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Unread 03-10-2013, 10:36 PM
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Re: Sleeping bag advice for spike camping

Originally Posted by mtnwrunner View Post
That was the same one that I was looking at and the mummy design does not work for me either. How does that quilt work for the foot area??

Very comfy and good space. You can also unzip the 20" zipper or just open it like a blanket if its warm. Or open the drawcord on the bottom as much as needed to let applicable airflow in the quilt. Also i have the 10d wr on the outside which is wind and water resistant and tims regular 10d on the inside which feels as soft as silk (no BS). Like i said u can check mine out if u want.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 06:05 AM
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Re: Sleeping bag advice for spike camping

Originally Posted by midnightmalloy View Post
Im a side sleeper so sleeping like a "mummy" doesnt work. The quilt is open on the underside and u sleep more similar to how u do in bed at home. I got a 6' wide 10 deg revolution and its awesome. 23 oz and rated to ten degrees is awesome. I might be able to send u mine to check out. I could probably send it to you in april if you cover the shipping. I took the plung and wont go back.
I'm a side sleeper to.If its cold and i'm "mummyed up "than I just roll onto my side and the bag goes with me.If it"s to warm to have the bag all zipped up than I roll around however I want and the bag stays put.
If a quilt works for you thats great,but other than saving carrying the weight of the zipper I can't see an advantage.
I would never buy another bag without a full length zipper again either
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Unread 03-20-2013, 05:49 AM
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Re: Sleeping bag advice for spike camping

Marmot or kelty I have both.They pack small and are rated for -20 both have a full length zipper, either one is a good choice. I have used both in Alaska during the winter mountain hardwear makes a good bag too. I would rather spend more money knowing I got a good one then skimp out and be miserable and cold.. I hope this helps you out good luck
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Unread 03-20-2013, 06:54 AM
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Re: Sleeping bag advice for spike camping

A Fishing tackle Company in the UK Called JRC use to sell a sleeping Bag called a Super Coocoon 5 Season and it has a Beefed up foot area and full length Zipper's ( one Each side, It is soley designed for sleeping out side when your ,fishing by the Rivers and Ponds etc now It was also made by the company called SnugPak here in the UK, I spoke to the Designer at SnugPak and he said it was tested down to -50c but they have Rated it at -20c because people do stupid things like sleeping in their underware trying to be macho and then claim they were frozen/Die, So to avoid any issues the held back on their Ratings,

Having tested the 5 Season out i found out that If It warms up it seems to adjust the heat so you dont end up sweating, all the openings are Baffled and there is a very thick canvas webbing behind both Zippers so the linning does not get Jammed in the Zippers, Its wide at the bottom not like a Mummy type and if you look up SnugPak Antartica RE the specs are the same but the RE is a Mummy type Bag and It is Rated down to -50c and the RE was Known as the Antartica 2c ,

The 5 season is a great Bag for those who like the extra foot space and the side Zippers are great, But the 2c/RE is the last word really and I would pitch it against any of the massive Down sleeping bags costing over $1000,

I have got cotton and Fleece Liners for both but I have only ever used the cotton Liners because you just dont need the Fleece liner, and I do suffer from circulation issue's,

Hope this helps
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