Saturday, May 31, 2008
The Gear Purchase
When Tom and I married we got a very nice set of packable sleeping bags as a wedding gift. These are some seriously warm bags. Sleeping in my sleeping bag had become increasingly uncomfortable. This was one seriously narrow bag, I even thought that BEFORE I had two children and a sedentary job.
We were going camping at the yurt last week and I could not bear the thought of sleeping in that restrictive bag. Tom took pity on me and suggested we look for a new bag. I had not even thought of that. I guess I just assumed all packable bags were super narrow so that they would be extra light.
Off we went to several gear stores. We looked at loads of lovely bags, some good up to -25F. Yikes! I don't want to camp in that weather. These bags all had nice features and fabulous names like the Meadow bag, the Chrysalis, Mirror Pond, the Aleutian. What do you think the name of the bag that fit me was called? Any guesses? Any?
The Bighorn! I kid you not! Sheesh! I think the marketing folks at The North Face may want to take a look at that one. It was heaven to sleep in. Ahhh...