Re: Sleeping Bags
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Sun, 23 Oct 1994 12:04:59 -0500
On Sat, 22 Oct 1994, Thomas R Reitan wrote:
> With proper care, (kept clean and
> stored either laying out or in a large cotton sack) down will outlast
I can certainly attest to this. I am now finally retiring my first down
sleeping bag, after over 35 years use! The internal baffle seam
stitching has given way, allowing the down to shift and clump, exposing
thin spots. I suppose it would be reparable, but would require
completely rebuilding the bag. Not worth the cost now.
I am replacing it with a synthetic bag. Doesn't compress as tight. But
at the price the same as i paid for my down bag so long ago...
> Remember, there are many factors that go into a comfortable
> nights sleep-not just the quality of the bag you're using.
Most of us sleep in a tent. Even if you don't you would be well advised
to use a tarp or other windbreak to keep warm. I've done a fair amount
of winter ski tours and winter mountaineering and even a thin shell
bivouac bag over the sleeping bag can add 15-20 degrees effective warmth
if you are out in the wind.
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