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    Grand trunk sleeping bag?

    Alrighty! Does anyone know about the Grand Trunk Hammock Compatible Sleeping Bag? Does it work? Is it nice? Is it worth $180???

    Also, someone, spill the beans.... Who has the new Flex 180 Clark? I have been out of the hammock loop for a while......

    Thanks a ton, guys,

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    GT Sleeping bag

    There were several posts about it months ago, to include some bad press from the moderators about GTs advertising in conjunction with the forum here.

    Regarding the bag itself, its going to be similar to a pea pod, but not quite so comfortable. Imagine that you're laying in your hammock, but that you're restricted to laying inline with the centerline of the hammock - that is to say, you're laying with your head & feet straight down the middle (NO DIAGONAL lay). You're either going to have to string it pretty tight, which leads to the edges cramping your shoulders, or you'll have to make it with a lot of sag, which puts you into a "U", with your head & feet up.

    For my $.02, I'd rather get a UQ/TQ set and enjoy whatever angles I want to set it up with...

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    Yeah, I guess I never thought about not being able to lay at an angle.... Thanks for the input!
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    hey cuz,
    I cant beleive you posted this? I told just to use a mummy bag!

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    I have one of the Grand Trunk Hammock Compatible Sleeping Bags. After using it for some time, I would like to emphasize the "hammock compatible" part. This sleeping bag was designed to be a ground bag that can convert to work as a PeaPod-style bag, but it wasn't designed to be solely used with a hammock. The bag does constrict how you lay.

    This bag is also only useful on smaller hammocks like the Grand Trunk Ultralight (a 9.5 ft/3 m long hammock). This bag just won't fit well over larger hammocks. A "Double" hammock would be pushing it. A "Single" is probably ideal.

    For me, I didn't find it very comfortable because I couldn't get in a good diagonal. Some people don't mind sleeping like a banana. Pitching a hammock at 15-20 degrees is more suited when using this bag.

    Now, for my kids, this bag is ideal. They can lay more diagonally and it is a no-fuss solution for them and I don't have to worry about the insulation coming off (under quilts and top quilts frequently fall off my kids so this bag is perfect). We used this bag over the summer and I was very pleased. Lows in the 50sF (10C) and they were very warm.

    I think the price is a little high for the bag insulation and style, so I would look for discounts. I think it can be worth it for the right application.

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    I recently discovered this too. I haven't bought one, so I can't really comment except to say it looks interesting, but if anyone is interested Amazon has them for $145.

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    Saw one in person today.

    It was huge......

    How many people have this?

    How cold has anyone hung in this?

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    keep in mind that it will be tuff to mitigate drafts, since the walls of the hammy may hold it a few inces off the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBST View Post
    Saw one in person today.

    It was huge......
    How many people have this?
    How cold has anyone hung in this?
    I went to bed in the 80's slept on top of it till 0400 when I woke up in the low 70's, (I also used it down to 68F) and got into it, I liked it, It did as advertised kept me warm although sleeping on a angle is hard to do I still slept very nice.
    Hope this helps.

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