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    bags temp rating and ambient temp?

    have you found that your bags comfort temp rating keeps your comfortable if the ambient drops to the rating temp?

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    I don't much worry about my garbage's comfort.
    Though, I have found fish tend to die if you leave them in the transport bag too long. I can only imagine that's uncomfortable.
    If I don't sleep well I get bags under my eyes. Seems they are bigger at warmer temperatures. Sample size is small on this one as I get good sleep.
    And generally I don't care what temperature it is if someone hits me front-on while I'm driving; I want those airbags to deploy despite knowing it's about to get real uncomfortable.

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    all good to know, thanks

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    Ask a silly question, get a silly answer. What are you asking about?

    If you are referring to the built-in storage compartment (or ‘frunk’ as people call it), it will get warm after a long ride on a hot day. Not hot enough to really hurt anything, but definitely on the warm side. If I carry water bottles, I make sure to insulate them because I don’t like drinking hot water. I keep my wallet and phone in there while I ride without worry. I’ll put my lunch in there for my ride to work. I recently brought a gallon can of camping stove fuel ‘white gas’ home from the store in there. No problems.

    I hope this helps. I can’t think of anything else that could be referred to as a ‘bag’.

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    I'm interpreting this as asking about sleeping bags. Is that correct?
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    bingo junkie, i assumed being in the travel section it would be understood. sorry

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    I always keep a few of those chemical heat paks on hand. Crush one up and toss it in near your feet. Cheaper than buying several different bags.

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    Every sleeping bag I have used was cold at rated temp. I think they rate them at the point where you might not die, not when you begin to be uncomfortable.

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    I have not camped before, so Im trying to figure out if its better to bring extra clothes and rely on the rating, or get a better spec'd bag and not bring as many extra clothes. Im mainly concerned with the bulk of my system and not so much weight
    Last edited by kalifornia; 14th May 2019 at 04:26.

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    If bulk is the limiting parameter, the hand warmer idea from CaptDL is the way to go. I'd also suggest a set of light weight long underwear. They're make good PJs and are useful if the temp drops more than you expect. They don't take up much space.
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