I’m afraid I don’t know what the good current models of synthetic bags are. I have a couple, one by the north face, one by mountain hardware, and 2 that I sewed up myself (using the insulation in the Patagonia DAS Parkas) that are sweet because they have no insulation underneath, just a sleeve to hold a thermarest in place. Those are my favorite, but hard to make and impossible to buy.(Believe me I’ve tried to convince a few companies, including Patagonia, to make this as a product.)
I heard Steve House, somewhere, describe the difference between down and synthetic bags as a one night stand vs. a long term relationship. I laughed. It’s true.
I am looking for recommendations for synthetic bag(s) that shine in the winter conditions of the North Cascades and Canadian Rockies for extended trips or summits with lengthy/remote approach hikes.
I know this is very basic but I am hoping one of you guys or gals doesn’t mind mentoring me electronically for a few questions as I try to stomp down the learning curve and get into the mountains.
Thanks in advance!
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