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big and tall sleeping bags

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Turtle, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Turtle

    Turtle Monkey+

    Does anyone know where i can buy a cold weather sleeping bag suited for the " generously portionned " ? I'm willing to pay for for high quality value but like everyone i am on a budget...preferably under 150 $.

    any help is greatly appreciated :oops:)
  2. Theocrat

    Theocrat Monkey

    Sams or Costco had a nice oversized one last season, I bought two or three and have slept in one and I like it a lot. I am 6'-2" and 300 pounds so I would call that oversized. They have a nice water proof/resistant bottom. I checked sams and costcos website and I do not see the one I bought listed there. I will check next time I go there and see if they still have any. I will also check the make and model number tonight and get back with you on that.
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    a google of "Extra-large sleeping bags" turned of ones made by most of the manufactures, including Northface, which makes some really decent gear.
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    REI had a "Kit", years ago, that You, or your Lady friend, could sew up, that featured either Goose Down, or Synthetic Fluff...
    We bought a couple of these, and Momma sewed them up, with Synthertic Fluff on the Bottom, and Goose Down on the top.
    I believe they were "FrostLine Kits".... ..... You could make them any size you need..... YM & Size MV......
  5. Turtle

    Turtle Monkey+

    Thanks for the help ...i think i probably have it narrowed to 2 or 3 bags which i will pull the trigger on around xmas time.
  6. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    i like ging to cabelas "bargain cave " .. they also have a bargain cave on there website!
    You cant beat that REI return policey ...
  7. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Also 6'2" and finding a lengthy bag was a treat. Synthetic "0" bag sure beats my old lumpy cold spotted down bag. It was a mummy and was not very spacious. Before buying get in that thing and roll around a bit. Can you turn over easily or have room for your morning's clothes? I glued on some Velcro strips so exiting can be quick if necessary. Zipper still in place but paranoia makes me not want to use it.
  8. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Check out Alps Mountaineering. You can generally find them on sale for < $100.

    What you're looking for is width at the shoulder. But, don't get a "long" if you aren't tall. You don't want a bunch of dead space at the bottom of your bag...it's just more room that you have to heat up.

    One of the bags they have out now is made from a stretchy material so you can move around in it and get in the fetal pos. if that's how you sleep. I think it's pricey.

    Also check out the govt. auction site. They usually have new and used ECWS bags on there.
  9. Sherman

    Sherman Dog Eat Dog

    LL Bean is great for a lot of stuff, I have several bags (2 oversize) a tent and other gear. LL Bean offers a lifetime guarantee that is outstanding! I burned a whole in fleece vest, they fixed no charge, I broke a tent pole and ripped a whole in tent, they fixed no charge. I use one of my bags every night for 15 yrs, still holding up! talk about value
  10. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Thread drift alert:
    What I'd like to find is a mummy bag 96 inches long with a zipper on the top going down the middle (center of torso, from the neck down) so I don't have to perform acrobatics to zip up or get outta the dang bag.

    There was one I saw on line a couple years ago that was like a big fluffy jumpsuit.
    Think sleeping bag with arms & legs. I'd settle for that if I could ever find it again.
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    NotSoSneaky likes this.
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Catheter down your leg?;)
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Motorman's helper?
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Don't know that one.
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I am 65 years old and have worn a Bard-McGuire male urinal since I was 4" You would think he would have figured out the process at some time in-between:eek: ...
  18. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

  19. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Um, that was a direct quote from a customer at the last link.... not me....:p
  20. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    did anyone else read the reviews on this urinal thingy...
    One yahoo said "its ok but most rubber sheath urinals"

    Is there a bunch more on the market ... y am i just finding out about this ????

    This maybe one of the most informative threads on this hole website.....

    Thank you MEN ....
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