Is this the bag? I paid over R1000 for my First Ascent Adventure Light bag
It is actually great to have a forum like this on which to share equipment experiences, as it is so easy these days to pay huge amounts of money and still not get quality performance.
No that's the -8 @ 1.6kg one which someone on this forum has and had good things to say about it on a related thread.
“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
A friend has the -8 bag which he is also happy with
Thread - www.vertical-endeavour.com/forum/44-gear/55308-trail-sleeping-bags.html
Does anyone have a review on any of these bags yet?
It kept me warm though when most of my party had complained about the cold, so no faults there.
The Enlightened Equipment Enigma 750 (review of similar bag by same manufacturer here). It costs USD265 for a 10 deg F (-12 deg C) bag which weighs under 650g! This should be good enough for the 'Berg in the winter, coupled with a decent sleeping pad and the right clothes. The 0F/-17C bag costs USD10 more and weighs about 730g. The higher fill bags are lighter but cost significantly more.
To recap, the idea behind a quilt is that the bottom of a sleeping bag is compressed, and doesn't offer any insulation so we may as well cut it off, especially if using a proper sleeping pad.
Western Mountaineering has a fantastic -7 ultralight sleeping bag, the 6 foot one weighing only 820g. Check it out here: