Hi, during the sale, I'd love to get a good sleep system for backpacking for two. I am willing to get a light but warm double sleeping bag, double quilt or a set of mens and womens bags that zip together. However, I know that many of the cold rated bags don't zip all the way down, so they can't be zipped together. Can you suggest some options that would work/pair? No winter camping, so something rated in the 20s/30s should be fine.
@Raezor this is such a fun question for us to consult on, so thanks for asking!
Because you specifically mentioned backpacking, we're more likely to recommend getting 2 sleeping bags and 2 ground pads - typically the bulk associated with a double sleeping bag or a double mattress is just too much to accommodate in a pack for backpacking (one exception would be the Therm-a-Rest Vela quilts, recognizing they are not full sleeping bags). In addition to less bulk, there's an upside to the versatility of having separate bags/pads as you stuff them in different places in your packs AND you're not always burdened with the bulkier items in case one person wants to use their item(s) separately!
So, moving forward on this premise, here are a few things to consider for sleeping bags:
Here is a helpful article from our Expert Advice repository on how to choose a sleeping bag for backpacking.
We'll tackle ground pads in our next reply!
@Raezor hopefully our response on sleeping bags helps get you started! Now we'll chat about ground pads, working under the same premise that using 2 separate ground pads will be more compatible with backpacking:
That's a good place to start! Let us know if we can answer additional questions!
My recommendation, is 2 pads and 2 backpacking down quilts, you're going to be smashed up together in a tent anyway....close enough, lol.