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deepforks
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Jul-11-16, 
10:56 AM (MST)
"Sleeping bag help!!"

so i'm thinking of getting the kuiu 15 degree back but i'm wanting to know about some other comparable bags, or better bags that may be cheaper. kind of hard for me to pull the trigger on a $600 bag, but they seem super nice and i like the water resistant down they have. if it really is the best one, i'll do it, but i'd like some input. thanks in advance, fellas!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Sleeping b...  OLDHORNHUNT...      Jul-11-16   1 
  RE: Sleeping b...  deepforks      Jul-11-16   2 
   RE: Sleeping b...  mightyhunter      Jul-11-16   3 
   RE: Sleeping b...  OLDHORNHUNT...      Jul-12-16   4 
    RE: Sleeping b...  littlebull2...      Jul-12-16   5 
     RE: Sleeping b...  bigbull1      Jul-13-16   6 
      RE: Sleeping b...  OLDHORNHUNT...      Jul-14-16   7 
       RE: Sleeping b...  deepforks      Jul-16-16   8 
        RE: Sleeping b...  deepforks      Jul-18-16   9 
     RE: Sleeping b...  maxcarp      Jul-22-16   10 
      RE: Sleeping b...  littlebull2...      Jul-24-16   11 

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OLDHORNHUNTER
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Jul-11-16, 
11:08 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

just went thru the same experience !! I ended up buying a Big Agnes bag I had 2 mummy bags both are under 3 pounds but Suck for any kind of room . It all depends on whether your going to be packing way back on your back or via horseback or striking out from a base camp. I am 6'2" & 200# & None of the mummy bags that I found had any room I don't think the KUIU is any different other than a LOT more $$ . I am a Huge fan of KUIU gear & I did consider buying one of their bags but glad I didn't . There are a Ton of really good warm comfortable bags out there for 1/2 or less $

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deepforks
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Jul-11-16, 
11:28 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

ya, i'm 6'1 240lbs. way wide across the shoulders. it'll be for packing in so the lighter the better. i've considered big agnes too. i like their designs with the sleeping pad sleeve. i've got a super nice big agnes q-core pad. best i've ever slept on.

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mightyhunter
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Jul-11-16, 
06:39 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

I just bought a down sleeping "quilt" from Hammock Gear. It was the 20 degree Burrow Model with an extra couple of ounces of down in the wide model. It isn't a mummy bag. It is extremely light and compact and feels great without being confining. The price was less than $ 300. You might check them out.

just sayin...mh

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OLDHORNHUNTER
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Jul-12-16, 
11:22 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

I just found the notes on the research I did real helpful site is called { backpacking.net }.. it is a listing of a lot of outdoor gear companies .. some of the sleeping bags I was really impressed with & are under the radar were Feathered Friends ... Wiggy's ... & Nunatak gear check them out

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littlebull209338
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Jul-12-16, 
05:04 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

You might try WIGGY Bags out of Grand Junction. They are top of the line and not bad on price. I've drug mine and my son's all over Alaska and Canada and never have been cold or uncomfortable.

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bigbull1
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Jul-13-16, 
09:46 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

This is not my review, but I have had this bag for a couple years and love it. I'm xxl, 6'3", 250, and always had shoulder issues in mummy bags. Not with this bag.....
Ed

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Jul-02-12, 05:07 PM (MST)
"Montbell Bag Review"
This is a very good sleeping bag that you should consider.
Hope this review helps.

Mike
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Product Name:

Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger #1

Basic Description:

A 3+ season bag that is lightweight and utilizes Montbellís patended Super Spiral Stretch System. This is the big reason why I liked this bag so much! The bag stretches with you and forms around your body better than any other bag I have tested. If you are someone who gets claustrophobic from traditional mummy bags than this bag is for you! It repels water just as well as any other bag I have tested, so in my case using it underneath the Kifaru Supertarp, I will have no issues with drips of water or anything getting my down wet.

