Jamie Cashin (jamie@HAGAR.UDC.NEWEAST.CA)
Thu, 20 Oct 1994 10:38:12 -0230
I am in a dilemma about sleeping bags.
I have found a sleeping bag locally for $179. It's the standard Canadian
army issue down bag. It has a flannel inner liner, a tubular down bag, a
second tubular down bag, and an outer bag of water resistant nylon. It's
got draft tubes and all the bells and whistles. The only complain I have
heard from my friends in the know is that down is heavy and if you get it
wet it's useless. I have been reading up on it and the literature I have
been reading says "Get a down bag, live with the weight and don't get it
Now the synthetic bag.. it's $250 but price is not so much a problem if I
feel I am getting a good bag. It's made by _Eureka_ and also has all the
bells and whistles. It's only a one layer system, which means it would
be too warm in the spring and fall. But it's 4 Lbs and if it gets wet it
will dry easier, right?
So should I go for the versatile, proven, durable, cheap but heavy don't
get it wet army bag or the expensive, high tech, lightweight it will dry
What about cleaning? How do you clean each?
What about other suppliers.... any 1-800 numbers for Canada? Does anyone
have a toll free number for Mountain Equipment Co-Op? Any other mail
order suppliers to go with, or to avoid? What about Sears, Canadian Tire,
K-Mart and Wal-Mart?
P.S. and B.T.W.. on my Woodbadge Part II I was in the "Bee" patrol.. does that mean
I used to be a Bee?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City