Sleeping bag weight

Jordan Budd

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
2,460
Location
NW Nebraska
What do you think is the average weight for a 3 season bag for backpacking? Let's say a 20-30 degree bag. To me it seems like right around 2.5 to 3 lbs. I'm trying to get into a new bag this year.
 

Cabman

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
147
Location
Colorado
My Golite 20 degree bag weighs 2lbs 4 oz. and from the bags I looked at, this one was about average, maybe a little lighter.
 

shaun

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2012
Messages
1,492
Location
Central CA
Ya that's about right. If you are going to be looking at new bags check out the slick bag from kifaru I bought one from Aron this year because it was even lighter than my down bag
 

Ross

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 24, 2012
Messages
3,843
Location
Liberty Lake, WA
I know I am liking my Montbell U.L.SUPER SPIRAL DOWN HUGGER #0 at [Weight] 2 lbs. 15 oz. on those cold nights:) I think your right on with the 2.5 to 3 lbs range....
 

Matt Cashell

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 25, 2012
Messages
4,174
Location
Western MT
Yeah 2.5-3 pounds.

Some of the really high end stuff is around 2 pounds.

Looking forward to trying the Kelty Ignite bag this spring: 16 EN, 2 3/4 pounds, and $199.
 
OP
Jordan Budd

Jordan Budd

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
2,460
Location
NW Nebraska
I will check those out for sure. Thank you for the quick responses. Keep the recommendations coming if you can please!
 

Ryan Avery

Admin
Staff member
Joined
Jan 5, 2012
Messages
6,622
I would look at WM and Kifaru slick bags. If your looking in the 30 range there are some sub 2 pounders.
 

Ozz08

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2012
Messages
423
Location
Castle Rock, CO
I would look at WM and Kifaru slick bags. If your looking in the 30 range there are some sub 2 pounders.

Yep Ryan is right. I have a 30 degree synthetic bag that I paid 65-70 bucks for that weighs less than 2 pounds. The brand and name escapes me at the moment though.
 

Yeti

Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2012
Messages
98
Location
Redding, Ca
I have the Montbell U.L Super Spiral Down Hugger long #1 15 degree bag. I just weighed it came in at 2lb 5oz.
 

stephen b

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2012
Messages
489
Location
Mckenzie Valley, Oregon
you can find some 30/32 deg bags to be sub 1.5 lbs.

This one is true to its weight as mine comes in at 23 oz.

http://marmot.com/products/plasma_30

And this one is 19 oz on my scale:

http://www.westernmountaineering.co...ping bags&cat=ExtremeLite Series&ContentId=69

(** My WM Summerlite plus a silk liner and a TG Raven bivy all stuffed into the WM XS sack weighs 31.5 oz. That is light! )

And both for me are quite true to their temp ratings. ( I can go down to 25 or a little less and be comfortable with a silk liner)

The Plasma is a bit more roomy. The WM SL is a bit on the narrow side. It works fine for me- but I am a side sleeper and that works a bit better. Can also open it up a bit and use it a bit like a quilt and also works quite well.
 

HvyBeams

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2012
Messages
101
Location
WY
I received the Western Mountaineering 35 Degree Highlite, long, for Christmas. It weighs 17 oz. I bought a Sea to Summit Compression Sack which weighs 4.5 oz. So, 21.5 oz total. I haven't tried it out yet, but I have yet to hear anything negative about WM.
 

Floorguy

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2012
Messages
837
Location
Palmer, AK
If I get the money I am planning on getting a zpacks 20 degree bag that weighs in at 17.1oz my current bag is @3lbs
 

a3dhunter

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2012
Messages
862
Location
Colorado Springs,CO
I have the Montbell U.L Super Spiral Down Hugger long #1 15 degree bag. I just weighed it came in at 2lb 5oz.

The Montbell U.L. SS DH long 30 degree bag is 1 lb 7 oz listed weight, been thinking about going with it and using a liner if needed.

I usually sleep hot anyway, and most of the time wear a layer at night anyway because I don't like the bag against my skin. Using the Big Agnes Encampment 15 degree long bag 3lbs 9oz, most of the summer and fall I was warm, out of over 35 nights in it last year I was cold and kept it fully zipped maybe 3-4 nights. That includes the 1st rifle season hunt I went on.
 

Slim Jim

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2012
Messages
2,316
Location
Las Vegas, NV
I have the mountain hardware plasma 32 degree down bag and I've used it down to 20 degrees with my base layers and I didn't get cold. It weighs in at 1 1/2 lbs. and it packs down to the size of a football. Love it
 
Top