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Finding a lightweight winter sleeping bag for under $100


Q. Hey Gear Guy, can you feel that chill in the air? I need a good lightweight winter sleeping bag that won’t set me back more than $100.
– Chilly Billy, Syracuse, New York

A. I suppose it does get rather chilly up there, Billy. You’re going to need a sleeping bag rated down to zero degrees. For a great combination of warmth, weight and value, you can’t beat the Eureka Wild Basin 0-Degree bag. It’s mummy-style to keep you cozier than a typical rectangle bag, and the adjustable hood will keep your head and face nice and toasty. Carry weight is a more-than-manageable 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Pick it up for $85 (or $95 for the longer size) at your local Scout shop or

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