I've noticed that too - I suspect they've cheaped down the bags, don't you? smile

Actually, for about the last 5 years (I'm 67, soon to make the conversion to Fletcherheit, for all you fans of Colin) I've been cancelling trips in weather where the overnight temperature is predicted to be below 25. I just don't enjoy it the way I used to - particularly the sitting around in a chilly camp before bed. (I've partly solved that problem: I use the Thermarest bags that attach to the pads; put the pad with bag in a chair kit with the foot extended rather than doubled under like the instructions say, and it can be pretty cozy sitting.)

Perversely, I find that spring, summer, and fall hiking in an all-day rain, and making camp in the rain doesn't bother me the way it used to. Go figure.