Originally Posted by algie1100
I had the BA setup with bag and pad and while it is top quality gear I always felt like I was in a straight jacket so I sold them. I picked up a nice NF down bag and an Exped pad. What works for me is to use the bag like a quilt and sleeping on the pad with the bag draped over. I can move around as much as I like and I'm always covered without feeling constricted.
Ha!! Good One!!! That's what I do now. I used to sleep on the mattress until one summer night I just slept on the pad & when it got cool I pulled the bag over like a quilt. I have the insulated pad so sleeping on it kept that side warm & the bag worked very well as a quilt. The bottom of my bag doesn't unzip all the way so my feet are in the bag. Now do that all the time, summer or winter.