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Old 05-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #46
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Maybe you've been foolishly using a tent and keeping the bag out of the water, just like me.
I am a slow learner.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #47
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its a no brainer, if you want comfort, get the deer park Agnes and the 72 in pad that slides in the sleeve. Been there and tried 1/2 dozen bags, I will not sleep on the dirt without my agnes..
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #48
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its a no brainer, if you want comfort, get the deer park Agnes and the 72 in pad that slides in the sleeve. Been there and tried 1/2 dozen bags, I will not sleep on the dirt without my agnes..
I am sure you are right about wanting comfort and there are no other possible options for any sane, reasonable human with a brain...
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:17 AM   #49
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...and there are no other possible options for any sane, reasonable human with a brain...
I had to burn a few brain cells trading space and weight for comfort, the latter being my choice in the end.

Big Agnes Hog Park + a 77" x 26" Exped and I'm golden. Yeah, you can even turn over or spread out a little bit in it. All fits in a pannier with the Jet Boil and a 9lb pop-up style tent.

Seriously, what more does one need?
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:52 AM   #50
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Big Agnes Buffalo has what no one else does. A sleeve that the pad or air mat slides into so you never roll off. Its a wide comfortable bag made for 40 degrees that packs smaller than many mummys cause it uses the pad as the bottom insulator.

I just slept warm at temps below 30 in it at Warped.
Big Agnes is the no brainer bag
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #51
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Big Agnes is the no brainer bag
What about for those that have brains?

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #52
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I have been using down bags when camping for over 40 years (including nearly 20 years river rafting) and have never managed to get one wet.
Good for you!
I have unintentionally gotten my down bag wet, and had to spend the night humped up like a toad keeping a fire going, as the bag was useless. I would have given my left nut to have had a Wiggys bag with me on that night, but even so, I encourage folks who are dry sleepers and travel in arid climates to get a down bag if they need to save space and weight. The Adirondack region where I live has very wide temperature and weather swings, sometimes within a few hours, so a synthetic bag makes a perfect companion, especially since the extra weight and bulk are no issue on the back of my bike. In fact, it makes a perfect back rest on long rides.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #53
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This is the perfect pair. It's not cheap, just perfect in every other way.

Big Agnes Hogan Park:
https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Bag/hoganpark
25 x 78 square bag (mummy bags suck)
0 degree, 600 fill down

Nemo Cosmo Air (and optional pillowtop):
http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo201...-pillowtop-pad
Genious built in foot pump (no more blowing up by mouth)
25 x 76, fits perfectly inside the BA Hogan Park.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:48 AM   #54
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I've never liked camping but in order to save money while going to Alaska and back I researched gear. The Big Agnes system with the pocket for the pad that keeps you from rolling off the pad was a gamechanger. I know have 3 different bags for different conditions. I find the synthetic 15 degree with the insulated 20" wide pad the most versatile.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #55
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Here is my camp gear in its bag that goes on the bike.




Packs nice and small...

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Possible thread hijack.... What is that dry bag you are using??? Size mostly. I looked & there are several sizes available. I have a couple of dry bags to keep my gear dry but that one looks like it is easy to attach to a bike--most aren't.

Yep, I also use Rokstraps.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #56
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After way too much research, looking in person and hand wringing I bought a Wiggy's Super light. The long/wide was on sale so that help push me over the edge.

Initial impression. Seems very well made (in the USA!) out of substantial materials. I'm 6'3" 200 lbs and it fits me well. Not overly roomy, still a mummy bag.

The only down side is that it doesn't pack small. Using the included compression sack, I can get it down to about 11"X15"
Keep in mind this is an XL bag rated to O deg. I knew this going in, so I'm not disapointed

I'm going camping next week and will report back.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #57
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I am going with a Big Agnes Buffalo Park and QCore pad for my summer rig.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #58
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Big Agnes North Park

Just picked up a Big Agnes North Park SL from their HQ in Steamboat Springs.
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I tried out a few bags and nothing really fit. 5'10" 250#, side/belly sleeper and I dislike mummy bags and wanted a wider cut down bag. The lady that was showing me the bags asked if I would be interested in a sample bag from a pre-production run. The North Park fits very well, plenty of room takes a 25" wide pad is a 20˚ Down super lightweight bag that was produced as a sample but never put into production. This bag would have cost nearly $500 had it been a production bag, but I got it for $200. Sweet deal. Big Agnes has a great design and the folks at their HQ and BAP in Steamboat went out of their way to help me find a perfect fit. I plan to use this bag for SAR missions too. Just under 3 pounds, 800 fill and stuffs down to 7"x12". Now I just need to pick up the 25" pad to replace my Thermarest prolight 20" pad.

Check out Big Agnes for great products and BAP for all their demo and production bags as a significant discount.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #59
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Possible thread hijack.... What is that dry bag you are using??? Size mostly. I looked & there are several sizes available. I have a couple of dry bags to keep my gear dry but that one looks like it is easy to attach to a bike--most aren't.

Yep, I also use Rokstraps.
+1 here as well! I'm interested in the dimensions, especially length because I really like the look of that setup and could be a great option to put on H&B topcase luggage rack.

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Old 05-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #60
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Possible thread hijack.... What is that dry bag you are using??? Size mostly. I looked & there are several sizes available. I have a couple of dry bags to keep my gear dry but that one looks like it is easy to attach to a bike--most aren't.

Yep, I also use Rokstraps.
That is a watershed bag.
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