Todd Harlos wrote a question about Sea To Summit Xtl Sleeping Bag: 19 Degree Down on December 27, 2012
Where are these bags manufactured?
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Hunted and camped as a kid. Joined the Army, few years in infantry and several more in SF, learned how to hike heavy under the mantra "travel light, freeze at night." Out for a few years and started hiking to get my woods and camraderie fix. I now travel light without freezing and love it. Currently all season section hiking the AT and fit in a hike when I travel or I travel to hike. I am an Outlet Junkie for gear but have my kit (mostly) nailed down. I am a father to a pack of girls but we are raising them to like walking in the woods, etc. I love my wife, I like black coffee, single barrel bourbon and gear that's made in the USA.
Where are these bags manufactured?
30lbs will be fine. I do it all the time with both these and the GTX version.
Don't go larger
probably. I have worn mine with mid boots (sportivas)
These are great for running, hiking or daily wear here in the sub-tropics, even in the summer. My feet are wide, square, and high volumne. Another great hiking sock from smartwool.
Both these and the PHD Outdoor Light would be fine for summers in Fairbanks.
Sadly I had to send these back...too small. That being said, these are beautiful, well constructed shoes. They are very light. I have wide feet and hoped that I could make them work based on their shape in the lookdown pics and the fact that they are leather, might be able to break them in. Unfortunatly not the case, just not wide enough. I would recommend not ordering these any smaller than your "average" size.
6-2+ and 215lbs XL fits well, arms and back are perfect length.
Maureen: if you are going to boil the water, dont waste a tab on it.
No problem. Just give your container a shake once the tabs are dissolved. If you fill and then hike it will agitate sufficiently.
once the tab is dissolved invert your container and loosen the cap slightly to release some water to get threads
These are a very trim cut. Cuts down on the noise factor too.
First impressions: Holy smokes this thing is light! My XL weighed in at 9oz. They material is very supple. This is replacing a very worn Marmot Precip which I loved. Storm flap is just a stiff piece of material, no velcro tabs. Has good length (Im almost 6-3) in the arms and overall length. My first piece of technical MH gear, looking fwd to seeing how it works. I am a minimalist hiker and the rainshell is often used for warmth over a long sleeve midwt top for onthemove clothing. Will bump to 5star if it performs well. The color is my only complaint and pushes my "function over form" belief to the edge of the envelope, I look like a european hitman LOL.
You will probably be better served by and inflatable. If possible borrow one of each and compare prior to buying.
Been into single digits (in CO and on the the AT) sleeping in a WM Ultralight 20* bag and stayed comfortable. I sleep a little warm tho.
I liked my 3/4 length so much that I got the full. No super crazy about "limon" but in the realm of dual purposing it would make a decent signalling panel. I have been comfortable down to upper singel digits (degF) without additional insulation. Usually deep it strapped to the topof my pack so it is easy to pull off and sit on if I need it. A solid piece of gear.
medium 6.5-9, large 9.5-12.5 per the packaging
The sz large fits 9.5 to 12.5. I was wearing Merrell Moab XCR sz 12wide. The running shoes picd are 9.5 and 10.5s. All stayed secure.
Very happy with these. They slip on fairly easy and seem fairly durable. They work great on level ice and also very mild incline (less than 10%). They seemed to be fairly self cleaning. I wore them for several miles of snow and ice on the AT in TN last week and they did not seem to accumulate anything. These are WAY better than the sorry yaktrax I have tried before. They did seem to add a little traction walking on snowy trail as well.