I’ve complained about my 13-year-old sleeping bag long enough. It actually works well enough at 50+ degrees, but not so much for camping during October – April. It’s also big and bulky.
I fixed that. I bought a Big Agnes Encampment bag and Air Core pad. It wasn’t cheap, but it should last years, and keep me comfortable.
As an added bonus for bicycle camping, it packs a lot smaller that the old one. The inflatable pad also packs smaller than the foam pad I’ve been using, and I won’t wake up on the ground instead of the pad, because the pad slips into a sleeve on the bottom of the bag.
Tim has the same pad, and his has developed a slow leak. They include a patch kit, but if you can’t find the link, Big Agnes has a repair program. It’s not free, but it’s reasonable.
I also ordered a headlamp so I set up a tent in the dark without drooling all over a flashlight held between my teeth.
I’ll be bike camping again this Friday. It’ll be quite cold, so I’ll really get to test out my new gear.
Next up: A better tent!