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#108917 - 10/17/07 01:54 PM Re: GEAR WEEK--SLEEPING BAG,JACKET,BIVVY COMBO [Re: frenchy]
CANOEDOGS Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1852
Loc: MINNESOTA

Alain---MOB has very nice stuff..very $$$$ also..
however too many zippers to fail and too many bits..
something like a plain old LL Bean sleeping bag with
built-in arms would fill the bill for someone like me
who just vacations around the wilderness for a few weeks
at a time..

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#108926 - 10/17/07 03:14 PM Re: GEAR WEEK--SLEEPING BAG,JACKET,BIVVY COMBO [Re: CANOEDOGS]
bmisf Offline
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Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 185
For five pounds you could have a much more flexible and safer system.

Example:

- 6 oz WPB bivy or 10 oz waterproof bivy (backpackinglight.com, etc.)
- 20 oz down jacket or slightly heavier synthetic
- 12 oz down pants (ligher ones are available; synthetic would be a bit heavier)
- 12 oz goretex Paclite shell
- 8 oz lightweight tarp or 10 oz poncho tarp (lighter ones are available), with lines and ti stakes
- 4 oz gloves and warm cap
- 4 oz closed cell foam pad
- 6 oz PSK with lighter, sparker, tinder, some first aid items

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#108957 - 10/17/07 11:37 PM Re: GEAR WEEK--SLEEPING BAG,JACKET,BIVVY COMBO [Re: bmisf]
asfried1 Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 31
If I were into these sorts of products, I would probably choose one of the following:

http://www.nunatakusa.com/Sleeping_Bag_Raku.htm
http://www.featheredfriends.com/ProductD...ame=Rock%20Wren
http://www.featheredfriends.com/ProductD...e=Winter%20Wren

However, what I actually carry instead is a Nunatak Arc Alpinist 20 degree bag (20oz), a TarpTent Double Rainbow tent(2.5 lbs), a Marmot Preclip Parka (13oz), and a fleese hat (2oz). All for less than 5lbs.


Edited by asfried1 (10/17/07 11:39 PM)

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#108979 - 10/18/07 03:35 AM Re: GEAR WEEK--SLEEPING BAG,JACKET,BIVVY COMBO [Re: asfried1]
CANOEDOGS Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1852
Loc: MINNESOTA

Nucatak is also very high quality gear and also $$$$.
i like that better than the MOB line as it seems to be all
one bag with no sections and zippers to fail..
but this is all mountain climbing gear that i would never
use..if it got cold enought for this the canoeing would be
over for the year..if LLBean or one of the mid-range
outfitters does not twig on to this idea i may have my
local sewing shop come up with something..or just buy
a snowmoble suit that would fill the same function..
i'm seeing some great stuff by way of this thread that i
never knew was out there..thanks--

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#109009 - 10/18/07 04:34 PM Re: GEAR WEEK--SLEEPING BAG,JACKET,BIVVY COMBO [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Johno Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 212
Loc: Scotland
I used to have one of these when I drove a tank. Brilliant, you could wear it all the time you drove and be straight into your sleeping bag when you stopped, without leaving your seat.
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