Re: What ultralight sleeping bag do you use for archery bivy-ing, and why?
Another thing I should've mentioned earlier in regards to sleeping bag dimensions. One of the reasons I went with the Marmot Hydrogen was because it had more generous shoulder dimensions than pretty much any of the other bags in it's class. At 62" in the shoulder---perfect for me. This is an especially important dimension to have any chance at all in to be comfortable in a mummy bag and probably one reason some who are new to mummy bags come away after their first experience not very happy. I tried a Feathered Friends bag that I really liked in their regular size and could barely get in and out of it and realized I'd have to have them make me a custom bag or I wouldn't be comfortable even in their largest stock size in that dimension.
Put on the clothes you'd normally wear for sleeping and then wrap a cloth tape around your shoulders at whatever point is your largest dimension. Add 10". This number is going to be quite close to what you need to be comfortable--something I learned from Feathered Friends some years ago when I ordered a custom made bag from them. So, make sure the bag will fit you, whatever bag you get. Given that the Hydrogen was larger in this dimension than the other bags, and still came in at 1 lb. 8oz. with it's 850 fill power, it was a no brainer for me at that point.
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