Ultralight Sleeping Bags

Ultralight Sleeping Bags

Marmot Helium MemBrain Sleeping Bag: 15 Degree Down
Ultralight Sleeping Bags
– Because of the complexity of construction of ultralight sleeping bags and the cost and amount of materials involved, a high quality ultralight sleeping bag may be the single most expensive item on your gear list.

Recent improvements in materials, construction and in bag design have resulted in bags that are lighter, more compressible, more weather-resistant and warmer than those available even a few years ago.  For those seeking the highest warmth to weight ratio, down is still the clear winner.  it is the same for compressibility.  If, however, you typically hike in a consistently wet environment and volume is not as much of an issue for you, synthetic bags are less susceptible to moisture-induced failure and are typically less expensive.  So make sure you select the appropriate sleeping bag ratings when selecting your ultralight sleeping bags.

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