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mightyhunter
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Jan-22-16, 
07:33 AM (MST)
"Info Sought: Rectangular Down SL Bag "

I need to replace an old Campmor down sleeping bag that I have had for 25 years. I hate mummy bags. I am looking at a list of four that retail for around $ 300. I need a bag that is good to 15 degrees above and it can't be a mummy bag. I need a long bag. It has to compact well for backpack hunting. I hope to use it a lot if I draw my Wyoming sheep tag in 2016.

Big Agnes Lost Ranger
Eddie Bauer Comfort Camper
Sea to Summit Trek II
Montbell Down Hugger 650

Let me know what you know on the subject.

mh

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 RE: Info Sough...  COLOelkman      Feb-04-16   1 
  RE: Info Sough...  mightyhunter      Feb-04-16   2 
   RE: Info Sough...  COLOelkman      Feb-04-16   3 
    RE: Info Sough...  mightyhunter      Feb-05-16   4 

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COLOelkman
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Feb-04-16, 
07:25 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Info Sought: Rectangular Down SL Bag "

I don't do well with mummy bags either and last year I bought a Hammock Gear quilt and I absolutely love it. They are extremely light weight with 850 down so extremely efficient. I was a bit reluctant to try a quilt so I used my down mummy unzipped on a few trips and decided to do it and I'm glad I did. I ordered their 20 degree bag and added 2 more oz. of down to bring it around 15 degrees. I was very comfortable in it last year with the coldest night being 24 degrees and I was very warm so I think their ratings are a comfort rating rather than a survival rating.

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Feb-04-16, 
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2. "RE: Info Sought: Rectangular Down SL Bag "

COLOelkman,

How do they compress? Do you get a compression sack with them? Would you go with the snaps or a sewn lower section?I checked their website out and I like what I see.

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Feb-04-16, 
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3. "RE: Info Sought: Rectangular Down SL Bag "

They come with a stuff sack which compresses somewhat. For backpacking I compress mine more via velcro straps from Home Depot or similar so it's as small as possible. If you have plenty of room it's not necessary. I get cold feet fairly easily so I got the sewn it foot box. I may have been OK with just the snaps but I wanted that part as warm as possible. I usually wear heavy socks to and so far my feet have been fine. I did compare a few other quilts and thought the HG's were a little more bang for the buck. I also liked that you could customize it by adding more down to the standard models. fyi, I also got the extra long even though I'm 5-11 as it's nice to be able to pull it over my head at night. A friend who's a bit taller ordered a regular and said he wished he got the x-long so that's what I did as the extra weight is minimal considering this is used every nite. I also wear a stocking hat. Hope that helps!

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Feb-05-16, 
07:15 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Info Sought: Rectangular Down SL Bag "

Thanks for the information. It looks like the way to go. I hope to go sheep hunting this year and would love to have this for overnight stays.

mh

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