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Sleeping bags
Posted by AkHunter45 on May 01 2006
BruceB, welcome to the Alaska Hunting forum and good luck with your upcoming hunt this fall. I'll throw in my .02 for what it's worth. Getting a good nights sleep during your hunt is very important and getting the right bag will help you accomplish that. I also recommend that you stay away from down as they are worthless when they are wet, as Mike stated. I've had the bags with Qualofill, Hollofill, and Primaloft and though they are nice bags and work fairly well, after a few years use you will start to see a loss in the loft of your bag. Get a bag with continuous filament as both Mike and Marc stated, you won't lose any loft and if you do, with the right bag, it can be easily replaced at no cost to you. I would also stay away from unnecessary add ons like pockets and draft tubes. Simply put a stocking cap on your head and wear sleeping clothes and you will be toasty and comfortable all night. As for the flashlight pocket, its not needed, just lay a flashlight next to you at night and its right there when you need it, why have it in your sleeping bag where you can roll on it or not be able to get to it in case you "really" need it. Check out all the bags with the continuous filament fiber and chose for yourself which is best!!

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