would this bag be suitable for arctic like conditions?
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I would say that this would be a good bag for a pretty darn cold night, maybe not true arctic like conditions. Keep in mind that your warmth is dependent upon several factors which include: The bag, the shelter, clothing and your body. The shell is pretty decent, it should be able to stop winds in their tracks, but keep in mind that the temperature rating given is not always up to par. A good -30 bag may be useful to -10 depending on weather conditions. Mountain Hardware is known for its' durability and dependability in cold weather, so I would say this should live up to its name for you.
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I recently dropped this bag on a bed sheet (to keep grass off it) with a 3/4 ThermoRest out in my front yard. Overnighted in -5F and slept quite comfortably in light tights, Stoic longsleeve base top and plain white socks. I DO wish I would have had the foresight to bring out a beanie as the cold spot on my head woke me up a few times, but I overlapped the baffles and ducked a little deeper in and slept fine. 6'-1" 180lbs. I have a Long Right and had plenty of room for movement even after ducking in with boots in the bottom. In a tent in same temp, this bag probably would have been borderline too warm for me. Weight and compressability are meh...but nothing outrageous for a synthetic bag of this rating. ZERO regrets with purchase so far.
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