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Hi - novice question - but what's the...
Hi - novice question - but what's the different between a down and synethic sleeping bag? many thanks!
•offers more warmth per weight, meaning a down 15° bag will weight less than a synthetic 15° bag
•less bulky, can be packed down to a smaller size
•last much longer
•some people are allergic
•pain in the ass to clean properly
•bags dry faster, making them a better choice for wet climates
•will eventually "deflate", the insulation gets matted down with use, affecting its ability to insulate properly
•pretty easy to clean
I'm sure I've forgotten some points, but hopefully this can help you make your decision!
This webpage will help answer your question as well:
Down becomes nearly useless as an insulator if you allow it to get wet, while synthetic retains insulation qualities when wet.
The trade off (there's always trade offs) is that synthetics are usually heavier and pack bulkier. Want the lightest, easiest packing bag? A down bag with 800 or better fill is your choice. Just be sure you keep it dry!
For some reason, Marmot does not make the...
For some reason, Marmot does not make the Women's Helium or Women's Pinnacle in "Long". Do they plan to do so in the future? Thanks
You may want to voice you comments to the vendor; http://marmot.com/In the mean time, I would suggest a Mens bag.
How about 5' 8.5''
How about 5' 8.5''
Get the long. They're not in stock right now, but that's what you need.
I'm 5'6 1/2" - will the regular work for...
I'm 5'6 1/2" - will the regular work for me, or do I have to go for the long?
The regular will work fine, with inches to spare.
Great sleeping bag
I bought the mens model and this one. A great sleeping bag. It packs down really small and it is nice and fluffy after a few moments out of the stuff sack. The stuff sack is not waterproof. Marmot delivers the bag with a huge storage sack as well. We have used them from 15 to -5 deg C so far and it is nice and warm with a good sleeping pad (Exped Downmat). Them mens regular model is a little bit longer but they fit well togheter if you buy reft and right models. The female model even has a small pocket near the top...i guess for earrings :)