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Old 04-21-05, 10:15 AM
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who makes a wide sleeping bag?

I have a good winter bag that measure 39" wide at the shoulders. its a little tight but in the cold weather i dont mind.I have been comfortable in it at below 0 temps. when the night time temps stay above 40-45* I need something lighter. I have been looking at the local store and at campmore and rei but it seems most are either 33" or a few are 36". I found an awsome slumberjack model @2lbs 5 onces that would be great except its a little narrow at the shoulders. If I cant find one I am thinking of just carring an old wool army blanket. I have one thats 66x94 that weighs in about4.5 lbs that I think would work ok as well. thanks for any leads.
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2 things. When you need a lightweight bag, you don't necessarily need your shoulders inside the bag - leave your arms out. Another option is a fleece blanket. You can use it as-is, or fold it over & sew up your own custom-width sleeping bag. Adding a zipper complicates things a little.

Lastly check campmor. (https://campmor.com) they have lots of bags, including closeouts, and probably have dimensions online.
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Originally Posted by spanky4x4
I have a good winter bag that measure 39" wide at the shoulders. its a little tight but in the cold weather i dont mind.I have been comfortable in it at below 0 temps. when the night time temps stay above 40-45* I need something lighter. I have been looking at the local store and at campmore and rei but it seems most are either 33" or a few are 36". I found an awsome slumberjack model @2lbs 5 onces that would be great except its a little narrow at the shoulders. If I cant find one I am thinking of just carring an old wool army blanket. I have one thats 66x94 that weighs in about4.5 lbs that I think would work ok as well. thanks for any leads.
The Big Agnus line carried by REI has wide bags. I bought one and was very impressed with the width. They have all kinds of temperature ranges.
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found it. 73 "shoulder girth. I just measured myself at around 65-66 inch so thats lots of xtra. thank you
rei big agnus 50* long
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Originally Posted by spanky4x4
found it. 73 "shoulder girth. I just measured myself at around 65-66 inch so thats lots of xtra. thank you
rei big agnus 50* long
Be aware that the Big Agnus bags do not have insulation on the bottom. You have to use a pad. Any pad that is 20 in wide will work. The company makes an air mattress that is 3.5 in. thick (I think) which is very nice. It's not self inflating but it packs very small.
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Hi spanky,
I find that sleeping bag length is more important, for me - than width...i usually like to 'pull up' the bag when sleeping to cover the shoulders. There is a good article on choosing a sleeping bag. Don't know if this helps, I know they have quality products and shipping to U.S. Here is link to compare/buy a sleeping bag.
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feathered friends will custom make a down bag for you any size you want but it will cost you.

mountian smith make great light wiegh down bags under 2lbs for around $300
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Originally Posted by keayne
Hi spanky,
I find that sleeping bag length is more important, for me - than width...i usually like to 'pull up' the bag when sleeping to cover the shoulders. There is a good article on choosing a sleeping bag. Don't know if this helps, I know they have quality products and shipping to U.S. Here is link to compare/buy a sleeping bag.
length is very important as well. i like to keep my feet covered an pull it up around my neck /shoulders. even when its warm out I still need to be covered.
Be aware that the Big Agnus bags do not have insulation on the bottom. You have to use a pad. Any pad that is 20 in wide will work. The company makes an air mattress that is 3.5 in. thick (I think) which is very nice. It's not self inflating but it packs very small.
I saw that. I just got a 1.5 "self inflating thermarest.wish I had seen the 3.5 first. oh well,I am used to a littl 3/8 " thick blue foam deal so this should be better no matter what. I had looked at rei before but for whatever reason didnt see these bags. now I am glad I asked! thanks for the info
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Originally Posted by spanky4x4
length is very important as well. i like to keep my feet covered an pull it up around my neck /shoulders. even when its warm out I still need to be covered.

I saw that. I just got a 1.5 "self inflating thermarest.wish I had seen the 3.5 first. oh well,I am used to a littl 3/8 " thick blue foam deal so this should be better no matter what. I had looked at rei before but for whatever reason didnt see these bags. now I am glad I asked! thanks for the info
The Big Agnus pad is about half the weight of a thermorest and so much smaller that I'm thinking of carrying 2. What bliss! It'd be like sleeping on a cloud.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
The Big Agnus pad is about half the weight of a thermorest and so much smaller that I'm thinking of carrying 2. What bliss! It'd be like sleeping on a cloud.
even the thick ones are half? or the same 1.5"? either way,that makeas the almost$90 price seem worth it!
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Originally Posted by spanky4x4
even the thick ones are half? or the same 1.5"? either way,that makeas the almost$90 price seem worth it!
I was talking about the Air Core pads. These are not self inflating but, being a blow hard, I don't have a problem with that. It rolls down into a package that is about the same size as a 1 L Nalgene bottle and weight 1lb 9oz. It's 2.5" thick (I was off some) and only cost $55 for the insulated one. I used to carry a Thermarest Camprest (1.5" thick) and it weighs in at around 3.5 lbs. I have carried the thinner Thermarests but I never got a good night's sleep out of them.
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Army sleeping bags in my experience are always wide, wider than normal, I dont know why, maybee incase they need to sleep with guns or what but they are always wide.
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