Feathered Friends 300x250
Superior Down Sleeping Bags & Clothing

Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA)    

   
 
 
Lite Gear Talk

BCG Holiday Sale

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#176596 - 04/19/13 04:41 AM Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget
zwinters Offline
newbie

Registered: 04/19/13
Posts: 2
So here's what I'm looking for: an ultra-light summer bag that won't break the bank (under $200?)

I realize that LIGHT, WARM, and INEXPENSIVE do not all go together. Knowing this, I choose to prioritize light and inexpensive and am willing to sacrifice warmth because I sleep warm, don't mind wearing layers to bed, and I already have a heavier warm bag I can resort to if the temps really drop.

I'll be spending about 80 nights in the backcountry of the Eastern Cascades this summer (Pasayten Wilderness and Washington Pass area, primarily).
This is a fairly mild area, but when it does rain, I won't be staying home. The temps might duck in to the 30's, but 40's is most typical in the summer.

I'll be alternating between a hammock and bivy sack, using a tarp-shelter if I expect rain.

Some options I've been considering so far:

Vaude Sioux UL 100 - 19oz, 55 degrees (tough to find)
Lafuma Extreme 600 - 20oz, 45 degrees (tough to find)
MHW Ultralamina 45 - 20oz, 43 degrees (a bit more expensive)
Jacks R Better Sierra Stealth - 17oz, 40 degrees (a bit more expensive)

What other suggestions do you folks have? Thanks!

Top
#176597 - 04/19/13 06:22 AM Re: Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget [Re: zwinters]
DTape Offline
member

Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 656
Loc: Upstate NY
I have a JRB Stealth quilt (before the slight name change). This is my summer quilt for use in my hammock. With the "head hole" it also is my around camp insulation for those mornings it is frosty out. I wear my windjacket over it to protect it a bit during those times. I have no experience with the others.
_________________________
http://ducttapeadk.blogspot.com

Top
#176608 - 04/19/13 12:32 PM Re: Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget [Re: zwinters]
OregonMouse Offline
member

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6399
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
At those elevations, the temps can and do drop to the low 30's F, especially in June and in late August. I've seen snow above 6,000 feet in the Cascades in July.

Check out quilts from Enlightened Equipment, too. They have both down and synthetic. I assume, since you're a hammocker, you'll want a quilt rather than a sleeping bag.
_________________________
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey

Top
#176609 - 04/19/13 12:36 PM Re: Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget [Re: zwinters]
finallyME Offline
member

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2710
Loc: Utah
Here is one I found at campmor. You can look there for others.
I have never used this one.
Mountain Hardwear Phantom

_________________________
I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

Top
#176614 - 04/19/13 01:36 PM Re: Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget [Re: zwinters]
aimless Offline
Moderator

Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 2859
Loc: Portland, OR
The temps might duck in to the 30's, but 40's is most typical in the summer.

That's a fair assessment, but it doesn't quite cover the extremes. The coldest summer temps tend to happen after several days of cool weather (upper 40s with rain or heavy clouds) followed by a night where skies turn fair and clear. With those conditions you can easily get into the mid 20s at 6000 ft. and above.

Top
#176630 - 04/20/13 02:32 PM Re: Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget [Re: zwinters]
billstephenson Offline
Moderator

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 3889
Loc: Ozark Mountains in SW Missouri
You already broke my bank, so I can't offer any help at all cry
_________________________
--

"You want to go where?"



Top
#176632 - 04/21/13 07:04 AM Re: Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget [Re: zwinters]
zwinters Offline
newbie

Registered: 04/19/13
Posts: 2
I ended up going with the Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30 degree (6' Reg).

20 ounces is a little on the heavy side but I think the 30 will be much more versatile than the 40. A steal at $200 if you ask me.

Now I play the waiting game.

Top
#176663 - 04/22/13 03:58 PM Re: Warm weather Ultralight Bag on a budget [Re: zwinters]
BarryP Offline
member

Registered: 03/04/04
Posts: 1574
Loc: Eastern Idaho
Tell us how you like it.
Thanx,

-Barry
-The Rockies and IL bogs were made for Tevas

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Bivvy bag with wired peak
by Petro1234
Yesterday at 01:06 PM
How cheap can you go?
by EMT Dave
12/05/17 07:07 PM
compass, thermometer, baro/altimeter
by edfardos
11/19/17 09:54 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Just found out about UCO candles
by toddfw2003
11/30/17 08:41 AM
Hitting the eagle rock loop, Ark in 3 days
by toddfw2003
11/19/17 11:31 AM
Flamable fabrics?
by
11/13/17 09:31 PM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Plant based insulation...
by billstephenson
11/18/17 02:58 PM
lightest grommets to use
by toddfw2003
10/22/17 06:13 PM
avalibility of thin ti rod
by the-gr8t-waldo
01/26/17 04:45 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
0 registered (), 20 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Dcarpenter, Woodland, ultralight, Wilderbabe, 1321132
12467 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com