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#179182 - 08/15/13 07:06 AM looking for a summer bag that will hold me and my
BillgGruff Offline
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Registered: 08/15/13
Posts: 11
Loc: Troutdale, Oregon
I can't keep my 4 year old out of my mummy bag... but his car camping bag is way to bulky for backpacking. Any suggestions?

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#179208 - 08/15/13 02:28 PM Re: looking for a summer bag that will hold me and my [Re: BillgGruff]
Steadman Offline
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Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 513
Loc: Virginia
What temperature range do you need the bag to work in?

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#179346 - 08/21/13 01:09 PM Re: looking for a summer bag that will hold me and my [Re: BillgGruff]
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Registered: 09/24/07
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Loc: Utah
How big are you? If you are average size or smaller, you can buy bags that are made for the larger person. This would probably be big enough.
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#179379 - 08/23/13 06:54 PM Re: looking for a summer bag that will hold me and my [Re: finallyME]
Mama Rachael Offline
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Registered: 12/20/12
Posts: 10
Loc: Central Texas
I'm an average size woman, and I have a big Agnes extra long so that hubby and I can zip our bags together (someday). For now, I often end up sharing with our 2 year old. The bag is roomy, but it is awfully cramped and I will end up either way down in the bag, or Little Man ends up way down in the bag. Of course, could be that my son is a crazy sleeper -- I've seen him in his own bed at night and he's all over the place.

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#179381 - 08/23/13 10:53 PM Re: looking for a summer bag that will hold me and my [Re: Mama Rachael]
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The North Face Tigger is an excellent kids' bag and quite light for a synthetic bag. The two I bought for my grandkids 7 years ago are still going strong. The two older grandkids (11 and 13) are now in adult bags, but the youngest (going on 9) uses both Tiggers at home on occasion. Since he still has frequent accidents at night (runs in the family, unfortunately), the bags get washed at least weekly, sometimes more often. They still fluff up nicely!

I'm not too sure about the 20*F rating of the Tigger; I think that's only with plenty of warm clothing worn inside the bag. Probably nearer 30*F when wearing only a base layer.

If you sew, look up wandering_daisy's thread on the lovely sleeping bags she made for her grandkids! Of course now I can't find it! W_D, do you remember where and when you posted it? The bags were beautiful!


Edited by OregonMouse (08/23/13 11:09 PM)
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#179461 - 08/27/13 11:54 AM Re: looking for a summer bag that will hold me and my [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse


If you sew, look up wandering_daisy's thread on the lovely sleeping bags she made for her grandkids! Of course now I can't find it! W_D, do you remember where and when you posted it? The bags were beautiful!


Right now it is the third topic in the kids section. I believe it is titled "Kids Sleeping Bag". Linking to different parts of this forum is difficult.
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