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Posted: 8/17/2017 11:10:16 PM EDT
So I'm going to take a Rifle class from Rockwell tactical next month and it is a over night class. Meaning I need to get a sleeping bag/pad for the class (already have a tent)

I'm really new to sleeping bags and kinda been doing rescreach but I still have no idea what to get.

I'm a big guy 6'3 285lb (yes I know I'm fat), and the average temp for September in my area is 40°F - 48°F at night.

PLEASE help me pick something out, I just want something comfortable and under $125.00 if possible, If I need to go higher in price let me know.

Thanks!!
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 12:37:49 AM EDT
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I'd look at sierra trading post, campmor, or REI outlet/garage or whatever they are calling it now. You'll likely need a long.  If you want the bag and pad for <125 it will probably be heavier but if you're not backpacking it's not a big deal
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 12:50:29 AM EDT
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This has always served us well.  Have a few of them.  6 3 fits fine.  Its 100% cotton soa till breathes and you dont slip and slide in it.

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Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:57:12 AM EDT
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I'd look at sierra trading post, campmor, or REI outlet/garage or whatever they are calling it now. You'll likely need a long.  If you want the bag and pad for <125 it will probably be heavier but if you're not backpacking it's not a big deal
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I am backpacking.... 
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:58:25 AM EDT
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This has always served us well.  Have a few of them.  6 3 fits fine.  Its 100% cotton soa till breathes and you dont slip and slide in it.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00363PSKK
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I was thinking something a little bit lighter... 7.5lb is going to kill me 
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:35:15 AM EDT
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Cheap:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Exxel-Everest-Mummy-5F-15C-Degree-Sleeping-Bag/2581360

Expensive:
http://www.elitesurvival.com/sleeping-bags/recon-3-sleeping-bag/

Both are mummy bags and will be tight for your size but given your temps, its not like you will have to zip them up over your head.  They are easily comfortable with your shoulder area unzipped down to 40~50 degrees. If your backpacking these are what I recommend.  I own, and have used both, a lot.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:05:53 AM EDT
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Marmot 32f trestles (I've used this into 20s) and weighs under 3 lbs
Or
Slumberjack 40f dridown.

Watch woot.com for the slumberjack bags. The dridown bag we got for my daughter was 70$. Under 3 lbs. Lots of features to.


Both bags we're under your budget.


Eta:

Woot has the 40f sojourn in regular and long for under 70$ .
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 8:20:18 AM EDT
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I was thinking something a little bit lighter... 7.5lb is going to kill me 
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This has always served us well.  Have a few of them.  6 3 fits fine.  Its 100% cotton soa till breathes and you dont slip and slide in it.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00363PSKK
I was thinking something a little bit lighter... 7.5lb is going to kill me 
Yeah didnt realize you are backpacking.  Thats really changes it.  Oersonally for a one night trip I woukd just order the Exxel Everest mummy bag from Walmart.  Its like $25 and you could easily return it if it doesnt fit.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:59:14 AM EDT
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I know most of these will be out of your budget but if I was you I would just pony up the cash and get a quilt.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:37:14 PM EDT
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Cheap:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Exxel-Everest-Mummy-5F-15C-Degree-Sleeping-Bag/2581360

Expensive:
http://www.elitesurvival.com/sleeping-bags/recon-3-sleeping-bag/

Both are mummy bags and will be tight for your size but given your temps, its not like you will have to zip them up over your head.  They are easily comfortable with your shoulder area unzipped down to 40~50 degrees. If your backpacking these are what I recommend.  I own, and have used both, a lot.
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I like the look of the recon, I think I'll order one and try it out
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 9:01:23 PM EDT
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This might be a good low cost alternative.  Not sure about the size, though.

http://store.oldgrouch.biz/usmipaslbag.html
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 9:17:06 PM EDT
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This might be a good low cost alternative.  Not sure about the size, though.

http://store.oldgrouch.biz/usmipaslbag.html
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This.  I'm going backpacking in CO in early Sept and expect temps in the 30s overnight.  I'm bringing the green patrol bag with a bag liner.  Will also be in a tent.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 9:24:13 PM EDT
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I use a sungpak jungle bag.  It has a built in bug net to zip all in.  Best part is it will stuff into a bag the size of a coconut.  "Travel light freeze at night" is a mantra I go by.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:47:30 PM EDT
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Worse part about a sleeping bag is getting out of it! Unless it gets really cold I stay away from them.

I use a wool pullover and wool blanket. Leave you cloths on take boots off. Then when you wake up pull on boots and socks and your ready to go still have on your warm wool pullover. They will keep you warm trust me I use to use mine to shovel snow in North Dakota t-shirt wool pullover pants/ wool underwear and gloves in -20 deg weather.

Wool Pullover these are great!
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 6:34:53 PM EDT
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Look for a big Agnes sleeping bag, check Sierra traders and campmor.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 6:43:35 PM EDT
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Can't beat Internet pricing, especially clearances.

That said, when I buy a bag, I'm one of those people who has to lay down in it and thrash around some, in the middle of the store.  You may find that the shoulders or hips of one bag are cut too tight for the way you lay, and that another bag is more comfortable, or that you NEED the long version, or ...
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 11:53:34 PM EDT
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So I'm going to take a Rifle class from Rockwell tactical next month and it is a over night class. Meaning I need to get a sleeping bag/pad for the class (already have a tent)

I'm really new to sleeping bags and kinda been doing rescreach but I still have no idea what to get.

I'm a big guy 6'3 285lb (yes I know I'm fat), and the average temp for September in my area is 40°F - 48°F at night.

PLEASE help me pick something out, I just want something comfortable and under $125.00 if possible, If I need to go higher in price let me know.

Thanks!!
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Blankets from your house are free and you know how comfortable they will be.

It's an overnight, you'll make it even if you have to sleep in your car...
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 11:56:10 PM EDT
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I like the look of the recon, I think I'll order one and try it out
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You might like the look but it's only 32" wide..... these are made for skinny folks-I'm not overweight by any means and I have a bag this size and I feel pretty cramped in it.
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