I'm going to take a trip to Spain and Morocco in October - November. I have a Coleman sleeping bag that I took with me for an 8 day tour trip. I felt took up too much space and was somewhat heavy. It was so big that it took up the entire rear rack.
I want a sleeping bag that is very light and thin enough that it could be compressed into a small size. I'm looking for decent pricing as well. I do not care for heat retention as I will bring comfortable clothes to sleep in (I'm also chubby, woo hoo!).
Is it necessary to get a sleeping pad? I have went 8 days without a sleeping pad and while it was uncomfortable, I could get used to it, really. Is it that necessary? Has anyone survived without sleeping pad? I just don't like the bulk that it carries on a bike. I want to go ultralight on my bike.