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    Senior Member blackd's Avatar
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    What a great find!
    Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
    Mark Twain

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    Senior Member bwg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mph5 View Post
    Also might remove some extra material on the sides (description says it's 60" at the shoulders).
    If you do remove some side material, say about 6", that means you have the same amount of down in a smaller area (assuming you don't lose much down in the transformation), so you may find it will be warmer than the 45F rating. However, part of the warmth rating is the height of the baffles, so you won't be able to get much change, but you should find some warmth benefit to the now "overstuffed" down bag.

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    Great buy! I often use a sleeping bag, mostly unzipped, as a top quilt and my largest complaint is what to do with the hood. A bag like this, at just 25 oz and $110 is a nice find.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Señor Member wisenber's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwg View Post
    If you do remove some side material, say about 6", that means you have the same amount of down in a smaller area (assuming you don't lose much down in the transformation), so you may find it will be warmer than the 45F rating. However, part of the warmth rating is the height of the baffles, so you won't be able to get much change, but you should find some warmth benefit to the now "overstuffed" down bag.
    By the same token, part of the warmth of a bag versus a TQ is being able to use the hood and seal it up.

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    how did you get 35% off i can only get 25%. great find though!

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    I get 30 or 35% off email offers.
    I signed up to get their deal fliers.

    When they email you one of these you click on it to get to the website and it applies the coupon.

    Some pretty good deals that way!

    Marti

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by mph5 View Post
    I think i will probably end up just using it as is.
    I do like the idea of having the option to zip it up.

    I currently use a Eureka Casper women's tall bag - usually opened up like a quilt. It's about 3 pounds and rated to 15 degrees.
    I like it, but the hood can get in the way.
    I was happy to have that bag when I had to bring my dog into the hammock a couple of months ago due to the wind - it was plenty wide enough to cover us both (she's about 70 pounds).

    It will be nice to have this lighter bag for warmer weather outings.

    Marti
    Thats great!!! Not sure if you know this but your dog is spoiled, which is as it should be.

  8. #18
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    Great Find!! I did remove zippers off our bags, just due to the fear of the zipper doing damage to the hammock when tucking under the shoulders.

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    I've used my Kelty Cosmic 20-degree down bag in my hammock with no problem--and I am using it the normal way, too. It took a bit to get the 'hang' of it, but once you do, it works just great. Perhaps the generous interior size of my WBBB helps in this regard...at any rate, I was really glad to know I wouldn't have to buy a top quilt right away!
    "YOU KIDS GET OUTSIDE AND AIR YOUR PANTS!"--MOM

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    I've never had a problem using my bags as quilts. The hood either ends up under my head as a kind of pillow, or put over my head if the temperature dives.

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