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PostSun Jan 12, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Thank you Bowregard.

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PostSun Jan 12, 2020 9:21 pm 
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Treeswarper,

Thank you for reviewing of your LL Bean sleeping bag, I have to admit, the bag looks pretty impressive...

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PostSun Jan 12, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Wow, I think it is 15 years old so that explains why it seems extra expensive now.

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PostSun Jan 12, 2020 10:06 pm 
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PostMon Jan 13, 2020 2:11 pm 
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I am pretty new here but it seems like this should be in the Gear forum.
If I wanted to look it up in a few months that is where I would look.
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PostMon Jan 13, 2020 6:57 pm 
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Quilt is the way to go.  I switched some years ago and I don't think I would switch back.  Really love my 20 degree.

Quilt vs. Bag

I have an Enlightened Equipment made in the USA which is great.
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PostMon Jan 13, 2020 6:59 pm 
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General **** wrote:
Does anyone know of a lightweight sleeping bag that has room for my feet to be spread apart while sleeping. I'm really getting tired of the cramped space at your feet that mummy bags have.

Absolutely! My exact complaint and, I'm also 6'4", so I also needed a long bag. 6'6" or longer. I detest the tapered mummy bags. I have this bag in a long version. Mine is black

https://www.rei.com/product/830938/sea-to-summit-trek-tk-i-sleeping-bag-mens

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/sea-to-summit-trek-tki-sleeping-bag_10243758

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PostTue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am 
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quilt for sure....hiked with a guy who had a new one...amazing loft..look for one with partial footbox?

if you hate it u won't have problem selling it ...mayb 50 -75$ loss...

and for gods sake get a 2lb. tarp tent also general...I know bill gave ya a neo air!
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PostThu Jan 16, 2020 9:30 pm 
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Bernardo wrote:
Quilt is the way to go.  I switched some years ago and I don't think I would switch back.  Really love my 20 degree.

Quilt vs. Bag

I have an Enlightened Equipment made in the USA which is great.

+1 for Enlightened Equpiment quilts. I have 2. A 20° for 3 seasons (what can I say - I sleep cold) and in winter, I clip a 40° one to it and the combo gives me the equivalent of a 0° quilt. As a side sleeper, I can say I’ll never willingly go back to a bag.
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PostThu Jan 16, 2020 10:10 pm 
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I think a 20F quilt is ideal for around here for three+ season use.
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PostTue Feb 04, 2020 1:13 am 
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Down hugger is one of my best choices over yearsss.
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PostTue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am 
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yes to enlightened equipment...that was the one he had...incredible loft and just over a pound weight?....wearing good long under wear or a puffy jacket and that 20deg. quilt is killah!!!
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PostWed Feb 05, 2020 7:52 am 
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Just as a side bar comment. I own two bags, one Western Mountaineering and a Feathered Friends. I have found the down in WM to be far superior to FF. However, that is not say FF is not a quality product. Buying USA MADE is a #1 priority for me. I just prefer the WM. Also came across and elderly Gear Head last year up at the Rainy Pass TH who  had the same observation. That LL Bean Bag sounds like a good choice for you with the price tag. Speaking again for myself; If I design another sleeping system I will be going with quilt from a "Home Grown Shop." Good Luck and Stay Warm with your choice.
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PostWed Feb 05, 2020 12:12 pm 
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forest gnome wrote:
yes to enlightened equipment...that was the one he had...incredible loft and just over a pound weight?....wearing good long under wear or a puffy jacket and that 20deg. quilt is killah!!!

X2!

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PostWed Feb 05, 2020 12:52 pm 
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Canyon1 wrote:
Speaking again for myself; If I design another sleeping system I will be going with quilt from a "Home Grown Shop." Good Luck and Stay Warm with your choice.

Much like the boots versus trail runners debate, imo it depends upon the conditions and personal preference.

I would not take a quilt for a backpacking trip to the North Cascades at 5-6k feet at ANY time of the year...lowland destinations with a fair weather forecast? Sure, why not?

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