If you are looking for a down sleeping bag, Cabela's has their Boundary Waters rectangular bag on clearance on-line in their Bargain Cave for $89. It's the 2010 model, not the new one, but it's 650 fill down, rated to +20, comes with a waterproof compression bag, and originally sold for over $200. As of 10/25 they still showed as available on their web site. Always wanted a bag like this but wasn't willing to part with the cost, but have ordered one at this price...
Still there it looks like... http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home/Sleeping-Bag-Closeouts%7C/pc/105625080/c/109558080/Cabelas-Boundary-Waters8482-Rectangle-Sleeping-Bag-150-2010-Model/746422.uts?destination=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D109558080%26WTz_l%3DUnknown%253Bcat105591780%253Bcat105770880&WTz_l=Unknown%3Bcat105591780%3Bcat105770880%3Bcat109558080 Sorry, don't know how to just do a link... 9PM 10/25
Kevin - Glad your son in law was able to pick one up. Mine arrived today, trying it out tomorrow and Saturday night, supposed to be down in the 30's I think. Should be a good test. Really looks good, now I just have to find a deal that good on an exped :)
Wow. So I love rectangular and I'm looking for down...
Did a little comparing - REI has an $80 down bag (Siesta) right now, similar fill weight (1 lb 5oz vs Cabela's 1 lb 4 oz.). REI bag weighs MORE at 3 lb 6oz vs Cabela's 2 lb 12 oz. Physical size seems similar with Cabela's being slightly larger perhaps at 82" x 68" and REI a modified rectangle at 78" long and 62-66" around.
but REI bag is rated to 35 degrees, and Cabela's to 20? How does that work? REI fill is slightly better, weight is more and it's rated for warmer weather?
Anyone a down expert can answer that? Are either of these bags that are only insulated on top? I assume not unless they specifically say...
Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
The rating of bags is just a guide. My rule of thumb is to add 20 degrees to the bags rating to know what it will keep me warm at. I have a cabelas BW bag in the mummy stlye. I like it. I think it is a good medium quality down bag.
Thanks for letting me know I might try and order one. That is a good price.
Unless the bags are EN rated, which is from Europe, and an accurate way to at least compare bags, companies can more or less say what they want to about ratings. Most high end bags use the EN scale, low end ones do not.
If you look at good down mummy bags, rated for 15 or twenty degrees, with standard 550 or 600 fill power, which is likely for those bags, they have about the same amount of fill for a much smaller bag package. So think about the 20 rating on Cabela's bag now, take with a couple grains of salt. I think the REI rating is way more realistic.
That being said, you got warm sleepers and cold sleepers as well in the mix. To me, those are 30 degree bags.