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jwmiller39
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03/30/2022 08:25AM  
Anyone ever use one of big agnes side sleeping bags? Looking for some first hand reviews. They look like a nice alternative for someone who sleeps about half the night on my side. They also look like they're a little more roomy than a traditional mummy bag but smaller than a bigger rectangular style bag, which I like.

Would love some first hand reviews from anyone thats used the side sleeper
 
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03/30/2022 06:42PM  
I don't have that one, but I DO have the Torchlight which I find awesome for side sleeping. Small, lightweight, warm, room for your knees.
BA torchlight

I have the camp 30(not down) and the 20degree bag (down) and love them both.
 
fraxinus
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04/01/2022 04:12PM  
JW, I'm a side sleeping/roll around sleeper and the Big Agnes system gives me the best sleep I've had in a tent, you can move, flip over etc. without having to "bring the bag" with you I have a 40 degree Yampa, a 15 degree Lost Ranger, and a 0 degree Anvil Horn. The only issue that I have is that the temp ratings, at least for me, (I could probably be classified as a cold sleeper), don't seem to be accurate. They could do a better job of baffling the down so that it doesn't shift around and produce cold spots. In the 15 degree bag, I start to get uncomfortable when the temps hit the low 30's or so, could just be me? The bags have nice features, like a draft tube around the neck and the zipper, and like I said, I've never slept better in a sleeping bag, I don't understand why other brands don't mimic a system that locks your sleeping bag to your bag. I'd say go for it.
 
04/01/2022 08:48PM  
Have you thought of trying a quilt? I have Enlightened Equipment and a Katabatic gear quilts and they do a great job for me as a side sleeper.
 
04/02/2022 10:00AM  
Koonie: "Have you thought of trying a quilt? I have Enlightened Equipment and a Katabatic gear quilts and they do a great job for me as a side sleeper. "

+1
 
04/04/2022 09:37AM  
I can't help ya jwmiller39. I don't have one.
I am a big fan of the BA system bag/pad combination, fall asleep on my back but turn on my side in the nite. Never a problem as the integrated pad keeps the bag from turning with me.
Seems like a solution looking for a problem. Could get chilly if ya turn over to the other side and put the compressed insulation on top.
If you do buy a Sidewinder I'd be interested in your thoughts after using it.

butthead
 
ScottL
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04/04/2022 10:18AM  
I haven't used this particular BA bag but last year I made the switch to the BA Anvil Horn 30, which is one of their integrated bags. I used in on my Boundary Waters trip last June, as well as on a rafting trip in Utah and a backpacking trip and I became a fan of the integrated system that keeps me and my bag on my sleeping pad as I rotate from back to side to stomach and back again during the night.
 
tashit
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04/06/2022 02:19PM  
jwmiller39: "a little more roomy than a traditional mummy bag but smaller than a bigger rectangular style bag, which I like."

I have not used any BA bags, but this is the reason my wife and I both have the Nemo 'spoon' style bags. We love them.

Nemo Disco 15
 
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