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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    a reg sleeping bag used as a quilt is almost too wide in a hammock. you could make it narrower (48-54" wide) and still use it on the ground with no trouble. just tuck the sides under your body just like you do in a hammock.

    is it a full length zipper?
    1 third zip

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    1 third zip
    did some measuring. 56" at its widest pint and 36" at bottom. i picked bag with center top zipper on purpose to make hood altering easier.

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    ah, i see, not the traditional mummy bag, velcro that short shouldn't be too bad.

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    good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    Does this bag have a hood?
    Hooded bags can be tedious to use as quilts. Some hoods when removed can be converted into balaclava-like things.
    Velcro of any type is tedious to use compared to a zipper.
    Do you plan to remove the draft tube? It is extraneous to a quilt, but a nice thing to have on a sleeping bag.
    Why not just go all the way and turn the bag into a dedicated quilt?
    Thanks, went with your suggestion. scraping the velcro (as others said, its a long run) im going to make it a quilt only. im cutting it down from 66" in wide to 54". when i cut the baffles , should i push the down in (6" either side) before i hem? i dont think that would over fill it?
    just waiting on sewing machine right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    a reg sleeping bag used as a quilt is almost too wide in a hammock. you could make it narrower (48-54" wide) and still use it on the ground with no trouble. just tuck the sides under your body just like you do in a hammock.

    is it a full length zipper?
    I weigh 165# with a 41in chest, using Ray Jardine's formula I arrived at a 48in quilt width, and that's for ground sleeping. Unless you were a big guy 44 would likely be wide enough for a hammock but I'd make it wide enough to use on the ground...if I really had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    I weigh 165# with a 41in chest, using Ray Jardine's formula I arrived at a 48in quilt width, and that's for ground sleeping. Unless you were a big guy 44 would likely be wide enough for a hammock but I'd make it wide enough to use on the ground...if I really had to.
    thanks Take-a-knee, im 230, 6-3.5, i think ill stick with the 54" but thanks.

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