Hi all - I've done a ton of research based on the recommendations on the thread and I think I am going to go with the Lost Ranger 15 from Big Agnes. I have one question out to Gregg at FTC before I buy (just looking to confirm the baffle design). If everything sounds in order I'll order the bag and an insulated air core sleeping pad.
It's funny, I initially discounted BA because of the need for a sleeping pad. I thought it was more of a marketing ploy to sell more of their brand (and maybe it is). On the other hand I did ask about what works as a sleep system, and the folks at BA clearly designed the components to work together. At the moment I never plan to be camping with the bag in temps lower that 32F, and the bag should cut it at those temps with long johns. If I get more into cold weather camping I can pick up an outer bag.
Thanks for all the help and posts. I never would have really considered BA without the suggestions!
Mac, you have an exceptional number of bugs in your teeth. You're gonna wanna rinse those out. It's disgusting. (Always Sunny)
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