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alright, ive been going back and forth on this for months now on what sleeping bag to by. now im going to ask for some help from you guys. heres what i need (need being subjective i suppose) im 6'5" so i need a long one, weigh in at 250,more or less a trim build but ive got pretty broad shoulders (better be careful here or aron may start hitting on me) i tried out a bag with a 62" girth and that just wont work,im thinking the min is going to be 66". looking for down and i want it under lets say 25oz. lighter the better obviuosly. oh and a temp rating from 20 to 30* . im thinking a no hood bag is the way i want to go but the right hooded option would be fine to if it meets these peramiters. budget is 400 and under (just spent 1600+ on optics so thats whats left to spend right now) come on guys, i know you can help me out here.
 

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Montbell UL SS
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Kifaru slick bag are best for bigger guys from what I have found.
Not sure either one fits exactly within your spec, but pretty close.
Have you looked at those?
 
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slick bag is over 2 pounds , not sure on the ither one. ill look at it. but im finding these specs in my size a tough combo. really id like to be down around 20oz but that may not happen
 

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For your size can guarantee that your will be more than happy with the Montbell U.L SS # 3 It comes in at 25oz and the girth stretches to 81 inch's. I'm 6'4 and have very broad shoulders these bags are awesome. On the montbell website they list them for $359 for the #3 and 439 for the #1 15 degree bag. I have seen the #3 recently on sale I will try to find the website again but I think it was selling for 288
 
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sounds like a good bag at a good price. how does it pack down?
 

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It really is a good bag I will try to get a picture of it packed down. I have the #1 and recently sold the #3 to a friend . When I get home later I will take a picture of the #1 packed and will try to get my friend to send me a picture of the #3. The 3# packs down smaller of course. I know there are other here on rokslide that own one so maybe they have a pic of the #3

Also I ordered mine from Backcountry .com they will price match and have a great return policy.
 

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only problem w/WM is hard to get into under $500

Yep, going to have to find one in the classifieds.

LB, you will have a small weight penalty but my second choice would be the slick bag. Not down, but it's a hell of a bag.
 
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Slick bag was my first choice untill I started finding bags half the weight and packing smaller.realy I coud except more weight better than lager packed size,if that makes sense
 
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the black bag from the military 3 bag system. forget what they call it.
 
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yeti, how did you like the temp rating on that #3 bag? i sleep pretty warm and have a puffy jacket and merino to suppliment for low temps. lowest id probably ever see would be the 20's. think id be good?
 

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What about a woobie with a bivy sack? I guess size could be a factor. I am going to run that this summer/archery season.
 

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yeti, how did you like the temp rating on that #3 bag? i sleep pretty warm and have a puffy jacket and merino to suppliment for low temps. lowest id probably ever see would be the 20's. think id be good?

I sleep warm also and the #3 was good for me down to 20 'especiallyly if you layer, I only got the #1 because I was going to be in temps down to 10 degrees so instead of having three different bags I kept the #1 and sold the #3 (kinda thinking about buying another one ) now I just pack a quilt for most of my Cali hunting our just unzip the Montbell if I get too hot. I feel that the Monbell is the most like a quilt but with better draft protection.
 
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