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Old 11-07-2004, 09:32 AM   #1
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sleeping bag for a big fat guy

Looking for a quality bag for a big guy. I am currently looking at the Big Agnes Hog Park. Although the name is more unfortunate than Sears Husky jeans it seems to be the best I can find. Any other ideas?
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
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Depends on where you live/camp and the min/max temperatures you'll be exposed to.
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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Looking for something that will go down to 20 degrees. Bike camping only. Plan on using it summer/spring/fall.
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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large sleeping bags

Try Cabelas.com
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:46 AM   #5
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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I just ordered a Big Agnes for myself based on what I had heard from others about them. I fit in a regular mummy bag, but I want just a little more wiggle room.

I'm 6ft, 250 lbs.

I believe il Mostro has one of these. May want to PM him and ask about space.
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:31 PM   #7
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I'll second Cabela's! Bought one from them a few years ago that gives me a bit more room and it came with a fleece liner!
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:45 PM   #8
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I looked at Cabelas. I think it is the same that I already have. I need something a little more high end. In Sturgis/Yellowstone this summer I absolutely froze and I am planning Nova Scotia this year and Alaska next.

All the high end shops around have great bags but they are pretty small.
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:57 PM   #9
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For a big guy sleeping bag, I found a good solution at Sam's Club. I am 6"2 310 so I feel your need. I got the Slumberjack Everest Elite rated at 20-30 Deg. F. It is a Flex-Temp extra long. It measures 35"X90. The toe box will convert from rectangular to mummy with a couple zippers. It also has a hood with a drawstring. It was a good deal at $30.
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:22 PM   #10
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Old 11-07-2004, 03:31 PM   #11
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I just ordered a Big Agnes for myself based on what I had heard from others about them. I fit in a regular mummy bag, but I want just a little more wiggle room.

I'm 6ft, 250 lbs.

I believe il Mostro has one of these. May want to PM him and ask about space.
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:15 PM   #12
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Hey, Mostro,
Does your Big Agnes have the integrated air-pad sleeve like the one to which I linked?
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:03 PM   #13
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Hey, Mostro,
Does your Big Agnes have the integrated air-pad sleeve like the one to which I linked?
Yes M'am. I put a long thermarest LE in it. Best sleep I've had the unfortunate pleasure to endure outdoors.
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:50 PM   #14
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Sleeping Bags

Just my opinion here on something that I have a little experience in.

I am a climber and have prolly a half dozen bags for different purposes. Some for warmer temps and some for really miserable temps. Never ever take a down bag into a situation where wet conditions exist for down has the ability to lose its loft. Synthetics are used here.I personally use synthetics more often for that reason. Bags obviously can be seasonal as temperatures differ right? Are you the cold blooded type or are you warm all the time? I am the thin type and use a high loft bag even in the midst of summer. Prollem is with loft, it doesnt compress well for the bike. Use a compression sack or use a light bag with a gore-tex bivy (Outdoor Research) sack as a liner. It adds a few temps and it can be used in the absence of a tent.No reason then to pack a tent unless shelter is a requirement.

With bags, they can be a lifetime investment taken care of. Check North Face, Mountain Hardware, Marmot and there is many others out there also. If anything, wander into a "fine" outdoor store and ask questions.

From my personal standpoint, there is nothing more satisfying, then a sky full of stars and a comfortable bag to sleep in throughout the night.

Just a few thoughts from the heart of Yosemite!
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Old 11-08-2004, 01:24 AM   #15
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Looking for a quality bag for a big guy. I am currently looking at the Big Agnes Hog Park. Although the name is more unfortunate than Sears Husky jeans it seems to be the best I can find. Any other ideas?

That is a goofy name. Mountain Hardware has a expandable feature on some of their bags. A zipper track when unzipped allows bag to have more girth, for big people as well as making room for a inner bag, or down clothing sometimes worn by mountaineers.
Some of my backpacking bags I cannot even zip up anymore,which is usually fine because I like using them like a blanket unless it is extreemly cold.
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