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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-15-2006, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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I saw a thing at MEC that ties two thermorests together, but it sounds like what you are looking for is more complicated.

Do we get a trip report?
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I saw a thing at MEC that ties two thermorests together, but it sounds like what you are looking for is more complicated.
Yes. It replaces the bottom sleeping bag as well as holding thermarests in place.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 01:37 AM
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Although not designed for 2, what you describe uses the same principle as Big Agnes sleeping bags. They have no insulation on the bottom: just a sleeve for your sleeping pad. I have their Horse Thief bag (1.5 pounds reasonably rated as a 35 degree F bag) and love it. One huge advantage of the pad encased in a sleeve under the bag is that the bag stays perfectly in place: no waking up twisted up in your bag with your mummy hood covering your face!

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