Touring - $127.43 - Very low price for mermot atom sleeping bag at steepandcheep
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12-27-07, 02:21 AM
Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag: 40 Degree Down
Its Long left zipper.
quick, its now on.
This is really a good price.
Backcountry outlet sales them for ~170$
Check out Sierra Trading Post for good deals on bags too. I got a down Marmot Medicine Bow (15F -9C) bag for $112.
Look for STP coupons at Fat Wallet for extra savings off the web price.
12-27-07, 07:06 AM
my plan is to depart in mid june from northern washington or vancouver and ride the northern tier to glacier before dipping south to the transamerica route across the midwest, then back upward to finish in new england by mid august. i bought a 15 degree big agnes from steep and cheap but now i am thinking that will be overkill. i saw this marmot bag and almost grabbed it but i thought i should poll some experienced folks first. what do you think? is 15 degrees overkill? is 40 degrees going to leave me shivering at night? i am a warm sleeper if that matters.
12-27-07, 07:50 AM
If you own both bags don't rule out the possibility of using the 15 degree bag until you are past the higher elevations and then having the lighter bag mailed to you via general delivery (at Pueblo maybe?). You can put the heavy bag in the box and ship it home.
General delivery works out well. If the timing doesn't work out right and you miss the chance to pick it up you can have them forward it to another post office at no extra charge. You can arrange this from any post office, it doesn't have to be the one where the package is.
Using the postal service was an easy way to adjust what we carried to the climate.
We also shipped things ahead to ourselves farther down the road. When we got a lot of free freeze dried food for free we broke it down into smaller packages and sent them to post offices farther down the road. When we hit that town on a Sunday or weren't ready for the package we just forwarded them farther down the road.
Flat rate boxes worked out to be a good deal in most cases, but ask for advice. The postal workers were always very helpful and gave good advice.
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