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Topic - Ever tried using down clothing in place of a sleeping bag?

Arbu - on 13 Jun 2014
I'm going on an expedition to Kamchatka next month, planning to climb Klyuchevskoy (4700m) and camp at up to 3300m. Somebody suggested that I take down clothing to sleep in in place of a sleeping bag. Has anyone ever tried this? I've got a Rab Expedition down jacket and some down salopettes. The advantage would be less weight to carry. We're looking at carrying 30kg and my sleeping bag weighs 2kg so that would be a valuable weight saving. A down jacket will be needed for evenings at altitude anyway, albeit not as heavy a one as my Rab one. But I think it's probably a bit restrictive to try and sleep in your down clothing.

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