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    Summer TQ - Lafuma Sleeping Bag Mod

    So I saw the recent thread about the Lafuma X800 sleeping bag on sale at REI for $39 w/ free shipping for members. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33207
    I bought one and it arrived yesterday. Upon receipt I weighed the bag & stuff sack and it came in at 27.7 oz. I then started cutting and stitching and 2 hours later I have a 20.9 oz true summer top quilt.

    Basically I removed the zippers, hood and drawstring. Before cutting I sewed a stitch line on the good side of the intended cut line to keep the layers and insulation together. Then I just cut next to the stitch line removing the unwanted parts. I then trimmed all cut edges with DIY bias tape and reinforced the junction at the closed footbox w/ 1 1/2" wide grosgrain. All in all pretty easy mod to save 7 oz and make the sleeping bag more convenient to use.










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    Great bag and even better mod.

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    looks awesome. for the weight and price that's a great summer TQ

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    I was thinking about doing similar so I am stoked I ran across this post.
    Does it make sense to buy two so I could have one for summer and then layer the two for 30ish degree nights? Would come in below 3lbs and still be pretty compact.
    I was thinking that I could just add some snips to attach the two together.

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    I think for colder weather 2 of the mod. sleeping bags would make for a shorter than ideal TQ. In the colder weather I still use my Marmot Sawtooth 15* down bag spread open over me like a TQ but have not modified it. Not sure how the two layers would do...

    With this bag modified & the hood removed it comes up to my chin w/ my feet fully in the footbox and the TQ not stretched tight.

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    Nice work!
    agree with Wags - for weight & price good summer TQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by streamline View Post
    I was thinking about doing similar so I am stoked I ran across this post.
    Does it make sense to buy two so I could have one for summer and then layer the two for 30ish degree nights? Would come in below 3lbs and still be pretty compact.
    I was thinking that I could just add some snips to attach the two together.
    If the bag is long enough (you are short enuf?), then you can do this. I used my TNF Beeline mod (much like this mod here), with a warm weather synthetic quilt over the top down to 15 degrees last winter. ( a 30 degree quilt with a 50(?) degree over the top). It worked well. I didn't do anything to connect them, the nestled footboxes worked well enough.
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    The height rating is not accurate for use as a mummy sleepingbag as I am 6'2" and it was just about right for me as a sleeping bag.

    As a tq, you could do it easily as described with layering two tqs I think as it is still a pretty tall tq.

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    Just checked REI and the bag is sold out at this time.
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    They cycle in relatively regularly. Keep the eyes peeled.

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