I’m just looking for a cheap cold weather sleeping set-up that compresses reasonably small and will keep me reasonably warm around 30 degree fahrenheit/ 0 degrees celcius.
I have the opportunity to hike to a particular destination I’ve been wanting to hit for a long time. I’m camping overnight, at an altitude of around 10k, with lows expected to get down into the 30s.
What the backpacking community calls “cheap,” or “budget,” tends to go by definitions I don’t really share. I’m really wanting to “cheap out,” even if it means keeping my merino wool layers on while I sleep and throwing some hand warmers in the bag with me.
To make it even more complicated, the trip is coming up fast so ideally I’m looking for something I can find on amazon. I find plenty of ~$35 bags rated for for 20-30 degrees but reviewers tend to dispute that.
I know you kinda get what you pay for, but I’m already needing to purchase quite a few small things and it all adds up.
Last time I cold weather camped, I was in a 40 degree cheap bag and it was usually in the 20s-30s and raining at night. I slept great, but the bag was very heavy and not at all practical for backpacking in.