15 degree bag

Wapiti23

Junior Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Messages
38
Location
North Dakota
I’m looking at getting a 15 degree bag to pair up with Q Core SLX insulated pad. What do you guys recommend? Budget maybe $450. Used for late October with a SO Tipi with stove.
 

Schism

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2012
Messages
214
Location
North Dakota
Western Mountaineering. To stay within your budget I would find a good used one in the classifieds.
 

rayporter

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
2,306
Location
arkansas or ohio
that bag would not be near enough for me, in late october. my old pard took a 15 degree bag and was happy down to below zero. i would want at least a zero bag.

know thyself!
 
OP
Wapiti23

Wapiti23

Junior Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Messages
38
Location
North Dakota
Is synthetic a better fill? Most of my hunts won’t be in damp climates but anything can happen on the mountain. I think a 15 bag will be just fine for myself. I sleep hot and will always have my base layers or puffy cloths.
 

Elkslayer67

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2019
Messages
182
Location
Western Washington
Synthetic is heavier but still retains insulation properties when wet. Down is lighter and compresses smaller. With DWR treated down most people are going with down especially when getting into the lower temps.
I myself went with a quilt for most trips but have a -15 degree bag for the cold ones. The benefit of this setup is I can combine them for really frigid conditions.
 

mtwarden

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2016
Messages
3,333
Location
Montana
I went with a Feathered Friends Flicker 20 degree bag- it's part quilt, part sleeping bag; I opted for a couple of additional ounces of fill and it's a solid 15 degree bag.

I have a 50 degree Apex insulated quilt that has a "poncho" hole in that I use when glassing if my layers and puffy aren't enough. Combined with the above Flicker I have a solid 0 degree system- it's not unusual for mountain weather to be a little off of forecasts.

Pretty flexible setup. The Flicker should be right within your budget, worth a peek.
 

idahojtg

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2020
Messages
10
I've been using a marmot helium 15 degree bag for a few years. Has kept me plenty warm, and within your budget.
 

mxgsfmdpx

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2019
Messages
1,029
Location
Northern California
I prefer the semi rec shape from western mountaineering over the traditional mummy shape. More room in the shoulders and hips since I’m a stomach/side sleeper.

If that interests you check out the Ponderosa MF from them. You can get it from Hermits Hut which I highly recommend for the free overfill and a great small company.
 
Top