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dervari
11-08-2015, 00:45
Looking at a 15F bag. Is that too much for 3 season hiking in N GA and above? I'm more sensitive to heat than cold. :)

MuddyWaters
11-08-2015, 08:12
Depends on which 3 seasons.:rolleyes:
Summers out.

If you mean fall/winter/spring, then maybe.


Also depends on real rating. Is it a cheap bag and 15 f is the survival temp?

I wouldnt be able to use 15F except between mid november and early april in ga/nc/tn. Its just not that cold most of yr, and its humid which makes too much insulation uncomfortable.

bigcranky
11-08-2015, 10:50
A 15F bag is an odd duck around here. It would be useful in the mountain of TN/NC in late fall or early spring (say, November and March), but it's not warm enough for winter use, and far too warm the rest of the year. Unless you have serious problems with being cold all the time, which you say you don't.

I have a 30F bag for spring and fall, and a 45F quilt for summer. And a 0F bag for winter.

dervari
11-08-2015, 19:18
It's a big Agnes summit Park 15. Also looking at the Fish Hawk 30 at REI. I have a 20% off coupon, so that would put it right at $200. I like the Big Agnes bags because they are wide at the shoulder.

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Venchka
11-08-2015, 19:31
Lots of bags are wide at the shoulders. My Alpinlite is like a Jumbo Jet. My old REI bag is slim and snug. My Antelope is just right.
Shoulder girth:
60" and under = slim
62" = just right for me
64" and up = wide and roomy
I'm 5'-8" and 145. Kinda narrow and skinny.

Wayne


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Rain Man
11-08-2015, 22:57
What's your gender? For most males, 20 degree bags would be good compromise. For most females, 15 degree bags would work better.

Feral Bill
11-08-2015, 23:21
If it's warm, you can always use a "too hot" bag as a quilt, just covering enough to stay comfortable. I've done this for many years, with success.

dervari
11-08-2015, 23:21
What's your gender? For most males, 20 degree bags would be good compromise. For most females, 15 degree bags would work better.
100% male. Lol

6' and 265 right now but still losing.

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Venchka
11-09-2015, 00:54
You are definitely in the WM Alpinlite size range. You can find the dimensions at the Western Mountaineering web pages for comparison to other bags.

Wayne




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maptester
11-09-2015, 12:17
I've been using my older Big Agnes Entrenchment Creek 15 bag in North Georgia for a few years now. It works well into both fall and spring--just loosely cover yourself if you feel cool. I've slept comfortable down to 25F in this bag (with match Air Core insulated mattress). YMMV