Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35
  1. #1
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982

    US GI Intermediate Cold Weather Sleeping Bag

    It finally arrived.

    I wish I could give a glowing report/lengthy review, but, it's too small and/or I'm too big.

    Details: I'm 6'-0"/230#, and I can barely get in the bag. Think shrink wrapped. There is no footbox, as such, and the insulation was compressed there, and on top of my head. Girth is adequate, barely, but it's no bag for a claustrophobe. This was with the bag rolled out on a bed...in a hammock, it is simply undoable...I tried, and couldn't get 'er done.

    On the plus side, this bag, @ <$50, is a good value for smaller pepes. And I'm totally diggin' the center zip...I don't know why all SBs aren't built that way.

    Hope this helps anyone contemplating buying these (ICW/ECW) bags.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  2. #2
    Randy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Waverly,Texas
    Hammock
    HH Expedition,HH Scout ,DIY rigs
    Tarp
    Chinnock Tarps
    Insulation
    Sb &amp; DYI UQ
    Posts
    1,188
    Mine fits my 30 inch waist ok,,, I dont under stand.....
    "Proud Pound Hawg"
    Republic of Texas H.O.G. (Hennessy Owners Group)

  3. #3
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Mine fits my 30 inch waist ok,,, I dont under stand.....
    And one other thing...I COULD BARELY LIFT THE SUCKA!!!!!!!!!
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  4. #4
    RootCause's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    MN
    Hammock
    WB Traveller, &amp; my DIY gathered-end
    Tarp
    DIY 10x10
    Insulation
    Pads, usually
    Suspension
    Several types
    Posts
    608
    Images
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    And one other thing...I COULD BARELY LIFT THE SUCKA!!!!!!!!!


    Oh my goodness you're bringing back memories! I love the center zip too, I had no problems with the size (5'8", 156#), but they are definitely HEAVY! Try letting one get soaking wet one time, and it's just an ungodly thing to haul around.....

  5. #5
    Randy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Waverly,Texas
    Hammock
    HH Expedition,HH Scout ,DIY rigs
    Tarp
    Chinnock Tarps
    Insulation
    Sb &amp; DYI UQ
    Posts
    1,188
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    And one other thing...I COULD BARELY LIFT THE SUCKA!!!!!!!!!

    Dawg,, I now whatcha mean,,
    I ended up taking all the shoe strings out of my shoes,,,, learned how to use 2 sheets of toilet paper day, cut the tops off of my socks, leave the fruit a looms at home, use the moss on trees and the sun instead of carrying a compass, yep, cut the handle off the tooth brush,
    ALL to save weight, and what a difference it made,,, while carrying that heavy thing from the gear trailer, to the hammock.

    Pound Hawgs Unite....
    "Proud Pound Hawg"
    Republic of Texas H.O.G. (Hennessy Owners Group)

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    It finally arrived.

    I wish I could give a glowing report/lengthy review, but, it's too small and/or I'm too big.

    Details: I'm 6'-0"/230#, and I can barely get in the bag. Think shrink wrapped. There is no footbox, as such, and the insulation was compressed there, and on top of my head. Girth is adequate, barely, but it's no bag for a claustrophobe. This was with the bag rolled out on a bed...in a hammock, it is simply undoable...I tried, and couldn't get 'er done.

    On the plus side, this bag, @ <$50, is a good value for smaller pepes. And I'm totally diggin' the center zip...I don't know why all SBs aren't built that way.

    Hope this helps anyone contemplating buying these (ICW/ECW) bags.
    I'm kinda confused I'm 6'5"/240# and use the Issue MMS 4 piece sleep system, it is very roomy and has a very distinct foot box. It is possible that what you have is an aftermarket "MILSPEC" bag that is a chinese knockoff.

  7. #7
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    Quote Originally Posted by Detwolfsdad View Post
    I'm kinda confused I'm 6'5"/240# and use the Issue MMS 4 piece sleep system, it is very roomy and has a very distinct foot box. It is possible that what you have is an aftermarket "MILSPEC" bag that is a chinese knockoff.
    No, this is the bag that preceded your 4 piece system. It was discussed here:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=13217
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  8. #8
    Senior Member tbone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Havertown, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    WB SF
    Insulation
    inner fortitude
    Suspension
    cinch &amp; straps
    Posts
    204
    What are the measurements of the bag. I have the extreme one that was issued to me it measures 7`x 30".

  9. #9
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    What are the measurements of the bag. I have the extreme one that was issued to me it measures 7`x 30".
    Here's the link to the bag:
    http://wardenssupplyco.com/cart/inde...&products_id=9

    It says 90"...there is no way this bag is 90" long. They may vary from contract to contract, and undoubtedly shrink when washed and dried.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  10. #10
    Senior Member tbone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Havertown, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    WB SF
    Insulation
    inner fortitude
    Suspension
    cinch &amp; straps
    Posts
    204
    sounds like you have the makings of a DIY UQ then.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •