I`m just considering at this point- maybe somebody else has gone this route?
I can be plenty comfy in a big bag, but tighter ones just don`t cut it even though I`m pretty small. Last year I bought a new midlevel synthetic semi mummy bag for summer use and it`s definitely smaller and lighter than any bag I`ve had before, warm enough for the conditions I`ve tried it in, but still not comfortable for me. I knew I`d never be able to deal with a full mummy style bag, so I went with a half and half solution and it buggs me to no end to not be able to spread my legs apart, even though I never noticed before that I tend to sleep that way. There`s a very limited selection of lightweight rectangular bags and when I got to thinking about all that extra material needed to make a big ol rectangular bag VS a more form fitting one my mind kind of drifted to insulated clothes as an alternative to sleeping bags. It would still require more material than a mummy bag, but considerably less than the square bags that I use for car camping. Just in a quick search, I found Montbell 800 fill down pants- about 7 oz and US$140 MSRP- hmmm... Or maybe insulated snowboard pants with a parka? Anybody else here already solved the problem of legs tied together? Anyone tried clothes instead of a bag for some other reason?