Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Marmot Plasma 30*
The Plasma took the place of the hydrogen with lots of changes. I have not used it, but I trust that it will make me happy.
Most people use a 20* bag or warmer on their CDT hikes, but I like to add and subtract layers as I hike North. I will start with just thermals, and as I progress North I plan to send my silk liner, down jacket, and other warmer clothes.
As the I drop out of the Colorado high country, I will then begin bouncing, and sending my warm clothes gear farther up the trail or home.
I got a sweet deal from Marmot, at nearly half price. I was just looking into fixing my old bag, and I ended up with a new Plasma.
After cutting out the zipper, I am barely over a pound. I am not really a gram weenie, but more of a minimalist. I am stripping all I can from my base weight, due to all the extras on this hike [maps, GPS, Video Camera, and more...]
Posted by Joe Kisner at 5:33 PM