sleeping bag for a big fat guy

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by B.E. Coyote, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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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?
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  2. Popey

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    Depends on where you live/camp and the min/max temperatures you'll be exposed to.
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  3. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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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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  4. Bazza

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    Try Cabelas.com
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  5. Win38-55

    Win38-55 Been here awhile

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  6. RAW

    RAW stamen in the sniffer

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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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  7. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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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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  8. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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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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  9. mlaotn

    mlaotn Slow Rider

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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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  10. bigrichard

    bigrichard Long timer

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    North Face Goliath
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  11. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    :nod
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  12. RAW

    RAW stamen in the sniffer

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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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  13. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    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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  14. willbkari2

    willbkari2 No Adventure to big!

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    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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  15. Caribou Aqua Buddha

    Caribou Aqua Buddha Long timer

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    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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  16. pizzadude777

    pizzadude777 A17circusbear

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    I am 6'8" 350 lbs. i had the same issue with conventional sleeping bags, i just couldnt fit comfortably. last year planned a trip (about 3 hours notice) to yosimite, needed sleeping bag as it can get chilly in march in yosimite. without any advance notice or time to ship, i ended up at the local BIG5 sporting goods store. they had and still carry (as of about 2 weeks ago) a big boy sleeping bag. i think its rated only down to 32F degrees its got plenty of room for me to toss and turn and be comfortable, plus it is 84 inches long, where as i am 80 inches, plenty of room. it does not roll up very small but i have only used it 2 times now and havent practiced rolling it up, only throwing it in the truck in the morning. its made out of heavy but not realy heavy cloth inside and out. it is actually very comfy for the $30+/- that i paid, i will be buying another one soon as i tend to jostle around alot in bed, zip the 2 together and be more than comfortable.

    PizzaDude :ear
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  17. GreyGhost

    GreyGhost Been here awhile

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  18. ScarrJaw

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    Im 6 foot 5 275 pounder,my main problem is ive a size
    56 chest,I use a big agnes tall model, I use their integrated sleeve with their blow up pad... (i leave it inside the sleeve) its a bit tight around the shoulders, but
    otherwise i love it.

    Andrew
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  19. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Check out Coleman's Exponent Big Basin bags. They're available in different temperature ratings (I bought the 0-degree) and they're full of features that make my big ass cozy all night long. I'm 6'2 " and 275 lbs., and this bag is a great fit. It's also fairly inexpensive, at around $70. I got mine in Reno at a place called GART Sports, which is Sportsmart in many other states.
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  20. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Another vote for Big Agnes- excellent sleep and great to pack on the bike! You won't be sorry! :thumb
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