Do you think this sleeping bag is warm enough if you are camping in PA only in the fall and spring.. I am confused on what temp. sleeping bag to buy. He does not camp in the real cold.. Do you think this will work?
The North Face Allegheny has been a great bag for mild weather here in the northwest. I bought the bag for my 15 year old daughter and it has been warm enough for our summer/fall timeframe. The bag is well made and very light & easy to stuff into the carry sack.
We use these bags in CO in the mountains where it gets down around mid 30s at night and they are adequately warm
I also get chilled easily but have been comfortable with this bag
Hope that helps
I love this sleeping bag though I've never actually camped with it. I bought it for use in a high altitude village in Tanzania, east Africa where night time temps were 40 degrees and lower. I was indoors, but it was an unheated situation. This bag is so comfortable and convenient, I take it along for a great sleeping place wherever I find myself.
In my opinion, this bag was fine at anything above 58 degress. Any colder and you're pushing it. I'm not sure how cold it gets in PA during Spring/Fall. Great bag for down here in Florida.
Living in Virginia I tend to get cold pretty easily. So I would want something a little warmer I think for the fall and spring. I did use it once and it was about 50-55 out and I was warm. I could probably do a little colder than that...but there isn't anyway I would use this bag when it's only 40 out. It'd be too cold for me. Also because this is a thin sleeping bag, I highly suggest a sleeping pad.
If you have good ground insulation and extra clothing, you might be ok. Otherwise, this bag may leave you cold...it's pretty light. I used it on a 40+ degree night and froze. You may want to look at 30 degree bags for spring and fall use.
I used this bag last summer cross-country. Obviously most of the time the evenings were pleasant, and the bag was fine. There were a few nights that we camped in the mountains and the weather went down to the mid-40's, and I was comfortable in the bag. I generally get cold easily, and I was concerned whether it would work for me, but it did fine.
I did a lot of research about bag temperature ratings, and what I learned was everyone is different; some people do fine at 40 degrees in a bag rated to 40, and others don't. I opted for this bag because it was so much smaller than the 20 degree model, and space was an issue for me.
I don't know how cold it gets at night in PA; if it doesn't get below 40, it should probably be ok. If you're concerned, you can always buy an inexpensive liner, and then it will be fine. (Then again, the liner will take up extra space if you are backpacking. If you're car camping, then it's not an issue.)
Hope this helped.
The simple answer is yes. The temperature rating of this bag is accurate and only in the extremes would it be questionable. So, with the exception of the first few weeks of Spring and the last few weeks of Fall this bag is more than adequate. Add the light wait and very compact packing and it's a very desirable bag. My wife and I just used our bags in the Blue Ridge mountains in mid October and they were spot on.
This is not a spring or fall sleeping bag for us in CT. If the weather is warm you would probably be OK. This is more of a summer weight bag.
The quality of the bag is excellent - we're very pleased with the 2 we purchased.
It should be suitable for late spring and early fall - for months where the temperature is a bit more variable (Oct, March), you may want a sleeping bag liner as well to provide an extra layer.