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#168776 - 08/26/12 11:53 PM XL shoulder girth sleeping bag?
jareed58 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/12
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Loc: Baton Rouge, La.
anyone have any suggestions on a bag with at least 68"(34), light weight, 0 to 15 degree bag, for under $200.00.
Wishful thinking?

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#168779 - 08/27/12 07:36 AM Re: XL shoulder girth sleeping bag? [Re: jareed58]
Gershon Offline
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Yes, it is wishful thinking.

I'd suggest going to the REI in Baton Rouge and seeing what they have.
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#168780 - 08/27/12 09:05 AM Re: XL shoulder girth sleeping bag? [Re: jareed58]
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Winter bags are usually a bit more generously proportioned in general - the Marmot Never Winter I have is huge for me, you might look at Marmot's specs. I got it at a discount of more than 50% at Sierra Trading Post (around $140) and it's a good deal - though it weighs 3 lbs that is not bad for a winter bag.
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#168795 - 08/27/12 08:05 PM Re: XL shoulder girth sleeping bag? [Re: jareed58]
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Bought a Big Agnes Encampment. 15 degree synthetic, 70" shoulder and 3lbs 4oz for $95.00. The next best one would have been another $150.00 on top of that to get to 2lbs 8oz. I think it will do great.

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#168797 - 08/27/12 09:20 PM Re: XL shoulder girth sleeping bag? [Re: jareed58]
lori Offline
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That's kind of heavy for a 15 degree.

I hope the pad sleeve thing does not bother you too much. It would make it hard for me to warm up the bag interior - no way to pull in the bag around me.
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#168806 - 08/28/12 03:15 AM Re: XL shoulder girth sleeping bag? [Re: jareed58]
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OK, one more time (with feeling). Warm, light, cheap--- pick two. Not trying to be flip, but that's how it works and it gets said here over and over. Why? Because plenty of people ask, and because it's true.

So, one option, which I know some don't like, is to buy a used bag. I got a really nice Marmot winter bag for less than half retail. It is an older down bag, but I couldn't tell it from new.The owner even had the tag for it. I had it dry cleaned and voila! that new bag look and feel. Marmot, fyi, has great customer service. The rep I talked to even found an old catalog and sent me a scan of the pages for my bag. They will also refill and overstuff a bag very reasonably.

If you want to try the used route, look on Craigslist. I got mine there and think you'll get a better deal than on eBay. Too much questionable stuff there. If you spend time searching a lot of different cities, you should find something. Some people won't ship, but if you come across as honest and pay upfront with Paypal, others will. I found mine in New Mexico of all places and I'm in California.

fyi, the red parka in my picture? About half price on eBay, like new (and I mean half of $500, so we are talking about a considerable saving.)


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#168902 - 08/31/12 04:20 PM Re: XL shoulder girth sleeping bag? [Re: TomD]
frediver Offline
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Registered: 05/11/07
Posts: 114
I've got to ask:
Why do you need a Bag, what do you expect to do with it?
Perhaps a quilt would better serve your needs.

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#169900 - 09/28/12 02:14 AM Re: XL shoulder girth sleeping bag? [Re: jareed58]
Brian10956 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2
If your looking for a roomy mummy bag check out the Mont-Bell bags they stretch i have the super spiral and it is very comfortable and my shoulder measure 62 inches

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