Just the Facts:

-2lbs 5oz
-800 fill goose down
-Inside shoulder girth 53Ē-75Ē
-Inside knee girth 44Ē-62Ē
-EN Tested to 15 degrees. In my experience of testing bags this temp ratings seems very accurate.
-Polkatex DWR finish

Story:

I was really excited when I finally received this bag. I was looking for a 15-20 degree bag to cover all of my back country archery hunts for late September through the late season, and I found what I was looking for. There are a number of top notch bag that someone could buy that would fit your needs for a backcountry hunt. But I feel this bag has the right combinations of temperature rating, weight and features I look for in a sleeping bag. That is why this bag is my number one choice for a do it all sleeping bag to cover all seasons of hunting for the DIY back country hunter, here is why.

The first thing you notice about this bag is its angled baffles and stretchy stitching used! This is the first and only bag I know of that has these features. It is the most comfortable bag I have ever used! If you are someone who gets claustrophobic this bag is for you. Part of the reason why backpackers use mummy shaped bags is because there is less material and fabric so they weigh less, but they also keep you warmer, and warm up quicker when you jump in them. See if a bag is too big for you there is extra air space to heat up around you. So you want a snug fitting bag to maximize warmth and decrease the time it takes to heat the bag up. The Montbell UL Spiral down hugger takes care of this by making the bag stretch. So you can move all around spread your legs out and the bag adjusts to your body, but if you are like me and sleep as straight as a bored on your back then it is a snug fitting bag and fits very nicely.

The other design that stood out to me was the hood of the bag. It is not an overly big hood, which now that I have used a tighter more contoured hood, I donít want to use anything else. A hood is used to keep your head and face warm and in my mind any extra space is wasted weight I am carrying and wasted air space I have to heat up. People wear beanies and hats that are very tight around their head so why would a company make an overly large hood for sleeping? Doesnít make sense to me, but Montbell nailed this one.

Other things I liked about the bag:
-Snag free zippers
-Well designed draft tubes
-Large foot box that is not restrictive
-Compacts down very small

Let me tell you why this is my number one choice for guys looking for a do it all bag for scouting, hunting, and all around backpacking. It is lightweight for the amount of warmth it gives you. You could easily add a liner, a bivy sack, or sleep with you base layers to make this bag a 4 season bag. I know everyone sleeps differently so the last sentence depends on the user; I tend to sleep a little warm so take that into consideration. For summer months or early September hunts you could easily unzip this bag and you are still not carrying excess weight. The last reason I would suggest this bag is comfort. You canít hunt hard if you donít get a good nightís sleep, and with the Montbell UL Spiral Down Hugger, I do not think that is going to be an issue. This bag can be found for around $350 so all things considered this bag is a great value when considering other top end bags.

What they could do better:

I really canít think of anything at this time. I will update you again after September and let you know if anything else comes up.


Overall Rating 5.0
Functionality 5.0
Value 5.0
Ergonomics 5.0
Durability 5.0

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RE: Montbell B... bigbull1 Aug-07-12 1
RE: Montbell B... mmwb Aug-09-12 2
RE: Montbell B... bowhunt Aug-20-12 3
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OLDHORNHUNTER
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Jul-14-16, 
09:01 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

Montbell is a good choice also .. But I could NOT find one of their sleeping bags in the 0 to 15 temp class for less than $400

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deepforks
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Jul-16-16, 
10:15 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

thanks bigbull1. i went ahead and ordered the #1. seems like a great bag for the money. i found a new, long bag on ebay for quite a bit cheaper than anywhere else. excited to use it on my early buck hunt.

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Jul-18-16, 
09:31 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

i guess i should have paid more attention to the shipping details. coming from japan and wont arrive until early september. lol. oops!! oh well.

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Jul-22-16, 
02:40 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

>You might try WIGGY Bags out
>of Grand Junction. They are
>top of the line and
>not bad on price. I've
>drug mine and my son's
>all over Alaska and Canada
>and never have been cold
>or uncomfortable.
I have been looking at Wiggys gear for quite a while now.If you can use their gear In Alaska and never get cold,that's about the best endorsement you can get.One thing people need to know is that Wiggys does NOT use down filling for insulation. Instead they use a man made filling that stays warm and fluffy when wet.I don't know if I need another sleeping bag but I am,seriously considering one of their jackets.

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Jul-24-16, 
01:34 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Sleeping bag help!!"

The Wiggy bag comes in several configurations. I got the semi-mummy because it is more roomier. They vacuum seal their bags for the military and they are found in the ejection seat of the F-16 fighter. Great product!

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