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Army ACU or Snugpak softie 3 Merlin

Old 03-31-09, 06:33 AM
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Army ACU or Snugpak softie 3 Merlin

I don't know which bag to take for my first overnight tour. Anybody use one of these bags? I thought of just taking one of the Army bags and leaving the other at home.
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i have a snug pak softie merlin and love it!! But it really only is good to 35 degrees F mostly.
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I have a snugpak Special Forces 1. It is rated down to 35 or 40 degrees. Special Forces 2 is rated lower. I LOVE my snug pak. It has a center zip and foot protection for wearing your boots in the bag. I get claustraphobic in most of the sleeping bags I've had, but not in my SF. I also love that it compresses down to a football size. I also have a coolmax sleeping bag liner and a fleece liner for extra warmth. I believ this bag is worth it's price.
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The Army bag is too bulky. When I was in Afghanistan, a lot of my buddies ended up buying aftermarket bags to save on weight and space.
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BUMP. was wondering about the softie 3 - does it have a full length zip allowing me to use it as a blanket?
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