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    Q re Sports Authority 80% down bag

    This is a real shot in the dark, but I am looking for info on a rectangular 80% down bag at Sports Authority. I stumbled on one in the store, but there was no tag and the clerk disappeared to look up info for me, but never returned. I cant find it online and suspect it may be discontinued.

    I am looking for a rectangular, cheap, down bag to cut into two UQs.

    I am wondering about the weight, temperature rating and cost of this bag from Sports Authority. It was a standard size bag about 34" by 80", blue nylon like shell inside and out, 80% down (I assume duck, not goose), cinch cord at head end. It seemed pretty light weight.

    Anyway, I do not expect an answer, but thought I would take a shot.

    Thanks

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    How much was it?

    Was there any label or brand name on it?

    If the price is right, I don't see why it would hurt to get it. That is especially if you are going to modify it to your needs.

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    It was Sports Authority in house brand, Alpine Design.

    No other information. The clerk could not tell me the price or the weight or anything else. I cannot find it online. Its frustrating when you want to spend money and there is only apathy.

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    No price tag means it's free, right?? Find the store manager and offer them like $30. If it's the last one and there's no packaging I can't imagine they won't let it go for cheap.

    I bought a similar BSA branded down bag off e-bay a few months ago. I guess the scouts got rid of any down bags in their inventory so they discounted these cheap. I paid around $30 for a 30F 80% down mummy bag so this rectangular bag should probably be similar.

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    I have thought of doing the same. I have several rectangle sleeping bags taking up space in my closet. My question is how would you cut it for an UQ (say a 2/3 ) ?
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    CreativeKayt has a good thread on this forum on how to convert a sleeping bag to a UQ. Here is her Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWP7dmvTszk

    I would like a 45" x 55" UQ. I would like it to also be used as a vest

    UQ / Vest UQJacketSnipit.PNG

    I would also like 48" TQ that tapers to 36" and is 72 - 80" in lenth.

    I also make two of everything. One for me and one for my son.

    Although I want a 45" wide UQ, I am considering a 40" wide UQ. Warbonnet sells 40" wide UQs. The reason I am considering 40" is I can get 2 out of one bag. Open 34" bag end up with square 68" by 80". I can cut two 40x55 UQs

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