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    Hey everyone. New for 2012 Sierra Designs is coming out with a new series of bags. They have come up with a new treated Water Resistant Down. My boss took the new catalog home so I will try to post more info when he brings it back. Just thought you all might be intrested. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsmallfield View Post
    Hey everyone. New for 2012 Sierra Designs is coming out with a new series of bags. They have come up with a new treated Water Resistant Down. My boss took the new catalog home so I will try to post more info when he brings it back. Just thought you all might be intrested. Good luck!
    Very cool. Water resistant down would be a huge innovation in the outdoor industry if the weight and heat retention properties are not affected much. Let us know more when you get some. Yes, very interested on my end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Root View Post
    Very cool. Water resistant down would be a huge innovation in the outdoor industry if the weight and heat retention properties are not affected much. Let us know more when you get some. Yes, very interested on my end.
    From what I know so far the weight and heat retention poperties aren't affected at all and just as appealling the PRICE won't be affected much either. I will keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I set it up on a foot of snow once.
    I think I might have to get one myself then haha I have a tendency to head into the back country when theres a good bit of snow and temps are low

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    Jon Boy,

    I am NOT recommending the Tarptent as a four season tent, it has very little insulating value, and is not designed to carry a bunch of snow.

    I much prefer a wall tent, myself.

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    Gotcha BB. It looked a little thin to do much insulating. I usually do a 24 hour bonzai trip that late in the season where I go in at nite get a few hours of rest (usually just bring my bag, pad, handwarmers and tarp and build a fire) and come out the following evening. This looks like it could be a little nicer than that while being really light and easy to set up.

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    Ive also been looking at this for summer and early archery trips
    http://www.bargainoutfitters.com/net....aspx?a=328267

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    I have been using a Kifaru SuperTarp for several years and love it. By itself it works great for early season hunts and once winter sets in I add the Annex and Wood Stove. It weighs a pound by itself and about 4 lbs for the winter set up. For sleep system I use a Jacks-R-Better quilt and 2 pads (a foam base and inflatable top pad). Overall camp weighs around 3-6 lbs (depending on season) and I am able to use the same gear year-round (which saves money... to use on more tags!).

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    I have upgraded my shelter to a Lightheart Gear SoLong 6. I currently have a Western Mountaineering Badger 15 bag but thinking about buying a Marmot Plasma 30 or Montbell UL Super Spiral Down #3 for early season hunts to save over a pound. I currently use a Nemo Astro Air Insulated Pad but am considering a Neoair Xlite in a Large which will save me some weight too. As you can see after only one 7 day backcountry hunt for elk in Colorado I'm trying to shave as much weight as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsmallfield View Post
    Hey everyone. New for 2012 Sierra Designs is coming out with a new series of bags. They have come up with a new treated Water Resistant Down. My boss took the new catalog home so I will try to post more info when he brings it back. Just thought you all might be intrested. Good luck!
    I would like to see that. Keep us posted.

 

 

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