree women's, weight is 2lb 10 oz. Anyone have one, if so, how does it holdup and most importantly, is it warm. Thanks in advance for any help.

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#133938 - 05/19/10 11:34 AM Re: Sleeping Bag Choice Help [Re: oregonhiker]
oregonhiker Offline
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I should have mentioned, do winter camping, temps get down in the teens, would this bag fit the bill?

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#133940 - 05/19/10 11:51 AM Re: Sleeping Bag Choice Help [Re: oregonhiker]
ChrisFol Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
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Loc: Denver, Colordo
Originally Posted By oregonhiker
Anyone have one, if so, how does it holdup and most importantly, is it warm. Thanks in advance for any help.


I do not own this specific bag, but I do have their Phantom +32 that I use during the summer months and in my experience it is true to the rating. I have had it down to +34 degrees last June and it held up better than expected.

As for warmth-- that is a purely subjective term. I find it more than adaquate, you may not. There are so many different things that attribute to keeping warm: physical activity, food and hydration intake, clothing, wind, elevation, camp-site location, shelter etc etc.

With that said, most reviews that I have seen about MH bags generally have the same conclusion that I do and that is that they are true to their rating.

For around the same price point, Montbell's UL Spiral Down Hugger #0 and Montbell's Super Spiral Down Hugger #0 are worth looking at and have great reviews. As does Marmot's Lithium.

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#133941 - 05/19/10 12:14 PM Re: Sleeping Bag Choice Help [Re: ChrisFol]
oregonhiker Offline
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Thanks Chris, just looked at the Montbell, what a great bag. Have to admit the sale price on the MG, almost half off their $475 price tag, is a real temptation, but don't want to sacrifice comfort for price.

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#133944 - 05/19/10 12:37 PM Re: Sleeping Bag Choice Help [Re: oregonhiker]
ChrisFol Offline
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Originally Posted By oregonhiker
Thanks Chris, just looked at the Montbell, what a great bag. Have to admit the sale price on the MG, almost half off their $475 price tag, is a real temptation, but don't want to sacrifice comfort for price.


Where is the Phantom for around half off? That is a bargin!

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#133947 - 05/19/10 02:45 PM Re: Sleeping Bag Choice Help [Re: ChrisFol]
oregonhiker Offline
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Campmor has it for $285, got one for me and my hiking partner, husbands think we're crazy, but hey having the time of my life!

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#133948 - 05/19/10 03:04 PM Re: Sleeping Bag Choice Help [Re: oregonhiker]
ChrisFol Offline
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Loc: Denver, Colordo
Originally Posted By oregonhiker
Campmor has it for $285, got one for me and my hiking partner, husbands think we're crazy, but hey having the time of my life!


Don't think you will get a better deal than that on a brand-new, good quality, down winter bag.

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