Aegismax Down Sleeping Bag
The perfect Camino sleeping bag that is ultralight, comfortable, and warm. It is rated to the ideal temperature of an Albergue so that you can stay warm without getting too warm.
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Comfort:+11° C/52° F
"This is a great compact, light weight sleeping bag. I am 6'2" and had a hard time finding a sleeping bag that will suit my needs/size; this will do it. I use a Neo Air camping mat (the long one) as a base and just put this over me like a quilt, with my feet in the foot box. I do hammock camping and the only trouble I have is where the hammock presses the side of the hammock and kills the R value, but really have not had trouble with 48 degrees and above. At 48 I did put a small blanket in for my feet and that was enough to boost the r value for my feet; I was toasty warm all night. When I slept in 48 degrees, I was clothed in sweat pants, puma ankle socks, and a cotton t-shirt; so as you can see there is a lot of area for keeping even warmer with this bag if need be. I am also a bit of a warmer sleeper, if this helps.
Good quality zipper if you use it as a sleeping bag. I wish it had a flap with the zipper (I am sure there is a technical term for this), but really can't complain at this price and quality."
reason to purchase for the camino:
This is the perfect temperature range for a sleeping bag on the Camino de Santiago. You don't need a sleeping bag that is rated for anything lower than this. If you sleep cold. Make sure to check out our suggested Camino sleeping bag liner. These are great because you can change the layers if you are walking during a change of seasons. In general, you are in a building that is heated so you need the basics. Normal down sleeping bags cost $300+ but this one is compact, ultralight, and a comfortable interior material.
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About the gear list Curator
It's always good to know who is designing an optimized backpacking list since you should be getting information from experienced backpackers that have not only done wilderness backpacking, but also the Camino itself. There are distinct differences between wilderness backpacking (i.e. Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail) and then walking the Camino de Santiago.
About the Camino Gear List Curator:
Caleb has hiked the entire Camino Frances in the fall of 2016 and has done many wilderness hikes along the Appalachian Trail, Superior Hiking Trail, Machu Pichu, and other smaller week-long treks. His hiking style tends to be a lightweight backpacker rather than an ultralight backpacker. His pack base weight for wilderness thru-hikes tend to be around 15-18 pounds rather than ultralight backpacking weighing below 10 pounds. He also does not recommend the base pack weight above 22 pounds. In general, the Camino is unique because you can cut out some heavy pack items such as a tent and substitute more hygiene products or clothing. The Camino is different from other thru-hikes since it has higher hygiene expectations in it's hiking culture. This list allows for a handful of luxury items and targets the necessities for a Camino hike. If you are planning on doing the Camino in the winter or the Primativo, make sure to read the description of each product to see if you should get it in those circumstances.