View Full Version : What's with the tiny bags?

11-26-2002, 14:36
I'm a 6'1/225lb. male, and I can't seem to find a perfect fitting bag. I have a TNF Blue Kazoo, which fits great around my stomach, hips, theighs, legs, and feet... but my chest/shoulders always seem to be tight. TNF sells a bigger bag, but it's a heavy 20* bag that has synthetic fill. I'd like to find a light down bag with atleast a 0* rating that has a wide shoulder rating. Price should be $600 or less. Any ideas?

11-26-2002, 17:43
Raging Hampster,

Check out Backpacker Magazine's Gear Finder site: http://www.gearfinder.com/ where you can compare different bag designs and pick something that comes closest to your weight/temp/chest requirements.

11-26-2002, 18:58
RH - I had similar needs (6'2" 250) and am very satisfied with my Feathered Friends Ibis bag - http://www.featheredfriends.com/Sleeping%20Bags/Light%20Flight%20Bags.htm

11-27-2002, 16:42
WOW! I found a great bag company. Big Agnes. 73" Girth 15*F 3lb Bags for $210!!!

12-02-2002, 09:40
Western Mountaineering has a line of wide bags, all named after trees. Take a look at something like the Ponderosa.

12-05-2002, 18:13
Big Agnes is definitely the way to go. I'm 6'3", 240 and I went to try out some Western Mountaineering bags at the retail store and found them extremely tight, their largest shoulder girth was about 67" or so, not to mention that they cost $400+. I have a NF Chrysalis now and it's wayyy too tight at the shoulders. I'm getting a Big Agnes Lost Ranger long for $209 for my '03 thru. At 73" shoulder girth, it's just right for me. The only drawback is that the insulation doesn't go all the way around the bag, it's more like a blanket with a sleeve on the bottom for a sleeping pad. I'll live with that to fit in my sleeping bag though.