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    Sleeping bag size for TQ?

    I know a quilt is the way to go, but with family camping in the summer & the cheap options for SB's (my main reasoning) , I'm going that route for now.. Maybe turning it into a fit quilt later.

    My real question is, does size & length really matter? As a "portly" guy, mummy bags aren't the greatest fit on my torso, but would that really matter if it's unzipped & opened up? Also, ar 6'3", I would normally need a tall SB. But if I'm not using the hood, do I really need a tall? Regular sized SB's are still usually 75" or so, so my shoulders would be fine.

    Just trying to see if any other big hangers had any advice. Thanks!

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    Re: Sleeping bag size for TQ?

    As long as you have a pad or under quilt, your sleeping bag just needs to be big enough to cover down your sides and long enough to cover your feet. I use a sleeping bag and its nice not having to fully zip it up, but when its really cold out I still zip it up and use the hood.

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    I used a mummy that was too small for me... after some cutting and sewing, it fits me just fine...



    Heck, try it out: you don't need to modify it to see if it covers you well enough. Just be careful that the zipper doesn't rip your hammock...
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    I have uses a mummy bag and a rectangular sleeping bag. I leave enough of the bottom end zipped to act as a foot box.

    When it was cold enough to use the mummy bag the hood part was nice due to the insulation around the head.
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    Thank, that's what I was looking for! I just got my UQ today, and I won't have the funds for a. Nice TQ for awhile. I'll probably just pick up an inexpensive SB for now, with aspirations to learn to sew it into a TQ haha

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