Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: , , Canada.
Interest: The outdoors,travel, maps, languages,natural history etc.
Sleeping double, carrying minimum weight
I am trying to further reduce our base weight for summer bike touring (just pedalled Castlegar to Vancouver), and I remember seeing something at MEC a few years ago called, if I remember, an "elbow room". They no longer carry it. I suppose I could sew one, but if anyone knows if they are sold somewhere, I'd love to know where.
It was a thin sheet that held two thermarests in place with straps or pockets, and it had a zipper that allowed you to use a summer (or any) barrel bag on the top. Since there is little insulation value in the side of the sleeping bag that is underneath you, this saved most of the weight of a second barrel bag.
Our three season mummies seem like overkill in summer, and if we can get away with less weight I'd be happy.
Thanks for any info.