/ Sleeping bag for the tall-ish (and how warm?)
I'm looking for a down sleeping bag for winter bothies and summer alpine bivies. I've been looking at the mountain equipment glacier 750 and there are two options, the normal version which suits a maximum height of 185cm or the 'xl' version which suits those up to 200cm in height. Now I am pretty much exactly 185cm, so wasn't sure whether the normal version would be quite big enough. Does anyone else of a similar stature have any experience with this?
Also, is 750 fill about right for the uses that I stated above? I haven't been out in these conditions so don't really know what I need.
Thanks in advance!
Best thing of course is go to a shop and lie in one! Or at least pick an internet shop where returns and swaps aren't too expensive.
I've found the comfort limit ratings now used with CE standard very good, so if ME says the bag you're interested in is good to -12, then I'd trust it to that. I would imagine for scottish winter nights that's plenty particularly if you're bothying.
I'm about 186cm and have the standard length mountain equipment dewline. It just about fits, but couldn't get away with being any smaller.
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