Cheap Summer Bag?

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  1. Watcher of the Woods

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    Hey all, I recently have seen some lower priced sleeping bags from Marmot that look decent. I've found This bag, the NanoWave 45 online for around $50. I am looking for a light bag for summer camping because I sweat like no other in my Mountain Hardwear 35 during the summer. Just wondering if anyone had experience with cheaper bags like this. Thanks all!
     
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    Snugpak seems to have a pretty decent sized following for value bags.

    Most synth insulation being filliment Id go with a nice feeling shell. Snug uses that diamond grid. Pretty nice stuff.
     
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    Could you use a Snugpak Jungle blanket?
     
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    I ended up getting the REI Helio Sack 55.
     
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    I just use poncho liners (woobies)
     
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    I agree with something like a woobie, down throw. I guess it depends on what temperature you plan on switching over to your cooler weather bag.
     
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    DIY Costco Down throws...$30 for 2 of them if you want to sacrifice one or if you are a back sleeper you can buy one for $15 and take two strips off the side to add to the length and make a foot box with the extra squares...I just got done making that tonight...that one only has one extra row sewn on...made another with two extra rows and its about 80" long...down fill is 700 fill power...probably good for 45 degrees...maybe more if you sleep warm...I seam ripped mine to free up the down on the sew through design...there was a lot in the seam...nice and fluffy now...

    https://www.exploreserac.com/make-underquilt-topquilt-6-steps/
     

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    I got a ozark trail mummy bag rated to 40 degres (50 degres for me) it was 25 bucks at Walmart. Great summer bag and if you throw a woobie over it I can stay comfortable down to 40 degres.
     
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    if you don't mind the weight, the green patrol bag from the MSS system works down to the high 40's in shorts/t-shirt. add base layer, fleece top and a hat to add another few degrees or bring along a poncho liner (woobie).

    not the lightest setup but I don't worry about messing it up and it is cheap...
     
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    Was at Dick's today and discovered their inexpensive Marmot summer bags were super cheap. I picked up a Marmot Aspen 50 degree semi rectangular on sale for $41. Msrp is $70. I took it to check out and it was further discounted. Out the door at $31. That includes a really nice compression sack for it. I've needed a lightweight bag for trips were I know it's gonna be hot at night. The semi rectangular bag gives me the flop around room I need.
     
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    SnugPak Jungle Bag for me. It unzips fully to use like a blanket.
     
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    I use one of my ponchos with a liner and it's comfy and warm to me. It's light too
     

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