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Tall People Gear


Adam Brown
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I'm going on a backpacking trip in the next year and I am looking for a sleeping bag and good websites to help my search

P.S. I am tight on money

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I'm going on a backpacking trip in the next year and I am looking for a sleeping bag and good websites to help my search

P.S. I am tight on money

You can never go wrong with http://rei.com

Great products and lots of info from folks who know what they are doing.

when I was starting out and didn't have a lot of money I used to stop by a local military surplus to search for deals!

Gary M

Olathe, Kansas

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I think your profile said you're from SC on the beach - Charleston or Myrtle Beach I assume? If so you have a few decent outfitter options that I know of in that area.

First, I would rec you visit some informative sleeping bag specialists with wide selections of various sized sleeping bags such as Feathered Friends and Western Mountaineering paying attention to their different sleeping bag sizes compared to how they match up with your body measurements - shoulders, hips, and feet girths. For example I'm 6'4" and I need long length sleeping bags and quilts but I'm med width across the shoulders and thin framed so I can fit into some of the narrower bags but no less than 59" in shoulder girth. Think about how various shaped bags -mummy, rectangular, semi rec, etc fit your body and sleeping style(toss and turner, back/side/stomach sleeper etc). Then visit outfitters and demo bags - lie down, roll around, zip em up, cinch hoods, etc

Then comes the buying. SC is not the absolute best place IMHO to find great deals on the highest quality sleeping bags but check out the SC outfitters and Sierra Trading Post once you've narrowed down your choices based on your finances.

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Big Agnes tents and The Mount Hardware Optic series are nice and long (I'm 6'2 but tend to sleep with my arms above me). I'm also running a Western Mountaineering Alpinlite in the 6'6" version and it's as if it was custom-made for me. How tall are you??? I can second REI. :)

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Kelty makes some cheap down sleeping bags. They're not the best quality, but get the job done. I'm 6' and have plenty of room to spare in their long 40 degree model.

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