Denali Sleeping Bag

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Re: Denali Sleeping Bag

Postby jbchalk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:28 am

I sleep a bit cold as well and was certainly glad to have my -40 Marmot Cwm on the Big D. Rather me a bit warm than shivering all night. Plus, if you do other big stuff and/or winter camping here in CO, you could use it then as well.

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Re: Denali Sleeping Bag

Postby ed20320 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:51 am

It sounds like the majority says -20 and i would agree with that. I actually took a -15 degree bag when i did Mckinley in 2003 and I did just fine. keep in mind the tent should give you about 10 degrees and a high R value pad will only add to your comfort. I currently have a Feathered Friends -20 degree bag and i use an Exped down 7 mat (R value of 5.7). This combo was more than adequate for Aconcagua and i'll bring it next april for my return trip to McKinley.

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Re: Denali Sleeping Bag

Postby ThnkSno » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:35 pm

Good information. If you don't mind I wouldn't mind tagging on a different mountain. What would everyone's recommendations be for Aconcagua? I'm thinking -20 which seems to be the common theme. I'll be in a double wall with 2 pads and tend to sleep a little cold.


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Re: Denali Sleeping Bag

Postby jbchalk » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:01 pm

I'd go with at least a 0 degree bag for Aconcagua. I had my old Marmot Aiguille -5 deg down bag last time and I was chilly at 19,200' for the 3 nights I was up there.

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Re: Denali Sleeping Bag

Postby mtnreed » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:32 pm

So far, no one has mentioned Feathered Friends. Custom bags worth the weight in gold - best bag around (imho)..Anyway, always can be sold if needed.
I have the FF bag, and have sent it back to be re-filled after 18 yrs of use. Its like new. You can add options as 850+ fill, gore-tex or whatever.

It has been to Denali and back again. Used it on CO alpine winter trips, Rainier winter and the like..

Just my .02

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