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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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need help finding a sleeping bag

I can't seem to find a sleeping bag that will fit me and still roll up tight enough for backpacking. I'm 6'3 and weigh close to 275 so I need something with enough room but I would like to find a good mummy style bag rated for +20 or colder. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 06:02 PM
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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

Most good sleeping bags come with their own compression sack. If not you can buy a compression sack.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 12:00 PM
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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

I'm 6'3, 245# and got a Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0 Sleeping Bag - Long Left 2 years ago. Used in on a DIY CO elk hunt. Backpacked in about 5-6 miles. Worked out nice. campsaver.com is where I got mine.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 10:44 PM
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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

I'm 6' about 210lbs and have a North Face "Cats Meow' 20 degrees. Also have a Phantom 800 fill down 45 degree for summer hiking. Both came with compression sacks. I'm not a big fan of mummy bags but that's what you need for back packing. I would recommend you hit the stores (REI, EMS, ...) and test our theirs before you buy on line just to get the feel of the bag. Unfortunately the lower temp and bigger you are the bag will be bigger. The summer bag is nice and small. Good luck.

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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

Try army surplus
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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

I'm 6'2 275 and the military surplus MMS sleep system works really well for me. They are starting to come down in price as well. You should be able to find one well under 200 bones.

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Usually, army surplus = heavy. Weight is a big concern when backpacking.

edit: just looked at the MMS system. I would be looking further into it if looking to by a new sleeping bag.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2014, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

I bought a Mountain Hardware Lamina -30 and it has the worst zipper I've ever experienced. jammed up every time I used it and now its stuck to the point that I'll have to tear the bag to free it up. Called campmor and they said I can return it so I guess it's back to looking.
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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

Just an idea I have yet to try out , I have a 40 degree bag and one of those thin warm weather Fleece bags you buy for $20.00 . The fleece actually kept me warm in an unheated camp one bear season . It got down to 45 in the camp that night when a small heater went out . Always wanted to see how good the 2 bags would work together . As they say , dress in layers . Layered sleeping bag could be the ticket ?
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Re: need help finding a sleeping bag

The cheapo fleece work great as a liner. The other option, and what I tell the scouts is ALWAYS bring a knit hat and long johns when it is cool. A set of thermals will make a 30 deg bag comfy at 30, and you can gain about 10deg with the fleece bag.

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