My Backpacking Sleep System
I've tried out a lot of sleeping bags and pads over the years and have my favorites now depending on conditions. For every trip, I always use a down bag, but this year I am excited to try out a down quilt for the first time. Any quilt lovers out there? Do you have tips for a first time quilt user?
Here are my favorite sleep systems by type of trip/location:
1-3 nights of summer backpacking - Marmot Hydrogen 30, but may replace with Thermarest Vesper Quilt 20, Thermarest NeoAir Uberlight pad, Hyperlite stuff sack pillow with a down jacket inside.
Overnight alpine climb - Marmot 0 degree down bag, Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm pad, Hyperlite stuff sack pillow.
Multi day climbing trip - Thermarest Vesper Quilt 20, Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm pad, Hyperlite stuff sack pillow.
1 night couples backpacking trip - Big Agnes King Solomon 15 degree double wide bag, two NeoAir Xtherm pads, two Hyperlite stuff sack pillows.