The Best Sleeping Bag
Around 1973, I purchased an Eddie Bauer Heavy Duty Bag. Cost was around $350. 4 lbs goose down insulation. Rectangular, not a mummy bag. Green cotton outer cover. "Rip stop" nylon inner lining. It had little loops around the bag, with velcro tabs every few inches to hold the removable flannel bag liner.
It came with a "stuff bag." to keep it in.
When new and unrolled, it stood around 7 inches thick, due to the "loft." 39 years later, it has turned into a raggedy quilt, but is still doing duty on my bed.
Today, such a bag, adjusted for inflation, might cost 6 to 8 times its 1973 price! Eddie Bauer, if still extant, most likely does not make a bag anywhere near like this.
QUESTION: Does anyone make a bag like this today?
Last edited by owlhoot; 04-16-2012 at 07:01 PM..