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    It is time for a new -20 down bag. I am kind of honed in on the Mtn. Hardwear wraith sl and The North Face solar flare. Kind of stuck on those two. Anyone have experience with these bags? Especially the Mountain Hardwear?
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    I have a North Face "Raging Inferno" Bag. Me Like.

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    I have a Northface MAxwell's Demon. Love my down in the winter. Can't complain about the bag at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepeater View Post
    It is time for a new -20 down bag. I am kind of honed in on the Mtn. Hardwear wraith sl and The North Face solar flare. Kind of stuck on those two. Anyone have experience with these bags? Especially the Mountain Hardwear?
    Thanks in advance
    I honestly feel there is no beating the 3 layer army sleep system, they usually can be found for an excellent price used, and with that gore-tex bivy cover......it's alot of sleeping bag for the price.

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    REI Expedition is what I chose. No regrets. It seems a little more relaxed than some other mummy bags. I like to have room to wiggle my toes.

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    I went with the wiggy its a synthetic and weighs as much as a matress (LOL) and is very roomy... not a back packing bag... ymmv

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    I've had the Solar Flare for 12 years, well over 100 nights in and under the bag. It seems to me as lofty today as the day I purchased it. It has kept me warm down to -16 and is my go to bag from September thru May.

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    Wiggy's for sure! I've used one in -52. Just don't forget to dress down in those temps. You wouldn't want to become an ice cube frozen in your bag!!

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    Does anyone listen?? he wants advice on down bags not synethic bags. Sheepeater check out backpackinglight forum. Those guys know a lot about gear. The forum seems to be made up of backpackers and sheephunters. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russp17 View Post
    Does anyone listen?? he wants advice on down bags not synethic bags. Sheepeater check out backpackinglight forum. Those guys know a lot about gear. The forum seems to be made up of backpackers and sheephunters. Good luck
    The North Face Raging Inferno "IS" a down filled bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    The North Face Raging Inferno "IS" a down filled bag.

    I wasn't talking to everyone. That advice was very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russp17 View Post
    I wasn't talking to everyone. That advice was very good.
    No problem. I don't think they have offered the "Raging Inferno" for more than 20+ years. If they did it would be over two thousand dollars. I think it was around $695.00 thirty-five or fourty years ago.

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    Of the ones I have looked at I liked the Western Mountaineering Puma. Nice that it is made in the USA to boot!

    http://www.westernmountaineering.com...=Sleeping-Bags

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    I have a 0 Mont-Bell bag and love it. Here is there -20 bag for $559.00.

    http://www.montbell.us/products/disp...6&p_id=2321203

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