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XL High Compression Sleeping Bag?
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:48:05 AM »
I'm about 6'3", and 255 pounds. (Down from 280 and still loosing!) and a year or so ago bought a Eureka Summit Large for a summer sleeping bag. So far it has tried to kill me twice by suffocation,  :o and otherwise does not allow a good night's sleep. It is just too tight across the chest for me to zip all the way shut, and if I leave it open, as I did last Saturday, I can breathe and get cold all at the same time! Plus side; I love it's compressibility. In a compression sack, it squeezes down to just larger than a (American) football. That was why I bought it.

Can anyone suggest a +20F (or warmer) Primaloft (preferably) sleeping bag that will fit a broad-shouldered, big chested, not-as-fat-as-I-used-to-be, ;D guy like me, that will compress into a small bundle?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Ride safe,

PS, You can see it compressed, in the center of my front panniers, on my avatar picture.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2011, 08:51:29 AM by Explorer954 »
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Re: XL High Compression Sleeping Bag?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 10:02:55 AM »
Hey Hans, if you're looking for a bag that can pack nicely, why don't you go with a down sleeping bags? If you mostly do shorter trips and you can afford it I would definitely recommend that. I recently bought a 20°F Golite sleeping bag and I really love it. It packs way better than my older bag which have a rating of 25°F! Very nice and very comfiortable and I LOVE the front zip so I can read and still have the bag covering me. Obviously because of your size, you will need a size Long, no matter what brand you choose. If you really want a synthetic filling you may want to consider the Polarguard Delta, it compresses nicely. I know Norht Face uses it, not sure if anyone else does. HTH.