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PostSun Jan 12, 2020 8:17 pm 
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Thank you Bowregard.

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The General primarily backpack solo, I may be interested in hiking with a partner.
I am retired and am in good physical condition.  I mostly backpack WA State, however, I am open to other States as well.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2020 8:21 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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The General primarily backpack solo, I may be interested in hiking with a partner.
I am retired and am in good physical condition.  I mostly backpack WA State, however, I am open to other States as well.
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PostSun Jan 12, 2020 8:31 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 9:06 pm 
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The General primarily backpack solo, I may be interested in hiking with a partner.
I am retired and am in good physical condition.  I mostly backpack WA State, however, I am open to other States as well.
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PostMon Jan 13, 2020 1:11 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 5:57 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 5:59 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 8:18 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 8:30 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 9:10 pm 
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I think a 20F quilt is ideal for around here for three+ season use.
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