Here's my dilemma... I inherited a low core temperature and I'm a very cold sleeper. I use a 0* bag most of the year and I'm in the market for a new one. I have a small budget of <$100.
Currently I use an Alps Mountaineering 0* Desert Pine and I love this bag, but I need a long. I'm 6'2" and I need to get my shoulders below the draft tube. I'm looking for a similar bag because I love my current one (except for the length). Most of the time I'm only backpacking for a couple days and have limited water and food on me so I have the space. My bag fits inside the main compartment of my pack and I can fit most everything else goes in the bottom compartment. I try to avoid strapping anything to the outside of my pack and hate carrying my bag on the bottom of my pack with it hitting me in the back of my knees.
I can easily find a 0* or -20* replacement bag for less than $100, but... they're 7lbs and huge. Am I trying to fill an impossible checklist here?