Sleeping Bag Help

jaw719

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I can't come to a decision and need some guidance here. I am deciding between three bags (Nemo Sonic, Feathered Friends Raven 10, and Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF)

I put a premium on comfort, I can't stand being shoved into a tight mummy bag. I need to be able to move around. Also, packability is important because our elk hunt this fall will most likely be a pack-in hunt. We are going to try and truck camp but need to be prepared to hike in.

Cost isn't too much of a factor, because I don't want to die in the middle of the night because I wanted to save a few bucks. I believe in the “buy once, cry once” philosophy.
 

BillLarson

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I have for yrs.used a mil- surplus goose down bag.used water sealer on outer cover,heavy but good sleep.is important.I have slept on ground in 2' of sno.
 

thewakler

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The only mil bag I would use would be the bivvy sack (actually pretty good), all the actual sleeping bags sucks. I've used marmot, sierra designs, north face, and currently have two Nemo bags that I love.
 

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I was a mountain climber, also done the parts App trail several time in the winter. Go to web sites for mountain climbing and backpacking. You can get a -20 good goose that weighs like a lb and compacts into less tha 1ft sq. There are models out now that have several layers(bags) that combine to the temp you are at.
 

Sykes

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Like you said Buy once cry once and get a Kifaru slick bag 0 degree. The are discontinuing the coyote color so they are on sale, last I checked the 0 degree long regular was available for $360 shipped
 

Muddyboots

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Add 20 degrees below your target lowest temp since seems most bag manufacturers think you sleep fully dressed. When I did that my night got much more comfortable.
 

Nimrod62

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Both Feathered Friends and Western Mountaineering are top-shelf long-term investments. Check the dimensions for a comfortable fit. WM can be had with a right-hand zipper, if that’s important.
 

jaw719

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Went with the Feathered Friends Ibis. Not as packable as others but it gives me a little more wiggle room when sleeping.
 

HuntnPack

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I just picked up a Nemo Riff 15*.
has some nice features. I’ll roll it out on top
Of an Exped Synmat UL Winter LW, & that’ll be on top of a ground sheet.
May even pick up a pillow, or use my Puffy.
A good night sleep in the back country is
A must !!
 

Big Jake Duke

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I can't come to a decision and need some guidance here. I am deciding between three bags (Nemo Sonic, Feathered Friends Raven 10, and Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF)

I put a premium on comfort, I can't stand being shoved into a tight mummy bag. I need to be able to move around. Also, packability is important because our elk hunt this fall will most likely be a pack-in hunt. We are going to try and truck camp but need to be prepared to hike in.

Cost isn't too much of a factor, because I don't want to die in the middle of the night because I wanted to save a few bucks. I believe in the “buy once, cry once” philosophy.
I bought the new BIG AGNES SIDEWINDER TALL.

For side sleepers, super light and all the room you can expect from a lightweight bag.
 

quarterman

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I just bought a nemo sonic 0 degree bag standard length. I havent slept in it yet but it was cozy to try in the living room a couple weeks ago. Im 5'10" and 195 pounds. If you are any bigger then me then the regular length bag will be to small. It packs down nice and small.
 

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