Big Agnes sandhoffer 20

billdoe708

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Looking at this mummy bag. Wanting something warmer. Not looking for ultra light weight. Just a decent bag that's better than my old kelty. I'm 6'1" and wide at the shoulder. This one seems to have a decent foot box and not be super narrow. Anyone have one? Do you like it?
 

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Looking at this mummy bag. Wanting something warmer. Not looking for ultra light weight. Just a decent bag that's better than my old kelty. I'm 6'1" and wide at the shoulder. This one seems to have a decent foot box and not be super narrow. Anyone have one? Do you like it?
I have not tried this bag but I am a huge Big Agnes fan. Great product. I have the -15, 0 and 40 degree bag.
Just as a FYI I would expect your 20 degree bag to give you comfort in the 35-45 degree temp. That’s only based on the current bags I have.
Best of luck.
 

billdoe708

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Planning on picking up a liner bag too. Add a couple of degrees. I have slept in my thermals too to keep me a bit warmer. My kelty lighyear 3-D is about 18 years old and getting a bit worn out.
 

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I wasn't sure if your post was asking just about this bag, or about warmer options. I'll share what I use anyway, talk is cheap. :) Hopefully it helps you/someone else.

I use an Outdoor Vitals 0° bag in winter, the "Long" one. I'm only 6'0 but I've found it a bit oversized so I imagine it would work for you. In warmer weather I use the same bag in the 30° option. (If it's too hot I just open it and sleep on top.)

I also carry a 2GoSystems "V3 Trifecta Bivvy". They seem to be sold out right now... hopefully they come back because I'll definitely get a second one for my wife as soon as that happens. This thing is great. If you add it to a sleeping bag as a bivvy it both makes your sleep system waterproof and adds easily 10° to your range. But it also doubles as a waterproof, heat-reflecting tarp so I don't need to carry a tarp separately.

Between these items my whole sleep system runs between 3-4lbs. In warmer weather when there are no snakes/bugs to worry about (yes, I'm afraid of snakes) I can just sleep under the tarp and I'm done already. If it's colder or I don't trust where I am, I use a Forest River 2-man tent (I like the extra space) that only adds another 3lbs. In EXTREMELY cold weather, I just add a pair of Mega Warmers, one at my feet, one near my shoulders. They're cheap and effective, and a fistful of them only adds a half pound or so.

It's a great system that works for me. YMMV.

 
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